Two New Guest Posts

January 30th, 2010 by Dionna | 2 Comments
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I forgot to mention that I’ve had two new guest posts go up on other sites this week, please take a minute to check both the posts and the other sites out.

The first article is the second in a series on why we chose cloth. It’s over on Go Green Street. Here is a snippet:

Superabsorbent diapers contain another controversial chemical: sodium polyacrylate. Sodium polyacrylate is a powder inserted into the inner compartment of disposable diapers. It is the substance that allows disposable diapers to hold up to 7 lbs of liquid; it is also the “substance that was removed from tampons in 1985 because of its link to toxic shock syndrome.” When the sodium polyacrylate powder is wet, it turns into a gel. If you have ever seen gel-like crystals oozing out of a wet disposable diaper, you’ve seen sodium polyacrylate.

There have been no studies performed to determine what the long-term effects are of having this chemical in constant contact with babies’ reproductive organs. We do know, however, that in the short term it can cause allergic reactions, severe skin irritations, oozing blood from the perineum and scrotum, fever, vomiting, and staph infections. Sodium polyacrylate has killed children who ingested as little as five grams of the chemical, and it causes health issues in the workers who manufacture it.

The second article is on API Speaks, and is entitled “Modeling API Values.” It is full of pictures of my favorite person, which makes it worth a perusal. Here is a snippet:

Looking through some recent pictures of my son (Kieran), I realized that we (as parents who share these values) might be doing more just by modeling these concepts to our children. Of course I will continue to extol the value of full-term breastfeeding, and I will defend every mother’s right to nurse in public when, where and how she wants to. But I take immense comfort in the fact that my son might not need to fight these same battles because we are normalizing it for his generation, simply by living.

If you are looking for someone to guest post, let me know!

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2 Responses to:
"Two New Guest Posts"

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for visiting me over at Crafty Girls Workshop blog. I don’t have any kids yet, but I think my sister (who is closer to having kids than me) would be pretty interested in the topics you discuss on your blog. I’ll pass your URL on to her. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back soon.

    P.S. I LOVE making raggy blankets, they are so easy and fun.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Thanks Anna! I’ll have pics of our new rag quilt up tomorrow – I’m excited to share it :)

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