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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 04:24:50 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: 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.


Sometimes for highly dubious reasons.
 
2013-04-21 04:25:53 PM  

thornhill: 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.


Socialize the risk, privatize the reward.
 
2013-04-21 04:26:11 PM  

hasty ambush: New York you say. Why exactly does Florida have its own tag and New York does not?


Because most of the shiatheads that do this kind of stuff here only got to NY a few months ago after leaving any of the various flyover states.
 
2013-04-21 04:26:14 PM  
If your kid is old enough to know when they need to go, they are old enough to hold it in while you whisk them to the toilet.
 
2013-04-21 04:26:40 PM  

namegoeshere: 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.


We what now?
 
2013-04-21 04:27:30 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?).


At least you're flushing the dirty water away to a wastewater treatment facility, instead of bundling fecal material into a hermetically-sealed shiatbomb to be buried in a local landfill.
 
2013-04-21 04:27:42 PM  
I would bet money the first item of clothing ever evented by cavemen was the diaper because they were smart enough to realize a small, mobile poop machine was a bad thing.  Congratulations, hipsters, you failed at something so easy even a caveman could do it.
 
2013-04-21 04:28:02 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?


Oh boy, don't turn this into a circumcision thread.
 
2013-04-21 04:29:20 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?).


Flush the solids, soak diapers in a bucket with detergent until you're ready to wash.
 
GBB
2013-04-21 04:29:21 PM  
If they were truely eco-friendly, they'd be using their baby fertilizer in their urban orgainic vegetable garden.
 
2013-04-21 04:29:28 PM  
The first time my baby daughter pooped I threw my hands up and walked away forever. Best decision of my life ... totally dodged a bullet there.
 
2013-04-21 04:30:01 PM  

LemSkroob: 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.


Like chocolate that's 50% paraffin.
 
2013-04-21 04:30:57 PM  

GBB: If they were truely eco-friendly, they'd be using their baby fertilizer in their urban orgainic vegetable garden.


So are you mulching the baby or composting?
 
2013-04-21 04:32:22 PM  
Also, "free elimination" is fine when you're a small village of 150 people and you don't care about hookworm, giardia, cholera and other fun parasites. You won't overload the local environment's ability to deal with the waste, unless there's a flood or something. Sure, it's not "natural" for children to wear diapers, but it's not "natural" for humans to live in communities of over 1000 people, if history is any indication. Any number greater than that and you might want to start giving some forethought about where and how you deal with waste.
 
2013-04-21 04:33:01 PM  

theorellior: hermetically-sealed shiatbomb


Hermetically-sealed shiatbomb would be a great name for a punk band.
 
2013-04-21 04:33:45 PM  
I actually heard about this several years ago.  I thought it was stupid then, and it's still stupid.

I'm guessing these are people who wonder why their childless friends stopped coming by.
 
2013-04-21 04:34:17 PM  

kidsizedcoffin: GBB: If they were truely eco-friendly, they'd be using their baby fertilizer in their urban orgainic vegetable garden.

So are you mulching the baby or composting?


Nein. Der human scheisse iz verboten.
 
2013-04-21 04:36:44 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?


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.
 
2013-04-21 04:37:16 PM  
There is a "two girls and a cup" joke here somewhere....
 
2013-04-21 04:37:30 PM  
fluffy2097:

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

And look what happened when the zombie virus broke out.
 
2013-04-21 04:38:47 PM  
Bowls? Aww. I was hoping they put old newspaper down on the floor, and trained the babies like they would puppies.

/What's that, Junior? You need to go out?
//Let's get your leash!
 
2013-04-21 04:40:09 PM  

kidsizedcoffin: namegoeshere: 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.

We what now?


Back before indoor plumbing was a big thing, when you might have 1 toilet for an entire floor of tenements, people had things called chamber pots. You do your buisness in the chamberpot and dump it out the window in the morning, rather then wander though your building half naked in the middle of the night looking for the toilet.
 
2013-04-21 04:40:46 PM  
And if this is how they deal with literal shiat, then I can only imagine the brilliant insights they have in other areas of child rearing.
 
2013-04-21 04:42:15 PM  

LemSkroob: hasty ambush: New York you say. Why exactly does Florida have its own tag and New York does not?

Because most of the shiatheads that do this kind of stuff here only got to NY a few months ago after leaving any of the various flyover states.


Available information seems to indicate that Jada Shapiro has livedin NY for a long time

Data would seem to indicate more people are leaving NY not moving there:

Link

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2013-04-21 04:43:30 PM  

FunkOut: This is normal in most of China.


Does anyone wonder why the yearly pandemic comes out of China?
 
2013-04-21 04:44:19 PM  
Where I live, landfill space is so far down the list of environmental concerns, and water resources is the #1 problem, so yeah, I'll go with the disposable diapers. In NY, I'd imagine there is plenty of water, and not so much landfill space, so I can see where cloth might be more eco-friendly there.

No diaper is not an option in civilized society.  Sorry, we quit pissing wherever we wanted generations ago, and are better off for it.
 
2013-04-21 04:44:25 PM  
If I went to a friend's house and the floor was covered in bowls and the kid was running around naked and the bowls were for kid crap, I'd have one less friend.

If I went to my car and there was a parent getting his kid to crap between my car and another, I would have some words to say, mainly to the police officer who responded to my call and the photos taken of the parent and kid who crapped between my car and someone else's.  If dog owners have to clean up after their dogs, these parents should be doing the same exact thing.
 
2013-04-21 04:46:00 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: 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.


They can reduce it already by using cloth diapers, but apparently even washing them is too wasteful. If they've got the extra time to do this then good for them, but I think most people have to make a compromise somewhere.
 
2013-04-21 04:47:29 PM  
Oh Good Lord!
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-21 04:47:39 PM  
Well, these are the same types of people who tether their children to leashes; basically treat their children like domesticated pets.  So it's not really much of a surprise when they treat their child's bowel movements as nothing more than common dog droppings.
 
2013-04-21 04:48:00 PM  
"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.
 
2013-04-21 04:51:33 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Well, these are the same types of people who tether their children to leashes; basically treat their children like domesticated pets.  So it's not really much of a surprise when they treat their child's bowel movements as nothing more than common dog droppings.


So I guess we're going to be amending this sign shortly:

www.dogpoopsigns.com

/hell, they might as well allow the Golden Retriever to raise the kid
//couldn't do worse than the bio-parents
 
2013-04-21 04:51:45 PM  
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
 
2013-04-21 04:54:16 PM  

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



You know what is also normal in China?
Bird flu, and smog so thick you cant see more then 5 city blocks.

Lets aspire to be ABOVE china yeah?
 
2013-04-21 04:54:19 PM  

GBB: If they were truely eco-friendly, they'd be using their baby fertilizer in their urban orgainic vegetable garden.


And while they are at it, they can use as much "biosolids" as they can, so it stays off my food.

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/wastewater/treatment/biosolids/genqa.c fm
 
2013-04-21 04:54:49 PM  

skullkrusher: You used to be cool, Brooklyn


I used to live in brooklyn, thankfully it was bay ridge.
 
2013-04-21 04:55:45 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]


Okay, if they're near potty training age, that makes a certain amount of sense. But it still seems different, somehow, than dodging turd bowls in the kitchen.
 
2013-04-21 04:55:50 PM  

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?
 
2013-04-21 04:57:06 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.


Saw something similar in Beijing once; a father holding his toddler by the hands and feet over a trashcan so the kid could pee. This was in a grocery store, btw.

As mentioned elsewhere in the thread, Chinese toddlers often wear pants with open crotches:
upload.wikimedia.org

/saw similar things in the army
//but those were adults peeing in the sink
///farking country hicks
 
2013-04-21 04:57:51 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

/first thing I thought of
 
Esn
2013-04-21 04:58:40 PM  
This is not new. It was a trend in my parents' time as well (late Soviet period).
 
2013-04-21 05:01:14 PM  
I found crate training to be far more effective.
 
2013-04-21 05:03:43 PM  

Marine1: 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.


Fun or not so fun fact. One way the nazis deternined whether or not you were a jew was to check out your junk and see if you were circumsised or not.
 
2013-04-21 05:04:15 PM  
Yes, let's all make fun of the only people trying to get rid of the huge problem of diapers in landfills.
 
2013-04-21 05:06:23 PM  

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.
 
2013-04-21 05:06:38 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?).


We used cloth, and the waste savings was astounding, I think. Our neighbors had a kid the same age as our son, and they used disposables, and I know they threw away bags and bags of diapers. I threw the bag of diapers in the washer every other day. Our HE washer on the small load setting uses 15 gallons of water. We used a small amount of detergent, a little bit of electricity for the washer, a small amount of gas for heating the water; they air dried quickly overnight. The difference in cost with our utility bills was negligible, so it can't have been much. The cost was dramatically less using cloth, and I felt good about not throwing disposable diapers into the landfill. I think that even creating a little extra wastewater is probably better than the plastic garbage bags filled with plastic diapers filled with human waste.
 
2013-04-21 05:06:49 PM  
Only if I can do the same at their place
 
2013-04-21 05:07:45 PM  

buzzcut73: Where I live, landfill space is so far down the list of environmental concerns, and water resources is the #1 problem, so yeah, I'll go with the disposable diapers. In NY, I'd imagine there is plenty of water, and not so much landfill space, so I can see where cloth might be more eco-friendly there.


We are in the opposite situation; we live next to a river. No water problem here.
 
2013-04-21 05:08:27 PM  

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


no let's make fun of the people who are too lazy or cheap to use cloth diapers.
 
2013-04-21 05:11:10 PM  

Canton: Bowls? Aww. I was hoping they put old newspaper down on the floor, and trained the babies like they would puppies.

/What's that, Junior? You need to go out?
//Let's get your leash!


and when they miss, rub their nose in it and whack them with a rolled up newspaper...

keep a spray bottle handy in case they start to get the notion to pee or spray where they are not supposed to, or try to get up on the counter.
 
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