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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scentsy Fundraiser!

Do you love Scentsy?  Well, now you have the chance to shop Scentsy while raising money for the DFW Cloth Diaper Project!  A local consultant is being very generous and donating 15% of the profits to the Project. 

The sale starts NOW and will end on Dec. 30. 2011.  If you want the order to be here by Christmas, you will need to order by Dec. 19.   Any orders placed after Dec. 19 could take up to 3 weeks to deliver (depending on the Christmas rush). 

You MUST shop from this link ( in order for your purchase to go towards this fundraiser.

15% of the sales will be donated to the Project.  However, Jeannie has been very generous!  If sales are over $2000, she will donate 20%!  And if sales are over $4000, she will donate 25%!

This means that if we can collectively purchase $2,000-3,999 in sales now through Dec. 30 by shopping at this link, then we can pay for our Non-Profit Status in ONE fundraiser!  How awesome would that be?!

If you have any questions, please contact Jeannie Lewis at or 817-821-0999. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shop Local: Jack's Choice

This is a new series about our local cloth diaper shops. Each week, we will feature two local shops! You will learn where they are located and all about their products. For more information about our local cloth diaper community, please visit our website!

Jack's Choice is one of our newest local shops.  They are located near Denton.  They are still in their start up phases, and adding more products!  Jack's Choice currently sells cloth diapers, amber necklaces, and adorable crocheted hats!  They would love to feature WAHM's, so if you are interested in partnering, email for more info!

You can find Fuzzibunz and Rumparooz at Jack's Choice.  They also offer a rainbow of Baltic Sea Amber Necklaces!  You can find adorable crocheted hats, made by ABChic Designs. 

Staci, the owner, is very helpful if you are new to cloth diapers!  She is one of our wonderful members and wants to help others make the switch to real diapers.  I asked her why she started her own shop, and rather than summing up what she told me, I will just let her explain:

I figured out when my son was born that I was a lot "crunchier" than I ever thought I would be. When I first started cloth diapering, I started learning as much as I possibly could about it. Though I don't use all kinds of natural products myself, I see the benefits. I also see a need in my area. I've lived in Denton or the Denton area for about 10 years. There are lots of "crunchy" people here, and no stores for this sort of stuff. So, I'd been thinking about it for awhile. I guess I started to freak out one day because I can't find a "real" job to save my life, and what if something happened to my husband? I wouldn't be able to feed my son. In this economy they're saying entrepreneurship is the key. I figured it was now or never. I know it'll take awhile for it to really grow and take off. I do hope to eventually be a brick and mortar store in Denton someday. This is my dream!

Have you shopped with Jack's Choice?  Please share your experience in the comments!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shop Local: Holiday Special!!

Do you own a small, local business? 

Would you like more exposure to your potential local customers? 

I think we can help!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are BIG shopping days, but you don't need me to tell you that.  If you are having any sales and specials leading up to Christmas, we would love to advertise on our website!

How?  It's easy!

Just make any donation to the DFW Cloth Diaper Project! 

Haven't heard of this amazing organization?  They are a lending program for lower income families in the DFW metroplex.  Many families are having to choose between food and diapers, and the Project wants to prevent this from happening. 

You can donate money or an item for an upcoming auction.  All money raised from the auction will benefit the Project.  We are trying to raise money to become a 501(3)(c) Non Profit Organization.  Your donations will help us get that status, so that we can help more local families with their diapering needs!  In turn, you will get local exposure to boost your sales!

Please Note:  The auction will take place December 5-6.  You will be responsible for shipping to the winner.  The auction winner will contact us, then I will give your information to the winner.  I will let you know who the winner is so you can be sure you are sending the item to the winner. 

If you donate money or an item, we will add your information to a list on our website, with links to your online shop.  If you are feeling generous this holiday season and would like to donate both money and an item, then we will add you to the list, and include an Ad on our site through the end of the year!  Just provide us with an HTML code for the Ad, as well as the information below.* 

*If you are not able to create a "button" for our website, we can do that for an additional $10 donation to the DFW Cloth Diaper Project.  We will need the photo you want and the URL you want it linked back to. 

To participate, please email the following information to dfwclothdiapergroup at hotmail dot com:

Your Name
Contact Email
Business Website
What you would like to donate
Details for your holiday Sales (including dates)
HTML code for the Ad if you are donating both an item and money.*

Once we receive this information, we will add it to our website and advertise on our Facebook page.

The deadline is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 at 5:00 pm.  We will need your information and donation on or before this date in order to list you on our website.  The sooner you respond, the more exposure you will have!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shop Local: Pooter's

This is a new series about our local cloth diaper shops. Each week, we will feature two local shops! You will learn where they are located and all about their products. For more information about our local cloth diaper community, please visit our website!

Our next featured local cloth diaper shop is Pooter's!  Maj is the owner and is very helpful in finding the best diaper for your baby!  Pooter's is open 24/7 online, but Maj will meet you for local pick up if you would prefer.

Pooter's offers a variety of cloth diapers, covers, and accessories to help you get started with cloth diapers. 

If you are looking for a good, affordable fitted diaper, I would recommend the Pooter's Bamboo Fitted diaper!  This is only $10.80, with discounts if you buy 3 or more!  This makes a great night time diaper.  If you have a heavy wetter, then add an insert or doublerWool is a great cover for overnight since it is breathable.  When fully lanolized, the sheets will be dry!  Don't know how to care for wool?  There is a great tutorial found here

If you are expecting a newborn, you should look at the Pooter's newborn fitteds!  They are only $9 each!  There are also several cloth diaper rental packages if you would prefer to rent instead of buy.

In addition to the wonderful Pooter's brand of diapers, you will find a variety of other brands of diapers, including Happy Heiny's, GroVia, Softbums, and Sustainablebabyish (aka: Sbish or Sloomb). 

If you are new to cloth diapering, or trying to troubleshoot a problem, then visit the How-To Guides for helpful information.  Also be sure to check out the clearance section for a great deal!

Stay up to date with the latest Pooter's news by "liking" them on Facebook!  You can also sign up for the Pooter's newsletter on their website

Please share your experience with Pooter's in the comments! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shop Local: Baby Rear Gear

This is a series about our local cloth diaper shops. Each week, we will feature two local shops! You will learn where they are located and all about their products. For more information about our local cloth diaper community, please visit our website!

Baby Rear Gear is located in Arlington.  You can call or email Elise to schedule an appointment to shop at their in-home store.  Saturday, November 5 will be their first day to be open for retail hours, from 10:00-2:00!  There will be lots of freebies for giveaways!!  Call or email for details and the address. 

Baby Rear Gear has a variety of cloth diapers and accessories.  They are currently working on their website, but you can call, email, or shop in store to find great products to fit your baby and your budget! 

Baby Rear Gear is a drop-off location for your donations for the DFW Cloth Diaper Project!  If you have any cloth diaper related items you would like to donate, just bring them in while you shop! 

If you haven't tried Bottombumpers yet, then you need to make a trip to Baby Rear Gear!  Bottombumpers is an amazing product, one of Elise's favorite diapers!  It is trim, yet very absorbant!

If you are looking for a great night time solution, Baby Rear Gear offers sustainablebabyish (aka: Sbish or Sloomb) brand of fitteds and wool.  However, because of the very high demand, they are currently out of stock (waiting on shipments from Sbish).  As soon as Sbish are back in stock, you should order them quickly before they sell out again! 

"Like" Baby Rear Gear on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest products, sales, and specials!

Is Baby Rear Gear your local cloth diaper shop?  Please share your experience with us in the comments!