Visit Oh! BabyOpinionated Parenting

Friday, February 10, 2006

There's no getting around it: information about cloth vs. disposable diapers is pretty one-sided. You're not going to find a lot of bloggers or infowebzines extolling the virtues of choking the planet with little plastic poo-bundles. So if you're about to be a parent and you're on the fence about which diaper system to adopt, let's not forget a very important consideration: moral superiority.

Just think: You'll scour the Internet for all the right diaper systems, made from organic cotton and hemp harvested by autonomous Andean farmers and lovingly hand-stitched by evangelical, Midwestern sorority girls. You'll place the soiled diapers in odor-proof Tibetan sackcloth, and when that bag is full, and you open that bag, and the force of that concentrated stench of methane and ammonia hits you in the face like a fist, you'll smile and think, "World, you're welcome."

Note: As it turns out, there really is such a thing as a "Nature Nappy," which is described as a disposable diaper that will completely biodegrade in about six months. Could it be that, after decades of debate, the point soon will be moot?

Permalink | Diapers | Comments (0)


The comments to this entry are closed.