I just can't take nonsense anymore!
I'm on this e-mail list and diapers were discussed yesterday. It was a mother-to-be asking for advice on where to put the dirty diapers (disposables). Trying to be helpful, I wrote that we had the bin inside for the first few months. As long as our son was exclusively breastfed, they did not really stink. Then we added other food, the smell got worse, and we had to move the bin outside. I also mentioned briefly that I would like to try reusable diapers this time, though my husband is not sold on the idea. Does all of this sound reasonable?
Apparently not. Someone immediately replied to say breastfed babies do have stinky diapers and to "beware of experts" who scare mothers that something is wrong with their babies if the diapers do stink.
She also wrote that putting the diaper bin outside is "disrespectful" of neighbors and to do so is not "sensible". Our bin has a lid and even my pregnant nose can't smell anything when it's closed!
Finally, she wrote it was "good to think" reusables are good, though they are not really due to the amount of work and strain on the environment. Huh? I just mentioned I wanted to try them. I did not push them on anyone.
Then when I wrote to defend my points, she claimed she never attacked me. Argghhhhh! I just do not have the patience for playing the social circus nowadays. Like when someone counters point-for-point what I thought was a helpful, non-controversial mail.
Is anyone else suffering from a diminishing patience reserve? Share your stories! Assure me I'm not going crazy!