Monday, June 27, 2011

Cloth Diapers

I'm going to get up on an eco-soapbox (probably Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, if you care to know) and talk dirty about diapers. Dirty diapers. You are going to use a lot of them. The average baby will go through 5000 diapers before potty-training. That's a lot of diapers.

Back when this daring doula was a wee tot, my hippie mom cloth diapered all of us. Though I still have an intense love for those big safety pins, I also remember seeing her spending a lot of time on her knees washing poop out of them...not so appealing.

Enter the diaper service. I guess I had always assumed that this was something rich people did, so I was surprised to find that here in lovely Los Angeles, you could get clean diapers magically delivered to your door for about the same price as disposables.

My favorite source is Luludew, a local company that does things as green as possible with organic cotton diapers, and will teach you how to use them. Give cloth a chance, and you just might find yourself looking to sing its praises on a soapbox of your own.

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