It usually comes along with a look of “you are so clueless about this baby in your belly” and it’s probably well intended. But… it rarely is received in that way. In talking with tons of moms I think that instead of those goofy shirts that say “baby” and have an arrow pointing to their belly, they might prefer a t-shirt that says “Who Asked You?”
Rude, I know but it’s how you start to feel after months of unsolicited advice. So, you have some choices here – drop kick the next person who goes on about how you’re singlehandedly setting the Earth into a death spiral toward Armageddon by not using cloth diapers OR respond with grace and tact.
Here’s more on the grace and tact approach. I’ll do this post in two parts, this one highlighting the more subtle approaches.