This article warns parents about the hidden dangers found in diapers. Dioxin, dying agents and more can effect your child’s health.
This article was surprising to me, and made a lot of sense too. “Dioxin exposure as a child will impede the immune system of the individual forever.” The article follows with stating that the chemicals can cause hormonal imbalances, which is a major question I have. Why are little girls beginning puberty so early? I know from personal experience the trauma that I felt when I started my period at 8 years old. My mother warned me of its coming, but in no way was I prepared for it. I remember getting acne in 2nd grade and a classmate was very concerned or something about my acne. He said out loud in class, “Teacher, Adrienne has chicken pox!” I was sick of the teasing, judgement from other parents, and confusion that was happening to my own body. In 3rd grade questions arose if I stuffed my bra- so I decided to settle their questions and flash them. I have always thought that it was in my DNA but I don’t know if that’s the only factor.
Diapers are filled with chemicals, dyes, and Lord knows what else but that is not the only factor. I often think of the millions of dirty diapers thrown away every day just sitting in the landfill, they certainly are not biodegradable! I found this article….
18 billion disposable diapers thrown away every year!!!! This is an insane number. I imagine all the diapers piled together- how big of an area would it take up? Would it be the size of Texas? In no way am I trying to make a joke out of this. This is very serious to me, and having three children (only one now in diapers) I think about all of the diapers we have used and how those are affecting the world. I didn’t use cloth diapers before because
- I believed at the time it was not cost effective
- I was lazy
- I was ignorant
I am very curious to see studies about which is more cost effective: cloth diaper or disposable? My most hated store shopping is diaper and wipe shopping, it is extremely expensive and a complete waste. Thank goodness that my boys were #2 potty trained at 14 months! “But diapers are essential, its a need…” others will say, but I think about other countries and ways of life that do not use disposable diapers and I think of the woman on the documentary “Babies” who wipes the baby on her leg when he passes a bowel movement….