Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Open Thread

I have no mind-blowing Earth Day post, but a simple request for reader insight. I'm going to be a new mom in October (!) and have started the cloth vs. disposable diaper debate in my head. Frankly, I feel kinda guilty considering disposables, but then cloth diapers take lots of water to clean, right?

So, if this conundrum has ever applied to you, let me know why you chose one type of diaper over the other and how that worked out for you. Thanks!


Jeff9 said...

Part of the debate; The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review:

Maria Surma Manka said...

Thanks for the information Jeff - that sounds like an intense process. Always good to learn about other technologies and options!

Jeff9 said...

Hi Maria, good day to you. Intense sounds difficult and actually getting and installing a hand bidet sprayer is one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do that not only helps the environment but is beneficial for ones health also. Regards, Jeff