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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.

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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More Info on Judes' Survey

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.

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

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 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

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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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