Sorry I can't help this rant.
Was anyone else annoyed that Eastenders was so dismissive of reusable nappies last night?
The suggestion was that they were too difficult to use for the poor, teenage mother.
What a load of bollox!!!
Know what you mean, but sadly this is probably just an accurate reflection of real life. Can you really imagine any 14 year-old girls using re-usables? Tbh it's hard enough for this 38yr old soon-to-be 2nd time mum to imagine how she's going to cope with them (although am determined to give them a go!)
Yeh I'm all for reusables and the all in ones are just like using a disposable except you just bung them in the washing machine every couple of days. When you get a routine it is hardly noticeable the extra effort and well worth it, they look so cute with big bums!!
I missed that!!! It would save em all money so they aren't eatin chip butties forever, and since they hardly let the mum touch the child anyway, the grandad can change em - and he's probably seen documentaries saying how great they are!!!
MrsDoolittle - I don't think actually using them is going to be hard (in fact I already have my "trial" pack of totsbots and am looking forward to trying them) - it's the washing that phases me - I can't seem to stay on top of my washing pile as it is, without having yet more to add to it!
And sorry Mrs dooLittle I hijacked your thread, I also thought it was small-minded of Eastenders but I've never found it to be the most open-minded of soaps. I'm Irish and a few years ago they implied that we're all drunks and none of us have tumble-driers!
babies in all TV progs are rarely seen!! Corrie were going to do a realistic Teenmum story line if i rememeber correctly but the Sarah still went to school and Gail to work not sure who looked after the baby!!
Ahh, but even if the Irish don't have tumble driers, they must be one step above the londoners cos you have the washing machines to get the clothes wet in the first place, or are you all washing them in streams?
You've forgotten to mention too that drug dealers and general shady characters must be black, and all wife beaters must be called Trevor!!! Wasn't he Irish in Brookie too ... you do get picked on. No idea why, I haven't met many Irish people, but the ones I have have been lovely!
Another thing I couldn't understand was that the mother said she had no money and when she went to the shop to buy nappies she got 4 big packets. Surely if they were that skint then a small packet would have done (or was that done so that she could pay for 3 and pinch one?)