Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Never Fear, Cloth Diapers Are Here!

Posted by Heather Shields On 11:07 AM | 2 comments
With all the craziness surrounding the explosion of the factory in China, what is the number one concern? A diaper shortage. The factory that exploded produced about 20% of America's supply of absorbent diaper cores. I usually keep a few Huggies on hand for diaper rashes, long car trips, visits to the grandparents, or long days at the ball park, but I have NO FEAR of a diaper shortage. Because I'm covered. Or rather, my kids bottoms are covered.

 As of now I have only 1 in diapers during the day (potty training Noah is going SMASHING!!) and 2 at night. Here is the stock I'm working with. Isn't she a beauty? I am an equal opportunity daiperer (is that even a word?) so I have a plethora of cloth and no brand loyalty to speak of. There are lots of companies that I love, diapers that work well, but I like having options.

With the potential diaper shortage what are you options? Do you have a cloth stash to fall back on should disposables disappear from the shelves? Would you consider buying a small stash in case of emergency? This explosion isn't the only disposable wiping threat. If you've ever watched Preppers you know there is a vast array of disastrous circumstances that would befall our planet, country, or local areas. If stores stop operating, do you know how long it would take for their shelves to empty out from looting? No? Guess. Nope. Uh-uh. 2-3 days. That's it. For the entire stock of Wal-Mart, or Target, and your grocery store to be plundered and completely empty. Now, I know that in an event like this diapers might be the furthest thing from your mind, but that isn't the case with your baby. Whatever the circumstances their bottom needs to be fresh. And cloth makes that possible. Besides, even if you had a sposie stash, with no garbage men to come take away your trash where would you store all those stinky diapers??

So, would you consider adding a stash of cloth diapers to your prepping supplies? I'm sure they would look smashing right alongside your basement toilet paper aisle.


2 comments:

  1. Good questions! I cloth diapered as well, but had some biodegradable backups! So many people have such a negative attitude about cloth diapers...without learning anything about them! The best part is when they say that you waste water by having to clean them! Oh well! Maybe someday (in a perfect world) cloth diapers will be the only kind of diaper (as well as less waste entering our landfills!)

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    1. You're right, they're not doing their homework. And on the water issue the disposable diaper companies water consumption to make a child's "lifetime" supply of diapers is more than our water consumption to wash cloth. But most people don't factor that in. Like I said in the post, I do use disposables, so I don't think the option should be taken away completely, but I wish it weren't the norm. I wish cloth were the norm and sposies were the backup. :)

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