Quoting The Blissful Six:" Yuppers!! I think making your self adhere to a list of rules is ridiculous. Then it becomes militant and that's not any better."
I so agree with you! AP is about what is best for you and your baby and your situation. Maybe that means extended breastfeeding, bead shearing,ect. But maybe 1 of the things just can't work for you.
I am about as AP as it gets. I started elimination communication when I thought the time was best for us BUUUT before that I did not use cloth diapers.
Cloth was not best for my particular living situation. Now if you put me in a box and said I need to do A, B and C to be an Ap parent. If cloth diapering is part of that... well that is all just silly.
I think you all get what I am saying with my rambling.
Also I never say I am an AP parent. I am a parent and often find that the parenting techniques I use fit best in the AP category.
Sorry I kinda went on a big old rant ;)