My husband and I try to practice a sustainable lifestyle as best we can, and we had often discussed what steps we could take and what we would do if ever we had children. In fact, we had talked about having children since we first met, although the growing awareness of sustainability was something we had discovered together during the course of our relationship. Learning more about the environment, pollution, consumption and climate change also grew our concern for the future. What kind of world will our child be growing up in?
We definitely wanted a family, but we also wanted to help reduce our burden on the environment. So when I found out I was pregnant, it suddenly moved all these worries into high gear. I wanted to give what was best for my baby, but still continue on our path to sustainability. While I wasn’t really sure yet how to do this, I knew cloth diapers were somehow going to be a part of it.