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Grand-parents' attitudes?

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Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby epsilon1 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:43 pm

Very odd today. My sister and I, being 70s babies, were in terries and plastic pants - weren't really other options at the time. Since then, my cousins have produced a multitude of children between them (17 I think - I have lots of cousins) now aged between a few months and 23 years, and obviously various other people we know have had babies. I'd always got the impression that my mother was broadly in favour of terries / cloth nappies, although disposables are a useful option for days out etc.

But today I mentioned cloth nappies and showed her a couple of the ones I've been buying (must stop, but that's another post), and she didn't seem at all interested, mentioned that (flawed) study that found they had equal impact with disposables and seemed surprised I wasn't going to use disposables. :shock:

Anyone else experienced anything similar?

I'll go ahead of course, and maybe she'll come round when she sees some of the prettier ones.
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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby ponygirl » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:51 pm

all of my lo's grandparents really like the idea of cloth nappies, but wont use them! I dont push the subject as I'm grateful for the help they give me, but I dont think using a aio or pocket is any more difficult than a disposable :-?

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby Rox » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:08 pm

Does she know how much they've changed over the years? I think the disposable element of nappies appeals to many and it is more 'the norm' now than cloth though opinions are slowly changing.

I'm sure she will love them when she gets to play with them.

My Mum isnt really interested, she never changed one of Scarlett's nappies but then she never had her on her own until she was potty trained. My MIL likes them and changed lots of her nappies but i dont think she has a preference either way tbh, there are other babies in the fam who all use disps so she has used both. I appreciate that she is okay with them though and has never questioned me using them, in fact, she has bought one for the new baba and likes how squishy they are.

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby ems101 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:40 pm

I thought my parents would be very pro, they are very open minded and used plastic pants and terries on us, but my mum gets very nervous of them and given the choice will use sposies every time. Im hoping to get her into fitteds as they are coming away with us for a couple of days. She struggled to even get a good fit on pockets :( I think its just a matter of gettiong used to them tbh, and gaining confidence

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby Yvette75 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:00 pm

My mum will happily change them and my dad will happily sluice away the poo! but both complain about the amount of washing that they create!

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby Dora » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:20 pm

My mother is all for them :) hurrah! And ive told others very politely that if they dont want to use the nappies that theyve been provided, they can buy their own. Simples.

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby pinksalmon2001 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:24 pm

My mum quite likes them and willingly changed Tyler when needed but she thinks they are more extra work than is necessary and she just can't get her head around me taking cloth to Majorca next week :giggle: My MIL wasn't keen but I never gave another option as I didn't want Tyler in disposables so she just had to get on with it. Nobody other than me has ever changed Aaliyah :giggle:

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby mummy_goose1 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:27 pm

my mum is abroad, so she hasnt met H yet. but she used cloth on me, and so did my gran on her, so they are all really supportive. Mil thinks its a faff and too much work, but she will happily change cloth nappies. I tend to pop H in sposies when she stays there though - just coz it's easier for Mil, and i know she'll geta good fit! She thought we were mad when we took cloth on hoiday to tenerife in april!!

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Re: Grand-parents attitudes?

Postby Bernadette » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:09 pm

My parents are both supportive of the fact that we did/do cloth. They, like me hate disposables and Mum loves the new cloth nappies and can't believe how much they have changed since the 'old' terry squares and plastic pants.

MIL doesn't like them, but has never looked after my boys.

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