While it seems obvious, and a little ridiculous, a big decision you'll make as a new parent involves poop. Yes, I'm talking about diapers. While your choice isn't life-altering, it can dictate how you spend the first couple of years of your child’s life. Do you want your baby to sport assorted patterns on their bum, or are you cool with less variety but more convenience? Personally, I settled on disposable, despite the critics. Turns out, there’s plenty of things to say to disposable diaper haters.
If I'm being honest, I must admit that before I had my son I was all about the idea of cloth diapering. I even registered for a ridiculous amount of cute ones for my baby shower. I wasn't gifted any, though, and my mother and husband kept talking about how much additional work cloth diapering would actually be. I was still pretty sure I’d try it eventually, then my son was born sick and all my preliminary plans went out the proverbial window. When he finally came home from the NICU I stuck to his trusty, easy, tried-and-true disposables.
I initially bought my son all-organic, "natural" diapers. As he grew older and more mobile, however, convenience got the best of me and I went for the usual, easy-to-find, affordable brands. I know there are people out there who would say I’m somehow poisoning my child with chemicals, or that I must hate the environment, or whatever. I say these haters need to just back the you-know-what off. And while I know most folks probably aren’t haters, to the few who are, well, this is what they need to hear: