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I just know that you guys will appreciate this. I just recently began going to a mama group and last month they were setting their agenda for the fall. I offered to do a talk on CDs and they were a bit skeptical but agreed. Well I went tonight and took the very greatest from my stash. They were wowed. They had no idea that cloth diapers were anything but flats, gerber prefolds, pins, and plastic pants. I am not sure how many of them are going to convert right away, but I am sure that their minds are at least open to the idea now. A few are going to get back with me and took extra handouts to give to friends.

This is just what I always wanted to be, the cloth diaper guru in town.
Don't worry, I told them all to come here for great info and support
 

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This is exactly how I was converted! Several of the mamas in my group cloth diapered, and one was especially enthusiastic (Hello, Modesto Doula!!!). She held a discussion group on cd that I went to, and I was finally convinced to go for it.
Modesto Doula has since accused me of being a hyena...LOL...I guess I'm hooked, or something!
 

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That is so wonderful. I think most people think of cloth like gerber prefolds and plastic pants. Slowly we are educating them. Even if they don't convert at least they know there is a decent alternative to sposies. Way to go!
 

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I am still high the next day
I just figured that the best way to hook them was to let them play with the diapers. One mama was particularly snooty about the idea of cds when I brought up the idea and last night she was simply floored and talking about how what kind of cute girl dipes she could find. I warned her about the addiction


I took some articles on cloth to pass out but otherwise kept it light. I did not want to turn anyone off by preaching. They are going to try to get my "show" on the books at the rec center in the spring

Now I must go by advocacy tee shirts and be diaper lady about town.
 

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Sounds great! I would have loved to have something like that to go to when I first found out CDs were not flats and plastic pants. I think most people are so suprised when they see my dipes. Last week my MIL went to a baby shower. The MIL of the mama-to-be got her some gerber dipes, saying "you need at least a few cloth dipes for emergencies" My MIL just told her neighbor " You should see my grandbaby's diapers. They have flowers, and adorable prints on them" :LOL Enjoy spreading the word!!!
 
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