For my husband and I, cloth diapering was the only option when we discovered I was pregnant. With all the costs associated with having a baby and me transitioning from working woman to at-home mom, the economic reason alone convinced us. Selfish, I know, as some parents put the environment as their top reason for forgoing disposables.
The environmental impact was definitely on our minds though. We couldn’t fathom every poop and pee coming from our little girl weighing in at less than 7 pounds to have such a permanent effect on our world. It just didn’t seem right for the generations to come. The irony is that every mom I talk to wants the best for their child—healthy baby food, organic bedding, BPA-free everything—yet isn’t that a bit short-sighted?
None of us are perfect and we could all do more, and when doing more looks so darn cute it is a no-brainer! I am proud to have single-handedly convinced several moms to convert to cloth diapers. Sure, I am kind of crazy when it comes to how excited I get about fluff; I’ll admit I tone it down a bit when surrounded by non-cloth diaperers. But what if we all converted just one person to cloth diapers? Even if those people just cloth diapered part-time, the results would be huge.
Have you been successful in converting other parents to cloth diapers? What did you do that was so convincing?
Ann J. is a cloth diaper fanatic with a 9-month-old daughter who has the cutest diaper butt on the block!