i thought i wouldnt be the only one. we live in clacton in essex so its pretty bad here, i cant believe some of the responses that people have got 'proper milk' what do they think breastmilk is then!
anyway it's great to get support on here, i dont want to push my views on anyone, and it obviously doesnt mean that certain things that are the norm are bad but you alll know what i mean about the whole package lol, but i know that most people seem closed minded to anything, i try and explain why i dont use 'baby' products like johnsons because the nasty chemicals and that actually a good dose of olive oil is much better lol,they sort of just smile and look shocked, "how could you put FOOD on your child" lmao im fine with that most of the time but after a while its quite isolating, i will get over it though lol.
dawnsmummy i really feel for you, your parents are just so wrong in so many ways,mine are like that and i have had problems with them in the past except they wont control me to my face but use little tac tics over time, but its good that you can stand up for yourself now, it seems often to be parents and their views that keep people doing the same things that are 'normal'
iv only just worked out what babywearing means
i bought a sling and was all up for that until i realised that i had no idea how to use it or no one to show me lol.
sometimes it feels good when i see people start to relax a little and feel they can do 'different' things and not just go with the crowd after they've seen me stand my ground and carried on with what i want to do, that is the positive side, i always seem to get on better and have more in common with older people, i think age gives you more confidence to do a wider range of things, that always helps.
some I've heard:
"she's probably doing it to save the world" (replying to a comment from someone saying "you use reusable nappies?" after my status about loving our cloth nappies, that person happened to be a midwife too
"all that natural world saving stuff"
"I dont want a baby stuck on me all the time"
"ugh its so weird to have a baby sucking off of 'them' "
"i dont want to see his poo, i just want to bag it and bin it, its disgusting"
"they arent sterile"
"they use just as much energy to wash them so whats the point"
"i bet you're sore arent you"
"i wanted my sleep/social life/dignity" (and you had a baby?!)
the best one about breastfeeding: "argh its so wrong, its just not NATURAL"
"why dont you use those huggies wipe, they're 'just as pure cotton wool and water' "
"mmm well i know some
people do that"
Lol I feel a little cheered up now, i always think a lot of people would love shopping for the different cloth nappies, at our group a lady is coming to talk about "eco nappies or whatever they're called'" (lol) but i know they will be the plain boring ones that probably leak and the council hand out
people dont know whats out there, a lady i worked with used these weird things that they took and washed for you, she said she would never use reusables again because they leaked and didnt fit her son, if only i knew back then the different types i could have showed her.