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I have a confession to make:
I don’t cloth diaper.
(The above photo of Seth in a cloth diaper was faked for his baby photo shoot!)
But one thing I know about this real food, clean living, crunchy kinda lifestyle is this: it’s a journey, and no one arrives all at once.
I have wanted to cloth diaper for years, but I was overwhelmed with all the options available to the modern cloth diapering parent, and really felt like I needed a live person to coach me through the process of figuring out if cloth diapering was right for me, and how to fit it into my daily routine.
I have an announcement: I’ve found my cloth diapering coach!
I met Erin at the Allume conference last fall. I had baby fever, she had a tiny new baby–we hit it off right away. If I’d known she cloth diapered, I’d have peppered her with questions. A lost opportunity!
But this spring, Erin did something really great: She wrote a whole book on Cloth diapering and it feels like she wrote it just for me. It’s for you, too, if you’ve wanted to figure out if cloth diapering is right for you, and how to start the journey.
Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert is one of the most helpful and enjoyable ebooks I’ve read. It’s both comprehensive and concise, beautifully designed and easy to navigate. It’s a how-to and a reference book, as well as a collection of many real life cloth diapering stories that will help you wade through the options and challenges of becoming a cloth diapering parent.
Can you believe there are 9 different kinds of cloth diapers? Not to mention dozens and dozens of different brands! No wonder I was overwhelmed trying to figure out where to start! When I tried to research on my own, I was derailed by all the abreviations: AIO, PLU, AI2. What??? But reading Erin’s book was like having a guided tour through a well-stocked diapering store–and no wonder, because she actually used to work at one! She walks you through all the options, helping you make an educated decision on what’s right for you and your family, and she even sets aside the commonly used abbreviations to make the book friendly for us newbies. Isn’t that sweet?
By the time I read the whole book, I felt ready. Yes! I’m ready to start cloth diapering. Now all I need is a baby…oh, yeah. We’ve got one scheduled to arrive in October!
Thanks to Erin’s book, I have a clear idea of what I need to collect before baby arrives (and the list is surprisingly short!). I’ve decided I’m going to start with prefolds and covers (a friend has generously bequeathed me her stash) and I need a few wet bags, and some disposable liners for the first few weeks. Oh, and some snappis. I’m so excited, because I didn’t even know what those words meant a month ago!
Thanks to Erin, I feel ready for the next step in this journey.
Wanna join me? Have you wanted to cloth diaper, but felt you needed someone to hold your hand through the process? Or have you tried cloth diapering only to be derailed by stinky diapers, rashes, start-up costs, or leaks? Erin’s book will guide you through all the mess to find what works for you.
Erin’s created a code just for my readers so you can get your copy 20% off! Just use code “clothtrina” at check out. (coupon is good through Monday, July 22, 2013)
Get your copy of “Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert” and we’ll try this thing together!