I suppose if you tell someone often enough that they really have to use disposables, you know, health, time, convenience then why would they elect to clean off a nappy, put it in a washing machine, on the line etc etc, (it's robbing the child of your preciouse time, so you can sit and chat to your mates while he/she sits in front of the telly. ) I hope you hear what I am saying here, sometimes we believe something to be the truth when in actual fact we are not putting all our spare time to it's intended use. All these time saving devises, are not necessarily as time saving as we imagine. (In this case the disposible - how much precious well earned money is spent on it - I can not tell you how many Dad's I have seen walking the isles on the way home from work, picking up another packet - that got him home alot earlier! It has to be placed in a rubbish bag - sort of equates to placing in nappy bucket, and then the householder may not spend more time on it, except to take out 2 bags each week instead of 1/2 a bag, but that poor lad collecting them sure would be taking longer and so on & so on....) We all wash clothes, it is a fact of life. I liken it to: well why not go the whole hog and get disposable clothes? and I suppose while we are at it, disposable dishes, you could go on and on and yet you know that that is silly. Why then are so many young families convinced that full time disposables is an option? (I'll leave room here for the odd special time - not that I can really see it) We just have to keep up with the education. Not only do their babies deserve cloth, but they do too.
For every negative there is a positive. There has been incredible break through in the last year with all those Wasted programmes & etc- the pressure is on, and the likes of (Treasures) oops mean Huggies, is really going to kick and scream as they sink down in sales and usage - why would they have tried to pick up on RNW if they did not see the impact already.
See this as another positive for Cloth Nappies and keep up the good work!