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Old 09-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #21
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

I don't think I am treated differently....asked a lot of questions, yes. I got a lot of questions when I first joined my mommy group, I was always happy to answer. A few people converted, most of us started talking about it, so many more converted....I hope all of them did it for good and not because it was the "in thing" of the group to do, KWIM? I mean, I know some of them made the switch and are loving it, but others, I don't know.

But, at least now I have people IRL I can talk diapers with

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Old 09-02-2008, 11:53 AM   #22
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eh, no. People think I'm weird because they think I'm weird. Not because I CD. I used to talk about it a lot, now it's just part of what we do. I only talk about it when asked.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:26 PM   #23
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

DH thought I was crazy at first, now he is the first to tell everyone how much better her rashes are. I get odd looks and comments about how gross it is, but oh well.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:34 PM   #24
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2 of my friends didn't actually know until I had to change a poopy diaper this last week and my friends little girl asked if I was going to throw it away & I told her no, I wash these & reuse them. I went onto explain it's better for him & better than I'm not accumulating more garbage for the earth. She's 8, I had to explain it in a way that she would understand & think it was cool. I've been CDing for a few months now, I think 4 maybe 5 months. I felt like my 2 friends were a little snobby about it. Like they were better than cloth. But they never noticed before now, I really don't know what the big deal is.

All my other friends think that it's cool because they know I'm me & don't care what people think. I'm going to do things my way, anyways. & my family CDed most of their kids, so it's "normal" in my family.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #25
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I got only weird response in the 4 years I've been cding...

Can't you afford real diapers?

I was like...umm honey you can't afford my diapers and mine are more real than yours ever will be...

This person said this in front a crowd of mothers and embarrassed me! What kind of question is that to ask another person. She said it so sharky and mean, too. We aren't rich, but we aren't poor either. The nerve!! I wouldn't ever never go up to somebody who use prefolds and say can't you afford fitteds, pockets and ect (I have prefolds and them!)

Sorry I am done ranting...

But other than that I've always gotten positive responses.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #26
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

People just look at me and go "oh ok" SO then they think that only "I" can change him! Like it's too hard or something. And don't get me started on the breastfeeding Cooper is only 9 months old this week and I've already been asked many times when I'm weaning him! Grrrr

Neither cloth diapering OR nursing is too common around my parts It's a shame, really.
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hehe....I JUST got back from a luncheon with a few other mamas who brought all our daughters along. no one had a clue DD was CDed until I had to change her. And one of the mamas came over and said, "what's that?" I just casually said, "A cloth diaper." And she said, "oh yea. we were gonna do that too but they're all too crappy to hold any significant amount of pee...they just leak everywhere...so good luck with that!" wow! come to find out she used the gerber prefolds from target or walmart and I wanted to be like, "NO WONDER!!!" she wouldn't even give mine (er...dd's) a second glance because of the crap for brains gerbers that never worked for her.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:07 PM   #28
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

One of my friends actually told me she was disgusted by my cloth diapers.
I get lots of comments like that. Ewww its so gross. Thats so unsanitary. Poor Zoe...
I also get comments on making my own baby food, using natural products etc...
I chalk it up to being another moms way of making herself FEEL better that she dosnt do those things KWIM?
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:10 PM   #29
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

The comment I hate the most is "Well, your a better mother/person than me!"
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:14 PM   #30
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Re: Do people treat you differently because you use cloth diapers?

Yes, I have been treated differently, like we are dirty or something bc I put her dirties in a wetbag, not the trash. I assure you, we are definitely not dirty people. Some people think it is cool, but I have met my share of crazies that think it is just horrifyingly disgusting. I don't get too hurt by it though.
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