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By ClothMom - / Tuesday 8 December 2009 07:02 / United States
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As long as you change them as soon as they are wet or soiled, Cloth diapers are so much better for them then wrapping their little butts in plastic. Just keep doing what you are doing and hopefully your neighbors will get their own life one day.

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As long as you change them as soon as they are wet or soiled, Cloth diapers are so much better for them then wrapping their little butts in plastic. Just keep doing what you are doing and hopefully your neighbors will get their own life one day.

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yeah I second that. I use cloth diapers on my little one an if someone said anything about it I'd throw a diaper at them.

wow, your neighbours are... i guess it's good that they're concerned about the children, but cloth diapers? there's nothing wrong with that. your neighbours are bitches.

I tend to doubt that CPS would waste time sending a social worker out based on a complaint about cloth diapers. CPS is one of the most over-burdened and under-resourced departments in any city. They barely have time/resources to see about children with visible bruising much less send out someone to check on a child because of cloth diapers.

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That is not at all true. Kids slip through the cracks all the time while they're pursuing frivolous complaints. About 1.5 years ago, they came and took away my recently orphaned siblings in law because their grandmother was, according to CPS, not lucid enough to take care of them. Then her doctor said she was not at all senile, despite her age, so they said she was too ill. Her doctor said she wasn't (she has no health problems except slightly high blood pressure and the need of a walker),

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My wife works with troubled children as a counselor and frequently deals with Children & Youth Services. Sadly, your story is pretty typical.

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Not true. My family has been visited multiple times because neighbors reported us for frivolous reasons. Main reason? There's a lot of kids, so there HAS to be some neglect going on.

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My mother had CPS called on her for me having headlice when I was 8-9ish. They came out to do a home inspection and everything. My mother's house is always perfectly cleaned. She's OCD when it comes to cleaning. The people that reported her to CPS (which was actually the administrators of the school I went to, that had "headlice" checks every few weeks), never found any on the children that were giving ME the headlice (it was my friend's friend, who I didn't play with. Friends got

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I'm in australia but we definetly have the same problem. When I was about 7 or 8, my aunt and my mother had this big blow out, and my aunt told DOCS (Australia's CPS if you like...) that I was being abused. Of course I wasn't, but they still came around to our house, and this lady had to come in while I was in the bath and make sure I had no bruises. Nothing came of it as I had none, but I definetly did NOT want to do that... all it did was cause problems. Then I can think of two other t

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So true about them not following up on real issues. There was a little girl who lived across the road from me for a while and used to come play with my daughter. She always smelt kind of bad and would ask to stay for dinner most nights, or go to my other neighbours for dinner. After a few weeks she mentioned they had no electricity on in their house, and so had no hot water for showers. I didn't call CPS then because it seemed there wasn't enough evidence to do much and I didn't want her to end

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in my state (NY) they have to do a home-visit investigation of any report, regardless of how trivial by law. They hate it, true... they're overburdened... true.... they still have to come out, however.

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No offense, #18, but it seems that you don't understand how beaurocracy "works". I WAS a social worker/caregiver/independent living specialist. Not employed by CPS, but I had to work with them extensively. I watched CPS ignore legitimate complaints from us social workers, but also sat in the hospital one day watching CPS harass a punk couple and seize their child based solely on how they looked. There was NO inidcation of neglect or abuse...kid was clean, no marks/brusing, clothing

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Jewelofagal - you might have noticed CPS KEPT pursuing this old lady's case even when her doctor said she was totally healthy... sounds frivolous to me.

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Jewelofagal- oh and also, if CPS was so short of resources, you'd think they'd be investigating a guy who breaks his kid's arm RATHER THAN parents who put their kids in cloth diapers.... idiot.

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That makes me sick!!! Here's one for you: A little girl was living with foster parents, and her two brothers had already been adopted by a gay man, and he wanted the little girl to grow up with her brothers, so he petitioned to adopt her as well. The foster parents put their feet down and said that this innocent little girl would be staying with them instead of going to live with a pervert. It turned out that (unknown at the time to his wife) the foster dad had been sexually-molestin

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Also, single seems to be another stigma. It's like, if you can't keep a man happy, there must be something wrong with you, and that makes you an unfit mother. Or if you ARE a couple but not married. One unmarried couple had their toddler taken away from them using some flimsy reason. While in foster care, the child got out the patio door and ended up drowning in the swimming pool of the foster family. No charges were filed, and this was defined as a "very unfortunate" situatio

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When I was ten my mother got a visit from the police because there'd been a report of her smacking me around, and I had the bruises to prove it. The bruises were from the school bully, who despite being the same age as me had half a foot and thirty pounds on me. The call was from his mother, as revenge for my breaking her little angels' nose when he jumped me. They responded to this call immediately. A year later our house was broken into while I was there. We didn't see a cop for two days.

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Being a Christian Scientist is inherently harmful if it means you're going to refuse proper medical care for your child.

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Yeah... My aunt reported my father to social services when my mom left, on the basis that she believed he was a pot smoking hippy and unfit to raise me since he had longish hair and didn't go to church. Without my knowledge (or consent obviously) social services visited my place of work and school multiple times, asking my boss and teachers about my behaviour and well being. They "looked into it" for 3 weeks before deciding I was fine. I was 16 at the time, graduating in 5 months w

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I had a very big issue with another girl in elementary. I was the victim and she was the person who troubled me severely. CPS came to MY house to see how I lived to make sure I wasn't lying and never checked out the other child's home when she was the abuser. CPS is corrupt.

Wow that's really awful. I know how terrible it makes you feel too. My bfs friends were living with us for a while and the girl decided to report me for not feeding my daughter properly. My daughter was two ate the time, and ate 3 healthy home cooked meals a day and only snacked on fruit or fresh veges. The girl who reported me had mcdonalds or kfc at least three times every day, no exaggeration. The worst part is not knowing who the jerk who reported you is. I was lucky I found out a few days l

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They aren't as likely to cause nappy rash because they don't have a plastic coating and let air circulate and they don't contain chemicals like all disposable diapers do.

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Thanks, obviously I don't have kids. I saw that and was so confused. As soon as I hit send, I realized they have chemicals in them, but didn't know if that was all that was the reason they were bad for kids. lol. Thanks again.

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The chemicals they use to bleach the materials used for disposable diapers (and menstrual products) are harmful to people. The plastic on diapers cause heat rashes and the materal doesn't let the skin breathe.

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What? Why would CPS even RESPOND to a call like that, unless they hadn't really been told what the situation was?

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Some places it's the law, or their policy, to respond to every complain no matter how trivial it sounds.

What's wrong with cloth diapers? As an infant, I had no choice but to wear them. I was allergic to teh chemicals in almost all disposable diapers. They would occasionally try a new kind only to have me break out in a lovely oozing rash less than an hour later. I feel like if they had kept me in disposable diapers, that would have been closer to child abuse. Finally they found a kind I could wear..... right before I started potty training.

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