Cloth Diapering Community – A Bonding Experience

I was cruising through my Facebook feed not that long ago when Knickernappies posted a simple question: What does your family think about you using cloth? How about your friends? Do they use cloth diapers too?  Then I came to a realization about my friends and the cloth diapering community.

My family doesn’t think much of it.  My side of the family used cloth on some kids, not on others, and don’t really consider it a newsworthy event.  My husband’s side of the family (particularly my mother-in-law Kitty) thinks I’m a little nutty about it, will take a cloth diaper off, but would rather put a disposable on.  But my friends?

My friends are awesome.  Of course, if they weren’t awesome, they wouldn’t be my friends in the first place.  That being said, I realized that the majority of my friends do use cloth diapers.  The majority of my friends in town are friends that I’ve made through the cloth diapering community in the first place.  I’m fortunate.

Cloth Diapering Community - A Bonding Experience (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Our cloth diapering community in Prince George is pretty friendly and accepting.  Sure, there are people who don’t like each other, but no one is typically mean.  We’re adults.  Attack the opinion (or the cloth diaper washing routine), but not the person.  And, really, it’s cloth diapers.  If we have to attack each other personally or be mean over diapers, then we really need a little perspective.

Most of my friends are part of the cloth diapering community.  Two of my favorite people are involved in running Cloth for a Cause with me.  Another favorite person runs the local cloth diaper store.  Our cloth diapering community really is just that: a true community.  New cloth diapering moms are welcomed with open arms.  Opinions are shared, tips are given, and we’re out to help.

Are you active in your local cloth diapering community?

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About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. I have one friend here who cloth diapers. The rest haven’t said anything. And, I largely met you through cloth diapers 🙂

  2. Mindy @The Inquisitive Mom says:

    So awesome! Most of my cd friends are online, but I really treasure them.

  3. Anne Sweden says:

    I wish we had a cloth diapering community in my area. The nearest store is over an hour away. If I didn’t have 6 children and wasn’t so busy I might open a store myself!

  4. Melissa H says:

    I was the first of my friends to cloth diaper and all of them thought I was crazy…when my 2nd came along they started being more curious about it because they could see how much I was saving by using cloth on two under two. Fast forward to today and almost all my friends in my circle cloth diaper! I even went on to start my own cloth diaper business and they are really supportive!

  5. None of my friends cloth diaper, my mother in law used cloth diapers on some of her kids (but isn’t nearly as excited about them as I am) and no one in my family cloth diapers (I get the “you’re crazy” vibe from almost everyone when they find out I CD). I really appreciate the online cloth diaper community, as they have helped me in trouble shooting and made me feel better about the size and variety of my stash (like you I want to try everything!). Some store owners out in BC (I currently live in Nunavut) have been super helpful as well. I really hope that when my family moves back ‘down South’ (eastern Canada) in a few years that I find some CD friends!

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