When I heard there was going to be a book on modern cloth diapering, I was thrilled! Sure, the Internet is
So who is this "Kelly Wels" and why should we trust her? I've heard Kelly's name mentioned many times before and I actually made a purchase from a store she previously owned (www.KellysCloset.com) once because they we're having a "spend x amount of dollars and get a free diaper" promotion. In addition to founding Kelly's Closet, Kelly also founded and owned www.DiaperShops.com. She later sold both of these stores to spend more time advocating cloth diapering. Kelly has also documented her experience with cloth at www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com and her personal page www.KellyWels.com. She has been a cloth diaper advocate for about 10 years now. In addition to all of her professional experience she is also a Mom. She has been where we are, trying to decipher through all of the information.. and cloth diapering her own children. She has experience, lots of it!
Let's talk a little bit more about the book now. It is really convenient to have all of your cloth diapering facts in one place, as opposed to googling and coming up with pages and pages of sites to read through.
Changing Diapers includes information on:
Reasons to cloth diaper
Statistics (including how much money you could save!)
A comparison of the types of diapers and how to use them
Diaper accessories, extras, and fabrics
A list of things you will need to cloth diaper and how to get started
Newborn to toddler cloth diapering information
How to cloth cloth diaper multiples
Dads and cloth diapers
Cloth diapering resources
Cloth diaper brands
The last chapter of the book includes some handy checklists too. It has a list of things to pack for the diaper bag, a checklist of what you need to cloth diaper, a chart to keep track of your stash, a place to jot down your favorite stores, and some blank pages to take notes.
Some other things the book includes that I thought we're neat we're pictures and quotes! There we're pictures of real babies wearing cloth diapers and little drawings in the chapters to show what they we're talking about. Pictures make any book more fun! There we're also quotes from real cloth diapering parents about why they cloth diaper and how they feel about cloth diapering. One that stood out to me was:
"I like that my kids' poop won't be preserved for 500 years in a landfill. That's not a legacy I think they would like!"
It made me giggle.
If you are a new cloth diapering mom who is overwhelmed by all of the information available to you, buy this book, or if you know a mama who is interested in cloth diapering- SUGGEST THIS BOOK! It doesn't have to be as hard for you as it was for me.
If you are interested in ordering the book, now is the time to do it!! You can get 50% off with a coupon code especially made for my blog readers. The code AMRC and is valid until October 13th for 50% off of the book!!! The original price is $17.95 and a portion of the proceeds get donated to the Real Diaper Association, a company that advocates cloth diapering.
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To celebrate the book, Kelly Wels has also offered to sponsor an awesome giveaway for you all!
Are you interested in winning???!!
You could win one FuzziBunz or Rumparooz one-size diaper (winner's choice of brand, Kelly's choice of color) and one ”I’m a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers” Eco-Friendly Tattoo to show your cloth diaper pride.
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Rules: You must do the mandatory entry to qualify, extra entries are not required. Giveaway will close Oct 13th. One entry per person please. You must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and e-mailed (also announced on facebook), if no e-mail is included in entry then I will choose a new winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. E-mail me at email@example.com with any questions Items we're sent to me for review, I was no compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own and honest!