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School of Cloth – No-Pressure Cloth Diaper Advocacy


We thought we’d take part in one of this month’s School of Cloth link-up posts (sorry we missed the rest of the month, but we’re ecstatic about this week’s topic!). Sponsored by the Real Diaper Association, the School of Cloth is an annual, month-long event full of cloth diapering classes provided by participating Real Diaper Circles, Real Diaper Association businesses, and other CD experts with knowledge to share. Attendees of classes may receive certificates in cloth diapering subjects and will be entered into a drawing for chance to win a cloth diapering package and may even select a qualifying cloth diaper charity (like our favorite, Giving Diapers Giving Hope).

In other words, it’s all about spreading knowledge – and good charity – as far as possible. What’s not awesome about that?

This week’s topic is about cloth diaper advocacy, a subject that’s near and dear to our hearts … Read More

Our Favorite Places to Find Cloth Diapering Support


It’s easy to assume that cloth diapering is a lonely game. While it may be picking up steam in the #makeclothmainstream realm, a lot of us are often the only ones in our families treading the modern cloth diaper path. Maybe you live in a rural area with few other cloth diapering parents around, or simply don’t seem to know anyone else who has made the same choice.

Of course, it may not be like this for everyone. While my immediate family generally doesn’t cloth diaper (well, my mom did, but that was a different time ;-)), I have come to realize that I have at least half a dozen friends and acquaintances whom I can call on if I have any questions or concerns regarding my stash or its use. This alone makes me proud that we really ARE making cloth mainstream – one family at a time!

But, … Read More

What’s Old is New Again

Raise your hand if you were cloth diapered as a baby.

raises hand*

I was born in 1982 and, yup, I was cloth diapered in the traditional “flats-and-prefolds-and-safety pins-and-rubber pants” sort of way. It could have been because we had very little money. It could have been simply because my mother was an economical fiend (in a good way). It could have been because it was how my mother was taught to do things. It also might have been because I was the last of four and my mother wasn’t about to change up her system at that point.

Back then, it wasn’t a hip trend to CD since the only diaper color available, as far as I know, was, um, white. (I still have an affinity for a cute, white-fluffed bum.) Although, seriously, haven’t they come a long way? It wasn’t really done to save the planet, either, … Read More

Great Cloth Diaper Change: Be a Part of History


Last year Guinness World Record officials verified that a 2012 record had been broken. This April 26th cloth diaper enthusiasts all over the world will gather to make history again. This year caretakers, parents, anyone who has a baby or toddler in cloth diapers will come together to change the most cloth diapers at once. There were 182 qualified locations in 15 different countries and the number to beat is 8, 301 diapers changed at the same time. So can it be done again? Will more than 8, 301 diapers be changed all at once? 

You should join in the movement and help break the record at the Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC)! This year there are 240 registered change locations with 173 locations in the US. Regardless of whether or not the record is broken this year the main goal of the GCDC is to spread awareness that using … Read More

2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey

We are happy to support the Real Diaper Association (RDA) and it efforts to educate parents on the many benefits of using cloth diapers.

Recently the Real Diaper Association has put together a survey to understand current cloth diapering practices. If you are a parent who currently uses cloth diapers we encourage you to fill out their survey. The information gathered will used to guide future educational campaigns and projects.

The survey will take you about 15-20 minutes to complete and random survey respondents will be entered to win some wonderful hand-crafted gifts.

To learn more about the survey please visit the Real Diaper Association blog.

To go directly to the survey:

Click here to take the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey!