6/15/11 at 6:21am
Posts by Galatea
6/14/11 at 9:30pm
B/c I care about this community and this thread (and all its previous incarnations) hurts it. There is resentment, judgment, perceived judgment, alienation, complaining, and us-versus-them-ism. This thread is exactly what is complained about in this thread: a place where people list things they actually don't want to be judged for so that they can complain that they are being judged for these things by a community which is against those things. And now there will be a...
6/14/11 at 9:01pm
Seriously, when does this happen? How can I be here 7 years with 6600 posts and never see this sort of stuff? And even if it did happen, who cares? If it doesn't bother you, then why should it matter to you if it does bother someone else? Does that judgmental person have the power to ban you? Does their opinion of you make or break your day? I think we also have to remember that everyone has their own most important cause that maybe brought them here, or they...
6/14/11 at 7:59pm
I meant, I don't care if some things I do or believe don't fit in with the MDC philosophy, and I don't post about them here, and I don't expect others here to be supportive of them. I am posting in this thread b/c I think threads like this are divisive and hurtful to all involved. They demean our community and propagate mommy wars. I want people here to reconsider what they are doing in posting a list of "non-crunchy" things: they are feeding negative feelings in...
6/14/11 at 7:07pm
Or, perhaps, there are people everywhere on the continuum who are just insecure, and who perceive anything different as a personal affront. Those extreme viewpoints you listed are total strawmen and I have never seen anything of the type, but I have seen 1 zillion of these "I'm not crunchy" threads. We need to go back to shutting them down b/c they are divisive, and rather than ameliorate mommy wars, they cause them. What I see here is people complaining about a...
6/14/11 at 1:43pm
I have been here 7 years and threads like these always pop up and they are always a drag, and here's my opinion why: We all do what we think is best. Sometimes we learn about something else, and it might make us feel bad, and then we might change what we do. Or it might not make us feel bad, and we might continue with what we were doing. These are our rights as human beings and they apply to everything, not just parenting. That said, there are appropriate...
6/13/11 at 10:10am
6/13/11 at 10:09am
Pockets rarely work at night for heavy wetters. Currently, I am using a Thirsties Duo Fab Fitted (stay-dry for all-night comfort) plus a Joey-Bunz plus a Thirsties Duo Wrap. Another combo I use is a Green Acre Designs one-size semi-fitted (also stay-dry) with 2 Joey-Bunz inside plus a Thirsties cover.
6/12/11 at 5:54am
- Forum: Diapering
Nighttime diapers can get really stinky, but since you are using pockets, you can fix them simply by just bleaching the inserts to kill anything growing in there. For maintenance, I rinse all nighttime diapers in a lot of cold water in the morning before putting them in the pail.
6/12/11 at 5:53am
They're fine, just be careful of any colorful cloths, b/c I bought blue ones once and they ran blue dye over all my diapers. :-(