Changing Diapers: the Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I'm about to take a challenge.  I'm challenging YOU to do the same.  Read about the challenge HERE and HERE.  It will take place May 23-30.

Have you ever used flats?  Have you ever hand washed your diapers?  Yeah, me neither.  But I'm about to do both, and I'm super excited about it!

In response to this saddening article, a challenge has been made to prove that diapering can be done at an extremely low cost by using flats.  The challenge was also made to prove that cloth diapering IS possible, even without a washer and dryer.  When I read the above article about how some families are washing out and reusing disposable diapers, I was inspired to start a program that's been stewing in my mind for several months now.  I had planned on waiting until later this year when things settled down.  But let's face it: things will never settle down.   As I'm typing this, there are families who are having to choose between diapers and groceries.  I do not want any babies health to be at risk because their families can't afford both groceries and diapers.  Why wait?

Then I saw this challenge, and I'm all over it!  Contacts have been made to get things started with the program to help local families in cloth diapers who cannot afford it.  This challenge will help me be able to not only tell people it can be done very inexpensively and without a washer/dryer, but I can share my own personal experience. 

So, do you accept this challenge? 


  1. I am excited to take this challenge!

  2. This is interesting. I've recently seen a woman who sews diapers for a crisis pregnancy center because of her experience being in poverty with her kids...and not knowing if she could buy diapers. Seems a lot of women in this economy could benefit from cloth.

  3. Cori, that is very true! The challenge is happening this week, but I'm actually unable to do it now (hard to do from a wheelchair;). But we'll be doing a local challenge in August for those who can't do it now. We'll have the benefit of learning from those who are doing it now!