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I know a similar story was posted a few weeks ago, but this has more details.<br><br>
I found it very interesting! Too bad that they don't take it further. For example, the mom of a 2 month old says she uses "mostly" diapers for convenience. But what does she do otherwise? Most American's wouldn't have a clue!
 

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I think that whole article was sad! They kept emphasising how disposable diapers are healthier and more sanitary and how only the poor people would be so offensive as to use kaidangku. They are being "educated" out of common sense and tradition. Incidentally one of my neighbors is from Ecuador. I asked her if lots of moms use slings and she laughed in my face and said "only the mountain people" (picture a sneer) It seems that kaidangku is getting the same "respect" in China.<br>
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I read this article and I think that they mean that having little ones use diapers is more sanitary for other people, not for the babies themselves.<br><br>
The reference to cleaning up before the Olympics says to me that they are concerned that the sidewalks will be a mess with baby poop when millions of tourists arrive. Athens is in the process of rounding up a huge herd of stray dogs that detract from the city's aesthetics in the lead-up to their Olympics.<br><br>
As we all know on this board, it is absolutely the most sanitary for everyone if adults and kids all use a designated potty area for their elimination needs. But in the article, it implied that a little kid just peed on the ground wherever he happened to be. I can imagine that there would be concern that human bodily fluids lying on public walkways would be unhygienic; look at last century's successful campaigns against tuberculosis that focused on reducing public spitting.<br><br>
Hey, I know what they need in China: little icons stenciled on the pavement to indicate baby poop zones. They use that in France to show owners where to let their dogs poop; why not the same for babes? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I think you are right. I am a little sensitive about the sanitary comments because I get alot of people telling me that it would be much healthier and more sanitary to have my ds in diapers. Even still I guess I don't see it as "that" unsanitary for a child to use the great outdoors as a potty. Dogs do it all the time and no one cares. I'm not talking right there on the side walk or anything but I don't see it as a huge problem. Maybe we need little pooper scoopers for babies! Actually I seem to recall hearing about that from a relative of mine who saw a mom "sweeping up" after her child. what bothers me the most is the attitude that anything modern is good and anything traditional is bad.<br>
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Well, I think the saddest thing about the article is the thought of 5 billion disposables being used and tossed out every single day.<br><br>
Am I crazy here, or is that figure actually pretty accurate, if every single baby in China was in disposables?<br><br>
I never was any good at math.
 
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