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Cloth Diapering

2:45 pm CDT June 18, 2008
I need to take my mind off of everything else for a while, so I am making a post about cloth diapering. I am sure people are already thinking how horrible, rolling their eyes, or thinking we will never be able to do it. However, Chris and I are committed to cloth diapering and when you see some of these cute diapers, you might not find they are that bad. ******************************************** 1- Financial Reasons, we will be having a lot of other finances related to surgery etc, Cloth diapering is 1/10 the cost of using disposables ************************************************************ 2- Health Reasons- Due to the chemicals found in disposables, we are using cloth diapers. Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S..1 Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.2 Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbancy tampons until the early 1980s when it was revealed that the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome.3 In May 2000, the Archives of Disease in Childhood published research showing that scrotal temperature is increased in boys wearing disposable diapers, and that prolonged use of disposable diapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanism important for normal spermatogenesis.18 *********************************************************** 3-Enviromental Reasons Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.4 The manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth. Over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for one baby EACH YEAR from http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php *********************************************

the bumgenius diapers!

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