When you have a baby, you are suddenly prevented with a lot of choices you need to make. Where do you send them to school? Do you buy them trendy clothes? What do you feed them? What sort of toys and entertainment do you allow?
We found ourselves struggling a lot over our diaper decision. Since babies can wear 10 diapers a day easily, we’ll probably have to buy (and dispose of 5,000+ diapers) before we start potty-training.
We actually live in a great time for diapers. In addition to cloth and disposable diapers, they are also starting to manufacture flushable diapers, such as gDiapers. There are so many choices that would make any cave-woman jealous.
We really wanted a diaper that wouldn’t sit in the landfill (5,000 times), but my husband wasn’t keen on the “yuckiness” of cloth. So we gave flushables a price, despite the extra price.
So far, we’ve been very happy. They are actually more absorbent than the disposable diapers we tried, which means his onesies and sheets last longer.
Being a parent has made us confront a lot of questions that are usually easy to side-skirt. (How important is the environment — compared to cheaper diapers) and it’s really made us ask who we want to me. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves by the choices we make for our son.
This blog is out… the baby is crying :)