Jackson's reaction to my Bumkins musings...
Me: So, I've been doing some research on something and I think it will save us a lot of money...
Me: Well, I'm interested in doing cloth diapers...
Jax: CLOTH DIAPERS?!
Jax: NO WAY!
Me: Why not?!
Jax: I don't want to be bringing home nasty poop diapers from Minneapolis!
TO BE CONTINUED....
I don't know if the pregnancy hormones are going to my brain or what...but I am seriously considering cloth diapers (gasp!). One of my sister's friends just had a baby and she is doing cloth diapers and that got me thinking about that. I've been doing some research and I'm going to talk it over with the hubs. There is a lot to be said in favor of cloth diapers. They are so much better for the environment and they are definitely more economical. Here are some scary statistics:
- Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer product in landfills today.
- A disposable diaper may take up to 500 years to decompose.
- One baby in disposable diapers will contribute at least 1 ton of waste to your local landfill.
- According to a recent report about Disposable Diapers from Consumer Reports, "You can expect to spend $1,500 to $2,000 or more on disposables by the time your baby is out of them."
Yikes! None of that sounds good to me. Especially the $2,000 in diapers. Hello...that could be going in Parks' college fund not in a local landfill!
Luckily, if I do decide to cloth diaper I live in one of the most organic, hippie loving cities I know of...good old Charlottesville. I will probably be in good company if I decide to swaddle little Parks' bum with organic cloth.
Does anyone know anything about cloth diapering? I'd love to hear the pros and cons. I know cloth diapers are slightly less convenient at times but from what I've read/researched it does seem like they have come a long, long way.
This might be me and my little bumkins buddy in 9 weeks!