Monday, May 31, 2010


I started trying to write this out nicely, but it got long. I'm just going to say it.

I'm planning on using disposable diapers. I understand all the benefits of cloth diapering (better than you might expect), and they don't outweigh the cost of the extra work they require. They are substantially more work than disposable diapers. And they require more work of exactly the sort I don't feel like doing. I respect cloth diapering and I think it's cool that we live in a modern era that gives mothers so many options for cloth diapers. There are super cool products like flushable diaper liners that make it less work, but I'm still not interested. We also live in a cool modern era that's working really hard to decrease the environmental impact of disposable diapers.

In any case, if you want to see where I'm getting most of my info, it's coming from a friend of mine. Her blog is here It's full of lots of good information. She has used disposable diapers, cloth diapers and even elimination communication. Her daughter is almost a year and a half. The blog is new, but her research and diligence are not. Since I know her in person and I've been around since the birth of her daughter, I've gotten a lot of this information first hand. It's just given me a good amount of information and I know that I'm making an informed decision instead of just the easy one. I don't feel like I'm a bad person for choosing the disposable diaper route.

That's all for today :)

Days pregnant: 147
Days to go: 133


  1. This means I need to get more of my half-written posts up on my blog. :) Stay tuned for more of my thoughts (after my daughter and I are over this flu bug) on

    Upcoming posts:
    Cost comparison
    Cloth diaper vs Disposable diapering industries
    Cloth diapering and the flu

  2. Have you considered a cloth diaper service? I'm excited about that option, but that's what I know first hand. I wouldn't want to do the laundering myself.