July 5, 2010
Disposable diapers are gross. Can I get an Amen?
They’re stinky, so you stick them in the diaper pail, which is all fine and good, until the diaper pail fills up, and then you have to empty the thing, which has now morphed into sweaty, stuffed kielbasa that weighs approximately one thousand pounds and smells like a truck stop urinal. And then getting it down the stairs has become a ginormous feat, but you feel good because you streched beforehand, but just as you got halfway down the stairs, you swear the thing grew arms and legs, because oh crap, the sweat bag just decked you in the jaw.
Okay, so we know they suck, but we use them several times a day because they’re “easy” and the hospital loads us up with them, and all the parenting magazines advertise them, and that backwards R store has them coming out their backwards butt-hole, so we think they’re our only option.
But I’ve stumbled upon another option. Except when I say stumbled, what I really mean is that I sat for hours and hours in front of my laptop researching cloth diapers, while my older child relentlessly beat my baby over the head with a wooden toy.
Of course I would glance up every once in a while to make sure that there were no blood or tears, but a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do, right?
I’m ignoring you for your own good! I’d yell out from behind the computer.
I’m trying to be environmentally responsible!
I appreciate you!
I’d tell my neglected children.
I started off with ‘green’ disposables. I tried Nature Babycare, Earth’s Best, and Seventh Generation. But those aren’t any better than regular disposables, because the toxins that make them absorbent are still present, plus they still sit in landfills and oceans FOREVER.
And I don’t like the image of a baby walrus chewing on a diaper filled with my baby’s poo.
Nope, not one bit.
So then I looked into gDiapers, which is a cloth diaper with a flushable insert.
And they prepared me mentally, physically, spiritually for the next step, which was totally cloth.
I actually found gDiapers to be more work than all cloth.
There was all this tearing the insert open, and flushing, and plunging my backed up toilet, and ultimatly, I was not a fan.
So now I use BumGenius. They’re all in one, so I don’t have mess with an insert, I just take it off and put a new one just like a disposable.
It’s so easy.
Plus no baby walruses have to eat my diapers.
It’s been a few weeks, and I really like it.
And so does Hudson. He hasn’t had a single diaper rash, and I feel good about the organic cotton against his skin.
Plus I’ve heard disposables lower sperm count in males, so his balls are pretty happy about it too.