“If you did the Mud Run up at Camp Pendleton, you’d wind up with some dirty clothes. What would you do with them? You’d wash them. Then you’d probably put them back on for your next workout. It’s the same for diapers. It’s that simple.”
Archive for October, 2011
Big Disposable Diaper Companies make a big fuss over the convenience of disposable diapers. It makes sense as a marketing strategy. Think about it. Cloth diapers win on each of the following traditional selectors of baby products:
Whenever I suggest that cloth diapers could be particularly useful for people on a limited income (per a Huggies’ study, one in three US families is forced to cut back on basic essentials, like food, utilities or child care in order to afford enough diapers for their child), I get objections…
The Real Diaper Association is facilitating their efforts through a new Facebook page, the Diaper Aid Hub. The Diaper Aid Hub aims to support people who are helping low-income families find and use reusable cloth diapers via education, direct aid from social service organizations, and/or municipal government subsidies. If you are interested in participating in any of this work, please join the conversation there.
For many generations, there were no diapering experts – - there were simply mothers who taught their daughters who taught their daughters and so on. We passed the knowledge from parent to parent and that is what Real Diaper Circles do. Circles connect cloth diapering parents with one another to share knowledge.
The Real Diaper Association is not a business driven by a bottom line. Our mission is clear and we will continue to support families in realizing the benefits of cloth diapers to the environment, their babies’ health, and their wallets – - benefits that can only be achieved through 100% reusable cloth diapers.
Because would you really spend money to buy ugly plastic, chemical-filled, single-use diapers if you REALLY were free to choose?
It occurs to me that we’re leaving our own time capsules in the form of non-decomposing plastic disposable diapers. And the generations who uncover them to learn about us will open these time capsules to discover…