|View Poll Results: Why are YOU CDing?|
|Both Economic and Environmental (which is primary?)||86||58.50%|
|Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll|
Yes, I like the fact that I'm not adding to the landfill with sposies, and its great that I don't have to run out and buy diapers every week. But I just don't feel comfortable with the chemicals in sposies. I don't want that stuff next to my baby's genitals all the time for 2-3 years or more. So I use only cotton prefolds, with nylon covers during the day (bummis orig. or whipser pull-on pants) and wool at night. I would use cotton no matter how much it cost, and although the ewnvironment is really important to me, my children's health is at the very top of my list.
This time we're doing it because we already have the diapers (well, right now they are loaned out, but her son has outgrown the teeny ones, so I'll be getting them back). It's just so easy to do, why NOT!
RT knitting mama to 3 (& 8 who didn't make it) wife working on 13 years to a silly man who drives me crazy.
Anyhow, for us CD'ings been nearly free - my parents bought us our stash of bumgenius (40 in all), and thats the only thing thats been on DS' bum for months and months. I love that their one-size. They've definetly lasted wonderfully - at 16.5 months he's on the medium size And I'm sure if/when I have another child I'll still have them and be able to use them again.
I like it in the same way I like breastfeeding... it may SEEM like more work, but I don't have to leave the house and go buy anything to take care of it, and laundry is way easier than going to the store.
Jesse (July '09)
That's when I got hooked. Now its all the above reasons and more... the fluffy softness is probably the biggest.
The environmental factor has definitely played in, though I do wonder at times with the amount of water I use how much better it is-- or if it's just different???
I did buy more expensive CD (fuzzi bunz), but even so they are paying for themselves in a hurry! That's a benefit, though not the main reason I went with CDs.
by my third child it was because of acute allergies to the few disposables I used right after birth.
then it was because of the chemicals and toxins in the diapers that are harming our children.
Master Babywearing Educator and President of Babywearing International of Central New York
Wife to Matt. Mom to Alex (2/8/08). Expecting our second (2/6/12).
$$: Basically free diapers for subsequent children
Enviro: NO landfill mark
Health: NO toxic gel in direct contact with my baby's genitals. always a good thing!
Mother of 2 boys, new little one on the way
You forgot the 'Cd are cute and fun and addictive!' option! I feel like I have a new hobby gathering my stash!
We think green! Gentle mama to 3 amazing kiddos. Recovering from religion.
LIFEschooling. Extended NAKing. Graduated cloth diaperer.
E married to "G" 9/06 mama to "A" 6/07 "D" 3/09 "A" due mid sept
1) Health (don't want my childrens' genitals wrapped in chemicals all day)
2) Environment (1 kid would produce approx 1000 disposable diapers in 3 years -- each one taking 500 years to breakdown. HOW is that responsible???)_
3) Money (although I saved a TON by cd'ing -- I would still do it, even if it cost more than disposables).
Mommy to DS (8/07), DD ( 8/09) and one (5/01) Frontier Midwifery student