Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide To Modern Cloth Diapering} A Review & GIVEAWAY

Way way back in the days when I was but a teen the thought of using cloth diapers never occurred to me. I am guessing it was because I had no idea about the ease of use of Modern Cloth Diapers. I had a picture of cloth diapering in my head that contained images of rubber pants, scary pins, and folding techniques that required a degree in Origami.. Flash forward to week 12 of my pregnancy. While watching Youtube mommies I discoved that many of them used cloth diapers and seemed to love it. I decided I would do some research and see what all the fuss was about with these modern cloth diapers. I spent literally hours that night looking up all the different types of diapers and visiting what seemed like hundreds of different websites gathering information, needless to say I was hooked on the idea of cloth diapering from that night on and now at 8 months old One Little Indian’s behind has been adorned in cute fluff ever since.

The thing I quickly realized while doing my initial “look” into cloth diapers was that at the time there was no great “One Stop Shop” for information on using cloth diapering. For a new mommy considering cloth it can be so confusing. What’s a Hybrid? How in the world do you prep these things for use? What if I have stink issues with my diapers? Cloth diapering CAN be a huge initial investment, one you want to protect and make the most out of. I speak from personal experience when I say that cloth diapering is a lifestyle and can be quite an obsession (much to The Chiefs dismay).

Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} written by cloth diaper advocate and guru Kelly Wels is a book I have been so excited to get my hands on as soon as I heard that it was in the works. After 8 months of cloth diapering One Little Indian I think that I have the basics down but never the less there are some things I am still confused about.  Changing Diapers provides an incredibly informative guide to using cloth in this day and age and would have made my early journey into the world of fluff so much easier.  Changing Diapers really is a “One Stop Shop” for cloth diaper information for new moms who haven’t yet touched a cloth diaper to old pros looking to combat issues with their diapers or as I have found learn new information about cloth diapering.

I really enjoyed reading the statistics on cloth diapering. I will admit we cloth diaper more out of “sport” and environmental concerns then real necessity but I learned in Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide To Modern Cloth Diapering} that using cloth diapers saves parents an average of $2,000 per child from birth to potty training and that amount grows even more if you use your cloth diaper stash on more then one child. If the savings alone aren’t enough to at least make a parent take a second look at cloth diapering how about the environmental impact?  Every year 28 BILLION disposable diapers end up in landfills and if that doesn’t seem staggering enough consider that experts estimate that disposable diapers could take up to 500 years to degrade. I loved sharing the information I gained from Changing Diapers as a Veteran Cloth Diaper Mom with my friends and family.
If you are considering cloth diapering you will find literally a treasure trove of information to help you along in Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide To Modern Cloth Diapers} including:
  • Basic Information about each Type of Cloth Diapers available
  • Information on different fabric options for Modern Cloth Diapers
  • A look into Accessories for Cloth Diapering
  • Information on different Brands of Cloth Diapers
  • A section for Cloth Diapers vs. Daycare
  • A look at Traveling with Cloth Diapers
  • A section regarding Cloth Diapering Multiples
  • A look into overcoming common problems while using cloth diapers
  • Daddies and Cloth Diapers
  • How To Guide for Washing Cloth Diapers
  • And Much Much MORE…
My favorite section of Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} was the neat little Extras section at the back of the book. I LOVE having the charts for Packing The Cloth Diaper Bag (I have a print out of this stuffed in our diaper bag for The Chief) and My Fluffy Stash (a sheet where you can record what you have in your stash). If you are a Veteran Cloth Diaper user you know that Fluffy Moms LOVE to share. This section is perfect for recording your Cloth Diaper adventures too!  The back of Changing Diapers also contains room to write in your Cloth Diaper related stories and a blank space to write in any other information you may need. If you are giving Changing Diapers as a gift this would be a great place to share perhaps your Laundry Routine with a new cloth diaper mama.

Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} doesn’t hit stores until September but several bloggers had a chance to review the guide early (Thanks Kelly Wels!). One Little Indian was one of the lucky blogs chosen to review Changing Diapers and that’s not all…Drumroll please…Host a giveaway in honor of Changing Diapers release. How nice is Kelly? Woohoo!

How to get your hands on Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} ?   You can Pre-Order an autographed copy of Changing Diapers now for $17.95 any time by clicking the banner below.

Changing Diapers Book - The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering

BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE…For a Limited Time One Little Indian readers can use the following code to Pre-Order their copy of Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} for 50% OFF. Upon Checkout simply enter: INDIAN to purchase Changing Diapers for only $8.98.

Want to Win? To celebrate the release of Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} Kelly Wels is offering one of our lucky readers their choice of Rump*a*Roo OR Fuzzibunz cloth diaper, you choose which brand and either boy, girl, or gender neutral and Kelly choses the color and a temporary tattoo (for the hip mommy in us all). Begins on Aug. 19th at 12:01am and Ends on Sept. 2nd at 12:01am.

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  1. I'm going to be a grandma and I want to be eco friendly. I used cloth diapers years aga with my daughter but there has been a cloth diaper revolution since then and I want to use the new diapers and covers for my new grandbaby.

  2. rumparooz! love them, so glad to have a chance to win one!

  3. I love a few different brands! BumGenius, BabyKicks, Tots Bots, Happy Heiny's to name a few!

  4. right now i like bottombumpers and my knickernnappies

    dmoretti1967 at

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  5. I love my GroVia AI2 :)

    Vashti McMurray
    hun423 at

  6. I don't use CD yet, because I didn't even know it was an option for my 3 y/o son. Now we're trying again, and I have a really awesome friend that uses them. So I'm being schooled, and I'd like to use them for my next child. Gotta build up the stock! :)

  7. I lOVE fuzzi bunz
    (angela_heffner at yahoo dot com)

  8. I have so many favorites! Rumparoos and Grovia are my current favs!

  9. We love our Fuzzibunz and our Rumparooz! Great giveaway!

  10. My favorite right now is GoGreen!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  11. I'm excited about the book, buying one for myself and one for my sister who is considering cloth with her future kids. Thanks for the coupon and giveway!

  12. My favorite right now is Applecheeks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Just started using Fuzzibunz with my 6-week-old and I love it!

    katalexandra at gmail dot com

  14. I haven't tried either yet. Right now I am using thirties and econobums with flats.

  15. right now my favorite is grovia diapers

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

    (Rachel N on raffelcopter)

  16. we love our fuzzibunz right now but would love to try some RARs!

  17. I love my fuzzibunz, recently though I'm starting to take a liking to Kawaii.

  18. I just ordered the book. So excited to receive it. I plan to cloth diaper my first due this December and am a bit overwhelmed by all the cloth options.

  19. Currently my favorite brand is Thirsties!

  20. We love our fluff! Only wish I had done it sooner. Lots of info out there but Kelly's book is great!

  21. Forgot to mention... I currently love Bumgenius and also love flats w snappi. I'll be getting my first Zookies cover soon!

  22. I will begin cloth diapering in October : ) I can't wait! I would like to try a variety of different brands and styles so I can find our personal favorite

  23. I like BumGenius!

    (I already wrote this but it didn't come up, so excuse my second one if my first one ends up showing up.)