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Old 02-11-2010, 12:32 PM   #21
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

i think there's so much debate because there's no clear winner. they both impact the environment in different ways (same goes for health issues). whatever works for your baby and family is what's best! i cd because i enjoy it .

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #22
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

I would need to respond instead of letting it go. But I would ignore her statement and instead, address other points in favor of cd'ing and *if* they are equal to sposies as she claimed then she should see nothing wrong with you using cd's, after all, if they impact the environment equally (according to her) so why not put your baby in something cute, soft and reusable?
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:39 PM   #23
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

i would simply say something like.

well, i havent read any articles that arent written by diaper producers that state that. but if they are the same, whats the harm? it will save a ton of money, and cd'd kids learn/train quicker bc they can feel that they are wet.
and like you said, they are cute.

i dont think i could just ignore it, but wouldnt risk friendships over it. but thats just me, and i dont like confrontations
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People are lazy, that's what I think How else is it that we live in a world of fast food, convenience groceries, and no time?
You are absolutely right!!
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

Even if disposables and cloth had exactly the same impact on the environment (which I think is not true) disposables are gross!

Sodium Polyacrylate is the chemical used to absorb in disposables. Some facts about Sodium Polyacrylate:
- was banned from tampon in 1985 because of it's link to Toxic Shock Syndrome
- has killed children after ingesting only 5 grams of it

Sorry but I don't want that anywhere near my son's bum!

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:52 PM   #26
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I remember when I told people that we were going to use cloth (before dd was born) they actually started taking bets on how long it would be until we gave in and used sposies. I just don't understand people!
Yeah, I'm not even telling people I'm planning to cd my new baby, due in May. I thought briefly about doing it with my dd who's now 2, but everyone responded the same way, and I never got around to looking into it. This time, I'm only telling my mom, sisters, and my one friend who cd's. And I'm preparing now! Building my stash ahead of time..

Can you delete her comment from your page and pretend it was never posted?
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #27
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

Do you have any other CDing mamas on your FB friends list?? I do and one of them would have jumped in there and set them straight. lol! That would be ideal so you don't have to be the one to ruffle feather, some "stranger" to them can.

I've gotten flack from some people that think CDing is like it was years ago and they don't know how much it's changed since then. I like educating people to help them get past their misconceptions and don't blink an eye at it.
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Unfortunately, none of the studies that have been done are incredibly good. The most recent was from Great Britain - I have the link somewhere if you want it. I still believe that using water and fossil fuel is better than using a produst that's made of virgin timber, and fossil fuel plus chemicalls and then gets tossed in a landfill full of untreated sewage... but yeah, its hard to debate it with someone who thinks otherwise!
Yeah, that's the only good one I've found; I actually thought it was pretty good. The results from that one were along the lines of 'it depends.'

I mean, if you compare seventh gen sposies to someone who owns AIOs and does a wash cycle of cold->sanitize->warm->cold using Tide and then dries for 2 cycles on hot? The seventh gen sposie is clearly going to be better for the environment.

But someone using pampers compared to someone who does cold->hot->cold and then line dries? Cloth is the clear winner.

Honestly I view cloth like I do dishes. For using at home, we should be using reusables. For out on the go I have no problems with sposies.

Of course since most of the US is sposie-centric, I try to help make up for it by using cloth pretty much everywhere

Here is the link for any interested. I found it pretty unbiased in my research:
http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.a...5_7589_FRP.pdf
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

oh yeah, i forgot about the toxic shock thing!!!

and that legally you arent allowed to dispose of human waste......
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:23 PM   #30
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Re: Should I respond to this comment about cloth diapers?

I like to think of myself as open-minded to everyone's pov. So I would ask her to please link me a copy of those studies because the studies that I've found have proven otherwise. And if she had any opinion on the amt of chemicals that go into the disposables?
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