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.
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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