Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Green Baby

(Shlebs, I picked the monkey ones for you!!)
We have officially started cloth diapers in our house. (Well, somewhat officially. We use them during the day when we are at home. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to use them at night and when we are gone for an extended period, but for now I am happy being partially green.)

I washed them for the first time today and all went well. There were a few that needed minor repair work due to fraying, but I should have that taken care of after the first few washes.

I have to confess that the title of this post is a bit misleading. We are not doing cloth to necessarily be green, although it is an added benefit. To be honest, I cannot really tell you exactly why I decided to take on the whole cloth diaper project. It was something that I knew I could do and I knew it would save us money. I guess that is as good of reason as any.
See how happy our green baby is to be in cloth diapers?


Emily said...

She's so cute! Question: I've heard that cloth might not necessarily be any better for the environment than disposable because of the washing requirements. What are your thoughts?

Kristi said...

I guess it depends on what you are worried about with the environment. Is it filling the land fills or is it saving renewable resources? CDing definately uses resources to wash and dry, but there is no waste. Disposables add to the land fills and I suppose use rewources to make. It really isn't something that I have researched too much as that is not my main motivation behind it.