According to Klout, I am influential about cloth diapers? When you consider the big names in cloth diapering out there, that’s pretty laughable! But at least here, on my little blog, I do enjoy telling you about my experience cloth diapering my kids. I’ve also had several of my friends and readers come to me over the last year with questions about cloth diapering and challenges they have experienced in the process.
Today I am so excited to be able to share with you the answers to all your questions in one book!
Obviously, not written by me – but by Kelly Wels, who is known as “The Cloth Diaper Whisperer” from her blog by the same name. I had the privilege of meeting her in person at BlogHer 2011 this year and she is way cooler looking than that cartoon on her web site!
Her book is called “Changing Diapers: A Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering“. Not only does it start out with the basics such as the different kinds of cloth diapers (prefolds, pockets, AIO’s, AI2’s, fitteds, covers…etc.), but it goes into more depth in the areas of washing diapers and setting up a workable system.
I think my favorite thing about this book is the illustrations! When I was first researching cloth diapers, I was able to cobble together sufficient nformation by Googling, but I always got long text-heavy explanations perhaps broken up by pictures of someone’s child in the diaper. Or, I would get YouTube videos of questionable quality where someone rambled on and on and the picture was grainy. In this book, Kelly includes some incredibly simple and effective illustrations that show you exactly what she’s talking about so you don’t have to guess!
In addition, the book is full of quotes from real-world moms and dads about their experiences cloth diapering.
I just love the design and simplicity of this book. And it’s small enough to fit in your purse for on-the-go reading!
No matter where you are on your cloth diapering journey, and especially if you are just now considering the possibility of cloth, I highly recommend this book.
I considered giving away my only personal copy, but I actually like it too much to do that. So, all I can do is point you to her site where you can buy the book for $17.95 (free shipping), or Amazon where it is going for around $12, or you can buy it for the Kindle for $10.
Please let me know if you do get it, and how you enjoy it!
*NOTE: I was given an advance copy of this book for free to review before it came out, but I am so slow that I didn’t get around to writing this review until it became available in wide release. All opinions are my own.