When I decided to cloth diaper, I heard so many negative comments. Things like,"Why?" and, "I'll give you a month before you quit" come to mind. I also remembering hearing the occasional, "It's too hard," and "I remember cloth diapering my kids and it was such a pain." There was also the fun,"Your house is going to stink" and, "Ain't nobody got time for that." I'd like to think that I have proven them all wrong, so I've come up with a few things I think moms who cloth diaper should say to the haters.
First of all, why on earth do you care what I put on my baby's bottom? Seriously. I honestly don't even think about what kind of diapers other people use, let alone feel the need to comment on their decision. I am well aware that cloth diapering is not a perfect choice for protecting the environment, and I am sure other cloth diapering parents are, too. You really don't need to tell us. Besides, nobody likes lectures about their parenting choices from other parents. I admit, I do like to tell people about the wonders of cloth diapers, but not because I am judging them for choosing an alternative. Usually, I just like to talk about cloth diapers because they're so fun and easy to use. I do like to dispel myths about them and to show off my baby's cute fluffy butt, too.
If I'm being honest I have to admit there have been some cloth-diaper related ups and downs; yucky stuff like yeast infections and ammonia so strong it burnt our nose hairs. Still, even the gross parts were cool, giving me an opportunity to try every tip and trick for washing and stripping diapers and preventing these issues from returning. Science is fun. Here are a few more things I'd like to say to the haters, because I'm not going to let them ruin my fun.