Cloth Diapering in Special Circumstances #schoolofcloth


Welcome back to the School of Cloth.  This is a month long educational event sponsored by the Real Diaper Association, cloth diaper businesses, cloth diapering bloggers, and the entire cloth diaper community to help raise awareness about cloth diaper.  We’re glad you found us! In week 4 of our School of Cloth we’re going to be sharing information about cloth diapering in special circumstances.  Be sure to check out the schedule of live classes listed on the RDA website and Attend the School of Cloth! Do you have twins or multiples and want to cloth diaper? Are you scared to cloth diaper at night? How do you travel with cloth diapers? My husband (family, etc) doesn't want to cloth diaper, now what!? Do you have a special needs baby?  Not sure how to cloth diaper on top of managing the challenges of a special needs child? These are all really important questions and the Real Diaper Association, Real Diaper Circles, bloggers, retailers, and the cloth diaper community can help. ... [ Read More ]

Join the School of Cloth Blog Hop with RDA #schoolofcloth

School of Cloth Blog Hop with RDA

  What is the School of Cloth?  It's a month full of cloth diaper classes provided by participating Real Diaper Circles and Real Diaper Association businesses.  Attendees of classes can get certificates in cloth diapering subjects and enter a drawing for a chance to win a cloth diapering package and select a qualifying cloth diaper charity to receive a matching prize.   Since the focus is on education and so much education happens via the internet and blogs the School of Cloth is also a virtual cloth diaper education class that takes place on blogs all around the country.   The blog hop will begin each week right here on The Eco Chic blog and will have a linky at the bottom of each post for you to link your blog or to read more blogs on the weekly topic.  Here is a summary of topics we'll be talking about each week this month. Starting November 5th - Week 1 - Getting Started with Cloth Diapers.  Tips on how to get started with cloth diapers and everything you ... [ Read More ]

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013 – Twitter Party

GCDC2013 Twitter Party @TheEcoChic

The Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) 2013 is just a little over a week away!  Join us on Thursday, April 18th as we kickoff this years event with a Twitter Party. This is the 3rd annual GCDC event to raise awareness about cloth diapers and help break a Guinness World Record for the most babies changed into a cloth diaper at the same time. In 2012, 256 locations in 15 countries held SIMULTANEOUS events to break the world record for the most reusable cloth diapers changes simultaneously. That meant that some events (like in Malaysia) happened at 2am! This years event will be a bit different with everyone changing their babies at 11am local time (wherever you are), so the change will roll around the world.   To find out if there is an event near you visit: Please join us Thursday, April 18th to help spread the word about cloth diapers and win some fun prizes from our sponsors. When: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Time: 9-10pm ... [ Read More ]

Birth of a Cloth Diaper Advocate

Day 5 - Birth of an Advocate.  Making a commitment to cloth diapering doesn't just affect you and your immediate family.  You will soon realize that you will be teaching others about cloth diapers each and every day.  In the early days you will be introducing cloth diapers to your spouse and other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles) and friends.  They will have similar questions and concerns as you do and it's easy for use to fall back info disposables in an effort to not cause any conflicts amongst our loved ones.  But you have the power as a parent to teach these people instead of giving them a 'get out of fluff free card.' My husband wasn't hard to educate since we were both learning together.  My mom was (and still is) one of my biggest supporters.  Having used cloth diapers on both me and my brother she was extremely excited to use these new modern cloth diapers.  My mom used a diaper service when we were little so she didn't have to wash her diapers but she did have ... [ Read More ]

RDA 2nd Annual Reusable Cloth Diaper Photo Contest


 Grab your camera! It's time for the 2nd annual Real Diaper Association (RDA) 100% Reusable Cloth Diaper Photo Contest!  Today (10/19/10) is the first day you can submit a picture to the contest.  Anyone can enter the contest - all you need is a child in cloth diapers and a camera.  Entries will be collected from now until November 3rd and there is a special treat for the 12 best photos that are submitted. All submissions will have a chance to win.  Any active RDA member as of November 5th, 2010 has the opportunity to vote on the best 12 pictures.  (To become a member of the RDA follow this link to the contest rules and click Make a Donation on the right - membership is only $25 per family for the year.)  But never fear - you don't have to be a member of the RDA to submit your photo to the contest!  What happens to the best 12 photos?  They will be used to create the 2011 RDA Cloth Diaper Calendar!  And the picture with the highest number of votes will become the Cover Model - ... [ Read More ]

Can you really travel with cloth diapers?

The answer SHOULD be YES!  As I began planning for my #BlogHer10 experience I had originally planned on bringing the entire family along with me.  I researched NYC diaper services and had set up a batch of diapers to be delivered right to our hotel. Over the past month our plans changed.  We were still planning our family trip to Disney (before our annual passes expired) but then the family was going in many different directions. We packed up last weekend and headed to Orlando - complete with our stash of cloth diapers.  My first trip to Disney with the baby we packed disposables, hybrids, and cloth because I really didn't know HOW to travel with cloth diapers.  I found out quickly that it's NOT much different than at home.  This trip to Disney I only packed the fluff!  The only time it was a little less than pleasant was the 3rd day (when my DD had held her bowl movements for 3 whole days) when she decided to poo while at the water park.  Thankfully cloth holds in the solids BUT ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Diaper Laundry – An Update


I've written about my laundry routine before with my cloth diapers but I wanted to give you an update...after all our routines change as our children continue to grow and our diapers get older.  Let me first start by saying that what works for me may not work for you.  Why is that?  Let me first start by giving you some facts on me, my diapers, and our routine. 1. Lil' B is 16 months old, still breastfed and eating solids regularly.  I tell you this because a wash routine of an infant is different from a toddler. 2.  Our stash is primarily BumGenius 3.0s (about 20) and about 10-15 mixed other brands that we've tried.  All are pockets, all-in-ones, or all-in-twos.  We've never used pre-folds. 3.  More info on our stash - most of them are microfiber, microfleece, or some other micro-combination.  We do have some bamboo, hemp, and cotton combo inserts as well.  4.  We have an old-fashioned top loader washing machine.  We're waiting for it to croak before we invest in a ... [ Read More ]

Are cloth diapers really better for the environment? Learn more about sustainable diapers myths and facts at The Eco Chic blog!

Hi and Welcome to The Eco Chic blog - if you are a new reader I hope to convince you that cloth diapers REALLY are better for the environment.  Not only will I convince you that they are better for the environment; I will also remind you that they are better for your baby AND better for your wallet!  If you are a regular reader I am working with the Real Diaper Association (RDA) and other cloth diapering bloggers to help reveal the TRUTH and LIES behind recent Pamper's controversy.  You can help too - visit the RDA to find out more. Are you pregnant?  Do you have a baby in diapers?  If so, you might have heard that Pamper's disposable diapers are currently under investigation by the CPSC.  Why?  Pamper's newest technology - Dry Max - has been accused of causing severe chemical burns and diaper rashes in numerous cases.  To make it worse - Pamper's has *supposedly* pulled their Dry Max off the shelf - however; rumor has it that they have just repackaged those diapers into the old ... [ Read More ]

I Support 100% Reusable Cloth Diapers for All Babies

  As I continue my cloth diaper journey over this past year I have become associated with many wonderful companies, organizations and people who support the modern cloth diaper revolution.  I'm still trying to decide how I can best serve the cause and bring cloth diapers into more homes.  One way I have began advocating cloth diapers is through the Real Diaper Association (RDA).  I am in the process of becoming an RDA Circle advocate for cloth diapers in the community.  The RDA is a non-profit organization who works with parents all across the US to encourage the use of reusable cloth diapers 100% of the time!  I like to say that I use cloth diapers 99.99% of the time...and I cringe every time I put Lil' B in a hard, crunchy sposie.  My commitment to cloth diapers is primarily an environmental commitment.  Research shows that cloth diapers are far better for the environment than disposables.  Even though you will use slightly more water for washing...your babies ... [ Read More ]