June 11, 2011

Futuristic Cloth Diapers: What will they be like?

How do you think Cloth Diapers will have improved in 10 years?

Seems like a silly question doesn't it?  If we knew what to do and how to improve something we'd do it now right?

With cloth diapering, while we're all super in love with ours, as with any product or industry there's room for improvement.  Problem is, I'm having a hard time imagining the "cloth diapers of the future.Cloth Diapers have come so far in just the last ten years that it's really hard to see where they'll be in ten more years.

After thinking about this for a while, here are some ideas I have for what the future of cloth diapers might be like.
  • Constructed of a more waterproof and/or leakproof outer fabric, so that parents can literally be guaranteed they won't leak.
  • Improved durability.  Cloth Diapers able to withstand the wear and tear of multiple children and beyond.
  • Faster drying.  Perhaps textiles will improve so that diapers can be constructed of materials that are both safe for baby and dry with minimal energy consumption.
  • Improved absorbency.
  • Affordability.  Ideally cloth diapers of all shapes and sizes could be made affordable to all.
  • Stain Resistant?  Could it be that there would be a diaper that's completely stain resistant? That would be cool.
  • Self Washing.  (just kidding of course!)  But how sweet would that be, a self laundering diaper! Woot!
So what do you think?  There are already so many new brands, styles and improvements coming out each week.  Recently we've seen glow in the dark diapers, antibacterial wetbags, and of course the rise of the one-size.

How do you think that cloth diapers will have improved in ten years?