Marco Rubio has inspired me to write a post about green diapers. In case you don't see the connection between the two, here goes…In the Republican response to the State of the Union address, Rubio stated that the U.S. can't responsibly take on climate change, as long as other countries around the globe continue to pollute.
In the Tao of Poop response to the Republican response to the State of the Union address, I would like to ask Marco Rubio what happened to the Republican notion of personal responsbility? If all his friends jumped off the fiscal cliff, would he be so inclined to join them?
I'm more worried about climate change since having Claire. Yet, it often feels easier to throw up my hands than to commit to things that could help ensure my daughter inherits a world as beautiful as she is. That doesn't mean that I blame China on my ecological failings, though.
One thing we've have found easy to do is to switch to more environmentally-friendly diapers. We've been using Naty diapers, by Nature Babycare for about a year.
|Naty by Nature Babycare|
They work. I am not exaggerating when I say, NO ACCIDENTS! Naty diapers are just as good as the other more recognizable brands. In fact, in many ways they are better. They are unscented. If you've ever taken a whiff while standing in the diaper aisle, you know that the scent is enough to make you nauseous. I started to worry about putting that much perfume on my daughter every day. Plus, they don't come with any cartoon characters plastered on them. It's a pet peeve. I just don't see why diapers need to have cartoon characters on them. It's like putting pearls on a pig. But the main reason we buy them is that Naty diapers are chlorine free, made of non-oil based products, and biodegradable.
Naty diapers are more expensive, coming in at $0.40 per diaper on Amazon.com, as opposed to $0.23 for Pampers. We spend around a dollar or so more a day for diapers now. I choose to think of this extra money as added incentive to potty train. And I can make up the cost by giving up a few lattes a week -- with another bonus of less garbage in a landfill.
I have not been paid for this product review nor have I received anything in return for writing it. I just wanted to share an easy green tip for anyone who might be interested.
I figure if I can convince even one parent of the value of these more environmentally-friendly diapers, I won't have to feel so guilty about the giant, plastic toy house that we inherited, which will probably end up rotting in a landfill someday.