Hats: yes. Diapers: maybe we should rethink that. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Diaperless Babies: 'Lunatic' Or 'Positive' Parenting? May 2, 2013 Like many parents around the world, some moms and dads in Brooklyn are choosing to raise their children without using any diapers. How does this work and does it make any sense? Commentator Barbara J. King checks in with anthropologist Meredith Small, who embraces the idea with enthusiasm.