“Oh my gosh, why would you want to do that!!”
That is what someone I know said to me when they learned I cloth diaper. They were totally repulsed by the thought of cloth diapering a baby. I was a little taken back by their reaction, I had people have negative reactions before but no one acted like I was actually doing some thing so repulsive before. She told me it was not as sanitary has disposable diapers and she thought is was gross.
I of course told her all the reason why cloth diapers are the best option. I told her that cloth diapering is so much cheaper in the long run, you can use the same diapers for more then one child, it is a lot better for the environment, better for babies sensitive skin and how much I loved cloth. They are so cute, why wouldn’t someone like them? She just could not understand why I would be okay with putting poop and pee in my washing machine on a daily basis. I tried telling her it was not that bad, baby clothes get poop and pee on them and we still wash them. She did not agree and I knew she would not change her mind about my diapers but I was okay with that.
Before I started using cloth I had a friend that did. I also thought washing them was going to be gross but she really changed my mind about it. I always thought they were cute but it took some warming up to the idea of cleaning them.
Now I love them and would not want to diaper any other way.
I was just surprised how negative her reaction was, she had no desire to learn about my cloth diapers at all. Anyone else had someone they know react that way to cloth diapers?