In this world of quick and disposable products, you can't really blame her for not knowing. Now, if there was a clear indication that plastic pants are needed with cloth diapers, on the cloth diaper package, then I would have to agree that some sense is needed. Otherwise, it's a bit much to jump all over her for not knowing. For us, it's pretty obvious, since, you know...We're into these things.
Until I got into *BDL I didn't even know that cloth diapers existed. I had never heard of plastic pants or anything like that. While, I would have done my research and probably found out if I wanted to use them for my child, there is no reason that I would have known before the research. For someone who is used to diapers that come in a pack and you just tape on and that's that, it is not entirely suprising she made the mistake.
Her mistake was lack of research, nothing else. She was a bit stupid for not looking into it, but not the complete idiot who probably needs help dressing herself, let alone her baby that you lot are making her out to be.
Everyone makes mistakes, and hers doesn't deserve the retribution that you are poring down on it. Go find someone who regularly responds to YouTube videos and laugh at them instead. A large number of people who comment on YouTube regularly probably were dropped on their heads or something.
Yeah, I don't quite understand why she made a video for youtube, unless she fancies herself some parenting expert...which she clearly is not, at least when it comes to diapering. I do agree that a new mom today, probably born in the late 70s or 80s, would not automatically know that cloth diapers require plastic pants, you have to use many at once, etc. I don't blame her there; I wouldn't know these things if I wasn't an AB. Gerber ought to put more explicit directions on the package (assuming they don't). But I do wonder how you could hold up a cloth thinner than a Kleenex and think it will absorb liquid. Then again, baby disposables aren't much thicker...
Those asking why she made a video, at the end, she asked for any advice into the matter. So most likely, she made it to gather information. She could have gotten information from many other portals, but she chose Youtube.
I also didn't know about plastic pants until I started in the *B/DL community. It's not very common knowledge. In fact, I remember watching the Simpsons when Ralph says "Daddy, these rubber pants are hot.." and for the life of me I had no idea why he would be wearing pants to bed that were made of rubber
But...she is a mother, and usually when people have kids they do a bit of research on this sort of thing or ask friends etc... I mean, she lives in the age of the internet. A quick google search would have answered it for her. She obviously had the time since she made a video for youtube..