More disgusting trends by mombies...

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Registered: 09-16-2002
More disgusting trends by mombies...
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 2:31pm

Below is a link to an article from the Times (which I never thought would print such an article) about a mombie and how she potty trains her kids...not for the faint of heart!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/nyregion/babys-latest-going-diaperless-at-home-or-even-in-the-park.html?ref=health

The real treat is reading all the comments...people resoundingly agree that is is NOT a good idea...thank god for logical minds prevailing!

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:18pm

I guess this is for women who are not only SAHMs, but never want to leave their child's side--to me it would be not only exhausting but also gross--kids have the occasional accident, but I wouldn't want to be cleaning up poop off the floor.

I do think it's very judgment to be calling these women "mombies" just because you don't agree with their methods, though.  It's not really harming anyone and eventually all kids are getting out of diapers or using the bathroom on their own, right?  You really don't see any 5 yr old kids going to kindergarten who can't use the bathroom.

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Registered: 12-01-2001
Sun, 05-05-2013 - 11:28am
I don't think I'd want to attempt that approach if I were a parent. I baby-sat a child whose parents breezily chirped, "If he takes off his diaper, it's OK. We let him leave it off at home," as they walked out the door. Sure enough, the 2-year-old was bare-bottomed within 30 minutes -- and there was a terrifying mess on the floor within 45. I apologized profusely when they parents returned and I still was scrubbing away at the stain. Just as breezily, they said, "Oh, don't worry. That's why we steam the carpets once a week. OK then! While my eyes widen when I read this article, I'm left thinking "more power to them." If someone wants to invest that kind of time and cleanup to a diaperless method, rock out. In the grand scheme of time, diapers are pretty modern. People survived for years without them. So as long as it's not affecting me, I don't care too much about potty-training choices.

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Registered: 05-21-2013
Fri, 05-31-2013 - 3:56pm

<p>I do think it's very judgment to be calling these women "mombies" just because you don't agree with their methods, though.</p>[/quote]

I absolutely love the term "Mombie"!  It's hilarious!  Definitely added to my vocabulary! lol