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Old 10-13-2008, 03:16 PM   #131
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

i have always been a bit of a free spirit, so being "different" is a great thing to me! "different", "tree hugger", "hippie"; these are all words that tell me i am leading the life i think i am. i haven't ever really been one to care what others think about me though.

i guess i have gotten negative responses to many green/healthy things i do, but never mean. i don't necessarily view them as negative, just uneducated responses to the topic at hand. so, it never bothers me. i just see it as an opportunity to expand someone's knowledge (and i always look for other people to do the same for me- we never know as much as we think we do, LOL).

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #132
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it happened when my son died.
and the coroner came to the hospital, she looked at me and said
"dont you use pampers???!!!"
that is the first time someone made me feel like a weirdo for using cloth.
when they were trying to resucitate him they had to take away his clothes and saw a bummis then a snappi and a chinese prefold...
they were not expecting that I guess
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:59 PM   #133
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I get the WTH would you do that "look"..
even from people like my MIL who had all her kids in cloth.
I guess it's comparable to wiping your butt with leaves to everyone, why would you do it when we have toilet paper now?
There are very few people who look beyond that...but when I tell other parents to little one's still in diapers how much we spend a month on diapering supplies (nothing besides what I get on here) they are amazed and suddenly I'm not so insane.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:47 PM   #134
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i surround myself around people who accept me as is.. the cloth diapering has never been looked down upon. other then my dhs mom who thinks we are trying to just be cheapp!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #135
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I think people are scared of things that are different to them. Instead of embracing something new, they shun it. I live in the Capitol of disposable diapers, Cincinnati, home base for P&G (Pampers). I think some would rather shun you than ask questions. I have never been looked down upon by my circle of friends...that is what is important to me.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:24 PM   #136
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I have had it both ways. I guess as people become more educated about cloth that will change. My MIL said that they are too bulky and that my DS would be bow legged..........HE HE
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:07 PM   #137
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I guess I'm a meanie. Nobody ever has anything negative to say about anything I do. I guess they're afraid I'll bite their head off.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #138
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

I have gotten odd questions from people, but I don't know why others care what kind of diapers I use. None of my friends cd, but I have one friend who doesn't have children who I think will use them, and those who don't use them don't make fun of me for it. I think it goes both ways, though...I have to make sure I don't ridicule them for their choices, either, even if it seems like cloth is obviously the better choice.
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I've got other moms to CD after tell them all about it. When you say " no more pins and rubber pants" they listen. And I have found showing them how cute they are really helps. But i could talk about it for hours. I had my father in law say " well how can you use them as rags after now" ( we use pockets) so most people think its great. Just find other people that are like minded. My husband now talks about it too.
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At first people seem a little surprised, but once I explain there's no more plastic pants, they think CDs are pretty cool. I've never gotten negative reactions.
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