I am not very good at sewing. When I was a child my mother sewed almost all of my clothes and most of hers. She started to quilt after she was diagnosed with cancer. I think it was cathartic for her. Anyway, when she passed away I received one of her sewing machines. Someone borrowed it before I received it and did some damage. So, even if I could sew, I wouldn't be able to.... One of my goals is to start to sew!
My children have been in cloth diapers (AIO - All In One). However, Gavin (age 2) is keen on the idea of underwear. I thought I would venture out and find some thicker training pants. The type that are like underwear, yet thick like a diaper. I searched and searched and searched. No one carries these any longer. I guess we are supposed to be using disposables.
I know that many people prefer to use disposables because they are easier and the like, but I can't stand thinking about the waste that is created by using disposables. If I don't have options, then what am I supposed to do? Couldn't stores carry just a few for people who want to reuse? We really are a disposable society! Diapers, pull-ups, bottles, bibs, sippy cups are all disposable! Of course, I think about the corporations who know that if we use their disposable items, then we will keep purchasing them from those companies. If we have few choices, then we will have to choose the disposables over the reusables (which are unavailable).
It also makes me thikn about how much is used to create something disposable. The energy for the materials, production, distribution, disposal.... At least with cloth it is being reused (and does not have to be recreated for each use)!
BTW, I found some training pants online. I have ordered those (a justifiable purchase). I also located a place to fix my mother's sewing machine. I will NOT go through this again.