Originally Posted by TCMoulton
Wow that's really harsh - those mothers probably have no clue that they are potentially harming their babies.
i agree, that was harsh.
from what i understand, there actually has been an effort underway to educate mothers about this, but it takes time. so sad. i googled this a few weeks ago, and read that about 60% of neonatal tetenus infections are caused by the spores entering the umbilical stump, but that most of them are caused by birth attendants or moms using unsanitary instruments to cut the cord, not tamping poo down into the stump.
so either way, dung or dirty instruments, i agree with you that they don't know they could be killing their babies.
i am a non-vaxing mama myself, but in this instance, like jeliphish,i support the vaccine program in these countries where tetenus is so rampant. when the mom has been vaccinated while pregnant, it innoculates the baby.
now, speaking about the diapers...when we arent doing cloth, i like the way pampers fit and work, but they are too spendy usually. i like 7th gen, but can't find them in ds's size on sale (big lots has them for $7), so i usually get huggies or lately, kroger brand in the purple pack (3$ after coupon)....
the vaccine campaign doesnt influence my buying decision either way.