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There have been an awful lot of vents about family not dealing with cloth well, so this is an informal poll.<br><br>
How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br><br>
Anyone else I've forgotte?
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br>
He is 100% in favor. He's been more on board then me at times in the past. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br>
My parents don't know or care. I did live near my brother and SIL for awhile and they thought we were nuts though they didn't say much.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br>
They think I'm insane. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: My MIL used to buy us disposables whenever she got the urge but she has given up by now. She also used to put Hero (my middle babe) in a disposable when she would watch her. Hero is out of diapers now and she doesn't babysit Eden yet so it hasn't been an issue for awhile, but I think I would stand my ground more firmly if it became an issue again.<br>
The ILs have never said anything about the diapers. They just ignore things that they don't like (diapers, slings, homebirth, breastfeeding...). I laughed my head off on Thanksgiving because MIL inadvertently complemented a cloth diapering product. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Eden was wearing some knit wool pants and MIL said they were really cute and comfy looking. IF she had known they were funcioning as a diaper cover she wouldn't have said anything, I just know it. :LOL<br><br>
Anyone else I've forgotte?
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth? He used to refuse to put CDs on dd. Now he tells people how awesome they are and chemical free, and she's never had diaper rash, etc.<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth? N/A. My family lives 6 hours away, so I don't really know for sure either way.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth? MIL was skeptical at first, but after seeing how easy it is, she likes it. Her IL's were really impressed by CDs
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?</b> When I first started looking into it-he just thought I was crazy PP....but after I bought some and we started doing it-he likes it! I was amazed! Now, he doesn't like it when I leave dirty ones in the pail too long and it starts to stink! :LOL<br><br><b>How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?</b> My mom was cool with it before I bought any or she saw any of the "new" CDs-she CD my sister. But after she saw how cool they are she loves them! When we didn't have a washer or dryer, we were having to use disposables and my mom would ask DD, "you don't like wearing that paper diaper do you??" Trying to make me feel bad!!<br><br>
My sister has gotten the idea from somewhere that I am saving all my CDs for her when she has a baby........hmmmm not too sure about that one yet!! I don't think she realizes how attached a mama can get to her diapers!!<br><br><b>How do your ILs feel about cloth?</b> My MIL has only said a few things about it-just thinking it is odd-but doesn't make a big deal about it. I think she's realized I'm a little bit different!!!<br><br>
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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth? Likes it especially since it saves money, even thinks they are cute, loves the longies I make<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth? no one has ever said anything bad about it, my sisters think its gross when they poop (the fact that its not just thrown away, instead its still around) but they dont care that it goes in the washer.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth? FIL thinks its interesting because its different. MIL thinks the diapers are so cute, she loves most of what I do, like cloth and slings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My dh doesn't really care. If I said I wanted to use disposables, I don't think he would say anything. I wash the diapers, though. He used to but now I kinda just like to do it myself, (I do it better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: anyway)<br><br>
As for the rest of my family, well, my mom cloth diapered us, so I guess it's not that weird to her. My uncle (a doctor) has made a couple of comments abour dermatitis in babies that use cloth (when moms never change their diapers, for example) but since that's not an issue here, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">.
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth? DH doesn't care if I use cloth - but he prefers disposables. It's been a long struggle trying to get him to switch over. He has committed himself to not buying disposables for the new baby though and only using cloth, so there has been progress.<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth? My parents are very anti-cloth and they refuse to use it - they make me bring disposables if they babysit. My brother would probably be supportive because he's pretty earthy-crunchy but he lives in Thailand right now. I know he would be shocked at the price though! (He's quite cheap.) My SIL likes to look at my new fluff - she's the only family member I have that is interested enough to look.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth? They are also anti-cloth and also refuse to use anything but disposables. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> My MIL is like personally offended that I don't want her to buy us disposable diapers for the next baby like she did for our youngest.
 

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also referred to as eczema which is in most cases hereditary where a family member has it themselves or asthma. I have eczema and asthma, and my youngest has developed this in the past month, so its not strictly related to the frequency of diaper changes. Just wanted to throw that out there, so people dont judge someone unknowingly if their child has it.
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br><br>
***He loves it. He likes showing off DS's cute diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br><br>
***My MIL makes comments about DS's "fancy diapers" or his big CD bum. But they are joking comments. Nobody else really says anything either way.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br><br>
***Ooops. See above. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyone else I've forgotte?<br><br>
***I have several friends that think it's great. I've "converted" quite a few friends and that makes me proud and happy. I have some friends that also think it's strange. Well, I shouldn't say that. They never said it was strange. They just looked at me like I just said I had a tail. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There have been an awful lot of vents about family not dealing with cloth well, so this is an informal poll.<br><br>
How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br><br>
Anyone else I've forgotte?</div>
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Spouse: He loves them! He even told me a few days ago "I used to think they'd be unhygenic, but now I have to admit, I like them alot better than Huggies!"<br><br>
Parents: They are somewhat accepting although my mom thinks it's a phase that I"ll get bored with. Also, she doens't get why I put cloth on my baby at night.<br><br>
Sister: Thinks fitteds/AIO/pockets are cool but hates prefolds/flats. Also hates the fact that I have to rinse poopy diapers. LOL.<br><br>
Inlaws: They don't live within 2000 miles of us so they have no clue I'm using cltoh. They'll find out soon enough though this christmas.
 

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DH: I think he thought it was a bit weird when I wanted to try them, but he's very much a "whatever you want" kinda guy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> When he saw them, though, he said they were "cool." I think he likes the FBs best, b/c he perceives them as easier than than fitteds and covers.<br><br>
Parents: We've only been CDing a couple weeks now, so they don't know yet. I think they would be cool w/ it if I emphasized the "cheaper" part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> , but they also surprise me sometimes w/ ocassional crunchy tendencies that seem to come out of nowhere.<br><br>
ILs: They don't know yet either. My MIL once commented a long time ago that CDs "stink." Don't know if she was exposed to some stinky hemp or what... My ILs are as about un-crunchy as you can get. They keep their mouths shut around me b/c they're scared of me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil">, but I know they'd tell the whole town about "what she's gone and done this time."
 

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<b>How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?</b> He never changes diapers or does laundry so he doesn't care.<br><br><b>How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?</b> They all thought I was crazy and that I wouldn't stick with it, but now that they see the diapers they think they are cool. At Thanksgiving we used white cotton cloth napkins and I was clearing the table and putting them in the wash and my aunt said not to get them mixed up with the diapers. My mom and sister both were like "oh her diapers are nothing like this, they are all different colors and are really neat" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><b>How do your ILs feel about cloth?</b> They have only seen dd once, we don't talk to them much, so I don't really know.<br><br><b>Anyone else I've forgot?</b> No one has ever really said anything derogatory about me using cloth. Before dd was born, they all thought I wouldn't stick with it, but now that I am no one says anything.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: Oh I know that feeling for sure. My ILs live in a teensy town where everyone is practically related too.
 

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<b>How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?</b> He loves it and tells me he is so glad I researched and picked everything out.<br><br><b>How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?</b> My mom thinks it's cool, she's even working on a soaker.<br><br><b>How do your ILs feel about cloth?</b> My MIL thinks they're cute, my other in-laws have never voiced an opinion one way or another. Except once I was with my BIL and he needed to change his son but didn't have a sposie on him so I offered a FB and BIL was real nervous, like, "He might poop in it." Um, yeah, that's what it's for :LOL<br><br><b>Anyone else I've forgot?</b> I have also converted a couple friends, and horrified a few others, haha.
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth? He is very supportive, and washes the dipes for me quite often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth? My mom is extremely supportive and even ordered 2 dozen prefolds for our visit to their house for Christmas so I wouldn't have to worry about taking up room in our suitcase (I will take our covers and FB's) with all of our fitteds.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth? IL's couldn't care less. Nobody has said anything to us about it. My step MIL doesn't even know (we rarely see/talk to her)- she would probably have some comment about it, though.
 

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My DH is so proud of me and my cloth obsession (yeah, I know, and he's hot, go ahead and throw vegetables at me!).<br><br>
My mom is jealous that there weren't cute WAHM options like theones I use readily available when she tried prefolds and vinyl wraps with me and in Hawaii and all that heat, just got leaks and rashes and disaster, so switched to sposies.<br><br>
My in-laws are scared of them. They will change VB AIOs though, but vastly prefer not to mess with it.<br><br>
Um..... I don't know if any other family members really know about it, I don't get to see my family too much out here in Finland, and DH doesn't have a big extended family or anything (1 brother, could care less about dipes). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: Interested in what others say, though.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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DH thinks it's pretty wierd. he calls them 'hippy diapers', and that's a slam not a compliment. BUT - he does support my decision and I think he agrees that it's nice not to have staggering amounts of trash to take to the dump.<br><br>
My mom thinks it's pretty cool and supports in a subtle way. My dad and step-mom don't say anything either way, so they probably think it's strange and wonder why I bother.<br><br>
My step-mother in law thinks that they're pretty cool - especially after she was babysitting and using sposies and there was a massive blow out. FIL will not change diapers, so what does he care. One of my Aunt-In-Laws loves it and raves about how cool and how thrifty and how wonderful it is. I love her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br><br>
**He was a little hesitant at first but now he loves it as much as I do, it helps that I got an NFL cover and some dragon dipes just for him<br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br><br>
**My mom thought I was insane until last month when she visited and saw how far cloth has come since she cded my sister and me; my dad doesn't really care either way; I'm trying to convince my sister to use cloth (she's due in march) and she's sort of coming around but I think her bf is going to talk her out of it, he's really into "convenience" (haha)<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br><br>
**They think I'm an insane tree hugging hippy corrupting their son by making him keep poop in his house. I kind of like it that way.<br><br>
Anyone else I've forgotte?<br><br>
**I have a friend always making anti-cloth comments but I've learned just to ignore her and she shuts up about it real quick.
 

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How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?<br><br>
**He thinks it's just a hobby for me- doesn't believe that there are any real health benefits (because our ped. said that sposies really aren't bad for babies' skin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ). He also doesn't like how much more expensive it is than sposies and won't change cloth. So we keep sposies for those 5 diapers that he changes per year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><br><br>
How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?<br><br>
**My mom feels the same way as dh- not necessary, as dd does fine in sposies (she did use cloth with me because I had horrible rxns to Pampers, and I guess that's all there was 31 years ago) and it's so much more expensive. I also bring sposies to her house to use, because she just won't change dd often enough in cloth, which causes a rash. I don't have any brothers or sisters, and I don't know if my dad has even noticed that we use cloth, but my grandma thinks it's kinda cool- but she thinks it's too expensive, too.<br><br>
How do your ILs feel about cloth?<br><br>
**We don't ever see or talk with them, so they don't know :LOL My MIL would FREAK if she knew how much $$ I spend on cloth, though.
 

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<b>How does your spouse/partner feel about cloth?</b><br>
He thought I was nuts, when I first purchase the FuzziBunz and the SugarPeas, but within days he was convinced. He totally feels the cloth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ! He's even started picking out cute ones to put on ds! And, he love the wool pants I've knitted.<br><br><b>How do your parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc... feel about cloth?</b><br>
My mom thinks I'm a little nutty, but she always calls me the 'liberal daughter.' She's totally supportive though. I've convinced my sister to CD if she ever has a babe. My dad's clueless; I don't have any brothers; and, I don't remember the last time I saw any of my cousins!<br><br><b>How do your ILs feel about cloth?</b><br>
My MIL thinks they're great, but she's kind of spacey. My BIL is all about Huggies for his bun-in-the-oven, but his wife thinks they're cool. My other 2 BILs and 2 SILs think the diapers and pants are really weird, but they're not anti-cloth. I think they all think that my DH just met a really weird girl, while he was out travelling the world in the navy!<br><br><b>Anyone else I've forgotten?</b><br>
All of my friends are supportive too. Some use cloth, some don't, but nobody judges or condemns me for it. Now, the crazy ******** around here are another story :LOL Oh, how I wish I had ruby slippers to take me back to the west coast!
 
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