Diapers. Nobody loves poop catchers, and nobody likes to think about the fact that they are a necessary part of your life every single day, for at least one year -- sometimes seven. Or if you're the Duggars . . . yikes, I don't even want to think about it. Has anyone done the diaper figuring on that family? Or how many diaper changes one can do before you completely lose it?
Craziness aside, the amount of diapers we put into a landfill every year comes in around 27 million. And those disposable diapers are going to be there for awhile. For those of you who cloth diaper, these numbers scare you. For those of you who use disposable, you might be feeling guilty, but also know that you just can't stomach the mess that comes with cloth.
But there is a solution for fans of disposables, who really wish there were pro-environment diapers that were less labor-intensive. And I can't believe no one ever thought of this before.
Introducing, 100% compostable diapers! Throw these things in your compost pile, and feel less guilty about using disposables. Love it! As someone who almost went g diaper, but just hate the idea of washing pee and poop stained things in my machine, and really don't love the idea of constantly wiping poop off a dirty diaper and trying to make it all hit the toilet.
Even though -- according to this article -- even people who use disposables should be flushing the hard stuff. Who knew? Not me. But this new diaper that breaks down completely in 90 days, is a breath of fresh air. They should be on the market very soon, and already there are other more natural diapers that are biodegradable, but not compostable, that you can pick up if you think green.
After picking up some samples of these green diapers at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim this weekend; I have to say I can't tell the difference when it comes to keeping my little dude dry and everything inside where it belongs, between these and the Huggies. Sure, they cost more but the long-term effects are worth the extra expense now.
Would you use biodegradable and compostable diapers?