Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Call me "Crazy"...

I've been thinking a lot about ways that my family can live a more "green" and earth-friendly lifestyle, so (hold you breath!) I've decided to resurrect my cloth diapers. (gasp!) When I was pregnant with Alexandra I did hours and hours of research and invested in a great set of cloth diapers. Phillip and I felt that cloth diapering was the best option for our family and I must say, I LOVED IT!! Paper diapers definitely have their advantages: convenience, less bulky, um...that's all I can think of, and I have obviously used them for a lot of years. But, as I've been thinking about the advantages of cloth diapers: fewer diapers being mummifed in our land fills, no chemicals on my sweet baby's bottom, no blow-outs, saves $$, much much better for our environment, etc., I decided that it was time to make the switch. Yes, it's more time-consuming, yes, they can be a bit of a hassle, and can we say "poop-soup" when I wash them? But HOORAY! I feel like I'm doing my part to help conserve this beautiful earth the lord blessed us with.

Now that being said, don't give me a hard time if you see my baby in a paper diaper one of these days. I can't be perfect all the time!!

If your interested in what motivated me to loose my mind and step back a few decades, check out these educational links:
www.mother-ease.com/cloth-diapers/health
www.mother-ease.com/cloth-diapers/environment

PS: I know there are a lot of you out there doing your part to be more "green" (where did that term come from anyway?). I would LOVE to hear any ideas you have that I might be able to incorporate into my family!

1 comment:

wjmom said...

No advice, but kudos to you for using cloth diapers. I never understood why it was such a big deal to use them (which I did). You amaze me.