Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Diaper Conversation

So, I have been making a check list of the things that need to get done before the baby arrives. It is a very long list, but slowly we are making progress. One thing on the list that I have been kind of avoiding is diapers. Before this point I had never given much time to thinking about what kind of diapers we would use. In fact, I don't think I ever wanted to think about my child's poopy diapers. Granted, I realize this is a major part of having a baby...so my husband and I finally sat down and talked about diapers.
There are so many choices these days. When I was a baby my parents used cloth diapers and had a service to clean them. Friends of ours have used disposable diapers and said they were expensive but easy. Another couple used gDiapers. They are environmentally safe diapers and they are reusable. They aren't actually that expensive. Here is the lowdown from the website about gDiapers...

" The most eco-friendly diaper available, gDiapers provides parents with a diapering solution that is good for babies, parents and the planet. You can have the flexibility of a disposable diaper with a 100% biodegradable gRefill, or opt for reusability with super soft and trim-fitting gCloth inserts. gDiapers are plastic-free, elemental chlorine free, latex free, and perfume free. Use a biodegradable gRefill or re-usable gCloth inside our newborn tiny gPants and our cotton little gPants. All materials are breathable, just like sports clothing, so babies are far less likely to get diaper rash. And did we mention they're cute? Babies can flaunt their eco-friendly diapers in a rainbow of adorable colors. Because green diapers don't need to be bland. No landfill required.
50 million diapers get tossed each day and each one takes up to 500 years to biodegrade. Ick. Home compost, toss, or flush the biodegradable gRefill for the smallest footprint on earth. gDiapers break down in 50-150 days."

And they are also soo cute. Erik is very environmentally aware (you know being from Colorado and all) so we have decided this is the route we are going. We are both excited, and hoping we are making the right choice.

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