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Old 03-19-2020, 07:26 PM
 
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Lauren Whitney was having a tough week when she went to her local Walmart to get diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Rosalynd. But when she got to the aisle, there was nothing left in Rosalynd's size.

It was just too much for the mom of four from Washington, Utah.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mom-cries...210800057.html
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:46 PM
 
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Maybe this is the time to start potty training!
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:03 AM
 
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Maybe this is the time to start potty training!
Not everyone can potty train. I have a coworker who has a 10-month old baby and she said she went to 11 stores last weekend to find diapers. People should really be buying what they need and not stockpiling.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:42 AM
 
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This is a tough time for people. Having 4 kids can make anyone break down in even good times.

That said, children were raised before disposable diapers - they are a modern convenience. The mother is exhausted and has reached her point of a stressful situation. Again, 4 kids is a lot to handle and the disruption to the normal, already overwhelming routine, has reached its climax. She needs to take a few deep breaths, step back, and improvise - cloth diapers.

A level headed support system helps.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:53 AM
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So for the people saying she should potty train or use disposable diapers...what about this?

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...sh-in-11960067

People are buying all the formula up. You cant just switch over to breast in an emergency. And you cant wait it out. You could i guess get a script like in the article but there is a limited supply. Because people want to cash in.
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:47 PM
 
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So for the people saying she should potty train or use disposable diapers...what about this?

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...sh-in-11960067

People are buying all the formula up. You cant just switch over to breast in an emergency. And you cant wait it out. You could i guess get a script like in the article but there is a limited supply. Because people want to cash in.
There are things one can do and answers to be given but in general, I am understanding what you are saying I think. No doubt this is bad and people are hoarding. People are for self preservation and not being managed well. Authorities need to step in and create a system (maybe rationing) during this period. The US supply chain is actually pretty solid and can supply people with what they need but people are not trusting of that individually so they need to be controlled. That is why we have structures of authority chains in society - for military, for business orgs, etc. The gov't gives us in the US much freedom of individuality, there are times when it is best to tighten that though.

In these times, we should be looking at centralization so people are made to do what is right for society. In the USA, the supply chain can handle the load and keep people supplied. This is why there have been thoughts about using the National Guard and even the Military. It's not to shoot and kill the virus, it's to keep people under control.
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:51 PM
 
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Cloth diapers.

Yes, I know that many people say they are too much trouble, but if you are no longer working outside the home . . .
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Old 03-20-2020, 02:03 PM
 
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True, being resourcefull is sometimes needed. I do understand the moms dilemma.
I had a meltdown this week just trying to get a box of sugar. It really wasn't about the sugar though....it was about the gluttony some shoppers exhibited in taking more then needed. I simply do not come from that mindset. If anything I am vigilant in understanding that others may need it while I just may want it.
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Old 03-20-2020, 02:04 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Cloth diapers and if there are no cloth diapers left on the shelves, dish towels or terry hand towels can be used. I suspect that no one is hoarding dish towels so there should be plenty of those available.
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