Some articles on diapers, cloth diapers:
... An average child will go through several thousand diapers in his/her life ... Since disposable diapers are discarded after a single use, usage of disposable diapers increases the burden on landfill sites, and increased environmental awareness has led to a growth in campaigns ... An estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used each year in the US, resulting in a possible 3.4 million tons of used diapers adding to landfills each year ...
... an active community has grown around the use of cloth diapers ... and listservs facilitate individuals buying and selling cloth diapers, allowing diapers to be re-used even in families with only one child ... Retail shops that sell cloth diapers often host classes and other community gatherings ...
Famous quotes containing the words diapers and/or cloth:
“The problem is simply this: no one can feel like CEO of his or her life in the presence of the people who toilet trained her and spanked him when he was naughty. We may have become Masters of the Universe, accustomed to giving life and taking it away, casually ordering people into battle or out of their jobs . . . and yet we may still dirty our diapers at the sound of our mommys whimper or our daddys growl.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)
“Well designed, fully functional infant. Provides someone to live for as well as another mouth to feed. Produces cooing, gurgling and other adorable sounds. May cause similar behavior in nearby adults. Cries when hungry, sleepy or just because. Hand Wash with warm water and mild soap, then pat dry with soft cloth and talc. Internal mechanisms are self-cleaning... Two Genders: Male. Female. Five Colors: White. Black. Yellow. Red. Camouflage.”
—Alfred Gingold, U.S. humorist. Items From Our Catalogue, Baby, Avon Books (1982)