There have been days since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It´s not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It´s diapers. "There´s no way around buying them," said Capper, a 41-year-old single mother who doesn´t work because of a disability. Across the country, mothers like Capper are facing the same predicament. According to a report published Monday in the
Comments: Ok, we are being played. Prepped for the next big ´crisis´. An L Dotter posted a different article yesterday but suspiciously similar. Apparently Americans don´t realize the gravity of the situation, because this headline is ridiculous!
Cloth? I´m old enough to remember my moms and aunts rinsing out cloth diapers, washing them in Dreft and folding nice stacks of clean ones. And guess what? My my cousins and I survived without potty issues or permanent diaper rash. People managed on cloth nappies for thousands of years.
Hmmm..it makes me wonder just how my great-grandmother handled her young child in that covered wagon? Why, there wasn´t a Wal-Mart in sight for purchasing disposable diapers, and there certainly weren´t any Laundromats around! Seems like I heard that they heated water in kettle, and used that hot water in cleaning! You don´t think this age-old method could still work in the 21st century, do you???
Her we go with a diaper assistance program.How about not having babies if you can´t afford them.What a novel idea.It´s not surprising white birth rates are down because they have to pay for their kids unless it´s a mulatto.
There has been a gradual increase in the cost of raising babies. Young mothers are convinced they must have disposable diapers and commercially produced formula. There are many industries that profit from these must have products, don´t expect changes soon.
So far, unanimous votes for cloth diapers as the solution to this big problem. I agree. However, can´t you see the media criticizing this (fill in: racist, right wing, unsympathetic, etc. etc. etc.) idea.
So LA single person Beth Capper had a baby at 40 and is so disabled she can´t work but somehow can deliver a baby and take appropriate care of him? These stories always make my blood boil. Why can´t these stupid journalists at least go to the trouble to find someone truly needy to write about - this story is an insult to taxpayers everywhere.
Throw away diapers came on the scene around 1963. I couldn´t believe my eyes! Was looking for some cloth diapers last year to make burp cloths for niece who was having a baby, and they are very hard to find. And the quality is unbelievable. Thumbs down.
My neighbors get government assistance for their 8 year old severely handicapped child who still needs diapers. Get this, they spotted their government approved vendor for diapers purchasing diapers at Sam´s Club! My neighbor asked, and was told the manufacturers only ship in truckload lots, which the government approved vendor has no facilities to handle. And of course the Democrat controlled government would never approve of Sam´s club as their vendor for such a program or give my neighbors cash/voucher to buy from the cheapest source. Three guesses the approved vendor is either ta Democrat activist, a minority or has the ownership of the business in his wife´s name so they can claim special status.
I may be wrong, but I think this is one of those internet "floods" in an effort raise money. This story is on a lot of "news" sites. Is this real or a con? I have no idea. The source is the same in the 3 sites I´ve seen the essay on: http://www.diaperbank.org/
One way to alleviate the problem would be to stop having babies.
A few years back I had to search three stores for cloth diapers when purchasing a gift for a baby shower. I finally found them at Dillards. The clerk told me there wasn´t much call for them. Every new mother should have at least a dozen if for nothing else, burp rags.
Are diaper services a thing of the past? That´s what I had with mine 40 [in October] years ago. I don´t know about now, but back then, diaper service was way cheaper than disposable. Besides, I tried disposable, and my son didn´t feel like a baby with plastic on his rump.
Since these women get free food, free health care, subsidized housing (probably), and welfare, shouldn´t they have enough left over for diapers? Two articles on this topic in two days makes me think the push is coming somewhere other than an article in a medical journal.
Why do I see an new entitlement coming? I can hear the battle cry now: It´s for the children. The only ones against this want the children to die a long and painful death...darn conservatives! Get ready for it.
An earlier poster´s mention of Dreft brought a smile. In my early motherhood days, each box of Dreft (the recommended detergent for baby clothes) had a striped diaper inside. Very nice diapers, too. My own baby´s diaper wardrobe was sartorially enhanced.
Disability and still out making the rounds with Johnny Appleseed? Does the father have any responsibility for support of this child. Maybe he could bring a box over as he slinks in for a tawdry night of alley-cat festivities! I wish people would quit poking fun of those who still value the morality taught at the knees of strong parents and reiterated by church-attending and righteous communities.
I used cloth diapers..I had a wringer washer too AND I had 2 in diapers at the same time...I spent a lot of time folding. These lazy women need to get off the couch ..or out of bed...and figure out how THEY can handle this..or stop having babies they can´t afford. I agree...I bet they have enough money for the latest and greatest IPhone and etc..
Go Chinese! On the mainland, toddlers don´t wear diapers at all, just drop seat or split seat pants. They just squat and go wherever the mood strikes. I always preferred cloth diapers, though. I made an art form out of snapping a load out of a diaper half way across the bathroom into the commode. Life is what you make of it.
Well, how about not having babies when you cannot afford them. Every woman who gets pregnant is well cared for, free delivery, free formula, free WIC, welfare, Section 8 housing, free cabs to run her and the kid to the doctor, and now they are complaining they cannot afford diapers. Do not have all these babies if you cannot afford them. I have no sympathy at all for these greedy women. And like a previous blogger stated: are they just too lazy to use cloth and launder them.
Why would a 40 year old woman on disability with no husband have a baby? That should be the question we ask Capper. Like the article said, she gets disability payments, free food, free housing, and she can´t manage her money so that she can buy diapers. I have no sympathy for her at all, and Eryn Brown has to be an ignorant progressive to write about this.
1) don´t have a baby when your unemployed, single and 40 2) where´s the "baby daddy"? Pay up mister. 3) "doesn´t work" means lots of time to hand wash diapers. 4) Is she malnourished? I want medical evidence (easily obtainable). What exactly does "gone without food" mean?? this just smells funny.
OK - for those bemoaning the loss of cloth diapers in our society - take heart! Cloth diapers are trendy among the sort of young moms who breastfeed and like to serve organic food once again. They are completely unlike the old cloth diapers - they are "systems" of diaper covers that replace the old plastic pants and microfiber inserts or pre-folded cotton that fit inside the covers in a modular fashion. The covers have a wonderful and complex system of snaps that allow them to fit newborns to toddlers. "Wet bags" have replaced diaper pails. Target now sells one popular system. My daughter is currently cloth-diapering a chubby toddler and a six-month-old.
The initial investment is significant, but the savings over time are nothing to sneeze at. If you know a new mother who is interested in cloth diapering, the new covers and inserts are great shower gifts that they will be able to use for a long time.
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lil dotty, 7/30/2013 9:54:52 AM (No. 9449455)
#17 thanks for the thumbs up. Curious as to why this same subject has been seen 4-8 times during the past two days. Came to believe it was due to all the poop being thrown and now flying around Lessons the left learned from climate change propaganda no doubt.
There are many Christian Life centers that offer free diapers. Our church collects diapers for 2 centers. A Life center is the opposite of Planned Parenthood. Clients need to sign up and they get "x" amount of diapers each month. There are food shelves all over too. The Salvation Army hires disabled people all the time or for bell ringing at Christmas...not an excuse when you have a child to care for. Note to those who are annoyed by the bell ringers-you are putting disabled people out of work.
So Glad my MIL gave me 2 months diaper service 19 years ago. Raised 3 kids on cloth nappies, and was shocked as all get out when ladies at my church nursery would hand my baby back in a disposable saying, ´I don´t know how to do those cloth" Dummied down society with parents not passing on knowledge and media teaching all to live like (barf) Mylie Cyrus, ´do watcha wanna do´ and then whine when folks don´t help you achieve your demands....
Modern diapering methods as we know them have a very interesting history. Did you ever wonder how the Plains Indian mom diapered a papoose? To get ready for the day, they would pack moss & clay mud & an outer wrapping around the child & put him on their backs - where he would likely remain the rest of the day. A clay & moss "mudpack" wick moisture away from the child´s skin. At the end of the day, the saturated clay & moss was knocked away & the baby was clean! Although it would be impractical now, it IS a completely "green" solution - do you think the modern libs might encourage this method again?
Titles of articles are often not the writer´s choice - whoever wrote this one needs an enema. Nothing ever "forces" someone to steal.
There´s a continuing erosion of life skills in each generation. Someone would actually have to explain or teach, most younger folks how to obtain, use, and clean cloth diapers because they´ve never seen it done or even heard of the possibility.
If I didn´t have my own washing machine I would never take diapers to the common ones in an apartment, but it isn´t really that difficult to wash them in a large bucket or tub after off-loading the poop. A toilet plunger can be used as an agitator, soap and bleach are still inexpensive.
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