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It is important to us that in the manufacturing of Judes...

...the highest ethical and sustainable standards are upheld.

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Every single disposable diaper since 1949 still exists.

The most recommended cloth diaper since 2021 in the German-speaking area - 20,000 parents are diapering with Judes - Judes Babies have already prevented over 117,000kg of plastic waste The most recommended cloth diaper since 2021 in the German-speaking area - 20,000 parents are diapering with Judes - Judes Babies have already prevented over 117,000kg of plastic waste

We use exclusively organic cotton.

Organic cotton is not only pesticide-free but also captures CO2. It is also skin-friendly and extremely absorbent. That's why we chose it as our material for the inner diaper.

By the way: Unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton is not artificially irrigated. The cotton thrives on rainwater.

Our Innovative Fabric is Woven for Us

Our fabric is a custom design that is not available anywhere else. Our weave is extremely thin and yet very absorbent. It is also soft on the skin.

Fair, Sustainable Manufacturing

We have our products manufactured by certified, globally recognized producers from Turkey and Pakistan. We know our manufacturers personally and have transparent insights into the working conditions.

Of course, only adults are employed there. Our manufacturer not only focuses on sustainability but also on fair wages for the workers.

A modern photovoltaic system is currently being constructed for the production hall to enable an autonomous, sustainable energy supply.

In the production and disposal of disposable diapers, environmental issues arise.

The production of disposable diapers uses a lot of water and energy. At the same time, disposal is problematic.

Disposable diapers cannot be recycled. They are thrown away with the household trash and incinerated - but not completely. In fact, the chemicals in disposable diapers are poorly incinerated.

What remains after the incineration of disposable diapers is toxic ash and slag. This hazardous waste is stored in former mines or exported abroad.

Environmentalists fear that over time, toxins could leak into our groundwater. In Germany's largest repository, the hazardous waste started to burn in 2016. The fire could only be stopped by sealing the shaft with masonry.

By 2060, it is expected that the same repository will be full. The plan is then to seal the mine and leave the hazardous waste to its fate. After this point, the management of the hazardous waste landfill sees no need for further monitoring. But, at the latest in a few thousand years, the toxic masses would be released from the mine simply due to natural forces.

More Details on the Environmental Disaster of Disposable Diapers

If you want to know exactly what happens to disposed disposable diapers and what that means for future generations, you can find more details here (including sources):

Water consumption is higher with disposable diapers.

For each child, the use of disposable diapers results in a water consumption of approximately 55,500 liters of water.

In a study by the Environment Agency, researchers calculated a water usage of 53 liters for washing with an A energy efficiency class machine at 60°C per load. Thus, the washing of Judes cloth diapers results in a water consumption of 14,000 liters per child.

By the way, the production of Judes requires very little water, as we use organic cotton that is usually irrigated with rainwater.

Disposable diapers also have a higher energy consumption.

According to a study by the Environment Agency, disposable diapers consume 550 kg of CO₂ equivalents per child.

Washing Judes every 4 days for 3 years totals 274 kWh of electricity, which is approximately 133 kg of CO₂ equivalents.

By using Judes, you save about 420 kg of CO₂ equivalents.

By the way: Cotton naturally captures CO2. This further reduces the carbon footprint, which we haven't even included in this calculation.

High Costs of Disposable Diapers

On average, disposable diapers for a period of 3 years cost about €2,434 (based on an average from various diaper brands like Pampers and Lillydoo), and accessories add about €561 to this cost. That's a total of around €3,000.

However, many children are diapered with disposable diapers for longer than 3 years.

With Judes, you can save several thousand euros. And that's not even considering the societal costs of incinerating and disposing of disposable diapers.

Would you like to know how exactly we have calculated these costs? Then click on the button below:

To the Diaper Cost Comparison

Frequently Asked Questions about Judes

Our poo paper catches the stool. It separates the stool from the diaper and is then disposed of - like with disposable diapers.


Our Poo Paper is thin paper made from cellulose. It is completely compostable.


Tip: As long as you baby isn't eating solid food yet, you can diaper without our Poo Paper.

We have designed Judes in a way that makes washing and drying as easy as possible.

You collect the used Judes in our diaper bag. When you want to wash them, you put the diaper bag in the washing machine along with the diapers.

This means that you don't need to touch the used Judes again. The Judes diapers automatically come out of the diaper bag during the wash cycle.

Washing takes 15 minutes per week (including hanging up and taking down).

This is similar to the amount of time required to buy, put away and throw out disposable diapers.

We have conducted a survey with over 2,000 parents. Several of them changed using disposable diapers, other with Judes. The result: Judes were shown to be less time-consuming (circa 20 minutes per week) than disposable diapers (circa 30 minutes per week).

Also: Children become diaper-free on average 1 year earlier with Judes than with disposable diapers - this is also backed up by our survey. The research shows that the total diapering time with cloth diapers is shorter than with disposable diapers.

No, because Judes work similarly to disposable diapers. Our Poo Paper catches your baby's stools. When taking off the diaper, you can remove the stool very easily from the inner diaper. Like with disposable diapers, you simply throw the Poo Paper away with it's contents inside.

The inner diaper goes in the diaper bag. If the diaper bag is full, you put it in the washing machine with the diapers inside. This means that you don't have to hold the used diapers a second time. Judes diapers automatically come out of the diaper bag in the wash.

Everything gets cleaned out hygienically in the washing machine.

By the way: Storing diapers in our diaper bag is odor neutral. This amazing many people because disposable diapers are renowned for their stench. This is because disposable diapers are kept in an air-tight in diapers bags in diaper buckets. This leads to unbearable smells in your home. Our diaper bags, in which used diapers stay until the next wash, allows air to circulate so that the bathroom remains odor neutral.

Many of our parents even said that Judes hold up better than the disposable diapers that they used to use.

Why is that?

The superabsorbent polymers used in disposable diapers can store a lot of moisture, just not quickly. Therefore, with heavy wetters or milk stools, a portion of the liquid drips off an leaks away.

Organice cotton naturally absorbs extremely quickly, so that Judes also hold up well with heavy wetters and milk stools.

We use an innovative weave, which is extremely absorbent. Judes hold up so well, that they can be worn both during the day and the night. Additonally, both our inner diaper and covers have cuffs at the back and the legs, which act as a double barrier.

No, with Judes, clothes fit in normal sizes.

A slim fit was super important to use in the development of Judes. The material for our inner diaper is weaved specially for us: it is especially thin and still absorbent! Thus, we have managed to ensure that Judes do not make as bulky a diaper butt as many other cloth diapers. To be fair, though, it must be said that Judes still have more volume than a disposable diaper. For the vast majority of Babies who tested Judes, the normal pants size still fitted.



Judes are definitely noticeably thinner than other cloth diapers.

Our promise is that you will not need an instruction manual. With Judes, nothing needs to be folded or pressed, it's all self-explanatory. This is exactly what we founded Judes for.

Yes, it's very easy.


Judes are designed to be both leak-proof and space-saving. Thus, you can store the used Judes in our small diaper bag and then wash them at home with the rest of the diaper laundry. Daycares also like to use Judes.

3 Great Articles That Shed Light on Disposable Diapers

The Guardian

"Disposable diapers are one of the biggest factors of environmental pollution worldwide."

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Huffington Post

"Disposable diapers are a nightmare for the planet."

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Mirror

"Various harmful substances have been found in disposable diapers from Europe."

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What Sets Judes Apart from Other Diapers?

You'll find out here. In 5 minutes, you'll know whether Judes are right for you or not.

The 14 Advantages of Judes Over Disposable Diapers

And why Judes even saves you time

Switch to Judes vs. Disposable Diapers

The 12 Advantages of Judes Over Cloth Diapers

And for whom Judes are not the right choice

Cloth Diapers vs. Judes Family

The 11 Most Common Beliefs About Cloth Diapers

And why they don't apply to Judes

Dispelling the Myths

How it all began and why it almost failed

A Rollercoaster Ride

To Our Story

Judes is the most recommended cloth diaper

in Germany and Austria since 2021.

The most recommended cloth diaper since 2021 in the German-speaking area - 20,000 parents are diapering with Judes - Judes Babies have already prevented over 117,000kg of plastic waste The most recommended cloth diaper since 2021 in the German-speaking area - 20,000 parents are diapering with Judes - Judes Babies have already prevented over 117,000kg of plastic waste

Why Judes?

Simple in Daily Life
Changing is as easy as with disposable diapers, thanks to the sewn-in inserts and flexible Velcro.
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Earlier Potty Training
Babies become potty trained nearly 1 year earlier with Judes.
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Slim on Baby's Bottom
Clothes fit in normal sizes due to our fabric innovation.
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Healthy Skin
Breathable, silky soft organic cotton instead of plastic on the skin.
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1 Ton Less Plastic
The truth about disposable diapers is shocking. With Judes, hardly any waste is produced.
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How does it work? Simply.

In three steps, you save 1 ton of plastic waste.

Changing - Inserting the Poo Paper

Changing

Change like disposable diapers.

Disposal - Putting on the diaper

Disposal

The Judes Poo Paper is disposed of.

Washing - Taking off the diaper

Washing

Hygienically wash with the Judes Wetbag.

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Which set is right for me?

And how much plastic, CO2, water, and money can I save with Judes? To find out, start the Set Finder: Answer a few questions and we'll tell you what your impact with Judes is.

Would you like to try out Judes with no obligation?

Then our Trial Set is perfect for you. With the Trial Set, you can test Judes cloth diapers for 100 days. And if you don’t find it easy, you will get your money back - that’s our promise to you.

Try Out the Judes Family Sample Set

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