Hot damn people like to debate on the most random things!
"We are going to cloth diaper"= so many ridiculous responses!
I made the decision before we conceived Bremy that we'd give cloth diapering a try. I'd been introduced to the "new" way of cloth diapering and was in awe of how easy they were and how cost effective. I've been doing some research on brands, methods and do's and don'ts since that time. And after really thinking it over, I think it's a great decision for our family. Even B is on board after seeing several friends make it work. I'm a little nervous about the laundry and having enough of a supply--but all in all I think it's going to work.
What I didn't anticipate was the backlash. I don't think I'd ever told friends/family that we'd be cloth diapering Bremy as we lost her before those topics really came up. This time, it's come up and I've seriously been met with so much judgement. Mostly from people who have no idea what's out there and how easy it is these days. Even my mom was really opposed until I showed her how they work. The thing is, as a first time mom, the comments kind of sting. What I've noticed is that this is a subject that people do not hold back on. Everyone seems to have an opinion and they seem willing to share it with me, even if it's really not very nice. What I don't understand is that it's not as though these particular people will ever have to change my daughter's diaper, so it just seems strange that they care so much!
I read this post before I received much backlash myself, but now that I'm getting the comments I can completely relate. It reminds me a lot of the breast feeding/formula feeding debate. Everyone seems to have an opinion even though they usually only have experience with one side.
I'm working on my responses to these comments as they usually catch me off guard. I do plan on having a supply of disposables just in case, but am really hoping we can make cloth diapering work for us!
If anyone has any tips or suggestions I'd love to hear them!