If I had to do it all again, I would cloth diaper

Yep, you heard me right. If I had to do it all again, I would cloth diaper.

When I started having my children I was 24. Young and stupid. The perfect time to start having children of course. But that is for another day and another story. Now that I have 7 years of nursing experience under my belt in women's and children's health, if I had to do it again, I would cloth diaper my children. I'm not some hippie, but I do like to use natural products sometimes, like orgainc coconut oil. It's great for skin and hair. Anyway, back to my story. With my experience in the nursery and childbirth education, I started doing alot of research on cloth diapers.

Cloth diapers have been around forever, but until recently their popularity has waned. It has made a big resurgance in the past few years. And oh, my gosh, the information I know, everyone should know. I'm not talking about how cloth diapering is better for the environment, but it is. Disposable diapers take up a big chunk of our land fills. I'm not talking about how cloth diapering can save you a ton of money (if you don't use a service). Can you imagine just spending a few hundred dollars on diapers for your child and if you take good care of them even use them on the next baby. Don't get me wrong there are the high end cloth diapers that are super cute that make your baby's bottom look chic. I'm talking about all of the processing and chemicals in disposable diapers. It's is truely amazing the things we do to our children, because of the shear fact we don't know any better. That's why I decided to share my information.

The big kicker is Sodium Polyacrylate. If you are a mom and have used disposable diapers, you know this chemical very well. It's the little pieces of gel that comes out of overly full disposable diapers. This is the stuff that was removed from tampons years ago because it caused TSS. You know the hazard warning label on the box of tampons. This was the culprit. It cause Toxic Shock Syndrome. If you have a diaper laying around, feel it in the croch area. It has a crunchy sound and texture because crystals fill the diaper. That's the sodium polyacrylate. When the baby urinates into the diaper, the crystals become a gel holding the urine and keeping wetness away from the baby. So this gel is now holding onto the infant's urine and to the heat of the urine. Now lets think....what is one cause of male infertility today? Heat, you say. I don't know about you, but I would want to do everything to make sure my child can have children of their own one day.

And did you know that disposable diapers are linked to asthma, and allergies. And I'm sure your saying, What? How do you know this? Well, there are actually clinical studies regarding disposable diapers and allergies and asthma. Diapers are full of chemicals. What chemicals are in diapers? Tolune, xylene, ethylbenzene, styrene, and isopropylbenzene are just a few. Dr. Anderson, who headed the study says these, like certain scents, are bronchial irritants. "It's similar to when asthmatics smell perfume and all of a sudden their chests get tight." Please Google or Bing for more info. I want to get you searching, so you can find your own answers and decide for yourself.

Ever wonder why items like Desitin were invented? Don't get me wrong, I love Desitin. It was a God send for my kids. They all needed it, quite fequently. Diaper rash on babies is few and far between when children are cloth diapered. Urine does not cause diaper rash on a baby. It's the chemicals in the diaper that makes your child have a red, sore bottom. Granted, if you are a breastfeeding mom, a diet high in foods containing citric acid might do it to. Also, children potty train at a much younger age and quickly when they are cloth diapered. And did you know, once you are done with your cloth diapers there are sites online where you can resell them.

Please check out Babiesbottomsandmore.com to purchase cloth diapers. They also have a store where you can touch and feel and get first hand info if you live in the North Texas Area.


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