Changing Diapers Book Review and Cloth Diaper Giveaway!
It’s modern, fun, fashionable, eco-friendly, inexpensive, and talks a lot about butts….baby butts that is! I am talking about Kelly Wels’ book “Changing Diapers” about modern cloth diapering!
When I started cloth diapering SAP 3 years ago I had spent months researching cloth diapers. I was set in my way that I would cloth diaper my baby, but there were so many choices and so many things to learn, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Now, 3 years later and a seasoned cloth diaper addict, the cloth diaper movement has grown larger and there are not only more cloth diaper choices than ever, but a great amount of accessories and other products to go along with them and help us on our cloth diapering adventure. Where to start?!
Kelly Wels knew this was a questions often asked for those coming into the cloth diaper world. Whether you were a new parent with a newborn or a mother of three with a toddler who will not potty train, there were mothers (and fathers!) asking many questions and getting a variety of different answers from various resources. To fill the need in the cloth diaper world of a simple guide to help families through their cloth diapering journeys Kelly wrote “Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering“!
“Changing Diapers” is not a book out to convince families that cloth diapering is the right choice (though it does a great job of it in my opinion!), but is more a handy little guide to help you along your way before, during, and even after you choose (or consider the choice of) cloth diapering.
The book is fairly short, though it is just over 200 pages there are wonderful full color photographs and drawn illustrations to aid readers as they read or glance through the book. I received the book in the mail and, though a busy full-time working mom, I read it within a couple weeks! I just carried it along in my bag to have with me at work to read a chapter during my 15 minute lunch break, or at the night stand to read a chapter before bedtime (and then discuss with SAPsDaDa while he complained he wanted to sleep!). The wording was simple but full of all the necessary information, with a flair that really does make this book feel like it is for this modern generation of cloth diapering families that cloth diaper not just for the environmental aspects of the choice, but for the fashion of it too!
An example of the great points and writing style of the book, how simple it is to page through and get the info you need! Also, some great illustrations to show besides describing to you how to do something! Perfect for busy families!
I found the book had everything a family needed to know about cloth diapering, and more. One of my favorite points of the book was the specialty sections as I think of them: chapters of the book specifically for families of multiples, special needs children, and even a several pages just for Daddy to read! I asked SAPsDaDa to read Chapter 8: Daddies and Diapering to get his opinion on if the book “spoke” to Dads, he was able to read it in just 10 minutes ! He thought the stories from dads who had cloth diapered were a good touch but would have enjoyed more stats then were stated in the section, since men are more oriented toward numbers and information then their environmental impact. My advice to you ladies? When reading through the book mark off where some stats are that you want your hubby to see! Then hand him this chapter and ask him to read it and take a look at your post-it of stats, and see what he has to say!
It seems Kelly thought of everything, including little checklists and sheets in the back of the book to help you keep track of all of your cloth diapering products and sites you visit, and have fun doing it! After all, cloth diapering is fun….and for me it became a slight addiction! I find that though we no longer cloth diaper this book was well worth it’s money as it is easily handed around my group of friends and anyone I meet who shows interest in learning more about cloth diapering, it is just super handy.
What SAPsMaMa Loves about Changing Diapers:
- Great intro to cloth diapering and great reference guide throughout diapering
- Love the bright full page images as well as the illustrations to explain things throughout the book
- Special sections for parents under special circumstances: multiples, special needs, etc.
- Simple and easy to read, doesn’t take very long to get through a chapter so perfect for us busy families!
Suggestions For Improvement:
- SAPsDaDa and I would have loved to see more facts! Though this book is not meant to persuade anyone to switch to cloth diapering exactly it would definitely help everyone to have a great list of facts and sources available!
- I felt the book focused a lot on top name brand diapers, I would have loved at least a listing of cloth diapers available so readers would know their full range of choices available to them, though I know this would not keep the book as simple I think it would have been a great addition to the info section. Some of my favorite diapers were not name brands but were quite well known to the cloth diaper community!
Changing Diapers by Kelly Wels
Modern Cloth Diapers Made Easy
Why Join The Cloth Diapering Movement?
- Baby loves a soft, fluffy butt.
- You save big bucks and the planet.
- Eco-friendly cloth diapers are fashionable too.
- Yes, cloth diapering is fun for moms (and dads).
The leading cloth diaper expert Kelly Wels has gotcha covered in this definitive guide to everything you need to know (and forgot to ask) about cloth diapering: “Changing Diapers: A Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering”.
About the Author: Kelly Wels
In November 2010, Kelly founded Kellywels.com, which she calls her “passion project.” Her mission is to share her love for cloth diapers and advocate for diapering change. She says she believes that through education and knowledge, parents can be empowered to make more positive diapering choices. Kelly also is a green living promoter and social media marketer.
Connect With Kelly Wels and Changing Diapers
You can purchase “Changing Diapers” at their Online Website, or at Kelly’s Closet! They are even offering awesome discount codes right now for the book!
Kelly Wels would like to give one of my readers One FuzziBunz one-size diaper and one ”I’m a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers”
Eco-Friendly Tattoo! Sounds like fun for baby and mama!
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