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Old 04-26-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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my neighbor loves my dipes!

LOL. My neighbor is late 80's to early 90 years old. She saw me hanging diaper laundry tonight while she was washing dishes. I heard her say to her son as I pulled the first few flats and pfs out "I used those kind of diapers when you were a baby. It was before those throw away kind." And as the diapers kept coming out of the laundry basket she said "I do believe she's USING those cloth diapers". And then she came to the back porch and saw me hanging the pockets and hollered "Are those diapers too?" And I said "Yup" and she said "hang them with the pretty side towards my house please" so I did.

So I did. And then I went over and explained each diaper, and brought back samples off the laundry line. She petted the OBV in one, and the microsuede in the BG. We talked about covers and she said they had wool and rubber pants. I brought over my fleece pants. She took a flat and showed me a fold I don't think I've ever seen or could replicate if I tried! Its kind of like the oragami. It was amazing to see her do it, so fast like she did it yesterday.

She was thrilled with the prints, and the pockets were AMAZING to her. It was great to see her excitement over it. And of course I had odd little bits like inserts, fleece liners, doublers and I showed them to her too. We taled about pins and I showed her my snappi. Oh, and the one size deal on the pockets. (that was cool too)

I told her everyone seems to be going back to glass bottles because of BPA. But now they have silicone sleeves to prevent breakage. She said we'
re all a heck of a lot more educated than parents were then. She said she just either did what felt right, or got advice from her mother.

Its really great that a woman who's baby is 60+ years old and a woman whose baby is a month old could find so much to talk about!

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Old 04-26-2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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that is so nice I doubt any of my neighbours would give two hoots!
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that's really cool. I bet she enjoyed it just as much if not more than you did.
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That is cool! I wish I had neighbors like that.
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Re: my neighbor loves my dipes!

great story! Thanks for sharing.
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How Sweet I wish I had a neighbor like that. Everyone that knows we use cloth diapers thinks it weird and gross.
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Re: my neighbor loves my dipes!

I love hearing about the past generations that are supporting current mommies getting back to basics. I love this! Wish my neighbours were like this.
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What a wonderful story! My mother and grandmother both love that I use cloth since they did too, but pretty much everyone I know aside from them thinks is it gross. And my neighbors give me evil looks when I hang out DS's diapers on the line. Doesn't help that there is a walkway to the playground right behind my house where I hang the diapers lol.
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