Hi, I’m Natasha.
I’m a married mom of two beautiful children, aged 3.5 years and almost 2.
When I had my first baby, it surprised me how much additional garbage we produced with our new tiny family member. Back then, we were still using disposable diapers and disposable wipes.
I felt terrible about it but didn’t know what else to do.
To be honest, I had already heard about cloth diapers before having my baby (I was cloth diapered as a baby, too), but I never understood how they work. I didn’t even know that they come with a water-resistant layer.
I thought you fold a flat diaper, put it on the baby, and then put clothes over the diaper. That would result in a lot of leaks, alright. 🙂
This, of course, turned me away from even considering cloth diapers as an option. Who would want that every time the baby would pee or poop, all of it would come in contact with the cute baby clothes?
Little did I know I was completely wrong about how cloth diapers work.
So there I was one day when my baby was about five months old, and I was reading a book about elimination communication. It said that an average child would produce about 1-2 tons of waste in the landfills only from disposable diapers during their diapering period.
I couldn’t stop thinking about all the piles of unnecessary trash we had already sent to the landfills and that they would stay there for 500 more years while everyone and I kept adding more garbage.
I started researching cloth diapers immediately (and practicing elimination communication part-time) and saw how cloth diapers aren’t as scary as I once thought.
I quickly started building up my cloth diapering set by buying some preloved and brand-new cloth diapers.
It turned out that cloth diapers are pretty simple, and I quickly became a cloth diaper enthusiast.
I started this website to share how simple it can be to become more sustainable as a family (or an individual, for that matter).
As you’ve probably noticed, I am very enthusiastic about cloth diapers and reusable menstrual products.
Since I started using them, they have saved so much unnecessary waste going to landfills in our family.
You would think I must have been using reusable menstrual products my whole life because I’m talking about saving so much waste, but the first time I ever used a menstrual cup was only about five years ago.
Since then, I’ve also tried reusable menstrual pads and period underwear, and I’m a big fan of both!
Another reason I’m glad I ditched single-use hygienic products is the financial savings.
While it’s true that cloth diapers and reusable menstrual hygiene products require a higher upfront cost than single-use products, they are cheaper over a longer period.
It’s also worth mentioning how relying on the global economy is becoming riskier and riskier nowadays – disposable diapers, for example, aren’t necessarily available in stores anymore like they used to be in the past.
Can you still afford to rely on supermarkets with interrupted supply chains for basic hygienic products like diapers and tampons?
Can our planet still afford this?
I wish I had found these products sooner than I did so I could do a little less damage to our wonderful planet with single-use products.
This is where I’m hoping that my website will help someone learn about alternative eco-friendly hygiene products.
Together we can make a difference!