It’s no wonder people get a little shell-shocked when they decide to start cloth diapering. The sheer number of brands out there can be intimidating, much less learning the difference between pockets, prefolds, AIOs, AI2s, Fitteds, etc. It’s like a completely new language! Then, once you learn what the heck all those abbreviations mean, you then need to figure out which one you wanna use! It can be exhausting if you don’t have something to help you along the way.
Thankfully, Kelly Wels has taken the hard work of navigating cloth out of the equation! She has authored a truly fabulous new book entitled Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering. First, let me just say that I think this is a clever title. Of course there’s the obvious fact that when you have a baby you change diapers, but I like the take on it that you are switching from disposables to cloth — changing diapers (Ok, Kelly may not have intended that play on words to exist, but that’s what my overthinking mind conjured up!).
I have been cloth diapering for over 2 years now, and I only wish there was a resource like this when I took the plunge into cloth. Of course, once you get into it, it’s not scary, but taking that leap of faith would be so much easier with the detailed guidance that Changing Diapers provides! Here’s some of the topics that are covered in Changing Diapers:
- Why Choose Cloth Diapers?
- Basic Cloth Diaper Talk
- The Back-to-Work and Daycare Diapering Dilemma
- Daddies and Diapers
- Laundry: How to Wash Your Cloth Diapers
- Resources and more
This book really covers everything. If you’re still left with questions (almost impossible!), there’s tons of great websites mentioned where you can do more research.
Want to know what I loved most about the book? The photos, images, and illustrations. The photos are stunning, and I just LOVE all of the detailed illustrations that she included! They help you really visualize what she’s talking about, and it helps to have something more concrete than just a description!
I have a few friends who are expecting and thinking about cloth. This would be such a great gift at a baby shower, maybe paired with a newborn diaper or a gift card to a fab diaper retailer.
Overall, I can’t recommend Changing Diapers enough. Kelly really covered all the bases, and left no stone unturned when putting this book together.
Want to preorder your copy of Changing Diapers? Click here to Visit Changing Diapers Book and make your purchase! You can order your copy for $17.95.
Kelly has generously offered one Freckleberry Finds reader their choice of either a Rump-A-Rooz One Size Cloth Diaper OR a FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diaper, along with a really awesome “I’m a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers” temporary tattoo so you can rep the cloth diaper pride!