People can be SO mean online!
There’s that veil of anonymity that causes some people, even those with good intentions sometimes, to be truly rude. It’s almost as if they’ve forgotten there’s another human being on the receiving end of a comment – or maybe they are genuinely trying to hurt someone else to make themselves feel big, the classic bully motivation.
When I share that I use disposable diapers from time to time (and I actually used them 100% for my first two babies), some folks are very degrading. They can’t believe I’d possibly fill the landfills like that because of course cloth diapers are so easy to use!!!!!
They’re not extending one iota of grace to anyone who doesn’t think exactly as they do.
Those folks clearly don’t know me.
But there’s another side of the Internet, one that connects me to the best of humanity instead of the ugly.
I love it when I receive kind, encouraging, edifying, make-my-day notes from readers. And more often than anything else, people thank me for the baby step style.
For the grace to those who are on the journey, even if they’re not making perfect choices yet.
And that’s what I love about writing this blog – the chance to be that grace, to reach someone right where they are and say, “Hey, we’ve all been there back at the beginning. Just take one step. Just make one change, and see how it goes. Don’t try to do it all at once, because you know what? It might not feel easy to you…”
That’s why I don’t apologize at all for offering a giveaway for eco-friendly disposable diapers (it closes tonight 10/1! Hurry over!) or sharing the news about how Seventh Generation was donating diapers to those in need.
I’ve greatly appreciated having a big box of the chlorine-free ‘sposies for the last 2 weeks since our washing machine died – I’m green and crunchy, but not NEARLY green enough to wash cloth diapers in a bathtub for 2 weeks! I shudder just thinking about it and about how much sleep I’d give up to try to fit that into my schedule. Bah.
My baby step style and my focus on balancing what I call the 4 pillars of Kitchen Stewardship (health, environment, time and budget – always pulling at each other!) is also why I’m excited to share today’s offer with you.
When ePantry heard I was doing a Seventh Generation giveaway, they swooped in like a virtual Fairy Godmother, wanting to give something to everyone, not just the winners of the giveaway.
Today I get to share that with you – it’s a chance to get high quality, eco-friendly Seventh Generation diapers and wipes, delivered to your door (no shopping, yay!) at the price per diaper that I used to pay for Target brand ten years ago when the cheapest option possible was my only goal. (Spoiler – it’s 13 cents per diaper!)
Why Are Seventh Generation Diapers a Good Balance?
Here’s how we address each of the 4 pillars:
- No bleach, sustainable wood pulp filling – better for the EARTH.
- No weird chemical fillers, no bleach – better for your baby’s skin and HEALTH.
- Sometimes even cloth diapering mamas just have to take a break and grab a ‘sposie – because we don’t have unlimited TIME.
- ePantry’s “baby bundle” subscription costs less than some online subscribe & save options, even at regular price, and as I said – this week for KS readers, they’re less than cheap-o store brand to save your BUDGET.
It’s a win-win-win-win!
And a bonus: ePantry’s customer service is probably the best I’ve encountered on the web – they’re fast and actually work from the philosophy that the “customer is always right,” something that seems like it’s fading in our current culture. I for one am relieved to see it alive and kicking!
The Details, the Deal
You get: 5 x diaper packs (count varies by size) 2 x 64 wipes 1 x Grove travel hand sanitizer You only pay $29 shipped! The “Diaper Picker” will choose the right size for you as long as you know your baby’s weight – I love automation! You’ll be subscribed to receive the package every month, but you can edit your ePantry order, and they always email a few days before shipping to invite you to edit (although the normal one has 2 packages more of wipes – seems like a lot but maybe you can donate extras to a pregnancy resource center?). You can cancel the subscription at any time. (But if you’re using diapers regularly and it’s just too often, easier to just edit or cancel one month’s order IMO. I get my ePantry order approximately every 2 months.) The monthly bundle is $55 after this promotion. **Both new and returning customers! Don’t forget that ePantry has a “Give $10/Get $10” new signup referral program, so if you have friends in the same boat, you can email them the deal you found with YOUR referral link to ePantry, give them a $10 credit and earn a $10 credit for your next order!
- This offer ends Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m. PST. Act fast!
This deal is done, but watch for more ePantry deals in the future!
Check out the Savings:
The winners of last week’s 7th Generation diaper giveaway are:
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