11.6.09

An Opportunity to use Cloth Diapers


It is not surprising for me if some people think that my decision to use cloth diapers is, somehow, strange, brave, so old fashioned, or, stupid enough to waste my time by washing diapers. Actually, if they know many benefits of cloth diapers, they will understand me better. It is not purely about money saving, eco-friendly issue, the health of my baby, but also about the opportunity. Yes, I have an opportunity to apply this to my baby. Since I am not working anymore, I have much time at home. Instead of spending time for useless activities, I prefer to focus on this cloth diaper thing. In the long run, I believe I get other benefits.

Back to the opportunity topic, I understand that some mothers might not have extra time to do cloth diapering (in US, they say CD-ing). It means, they do not have an opportunity. May be they are very busy with the job, or with with other activities, or they have difficult situations. So, we can say, every mother has their own condition and situation.

Me, I just want to share my experience in applying this CD. Yes, I am sometimes tired with my laundry. But it is a matter of time and energy management. When I feel tired, I will arrange time and energy to do things that are most important and urgent, one of them is CD. I thank to my good friends, senior housewives, who taught me about this home management (as I am quite new here...).

Ok, the conclusion is, if we have an opportunity to use cloth diapers, why not?


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2 comments:

Jeff9 said...

The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2009/04/spray-it-or-scrub-it.html

Sitha said...

Hi, thx u for your information. In fact, I planned to have this kind of sprayer at our appartment because I had it at my home in Jakarta (it's a common thing in my home country for toilet, we do not like much to use toilet papers like in here). I have seen one sprayer of Bumgenius. Still, I haven't bought it yet. I will see the product that you suggested.
By the way, toilet papers are not used for rinsing diapers. At least, I never use it. I rinse with water from my baby's bath.