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OK I'm sure there is a thread so if someone could link me to it, that would be great.<br>
My cding hopeful friend told me here dh is dead set against it. She wants cd because she doesn't want to cover her baby in plastic, can't blame her.<br><br>
So anyway can I get some links on cding benefits, reasons to do it, enviromental, health, etc, oh and if it's not asking to much, something more "mainstream" sot it's not just us crunchy people who think it's true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<a href="http://www.punkin-butt.com" target="_blank">www.punkin-butt.com</a> has some great pages. I gave my hubby links to those for a cd persuasive speech he recently did and he used a ton of it. GREAT info there!
 

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We're not terribly crunchy, so our reasons may fly with a more mainstream family.<br><br>
My main reason initially was simply that I *hated* the feeling of those awful disposable menstrual pads, and I figured that disposable diapers must be equally unpleasant feeling. I wanted my baby's tush to be happy! DH, unwilling to wear a menstrual pad for a day to develop an informed opinion, had to take my word for that one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> When I looked into CD, I learned about the reduced diaper rash and other potential health benefits. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Another good selling point - less leaks and virtually no explosive poops! DD is 4 months old and I can count on one hand the number of leaks we've had and only once has any poop at all escaped her diaper. According to my sposie-using friends, this is an amazing track record. As a bonus, with cloth wipes, you can actually avoid getting baby poop on your hands - nearly impossible with sposie wipes!<br><br>
DH was skeptical till he saw a FB in person. After that, he was on board, as long as I didn't try to make him use pins or a snappi. :LOL<br><br>
DH was also impressed by the fact that the amount of diaper waste going into the landfills for each infant in sposies was measured in *tons*. He's not terribly green, but even he was appalled at the prospect of that kind of waste! And once he thought about it, the idea of having the baby's waste go through sewage treatment was far less gross to him than the idea of it sitting ina landfill. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick">
 

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Disposable have links to:<br><br>
Cancer<br>
Asthma<br>
MALE INFERTILITY - that should catch his eye.<br>
Environmental Hazards and Waste of Natural Resources<br>
They areCost Effective &<br>
Easy to Use.<br><br>
Try <a href="http://www.findarticles.com" target="_blank">www.findarticles.com</a> and search cloth vs. disposables see if you get anything - sometimes you do and sometimes you don't.
 

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I wrote a blog entry about this: <a href="http://newmamamusings.blogspot.com/2005/07/diaper-butt.html" target="_blank">http://newmamamusings.blogspot.com/2...aper-butt.html</a>
 
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