Diapers are a necessary evil in parenting. There is just no getting around it. The debate will likely never end as to which diapering choice is more "green". We should all do what we can whether we use disposable or reusable diapers. I obviously am pro reusable. Besides the fact that disposables take up to 500 years to decompose and are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions it's those tiny little gelatinous beads in the disposables that really offend me. Those absorbent, gooey beads that absorb urine. There is a whole other debate as to whether those pose a health risk. I'm not willing to take that gamble with my little pixie.
Hubby and I are going to put up a clothes line, as one more step in becoming "greener" we can line dry our cloth diapers during the summer months (when it's not storming).
The choice is ultimately yours just make an informed decision and do your part in reducing your child's carbon footprint. For more information http://www.carbon-balanced-baby.org/diapers-environmental-pollution.html
If you decide that disposable diapers are right for your family please, please, please do not use those diaper machines that tightly wrap up the diapers for disposal. Those add an additional 200 years to the decomposing process! If you must wrap your diapers (which I've never understood) use biodegradable bags which can be purchased at Whole Foods. OR simply walk your dirty diaper outside to your dumpster, just think of the calories you can burn with those extra steps per day!
Wishing you and your little pixie a wonderfully GREEN day.
A blog for cloth diapering Mammas. Doing our best for our babies and our Mother Earth.
- Green Pixie Baby
- Franklin, TN, United States
- Hello my name is Marie. I have four healthy, beautiful children. When our latest blessing joined our lives in November 2008 we decided to do the best thing for her and our planet. We went the cloth diapering route. During our search for cloth diapers we found limited availability in our area. We knew that we were not the only family facing this dilemma. Together we decided that we were going to help bring the green trend of cloth diapering to Franklin, TN. So here we are! We specialize in American made cloth diapers and baby products. Spreading the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff one baby at a time. www.greenpixiebaby.com won’t you join us in saving our planet and parenting green?
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