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The 11 Most Common Myths About Cloth Diapers

and why they don't apply to Judes.

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The Diaper of the 21st Century

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

Are Cloth Diapers Really More Sustainable Than Disposable Diapers?

The data is clear. Even including the manufacturing and washing of Judes cloth diapers, after 3 years of diapering, you will have saved on average:

  • Over 40,000 liters of water.
  • Over 1,000 kg of plastic waste.
  • Over 400 kg of CO2 equivalents.
  • Approximately 2,000€ in diapering costs.

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How sustainable are Judes Family's cloth diapers really?

Is it not complicated?

We ourselves were once frustrated by complicated systems. That's why we founded Judes.

With Judes, there is no need for complicated stuffing, folding, and washing out. The entire concept of Judes is centered around one goal: Simplicity in everyday life!

We assert: When you look at the whole picture, diapering with Judes is even easier than with disposable diapers.

Do you want to know exactly what the advantages of Judes are compared to disposable diapers? Then click on the button below:

Compare Judes With Other Cloth Diapers

Is it not time-consuming?

Many find this surprising:

Washing Judes takes 15 minutes per week (with a dryer, only 4 minutes).

For disposable diapers, you need an average of 30 minutes per week when considering shopping and taking out the trash.

This is the result of a survey we conducted with thousands of parents who use disposable diapers.

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Save Time with Judes

Doesn't Diapering sustainably diapers take longer?

Yes, changing with Judes takes about 5 seconds longer. But overall, the diapering time is significantly shorter with Judes.

Studies show that children in disposable diapers need to be diapered for a longer time.

We then conducted our own study with more than 5,000 parents. The result: On average, children become diaper-free 8 months earlier with Judes than with disposable diapers.

We also found out: Nearly one in four children is diapered for more than 4 years, many even longer than 5 years (with disposable diapers).

This is the business model of disposable diaper manufacturers: The longer the children wet themselves, the more revenue they make.

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Potty train earlier with Judes Family

Is it not unhygienic?

Disposable diapers are made of polyester and polyester is less breathable than our organic cotton. Disposable diapers are also stored in air-tight diaper bags or pails, leading to unbearable odors in the home.

Our Poo Paper catches the poop and is disposed of.

Our diaper bag, where the used diapers stay until laundry day, is not air-tight. The air circulation keeps the odors neutral in a natural way.

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Why Judes are especially hygienic

Isn't it inconvenient when out and about?

Indeed, Judes cloth diapers can be wonderfully used on the go, at daycare, or while traveling.

Daycares are enthusiastic about Judes because they are so similar to handle as disposable diapers, and caregivers do not need to adjust to a new routine.

Many parents specifically buy Judes for long-distance travel so that they don't leave any waste from disposable diapers in vacation countries.

With our specially developed diaper bags, using Judes on the go is absolutely possible and easy.

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Judes are easy to use on the go

Do Cloth Diapers Provide a Good Leak Seal?

We can only speak for Judes: Our parents say that they hold up better than disposable diapers.

Why is that? The superabsorbent chemicals in disposable diapers can store a lot of moisture, but not quickly enough. As a result, the liquid often rolls off with torrential pee or splashy breast milk stool.

Judes are made from organic cotton - and cotton absorbs liquid extremely fast.

We have developed an innovative weave that is both thin and very absorbent. Judes provide leak protection for up to 12 hours and can also be used overnight.

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Why Judes Are So Leakproof

Do cloth diapers cause a bulky diaper bottom?

Indeed, many cloth diapers create a bulky bottom. This bothered us as parents and inspired us to develop Judes in a completely different way than other cloth diapers.

Thanks to the innovative weaving, Judes are not only extremely absorbent but also very thin, which makes them sleek and snug-fitting.

Why is this so important? Not only does your baby still fit into regular clothing sizes, but daily activities such as breastfeeding, sleeping, crawling, and playing are more comfortable for both mother and child.

Do you want to know exactly why Judes are so slim? Then click on the button:

Discover why Judes are so slim

My partner is against cloth diapers

We know the feeling. We have a solution for you:

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Why So Many Dads Love Judes

I understand the concern that cloth diapers might not work for us and we end up bearing the costs.

We, as parents ourselves, have experienced the feeling of being left alone after purchasing a large package of cloth diapers.

From this experience, it is important to us that we continue to support you after your purchase in accompanying your child through potty training.

Included in your Judes set is our coaching service. After your purchase, you'll gain access, allowing you to reach out at any time with questions about diapering with Judes, diaper-free time, and potty training. Many parents report feeling very well supported and are glad to have the opportunity to get in touch with us anytime.

It is important to us that our interests and your interests as a dad are aligned.

We need to choose either Judes cloth diapers or disposable diapers.

We have designed Judes to pair wonderfully with disposable diapers as well.

For instance, if your partner prefers to continue using disposable diapers, or if you use them for nighttime or while out and about, it's not a problem.

Judes are so similar in use to disposable diapers that no adjustment period is necessary.

For this purpose, we offer our "Part-Time" and "Small" sets.

"Judes and Disposable Diapers Combo"

Why Babies and Parents Love Judes

Our Poo Paper catches the baby's stools. It separates the stools from the diaper and is then disposed of - just like with disposable diapers.

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

Tip: As long as your baby isn't eating solid food yet, you can also omit our Poo Paper.

We designed Judes so that washing and drying are as easy as possible.

You collect the used Judes in our diaper bag. When you're ready to wash, you simply put our diaper bag along with the diapers into the washing machine. You don't need to touch the used Judes a second time. The Judes diapers will automatically come out of the diaper bag during the washing cycle.

You wash Judes normally at 60°C (140°F) and 1000 revolutions, like your household laundry. You can air dry them or use a dryer.

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

That is about as much time as shopping for, stocking, and disposing of disposable diapers.

We conducted a survey with over 2,000 parents. Some used disposable diapers, others used Judes. The result: The time spent with Judes was reported to be less (about 20 minutes a week) than with disposable diapers (about 30 minutes a week).

By the way: Children who use Judes typically become diaper-free almost 1 year earlier than children with disposable diapers - this is also the result of our survey. Research also suggests that diapering time with cloth diapers is shorter than with disposable diapers.

No, because it works similarly to disposable diapers. Our Poo Paper catches your baby's stools. When removing the diaper, the stools are easily separated from the inner diaper. Like a disposable diaper, you throw away the Poo Paper together with its content.

The inner diaper goes into the diaper bag. Once the diaper bag is full, you put it along with the diapers into the washing machine. Therefore, you don't have to handle the used diapers again. The Judes diapers come out of the diaper bag automatically during the wash cycle.

Everything gets hygienically cleaned in the washing machine.

By the way: Storing them in our diaper bag is odor-neutral. This surprises many because disposable diapers are known for their diaper stench. This is because disposable diapers are stored airtight in diaper sacks or diaper pails. This leads to unbearable odors in the house. Our diaper bag, in which the used diapers remain until washed, allows for air circulation, so the bathroom remains odor-free.

Many of our parents even report that Judes hold up better than the disposable diapers they used before.

Why is that?

The super-absorbing chemicals in disposable diapers can store a lot of moisture but not quickly. So, with heavy wetters or explosive breastfed baby stools, a portion of the liquid drips off and leaks away.

Organic cotton naturally absorbs extremely quickly, so Judes also provide good leak protection with milk stools and heavy wetting.

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

No, the normal size clothes fit with Judes.

A slim fit was very important to us when developing Judes. The fabric for our inner diapers is specially woven for us: It is exceptionally thin while also being 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. However, with most babies we tested Judes with, the regular pant size still fit.

Judes are definitely thinner than other cloth diapers.

With Judes, there's no folding or pressing necessary, it's all self-explanatory. That is exactly why we founded Judes.

Our standard is that you won't need an instruction manual.

Yes, it's very simple.

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 Good Articles that Shed Light on Disposable Diapers

The Guardian

"Disposable diapers are one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution in the world."

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Huffington Post

"Disposable diapers are a nightmare for the planet."

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Mirror

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

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Judes is the most recommended cloth diaper

in Germany and Austria since 2021.

Why Choose Judes Family?

Simple for Everyday Use
Switching is as easy as with disposable diapers, thanks to sewn-in liners and flexible hook-and-loop fasteners.
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Diaper-Free Sooner
Babies become potty trained nearly 1 year earlier with Judes.
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Slim on Baby's Bottom
Clothes fit in standard sizes, thanks to our fabric innovation.
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Healthy Skin
Breathable, velvety soft organic cotton instead of plastic against the skin.
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1 Ton Less Plastic
The truth about disposable diapers is shocking. With Judes, there is hardly any waste.
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How does it work? Simple.

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

Changing - Inserting the Poo Paper

Changing

Change like disposable diapers.

Disposing - Putting on the diaper

Disposing

The Judes Poo Paper is disposed of.

Washing - Taking off the diaper

Washing

Hygienically wash with the Judes Wetbag.

Which set is right for me?

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

Would you like to try Judes with no obligation?

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

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