Benefits Of Disposable Cotton Diapers For Newborn Babies

Are you welcoming a newborn to your family? At the top of many parents’ “must have” list of essential baby items are disposable diapers. But what kind should you choose? Many brands available in stores are 100% plastic*, leading parents to look for a better solution. At Kudos, we make a disposable cotton diaper that combines the benefits of cloth with the convenience of disposable.

Kudos baby diaper with cotton touching baby skin

Top benefits of Kudos disposable cotton diapers:


The Kudos 100% cotton liner is the only thing touching your newborn’s sensitive skin. No plastic. Just the soft feel of chlorine-free cotton. Although many diapers feel soft and “cottony,” typical disposable diapers use non-breathable plastic materials like polypropylene on both the cover (outermost layer) and liner (innermost layer). This means that the soft material you feel is actually plastic touching your baby’s bum all day and night.

Curious about why cotton wins over plastic for a comfortable baby diaper? Read The Benefits of Using Cotton Diapers for Baby’s Sensitive Bum.

Newborn baby with dark hair lying on a white blanket with a white disposable diaper


Kudos cotton diapers are hypoallergenic, meaning they are free of the things that can irritate a baby’s skin. No fragrance, no harsh chemicals, no latex. 

Curious about why a hypoallergenic diaper might be the right choice for your baby? Read Understanding the Risk of Allergies in Babies.


Kudos 100% cotton liners absorb 7x more excess moisture than leading diaper brands liners do. And just behind that absorbent cotton is our DoubleDry Tech ™  absorbent diaper technology that works two ways to absorb moisture and keep it locked in the Kudos diaper core. Featuring thousands of tiny flexible funnels, the top layer of DoubleDry helps moisture flow away from the skin. The top layer makes it difficult for moisture to return to baby’s skin (ever try pouring water the wrong way into a funnel?), helping keep sensitive skin on baby’s bum dry. 

Why is it important to move moisture away from baby’s skin? Because moisture held against the skin is one of the leading causes of diaper rash. Curious about what else causes  irritation and how to cure diaper rash? Read Understanding Diaper Rash and How To Prevent It.

One Year Old baby walking barefoot in the grass wearing a white disposable diaper

Environmentally friendly 

Most disposable diapers are made from petroleum-derived plastics. At Kudos, we are pushing the diaper industry to use more sustainably-sourced materials. Typical disposable diapers make use of polypropylene and polyester in the liner, backsheet, and fluid distribution layer. These plastics use significantly more energy to harvest raw materials and process them into soft fibers, compared to using plants as raw materials. Kudos disposable cotton diapers include carbon-negative green nonwoven materials in addition to our 100% cotton liner, which uses ¼ the energy per spun fiber to produce, compared to polyester.

Curious about why making diapers from plants is a more environmentally friendly way to diaper? Read Are Disposable Cotton Baby Diapers Good For The Environment to learn more.

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*With the exception of the cellulose (tree) fluff in the core of the diaper, nearly every standard diaper component is made from plastic.


Ecological Footprint and Water Analysis of Cotton, Hemp and Polyester: 

Life Cycle Assessment of Green PE from Braskem:


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About the author

Mom of 3 and an engineer-by-trade. Emily is leading up diaper engineering at Kudos and pushing the industry to be more sustainable. Whether the topic is diapers, babies, or Mama Earth, she's on a mission to find and share the best info there is to offer. Engineer and mama by day. Blogger by night.

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