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Grand-parents' attitudes?

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby red_dwarf » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:46 pm

doobykat wrote:
red_dwarf wrote:i would go totally librarian poo...!


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I have some really crazy visions as to what this might involve!! :wink:

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Its in terry pratchett books it means ape sh!t

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby katherineeah1 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:58 pm

When V was in disposables I didn't get a single comment one away or the other other than my gran going, "Well I ALWAYS used terries..." which put my back up. I thought cloth was going to be ill-fitting terries that I would have to scrub out poo, boil every day and then skewer to my child. No thank you. Then when the disposables stopped fitting her properly and poo started leaking all over her clothes I decided I was NOT paying for another hundred nappies and got "oh fair enough" from everyone and all the terries from when I was a child from my gran.

So gran thinks that I've FINALLY done something right (we have constant parenting disagreements) and that any form of booster is for a lazy lay-about who can't be bothered to clean their own child (direct quote). Mum is annoyingly smug about the whole thing as SHE used them and therefore it MUST be somehow her idea. OH doesn't care as long as he doesn't have to wash poo... and MIL thinks they're daft, smelly things that are making me overworked (despite her using them...?).

My sister (15) loves them tho. She rants about the wonders of wool and bamboo nappies to her friends, so who knows, might have started a thing for in 5/10 years time when they have kids?

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby Miss_Purple » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:40 am

My Mum is supportive, as disposables gave us rashes when we were babies so she used cloth. I think that for their generation disposables were seen as the 'rich persons choice' iyswim, so it's a mind shift for them to see it as a positive choice to use cloth. It's similar to smoking imo, we have all grown-up in a world where we know how bad it is for us, but for our grandparent's generation it was the norm and definitely cool. It's society as a whole (and advertising) that influences most people.

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby Scotia » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:07 am

Miss_Purple wrote:Disposables were seen as the 'rich persons choice'.


A pack of disposable nappies was about the same price when my dd1 was a baby as they are now - 29 years ago!

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby northernruth » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:10 am

Scotia wrote:
Miss_Purple wrote:Disposables were seen as the 'rich persons choice'.


A pack of disposable nappies was about the same price when my dd1 was a baby as they are now - 29 years ago!


This absolutely, my Mum said there is no way she could afford to use them on me and my sister. That was in the late 60s

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby alfie mum » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:11 pm

i know this is a old post but just had to reply

i started using cloth on my first ds i was skint and a student nurse at the time (qualified now but still skint haha)
anyway mum used to look after him while i was at uni i sent him with a bag full of tots bots a couple of wraps and a wet bag ,
i got back to find him in a tea towel with a safety pin and plastic pant , i asked her what had happened and she said well i couldnt work out that plastic thing (nippa) so i used a proper nappy i found the pants in the loft . i cant used those fandagled things , her words not mine , i went and brought her 10 terry squares and she was happy as a pig in muck , i thought the tots bots would make her life easier . but she says if it aint broke dont fix it

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Re: Grand-parents' attitudes?

Postby clothmama » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:06 am

alfie mum wrote:i know this is a old post but just had to reply

i started using cloth on my first ds i was skint and a student nurse at the time (qualified now but still skint haha)
anyway mum used to look after him while i was at uni i sent him with a bag full of tots bots a couple of wraps and a wet bag ,
i got back to find him in a tea towel with a safety pin and plastic pant , i asked her what had happened and she said well i couldnt work out that plastic thing (nippa) so i used a proper nappy i found the pants in the loft . i cant used those fandagled things , her words not mine , i went and brought her 10 terry squares and she was happy as a pig in muck , i thought the tots bots would make her life easier . but she says if it aint broke dont fix it

alfies mum


:hohoho: :hohoho: that is brilliant!! I bought some out of desperation in Louis' first Autumn, it wasn't cold enough to have the fire running but wasn't warm enough to dry the nappies on the line in a day so I got a pack of bright bots and I really loved them, I used to add a hemp or bamboo booster and a fleece liner and use a good wrap and they were fairly bomb proof!

Both the mothers were cautiously positive but really liked them when they saw how fab modern cloth nappies are! When Louis was tiny mum used to often 'build' all his nappies for me :widesmile: . When she went back to Oz a few months later she was nannying for a family with a tiny baby with nappy rash, she made up my cammomile tea wipes mixture and started using cloths to clean her and her rash cleared up so she was definately a convert to all of it! I'm not sure either of our fathers would know what a nappy was to have an opinion either way :giggle: :giggle:

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