I’m going to reveal even more about being crunchy granola. Brace yourself. It’s about diapers.
Recently I wrote about recycling, being both “green” and better for me, cheap. Cloth diapers were the same for us- green, and cheaper in the long run. Of course if you invest $25 per fancy diaper up front it takes a lot longer to get your money back, but if you ask for plain old prefolds as shower gifts and then get covers at garage sales, Etsy and Craisglist, it can be pretty cheap. I guesstimate about $200 total spent on cloth diapers.
Compared to $14-20 per package for two years eight months. I’ll let you do the math on that one.
S0 our little urban garden vegetarian house has reached a new stage of development.
Just like that. One day I said, “No more diapers.” And he said, “Ok Mommy.”
I wish everything could be that easy! Imagine- I just say to my tomatoes, “No more end rot.” And they reply, “Ok! You are the boss!”
And so we pack up the diapers in a box and save them for perhaps another addition to the gardening family someday. Meanwhile, hundreds of packages of disposable diapers didn’t get imported here with fossil fuel and left to pile up in the overflowing landfill. And I truly believe that the cloth helped motivate him to go in the potty- discomfort, heaviness and wetness would motivate most people.
To mitigate our water usage, we set up the water catchment and dried in the disinfecting sunshine whenever we could- which was a lot!
That is what we want to be more about every day- do more but use less.