I always have all these thought about what I want to write about and say to the world throughout the day. Those thoughts almost always come while the baby is asleep on one arm in such a way that I couldn’t possibly type, even if my laptop is near, or when I am not even close to sitting down in front of my computer. I’m wearing the baby in the sling playing with Azita, or cooking, or doing laundry or something like that.
So here I am now, Azita is napping and the baby is sleeping on my chest not constricting either arm.
Any thoughts coming??? Nope… nothing’s there.
Well, I am getting tired of all the laundry involved in the baby stage, all the cloth diapers, burp cloths, towels that I have draped across the couch and bed to catch wanton spit-up and milk.
But that’s not enough to convince me to give up cloth diapering. The Target here stopped carrying, much to my dismay, a brand of disposables called Nature Babycare Diapers… they are not made with any petroleum products and even the packaging is biodegradable. So if you switched to cloth because of environmental/land fill concerns, as I did, those are the disposables for you.
Now I’ll have to order them online and pay shipping, and thats an expense to mother earth too.
Why can’t these kids just come out potty trained? No wasted water or energy for potty training or smelly old disposables using chemicals to pollute the environment and support the petroleum industry? Seriously– I bought the cheap Target brand of disposables when the Nature Babycare ones were gone from their precious end-of-the-aisle display, and they smell. They smell like a strong magic marker or some other chemical. I hate putting it on my smooth-as-a-baby’s-bum’s bum.
I’ve heard about something called elimination communication, which essentially says that a baby is able to communicate to you when they need to use the bathroom from birth, and thus diapers are unnessecary. This article talks about how you have to observe your baby carefully and have a very watchful and close relationship with her. Thats why I nurse! I guess I could stop using diapers and be even closer to her!
I know raising babies without diapers is probably raising everybody’s eyebrows that reads this. Well, it seems farfetched to me too. I’m so busy watching the two-ear-old and the baby I’m afraid my watching her to see when she needs to go would consist of my watching her go, on the carpet– on me– in the bassinet, etc!
I’ve heard that this is how its been done for years though, in Africa and India and I suppose other places.
Who knows if I’ll have time to look into it seriously… I’m too busy with my next load of cloth diapers.