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Help Getting Started With Cloth Diapers July 9, 2007

Filed under: Diapering & EC, Natural Family Living, Attachment Parenting — apconnect @ 9:54 am

Let’s face it: cloth diapering can look a little intimidating from the outside: what to buy, how many diapers you need, what types are available, how to store dirty diapers, how to wash diapers and covers … There’s a lot of information out there on the internet, but lucky Dallas/Fort Worth residents have a hands-on advantage: the D/FW Real Diaper Circle. The Circle is dedicated to helping local parents get started with cloth diapering.

The D/FW Real Diaper Circle is part of the national Real Diaper Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization offering cloth diaper support and education to parents across the country. The goal of the Real Diaper Association is to put more U.S. babies in cloth diapers. They aim to create a cultural shift in American attitudes toward cloth diapers — their environmental impact, their ease of use, their accessibility and their acceptability. The RDA’s goal: to get parents to consider cloth diapers as “real diapers.”

Why cloth? Here’s what the RDA has to say: (more…)

 

Finally — diaper service once again in D/FW! July 6, 2007

Filed under: Diapering & EC, Products & Services — apconnect @ 3:51 pm

Dallas/Fort Worth finally has a diaper service again! Earth Baby Diaper Service uses 100% unbleached cotton prefolds, easy-to-use covers and a proprietary, all-natural detergent formula that requires no bleach and still gets diapers clean and sanitized.

According the Earth Baby, “Some people choose to purchase and wash their own diapers, while some prefer a diaper service. Why should you consider a diaper service? Here are some good reasons:

  • Live in an apartment & don’t have a washing machine? Let us do the dirty work.
  • Think your husband (or wife!) won’t go for the poopy diapers in the washer? We can take care of that for you! (Although there really is nothing to be afraid of. But sometimes there’s just no convincing them!)
  • Don’t have the time or energy? (Especially if you have twins!)
  • Have someone wanting to buy the service for you? (This is always a nice bonus!)” (more…)

 

Finally! Cloth Diaper Shopping in Person May 4, 2007

Filed under: Diapering & EC, Natural Family Living, Products & Services — apconnect @ 8:22 pm

If you’ve ever longed to touch and try on cloth diapers before making a purchase, you finally have the chance!

Babies Bottoms and More of Plano is ready to introduce you to the lusciously soft world of cloth diapering. Products include Hotslings, Zolowear slings, Bummis, Bumkins, nursing shaws, breastfeeding pillows, GlamourMoms nursing tank tops and more.

A little further up the road in Allen is Bree’s Bums, featuring a full range of cloth diapering products. Visit their Allen location, see samples at Allen Birthing Center or call for an appointment.

 

Best of the ‘Net: Cloth Diapering and EC May 1, 2007

Filed under: Diapering & EC — apconnect @ 9:15 pm

Softer on your baby’s bottom, softer on your budget, softer on the planet … Discover the brave new world of cloth diapering on the internet, as well as the ancient-yet-new-again “diaper-free” approach. (more…)