You know, cloth diapers aren’t for everyone. If you’re thinking about making the switch from disposables to cloth diapers, it’s important to be fully informed about the pros and cons of both options. Here are the top ten reasons I’ve found people choose to use disposable diapers instead of cloth diapers.
10. You make a living selling “I Heart Landfills” t-shirts.
9. All of the walls in your house are white or beige. Having the choice of adorable colors and prints overwhelms you. No; you want your baby to wear a uniform, white diaper every minute of his diapering career.
8. Your only source of information about cloth diapers are your mom’s crowd, who tell you how difficult it was to use diaper pins and question your sanity for uttering the phrase “cloth diapers” in the first place.
7. You hold a longstanding grudge against your neighborhood waste collector, and indulge said grudge by creating as much household trash as possible.
6. You are the founding member of the “Shop Multinational Big Business” initiative aimed at developing grassroots support for giant corporations, particularly those in the Fortune 500.
5. Wash things that get dirty? No way; gross! Single-use towels, sheets, and clothing are totally your style. Diapers too!
4. You want your infant to rock skinny jeans every day.
3. The knowledge that disposable diapers will take about 500 years to decompose in a landfill gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling that your baby is carving out his or her own place in history.
2. You enjoy looking for creative ways to spend a lot more money than necessary on all kinds of basic needs. In fact, you maintain a Pinterest board called “Ways to Waste Money”.
1. Your baby exhibits a strong preference for being in constant contact with materials including but not limited to polypropylene resin, polyethylene, resins, oils, tackifiers, polyurethane and/or polyester foam, synthetic rubber and/or Spandex, cellulose, sodium polyacrylate, chlorine, Phthalates, dyes, and chemical fragrances.