Tuesday, April 17

Day 2: Real Simple, Real Risks


Day 2 of Real Diaper week is here. Day 1 was fun. (YouTube was not being nice and I was unable to share my "washing" of the diapers with ya'll) I did some extra advocacy things, like join in the weekly Monday night #ClothDiaper chat, which I hadn't done in a long while. It was fun meeting some cloth diaper moms and maybe get some NB diapers for the new baby! Yeah! 

So day 2 is all about Waste Reduction (Environmental benefits & Elimination Communication)! Waste reduction is just a plus for most families. A good portion of families who use cloth diapers chose it for cost purposes not for environmental benefits. But we should really look at that aspect when considering using Cloth. And, for those families who chose to cloth for cost purposes you should look into Elimination Communication, because that will save you TONS more cash!



Now I can go on and on about how Eco-Friendly using cloth is but instead....


Using Disposables:
  1. Sodium polycrylate, and dioxin = Toxic shock syndrome, allergic reaction, damage central nervous system, kidneys and liver.
  2. Consumer Protection Agency has received reports of chemical burns, noxious chemical and insecticide odors, choking on tabs and lining of the diaper.
  3. Babies have a 54% chance of getting diaper rashes and since families have been chosing disposables more often the percentage of rashes increased from 7.1% to 61%
  4. 5 million tons of untreated waste and a total of 2 billion tons of urine, feces are added to landfills annually.
  5. It takes 80,000 pounds of plastic and over 200,000 trees a year to make a disposable diapers for "American" babies only
  6. Dirty disposable diapers also can contaminate ground water in untreated landfills.
  7. It takes 3.4 billion gallons of fuel oil every year to make disposable diapers.
  8. It takes an "Estimated" 200-500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.
  9. Making a disposable diaper uses 2.3times more water than cloth diapers.

Resources:


------------------------------------

What is Elimination Communication?


From DiaperFreeBaby.com: Elimination Communication (EC) is NOT potty training. It is a gentle, natural, non-coercive process by which a baby, preferably beginning in early infancy, learns with the loving assistance of parents and caregivers to communicate about and address his or her elimination needs. This practice makes conventional potty training unnecessary.


We all know "The Look" that our baby gets when they have to or are going potty. That is elimination communication. And we using it during potty training, we just know. But when our babies are babies they have their own signals that they are communicating to us, we just have to listen!

 

 

And like I mentioned that most families use cloth for the financial benefits... well, talk about a DIAPER FREE baby = No diapers (well, not dependent on diapers). So you can actually splurge on those fancy cloth diapers, but only have to buy a few instead of a whole stash.


Another tid-bit... google Celeberty Mom & Elimination Communication! Leave a comment below on how many celebrities or which one popped up the most!


Wanted to share one of my favorite YouTube Channels with ya'll and in this episode "Mama Natural" talks about EC!




That's that for Day 2 of Real Simple, Real Risks. I'm linking up with The Eco Chic, so head on over to her blog and read her post on "Save the Landfills" and check out all the other blogs that are participating.

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you have to say?

Labels

#flatschallenge #gotitfree #MAAM #mam #momfail #teamannies #wbn2013 2015 2016 2weekchallenge 30 day challenge 31days 365 Project 4th of july 6 week challenge 9/11 a time to give ABE about me advice All About Me annaleah announcement atx austin baby baby led weaning baby number 4 baby wearing BAMBOO PINK beauty behavior bento birthday birthday bash blog blog award blog everyday blog hop blog party blogging carnival Blogorama 2011 bluebonnets bogo book club book review bootcamp breakfast business bzzagent c25k cafemom carnival CD challenge challenge children christmasfacebookchallenge clearance clever girls cloth diapers combo loco contest corn maze coupon coupons craft credit CTWW CVS daddy daybook deals n steals diaper tip tuesday DIY diy toddler do something donate dvd review earth day easter eco friendly Eco Nuts eco-friendly education eliada enter to win event events everyday living exercise extra entries fabulous mami facebook fall family family-friendly farmers markets fashion series favorite feature first blog post first day of school fitness fluff talk thursday following friday foo food for mom for the home free freecycle frontera audubon frugal fun in the sun garden gardening gcdc gift cards gift ideas give giveaway gmo gmo-free going green event green green detergent green tip tuesday guest post halloween harlingen haul health healthy healthy tuesday HEB help hiking hispanic history hol holi holiday home remedy homemade Homemaker Monday hot topics how to Hubs ibotta icecream idea ihop improving birth improvingbirth.org improvingbirth13 influenster instagram internet jarritos job just write kid-friendly kindness krgv labor day latinfoodfest13 lenten recipe life update linky lists litter free lunch challenge local lowe's lunch Make a wish making memories mam mamapedia mamasource mamavation mamavation tv march against monsanto match match-up me time meme menu menu plan monday mexican mfp milestone moby MOM ACROSS AMERICA mom bloggers club mom life mom of 3 girls momsmeet momtv monday must-sees mother movie mtv music my girls my life my style my time myblogspark mystery shopping newborn week news nicu no internet o2o odd topic tuesday offer online oprah organic organize organizing challenge other pampers parenting people's climate march periscope permaculture personal photography pinterest play time plus size points pottytraining preemie pregnancy pregnancy journal press release pro life project lunch box challenge purex purex fresh bluebonnet purex insiders q and a reading list real diaper week rebate recipes recycle religion remedies resolution restaurant restaurant reviews reuse revew review reviews rewards rgv right to choose sale saturday save say hi sunday scentsy school series shespeaks shopping social insiders south texas sparkle people speech therapy sponsor sponsored spring break sprouts staycation suggestions summer summer blog challenge Sundays in my city sweepstakes texas thanksgiving the view thursday night special tips toddler toddler talk thursday toddler trouble toddlers tv twitter twitter moms twitter party TX Summer unadvertised deals upcycle update vacation valentines VEDA vicky's deals video Vlog VLOGGING PROMPTS vlogmas vma vote wahm walgreens waste free wedding wednesday wisdom week of green weekly deals weight weight loss wendy's weslaco win winners wool Wordless Wednesday world book night world food day writers workshop writing promps writing prompts WUC year in review yoga young living youtube ytmm yvette zero waste week