Modern Cloth Diapers to Grow With a CAGR of 26.20% in the Forecast Period: Bonafide Research

Modern designs of cloth diapers, their advantage of re-using, and more effectiveness with no harsh chemicals are attracting Indian mothers.

​Cloth diaper is not a totally new concept to India; it is just a new avatar, which is very suitable and cool. Indians used to have soft “dhothi” pieces or muslin clothes tied around the kid and reused post-washing. But the cloth used to be bigger and not leak proof which could be a problem for today’s super-busy mom. Nowadays, four types of modern cloth diapers are available in the market such as pre-folds, fitted diapers, pocket diapers and all in one cloth diapers. Pre-fold is the simplest and cheapest option out there. Fitted diapers are very absorbent diapers that have several snaps. They are already shaped to fit baby. Whereas all in one cloth diapers are similar to pocket diapers, they have all the layers in them. The difference is that the absorbent layers are simply sewn into them.

According to recently published report of Bonafide Research “India Diaper Market Outlook, 2021”, the market for cloth diapers is poised to grow at a CAGR of 26.20% in the period between 2015 and 2021. Today’s modern cloth diapers have been developed to keep the baby dry with a soft suede fabric lining on the diapers or inserts that wicks the moisture away from baby's bottom and are just as absorbent as disposables but without the harsh chemicals.

There are numerous reasons as to why cloth diapers sales will increase in the forecast period. Modern designs of cloth diaper are just as effective and comfortable as the disposable variety. Disposable diapers are used once then end up in a landfill with the majority not being biodegradable. Although cloth diapers are a large initial upfront cost, the cost is spread out over continued use. If the parent is planning on having more than one baby they can save the cloth diapers for future use also. Moreover, disposable diapers contain many nasty chemicals. Even the “eco-friendly” disposable diapers contain Sodium Polacrylate which was actually banned from being used in tampons because of its link to Toxic Shock Syndrom.

Today’s modern cloth diapers can be adjusted to the size of the baby, and in effect the trouble is that much less. The stay-dry options are preferred by many parents for health and comfort reasons. Modern cloth diapers come in various colors and prints and are very presentable even for outdoors. When cloth diapers are washed and rinsed properly in hot water they are the most hygienic system available for diapering. These modern cloth diapers are not yet a popular selling product on retail shops and are mostly available online. The ones that are making a mark in the Indian market are cloth diapers from Bumchum. There are several more brands which can be procured through online sites like amozon, ebay or babyshop websites like firstcry.