Monday, August 11, 2008

Eco Friendly

When I was in fourth grade we learned about recycling. We had a recycle bin growing up and upcycled furniture and some other items. When B and I moved into our house we finally had a recycling bin and started our journey to become a Eco Friendly family. Now I will say some of our recycling is for ease and budget but even those are helping our precious planet.

We have all Energy Star appliances and light bulbs, we use canvas bags for shopping, and we recycle every piece of paper and cardboard that comes into our house. Now we have added cloth diapers to our list of Eco Friendly product in our house.

I know you are probably thinking, "They are out of their minds, didn't people do that in the seventies?!" Well yes they did and people still use cloth diapers. They have evolved SO much since rubber pants and diaper pins. The diapers we bought are All-In-One diapers. bumGenius is the brand.




There are no rubber pants, no pins, and easy to clean. There is a insert you tuck in an opening in the back. When it's time to change the diaper just take it out and toss both pieces into the diaper pail. When the pail is full dump it in the washer and your good to go. So B now has two less garbage bags to take out to the curb each week and I have two extra loads of laundry, well at least he is getting a break! ;)

After a few days B and I both love them. And Goldilocks seems to enjoy them too!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

3 comments:

  1. i was just asking brad about your cloth diapers yesterday! i've been wanting to use them when the time comes, but there are so many different kinds, i didn't know where to start.

    i'm totally going to take advantage of your research!

    p.s. i'm not pregnant, just thinking ahead ;)

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  2. cool.

    i am loving that it is trendy to be "green" now. it's so good that everyone is catching on to the idea of stewardship.

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  3. we're reading your blog right now - and you knew rick & i were going to be the ones to ask... what about the poo diapers? =)

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