Last weekend I spent some time away with my parents, my kids, my brother and his family. I love my sister-in-law and I’m so excited that they are close by finally. They have always lived several states away so it’s nice to have them 2 hrs. away!
The talk quickly turned to blogging and cloth diapering. Because I don’t think it’s possible for me NOT to bring those two subjects up in a conversation.
My SIL actually tried cloth diapers with her son (now three) for a short period of time but stopped because of the poop!
Poop? Yes, all babies poop! She revealed to me a strong dislike for poop. Not a normal ‘poop is gross’ dislike…a very extreme dislike.
She brought up the biodegradeable diapers and how she thought they offered a better benefit to most people than cloth…still good for the environment. Hmmmm…she must not know much about how these diapers degrade. I mean they need ideal conditions in a compost pile before they can begin to degrade. You can’t just send them to a landfill in the trash bag and expect them to degrade. Did you know that??
After a brief lesson in biodegredation I asked her more about this poop factor. Was she willing to let poop sit in her compost pile in her back yard? No! she would just prefer to send it away. Her fear of poop goes even farther…she doesn’t want poop in her washer. She said it was gross to think about poopy water and clean clothes. It’s really just an image of poop really since you flush the poop before you wash it (unless it’s breastfeeding poop that is water soluble).
So I continued to question her…afterall we’ve all experienced disposable poop-plosion haven’t we? What did she do when poop got on his baby clothes?? Want to know her answer?
She threw those clothes away!! That’s how extreme her poop issues are!! She wouldn’t even wash poopy clothes in the washer. I was just in shock! I was at a loss for words.
Nothing I could do or say would shine a positive light on poop. There is nothing I could do or say that would change her mind. It’s a great reminder that cloth diapers may not be for every parent…but it’s a great story to share.
I personally don’t care about poop…I’ve had poop on my hands! It’s just a part of parenting and I’m ok with that. What about you? Does poop bother you? How do you deal with poop?
From my iPhone so please excuse any typos!
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