I was about to post the same thing!! I think we should all email them & let them know they should have tried 1 baby in cloth!!!
|Originally posted by mmacdo10|
Dumb Lady: No, not really. Besides, these are much easier and only $5000!
If you are going to do a spot on the Today Show make sure you are informed about all options... Don't be a moron like this lady.
|firstly, i apologize for my typing, i have a broken arm!|
i saw your segment today on diapers, and was very disappointed that cloth diapers were not shown, and when mentioned were dismissed offhand as being rarely used and difficult.
many families choose to use cloth diapers, and don't find it difficult at all. cloth has many benefits for both the baby and the environment, not to mention the pocketbook! i personally like cloth for my baby because it is more comfortable and healthy for her than gel filled plastic disposables, and her cloth diapers are so cute! there are many work at home moms that make their living by making and selling adorable cloth diapers, and i am sure they would love some positive publicity on the benefits of cloth. Here are a few work at home mom sites from which i have bought diapers: www.angelwraps.com, www.sugarpeas.com, www.fullmoonbabygear.com, www.lilbluegoose.com, www.christensencreations.com, www.wahmall.com, www.koolsheepsoakers.com, www.darlingdiapers.com, www.tuesdaybear.com, www.bizzybhive.com, www.diaperware.com. you can also find some interesting facts about cloth diapers at www.punkinbutt.com, and www.diapershop.com, as well as www.diaperpin.com and http://mothering.com/discussions/for...s=&forumid=38. if you would like to see pictures of my cloth diapered baby and my stash of diapers, you can see them here http://www.ofoto.com/PhotoView.jsp?U...9951505&page=1
I do a load of my daughter's laundry, including diapers, every other day. this is hardly difficult - i just dump them in the machine and turn it on! i do have to go through the extra step of dumping her bms in the toilet (which disposable users are supposed to do as well, but usually don't), but they normally fall right off. if they do stick, i have a little sprayer attached to the toilet to spray them off with - no dunking in the toilet. i then just put the soiled diaper in a dry diaper pail - no soaking neccesary! i also use cloth wipes for my baby - they are so much softer and nicer than the disposable variety!
i have read that 12% of diaper users are using cloth. that may not be a majority, but it is not a number to be sneezed at, either. if you are interested in doing a story on cloth, please let me know and i will point you towards more resources than those listed above.
thank you -
phoebe hogeland, mom to eliza, my cloth diapered 11 month old baby girl!