|Benjamin sporting his Bluberry FuzziBunz diaper--doesn't he look adorable?!|
While cost was definitely a large consideration in our decision to switch to cloth diapers, stewardship was a close second. While I was pregnant with Benjamin, I read an article about diapers (I don't remember where) that said they take over 200 years to break down in landfills and the average baby uses one ton of diapers from birth to potty training. Now, I'm not super green, but I do believe God requires us to be good stewards of what He has provided and I don't think unnecessarily putting thousands of pounds of diapers in landfills during the course of my childbearing years is very good stewardship. Additionally, most brands of disposable diapers have harsh chemicals in them that aren't very good for our sweet babies!
What about y'all? Cloth or disposable, or both?
As a side, Katie is still in disposable diapers and we don't plan to switch her over. She only uses a few diapers each day and will hopefully potty train in the not-too-distant future.
This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday and Frugal Friday.