I found this article disturbing, both because of the facts laid out in the study and that one diaper charity group will distribute 1.5 million diapers in Southern California this year.
According to WebMD.com, the average newborn is changed between eight and 12 times a day. The changing rate decreases as the baby ages.
Cloth diapers are available in bulk in numerous stores for less than $20. If you can't afford that, you should not be producing babies. These diapers can be washed and reused without filling up landfills. When my twins were born, I used cloth diapers, washed them and hung them on a line to dry.
Lest you think that I am a conservative Republican in Orange County, I grew up in San Bernardino with very modest means and I am a liberal Democrat.
Where are the pro-lifers who demand that every pregnancy must produce a living baby no matter the circumstances?
What a wonderful opportunity for them to advocate for not only the fetus but for the needs of the living child. Infants require not only the security of food and shelter but also essentials like diapers.
This is the least they can provide.
Phyllis Golden Gottlieb