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I just read a posting yesterday that has got me somewhat worried. It talked about how fleece was made using petroleum by-products. Tell me it ain't so. I do not want to be putting something like THAT on my baby's bum. Is this true? Does anyone know what it's made with?
 

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Well that just stinks. Doesn't seem much of an improvement over sposies. Now to figure out to keep ds dry without the use of fleece or PUL etc. Is it even possible I wonder. One step forward one step back. Btw this is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T but Heather Sanders HOW do you do it? A business, a family of young'uns in cloth, co-moderator, source of obscure info and who knows how many other talents you have. If I can keep ds content and get a hot meal on the table at night and have energy leftover for dh I feel very accomplished :LOL
 

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I wouldn't get too stressed out by it. It is not as bad as sposies, 'cos they use up fossil fuels for each one, over and over, whereas by reusing fleece you use less non-renewable resources. Besides if you look at kids clothes they are almost all a polyester mix, so it's no different. If you avoid all poly, then you start thinking maybe cotton isn't so good 'cos of the high rate of pesticide use to grow cotton, then you've gotta start putting your baby all in organic cotton or hemp, then you need to go get a big bank overdraft 'cos it's so expensive! That's just my 2 cents worth anyway! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Pip's got a point - drawing that balance both in family life and the checkbook isn't that easy. Sure, I'd definitely be seeking out a completely organic diapering/clothing/household textile alternative with all I've learned IF I could afford to, but it wouldn't be easy. Most households have petroleum based products in their medicine cabinets, on their countertops, in every room of the house, including closets, etc. . . . etc. . .<br><br>
Lori's husband (Fuzbaby Lori) wrote a very interesting article about utilizing it in our diapering systems. I believe it can be found both at her site and at Diaper Pin.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T Solstice . . . my one-word self description: spinning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br>
I feel like I'm non-stop and yes, the proverbial ball will be dropped - and most probably soon. Two years going at this rate (only 1 modding) and my candle has about run out of 'wax and wick.'
 

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I agree with Pippa too. Chances are quite good that you have quite a bit of polyester in your home already -- bedding, clothing, etc. The plant-based alternatives are also hard on the environment.<br><br>
Reusing a fleece cover/liner over and over and over and over is not nearly as bad as the 1 cup of petroleum that goes into each and every disposable diaper.
 

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