Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Saving the Environment one baby at a time

It's a lot more work but well worth it to us. We bought cloth diapers and cloth noodle and bum wipes. We also got these great drying racks which Ryanne and Jay got for us at a thrift store. I don't think most parents realize that the average baby will go through 2,500 diapers. That's a lot of plastic going into the landfills. To be honest, the cloth diapers are not that much work once you get the hang of it Using the drying racks, the cloth diapers and wipes will save us around $5,000 over the time before we can toilet train. The savings is great but leaving a small carbon footprint on the environment is the most important thing.

4 comments:

Alan said...

Good on ya! We did it, and it was work (sometimes unpleasant) but worth it. The little butts do better with cloth too. Not so many chemicals, and they get changed more often (cloth is not as absorbent and tends to leak and sag if you leave things too long.) Stay true to your vision, it is worth it.

Todd said...

Thanks Alan. Love your site. My wife and I have just started our farm and our new family and we look forward to the challenges of both. Looking forward to reading about your adventures as well.

Deanne~* said...

I really wish that programs that help out "disadvantaged" mothers would incorporate the healthier ways of diapering, breast feeding etc...when i had my girls I went to the Health Department for help. They never really even mentioned breastfeeding, nor did they have any onformation on cloth diapering. I was dismayed. Kudos to you and Kat for doing the right thing for your baby...he will be so much better for it...my girls were...

Todd said...

Deanne, the more we talk about these things the more they will be found when someone does a search on the net foe them.