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View Poll Results: How crunchy are you?
Super Crunchy. 36 21.56%
Crisp on the outside, warm and squishy in the middle. 104 62.28%
Wet soggy bread. 27 16.17%
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#1 of 119 Old 06-26-2004, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It seems like there are alot of noncrunchies here, which is odd because I always thought cloth diapers was a crunch thing to do. So, how crunchy are you?
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I'm crispy :LOL
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I consider myself a Super Crunch though I am always working on it.
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Like I said I am wet soggy bread. I tried! I swear I did! We do buy organic when it is there and we CD(it's so darn cute) and bf(I do what is best bor dd). I cannot do the co-sleep thing. I have a VERY bad back. Although at the end of the night towards daybreak it looks like a dogpile in my bed. Does that count?
I try to recycle whenever I can, it just does not happen often. I am just not very good.

ETA...
And one time I even bought one of those prewrapped potatoes to microwave that were washed and ready to go in plastic. That is probably really bad.
Oh and I always buy jello in the single serving containers.


See I am wet bread....bread in milk.
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I'm not crunchy at all.

I vaccinate my daughter.
We eat processed food like you wouldn't believe.
I drive an SUV.
I eat meat, love cheese, and have my share of veal.
I drink bottled water, and more often than not, don't recycle.

I cloth diaper because it's trendy.
I breastfeed because it's the best thing for my child.

Am I going to be banned, now?
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Crispy
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Is there a quiz you can take to find out? I voted for the one in the middle. I recycle, buy organic, bf, cd, try to use more "natural" products for cleaning, etc. I'm more crunchy than anyone I know in my regular life....
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Originally Posted by Miny20
I'm not crunchy at all.

I vaccinate my daughter.
We eat processed food like you wouldn't believe.
I drive an SUV.
I eat meat, love cheese, and have my share of veal.
I drink bottled water, and more often than not, don't recycle.

I cloth diaper because it's trendy.
I breastfeed because it's the best thing for my child.

Am I going to be banned, now?


I think we were seperated at birth. NEED the SUV......LOL.

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I don't know how crunchy we are.....

We babywear.
We are home VBACing in the fall.
Dd is not vaxed.
We CD.
We co-sleep.
We only use natural cleaning stuff.
We buy organic local food.
We hang our clothes on the line.
Dh has hair down his back and a big bushy beard.
We're going plastic-free right now.
I plan to BF the new baby for several years.

But....
Dd was not breastfed.
We drive a RAV4.
We live in a house on Main Street with a yard and a dog and 2 kids....

I don't know what that makes us.
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So you think you're crunchy? Well how crunchy are you?

1. Do you have homebirths?

15 points for “yes” (unassisted)
10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)
5 points for alternative birthing center
2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”
0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

2. Will you circumcise future sons?

5 points for “no”
-5 points for “yes”.

3. Do you use cloth diapers?

20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)
15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)
10 points if “yes” (wash your own)
5 points if “yes” (diaper service)
2 points if “thinking about it”
0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?

10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea
5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)
2 points “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?

10 points if “yes”
5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)
2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)
0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).

6. Do you co-sleep?

10 points for “yes” (all night every night)
5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”.

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?

5 points for “yes”
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?

15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)
10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)
5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?

10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)
5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?

15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)
10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)
5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?

10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)
5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)
2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

12. Do you homeschool?

10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)
5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)
2 points for “thinking about it”
0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?

15 points for no vaccines
10 for delayed, selective vaccination
5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination
2 points for thinking about not vaccinating
0 points for vaxing on schedule.

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?

10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)
5 points if yes (would)
2 points if maybe
0 if no (wouldn't consider it).

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?

10 points if yes (make own)
5 points if yes (buy own)
2 points if thinking about it
0 points if no.

Ratings

120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama

90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

60 – 89 Pretty Crispy

20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola

5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal

0 - 4 Jell-O

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Depends on what all defines one as being "crunchy"
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Crispy mama here

Mommy of 3 super charged kiddos
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Funny, I was gonna start the same thread!

I'm neither crunchy nor mainstream

I cloth diaper b/c it's cheaper and better for baby and environment.
I BF'd b/c it's better for baby.
I vaccinate b/c there is no clear cut better way to go one way or the other, it's risk vs benefit either way.
If I had a boy he'd be circ'd AND I would be REGRETTING it.
I don't cosleep, for a lot of reasons
I carry my baby
I don't let my baby CIO
I eat and drink whatever I want, (mind you I do make healthy food choices)

Here's what it boiles down to for me: If I obsess about doing the right thing all the time, and eat the best quality foods, I'm going to spend the last 10 years of my life drooling on myself and having to pay around $3000 a month to do so.
I do what I want, I stand by my decision to do so, and I do not judge other people for the choices they make, because honestly - what the heck do I care what someone else is doing anyway?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Miny20
I'm not crunchy at all.

I vaccinate my daughter.
We eat processed food like you wouldn't believe.
I drive an SUV.
I eat meat, love cheese, and have my share of veal.
I drink bottled water, and more often than not, don't recycle.

I cloth diaper because it's trendy.
I breastfeed because it's the best thing for my child.

Am I going to be banned, now?
We all here together for the love of cd!!

We don't care if you are crunchy or mainstream!! Lots of gals here aren't crunchy I bet. (Think Summie ) I really don't think it makes any difference! I am semi - crunchy. I would like to be crunchier. Not for anyone else but myself!!

I think this thread is to get to know each other better - not judge anyone!
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68, pretty crispy- right down the middle which is what I expected!
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I'm a 27..that's not too bad is it? LOL.
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66 - Pretty crispy, as I suspected...FWIW!
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I voted crispy on the outside. We have "crunchy" tendancies but aren't hard core crunch.

According to the poll, I'm securely in the Pretty Crispy catagory with an 86. Which is funny because:

We eat meat (with a passion ) but I do most of our baking and we have a garden.
We have an SUV and don't plan to ever get rid of it.
We enjoy Disney and cable.
DH is military.
I enjoy McDonalds way too much. : DH loves Whataburger and Chick-fil-a. :LOL :LOL
We don't recycle enough. : :
We don't co-sleep. I wake up with every twitch. :LOL

Like I said... we have crunchy tendancies. But they are good ones.
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I voted for wet soggy bread, but then I took the quiz and got an 86. The only reason it was so high, though is because I make and use cloth for both myself and my babies. We don't buy organic very often (though I would like to) b/c we can't afford it. We only partially co-sleep, doesn't really work for us. We did most of the vaccinations. I did bf, but dd weaned herself early at 13 months b/c my milk dried up due to pregnancy. We don't recycle either, I guess we're too lazy. I try, and I'm getting more crunchy every day. A year ago, I was not crunchy at all. Then I stumbled upon MDC in my cloth diapering quest.

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Well, I got a 77 on that quiz thingy which is "crispy", but really I feel "chewy". I know people WAAAAY more crunchy than me.
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I got a 60 60 – 89 Pretty Crispy although I said soggy bread!

The 2 thing I do that ya all would hate me for is this:
I vax
I circ' (because of religion NOT looks)

I CD
I BF and plan to self-wean
I co-sleep
I babywear (sling)
I eat very little processed foods
We buy organic when we can but thats not all that often
Im thinkking bout Mama Cloth for me but I dont even use pads, I use Tampons! Do they have those in cloth? LOL

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90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

That's us!! Wow, I didn't think I was that crunchy!

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According to the quiz I'm 59- - "Sprinkled with Granola" which sounds about right to me...I'm almost "pretty crispy"
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116 (90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!)Wow, I'm crunchier than I thought. Thank God it didn't ask what I drive or how much TV I watch.
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hmmm both dh and I are fairly crispy. But I think the fact that we are raging meatatarians : bumps us down a notch. If it weren't for that I suppose we'd be crunchy.

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64 Like I said... crispy! lol
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I got a 36- pretty sure that's wet soggy bread...but around here, I'm a pretty out-of-the-box kind of mama!
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I got exactly a 90 "(90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!)Wow, I'm crunchier than I thought. Thank God it didn't ask what I drive or how much TV I watch." or even what

Ditto.....Althougth I am not as crunchy as I want to be......and know people more crunchy then me........so jealouse
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according to measuring devices, I'm super crunchy...but I sit here drinking my red bull, feeling kinda squishy. I don't eat organic exclusively..the rest yeah...hb, cosleep, hs sling, bf till college (lol) blah blah blah. you get the idea.

I think my dh has far surpassed me...as lay there, curled up on the bed this morning watching him do his 30min yoga routine. whadda guy.


I felt much crunchier when my stash consisted of 26 prefolds and 4 alexis covers...
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