I do. I hate it when I get my guy all gussied up (hehe) in my fave cover w/a cute shirt and no one notices....not even at the HFS! It really bothers me quite a bit. Especially when I score something rather hyenaish and not only does no one appreciate it, but people would freak if you told them how much you paid for it. And then that gets me ticked off all over agian. **sigh** thank goodness for upcoming diaper parties!
If someone notices, it's only negative. I took ds to get his pics done when he was 2 wks and some were in a diaper. The photographer at The Picture People was just dumbfounded by his cloth diaper. She couldn't believe that I would *want* to use a cloth diaper, and didn't seem to believe me when I told her that there is a big cloth diaper movement out there and a lot of people who really love cloth diapers.
Now I can't wait to get ds's 6 wk pics done in his "born at home" diaper this upcoming weekend.
Not only will I most likely be treated like a freak for using cloth, but I will also get comments about his being born at home, I am sure. You know, ones like "Isn't that dangerous?" Can you tell I've gotten those before?
I've quit trying to show off DS's diapers. I would get upset if nobody noticed and I was sick of having to explain myself and CDs so Now I just put shorts or pants on over them and someone notices then they do and if not their loss. Ihate the wierd looks I get when he is in wool and tshirt also so I mostly keep my beautifull wool at home. They have no idea what they are missing out on. I love CDing and woldn't change it for the world. I've even had the peditrician ask me to bring him in a disposie because they have no idea how much one of his CDs weighs. I told him I didn't have any disposies and he could weigh DS naked and the AIO works just like a disposie as far as getting on off goes. So I can't even show off his cute little sweater butt at the docs office. I guess I could put him in a aplix fitted and a soaker and just take the soaker off for the exam and wiegh in.
I do get a little sad. I just spent a week at the beach with my whole family and the only one ooohing over my diapers was my 5 year old niece. I may get credit for converting my sister, but only because my niece wants to cloth diaper a baby and my sister pretty much does whatever she wants!
Sometimes it's kinda sad...but I've been impressed with how much interest I've generated among family and friends. Most of us were cd'd as babies ourselves - the flats/vinyl pants way - but everyone I know uses 'sposies. They think my cloth is cute but laugh at DS's bubble butt. And the wool has brought up a few "Isn't that hot?" type comments, but I just ask if they like plastic underpants. One of my friends is cd'ing her baby at home for cost reasons, but is only planning to keep it up for a little while. When I was with her yesterday her DS had a MAJOR poop blowout in a sposie (as in, down the leg, in the carseat, everywhere).
My mom came to visit recently and I couldn't wait to show off some of ds's new dipes and covers-she thought all of his wool soakers were "silly" and said his printed pocket dipes looked "funny and poofy." Those were the only comments on them that I got.
Well that and the, "If he ever stays by me, I'll just buy some disposables..." Dh tries to seem interested for me though....he's sweet.
It is depressing, isn't it! Even my crunchier friends don't really appreciate the *good* stuff. Most of them use cpfs or kissiluvs but have never really seen fancier stuff.
I think people think cd-ing is so hard. I don't find it hard at all! So what's one extra load of laundry every 3 or 4 days?
But, my dd did hit one of my 'sposie using friends the other day with....."why do you use plastic diapers on Tony? Would you want to wear plastic underpants?" Start 'em young!
I get sad too. The only time anyone notices its usually to say something negative. The only place it really gets noticed is the peds office. He really gets excited to see what DD and DS are wearing at their visits.