Stash!

I got all my diapers together after a wash and took a picture! There are still a few more diapers that I am going to get now that we have found what works for us. I am so happy with our decision to switch to cloth. My only regret is that we didn’t start sooner. After all the research that I have done regarding disposable diapers I can say that I am honestly a little shocked that they can still make them! A recent report that I read at http://www.ecobaby.com/cloth.htm
states:

About 5 million tons of untreated body excrement, which may carry over 100 intestinal viruses, is brought to landfills via disposables. This may contribute to groundwater contamination and attract insects that carry and transmit diseases. In 1990, 18 billion disposables were thrown into United States landfills. Is it wise to use 3.4 billion gallons of oil and over 250,000 trees a year to manufacture disposables that end up in our already overburdened landfills? These disposables are not readily biodegradable. The paper must be exposed to air and sun to decompose. Thirty percent of a disposable diaper is plastic and is not compostable. Even if the rest of the diaper could be composted, these plants could only handle 400 of the 10,000 tons of diapers tossed in landfills EACH DAY, assuming they didn’t have to process any other compostable garbage. Biodegradable diapers have cornstarch added to the plastic to break it into tiny pieces. The pieces still end up in landfills.”

EW! So yay cloth! Since switching we have had one rash, which was all my fault(I left her in one too long). When we were using disposable we would get them weekly. I fell better knowing that it is a more environmentally sound choice. SO I leave you with some nice fluff pictures!

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Published in: on August 17, 2007 at 8:00 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. drool….i LOVE your stash!


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