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Pampered Babies

by | 19th, May 2005

‘“I HAVE broken many promises in my lifetime, but few betrayals have felt as faithless as my failure to keep my son Arthur in reusable nappies.” So says Ruth Gledhill in the Times.

Mr Hartigan is once again threatened with the naughty step

The case of reusable nappies has yet to reach the level of the fur debate, and we doubt that as Gledhill dines at a swanky eatery with her pampered son a masked intruder will toss a heavily soiled nappy onto her plate.

But debate still rages, and giving the counter argument to reusables is Elizabeth Hartigan.

Stopping just short of saying how her baby would rather go naked than wear disposables, Hartigan begins her appeal with the delightful: “Why should parents still use cloth nappies? Because they are lovely.”

She goes on to enthuse about the fact that cloth nappies are “easy to launder”, “look and feel great”, and come in “a huge variety of shapes and styles, patterns and colours, so that anyone can find a range to suit their personal style and budget”.

To Hartigan, nappies are not simple strips of cloth for catching poo and wee, but articles of high fashion. They are nothing less than pashminas for bums.

But why are Gledhill and Hartigan telling us, you cry? Sure, it is desperately interesting stuff, and Britain’s community of nappy fetishists are

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