The other posters have replied to your posts very well and I dont want to repeat too much of it. I find it very sad that you would come onto a cloth nappy forum and make such a post without even intending to stick around and have an informed discussion. You have your views and thats fine, but they are largely either misinformed or outdated and you have no interest to even learn more about cloth nappies so that you can inform your clients at nursery correctly. I sincerely hope that you do not express these views to parents at your nursery, simply because you do not care to take the time to gain an understanding of what you're actually talking about
Disposables were not invented as a "healthier" alternative to cloth nappies (because they certainly are not). They were invented, around the same time as formula milk, in order to get mums out to work after the world wars in order to re-build the economy and replace many of the men who had died. They were "easier" since cloth nappies at the time required a lot more energy (soaking, time-consuming hand-washing, boiling, ironing etc) on the part of the mother, not because every generation upto then couldn't walk properly because of the amount of fabric around their bums.
at you taking 20 minutes to change a cloth nappy! Thats either a complete lie or you're not very well practised in your job as a nursery nurse. And if changing children using cloth nappies takes far too much time, then as the others have said, I'd be very concerened about your staffing levels
I find that disposables smell far worse than cloth nappies - in sposies, the smell is almost immediate due to the chemical reaction, with cloth, its only if the nappy is left on for far too long or if they need to be "stripped" (which is something most cloth using mums should know about, I wouldn't expect you to know about it though)
Did you expect to make your post here (and probably other cloth nappy forums) and for all of us to go "Oh! she's right! I will have to stop using cloth nappies as they are clearly so detrimental to my child! Thank you for the new information!"
Believe it or not, we have all made informed choices, which is a lot more than can be said for yourself. We have done our research and we even have the experience to back it up!! I'd really love it if you could come back and discuss this further, as we really are a lovely bunch of people and don't intend to slag or offend you. Its possible to have a meaningful debate about nappies but you have to be willing to open your mind a little too. Many of us may have had similar opions as yourself before we started using cloth and through discussion we have learnt far more about it, and IMO we're better off for it
No blue bins full of stinky nappies in summer...savings of hundreds of pounds for each child...no chemicals on our kiddie's bums...a little help towards our eco-conscience...and cute nappies to show off and love