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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Changing Diapers


My first born N had been semi-cloth diapered and I do admit that at that time I thought that cloth diapering a baby at night and when going out was quite impossible.  The book Changing Diapers was released in October 2011.  I waited for the Black Friday sale and hurriedly purchased 3 copies - for myself, E's ninang Jen plus 1 more extra copy.

It was my first time to see a book dedicated to cloth diapering and I was quite excited.  The book was written by Kelly Wels, a cloth diapering advocate who used to own the diaper store Kelly's Closet.
Released in October 2011, this book was the perfect read while I was pregnant with E.
What I love about the book is that it is very reader friendly.  It deciphers the cloth diapering terms - AIOs, hybrids, snappis, prefolds, hemp, etc. and helped me decide which diapers to purchase for baby E. I especially liked the section on what's inside a disposable diaper (page 22) - yikes!

step by step guide to laundering
If you are new to cloth diapering or even just thinking about it - get this book! With its lovely photos and excellent illustrations, it will help you wade through the cloth diapering world and succeed 24/7.  [The photos of cute diapers would be enough to convince any hip mom to cloth diaper!!] The book even tackles cloth diapering in the hospital setting and shares anecdotes from dads.  For example, Jack's dad shares his Dads' Dirty Dozen on Cloth Diapering - and this is something you can share with your bub's dad, too! Wondering if you can cloth diaper even when traveling or when you have multiples?  Changing Diapers has answers to those questions.
Even if you are already a cloth diapering mom, this book is an excellent reference especially for laundering diapers from removing odors, stains, storing.  The book also lists several cloth diaper brands -- not too good -- as it added to my fluff shopping list!
Have a doubting friend? Lend her your copy of this book and it will definitely change her mind about cloth diapering!
Want your own copy? You can purchase one from Amazon or Kelly Wel's website.  OR you can join this giveaway through Rafflecopter! As I mentioned, I have 1 extra copy which I'd love to share to my readers.    So join now!
Contest starts on 12 April 2012 and will end on 21 April 2012.  Limited to participants with Philippine addresses.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

46 comments:

Ianne Calatrava- Valenzuela said...

I want a copy of the book because I would love to learn more about cloth diapers..

Leonilamesario said...

i want a copy of this book because i'm new to cloth diapering, i read about it's benefits to our environment and it saves a lot to your budget. :)

JKHerrera said...

I love cloth diapering my son and would love to read more about it! :)

Joyce Lara-Tioleco said...

Jenny, we're 8 weeks preggers with Baby Number 2 (aka Pippa)! Yay! I was only able to semi-cloth diaper Joaquin and would want to try cloth diapering Pippa 24/7. I'm sure this book would give my courage a boost to do just that for Pippa.   

Patricia Grace Palma-Soliman said...

I'm semi-cloth diapering right now. Haha. I want, I mean, I need more cloth diapers. :)

MargieCruzAmante2012 said...

Our baby Likha has diaper rash now and I have been advised to use disposables only during nighttime. I also bought tushy-wushy cloth diapers but  only a set of three because it's quite expensive then. It would be a great treat if I'll know more about cloth diapering through that book. :)

curious_girl said...

i just got my first stash this week. and I know I've got lots to learn. I didn't even know you had to snap down the middle snaps! tsk tsk

Aileen Chua said...

I'm on my 34th month and is preparing already to welcome our princess =D I used both cloth and disposal diapers on the eldest who is 7yo already and liked that he didn't have any diaper rash at all! so I want to learn more about cloth diapers! =D

Edna said...

i am a first time mom and I am curious in cloth diapers although I have not started using it for my son, and I think this book will be a big help to really encourage me more (aside from my mommy friends who is hooked in cloth diapers).  Plus, I can share this book to my cousin who will be delivering her first child on August2012.

Lade_ched said...

I think this book is an excellent  tool for a mom like me who has no idea about cloth diapers. I have read several blogs about cloth diapering, and I am very interested but I just dont know how to go about it. I need an "Idiots guide to cloth diapers" kinda book :)

Lyzaducut said...

Would love to read this book! And learn more about how to never go back to using disposable ones. Thanks for this opportunity Jenny! :)

Laddale_md said...

I already am a cloth diapering mom, part time though on our 15 month old, but i would really want to go full-time on our 2nd baby (currently 8 months in)! Been tediously researching for different brands and nappy systems that would fit our lifestyle (and our heavy wetting toddler) but there are just too many!!! This book would certainly help, guide, and enlighten us more on this advocacy. Go, go, go cloth nappies!!!! NOTHIN BUTT CLOTH shall touch our bubbas bums!!!! :)

Padolina_md said...

I'm a first time mom to a baby boy and I'm due this May! I'm interested in cloth diapering my son with the benefits I've read about - less rashes, economical, and more environment friendly. I would like to learn more about it so I can share it with the moms who consult me in the clinic (I'm a medical intern/ soon to be licensed physician this August).

Natalie Miranda said...

I want to win because I want to learn CDing all the way!

Gynne Lim said...

I tried cloth diaper but I failed. I thought it would be hard because I was breastfeeding. I wanted to learn everything I could so that my next child would benefit in cloth diapering!

Cyrene_ng said...

I have an 8-month old daughter and I've been considering cloth diapers but I still have reservations about it, especially the washing part :( . Perhaps having this book will encourage / convince me (and my hubby) to go into it ;)

Anne Margaux Quezada said...

I have been semi-cloth diapering my 3 kids and never have I stumbled upon this book. I would love to read this book and know what else is there for cloth diapering.

lfcruz said...

i have purchased 1pc of cloth diaper ( cahrlie banana ) so far it's a good experience.. been wanting to go cloth all the way.. but having a hard time deciding which brand to buy..charlie banana is a bit expensive..=) but i know it'll be a great investment..i want to win the book so i will be able to learn more about cloth diapering.. so it will be much easier for me to make the transition..and i will also be able to persuade my mommy friends to give cloth diapering a try!=)

Em Tiquio said...

This book would certainly help and enlighten us more on Cloth Diapering  advocacy :)

Anne @ GreenEggs&Moms said...

This sounds like an interesting book. 

Marj Guarin said...

I want this book!

Jane C. said...

Would love to get my hands on this book! 

Precious Ptrp said...

i want the book for my hubby to convince him that we should cloth diaper our baby. :)

Lique Castro-Dimayuga said...

Hi! I just started cloth diapering my 2 month old baby boy :D so far so good! and i'd like to know more about it..especially now that I just resigned from my job to become a full time housewife and mommy! :D

Helene said...

I'd love to win this book because I'm currently a CD addict, and yet I still have lots to learn about CDing my child!

cutieissa said...

I'd love to have this book coz my second baby is semi-cloth diapered ~ I would go all the way if I knew more about how to manage cloth diapering 24/7 :)

Clarice said...

Want to have the book so I can share it with my friends (especially the "what's in a disposable" part) so they'll be convinced to go cloth all the way. :)

Elay said...

I'd love to share the book with my friends so they can learn more about cloth diapers! :) 

Chel Legaspi Del Rosario said...

I want a copy of the book because I want to learn more about cloth diapering even though  I am a cloth diapering mom. I am more interested about removing the stains and odor and storing it i have so many cloth diaper here that i already stored.

Mai said...

We have been cloth diapering for 4 months now but I admit I still have a LOT to learn about cloth diapers.  I also want a copy so that I can persuade better my fellow mommy friends to make the big switch and enjoy the benefits, too. :)

Jeegadiane said...

I love to use cloth diaper on my baby and I want to have this book so I can learn more about it...

Angela Norman said...

I would love to have a copy of this book because I plan on using cloth diapers for my baby who is due in July.
I have researched quite a bit but would love to have this book. I see it everywhere :D

Jennifer Thames said...

I want a copy of this book to help me be successful in cloth diapering my son who should be here any day now!

Larissa Viado-Ocampo said...

Would love to be the proud owner of this book..  My 6-month baby boy and I are daytime cloth diaper users for a month now.  Hopefully through this book we can shift to 24/7 use!  Also we would be sharing our experience with other breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding friends and neighbors so we can encourage them to shift to cloth.  Our family's aim is to be eco-friendly advocates!

Rhanee, M.D. said...

Hi! I would love to have a copy of this book to share with my family & friends! :)

Alex Liz Robinson said...

I would love to win this because I am still new to cloth diapering and it would be extremely helpful!

Darkhalf said...

Would love to win this! Researching for info online is great, but nothing beats having all the info down in paper and compiled into a book for easy reading and referencing!

Cheng Guzman-Duran said...

hi jenny! i would LOVE to read this book :)  reminds me of the time i read the book "how to get pregnant" when we were TTC and i'd highlight all text in yellow which i'd like to remember and/or go back to, hahaha. really hope to win! :) 

Yan Quinones said...

My husband and I just started cloth diapering last weekend and so far we're not having any problems with frequent changing. However, the laundering is the great challenge.  With a limited number of flats and covers and one bamboo dappy (which we only bought for trial), we have to wash the soiled ones right after each use. Inno will be christened next month and we're planning a dappy-themed reception and our registry prioritized on cloth diapering essentials since we want to CD 24/7 already. :) The book will be of great help to us since Inno doesn't have a personal yaya and we wash the dappies by ourselves, plus we want to be enlightened more (lalo na my hubby) with CD-ing so we could really go full-time and totally cut the costs for disposables. :)

anne said...

My first-born was also semi cloth diapered...Stopped with my second, though, because of no- helper--laundering- CD issues... but reading your real diaper carnival blog entries inspired me to try CDs again...

Jhanis Vincentté Villadolid said...

I wanted to try cloth diapering but it seems so hard! with midnight feedings to attend to, i am scared that i might endup like a zombie since i am a working mom. but i would LOVE to switch. The book will definitely be a great help with the transition. <3

Jhanis Vincentté Villadolid said...

I am planning to switch to cloth diapering  but im scared that i might end up like a zombie since i am a working mom. what with midnight feeding and all! but i would LOVE to switch and the book will definitely help me with the transition.

angela said...

Hi!  I'll be a first-time mom in a few months and am interested in using cloth diapers for our little one.  Would love to learn more about them with the help of this book.

Faye Paras said...

I want a copy of the book because I want to learn more about cloth diapering and would like to use cloth diapers all the way for my next baby (we used cloth diapers for my first born during the day till she was 7months old. like you, i also thought using cloth diapers during nighttime and when we're out is impossible). 

Janice Lim said...

I have been wanting to try cloth diapering on my baby but I have a lot of hesitations, mostly because I don't much about it. I want a copy of this book because I want to know which kind of cloth diapers to buy and how to transition properly from using disposables. I know that in the long run, we would be able to save more money if we cloth diaper our baby. Most importantly, though, I know using cloth diapers will be more comfortable and beneficial to our baby.

Jenny said...

Thanks to everyone who joined!! 

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