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From a New Mom: How We Started Using Cloth Diapers by Meaghan M.

As part of our Earth Day 2010 Contest, Meaghan M (our winner in the New Mom  category) shares her journey to successfully using cloth diapers with her daughter:

We started our cloth diapering experience by attending a Cloth Diaper 101 Workshop by New & Green when I was still pregnant.  The best part of attending this great workshop was my husband’s enjoyment of the learning experience.  On our way out he said ‘I could have listened to that for another 2 hours!’, as compared to the breastfeeding class we had been to that day, which he almost fell asleep in (Kresha was the fabulous instructor at this workshop).

After the class we were so excited to pick up or Newborn Rental Kit and check it all out, but we still didn’t have a baby…Charlotte came two weeks late, on February 27, 2010.  We used disposables for a couple of days settling in, then jumped full steam ahead into our rental kit, and loved it!  When our time was up with the rental, we (reluctantly) used disposables for a couple of weeks until we had decided on and ordered our own set of prefolds.

The first time my husband put the disposable on he said ‘How do these things work?’, which is a real testament to how easy the cloth were.

Now we’re two days into using our prefolds and consider ourselves true cloth advocates and aficionados!

*The opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the contest entrant and do not necessarily reflect that of New & Green Baby Co.  We wish to thank all of our contest entrants who graciously shared their stories to help further the education and support of families wishing to cloth diaper their children.  Read more about our Earth Day 2010 Contest.

From a Mom-to-Be: Why I’m Choosing Cloth Diapers by Rachel M

As part of our Earth Day 2010 Contest, Rachel M (our winner in the Mom-to-Be category) shares her thoughts on why cloth diapers are right for her family:

Our first baby is due June 25th and we’ve decided to cloth diaper.  Both my husband and I are concerned about environmental issues, particularly climate change and the impact of our ‘carbon footprints’.  We decided that cloth diapering was something we could do that would actually make a difference – start putting our money where our mouth is so to speak (although we are in fact saving money in the long run, BONUS!).

My mum cloth diapered all five of her children but my husband was “disposable” or “single use” diapered. It may sound a bit silly but he wishes he’d had the choice to not pollute landfills with 2-3 years worth of his dirty diapers! And that’s the choice that we are making for our baby, our children are the ones inheriting this planet, I’d like their early years to be as environmentally-consequence free as possible. We can hope they make the right decision later in life…but at least we can make the right ones before they start making them for themselves. Change begins at home, one diaper at a time! 🙂

We understand it’s perhaps not going to be as “convenient” to start out with – we live in an apartment with a front loading high efficiency washing machine and of course no clothes line in the backyard, so there will be challenges.  But we are committed and I am confident we will get into the swing of things with a system that works for us in no time!

We have met with a bit of opposition in the form of the odd disparaging comment from relatives or colleagues at work.  Of course this just makes us more determined!  I have found online resources really helpful in looking at various types of diapering as well as getting feedback from other cloth diapering parents! I love the kinds of options that are available to us now – cloth diapering has come a long way from large cotton squares and safety pins!  It’s encouraging as a mum-to-be knowing that there is support and advice out there and we’re looking forward to being part of that community!

All the best with meeting your little one Rachel!

*The opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the contest entrant and do not necessarily reflect that of New & Green Baby Co.  We wish to thank all of our contest entrants who graciously shared their stories to help further the education and support of families wishing to cloth diaper their children.  Read more about our Earth Day 2010 Contest.

Mom to Mom, Sharing Our Cloth Diaper Stories – Earth Day 2010 Contest

We asked our customers, FaceBook fans, newsletter subscribers and Twitter followers to join us in sharing their stories.  Moms-to Be, New Moms and Seasoned Moms generously shared their stories and photos and we are so excited to share them with you.

Be prepared to smile, nod with that sense of knowing and feel inspired by other Moms, who, like you have considered or are already choosing to use cloth diapers for their babies.

These stories were part of a contest to win a year’s worth of Cloth Diaper Detergent in a Fabulous Wet Bag.

We are pleased to announce the winners today.  Watch, starting on Monday and running through the week as their stories are published here.

And we’ll continue to share stories because stories and experiences connect us, make us feel a part of something bigger and inspire us to either rise up or push forward with what we believe in.

Enjoy!

Congratulations to the following Moms (and thanks to the more than 35 moms who shared their stories!):

In the Mom-to-Be Category – Rachel M

In the New Mom Category – Meaghan M

In the Seasoned Mom Category – Sarah J

Have you heard? There are some new diapers in town!

A break from our regular programming to announce our newest arrival!

BabyKicks cloth diapering gear is now available in Canada!  We are so excited to bring you their fabulous line of innovative organic diapers and well-loved and proven organic hemp inserts and prefolds.

We are so excited that we would love to give some away! To celebrate, we’d are offering a 3 pack of the innovative and hugely popular Bumboo One Size Pocket Diapers (value of $75) to a randomly selected winner.

To enter:

Head over to New & Green, check out the BabyKicks line and let us know what you love and why you love it.  Come on back and leave us a comment here on the N&G blog.

Extra entries:

Blog:  About your new found love (ahem – that would be a fabulous BabyKicks product) and leave us the link to your post, OR, grab the video and paste it into your blog to get your friends up and groovin’ with the BabyKicks babies.  Here is the URL to paste into your blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSVj1kScwPY

Tweet: Lovin’ the new BabyKicks gear over @newandgreenbaby. Enter to win a 3 pack of Bumboo Pockets http://bit.ly/7SndWC #clothdiapers Pls RT

Facebook: head over to New & Green’s Facebook page and share the video with your friends (it’s already on the wall).  Post the link back here.

Fine print:  Contest closes March 19th, 2010 at 5pm PST.  Open to Canadian Residents only.

And now, back to our regular programming of great tips and tricks for you.  See you here soon.