"I totally agree chasing a toddler is SOOO much harder then changing a diaper!"
Am I the only one with a child who is a nightmare to change? My older dd hates nappy changing and will tell me quite clearly that she doesnt want it done. If it's poopy, I insist, and she generally agrees, but if it's wet, it would be such a battle to change it, that I don't bother until it's really necessary. She's a sposie girl (wouldnt make the switch) so I guess I'm one of those terrible mamas as far as she's concerned.
Now, dd #2 is in cloth, and also hates changes, but is still small enough for me to be able to persuade her to be changed more often. So I guess I"m half good, half bad.
Makes sense, as I have one foot in the sposie camp and one in the cloth camp.
Seriously, I agree that leaving a child in poop is disgusting, although many of my friends, both cloth and sposie users, have to negotiate for a considerable time to get their children to agree to a change for a poopy diaper. They have to balance the hygeine, grossness (to them) of a poopy diaper, against coercing their child into a change that he or she is resisting. Which means removing the child from an activity they are enjoying.
It's all a question of balance, and we all try to make the best judgements - none of us are perfect!