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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 05:11:48 PM
you've got to me sh*tting me.
 
2013-04-21 05:11:54 PM
I'm not even going to attempt to be clever or funny in my response to this news article.

This is stupid.
 
2013-04-21 05:14:27 PM

HairBolus: Among some US parents, it is not uncommon to let kids who are near the potty training age to play without bottoms with a potty nearby in the hope they may use it. Often kids from 2 or more families are involved and it helps if one of the kids preforms correctly and can serve as a roll model.

The article seems more of an every day thing as seen in China.

[www.chinese-traditions-and-culture.com image 208x242]


Because China is a model for sanitary living conditions?
 
2013-04-21 05:17:12 PM

res_nihil: 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?).


The scientific consensus is that cloth v. dispoable diapers are roughly equal in environmental impacts, overall. Like two different meals with the same number of calories.  It's just a matter of preference.
 
2013-04-21 05:17:49 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: So when they're in their crib do they just piss and sh*t all over themselves?


Apparently one of the parents is hovering over the child 24 hours a day.
 
2013-04-21 05:19:05 PM

BarkingUnicorn: "I have absolutely been at parties and witnessed people putting their baby over the sink," she said. One client took her baby and her bowl to a party, held her naked baby over the bowl, "and she just did it at this person's party in the corner, but obviously they were close friends," Ms. Shapiro said.

GTFO of my house.


What I wanna know is, if you've got the time to go put baby over the sink, why not just hold baby over the TOILET already?

Meanwhile I can kinda see the appeal of the communication thing. I mean, I'm lazy, so if I managed to recognize when the kid was going to poop/pee and whisk the kid off to the bathroom, off with the diaper, put her on the toilet - great, saves a diaper (we used cloth, so just put it back on like pants) plus one soiled diaper change. Win win. I've done this babysitting, anyway (with a slightly older kid though, not an infant).

But to not put diapers on the kid at all, that's just waaaaaayyyyyy too risky unless yeah, your plan is the kid just poops/pees wherever.  At which point, keep it to your own yard, plz.

HairBolus: The article seems more of an every day thing as seen in China.


Yeah, but look at that kid - old enough to walk around and play.  Surely that's more about not having to remove clothes than anything else?  If there was a toilet at the park rather than a tree, the kid could go in there?  If 3 month old babies are wearing split pants, how are they avoiding just peeing where they are and parents not getting there in time?

Also, ARE little infant babies wearing split pants?  In Japan from a long time ago babies wore/wear "diapers," not really anything specialize but cloth (rags from old clothes, etc) tied down there that got washed. Older kids could do the squat thing, no need for split pants though since the traditional wear is already open on the bottom.
 
2013-04-21 05:19:46 PM
Hearing about this is what probably set off the Tsarnaev brothers.

/too soon?
 
2013-04-21 05:22:05 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Hearing about this is what probably set off the Tsarnaev brothers.

/too soon?


nah, just not funny
 
2013-04-21 05:24:07 PM

pyrotek85: BarkingUnicorn: "But mostly, they say, they like feeling more in touch with their babies' most intimate functions. "

Lock up every one of those pedos.

"I have absolutely been at parties and witnessed people putting their baby over the sink," she said. One client took her baby and her bowl to a party, held her naked baby over the bowl, "and she just did it at this person's party in the corner, but obviously they were close friends," Ms. Shapiro said.

GTFO of my house.

Speaking of, if a cop catches you letting your kid piss in public, are you going to get arrested and put on the sex offender registry?


Mom fined $2500 for letting toddler pee in front yard

Cop who wrote the ticket was fired a couple months later for it.
 
2013-04-21 05:25:29 PM
The other day I looked out the window and saw some lady letting her ugly-ass baby pee on my mailbox. Or maybe it was a dog. It's obnoxious either way.
 
2013-04-21 05:27:52 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Mom fined $2500 for letting toddler pee in front yard

Cop who wrote the ticket was fired a couple months later for it.


Heh. While I think it's unsightly I'm inclined to let her do what she wants on her own property. I wonder if it would have been different on public property though.
 
2013-04-21 05:31:16 PM
My neighbor in colombia has a four year old who who would run around my condos common area who whould drop trou and poop and piss and the parents thought it was adorable until I scooped up the kids creation and put it on his doormat.He called the police on me too file a complaint and the cops showed with the colombian version of child protective services and the health department
 
2013-04-21 05:31:45 PM
"Why is that bowl on the floor?"

"It's for shiatting"

"Thanks, don't mind if I do"
 
2013-04-21 05:31:54 PM

fluffy2097: 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?

You know what is also normal in China?

Bird flu.

The Indians dump their dead into the Ganges river,  which they they also drink from, fish in, and dump their sewage into as well.

Just because it's normal somewhere else does not mean it's acceptable here.


To be fair a lot of places that don't use diapers don't have much food either so it kind of balances out.for them.
 
2013-04-21 05:32:07 PM

LiberalEastCoastElitist: Feral_and_Preposterous: So when they're in their crib do they just piss and sh*t all over themselves?

Apparently one of the parents is hovering over the child 24 hours a day.


I swear, half the trendy parenting advice right now is setting feminism back 50 years. Why use a stroller when mum can carry the baby for two years? Why use diapers when mum can follow baby around 24-7 with a pooper scooper? Co-sleep! Extended breastfeeding! Don't even think about an epidural!  Make your own baby food from organic pureed lentils! Whatever you do, don't leave your baby's side, and don't even think about having fun!
 
2013-04-21 05:32:13 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Yes, let's all make fun of the only people trying to get rid of the huge problem of diapers in landfills.


When you can say you never throw away anything made of plastic, polystyrene, or any other polymers, we'll listen.
 
2013-04-21 05:33:57 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

eating

FTFY
 
2013-04-21 05:37:52 PM
My wife was telling me about this elimination communication idiocy a couple years ago. I never looked it up but always just kind of figured that she was kidding about it. I should have known better.
 
2013-04-21 05:43:20 PM

montreal_medic: 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


Disposable diapers are expensive, which is the only reason why I'm even considering it for when hubby and I form babby. I get a year off mat leave so it'll be easy to do it at home and save money.

Poo buckets around the house, NOPE! Diapers for going out too.

/over-privileged hipsters should just be honest, you're broke
 
2013-04-21 05:46:42 PM

skullkrusher: You used to be cool, Brooklyn


That was before asshats started naming their kids Brooklyn
 
2013-04-21 05:49:22 PM
I'm sure landlords everywhere will be more than understanding to learn that the shiat stains pockmarking their floors are, in fact, of human origin.  Maybe hipsters can upsell it as a new trend in interior design.
 
2013-04-21 05:50:09 PM

Dogsbody: Elimination communication; because diaper hyena is sooo last week.


How's the cloth diaper obsession looking now?
 
2013-04-21 05:51:53 PM
This is slightly appealing to me because although I like to spend money on fun stuff like booze and clothes, spending hard earned money on shiat bags to tie/strap onto babies seems like a waste. Why not just let them piss and crap in old Tupperware?
 
2013-04-21 05:53:36 PM
shortymac:

/over-privileged hipsters should just be honest, you're broke

Well, which are they?
 
2013-04-21 05:54:01 PM
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I can see the cloth vs. plastic thing, but "oh, hell no!" to this.
 
2013-04-21 05:55:59 PM

res_nihil: 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?).


Yes they do. I had half as much garbage the first week I switched. My wallet (read: hubby) thanks me too. I definitely spent less on water than diapers. And yes, you just flush it.
 
2013-04-21 05:56:22 PM
Toilet training, she said, is a matter of conditioning, "just like Pavlov's dog," but in the United States parents begin talking about it around 18 months, with most children being potty-trained around ages 3 or even 4.

Who the fark waits until a kid is 4 year old to begin potty training? Has to be the same white people who will call the cops if your kid so much plays in their own yard without a parent hovering over them

I think I get it.

40 is the new 30
30 is the new 20
20 is the new 10
10 is the new preschooler
Preschoolers are the new infants and expected to still shiat themselves.
Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.
 
2013-04-21 06:00:46 PM

MNguy: shortymac:

/over-privileged hipsters should just be honest, you're broke

Well, which are they?


Their boomer parents have money and coddle them.

These folks, broke as shiat.
 
2013-04-21 06:02:09 PM

Hermione_Granger: Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.


Says the grown up with the FARK handle from children's literature.
 
2013-04-21 06:04:17 PM

Hermione_Granger: Toilet training, she said, is a matter of conditioning, "just like Pavlov's dog," but in the United States parents begin talking about it around 18 months, with most children being potty-trained around ages 3 or even 4.

Who the fark waits until a kid is 4 year old to begin potty training?


Some kids are slow learners.

IIRC, mine needed only two weeks.  He thought it was mega-fun to shiat in a trainer potty.  Wasn't at all hesitant to let us know when he needed to go.  That's another reason I call him my BS:  "Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

And he still calls me, "Captain Daddy Sir" occasionally. :-)  Anyone else remember Bobobobs?
 
2013-04-21 06:04:21 PM

Anastacya: 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?

Oh boy, don't turn this into a circumcision thread.


Yeah, we gotta nip this in the bud.
 
2013-04-21 06:06:48 PM

Great Janitor: insertsnarkyusername: Yes, let's all make fun of the only people trying to get rid of the huge problem of diapers in landfills.

No one here is making fun of those who want to use cloth diapers.  We're making fun of the parents who think that letting their kids piss and crap in the street, like a dog, is acceptable.


An expected comment from the dude that has to clean that shiat up. Don't blame you though.
 
2013-04-21 06:07:22 PM

Hermione_Granger: Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.


You sound single and bitter about it.
 
2013-04-21 06:07:26 PM
Nope. I'll deal with changing diapers this winter. And my kid will be vaccinated.

/Due in November. In a state known for snowstorms. Oye ve.
 
2013-04-21 06:10:37 PM

aevorea: Nope. I'll deal with changing diapers this winter. And my kid will be vaccinated.

/Due in November. In a state known for snowstorms. Oye ve.


Read Stephen King's Home Delivery. Just in case.

/srsly congrats
 
2013-04-21 06:14:00 PM

jaytkay: "Why is that bowl on the floor?"

"It's for shiatting"

"Thanks, don't mind if I do"


I had a cat who would slink around and his tail would poof out the diameter of the rest of his body if he saw another cat in the yard.  Real scaredy-cat.

I always wondered what his reaction would have been if I took a dump in his litter box and covered it up.  "OMG WTF did this???"

I never did it, though, because humans poop in toilets.

/or outhouses
 
2013-04-21 06:14:49 PM

Hermione_Granger: Toilet training, she said, is a matter of conditioning, "just like Pavlov's dog," but in the United States parents begin talking about it around 18 months, with most children being potty-trained around ages 3 or even 4.

Who the fark waits until a kid is 4 year old to begin potty training? Has to be the same white people who will call the cops if your kid so much plays in their own yard without a parent hovering over them

I think I get it.

40 is the new 30
30 is the new 20
20 is the new 10
10 is the new preschooler
Preschoolers are the new infants and expected to still shiat themselves.
Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.


Hey don't knock it. It keeps them from reproducing.
 
2013-04-21 06:15:45 PM

Great Janitor: the photos taken of the parent and kid who crapped between my car and someone else's.


Actually, I'd think twice about taking pictures of someone else's 1-year-old making soft-serve in the gutter.  The police might interpret it the wrong way.
 
2013-04-21 06:20:08 PM
1. That is nasty and unsanitary. Good way to spread disease
2. Isn't it illegal to piss in the street?
 
2013-04-21 06:21:37 PM

Nick Nostril: Hermione_Granger: Toilet training, she said, is a matter of conditioning, "just like Pavlov's dog," but in the United States parents begin talking about it around 18 months, with most children being potty-trained around ages 3 or even 4.

Who the fark waits until a kid is 4 year old to begin potty training? Has to be the same white people who will call the cops if your kid so much plays in their own yard without a parent hovering over them

I think I get it.

40 is the new 30
30 is the new 20
20 is the new 10
10 is the new preschooler
Preschoolers are the new infants and expected to still shiat themselves.
Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.

Hey don't knock it. It keeps them from reproducing.


that's why the age of consent should be moved to 28
 
2013-04-21 06:22:08 PM

Hermione_Granger: Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.


Whatever you say there, children's book.
 
2013-04-21 06:22:27 PM

FunkOut: This is normal in most of China.


A)  This isn't China.  B)  The Chinese government is trying to stop it because it's unsanitary.
 
2013-04-21 06:28:13 PM

Hermione_Granger: Toilet training, she said, is a matter of conditioning, "just like Pavlov's dog," but in the United States parents begin talking about it around 18 months, with most children being potty-trained around ages 3 or even 4.

Who the fark waits until a kid is 4 year old to begin potty training? Has to be the same white people who will call the cops if your kid so much plays in their own yard without a parent hovering over them

I think I get it.

40 is the new 30
30 is the new 20
20 is the new 10
10 is the new preschooler
Preschoolers are the new infants and expected to still shiat themselves.
Also explains why grown men play video games and act like babies.


My sister, when she had her first kid, didn't potty train her until she was well past her fourth birthday.  My sister just used the excuse of "I am a store manager, I have to work 60 hours a week, I don't have time to potty train my daughter."  Her husband didn't bother with it, he was too busy smoking pot all day and playing video games.  He hasn't had a job since Bill Clinton was president, but no time to actually potty train his daughter who he lives with.  My dad and stepmom were the ones who eventually potty trained her.  Sadly, my sister or her worthless husband saw nothing wrong at all with a girl who they just registered for Kindergarten still wearing diapers.

This was several years ago, the daughter is now 11 and they have another daughter who is about to finish up her first year of Kindergarten.  She didn't take quite so long to potty train.
 
2013-04-21 06:32:11 PM

poot_rootbeer: Great Janitor: the photos taken of the parent and kid who crapped between my car and someone else's.

Actually, I'd think twice about taking pictures of someone else's 1-year-old making soft-serve in the gutter.  The police might interpret it the wrong way.


Yeah, I thought about that.  Angle the camera so that you can't see any infant genitals but still make it clear what is going on.  That way no one can see it and scream child porn, they can see it and scream "Who the hell thinks it's a good idea to let babies crap in the streets???"

Let your kid piss and crap between my car and someone else's and you'll be washing my car while I find the owner of the other car to let him/her know that you'll be washing their's also.
 
2013-04-21 06:32:31 PM
It's not a trend or a fad or anything. It's another one of those stupid Times articles in which some asshole reporter heard from a friend of a friend that there are some bigger assholes in and around Brooklyn doing douchebaggy things. As evidence of the first part of that theory, the author's first name is Anemona. As evidence in support of the second part of that sentence, I submit that some asshole held her baby over a bowl at a party and let it piss and shiat itself in front of everyone there.
 
2013-04-21 06:32:48 PM

Mister Peejay: jaytkay: "Why is that bowl on the floor?"

"It's for shiatting"

"Thanks, don't mind if I do"

I had a cat who would slink around and his tail would poof out the diameter of the rest of his body if he saw another cat in the yard.  Real scaredy-cat.

I always wondered what his reaction would have been if I took a dump in his litter box and covered it up.  "OMG WTF did this???"

I never did it, though, because humans poop in toilets.

/or outhouses


Or each other's mouths.
 
2013-04-21 06:33:11 PM
Knew someone who adopted a little boy from Russia about 20 years ago.

The kid did this then.

It was called 'poverty'.
 
2013-04-21 06:35:43 PM

poot_rootbeer: Great Janitor: the photos taken of the parent and kid who crapped between my car and someone else's.

Actually, I'd think twice about taking pictures of someone else's 1-year-old making soft-serve in the gutter.  The police might interpret it the wrong way.


Look up child porn laws.  They're more specific than you think.
 
2013-04-21 06:37:00 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: It's not a trend or a fad or anything. It's another one of those stupid Times articles in which some asshole reporter heard from a friend of a friend that there are some bigger assholes in and around Brooklyn doing douchebaggy things. As evidence of the first part of that theory, the author's first name is Anemona. As evidence in support of the second part of that sentence, I submit that some asshole held her baby over a bowl at a party and let it piss and shiat itself in front of everyone there.


I would have been inclined to think it wasn't real if I hadn't been introduced to the idea of 'diaper hyenas' last night. Now I'd believe anything the breeders were capable of anything.
 
2013-04-21 06:45:39 PM

redsquid: I would have been inclined to think it wasn't real if I hadn't been introduced to the idea of 'diaper hyenas' last night. Now I'd believe anything the breeders were capable of anything.


After some googling, the truth of what a diaper hyena is did not meet my expectations.

Although there are some pretty weird motherhood forums out there...
 
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