i've noticed quite a few people opting to try trad' diapers, lately, and i was wondering what things were inspiring them to try the old traditional ways?
and i'm also wondering how the 'converts' or dabblers have dealt with the culture-shock of the experience?
i know that sounds like strong terminology for it but, i can remember that i did experience a culture-shock when i started using dispies (disposables) and that at first i felt a bit iffy at applying something to my body that i considered to be no more than cheap paper; i certainly didn't regard dispies as clothes and, to an extent, i still don't. my first wearings of dispies were a matter of getting used to the different sensations of tactility, sights and sounds and, given the state of the early dispies, it was easy to hold them in contempt.
because of that, i mainly stuck to trads, but the convenience issue kept me looking back at dispie developments and wanting to try whichever 'better' one came along. if i remember correctly, it was a marketing promotion by Depends that kicked me into serious investigations of buying AIO dispoable diapers; prior to that promotion, there seemed to be very little available and then, the whole market seemed to explode with dispies of every kind.
so, basically, the use 'em and lose 'em philosophy of the dispie is what directed me into using them on a regular basis and confining my trad stuff to 'special occasions' and on the way, i learned to love them; but more than a trad? i don't know.
so, how's it going to work for a generation born and bred on the dispie? why would you/they make much of a return journey to the trad? would it be green concerns, or the aesthetics of the trad?