Thursday, September 8, 2011

Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering} Review & Giveaway!

In the 4+ years I've been tending to baby booties, I've been cloth diapering. 
I not only LOVE their extreme cuteness factor, but also the fact cloth diapers are better for both my babies' bums AND for Mother Earth. 
Despite what my husband, may think nowadays after my evolution of our cloth diaper stash into a repetoire of cuteness, my main reason to cloth diaper our children was simply because of the toxins in disposable diapers.
Cuteness factor aside, I was concerned about all those chemicals on my babies' bodies all day long for the first 2 years or so of their lives. 
When we began researching cloth diapers, I was amazed at the options and information. And in the past 4 years, those options and the information out there has grown exponentially!
It's so easy to be very overwhelmed at the sheer amount of info and all the different varieties of modern cloth diapers. 
One of the most common things I hear from women new to cloth diapering or ones researching it, is that they are simply too overwhelmed to know where to start.

Enter cloth diapering guru, Kelly Wels.
With her combined expertise as a cloth diapering mom, a cloth diaper business owner and passion for cloth diapering advocacy, Kelly has written the definitive guide to cloth diapering in her new book Changing Diapers- The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapers.

.Changing Diapers is the comprehensive guide to cloth diapers. It gives you all the tools you need to get started using cloth as well as tips and troubleshooting solutions while using cloth diapers.
The information is in a simple, easy-to-understand format while at the same time, 100% complete!
I wasn't kidding when I said this book it the definitive guide to cloth diapers.
It has everything from a comprehensive overview of all the various styles of cloth diapers to explaining the reasons to even consider using cloth. She goes into detail about everything from the toxins in disposables, the impact of millions and millions of non-biodegradable disposables filling our landfills and the economical benefits of using cloth diapers.Cloth diapers are not only the safest bet for your baby's bum, but they are fun and Oh! so cute!!
{and adding to or tweaking your stash is somewhat addicting :) }

Which begs to be answered...what is the financial benefit to using cloth?
According to Changing Diapers, "cloth diapers cost 6 cents per diaper change, depending on which type of cloth you choose...disposables, by comparison, cost 36 cents per diaper change".
And that INCLUDES costs for energy for washing and drying cloth diapers.
Start ups for cloth can be as little as $100 (prefolds/covers) and the upper end of average around $350 for more expensive diapers. And that's it. That's the cost from birth to potty training.
Compare to disposables....an average of $2577.35 PER BABY.
Using cloth saves an average of $2000+ per kiddo!!

My favorite part of the book is the highlighted green section: Cloth Diapering 101.
Kelly goes through each type of cloth and simply explains the ins and outs...
  a nice, thorough description and simple, illustrated "how-to" for each type of diaper.
Then, Kelly proceeds to lead you through the various things that come into play while cloth diapering your babe... care, the extras, using cloth at daycare, special situation cloth diapering (multiple babies, etc), ages/stages and a troubleshooting guide. The "extras" section is also not to be missed. Handy dandy charts for all the accessories of cloth and a great little "packing the cloth diaper bag" one as well.
Even this mama of 2 cloth diapered babes, including an overlap of 2 booties in cloth, learned some new things and thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Changing Diapers is ESSENTIAL for any cloth diapering mom...new or an old pro!


So, by now, I know you're wondering, How can I get a copy of this awesome book?!
Well, Kelly Wels book Changing Diapers has a release date for October 1, 2011, BUT you can pre-order the book through this link and it will ship this month.
AND Kelly has generously offered my readers a FABULOUS deal!.
Order your copy of Changing Diapers and use coupon code GOODLIFE for 50% off the list price.
That's only $8.97+ shipping for this amazing cloth diapering resource!!
**Update: For a limited time only, order your book through my link using the 50% off coupon and choose "US Media Mail" as your shipping to ship your entire order for JUST $1!! **

You can use the links above or click on the banner below at anytime to order Kelly's book, BUT the coupon code expires Oct.7, 2011, so order get your order in today!




 

BUT WAIT!!!
THERE'S MORE!

Kelly Wels is also sponsoring a Fabulous Fluffy Giveaway for my readers!
The winner of this giveaway can choose a Fuzzibunz One Size Diaper OR a Rumparooz One Size Diaper, and will also receive an ”I’m a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers” Temporary Tattoo!

To enter the giveaway: 
*1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect  & leave a comment telling me you did so.
*2. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite brand of cloth diapers or if you currently don't use cloth, let me know why you would consider switching.

Extra Entries (for each one,leave me a comment telling me you did so) : 
1. Share this post on your facebook or twitter (1 entry per day)
2. Like Kelly Wels page on facebook.
3. Like Changing Diapers Book page on facebook.
4. Share my giveaway on your blog.
5. Buy Kelly's book through my links above :)

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.
Winner picks brand and girl/boy/gender neutral and Kelly will pick the color!


88 comments:

  1. I'd have to say my fave diapers are my perfect size FuzziBunz.

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  2. I love this post!! I've been researching cloth diapers nonstop and can't wait to read this book. I don't know what google friends connect is and I don't have a blog, but I linked your giveaway post to my wall and liked Kelly's page and the book page! Yep, I'm a soon to be cloth diaper user for many reasons: I don't want all the chemicals in the disposables, the sheer cost of them, it's environmentally friendly, and they are super adorable. Don't have a favorite yet as I have never used one (ha), but I want them all bc of the cuteness factor!

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  3. I'm gonna let another mama have this one-but I just gotta say WOW!! Who in their right mind would spend that much on disposable diapers????

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  4. I love our WAHM fitteds with a WAHM wool cover <3

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  5. gfc as boyzrule

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  7. like changing diapers on fb as debnmike moretti


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  8. mmy fave brand right now iis Joli Mini and my wool

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  11. I follow your blog via GFC

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  12. My fave brand is Bottom Bumpers :)

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  13. Daily tweet
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  14. I like Kelly Wels on fb (Vashti McMurray)
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  15. I like Changing Diapers Book on fb (Vashti McMurray)

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  22. 9/15 tweet
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  23. I'm following you on GFC!
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  24. I have been cloth diapering for about 2.5 weeks now! I have a small stash so winning some cloth diapers would be an awesome blessing! I'm currently using bumGenius and have LOVED them!
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  25. I like Kelly Wels on Facebook!
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  26. I like The Changing Diapers book on Facebook!
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  27. I tweeted about the giveaway!
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  28. Following on GFC as The Simplistic Mom. simplisticmom @ gmail dot com

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  29. My current go-to diaper in the Flip for my toddler, though that is switching to the Kissa Trainer as he's getting close to potty training. simplisticmom @ gmail dot com

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  30. Tweeted as @simplisticmom https://twitter.com/#!/simplisticmom/status/114383070425124866
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  31. Like the Kelly Wels Facebook page. simplisticmom @ gmail dot com

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  32. Like the Changing Diapers Book Facebook page. simplisticmom @ gmail dot com

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  33. Follower!

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  34. Favorite diaper is Tots Bots Easy Fits!

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  35. like kelly wels

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  36. like changing diapers

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  37. Following with GFC as Felicia R
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  38. My favorite diapers are my BumGenius 4.0s and our Tots Bots Easy Fits!
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  39. Shared on twitter
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  40. I like Kelly Wels on FB
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  41. I Like Changing Diapers Book page on facebook
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  42. Following you on GFC!!!! Fidanzob @ yahoo . com

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  43. I LOVE my Thirsties Duo wraps with flats! Fidanzob @ yahoo . com

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  44. Shared it on FB! Fidanzob @ yahoo . com

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  45. Liked Kelly Wels page on facebook!! Fidanzob @ yahoo . com

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  46. I liked the book on Facebook! Fidanzob @ yahoo . com

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  47. 9/15 tweet

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  48. I'm new to cloth, so I dont really have a favorite brand yet. I've tried Kawaii, Bumgenius, Nubunz, Sunbaby and I just got ahold of some prefolds. So far my favorite, for overnight (tho I stull have to add too much) is my Bumgenius 3.0 AIOs. But Id like to try some that have double gussets! I switched because of cost, Ive got two in diapers at the moment, and will have 3. So I need to save where I can. But I also noticed that the quality of disposables was decreasing, as the price continues to increase! Not to mention the new fantastic chemical smell that comes with them!

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  49. I like Kelly Wels on facebook. Shannon Roberts

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  50. I like the changing diapers book on facebook
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  51. 9/16 tweet
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  52. I follow you gfc

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  53. I do not have one single favorite brand. I love many different brands and styles of diapers. My preference changes as my sons' needs change.

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  54. I just signed up for Google Connect and I am following your blog now. I want to save money and lessen my impact on the environment by cloth diapering my little girl due Oct. 13th. Plus the patterns and customization options are awesome. I only have a stay dry Flip Daypack and ordered two Bum Cheeks Modern Cloth Nappies from babysteals.com so far. Thanks so much for the book promo code and for the Fabulous Fluffy Giveaway. I'm definitely getting the book. I hope I win!

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  55. I also liked Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide To Modern Cloth Diapering on Facebook.

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  56. I shared your giveaway (and this post) on my FB wall.

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  58. And now I bought the book using link and coupon code above. I LOVE a great deal. Thanks. Btw, my first comment is actually shown as Zonka (before I updated my profile).

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  60. blogged about the giveaway

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  61. Shared on twitter!
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  62. 9/17 tweet
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  63. 9/18 tweet

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  64. Shared on twitter 9/18
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  66. I follow you via GFC

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  67. My favorite brands are bumGenius and Rumparooz!

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  69. I like Kelly Wels page on facebook

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