Cloth Diapering

Reason #14 Why I’m Happy to Use Cloth Diapers on My Baby

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Ever since Evie was born nearly 7 years ago we have been a cloth diapering family. While I suppose cloth diapering might require a modicum of extra work (two loads of laundry a week, that’s it), it has never been a decision that we’ve regretted or lamented. Perhaps one of the best lessons cloth diapering [...]

Cloth Diapers Are For Everyone + GIVEAWAY!


My baby sister Colleen is almost a mother!  She is due with her first little man in a few weeks, and we are all so excited for his arrival.  He will be my parents’ EIGHTH grandchild in five years – my sisters and I have been busy – ha! Colleen is an ambitious city girl [...]

The Potty Training Manifesto

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Several years ago I shared a post titled “The Cloth Diapering Manifesto” outlining my knowledge on cloth diapering.  It got a lot of parents thinking about cloth diapering, and I was happy to spread my love of cloth.  Now that I have successfully potty trained two kids by the age of 2, I thought I’d [...]

Terra Baby Cloth Diaper GIVEAWAY!


As I wrote about a few months ago, I recently launched Terra Baby, a line of affordable and adorable cloth diapers.  So far business is going well – we’ve shipped all over the country from Connecticut to Washington and everywhere in between.  Its nice to know a few more babies are covered in cloth! I [...]

Terra Baby in the News!


As I wrote about last month, I recently launched my own brand of cloth diapers, TerraBaby. A Chicago area newspaper picked up the story and ran an article about this new endeavor. Its nice to see cloth diapering getting some positive attention from mainstream media.  Cloth diapering isn’t just for hippies or eco-freaks or frugalites. Real [...]

Introducing Terra Baby


I’ve been doing a bit of mental math lately: how many diapers have I changed during the past 4 1/2 years? At my best guess, it’s fast approaching 13,000.  And 98.5% of them have been cloth. I’ve always said that with the THOUSANDS of dollars we’ve saved by choosing cloth I will take a fabulous [...]

No Diaper Shortage in My House!


My grandma sent me a link today about an upcoming disposable diaper shortage.  Apparently, an explosion at a Japanese chemical plant this weekend will leave the world in short supply of acrylic acid, a critical ingredient in disposable diapers.  My first concern was about the people near the explosion: sadly, 1 firefighter died and 34 [...]

Groovy Cheeks Cloth Diapers


I love how wide the eco-mama network reaches.  My best friend Laura recently moved to Kentucky (sniff, sniff), and even though she is far away now we still encourage and support each other.  While she was working on an article about cloth diapering she met Mika Pryor, a fellow mother who recently started up her [...]

Free Disposable Diapers?? I Have A Better Idea…


My husband recently sent me some information about pending legislation that would allow diapers and related supplies to be bought with grant money provided to states.  The federal program, called the Child Care and Development Fund, received $5 billion in fiscal 2011, which it distributed to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and scores [...]

Cloth Diapering on the Go


Anyone who reads this blog even semi-regularly probably knows I am a big believer in cloth diapers.  Not only are they better for the planet and healthier for my babies, but choosing cloth saves us THOUSANDS of dollars.  We are living on a pretty strict budget, and I can’t imagine where the money for disposable [...]

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