After my disaster with the Eco-friendly gdiapers; I decided to transition into cloth diapering. I ordered some Organic cotton cloth diapers before my little one was born; however, it wasn’t enough to go into full time cloth diapering. Buying cloths can be a costly investment in the beginning, (You will eventually save thousands of dollars compared to ‘sposies especially if you have more than one baby) but now with Diaper Swappers; Cloth Diaper Exchange Forum; you can mitigate the initial expense.
I came across the Diaper Swappers when I was looking for a used Psling. It was interesting to find a community of cloth diapering moms who traded diapers (along with baby carriers) with each other. There’s a rating system sort of like Ebay, and there’s also a Wall of Shame of banned users. (could be anything from too many negatives to having too many different user names) The forum moderators seem to have a good system in place to protect the cloth diapering, baby wearing mothers to have a safe and friendly place to exchange their unwanted items for something they need. I really dig it.
There’s an expert panel of advisers if you need any help with cloth diapering. Also, there’s a master ISO every month (In Search of List) where you can list the baby items (mostly cloth diapers) you are looking for. You can either exchange, buy, or sell. There are some WAHMs who have their own cloth diapering business and you can purchase brand new diapers from them if buying used ones are not to your liking. Overall, I think this is an excellent place to get all your cloth diapering needs. And if you want to show off your little one; moms love posting picture of their cloth diaper clad babies.
I am also a huge fan of Diaper Pin. They have a rating system of cloth diapers and baby product reviews. There’s reviews of cloth diapers as well as baby carriers. This is also an excellent resources for mothers who are interested in cloth diapering and baby wearing.
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[This post was written by Susie Kim.]
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