Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Parenting Tips: How harmful disposable diapers are?

Attention Moms and Dads!

Don't wait this to happen to your child.

Did you know that disposable diapers contain Sodium Polyacrylate? Sodium polyacrylate is the super absorbent gel than can absorb up to 100 times its weight in water. It can stick to baby's genitals, which cause allergic reactions, and it has been linked in the past to toxic shock syndrome, and is very harmful and potentially lethal to pets.

Moreover, disposable diapers undergo a paper-bleaching process that produces a by-product called Dioxin. In case you don't know, Dioxin is the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals, which causes damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and liver.

Not to mention the wastes accumulated using disposable diapers. Each diaper can take up to 500 years to decompose. Imagine that? Almost 30 percent of each diaper consists of non-biodegradable products such as absorbent vinyl layers, elastics, Velcro, absorbent gelling material in addition to plastic packaging. In addition there are as many as 100 viruses that can survive in solid diapers for up to two weeks including live polio virus excreted by recent-vaccinated babies. The germs constitute a potential hazard to sanitation workers and garbage handlers too.

If your child is still on disposable diapers, potty train them as soon as they are ready or better shift to cloth diaper. It's never too late to make a shift to protect your child and help save the environment.

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