Madonna, David and the Return of Cloth Diapers

Posted on April 2, 2007

Photo of Bumkins cotton diapers Mike Walker reports that Madonna stunned the other moms in a Beverly Hills park by whipping out cloth diapers for baby David. She then delivered a lecture on the horrors that disposable diapers are wreaking on the planet. Walker says Madonna's cloth diaper lecture was nearly 30 minutes long. He says Madonna even made the moms pledge to make the switch from disposable diapers to cloth to help save the planet.

We have some vague memories from our childhood of seeing these giant diaper pins left over from someone ancestor's ancient diapering rituals. They actually used to use cloth diapers with giant safety pins. Now, they sell cloth diapers that have snaps.

We consulted an older relative who informed us that the day that she was able to cancel the diaper service was the happiest day of her life. Apparently, in the dark ages of the 1960s, they used cloth diapers then put them in a giant diaper pail, which was picked up by a diaper service several times a week. We were informed us that the vicinity of the diaper pail smelled like a barnyard, no matter what measures were taken. Now, of course, everyone has an airtight Diaper Genie.

But because of the fact that disposable, non-biodegradable diapers are clogging up the landfills, cloth diapers are making a comeback. As has the infamous diaper service. Pictured are all cotton Bumkins, which are great for bed wetters and disabled children. You can see a full range of cotton diapers, in all different sizes and styles at Natural Baby.

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