Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is your husband on board with your crunchy cloth diapering ways?

Today I am curious as to how you all cope with husbands who may not be too keen on your cloth diapering or natural ways?  Do they give you a hard time but let you make the decisions with regards to parenting, diapering, etc.  Are they completely on the same page as you, was it even their idea to use cloth or take up any other eco-friendly or natural practices?

Personally my husband's not necessarily crunchy, he's definitely leaning a lot more toward natural ways than he used to.  He used to think vitamins...a waste of money.  Recycling...too much trouble and it's just a scam.  Cloth Diapering...as long as you're doing the laundry and most of the diaper changes.  Vaccinations...do what you think is best.  And so on.

Now years have passed, the tides have changed and his friends at the firehouse where he works make fun of him for being a hippie.  He takes vitamins, advocates cloth (to fellow firemen!), breastfeeding and tells people we don't vaccinate.  At home we recycle and try to eat much healthier than we used to.

Ultimately I think he knew resistance to my natural ways or tendencies was futile so he decided to go with the flow.  However I do know that for some people there's a battle between father and mother who don't see eye to eye.  How do you cope?  Was there or is there an issue with any of your natural ways?

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4 comments:

Just Add Cloth said...

My husband is a total hippie. He grew up in Berkeley! He was totally on board with cloth even though we had a coin op shared washer the first year we had our son.
It seems like many people have to use the financial aspects to convince their partner.

Jena said...

I don't consider either of us crunchy/hippies. In fact, we both think the climate change brouhaha is a load of hooey. (Not that we don't believe the climate is changing--we just don't believe humans have all that much influence over it.)

But I've always hated buying garbage bags--buying something just to throw it away? Are you kidding me?--so when I saw cloth diapers mentioned on a blog (Thirsties, I think they were), I started looking into it. No pins? I was in.

And I told my hubby that night--we're using cloth diapers if we have kids. He shrugged and said, "OK." And that was that. Very anti-climactic. I was actually disappointed he didn't ask questions. I wanted to show him the pages of cuteness I'd found.

Jena said...

I don't consider either of us crunchy/hippies. In fact, we both think the climate change brouhaha is a load of hooey. (Not that we don't believe the climate is changing--we just don't believe humans have all that much influence over it.)

But I've always hated buying garbage bags--buying something just to throw it away? Are you kidding me?--so when I saw cloth diapers mentioned on a blog (Thirsties, I think they were), I started looking into it. No pins? I was in.

And I told my hubby that night--we're using cloth diapers if we have kids. He shrugged and said, "OK." And that was that. Very anti-climactic. I was actually disappointed he didn't ask questions. I wanted to show him the pages of cuteness I'd found.

Leticia said...

My husband is down with the cloth. he even does laundry. He gets into the cute patterns and gives me feed back on what diapers he likes and what ones he doesn't. and beleive it or not he perfers prefolds. :)

 
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