Changing Diapers {a review & giveaway}

Saturday night, I dreamed I was at a cloth diaper conference & was super overwhelmed. The colors, brands, AIO, one-size, prefolds, covers! Ah! I woke up relieved though, since, thanks to cloth diapering momma friends & Changing Diapers: A Hip Moms Guide to Cloth Diapering by Kelly Wels, I *think* I understand the basics of cloth diapering. Enough that I’m beyond excited about cloth diapering our babies.

Yes, you read that right. No disposables {or very few} in our house. Cloth Diapers. But not your grandma’s cloth diapers. Modern cloth diapers are cute & fun & create the most precious fluffy baby butts!

I made my cloth diaper decision over a year ago entering & winning a few cloth diapers on blog giveaways, but Jason wasn’t really on board. Then I went to San Diego, met a lot more cloth diapering ladies & came home with a bunch more cloth diapers {thanks to the Haute Green party}. It was also at the Haute Green party that I met Kelly Wels & heard more about her website & her new book. Her marketing team sent me a copy of Changing Diapers shortly after I found out I was pregnant, but it’s taken me a little while {hello triplets!} to post.Changing Diapers breaks down the cloth diaper basics for those totally new to CDing but still has enough great information for those already using cloth. It even has a cloth diapering multiples section which helped {along with the $$$ factor} win Jason over into using cloth for our babes. I love the break down in the middle over every kind of cloth diaper & the most popular brands. Kelly includes beautiful photos & while she discusses brands & quotes real-life cloth diaper users, she doesn’t push one brand over another. Changing Diapers even has a blank chart in the back so you can keep track of the types, brands, sizes of cloth diapers you own.

A few of my favorite pages: the multiples chapter, diaper covers, prefolds & snappis.

In case you’re wondering, our plan is to use cloth from the beginning {well as soon as they’re home from the hospital}. My triplet momma guru Jenny has graciously handed me down their newborn & size one prefolds. I’m working my way to building up my stash of diaper covers & snappis. Since prefolds appear a little more tricky, I’m excited to have ten or so AIOs {all in ones} & pocket diapers that are more grandparent-friendly as they look very similar to disposables {I’ve overheard my mom & aunt telling family how cute those are!}.

Kelly is happy to share her love of cloth diapers to everyone in Changing Diapers. You can learn more about Kelly & cloth diapering on her website as well as pick up a copy of Changing Diapers for yourself or one of your pregnant friends.

And since we’re in the mood for giving, start your own cloth diaper stash {or feed your cloth diaper addiction!} by entering below to win a Fuzzibunz one size diaper.

Leave a comment tell me your first thought when you hear “cloth diaper”.

For a second entry, follow Kelly & I on twitter & tweet “Enter to win a Fuzzibunz #clothdiaper #giveaway from @KellyWels & @suzstreats at http://suzstreats.com/changing-diapers”. {edited to add: ok to tweet once a day. Please make an additional comment linking to your tweet.}

Good luck! I will close the giveaway & draw a winner using random.org next Tuesday February 7th at 11a EST. Can’t wait to hear what are your impressions of cloth diapers!

I was provided a copy of Changing Diapers free of charge for my honest opinion. I am an affiliate of Changing Diapers, but I was not compensated in any other way.

52 comments

  1. When I hear cloth diaper I think of: resourceful!

  2. Brittany says:

    When I hear cloth diaper I think: budget friendly!

  3. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    I think clean and green.

  4. Jenn says:

    It’s a strange association perhaps, but I think “local pride” when I think about cloth diapers, because I’m from St. Louis, which is the home of Cotton Babies. Otherwise, I just think it’s the right thing to do. :)

  5. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    follow you both @_tubbytelly
    https://twitter.com/#!/_tubbytelly/status/164413102295760897

  6. Calley Pate says:

    Congrats! I’ve been waiting to hear that good news since BlogHer! So exciting…triplets! Wow! I will be in touch soon…I think I have some new items you might enjoy to help you with your cloth journey!

  7. Ashley says:

    When I think of cloth diaper I think of money saving and CUTE!

  8. Tamara Sz says:

    My first thought is “cute”

  9. Adrianna Cooper says:

    I used to think flat folds, plastic pants, and pins.

    Now I think FUN!

  10. Jessica says:

    I use to think why, now expecting my first order of fluffy mail I just think, why not!

  11. Megan W says:

    I think of: money-saving!

  12. When I hear cloth diaper I think “I NEED MORE”! I get too excited about diapers. Is that weird?!

    I follow both and tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/88ama88/status/164423581672013825

  13. Grl says:

    First thought is eco/baby-friendly!

  14. Carrie W. says:

    Before I got pregnant two years ago, I thought, “Eww!” :) After I got pregnant, and now, I think economical.

  15. Jenni V says:

    I first thought of the crunchy old plastic covers with the bad elastic legs over the pinned on cloth diaper, usually a flat. Then, my neighbor showed me the modern cloth diaper and I was hooked!!! I LOVE all of the wonderfully cute covers!

  16. I first think adorable and addicting! :)

  17. Sara D says:

    adorable baby bums!

  18. susanne wedel says:

    i first thought about the additional work and that it would take ages to get a diaper on.

  19. JM says:

    I am super excited to try cloth when we manage to get pregnant. I think they are ridiculously cute- that’s the first thing that comes to mind :)

  20. Brandy says:

    I think “new adventure”!
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  21. Leah Eatmon says:

    My first thought is ‘Laundry’- green earth friendly

  22. Elizabeth says:

    My first thought is “saving money”! That’s the main motivation for me to cloth diaper my little one who’s due in May.

  23. Brandy says:

    already follow you

  24. Brandy says:

    Followed Kelly on twitter!

  25. Katrina says:

    my first thought is saving money!

  26. I think back to some of the best times of these past two years with Bella. Her helping to fold and sort, Sam and I learning how to CD together. :)

  27. Emily says:

    I have always been interested in CDing for the green reasons, but I was never able to convince Hubby to hop on board. My best friend is expecting her first in May, and has fully committed to the cloth diaper lifestyle. I’m so happy to support her!

  28. Natalie Rae says:

    When I first of cloth diapers I thought messy! I have been promised though that it is not the case :)

  29. michelleJ says:

    I guess I think “yay!” and my ears perk up (okay, in a “virtual” sense if I’m reading tweets or blogs) and then I want to ask “so, what kind do you like?”

  30. Saz says:

    I think CUTE! Love those little cloth tushies!
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  31. Katee says:

    A sweet change from disposables. (We just started cloth this week on baby #4 and LOVE it!)

  32. kristin says:

    i think of money savings!!

  33. Beth S says:

    I think of saving $$!

  34. Kendra V. says:

    Don’t know how I missed this post! The first thing I think of when I think of cloth is “safer for my baby” no nasty chemicals touching my daughter’s skin.

  35. Kendra V. says:

    I already follow you on Twitter (and now Kelly Wels) and tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/butterfly1979_/status/166899959319363584

  36. Katherine in VA says:

    When I hear cloth diaper I literally hear dollar signs adding up. :-P Definitely the money savings that is a big plus!

  37. ababy4al says:

    My first thought is saving money!

  38. My first thought when I hear cloth diaper is colorful!

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