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29 baby article submissions by the Mothering community.

Cloth Diaper Cost…is it worth it?

Each day of Real Diaper Week will focus on a different way to advocate for or educate about cloth diapers.  On Wednesday, 4/18, we’ll focus on the savings that families can achieve by choosing reusable cloth diapers, making them a great choice for low-income families.  Read on to educate yourself, then find a way to bring Real Diaper Week to your community. There are many reasons to consider using cloth diapers. You may hear things like “Do you have *any* idea how long disposable diapers will be in landfills?!” or “Have you seen the super cute new prints... read more

2011 Great Cloth Diaper Change Retrospective

The Great Cloth Diaper Change is back to break the world record for simultaneous cloth diaper changes on April 21, 2012 at 9am Pacific Daylight Time.  To help you envision what a Great Cloth Diaper Change event looks like, Mary Jo Giufre writes about her experience hosting in 2011. Lucky for me, our premier local kids play gym, Rolly Pollies, is owned by a cloth diapering family!  They were very excited to host the Buffalo, NY location of this global event last April, and they’re hosting again this year. For me, organization is the key to a great... read more

Real Diaper Empowerment: The 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change

Consider this: Nearly everything we know about diapering comes from the companies whose sole objective is to sell us more diapers. Through constant commercials featuring peaceful sleeping babies, colorful “New Baby” sample packs, and the writing of dozens of Mommy Blogger Brand Ambassadors, disposable diaper companies aim to control how you feel about diapering.  Specifically, they attempt to create in parents the lucrative mixture of self-delusion and disgust that drives Americans to consume– in this case, to buy more diapers.  According to the disposable... read more

Getting Started With Cloth Diapers

Getting Started with Cloth Diapers By Theresa Rodriguez Farrisi Want to use cloth diapers but have questions? Check out this simple Q & A. Then discover more on using cloth in the Mothering Forums.  It costs about the same to use cloth and disposables, right? No way! If you launder cloth diapers at home, you can save as much as $1,500 over the entire diapering period. This includes all your diapers, covers, and wash products. In fact, each time you use a disposable, it costs you nearly a quarter. By contrast, home washing can cost as little as five cents per... read more

Diapering Resources

This resource list is intended to be a compilation of helpful MDC threads, Mothering articles and member-recommended (not self-promotional) website links of general interest with relation to Diapering. MDC Discussion Threads New to Cloth Diapering? Cloth Diapering 101 Rate Your Detergent Wool/Fleece Pants List Favorite Diapers Inexpensive Fitteds Favorite Cover, Favorite Cover Newborn and Favorite Wool Cover Favorite All-in-One (AIO) Favorite Pocket Diaper Nighttime Leaking Trainers Stinky Diapers, Stripping is Not Working & What Else Can I Try? Mothering Magazine... read more

gDiapers Cloth Diaper Cover Giveaway: New Fall Colors

I’m giving away 3 cute diaper covers from gDiapers’ new fall color line: Grubby Knees Gray: Medium Goddess Pink: Large Gooseberry Purple: Large To enter to win, please leave a comment below with your preference (med. gray, large pink, or large purple) Thanks! Candace Subscribe to the Mothering.com Blogs Feed This entry was posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm and is filed under Giveaways!, greener pastures. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS... read more

Rumparooz One-Size Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Hi Mamacitas and Papacitos… How would you like to win 2 one-size, all-in one Rumparooz cloth diapers? I’ve got one Kangarooz print and one solid (in Root Beer). THe snap-in doublers make the AIOs quick-dry. Please leave a comment below to enter the contest. Thanks! Candace Subscribe to the Mothering.com Blogs Feed This entry was posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 12:24 pm and is filed under Giveaways!, greener pastures. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0... read more

AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Hey, y’all. AppleCheeks has come back to A la Mama to give a lucky winner the following amazing cloth diapering bonanza: 1. An AppleCheeks Little Bundle (contains 1 AppleCheeks Envelope Cover in size 1 or 2 in red or blue, and 1 one-size insert 2. One bamboo booster 3. A zipper bag 4. a 6-pack of plush bamboo wipes 5. a bottle of Apple Cheeks Gentle Cleansing Solution To enter the contest, please leave a comment below with your size and color preference. For second chance to win, follow this link to AppleCheek’s... read more

Cloth Diaper Giveaway: Wee Bonnie Botts FattyCake Fitteds

Sarah at Wee Bonnie Botts sent us two bee-yoo-ti-ful cloth diapers for an A la Mama giveaway. And if you decide to place an order, mention Mothering or my name in your email to get a 10% discount. These are so sweet, my teeth hurt. Right? And I love the name Fattycakes. A size small “Jacob’s Cowboy Adventure”: (100% cotton outer, organic Bamboo fleece hidden layer, organic bamboo and microfiber soakers, suedecloth staydry inner.) Small: Rise 14″-16″/Waist 11″ to 20″/Thigh 6″ to 13″ A size medium “My Exotic Fattycakes” flower... read more

The winner of the Sprout Change cloth diaper is...

April! Congrats, April, author of the 171st comment. Thanks to everyone who participated, and thank you for sharing your cloth diaper info and fave colors. I’ll be posting more cloth diaper giveaways in the next couple of days: stylie gDiaper covers with cloth inserts, and super cute Charlie Banana cloth diapers. Subscribe to the Mothering.com Blogs Feed This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 1:00 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0... read more

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