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As a parent you get to experience a lot of amazing things.
Witnessing your offspring come into this world.
Watching them learn new skills and turn into functioning little human beings.
The realization that you now have a free pass to wear sweats in public on occasion, because kids are time consuming.
Ya know, all the good stuff.
Unfortunately, (because the universe believes in balance or something) there are also some less pleasant aspects of parenting.
The fact that you haven’t had a decent night's’ sleep in about 150 years…
And it’s starting to show.
The fact that your house, most times, looks like you are badly losing a game of Jumanji.
The fact that you used to be cool and cultured, but now you spend most of your time arguing with a miniature version of yourself about things you didn’t realize could become arguments.
Of all the things that parents endure, however, there is one thing that far outstrips any other negative aspect of child-rearing. And it doesn’t even come from our children.
It's become commonly known as “mom-shaming” but this particularly poopy phenomenon can happen to pretty much any parent.
It is when another person (or worse parent) feels entitled to nitpick, comment-upon, or generally weigh-in on your parenting choices in a demeaning or negative way.
It’s feeling judged by other parents because of your parenting practices or choices.
And it is the. Absolute. Worst.
An appalling 60% of moms report experiencing parent shaming.
And we’re betting that the actual numbers on this are a lot higher once you include dads and other caregivers.
It could happen at the supermarket when you have the audacity to tell your toddler that they don’t need the sugary treat they are begging for. This is usually when Martha pipes in with a helpful, “It’s just a chocolate bar” between picking up polident and cat-food.
It could happen when you post a cute picture of your baby on social media, not realizing that, according to Karen and other keyboard warriors, you have exposed your child to predators, identity theft, and measles by doing so.
And, unfortunately, if you cloth diaper, it will likely happen pretty much anywhere and everywhere, coming from all sides.
I’m not sure what it is about choosing cloth in modern times that gets people so riled, but it seems to be a subject that spawns very strong and loud opinions in others.
For those of us who are already part of the cloth family, we know that choosing cloth is really not that big a deal. Unless by “big deal” you mean a money and environment-saving stroke of genius.
And while some outsiders can see the advantages, more often choosing cloth spawns a lot of mom-shamey side-eye.
It seems like most people can’t see the potential advantages past the one glaring disadvantage: bags of poop.
If only they knew about the Lil Helper Large Wetbag:
Waterproof Material: Our wet bag is made of the same resilient, waterproof PUL that is used for our PUL cloth diapers. When we say waterproof, we essentially mean that the bag won't leak if you happen to put in diapers that are "moisture laden". This means that no matter what your diapers are soaked in, you won’t need to worry about anything spreading.
Secure Construction: All our wetbags are double stitched to prevent leaks- a feature available in no other wetbag on the market. The bottom of the bag is continuous fabric and the top is a convenient drawstring. This allows for easy access and airflow.
Convenient & Multi-Use: The bag is big enough to store 15-20 diapers. This means it will contain your stash until wash day but it can also be used for trips or on the go.
And of course, all of this comes with the our legendary customer support where emails are answered within minutes and you always have the option to call in with questions.
Cloth diapering, like any new thing you try, has a learning curve but our diapers and accessories are designed to be intuitive and convenient.
This means you aren’t making any compromises by choosing cloth and the naysayers have no foundation for their snooty judgement.
Think we are kidding? Here’s the cell number of Lil Helper’s CEO, Mohammed, 647-885-4642. Have your mom-shamers call him and ask why choosing cloth is a no brainer. His vast knowledge of poop-catchers and razor sharp wit will have them convinced in no time.
Don’t worry about the time- just call.