Cloth Diapering 101
July 8, 2013 8:30:00 AM EDT
Curious about cloth? Or are you curious about our Cloth Diapering 101 classes? I asked Vivian about her own cloth diapering journey and to tell us about the topics covered and general format of the class. Before this, I had no idea she had managed to cloth diaper in an apartment without a washer or dryer! Her next Cloth Diapering 101 class is July 13th at 10:30AM. You can register by phone, in-store, on online. Her last class was sold out, so we recommend registerring sooner rather than later!
I became interested in cloth diapering while I was pregnant with my oldest son, who is now 10. However, I didn't take the plunge until he was about six weeks old. First, I didn't know much about modern cloth diapers. I tried Gerber prefolds from Target and they were a nightmare, leaking constantly.
A few weeks later - after I had basically given up - I saw a mama at BABS whose daughter was wearing Fuzzi Bunz. I asked her to show me how they worked and they looked fabulous. I immediately went home and researched them, and convinced my husband that we could handle it despite living in an apartment without a washer and dryer.
Initially, it was the huge savings and frugal nature of cloth diapering that got me started. I ordered a 24 pack of white Fuzzi Bunz and my cloth diapering journey began. I used those diapers with two babies and still was able to sell them easily because they were in great shape. When we had our daughter, everything about cloth diapering had changed and I had a lot of fun trying out different brands of pockets, diaper service quality prefolds, fitted and hybrids. Scott was great about all the questions I had!
About the Class
Those in attendance range from curious about cloth to knowing they absolutely want to cloth diaper and want to know the basics. I have noticed that more and more people are pretty sure they want to cloth diaper, but are interested in knowing the difference between fitteds, prefolds, pockets, etc. I generally go over certain topics such as the benefits of using cloth diapering for the budget, baby, and environment. I also cover styles of diapers and different brands carried in the shop. I cover washing instructions, how to store diapers and the many different things parents can use during their journey, such as a diaper sprayer, wet bags, and cloth wipes. After each section, I give them a chance to ask questions pertaining to that topic and at the end I open the class to more general questions that I haven't covered.