Does anyone ever notice the fine print on the side of the 'sposie package that clearly says:
"When throwing away a used diaper, empty the waste into the toilet, wrap the diaper tightly and throw it away"
I suppose they dont, because it located in teeny tiny print right next to the directions (and who needs directions to use a diaper?). Maybe manufacturers should start putting it in huge block print front and center.
But then no one would want to use disposables anymore because it would be "hard". The number one complaint I hear about cloth diapering, although its usually the number one question masked as a complaint because its only non-clothers that say this, is that you have to get up close and personal with bowel movements.
Well, guess what? You are supposed to do it either way!
This isnt a foriegn concept to most of us. We know that if we are camping, we must bury our #2s in a hole. We know that we shouldnt leave our waste out there in the forest where its going to hurt the animals or the ecosystem that we depend on (or the water will be potentially be drinking/swimming in later...GROSS!). So why are we just throwing our kids poo on top of the trash heap like its no big thing? I dont know all the gruesome details of what feces does when left rotting and untreated but Im sure its not good.
I am now convinced that cloth diapering people are the only people on earth who use conventional diapers properly (when we use them) because we are just in the habit of doing it that way. In fact, Im sure if I went to using 'sposies full-time I would probably send full poo-packages to the dump because its just that easy to be that lazy.
The bottom line? Changing diapers was never meant to be glamorous work. Do us all a big favor and keep your bio-hazardous waste out of the landfills! Its totally unhealthy for all of us and we built these amazing sewage treatment centers for a reason.