I wanted to use cloth diapers with Bowie, but part of me just couldn’t get over the gross factor of dealing with all that human waste (which I now know becomes a complete non-issue for a parent).
And, at the time of his birth, I was slated to be a working mom, and I wasn’t sure I could deal with the mounds of laundry before it got really gross and stinky. And we didn’t think we had the money for a service.
So, we used disposable diapers.
I know, I know. It’s been a cloud of shame hanging over my head ever since I threw out that first tiny Pampers diaper in the hospital. They’re just So. Damn. Easy. But, terrible for the environment, I know, I know. And, yes, likely the cause of many of Bowie’s horrendous diaper rashes that he had early on. I KNOW.
Anyway, for this babe, since I’m bogged down with all that eco-guilt, and I’m also now a fully fledged stay-at-home-mom, I’m looking for something better. I’m hoping for an option that’s environmentally friendly AND easy, which I’m not entirely sure exists.
Before I invest in anything, I need some input. I’m wondering what other moms are using. Specifically the moms like me, of the crunchy urban variety. What do you use? What do you do with it after it’s used, i.e. use a service, throw it out, what?