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Why babies with Judes become diaper-free earlier

And why children in disposable diapers are now often diapered for 4 years and longer

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It's normal for children to need diapers until they are 4 years old. Isn't it?

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.

Current Research Status

Current research indicates that children are becoming potty trained significantly later since disposable diapers have become common in our society.

A larger meta-study concluded that children in disposable diapers tend to achieve dryness later. The eight studies examined show a correlation between disposable diapers and delayed continence in children.

Beth and Shefaa go a bit further in their study, discovering that the convenience of disposable diapers and training pants likely leads some parents to postpone toilet training.

The Disposable Diaper Industry's Interests

We prefer to talk about ourselves rather than other diapers. Nonetheless, we find it important to also highlight the health downsides of disposable diapers:

Every industry, every manufacturer, and every brand has its own interests. And each is influenced by those interests, whether consciously or subconsciously.

The super absorbents in diapers are now so "effective" that they almost always feel dry. We believe this is one of the reasons why children are potty training so much later today. Children can't tell when they've wet their diapers.

Disposable diaper manufacturers benefit when your child takes longer to become diaper-free.

Diaper-free Sooner with Judes Family

Children who wear Judes or combine them with disposable diapers often become potty trained 2 years earlier than those using disposable diapers alone (on average nearly 1 year earlier).

This is because children wearing Judes receive natural biofeedback from which they learn. Disposable diapers are designed to always feel dry. This means that children using disposable diapers tend to become diaper-free much later.

Our Survey with Over 3,000 Parents

We conducted a survey with over 3,000 parents. Some used disposable diapers, while others used Judes. The result is clear:

On average, children with Judes become diaper-free 8 months earlier.

Interestingly, 23% of children diapered with disposable diapers are in diapers for 3.5 years or longer (that's about one in every four children). Less than 1% of the children with Judes were diapered for more than 4 years.

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Support on Equal Terms with Judes

We believe that it's important to treat even a small person as we would like to be treated ourselves. This includes changing a child regularly and at short intervals, so they do not sit in their waste for too long.

Disposable diapers are designed so that the child does not notice when they have soiled the diaper. This leads to them being changed comparatively less often. This is also a reason why disposable diapers often result in sore spots on the skin.

With Judes, your child receives a natural bio-feedback. When they have soiled the diaper, they give you signs, and you can change the diaper immediately. This also accelerates the process of becoming dry.

Diaper-Free Even Earlier with Elimination Communication

If you're interested, you can practice what is known as "elimination communication" or "diaper-free" with Judes. Cloth diapers are especially well-suited for this practice. Thanks to the wetness feedback from Judes, your child retains a sense of when they are wetting the diaper. This makes it easier for the child to communicate when they want to be held over the potty. Many parents report that their children have become diaper-free much earlier through practicing elimination communication.

If you decide on Judes, you will gain access to our diapering coaching. Feel free to reach out to us for tips on elimination communication as well.

Our Diapering Coaching

We, as parents, have personally experienced being left on our own after purchasing a large pack of cloth diapers.

From this experience, it's important to us that we continue to support you after your purchase in helping your child to become potty trained.

Included in your Judes set is our coaching. After your purchase, you will receive access, allowing you to reach out to us at any time with questions on topics such as diapering with Judes, diaper-free practices, and potty training. Many parents report feeling very well-supported and are glad to be able to contact us at any time.

It's important to us that our interests and your interests as a parent are aligned.

How Diapering Coaching Works

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 insightful articles on disposable diapers

The Guardian

"Disposable diapers are one of the greatest factors contributing to world 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 Makes Judes Different From Other Diapers?

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

The 14 Benefits of Judes Over Disposable Diapers

And why Judes even saves you time

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

The 11 Most Common Myths About Cloth Diapers

And why they don't apply to Judes

Busting 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 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

Why Choose Judes?

Simply in everyday life
Changing as easy as disposable diapers, thanks to sewn-in inserts and flexible velcro.
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Diaper-free sooner
Babies with Judes become dry almost 1 year earlier.
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Slim fit on baby's bottom
Clothes fit in normal sizes, thanks to our fabric innovation.
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Healthy skin
Breathable, velvety 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’s hardly any waste.
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How does it work? Simple.

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

Changing - Inserting the Poo Paper


Change like disposable diapers.

Disposal - Putting on the diaper


Dispose of the Judes Poo Paper.

Washing - Taking off the diaper


Hygienically wash with the Judes Wetbag.

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