Maybe it's not realistic, but I expect pediatricians to be up to speed on the latest and greatest baby products. That's why I'm always surprised that more pediatricians are not familiar with the styles and benefits of today's cloth diapers. You may feel, as I do, that I've had to educate my doctor about cloth diapers.
The first time we went to the pediatrician after switching to cloth diapers, I was really nervous about what the staff would say about them. I fretted for days over which was the best diaper to bring to the office, which would be easiest to take on an off, etc. I wanted to put my daughter in something cute, trim and simple-to show the best of what cloth diapers can be!
I don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't prepared for the under-reaction. The nurse asked what it was that went over her diaper (it WAS the diaper) and the doctor just said, hmmm, what's this? Not too exciting. I realized that just as much of the general public needs an education in cloth, so does the medical establishment!
Since then, we started seeing another ped in the practice. She's familiar with the fact that we use cloth and asks questions about them, their care, incidence of diaper rash and such. One time a nurse gave me a "good for you" comment when she saw them. I'm not sure, but I think we're one of the few (if not the only) cloth diapering family they see. Hopefully if another parent asks about cloth, they'll remember enough to pass on the information I've shared with them.
What's your ped's opinion and knowledge of cloth?