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View Poll Results: How old are you, CD mama?
Under 18 1 0.32%
19-25 67 21.20%
26-30 142 44.94%
31-35 74 23.42%
36-40 21 6.65%
41-45 11 3.48%
46-50 0 0%
51 plus 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Do you think I am telling you how old I am? 0 0%
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Old 10-28-2004, 03:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Today I had a few older women tell me how CRAZY I was to CD, raved about the "ultra modern" sposies, etc. Anyhow, they concluded by chalking it up to my age (I am 24, yep that is right child of the 80s). They figured "new age" YOUNG mothers must be the only ones CDing. Now that is a bit of a generalization....

And I find that hard to believe. But most older women I know cannot fathom forgoing the "convenience" of sposies for cloth. But we all know that is a load right :

They also said I did not fit the profile for a CDing mama? And that is???? I am not extreme looking, nor am I mainstream looking. Just me

All this got me thinking...so my question, my informal unscientific poll, for you CDing mamas is....how old are you?????

I want to see how right they were Or wrong!

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um there isnt a choice for me, LOL
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What exactly should a cd'ing mama look like I wonder...

I'm 28. Do I still count as a young mama? :LOL I guess I'm middle of the road mom agewise...

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hehe both

You had a birthday I take it?

I was 22 when I started, and I am 24 now (but I feel 21 still DOES THAT COUNT?)

I should have included I am [this old]....but I feel[this old] :

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You had a birthday I take it?
Id check my current age, but there isnt a choice for me, take a look and see if you can figure it out, LOL
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um there isnt a choice for me, LOL

duh! 0-18 instead of Under 18, or 18 and Under. I am not so quick

I get it

Forgive me for saying, but you are so experienced in your writing I would have NEVER guessed you were an 80s child too. In fact I would have thought you had years on me Weird how you have a preconceived thought of someone and when you find out something that is different than you though, kwim? Not to articulate tonight, forgive me

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LOL yup, thats me always ahead of my time

now go answer my TP thread, LOL
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What exactly should a cd'ing mama look like I wonder...
I wondered the EXACT same thing?! I was not entirely sure what they meant, but hey I did not ask. I wish I did

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I'm 28. Do I still count as a young mama? :LOL I guess I'm middle of the road mom agewise...
I think that is still young. Of course I think anything under 50 is young. All about perspective I guess. Do you FEEL young?

Let me point out, I think 50-75 is middle aged and over 75 is getting old I do not think once you are over 50 you are old :LOL (In fact my mama is 52 and she seems like she is still in her 30s )

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Forgive me for saying, but you are so experienced in your writing I would have NEVER guessed you were an 80s child too. In fact I would have thought you had years on me Weird how you have a preconceived thought of someone and when you find out something that is different than you though, kwim? Not to articulate tonight, forgive me
I hope no one ever holds it against me though, there is so much I have learned to share with people Id hope they never think i dont know what Im saying just because Im "still a kid"
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I think that is still young. Of course I think anything under 50 is young. All about perspective I guess. Do you FEEL young?

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I don't feel any different now than I did 10 years ago. My grandma is the same way...to quote my grandma "You know I still feel like I'm 19 years old. It's only when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror that I have to stop and think...Who is that old woman? I just try not to look in the mirror that often." She's 75.

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If you are half as intelligent IRL as you are in your posts, then I would say you have no problems. Plus you are not a kid, you are a legal adult :LOL But having not ever known your age I would have thought you to be very experienced, wordly and intelligent--and that won't change now that I do know it. I value your insights and posts, as I know others do. Not to mention, I have always been an old soul. And you seem to be one too.

I do not think it is your age as much as how you present yourself, how you act and how you articulate your thoughts... And you seem to have that down!

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I don't feel any different now than I did 10 years ago. My grandma is the same way...to quote my grandma "You know I still feel like I'm 19 years old. It's only when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror that I have to stop and think...Who is that old woman? I just try not to look in the mirror that often." She's 75.
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I feel 40, does that change my vote? LOL
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Woohoo for the 80s. I'm 23 and will be 24 in December. It's nice to see others the same age! I'm always the "baby" in social circles.

I haven't got a clue what a CDing mama "should" look like, but I'm sure I'm not it! :LOL

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But most older women I know cannot fathom forgoing the "convenience" of sposies for cloth. But we all know that is a load right :
*snort* I was just imagining that 'load'...


It's kinda strange around me - all the people my age think cloth diapers are almost evil/difficult/whatever, while most people that are at least 2 decades or more older than me thinks it's great we use 'real' diapers! FTR, I'm 25, and live in a small town in Idaho.

Our elderly snowbird neighbors saw ds in just a diaper (a plain, ubcpf even) in July and got so excited about it, it was really cute. My old boss thought it was great, and everybody (save for my bizarre SIL) in our families kinda like that we're doing it.

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26 and 2 months exactly hehe - started CDing when I was 23!

I know we have some seasoned mamas here... but I DO think that young mamas are reviving CDing. I just want Oprah to do a show on it and we will be all set! CDing will be mainstream! :LOL
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I'll be 28 in a few months. Time goes by too fast once you have kids. Wasn't I *just* 21?
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Of course I think anything under 50 is young. All about perspective I guess. Do you FEEL young?
Some days yes and some days no - it depends on how many tantrums DD has had that day and how much sleep DS has allowed me to get that night :LOL

As a woman of advanced maternal age (40 ) I know most of my friends do not or did not use cloth. I didn't with DD and only decided to try when some of the Moms in my online playgroup switched. I'm also one of the few in my circle of my friends irl who believe in extended nursing, co-sleeping and no circ......

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Well, I feel old now. Where I live we are considered so young to already have two kids (I'm 32), but nationwide I am apparently a geezer. Or maybe all the old mamas here have already gone to bed!
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Some days yes and some days no - it depends on how many tantrums DD has had that day and how much sleep DS has allowed me to get that night :LOL

As a woman of advanced maternal age (40 ) I know most of my friends do not or did not use cloth. I didn't with DD and only decided to try when some of the Moms in my online playgroup switched. I'm also one of the few in my circle of my friends irl who believe in extended nursing, co-sleeping and no circ......

This is what a old semi crunchy woman looks like
me

Seriously, If I looked that good now at my "youngish" age I would be posting pics all over the place...:LOL

I'm also the only one I know irl who ebf's, cd's, babywears etc etc. I'm a pioneer in my neighbourhood

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I turned 25 last month.

I was born in the 70's.. albeit late 70's but who's counting!
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Seriously, If I looked that good now at my "youngish" age I would be posting pics all over the place...:LOL

Thanks! You just made my day, heck my week!!
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I turned 25 last month.

I was born in the 70's.. albeit late 70's but who's counting!
Hey.... I turned 25 last month, too.... werid!
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Hey.... I turned 25 last month, too.... werid!
:LOL Our first children are boys, both born in the same month.. we are the same age both born in the same month. Anything else you want to disclose my cloth diapering twin??
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I am 30 did not cd my first dd, and am cding my 2nd dd who is 3 months old. Almost eveyone I know IRL cds, ens, etc...but it took a lot of work and a few years to build our little bubble(as we like to put it). We range from 21-33 for cders.
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i'm 22.

it's great to see other young mama's cd'ing!
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I'm an old bat but having a ton of fun BFing and CDing. I'm a child of the 70s though. Everyone was a hippy WAAAAYYYY back then. :LOL

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Seriously, If I looked that good now at my "youngish" age I would be posting pics all over the place...:LOL
ITA, you look great! A beauty.



I'm 25 too, but didn't have a b-day last month, lol.
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23 here...weird, seepae and klothos i thought both of you were older than me! there's a lot of younguns here.
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I just turned 28 on the 18th.

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