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(The New York Times)   Latest hipster parent trend: going diaper-less. 'The Onion' wishes it could make things up like: "diaper-free meetups, where parents exchange tips like how to get a baby to urinate on the street between parked cars   (nytimes.com) divider line 216
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2013-04-21 12:44:54 PM
next trend.  going PENIS LESS
HERES THE KNIFE

www.amickssuperstore.com
 
2013-04-21 12:57:12 PM
I remember hearing about this when my 11 yr old was a baby. 
I still think it's silly.
 
2013-04-21 01:07:24 PM
Ugh, this is why I'm glad i'll never have kids. I don't have to remotely come into contact with these sick farks.
 
2013-04-21 01:13:49 PM
I AM PARENT!  I have made BABBY!  You are NOT parent, you may not comment.  You WILL enjoy my babby's feces and urine.  You MUST!  Complaining about babby feces on your restaurant table makes you a BAD person!  How DARE you question the sanctity of my babby's feces and urine?  You should be arrested for disliking feces and urine, you hateful horrible person!  I am Parent- I have SPOKEN!
 
2013-04-21 01:19:33 PM
But "elimination communication," as the diaper-free method of child-rearing is called, is finding an audience in the hipper precincts of New York City.
Ms. Shapiro, who is a doula, a birth and child-rearing coach, says it is practically now a job qualification to at least be able to offer diaper-free training as an option to clients. Caribou Baby, an "eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store" on the border of artsy Greenpoint and Williamsburg,


And that's the point where I stopped reading.
 
2013-04-21 01:21:12 PM
This is anti-vax level of derp right here...
 
2013-04-21 01:37:14 PM
I actually appreciate this.... it means the stupid shiate that I do with my baby will not even register

/Disposable diapers - we have the tech
/Baby is Vax'd too...
/Still a dumbshiate with kids... doing what I can
 
2013-04-21 01:56:49 PM
Ms. Shapiro scattered little bowls around the house to catch her daughter's offerings, and her sister insisted that she use a big, dark marker to mark the bowls so that they could never find their way back to the kitchen.

ugh, gross
 
2013-04-21 03:49:35 PM
You have got to be shiatting me.
 
2013-04-21 04:03:31 PM
I don't really care so long as they collect the shiat afterward with a pooper-scooper, or a bag, or something.

If not, it's as annoying as dog-walkers who neglect the same, at least in a city.
 
2013-04-21 04:09:04 PM
I haven't used a toilet in years. That smell isn't coming from the sewer, it's from my backyard.
 
2013-04-21 04:09:55 PM
Still can't leave them tied to a parking meter while you get coffee, tho...
 
2013-04-21 04:10:35 PM
Eh, I can respect the "reduce waste" part of it.
I'm okay with it as long as it doesn't have any negative effects on the kid.
 
2013-04-21 04:11:30 PM
This is normal in most of China.

Also, is there a vaccination available yet for the overwhelming desire to somehow be different and unique in a ridiculous fashion for no good reason whatsoever? How about this, you want to be different so bad, here comes the magical make-you-special genie *POOF* you've farking got scoliosis and 6 fingers on one hand, are you happy now?
 
2013-04-21 04:12:03 PM
You used to be cool, Brooklyn
 
2013-04-21 04:13:03 PM
One of the few reasons I like living in a red state. I get to avoid new age hippie bullshiatile this.
 
2013-04-21 04:13:10 PM
Again, proving that Asians are the trendiest of all hipsters. They were cutting slits in their baby's trousers before you Brooklyn-ites ever dreamed of this diaperless crap.
 
2013-04-21 04:13:11 PM

FunkOut: This is normal in most of China.

Also, is there a vaccination available yet for the overwhelming desire to somehow be different and unique in a ridiculous fashion for no good reason whatsoever? How about this, you want to be different so bad, here comes the magical make-you-special genie *POOF* you've farking got scoliosis and 6 fingers on one hand, are you happy now?


Which is exactly the forward-thinking ecological paradise we should be emulating.
 
2013-04-21 04:13:23 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: next trend.  going PENIS LESS
HERES THE KNIFE

[www.amickssuperstore.com image 500x250]


I never need to question why I have you tagged as "idiot".
 
2013-04-21 04:13:34 PM

Fark It: But "elimination communication," as the diaper-free method of child-rearing is called, is finding an audience in the hipper precincts of New York City.
Ms. Shapiro, who is a doula, a birth and child-rearing coach, says it is practically now a job qualification to at least be able to offer diaper-free training as an option to clients. Caribou Baby, an "eco-friendly maternity, baby and lifestyle store" on the border of artsy Greenpoint and Williamsburg,

And that's the point where I stopped reading.


Let me just say that there are times I am very, very glad I live in the Midwest.

That shiat literally wouldn't fly here.
 
2013-04-21 04:14:25 PM
Couple of strategically placed clothes pins(more for girls), bam:  No need for a diaper.
 
2013-04-21 04:14:43 PM

zulius: This is anti-vax level of derp right here...


Now now, nothing is anti-vax level of derp.
 
2013-04-21 04:15:10 PM
DRTFA, but when it was time for my kids to be potty trained, this is the way the wife did it. Worked like a charm, but she only did it around the house. Only one or two accidents and the kid is trained.

Now, babbies just shiatting and pissing everywhere? WTFBBQ?
 
2013-04-21 04:15:23 PM
This has always been a thing. I remember a neighbor kid being raised in this fashion. Naked Nathan, everyone called him, because weather permitting, that's what he was.

When they moved away, when he was twelve, he was still Naked Nathan.
 
2013-04-21 04:15:43 PM
Young moms seem hell-bent to make child-rearing as complicated as possible.

I wonder if we made it illegal to post about your screwball child-rearing policies on Facebook, how many people would just go back to Pampers, baby formula, and de rigeur circumcision?
 
2013-04-21 04:15:54 PM

Dragonflew: Jon iz teh kewl: next trend.  going PENIS LESS
HERES THE KNIFE

[www.amickssuperstore.com image 500x250]

I never need to question why I have you tagged as "idiot".


I've got him as 'creepy/pervy'. You should see him in a rape thread.
 
2013-04-21 04:16:38 PM
Did anyone mention yet that shiatting and pissing in the street is not eco-friendly?

I thought we figured that out when we stopped dumping our night pots out the window.
 
2013-04-21 04:16:49 PM
No.
 
2013-04-21 04:16:56 PM

namegoeshere: This has always been a thing. I remember a neighbor kid being raised in this fashion. Naked Nathan, everyone called him, because weather permitting, that's what he was.

When they moved away, when he was twelve, he was still Naked Nathan.


Which shooting spree was his, again?
 
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2013-04-21 04:17:13 PM
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2013-04-21 04:17:18 PM
Ms. Shapiro scattered little bowls around the house to catch her daughter's offerings

Offerings.

Offerings?

Really?  Offerings?

It's only considered an offering if someone else might want it.  Otherwise it's refuse.  Waste.  Discarded.

/I hate people sometimes
 
2013-04-21 04:17:49 PM
For that lady in the first articles first pics sake, I hope that kid is a girl. If a boy... enjoy your faceful of golden shower.

/ on second thought, I hope it is a boy
 
2013-04-21 04:18:03 PM
Aww, the Littlest Sex Offender.
 
2013-04-21 04:18:13 PM
So when they're in their crib do they just piss and sh*t all over themselves?

If you propped your boy baby on the toilet like the kid in the article--he'd pee all over the wall and toilet tank. If he did that in public--are you a responsible enough parent to clean up the mess? I bet not. I think people like this are likely to be "me-firsters".

Want to raise your crotchfruit like a monkey? Then go live in the rain forest.
 
2013-04-21 04:18:13 PM

FunkOut: This is normal in most of China.


Yep. Kids just wear pants with a little slit cut in the crotch, and shiat or piss whenever and wherever they need.  Adults spit everywhere, chew with their mouths open, slurp their soup, stand on toilet seats and cut in lines.
 
2013-04-21 04:18:36 PM
Elimination communication; because diaper hyena is sooo last week.
 
2013-04-21 04:19:04 PM

bboy: Young moms seem hell-bent to make child-rearing as complicated as possible.

I wonder if we made it illegal to post about your screwball child-rearing policies on Facebook, how many people would just go back to Pampers, baby formula, and de rigeur circumcision?


Cat's out of the bag. Circumcision is now considered "child abuse" in some European jurisdictions.
 
2013-04-21 04:19:13 PM
Paging BarkingUnicorn to the baby poop thread...
 
2013-04-21 04:19:21 PM
New York you say. Why exactly does Florida have its own tag and New York does not?

Also living in New York these folks-The Year Without Toilet Paper

And to make you really feel good they get to vote just like sane people.
 
2013-04-21 04:19:45 PM

Mister Peejay: namegoeshere: This has always been a thing. I remember a neighbor kid being raised in this fashion. Naked Nathan, everyone called him, because weather permitting, that's what he was.

When they moved away, when he was twelve, he was still Naked Nathan.

Which shooting spree was his, again?


Wait for it...
 
2013-04-21 04:20:34 PM
Using the streets as open sewers and not vaccinating your kids. Welcome to medieval times.
 
2013-04-21 04:20:47 PM

Bondith: Ms. Shapiro scattered little bowls around the house to catch her daughter's offerings

Offerings.

Offerings?

Really?  Offerings?

It's only considered an offering if someone else might want it.  Otherwise it's refuse.  Waste.  Discarded.

/I hate people sometimes


Yeah, that made me grit my teeth, too.
 
2013-04-21 04:20:58 PM
"They are more popular among older, affluent parents in larger cities, and can charge up to $1,000 for three visits (before, during and after birth).[7] "

"There is a lack of standardization and oversight of doulas, with multiple organizations providing different courses with varying requirements. There is no formal or universally recognized certification process or training requirements, and anyone can refer to themselves as a doula.[5] No academic credentials such as a college or university diploma, or high school equivalency are required.[7] In contrast, in the United States a certified nurse-midwife can deliver a baby outside of a hospital and without doctor's assistance but is a conventionally trained nurse who has undergone an extra one to two years of training.[7]
Doulas do not require or receive any medical training.[7] In North America training generally takes the form of a two to three day seminar, and some experience with childbirth."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doula
 
2013-04-21 04:21:11 PM
Words can't quite describe the look on my face when I was reading that.  If you want to reduce waste, why not use cloth nappies like people used for centuries?  They can be washed and reused, instead of buying a small country's GDP worth of disposable diapers.  I don't see how letting your child urinate and defecate all over the place is preferable to buying so many boxes of Huggies, you're considered a stockholder.
 
2013-04-21 04:21:32 PM
If you want to let your overdeveloped sperm shot run around and piss and schitt all over your house, then go ahead and do so.  But, if you are going to go out in public then put a damned diaper on the brat.  Oh, and I really do hope that cops start issuing tickets to the parents if they catch them having their brats go to the bathroom out in public.
 
2013-04-21 04:21:55 PM
This is happening in public in NYC. At least nobody will notice the smell.
 
2013-04-21 04:23:01 PM
FTFA:

Parents are drawn to the method as a way of preserving the environment from the ravages of disposable diapers...

Fair point, but what's the environmental impact of dealing with the sanitary issues from having kids defecate all over the place? To be more specific, if this parenting method results in people getting sick more often, the environmental costs of combatting the sickness could be greater than the diapers?

It just reminds me of people buying those reusable shopping bags where more oil goes into their creation than several hundred plastic bags.
 
2013-04-21 04:24:03 PM
Why no officer, I am not drunk. I was raised to crap on the street...
 
2013-04-21 04:24:31 PM

FunkOut: This is normal in most of China.


There are a lot of things that are normal in china that are frowned upon in civilized societies, and for good reason.
 
2013-04-21 04:24:39 PM
Do cloth diapers really save that much waste?  I'd imagine that the water and other resources you'd need to wash them as often as you do would negate other environmental impacts, and unless you're composting or making fertalizer with the feces it still has to be disposed of somehow (or is it just flushed?).
 
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