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Why do YOU Cloth Diaper? VIA Dirty Diaper Laundry

Why do YOU Cloth Diaper? – Dirty Diaper Laundry

Thank you Kim for taking the time to write about cloth diapering and why I do it! Really, you took the words right out of my mouth! I initially started cloth diapering because of the volume of waste that disposable diapers create. Then cloth diapering turned into so much more. I have learned so much about the harmful chemicals in disposable diapers. I have learned how to truly get your cloth diapers/clothes clean – and what it takes (water) and what it doesn’t take (tons of soap). I love to see people’s expressions when I tell them I cloth diaper. They have NO idea how simple it is and how super cute the diapers are. If they only knew how much money they would save I’d have them hook line and sinker. Generally people can’t get passed the initial investment. They aren’t thinking long term and how a weekly trip to the store to buy a $10+ pack of diapers really adds up over several years. I have altered, albeit gently, my lifestyle because of cloth diapering. I am more conscious when I go grocery shopping and very selective about the foods that I purchase and feed my kids. I recycle – EVERYTHING. I too am by no means totally green but I have made changes where it was most important to me. Did I mention I am the FIRST person at my daughters pre-school to use cloth diapers? I have mixed emotions on that one. Happy that they agreed, sad that I am the first but hopefully, not the last. So, If I’ve peaked your interest and you would like to learn more about cloth diapering come by Bloom or give us a call (210-824-2727) to set up a one-on-one consultation. It’s free, doesn’t take much time and we have everything you need to get started!

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Cloth Diapering Info Class Scheduled!

Cloth diapering is as easy as disposable and a lot better for the environment!

Come learn the basics of cloth diapering

Join us at Bloom on Tuesday, May 25th at 6pm for a FREE informational class on cloth diapers! Come learn about cloth diapering and how easy it really easy. Learn the basics of diapering and laundering. Bring a friend and bring your questions! Bloom has everything you need to get started. We carry GAD Diapers, FuzziBunz OS pocket diapers, Rockin’ Green Detergent, wet bags, dryer balls and cloth wipes.  It is so simple and so much better for your baby! Let us know if you can make it by calling the store 210-824-2727 or send an email allison@bloommaternity.net

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I Survived My First Week of Cloth Diapering!

Ok, so I have been spouting since my baby was born (10 months ago) about how I wanted to cloth diaper. I even gave it a brief try with prefolds, but struggled. Every time I threw out a disposable diaper I had a twinge of regret knowing that nasty dirty diaper was going to be sitting around this earth for such a long time. But good grief, aren’t disposable diapers convenient? I try to be green. We recycle at home. We even compost. So I really wanted to give cloth diapering a go.

How cute am I in my hot pink PUL with black microfiber!

How cute am I in my hot pink PUL with black microfiber!

I tried to think what was the main reason holding me back. It was information. I didn’t know what in the world I was doing. So we held a class on cloth diapering at Bloom! I was a great success. I learned a lot. We are now carrying GAD diapers at Bloom so in the process of getting the diapers on the website I had to do a lot of homework. I had no clue what pocket, AIO, etc…were. So it has been one week of cloth diapers in this household! Very exciting. But for some reason cloth diapers make me really apprehensive. Does anyone else get freaked out about it? I am constantly worried that the diapers are going to leak. I didn’t wash/dry them the right way. That they are uncomfortable on  the baby (crazy, especially if you have felt GAD diapers. The bamboo and microfleece linings are like butter. Almost makes you wish you had underwear as soft!!) I think the first problem was not enough diapers. I only bought five, just to see how it would go. Well, you can imagine how fast I was doing laundry. I have bumped up to 8 or 9 diapers now. It is enough but I am still doing laundry daily. I could use about 8-10 more pair just to save myself some work. I am getting used to the poop. Actually, it is getting much better. My 10m old is recovering from a double ear infection and we are now on antibiotics. I am thinking it wasn’t the best week to get started with cloth diapering, but you gotta start somewhere. I still have so much to learn. I would like to try some other brands out I think. I am digging the pocket diapers. What are your favorite cloth diapers?? It is hard getting used to that big fluffy butt. I am definitely going to size up in pants to accommodate for the extra fluff.

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Successful Cloth Diapering Class

Bloom's selection of prefolds and pocket diapers ready for the class!

Bloom's selection of prefolds and pocket diapers ready for the class!

Last night Bloom held its first cloth diapering class and it was a huge success! We had lots of interested Moms with lots of great questions. Kim Webb of RockinGreenSoap.com lead the class and made us all fall in love with cloth diapering and especially GAD pocket diapers. I personally hope that I have bought my last box of disposable diapers! In fact the baby was sporting pre-folds this morning! I brought home the medium and large GAD diapers to fit her and she can wear both sizes. Now back to the store to pick out great colors and inserts, home for washing and we should be ready to rock the cloth diapers! Missed the class? No worries, give us a call and we can schedule a one-on-one with you!! Call us at 210-824-2727 or email me at allison@bloommaternity.net

Expectant Moms were getting the facts about cloth diapering.

Expectant Moms were getting the facts about cloth diapering.

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