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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Cloth Diapering & the 2011 Change 3 Things Campaign
Have you tried cloth diapering? It really isn't as scary as it sounds - even my husband has come around to it! We started when our first son was a about 3 months old. After reading some stats on the amount of waste that diapers create (disposable diapers are the 2nd biggest contributor to landfill waste - newspapers are #1), as well as talking with someone who did cloth diapers, exploring them online a bit, and reading Matthew Sleeth's "Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action", I was convinced. I looked at a few different sites online that sell cloth diapers (they're hard to find locally), and I settled on Cotton Babies. Cloth diapers are an investment up front, but I figured they paid for themselves after several months of my first son using them, and now my second son has used them as well. We use them less with my second son, usually just at home & not while we're traveling, but I figure every time I use one I save a disposable from a landfill & I save about a quarter in cost!
Cotton Babies & a few major cloth diaper companies are having a campaign - Change 3 Things - see info below. If you want to try it out and get started, check out the Cotton Babies website - they're currently running a sale on EconoBums - buy one get one free - and it may be a good way to get started. I just ordered some to try (up until now we've only used Bum Geniuses, which I like, but after 2 babies & almost 4 years they're showing some wear, so I thought the EconoBums would be worth trying since they're such a good deal with this sale). You can also get cloth diapers on AMAZON.com, which count toward the Amazon MOM deal I blogged about earlier in the week.