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#61 of 72 Old 09-24-2003, 06:51 PM
 
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I don't use dreft on anything because the smell is way too strong for a new little person who's body is just getting used to our world, so I'm not going to buy it just for diapers. You work for them or something? Less detergent is better, just like everything else, they try to get you to overuse (ever looked at the directions on a tube of toothpaste Vs. the size of the spout?) so you buy more.

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Is this a hobby? Or a way you solve a problem so you can do fun stuff with your kids?
Um...not sure what you mean by that? I have fun with my child and I have fun diapering my child and he has fun cloth-diapering his baby doll. I have fun on the 'net while he naps.

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I just wanted to respond to this

I think for many of us, we want them to notice so they can see that cloth is NOT what it used to be, and perhaps spread the joy of cloth diapering(at least for me that's the case)
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\ I have been diapering for around 6.5 yrs and have sorta lost that new and adoring feeling for cloth that some ppl have. Its just something I do now- bc its affordable, bc its an environmentally conscious choice, bc I do love a soft cottony tush in my lap.

I honestly think the obsession is bizarre. Prolly bc I have a 6 and 3 yo and not a first infant. And my dipes are about to cover their third tush.
I'm sitting here shaking my head sadly. I have clth diapered for 10 years, some of my dipes are covering their 5th tush.

And, yeah, it's still a hobby. It became a hobby just in the past year, lol.
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What it means to me is I diaper the baby and we go do fun stuff, as opposed to sitting around thinking about the diapers and shopping for diapers, or sewing diapers or talking about diapers.
Yep , I throw ds in a playpen so I can shop online for diapers all day. Oh and then I take the diapers for a walk and leave ds home.:
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Ok, Mamas, another friendly reminder to avoid personal attacks. Let's keep this place friendly. Soon (I hope you agree) it will be time to close this thread unless anyone has anything novel to add?

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth (not Mae West) was once reported to say:
"If you don't have anything nice to say... come sit over here by me."

And she also added something about keeping the talk on the boards supportive, I'm pretty sure.

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I started before the net, too - and was really into my few dipes back then- I thought Motherease were the bees knees and showed off to the Grandparents how cool they were.

It's still a fun hobby- hey if I have to wash the things, I want to look at something nice. A few fancy covers wow up my day. I need a little wowing- I've been washing dipes for 4 1/2 years. I'm on my last one in dipes and hey- why not go out with a bang?

I'm also overjoyed that my 19 month old is using the potty part time... I will miss my diapers, too... but while you got em in dipes, no reason not to enjoy it! Whatever makes you happy. Wecome to the board

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What it means to me is I diaper the baby and we go do fun stuff, as opposed to sitting around thinking about the diapers and shopping for diapers, or sewing diapers or talking about diapers.
Hmm, in my house diapering is "fun stuff" and then we go do other fun stuff. So sad for you that you only have fun after diapering.

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Yep , I throw ds in a playpen so I can shop online for diapers all day. Oh and then I take the diapers for a walk and leave ds home.:
:LOL :LOL :LOL

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What's really great for me is to see my 80+ year old grandparents gasp in awe in the fact that I use cloth diapers...then to see me throw a snappi and a prefold on my son, cry over the fact that I used a soaker my grandmother had made, and to gasp at the great prints I have for fitteds & then ask me how to use the "new" (read fitteds & wraps) diapers.

That's my all time favorite reason for using cloth diapers.

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Angela - I LOVE the proud feeling I feel from my MIL, Brian's grandmother and my grandmother over my cloth diapers! They are simply amazed how wonderfully sewn and cute they are and Brian's 82 year old grandmother said how silly she felt for never figuring out a way to sew cuter diapers when he was in them (my MIL CD'ed all three of her kids).
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Wow...I didn't open this thread because we have had so many "diapering as a hobby" threads before. But I had to look when it got so long and see it's become quite catty!

Diapering is a hobby for me, one that in no way takes away from my family or keeps me from doing fun things with my children. Sheesh, how silly :

think I'll go pet my diapers, marvel at my monsterous waste of money and pat myself on the back...
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I can't believe how insulted and irate some of you are getting over this thread.

Really, I have never seen a thread dedicated to the hobby of CDing and posted it here bc I figured at Mothering ppl would be serious about conservation, not about collections or consumption.


I never implied anyone threw their kids in playpens to shop for diapers.

I never said you couldn't purchase new diapers or look at new diapers without being obsessed.

What is obsessive is the constant neeeeeed for more more more. And the constant need to perpetuate the incorrect mythology that I see often (as I pointed out) on other boards.

There is a clear differentiation between what you actually need and what you want. And there is a further differentiation between wanting and obsessing.
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I hope you'll agree that we've pretty much exhausted the discussion here, mamas! I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread so we can move on.

Thanks for sharing.

xoxoxo pam
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