Fashionably Saving the Earth

Who would have thought that I would be raving about and advocating the use of cloth diapers now? Who would have envisioned that a lazy person like me would be convinced enough to switch from using disposable diapers to cloth diapers?

Well, I am surprised at the decision I have made too, but I think it is for the best that I have been converted.

It has been a month and a half now that I have been using cloth diapers on Ethan. A month and a half of laundering diapers almost every day, sometimes worrying if they would dry on time. My decision to use cloth diapers on Ethan is primarily because I had read that using cloth diapers result in lower scrotal temperature for the baby. Plus, it is definitely more comfortable for him, without a doubt.

In addition, I am all for the use of cloth diapers because in the long run, the use of these cloth diapers would benefit the environment. Think about it. If everyone switched to cloth diapers, there would be a significant reduction in landfills worldwide. I read somewhere that disposable diapers (soiled with human waste and excrement) takes years and years to disintegrate. After so much money and effort has been spent on implementing a sewerage system to rid the earth of diseases caused by human waste, disposable diapers are bringing them all back into the environment! Isn’t that absurd?

Lastly my decision was also driven by the fact that these cloth diapers weren’t exactly your run-of-the-mill old-fashioned nappies, rather they came in gorgeous designs and prints. Seeing Ethan wearing them is a novelty in itself, and knowing very well that he is sporting cutting-edge fashion and keeping the earth green at the same time makes it all so much better. Don’t you think my boy looks absolutely adorable in them? 😀

I’m glad that by switching to cloth diapers, I am doing my bit for the environment, however small that may be.

Read more about my diaper-green passion here:

This post is published in conjunction with Blog Action Day, where blogging participants unite to spread the word about saving the environment in their own unique way.

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11 Responses to Fashionably Saving the Earth

  1. may says:

    those cloth diapers look pretty groovy! yeah, my mom commented some time ago on how expensive it would be in the long run to use disposable diapers, and went on describing how it was “in those days”, all cloth diapers, no fuss, and we all grew up big and strong… lol!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Listen to the lady. She has a point there. LOL

  2. chinnee says:

    U r right. One full diaper really takes up a lot of space in my bin, whats more from so many babies on earth! Have heard so much bout this cloth diaper, prob will venture into this later for the next one.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Great! On the way to becoming a cloth diaper convert, I see…. let me know when you want to make that decision 🙂

  3. Angeleyes says:

    same thought as Chinnee. I’m just sooooo lazy now… hehe

    The Giddy Tiger says: Less time to blog lo, if you have to launder diapers 🙂

  4. LB says:

    but, but all that washing, and the suds, and the… LOL… ok, ok, it’s better to have cloth diapers..

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hey, the long run. You get more washing to do, but it will save the environment.

  5. rinnah says:

    Hehehe… I can imagine the amount of wash generated by a baby in cloth nappies! My lil’ nephew used to generate a single wash cycle all by himself everyday!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ah, so your nephew was on cloth diapers too!

  6. Paik Ling says:

    u’re so rajin lah…….i’m yet to be convinced sadly…just laziness on my part. Even if i’m convinced, how do I convince my MIL???

    The Giddy Tiger says: It is easier if your MIL is used to using cloth nappies, the traditional way, because these are so much cooler and easier to use.

  7. cbenc12 says:

    wah, way to go and thumb up for ur choices! and little mr.ethan sure looks good in those printed cloth diapers..

    The Giddy Tiger says: Thanks! I’m hoping many more will follow suit.

  8. Pink Cotton says:

    way to go !

    never realised that disposable diapers could do so much harm to the environment…i will keep that in mind when i have my own bb!…kekeke

    The Giddy Tiger says: Great! Yes, a little bit goes a long way.

  9. pelf says:

    If you’re afraid that they do not dry in time, perhaps you’d buy a few extra? You can use them during rainy days. or whenever you’re going for a vacation 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Actually I am contemplating doing just that. But thanks for the note 🙂

  10. Pinkelle says:

    How do you clean them though? Just in a wash?

    Btw, tagged you! 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, just wash them in the washing machine!

  11. domestic rat says:

    I bought some too for Sniffles but regret doing so. These cloth diapers are more suitable for older babies and not newborns. Can u imagine me washing non-stop everyday???? And somehow, strangely they leaked!!! Big time too. Don’t think I will use these til she’s older and poop less.

    The Giddy Tiger says: For newborns and smaller babies, I think you have to fold down the flap so the diaper is smaller. And you can button them tighter. Another thing is, you can use 2 pieces of the inserts so the diaper is thicker.

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