HEY Everyone! I am so honored to be the new blog host for you all! This is a great organization and I support it 100%! I am Cloth Mama and today I am going to share with you why I am passionate about cloth diapers!
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn't know ANYTHING about cloth diapering. I had never heard of anything but the Gerber prefolds in Wal-Mart and didn't know how in the world that would make a diaper! My daughter had always worn Huggies and then one day in March we received a Pampers Dry Max in the mail.. I decided to try one out.. why not?
I'll tell you why not, within one hour I noticed she was looking red around the diaper. I took the diaper off to find that she was bleeding and had welts all over her private areas. It was awful! I immediately called Pampers asking what was in the diaper, stating "She must be allergic or something, I need to know what did it" after hours on the phone and no answers other than "It is not necessary to give you that information"!
We called my Little Lady's doctor and he said we should use cloth until she healed so that there were no chemicals on her body. He then told me about the Gerber ones at Wal-Mart. Since, that was still the only option I was aware of we went and bought some and put them inside of bloomers from all her dresses.
The next day, after many and many leaks all over the house, I contacted an old friend who had found me on Facebook and told me about how they had this issue and were using the new modern ! I went to Little Squigglers to find me some and since that day, I haven't looked back! Disposables are now a thing of the past and I pray that I can make it that way for everyone!
When I first switched it was a little overwhelming but I quickly caught on and it became something I was very passionate about. I absolutely love to cloth diaper. I want to get the word out to every mom, mom to be, grandma, and everyone else! I feel very strongly about getting hospitals to switch to cloth diapers. I also want to make sure all OB's, Mid Wives, and Doula are educating their mamas about cloth, even if just through pamphlets.
Why are you passionate about cloth diapers? Share your story with us!