Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's Easy Wearing Green (Diapers)


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. 

environmentally-friendly diapers
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.


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16 comments:

  1. I am ALL OVER this post! I totally agree! I think the biggest problem for people is the price and knowing which brands are honest. Huggies natural and even seventh gen are jokes. The thing is, anyone can put 'green' on their product and it's not sanctioned by anyone. I think getting the truly beneficial products out there will help people a lot. We went a different direction with cloth diapers. Same idea though. Tons more work lol. LOVE THIS POST :)

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    1. I agree with you. The others don't work. These do! I really don't like plugging product, but I just had too. They're that good!

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  2. You're so adorable. "It's like putting pearls on a pig" cracked me up.
    I hadn't heard of Naty diapers and just went to their site. Sadly, it doesn't look like they cater to kids like mine who, due to developmental delays, are potty training later (Tucker can pee in the potty but forget that other business and still wears a diaper when he sleeps) and need bigger sizes. He's currently wearing a 6 which is the largest size of regular-brand diapers available in stores. If he doesn't progress soon, I'll have to order the size 7 "special needs" diapers online :( (he's three but huge for his age)

    I agree that we should all be personally responsible. Sometimes, I feel SO guilty for all of the plastic and metal toys we have - what will become of them? We do have a few of the recycled plastic toys, but sadly, they're not as "cool" as the less-green ones.
    Awesome post! :)

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    1. We inherited ALL of our plastic toys (well, and a few gifts) and I still feel guilty.

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  3. Oooohhh you're good. I feel guilty every time I throw a Huggies out. And it's like, not only am I poluting the earth, I'm wrapping up shit in it too. It's like the biggest "eff you" to the environment ever. I cannot WAIT for potty training to be over!

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  4. We mostly use modern cloth nappies here. They are fantastic. Yay for having more green options!

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    1. Thanks awesome, Kaz. We live in an apartment and just couldn't commit to cloth. But it's so great that you do! The best of all choices.

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  5. I like the touting of taking personal responsibility, making the change. A lot of littles sometimes do make a big lot.

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  6. Mark Rubio needs to take a seat. Doesn't he know that the United States is the biggest waster of energy and food? We need to continue to do are part. Anyway, he might change his mind if the big one hits Florida, again.

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  7. So with you we have used these since birth and still using the pull ups at night - they are absolutely brilliant!!

    I would absolutely love for you to link up at the new Baby Shower linky party for all things pregnancy and new baby - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

    http://mumsmakelists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-friday-baby-shower-linky-party-2.html

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  8. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing with the Tuesday Baby Link Up Community! You are inspiring others, and all of us together CAN make a difference!

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  9. We cloth diaper but thank you for writing about an eco happy alternative to disposible! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday. I hope you stop by again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/03/stamping-fun-at-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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