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Dear Environment, I’m Sorry


I had good intentions.
I really did.
I spent $200 on the cutest cloth diaper set.
Organic cotton inserts, washer and dryer friendly, made in Montreal.
I did my product research.
But when reality sets in, and it’s 4:16 pm and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet because your screaming baby refuses to be put down even for a nanosecond, rinsing/washing/drying 10-12  runny, mustard looking poopy diapers a day is so unfathomable, it’s almost funny.
Disposable diapers I love you and all of your non-biodegradable convenience.
I’m sorry environment. I tried. I really did.

  • Melanie - Oh Rochelle! I love you! And the environment forgives you! :) But I did have to giggle. I do remember those moments of ending the day the same way I got up… no brushing teeth, showering, same pjs that I wore all day unless baby spit up or I got poop on them. It’s SO not the way I originally thought it would be. But I couldn’t imagine life without my munchkins (most days)! Maybe once things settle down & the poops become less runny & messy, there is always the option to switch back. It does get better as they get bigger. I promise! :) XOXOXO to you all!ReplyCancel

    • cocomama - It’s true Melanie about the bigger they get the easier it is – we hit the 3 month mark today and I swear in the last week he’s been WAY more content. Yey to self entertaining!ReplyCancel

  • ana {bluebirdkisses} - ugh…please don’t remind me! I have a huge box of brand new {yet washed} organic cloth diapers. I must have spent close to $400 on everything but we used disposable diapers in the hospital and haven’t stopped since. To be perfectly honest, I was doing 2-4 baby loads of clothing in the first few months alone, I can’t even imagine adding another load of dirty diapers to my ever growing list of house tasks. It is what it is. The environment, baby and we will all survive. I felt guilty at first, but I’m kind of over it. I think I need to put up all the cloth diapers and accessories on craig’s list.ReplyCancel

    • cocomama - Yey Ana I’m glad I’m not the only one! We meant well right? :) I’m with you – we will all survive. I think my time is better spent with the little guy than rinsing diapers anyway :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie Claveau - lol. i have to say i’m glad i’m not the only one with not enough time for personal hygiene!! bah! >.< as for the diapers… totally agree. as for the loads of laundry, i have to admit i've slowed down… can't be changing clothes 20 times a day (baby and mom) because of baby spit up anymore… it's much worse for the environment than disposable diapers!ReplyCancel

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