Oh, diapers - truly they are the most guilt-inducing thing about being a parent. Pick cloth ones and have to deal with the enormous hassle of cleaning them, plus knowing that you're wasting energy and using toxic chemicals to get the poo out. Pick disposables and you're contributing to the growing landfills that dot our great nation. And don't even get me started on "elimination communication." A new parent has enough to worry about without having to buy diapers, which is why I recommend flipping them some gift certificates to diapers.com, by far the most cost-effective place to buy the damn things anywhere. Throw in all sorts of other baby supplies and you'll be able to take a load of mom and dad's mind when they need it most.
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“Pick cloth ones and have to deal with the enormous hassle of cleaning them, plus knowing that you’re wasting energy and using toxic chemicals to get the poo out.”
Hey, that’s not true! Chuck them in the wash, use less detergent (as it isn’t good for them), use natural cleaners like bi-carb and vinegar, and then solar power (the sun!) to sanitize and bleach them.
No toxic chemicals in our house!
We also practice Elimination Communication (Baby Pottying) to REDUCE the number we need to wash. Have you heard of that? It is something to begin gradually, easier in baby’s first 6 months (ie before they become mobile as well as ‘diaper trained’ and lose any natural instincts to communicate)
We use trainers between potty visits, and they may be often wet, or dry for hours, depending on the day and our connection.
Keep your eye on your baby! You may find an opportunity naturally presents itself and you’ll find yourself holding said baby with their bottom in a bucket catching a squidgy poop before it explodes onto your pants.
I do EC partly to avoid having to deal with poop!
May I add my OWN site on the concept for future readers to visit?
http://www.parttimediaperfree.com/ It is focussed on gradually introducing the concept over a series of weekly emails, accessing an online guided tour about EC.