Friday, January 2, 2009

Our Cloth Diaper Jouney

It all started in May 2008 when I got an email from amazon.com stating that they were now carrying something called "gdiapers", and they thought I might be interested since I had bought baby stuff from them before. Usually I ignore emails like that, but this one caught my attention. I started reading, and I learned that your normal disposable diaper spends 500 years in a landfill. Holy cow!

I am probably like most parents out there, and I hadn't even thought of using cloth diapers. It just wasn't an option. Who wants to swish poopy stuff in the toilet or deal with diaper pins and rubber pants? But when I heard about gdiapers, it just changed my way of thinking completely. Cloth diapers have come a long way, and they are actually pretty cute and user-friendly now (not to mention better for your baby's bottom than all those synthetics in a plastic diaper).

I have become much more eco-minded since I got that amazon email. I had not bothered to think much about the environment before then. But when I started reading--and reading and reading--and becoming more conscious of what kind of environmental impact I was having, I just couldn't sit by and do nothing anymore. I certainly couldn't use disposable diapers exclusively anymore, knowing that all of those diapers will sit there in a landfill for the next 500 years (for my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandkids).

I am going to write out my reviews of the different cloth options I try. I'll start with gdiapers in my next post.

3 comments:

evelyna said...

I've had time to read & watch videos about the gdiaper. That's headed into the right direction. I didn't check prices, but there's got to be a better way than the plastic ones. They are expensive! I've bought for diaper showers for our teachers & could not believe the cost! <> Good luck with finding the 'right ones'.
Love,
Grandmama

Morale said...

Yeah... I knew there was a reason! God has chosen all my good friends to go thru allllllll these baby issues, so that when our blessing comes, I am totally prepared! Yeah!! and Thank you. I can't wait to hear about all your trials and tribulations. Keep it up! LOL!!

Tiffany Taylor said...

Morale--Glad to hear this might be helpful to SOMEONE out there! :) Thanks for the comment.

Grandma--Thanks for being a faithful reader!!