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There are several mom's that I have "gently" encoraged to try cloth diapering, but nobody has taken my recomendations. I guess I am the solo CD'er in my crowd. Anyone else out there making attempts to put an end to the evil sposie's?
 

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I'm the only CD'er in my bunch, as well. None of them are interested in really even hearing about it, they honestly think 'it is too much work'. I tried telling one woman who will be having another baby in the next month all about CDs, and she was polite and listened, but really wasn't into it.<br><br>
It's too bad. I always feel like I am defending my decision, instead of sharing my information on welcoming ears.
 

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Please don't give up.<br><br>
I dearly wish that the one lady I knew who cloth diapered had taken a few moments to share a little bit about cd'ing with me. I saw her change one cd. It was the perfect opportunity for her to share with me, but she didn't. I wouldn't have known what to ask. I just thought it was sweet that she was cd'ing. It never occurred to me that cd'ing was something I could do for my older daughter (who is now almost 6).<br><br>
I know it can be difficult to go out on the limb. I feel pretty alone (IRL) as far as cloth diapering and attachment parenting go. I think it is wonderful that you both have tried to gently encourage the women you've come into contact with toward cd'ing. Don't mind the ladies who kind of blow you off...keep planting those seeds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You just never know...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you both
 

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I have just sort of casually mentioned that I use cloth to a lot of people around here, and I will often get questions about it. Of course, I sort of invite questions, because I often knit soakers out in public. People will ask what I'm knitting.<br>
I have converted a few people, but it wasn't difficult. My area is quite accepting of cloth. Most people at least considered it before using sposies, and a lot of them are wanting to switch back now that their babes are older.
 

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I am trying to convert a mommy in my neighborhood right now. Ironic b/c we still haven't totally swtiched from sposies - not until more fluffy mail arrives.<br><br>
She seemed really into the ella's dipe DD was wearing at our Homeowner's Assoc. mtg. If this can happen in yuppieland (aka Fairfax, VA), it can happen anywhere! I sent her an email with tons of links, and next month she is coming with me to La Leche <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Don't give up! Even just showing your baby's cute diapers & changing them in front of people is subtle encouragement. It show them that cds are more than pins & rubber pants & that even modern women use them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
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I don't really have any friends locally who have babies still in diapers, but my next door neighbour (who has a 9 year old) constantly is telling me how much she looks up to me now because I CD and everytime she sees the diapers out on the line she almost wants another baby to CD it.<br><br>
I had demonstrated the whole "modern" world of CD'ing to her mom who talks about how nice the new diapers are now compaired to what she used to use (flats, which she had to hang throughout the house to dry because they had no dryer) on her kids. She also told her pregnant neice about them, but I don't know if it was enough to convince her to use CD's.<br><br>
I DID get another mothers interest when we were having an AIO diaper change - she saw one of the Bumkins prints and asked if I was putting a cover on a plastic diaper (?! do people do that?!) and I explained to her that we CD and that's his diaper. Hopefully it got her interested enough to check it out.
 

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I have just converted my sister!!<br>
She lives in Brazil and we were wondering how I could send her CPfs cheapely. Turns out it was not necessary.<br>
She found in several stores in her small town, some VERY soft and thick flatfolds and pocket covers with stay dry pockets!!! I had NO idea you could get FuzzyBunz like products in Brazil! And she said they only cost 3 dollars each!!! She stuffs the pockets with the thick flatfolds and that's it!!. They also have Snappis there which cost less than 50 cents!!<br>
Now she is in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> with CD and a bit upset she did not know about the options available in Brazil before...:
 

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IRL - No One. But I am constantly showing them off and advocating them. Online one of my good friends switched to cloth. Her youngest son is just a few weeks younger than Salem. Then when she got sold on them she put her older son in them. So that makes me feel better!<br><br>
Now I am trying to talk another online friend into it!
 

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I'd like to say I converted busybusymomma because I made the switch before she did. She came to me & another of our friends for advice...and became one of the bigger <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hyena.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hyena"> here!! I only knew about prefolds for the most part...she introduced me to fitteds & wool. I guess we've converted eachother!! :LOL<br><br>
I was working on my sil, but I think it's a lost cause. She has MS & I don't want to push any perceived extra work on her. If I was closer I would. I still think part time would be good for her (say if she ran out of sposies & was too tired to go out). I have until April before the baby comes & she loves my stash so all may not be lost. It's a hard road to navigate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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When speaking about cds, most people look at me like I am crazy. But, at last month's homeschool meeting, I spoke about cding. I met one mom who cds with homemade prefolds, periodically. She love the snappis that I had and said that she would be getting some.<br><br>
One momma said that she would love to cd, but that the bleach used to wash them was harmful to the environment. I quickly showed her the light.<br><br>
A week later, another momma said that she heard about my speach and wanted all sorts of info. She has switched completely...though I have not actually met her....just spoke on the phone and emailed. I hope to meet her at tonight's meeting.
 

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Yes. I attempted to convert my cousin, but she's what I call a "sposie snob." I lent her my entire newborn supply (cd's, prefolds, covers...everything I had!) and when I asked her if she needed any help she said, "Well, this is too much work and I don't think it's worth it. Besides, she looks just as cute in disposables." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> DH and I have elected not to help them out anymore b/c they just don't appreciate what we try to do for them.
 
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