Now though, all of my babes except my first were and are cloth diapered and I wouldn't have it any other way. My sister just found the beauty of cloth as well She's jenny0314 on here and she is cloth diapering both of my nieces, and she may be even a better hyena than me :LOL
All my family is suportive of us using cd. Mil did find it weird at first.
My sis will cd when she has a babe, since I've shown her how cute/easy/soft/fun it is.
My (stupid) BIL has said "Only Huggies for my kid." His wife is due in July. He also doesn't want to be in the delivery room when the kid is born. And, he thinks he will be leaving his 2 month old for a weekend getaway, among other things.
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My dh and his 4 siblings were all cd too; dh thinks his mom used a diaper service because he doesn't remember her washing them. She doesn't remember much either- she wasn't able to remember how to fold the diapers to show me how to use them, back when dd was a newborn and we were trying to figure things out!
My sisters don't have kids yet, but I think they are planning on using cloth when the time comes- I've already given them quite an education on cloth and all the variety available today!
None of dh's siblings use cloth, despite being told the benefits, etc many times. At my baby shower my SIL gave me a card with $30 and a note that said "You should use disposable diapers". Another SIL has 8 children, all diapered using disposables. Can you imagine how much $$$$$$ they have spent on diapers over the years? She seemed kind of interested in cloth, especially when I showed her AIO's and how easy they are, but she didn't switch. Anyway, dh has a HUGE family with lots of cousins, etc, and NONE of them are using cloth. I think most of them think I'm weird.
My family thinks I'm a little weird. I really never considered not cloth diapering. I have an article I pulled out of the newspaper when I was a teenager (15+ years ago) with hints on caring for cloth diapers!!!
My older brother and my sisters cloth diaper but my younger brother doesn't. The reason I had to buy more infant prefolds and small and medium covers was because I gave them to my younger sister and SIL and they got lost or given on to someone else. But I got lots of diapers from them with my first so I didn't have to buy any then.
DH and I are both the oldest children in our families (he's 26, I'm 25). None of our siblings are married, and one of my BILs is studying to be a priest, so I don't have to convert him
But the other siblings? Not sure. I don't think my brother would use cloth, though he's much more liberal than I. My sister? She's a senior in high school and doesn't think of things like diapers. And when I get talking about diapers she sort of stares in that zoning-out kind of way, nodding occassionally to keep me happy
BIL2 isn't married but I don't know if he'd use cloth... although I know he's changed one of K's FBs before! And BIL4? He's just 19. In Korea in the army. I'm sure he doesn't think about diapers
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My sister (my parents got a big suprise after they adopted me...and my sister is their biological child) was cd'd. My mom was the first crunchy person I knew. She nursed my sister, cloth diapered her (washed them herself) and she is just an incredibly crunchy mama..still! When she visited me after younger dd was born..she was petting my cloth diapers HA HA.
My cousin and his wife cd their kids. After they conceived their second child they picked my brain. They use FB's and I have given them some Wonderoos. If my sister is smart she'll cd too. She's a level three NICU nurse and she will hear it from me if she puts paper pants on her children. Besides..she was CD'd
We are LDS and the sister missionaries have been coming over frequently and we change dd in front of them all of the time..and we've given them the inside scoop each time. Most of them will go on to have families..so I'm speaking to the right crowd LOL. They were really grossed out after I told them what was in disposable diapers. They love all my diapers..they always ask Lillian to show off the diaper she is wearing LOL.
I'm sure my dh's mother did- she had her kids in Vietnam, and from what I've heard, and the pics I've seen, I'm sure there were no sposies in the picture.
Funny thing, my mom has always thought I should use sposies- because they're easier, and she thinks that dipes w/sewn in soakers can't really get clean and rinsed all that well.
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ETA that I have 2 brothers, 1 is older than me, (in his 30s), and a confirmed bachelor. The other is younger than me, he's 25, and getting married in the fall and if they have kids, I can guarantee they won't cd. His fiancee is the very mainstream. She was really shocked by my homebirths and kept asking me if it was safe. I am not going to let bfing go though, I already sing the benefits to her whenever I can. Maybe I need to show her some super cute cloth.
One of my aunts used cloth on at least one of her kids, I can remember her showing me how to fold them (flats and prefolds) when I was 12 .
Two of my cousins and one SIL use/used cloth part time. I'm doing my best to convert the rest
I am the only one that I know who currently cd's but my cousin is hooked on dd's and is busy buying up dipes for her ds...she hasn't gotten any yet, but they are in the mail!! (including a kick ass fleece cover that I would have bought, if I had a son! )
Both mom and MIL are okay with it, they both offered to pay for a month of diaper service for us, totalling 2 months, but we didn't like the one in our town (only one) and I got a bunch of really cool dipes shortly thereafter...MIL did give me money for cloth though, in lieu of the serivce, so that was cool. I also showed her how to put them on dd, since she wanted to change her. When we go to visit the gp's we stay with dh's parents, and of course I bring the stash...and she is wonderful about making sure I get to wash them and all that...
My 18 year old sis, who LOVES dd's cd's and wants to bf, co-sleep and just ap in general too...she is gonna be a great mom. My 20 year old bro is also hoping to have his in cds, but he needs to find the woman first, he says! (so true) Also, my sil will most likely cd...she is very ap minded, wants a homebirth, has already made her own sling for the kids in the daycare she works at, etc..she is very crafty so I am sure she will make her own...WAHM in the making I think???
That would be cool, I could be the family member of a WAHM like you were mentioning!!
My baby book says that I got a rash and the doc said to put me in cloth.
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But now dd's 8 months old, finishing daycare (I'm leaving my job for a while) and I'm going to give them a shot.
The only people who know we are going to cloth diaper are my parents and my brother and his wife. She tried it once but I don't think she liked it too much. I really thought she would go nuts for it but I know her 2 year old is in sposie training pants. Bummers.
I hate that people say that sposies don't have to get changed as often, I don't see how this is true. Even though I haven't used cloth yet I remember using the sposies on my nephews very well and I remember changing them alot when I babysat them. Even if it was just pee the diaper was soooo heavy and smelled of pee. I wasn't gonna leave that on them just cuz they didn't poo! Their diaper was sagging and smelled and if they peed again I don't know if it would of held it. I never chanced it so who knows.
Even my husband was exited to see the cloth dipes when they arrived. He said in his cutest babylike voice he could "They are just so cute." Ah, I'm glad he is all for it.
I dread his dad finding out that we are cloth diapering though cuz he already hates how we just have to be "so different" about everything. LOL
Safe to say, nobody in our family has recently done the cloth thing. The last that did it on a regular basis was my grandmother because that is all they had to use. So, my dad thinks it is cool that we are doing it. Says he has changed lots of them, he was one of 9.
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