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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:


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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.

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