Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Now is the Time to Switch

Alright ladies...we all love the ease of use of disposable diapers...but, at what cost?

First off...diapers are expensive! The average cost of diapers for one child from birth to potty trained is around $2,000! The average cost per disposable diaper is roughly 22 cents. That is one LARGE sum of money! Lets not even LOOK at wipees!

Alright...secondly. I don't know how many people are aware that Pampers re-invented their diapers. The Pamper Swaddlers and Pampers Cruisers contain "Dry Max" which is supposedly a thinner, more absorbent diaper. I myself have tried the diapers and I will tell you...they definitely do not sag. However...here is the trade off. Within about 3 days of my oldest daughter wearing them we noticed small pin like dots along the area where her leg meets her pubic area. Flash forward a day...and she looks like she was downright burned. Googled it...and over 6,000 other parents have complained of the same thing. Many of these parents have taken their children to the doctor and they were diagnosed with......wait for it....CHEMICAL BURNS! Absolutely appalling...but not entirely surprising. What do you think MAKES these paper products so absorbent? CHEMICALS! Chemicals that are activated by your child's URINE.

Okay, so maybe that isn't enough to convince you. Maybe you say..."OH...but I am SO not into switching to cloth diapers!" Well...I urge you to check out this mama's site. She can explain the cloth diapering process...etc. If that STILL isn't enough...then PLEASE mommas...switch to an eco-friendly disposable. I would hate in 10 years for the phrase "Soft as a babys bottom" to be ruined by unnecessary chemicals.

At first the cost looks scary...but keep in mind...you will never purchase another diaper again. These awesome diapers fit from 7-40 lbs or so!


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