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Would you knowingly buy from a WAHM who doesn't practice AP?

post #1 of 76
Thread Starter 
I just realized the other day that I assume all the diaper WAHMs out there are attachment parents. Is that a silly assumption? Do you assume that too? Would you buy from a WAHM if you knew she didn't or thought she didn't practice AP?
post #2 of 76
I assume that most WAHMs who make diaper products probably lean more toward AP then not.But either way if they make good products , I'll buy.
post #3 of 76
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Would you buy from a WAHM if you knew she didn't or thought she didn't practice AP?
Sure I would! If the product is good, and the service is good too, I would. I would still want to support another mama even if her parenting style is different than mine.
post #4 of 76
hmmm, I figure most WAHMs are AP, but they dont have to be completely AP, just do some of the AP stuff. There ARE things that if I KNEW 100% that they did or didnt do(not AP stuff but other stuff I feel strongly about), I would not buy from them, but I havent come across one yet, LOL
post #5 of 76
I think AP is different things to different people, and/or some practice it to a different degree.
For example, I'm definitely not AP, but I'm definitely not mainstream either.
For me personally, if someone makes/sells something I love, I don't really even think about what choices they make as parents, ya know what I mean?
post #6 of 76
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Sure I would! If the product is good, and the service is good too, I would. I would still want to support another mama even if her parenting style is different than mine
Yep. Me too.
post #7 of 76
To tell you the truth, I've never even thought about a WAHM's parenting style when I buy from her. All I notice is if she makes good diapers...and for a reasonable price! heh

I'm sure that we are all so different that we couldn't possibly match up to everyone's parenting style.

Liz
post #8 of 76
Thread Starter 
I know there are many levels of AP, but basically I mean being a loving mother and attentive and all that. Like I wouldn't want to buy a diaper that was sewn while a baby cried in her crib or drank a propped up bottle in the corner by herself. I assume diaper WAHMs don't practice this type of parenting so I enjoy buying from them. But hypothetically if I knew one did practice that type of parenting I would feel uncomfortable buying from them. I guess I mean a very loose interpretation of AP.
post #9 of 76
If I found out they practiced Ezzo, I'd never buy another item from them again.

Seriously, I feel that strongly against Ezzo and his Baby-UN-wise.
post #10 of 76
how would u know they were ap or not anyway?

if a wahm doesnt use a sling or formula feeds etc i'd still buy from her but if somehow i knew she spanked her kids i would avoid buying from her
post #11 of 76
If its a quality product that I really like--you bet!
post #12 of 76
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Originally Posted by 2much2luv
I know there are many levels of AP, but basically I mean being a loving mother and attentive and all that. Like I wouldn't want to buy a diaper that was sewn while a baby cried in her crib or drank a propped up bottle in the corner by herself. I assume diaper WAHMs don't practice this type of parenting so I enjoy buying from them. But hypothetically if I knew one did practice that type of parenting I would feel uncomfortable buying from them. I guess I mean a very loose interpretation of AP.
Well, I don't think I could ever find this out for sure, but if there were a way to know, it would certainly be important to me that the mom was respectful to her children. One of the reasons I like to support WAHM's is that I feel I'm helping moms take care of their kids. I agree with your take on not wanting to buy from a mom that was completely ignoring her babe.

There are a lot of quality products out there. There are lots of quality clothes - I try when possible to buy those made with fair labor practices. I'd try and do the same for my dipes.
post #13 of 76
What difference does it make? Not everyone that cloth diapers is AP.
I am not AP, but I practice "AP" things.
If there's quality and the product works well, and is cute
who cares.
post #14 of 76
I would.
post #15 of 76
Thread Starter 
Well, there is no way to know for sure. maybe if they sold Ezzo on their website or had some questionable links. But just like I *try* to avoid shopping at Walmart for ethical reasons I would really want to avoid a WAHM who had no respect for her children and practiced things I consider awful. Just to clarify, I'm not talking about formula feeding or using a crib or anything like that. I don't mean to say all mothers have to parent just as I do.
post #16 of 76
Thread Starter 
Hurry! Tell us before they close it.
post #17 of 76
Heck yeah. It's not my job to tell mamas how to parent their kids. I only open my big mouth if something nasty is going on.

~Daednu
post #18 of 76
"AP" is such a catch-phrase these days that I almost hate to hear it. It makes my stomach churn. But that's beside the point. I think anyone who is a WAHM making CD's is probably going to be a very instinctive parent. Just a guess.
post #19 of 76
In general, I make every attempt possible to make sure that my money goes to support values I uphold (after all, that's why I try to buy from WAHMs in the first place!), so if I discovered a WAHM does something in her private life that I find reprehensible, I would likely look around for another place to shop. But I'm certainly not going around hunting up dirt!
post #20 of 76

I prefer to buy from those who are dedicated to their

product and believe in the whole spectrum of cloth diapering but I would not judge anyone for their parenting style.
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