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6 Reasons Why Disposable Diapers are a Cost and Judes Family is an Investment

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With Judes, you'll rethink the whole diapering concept.

The Tesla of the Diaper Industry

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

Judes is challenging the entire diaper industry.

Judes cloth diapers offer clear advantages over disposable diapers, without the drawbacks of typical cloth diapers.

They are significantly more sustainable, healthier in the short and long term, save parents time, and have the potential to save up to €3,000 per child. They are also easier to use than conventional cloth diapers.

Disposable diapers are surprisingly expensive per child

Shopping is not only exhausting, but parents also spend a lot of money on common diaper brands.

Children diaper-trained with disposable diapers often take significantly longer to become diaper-free compared to those using cloth diapers. Nearly one in four children need them for 4 years or more. Thus, after just 3 years, the cost is about 3,000€, and after 4 years, it reaches 4,000€.

By the way: We haven't even considered the costs for society and future generations due to the waste here.

Judes Compared to Cloth Diapers

Judes costs are significantly lower

Even when taking washing costs into account, Judes are significantly more affordable.

For example, the washing costs for our largest set are only €150 for the entire typical diapering period with Judes.

By the way: You don't need expensive disposable diaper products like wet wipes for Judes. You receive all that in your set - but sustainable and made from natural materials.

How We Calculated the Costs

Save Resources with Judes for Your Child's Generation

These might not be costs that you bear directly. However, they are costs that arise – especially for the generation of your child and grandchildren. The data is clear. Even including the manufacturing and washing of Judes cloth diapers, compared to disposable diapers you save on average after 3 years of diapering:

  • 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 cloth diapers, really?

Judes are an investment in your child's health.

We perceive Judes as a long-term investment that pays off multifold for both parents and their child.

To give you a few examples:

  • With Judes, your child often experiences fewer sore or dry spots on their skin. This saves both time and nerves.
  • With Judes, your child becomes independent sooner, as they can go to the toilet on their own at an earlier stage. This is a fundamental act of autonomy when it comes to the basic need of using the restroom, which makes your child more self-reliant and confident in the long run.
  • Judes promote "wide wrapping", which is especially beneficial for the natural development of the hips.

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Why Judes Are Healthy

Diaper-Free Sooner with Judes Family

Studies show that children using disposable diapers need to be diapered for a longer period.

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

We also discovered that nearly one in four children are diapered for longer than 4 years, many even beyond 5 years (with disposable diapers).

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

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Potty train earlier with Judes Family

Judes cloth diapers have a high resale value.

Judes cloth diapers are often resold second hand for about 70% of the original purchase price.

Not to forget: You can reuse Judes for another child or sell them used. This makes diapering with Judes even more affordable than using disposable diapers.

Our Diapering Coaching

While disposable diaper manufacturers benefit more the longer your child needs their diapers, we're here to support you in potty training your child.

Included in your Judes set is our coaching. After your purchase, you will gain access, so you can always reach out with any questions about diapering with Judes, diaper-free time, and potty training.

Many parents report feeling very well cared for and are glad they can always contact us.

For us, it's essential that our interests align with your interests as a mom or dad.

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 Great Articles That Shed Light on Disposable Diapers

The Guardian

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

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Huffington Post

"Disposable diapers are a nightmare for the planet."

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

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What sets Judes apart from other diapers?

You can read about it here. In 5 minutes, you'll know whether Judes is right for you or not.

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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 Choose Judes?

Simple in Daily Life
Changing as easy as disposable diapers, thanks to sewn-in inserts and flexible Velcro.
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Diaper-Free Sooner
Babies get 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, 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, there is hardly any waste.
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How does it work? Simple.

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

Changing - Inserting Poo Paper


Change like disposable diapers.

Disposing - Applying the diaper


Dispose of the Judes Poo Paper.

Washing - Taking off the diaper


Hygienically wash with the Judes Wetbag.

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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.

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