~ Baby, DIAPERS

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by R1D2, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    What's your, preference in diapers?
    Cloth type, or manufactured.
    Huggies, pampers, or another big brand name.
    And why?
    Are there environment issues you worry about with diapers?
    Should we burn them?
    Are there any truly made in America?
     
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  3. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I personally use "Depends"
     
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  5. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I never had any kids, but I can say with certainty that if throw aways were available I would be using them if I had a kid. If diapers are an environmental problem it needs to be dealt with at the manufacturing level and not by asking busy overworked parents to give up the convenience of a quick less messy change.
     
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  7. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    I just heard somewhere last week it takes approximately 100 years for disposable diapers to deteriorate. Anybody else hear that?
     
  8. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Reusable diapers, criticized for years as old-fashioned and ineffective, are making a comeback as environmentally aware and cost-conscious parents calculate the benefits of joining the cloth diaper movement. Gone are the safety pins, plastic pants and sagging fabrics of yesteryear. Instead, manufacturers use Velcro, multiple layers and flushable liners to improve the look, feel and effectiveness of reusables. Considering the cost and environmental impact of thousands of diapers per child, many parents opt for diapers that leave a smaller carbon footprint.

    Environmental Benefits
    Caregivers who choose reusable diapers are making a conscious effort to keep thousands of diapers and human waste out of landfills. Disposable diapers add 1 to 2 percent to municipal solid waste, notes the American Academy of Pediatrics. According to the New Parents Guide, "Roughly 5 million tons of untreated waste and a total of 2 billion tons of urine, feces, plastic and paper are added to landfills annually" by disposable diapers. Untreated waste from disposables in landfills also endangers groundwater when contaminants leak into the water supply



    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/509226-the-advantages-of-reusable-diapers/#ixzz1ySRGEn7J
     
  9. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I buy mine in the Adult store because I like roleplaying...
     
  10. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    This is the route that I would go if I were rearing an 'ankle biter'. A disposable inner liner still greatly expedites the process but produces a lot less waste than a completely disposable diaper.
     
  11. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    There's something not quite balanced in this comment, KJ.

    I want convenience and it's not my fault if there's an environmental impact because you made this option available to me kind of thing.....:shrug:

    We are all part of the problem and potentially part of the solution, as I see it.

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  12. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    Like in the starting post asked. Should we burn them? There are power plants that burn waste for energy.
    An how would you treat "matter" left in diapers before there buried in land fills? I will admit I use pampers on my lil one. Same type the hospital used.
     
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    i will send you a joke about that later. But they dont have nothing else to chose from, where your at. or is it a fetish you have....

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  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    R1D2:

    In terms of cost alone, cloth ones more than pay for themselves, especially if you use them for more than one child. The initial outlay is a lot, but over the whole time you're using them they will cost less than relying on disposables.

    And reusable ones are also better for the environment.

    You certainly shouldn't burn them. Most of them contain plastics of various types. Considering how many are used, and the fact that most people opt to use disposables exclusively, they are a fairly major environmental pollutant.
     
  15. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tips JamesR, especially about burning them. Didn't think abut any plastics being in diapers
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