When all the neighbors put out trash cans on garbage day, we clearly have the smallest bin on the block – and it’s usually less than half full.
Even when we are using disposable diapers, we never come close to filling it in a week.
Yes…I do throw diapers away sometimes.
I never used cloth until my third child because I was afraid of the process, the expense, and the unknown. I wish I had jumped in sooner, but I can’t beat myself up over it.
We often take little breaks from cloth, like our Sunday Sabbath, and the month of August generally gets so busy with travel that we just take the whole month off. I had just decided that I needed to get back into cloth diapers about two weeks ago and put a few on Gabe…when our washing machine broke! Some timing, right?
Our new one finally comes next Monday, so of course we haven’t really been using cloth in September, either – so what does a crunchy mama use when a crunchy mama’s gotta use disposables?
Info on their Free and Clear diapers:
· Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers combine premium absorbency with a snug, comfy fit around the legs and adjustable, re-sealable tabs for a flexible but secure diaper.
· For the times when you want the convenience of a disposable, our chlorine-free, unbleached diapers give you a mindful choice.
· Our diapers contain absolutely no fragrances, petroleum-based lotions or chlorine processing.
· Available in sizes ranging from newborn to stage 6 (35+ lbs.), as well as overnight varieties and training pants from 2T-5T.
And the wipes are good both for diapers and traveling with bigger kids – washing yucky public tables before lunch and even sticky birthday ice cream faces:
Here’s the scoop on the wipes:
· Thick, strong and soft, Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes provide the gentle comfort and performance of cloth, but are made with plant-derived ingredients
· The wipes are hypoallergenic and free of fragrances, dyes, parabens and phthalates
Change for Good Campaign
For a few more days, you can really make a difference when you buy diapers if you have a Whole Foods near you. It’s “buy 1, get 1” — for charity! I wrote all about this awesome program HERE, but here’s the Cliff’s notes:
· For every pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers purchased at Whole Foods Market until September 30, 2015, Seventh Generation will donate a pack of newborn or size 1 diapers to Baby Buggy, a national nonprofit that provides families with children in need across the country with essential gear, clothing, products and services. Baby Buggy will then distribute the diapers free of charge to babies in need in local communities across the U.S.
· Did you know? In some low income families, a baby can spend an entire day in a single diaper.
· Every child deserves basic necessities, and a pack of diapers can have a big impact on a family needing to choose between buying food and buying diapers.
· Social service programs such as food stamps or WIC do not cover the cost of diapers, which can reach $100 a month for an adequate supply.
· Mothers who can’t afford to buy diapers are left without good alternatives. A baby, especially a newborn, that spends too long or all day in a wet diaper can develop health concerns such as infections or diaper dermatitis.
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