Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering" by Kelly Wels! Review & Cloth Diaper Giveaway!


I typically don't make time to read books and honestly haven't found a book that has caught my interest in at least the last 10 years however when I found out Kelly Wels was coming out with Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering I couldn't wait to read it! I was beside myself when I found out I was receiving a copy for review!  I immediately started reading the book and every chance I had even if only 5 minutes I opened it and read some.  Kelly Wels is a leading cloth diaper expert and is a passionate about the modern cloth diaper movement. She is very active in the cloth diapering community.

A little over 15 months ago when I started to cloth diaper there was online resources however as a newbie I had no idea where to look or who to ask.  I had no idea where to start and seriously had about a million questions everyday that NEEDED answers.  I wish this book was available then and that someone had suggested it to me.





The book is a very easy read and is chock full of information that is useful to the veteran and the newbie in cloth diapering.  Since we have most recently been banned from cloth reading this book was a nice refresher course in the basics.  I loved seeing the adorable pictures of babies in cloth and the illustrations on types of diapers along with folds for prefolds and flats was very helpful.  Illustrations and directions for snappi use would be particularly helpful for new cloth users.









The book is filled with "Fluffy Stuff"-little tips and tricks that are highlighted in blue and also has a special "Extras" section in the back with ideas for diaper bag packing, a list of what you have and what you need still and a pace to list your stash for your records.







Bottom line, this book is a must have!  It would make a great gift for anyone even considering cloth diapers, and I am guessing after reading it they will choose to come to the fluffy side.

Buy it! 

Kelly Wels is offering Eco Baby Mama Drama readers a 50% discount if you purchase the book with discount code MAMADRAMA good through November 4th!


Win It!
One winner will receive their choice of a OS Fuzzibunz diaper OR a OS Rumparooz diaper (Winner can choose brand, but not color)! The winner will also receive an eco-friendly temporary tattoo that says, "I’m a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers"!







71 comments:

  1. Always was intrigued by it and wanted to save money.

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  2. I was cloth diapered (the old school way :) ), and I've always been very conscious about the environment. Saving money doesn't hurt, either!

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  3. I need instructions!

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  4. I got into cloth diapering because I saw another mom at my breastfeeding group with cloth diapers. I talked with her about them and was so intrigued that I went home and started researching right away! I bought my first 6 cloth diapers within the week and have loved it ever since :)

    SHull2319 at gmail dot com

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  5. YouTube videos from other moms got me into cloth diapering!

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  6. You know, I started following a couple of mommy blogs after my sister got pregnant a few years ago, and one of them (a daddy blog) mentioned that his wife had convinced him to try these cloth diapers... and he loved them. So I started looking into them, because they were just so cute & I hate buying things that just get thrown away.

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  7. We wanted to find ways to save money. Then later on I heard that a family member was going to do it too.

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  8. My friend cloth diapers and got me started

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  9. My friend who cloth diapers got me started!

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  10. I wanted to save money and then they were so darn cute I fell in love.

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  11. I posted on a message board and learned about cloth diapering through them, I wanted to try it and took the plunge!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. i was convinced in 5 minutes!!!!i never heard of it, but a very frugal person. my friend convinced me. my first purchase was econobums super cheap start kit! then i was hooked when i bought me some FB's and RARs!its now an addiction:)

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  13. I got into cloth diapers from being a member of Ravelry. Their cloth diapering group talked about how it was so easy, so I started doing my own research when I was pregnant, bought a small stash and them plunged in head-first when my DS was born. I'm loving every minute of it!

    Carolyn H
    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  14. First it was to save money, then I realized that diaper rashes were now history. Add in the cute factor and there is no going back.

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  15. I got into it to save money

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  16. As a Mimi I didn't have any say about this! I was pretty annoyed when my daughter first told me she would be cloth diapering as it meant I also had to deal with it. It took me about the second diaper change to LOVE and appreciate that my daughter had made this decision. After much research about disposable diapers I wish I had cloth diapered!!
    carriedust@yahoo.com

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  17. I started having the interest when I was pregnant last time to same money, to save all of those diapers from going to the land fill - had a friend on a due date club message board who cloth diapered and she gave me tons of info and I was hooked!

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  18. I started with cloth diapers because my daughter got chemical burns from disposable diapers and developed a hyper-sensitivity (basically an allergy) to them. I was adamantly AGAINST cloth until then (it seemed like too much work, but it's really not), and now I'm a firm believer and love to show off my diapers and tell people all about them!

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  19. I have a good friend who cloth diapered her girls and I saw how easy and fun it could be! I'm so glad she introduced me to it before I had my first baby.

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  20. I am not currently cloth diapering, but am wanting to give it a try. I have a girlfriend who cloth diapers and she swears by it. I also have a group of fabulous bloggy friends who talk about it all the time..ahem... Ahem.. I would LOVE to win a cloth diaper to get me started.

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  21. I thought about it before baby was born. I wanted to keep chemicals off baby's bottom.

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  22. I just got started cloth diapering when I found out each disposable diaper sits in a landfill for 500 years. I couldn't stomach that.

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  23. I learned about cloth diapers when I got pregnant and started doing google searches, finding BG and other top name brands. Now I know so much more!

    mphin278 at yahoo dot ocm

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  24. I started reading cloth diapering forums online and got hooked.

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  25. A friend did it and convinced me it was doable--then I got hooked by buying cute diapers!

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  26. I realized that disposable products were giving me chemical burns and irritating my skin. It really made me think about the disposables that I used to put on my son and I swore that if we had another baby then we would try cloth diapers instead!
    myricksl6 at hotmail dot com

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  27. A friend from church introduced me to cloth diapering danaahudson@gmail.com

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  28. I made a baby budget to see if we could afford to have a kid. Cloth diapers made it work!

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  29. We needed to save money and this was one of the ways we could!
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  30. i got into cloth diapering because i always saw my sisters kids with rashes! and i don't like chemicals...and i think it must be so much more comfortable than a disposable!!! ick!

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  31. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I got into cloth diapering because I learned about them in giveaways!

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  32. i got into cd to save money but its more than just economical now!
    now i try to convert!
    damiesmom at ymail dot com

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  33. I got into cloth diapering because I had a few friends that were cloth diapering their kids and I was interested in trying it. I did a cloth diaper trial and since then have been in love with pockets... particularly Rumparooz!

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  34. Just started cloth diapering. I've always wanted to be more eco-conscious about diapering, and the saving money part is nice, too!

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  35. by trying to be greener and reading about it on a blog! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  36. My friend and SIL are doing it, and I finally can now that the kiddos won't be in daycare.

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  37. I got into cloth diapers when a friend started using them

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  38. I started cloth diapering just because it was a more eco-friendly option. Nobody really convinced us either way. Now I do it because I'm addicted. :)

    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo dot com

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  39. We are just starting out cloth diapering. We have a 2 week old son and are working on building our stash. We thought it would be cheaper and more environmentally friendly!

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  40. I woke up one day and decided that I would give cloth diapering a shot and see what I thought. I instantly fell in love with them!

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  41. I've always been environmentally conscious, and this seemed like a no-brainer decision for me. I knew before I ever got pregnant.

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  42. I got into cloth diapering after my cousin showed me the cloth diapers she was using on her baby. After that I started researching them. I won a diaper in a giveaway and gave it a try. I've been collecting different types of diapers ever since and love it! My son was 18 months when I started, so I'm excited to get started sooner next time around!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  43. I've just always done it and always figured I would because my mom talked about how she always did it and she didn't understand why people would waste so much money on disposables, so when I started researching and seeing how much easier they are now with pockets and all in ones and not just prefolds and plastic pants, I was all in. :-)
    glass.stephanie at gmail dot com

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  44. I got into Cloth diapering after seeing so many of the gel crystals that would come out of the disposables and stick to my newborn baby's bum. I hated seeing that.

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  45. We started cloth diapering to save money. Now I mostly do it because it's fun. :)

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  46. I started cding my son 2.5 years ago. He is still in them...(argh) but it has paved the way for me since I now also cd my twins. They have been in them for 1 year this Saturday! Love my dipes :)

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  47. just starting! so much better for baby and environment!
    Amy D
    asd42116 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I haven't gotten into cloth diapering yet, but I learned about it through mommy blogs.

    all natural katie
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

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  49. Well like many others in this economic climate we ultimately switched because of monetary reasons and have stayed with it because we love it more and more every day (even washing them!). It took me a year to talk my hubby into it and when he thought about the cost of having 2 little ones in cloth at the same time he finally relented and recently he asked why I didnt talk him into it sooner lol. Six months and going strong, I almost want to have more babies just so I can do cloth from day one and get to buy all of those cute newborn sized diapers!!!
    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  50. One of my best friends was friends with a girl who did it. She helped me out a lot and since then I've done tons of online research thru blogs and such.

    ~Tasha West Glasscock

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  51. actually, not sure. I think hubby mentioned cloth diapering when I was pregnant and I looked into it and it was all over with.

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  52. I got into CDering through friends in a Mom and Baby Group who did it. They loaned me some to try out and the rest is history :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  53. I got interested in CDing while I was pregnant because I hate the thought of filling landfills with piles and piles of disposable diapers! I am using Flips and I love them, but I recently purchased my first FuzziBunz as I am interested in having a few pocket or AIO options for overnight/going out/babysitters/etc. Love the site!

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  54. I got into cloth diapering when my MIL mentioned that she saw a news segment about the modern cloth diaper. I started doing research and away we went!

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  55. I am considering cloth diapering my second child. I have about 4 months left to do research until the big day comes.

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  56. My cousin told me about it.

    jsapalio at yahoo dot com

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  57. I have a lot of friends who cloth diaper their kids. I always thought they were crazy. Four yrs and three kids into disposable diapering I realized how much I was spending (and how many bags of trash I was tossing) and made the move!

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  58. I started by looking into natural childbirth and read someone explaining their cloth diaper use and the rest is history.

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  59. we are expecting our first in january and plan to cloth diaper to keep those harmfl chemicals off baby's bottom. It doesn't hurt that we are saving money and helping the environment at the same time!
    -Nikki Perry

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  60. I just started cloth diapering with our 9 week old. Definitely do not have much figured out yet, but I'm trying to learn as quickly as I can. It just makes sense. It is healthier for my daughter and eco-friendly. We already try to recycle and reuse as much as possible so why not have reusable diapers?

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  61. I actually haven't started yet as my baby is still 6 weeks away from his due date, but I already have my cloth diapers all ready to go. I don't remember how I first heard about it, but I've become more of a "natural" person for earth-loving and economic reasons these past few years, so it just fits in with my new lifestyle!

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  62. I did some research and I loved the savings, and thought it would be a great thing to do! My little guy is 8 months, we cloth diaper 99% of the time, and he has never had diaper rash. It's awesome!

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  63. When I was pregnant, I religiously listened to the podcast Pregtastic. There was an episode all about cloth diapers......I was hooked immediately and began researching!

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  64. I haven't started yet but I plan to with my first due in December!! I've been reading up on it and am excited to try it out.
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I can't remember what put the idea in my head, but I couldn't stand the thought of all those diapers filling up a landfill. Somehow it occurred to me that cloth might be an option. I researched online for days and finally decided that it was do-able and convinced my husband to "try it".

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. I got into cloth diapering because I saw a cute cloth diaper giveaway and thought why not. When I won, I was hooked immediately. My son wasn't at first so we kept using disposables. But I kept winning more diapers and ordered a few more as well...knowing that even if he didn't want to be cloth diapered that we would be having another baby soon. One day I ran out of disposables and didn't want to make the 45 minute drive into town for more so I whipped out a cloth diaper and told my son that he HAD to use a cloth diaper because I refused to go out just for diapers. He didn't even protest. He just let me put it on him and we never looked back. Now that he is out of diapers and I am pregnant with my second little one I am even more interested in cloth. I really want to cloth our newborn from day one and never have to purchase any disposables. Thanks for the chance.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  67. My best friend cloth diapered her son, who is just over a year older than my daughter. She did diaper service, which I was originally going to do, but then after researching the options, I realized that buying cloth and washing myself was not only cheaper, but way cuter!

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  68. I got into CD'ing while I was pregnant, just doing research on all things baby. I wasn't able to CD from the beginning, but swtiched when my baby was almost a year old. I love it!

    cmcosman@yahoo.com

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  69. I read about it online! -Sharon M

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