"I am surprised at the number of people that I see that post to the hot topics but don't seem to take the time to post to the 'help me" posts. There are a lot of those posts that don't get the proper number of replies. And it's very sad."
Wasting my time here, I know, but as I've said several times, I really don't think this is true.
Maybe the reality is that some of us who are dissenting here are not posting mainly on diapering because diapering is not a big topic for us. It's something we do, are interested in, but not enough to post a ton on the board about. That is certainly the case for me, but does it mean that I have no right to express an opinion about this topic? I don't comment much about fluffy mail or new stockings because I am not that interested in either. But I am
interested in cloth diapering as a NFL issue and in gently helping others who might wish to make the switch to cloth.
As I just said, I can help someone who asks about pocket diapers and a few WAHM diapers, but that's about it. I am not enough of an expert to give people detailed advice about a newborn stash (although if it is something specific that I know about, eg recently about wonderoos, I post becasue this is something I am doing myself, have been researching, and have questions along with some answers for others.)
Maybe then, those who are finding the tone here about non-cd users uncomfortable are less passionate about cloth diapers and so are seeing the whole picture more completely. ie, how these women at the LLL meeting, or anyone reading here, may feel having someone either IRL or on this board talking about them this way because they don't make the choices that we have made.
I really think that if you take the line that anyone who is not in agreement with the majority here is just out to cause trouble, you are missing the important point that many of us are trying to make.
How many of us are perfect? I put all sorts of poisons into my first child's body via vaccinations, before I read enough from both sides to really
understand what I was doing. I did, however, know more about nutrition, and fed all my children only breastmilk then organic foods. It did not occur to me that disposable diapers were full of chemicals though!
Maybe that was obvious to most of you, but it had not truly occurred to me. Everyone around me used them, and I had never seen a modern cloth diaper. Several people have made that point, but it seems to go unheeded here.
Was I hypocritical, or just a little imperfect?
That is the point that some of us were trying to make. To just ease up on these mamas who don't meet with your ideals. Sure, the disappointment of the OP is understandable, but to attack them this way, and to then dismiss anyone who puts an alternative point of view as being here simply to make trouble, shows a close-mindedness imo. Saying that it's fine to talk about non-cding mothers this way here because it's a diapering forum is missing the point. Intolerance is intolerance.
Now, to have phrased the OP differently - eg: to invite a discussion about why so few mums have learned about cding, using the example of attending the LLL meeting, would make for a far more interesting and useful debate imo. The people we should be criticising should surely be the people promoting these disposable diapers and giving out their free samples to hook parents. Not those who honestly have never even seen any alternative.
With this, I"m leaving this thread. I know I"m heavily outnumbered here.