Friday, September 16, 2011

Kelly Wels "Changing Diapers: A Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering" book review and #CLOTHDIAPER GIVEAWAY

I'm sure by now you've all heard of Kelly Wels... right? If you love cloth diapers and giveaways, I am sure you know who she is. She recently wrote a book called Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering.

I was given an online version of the book for review!
This book is awesome! I really got into it and couldn't stop reading. I wish it would have been around when I was starting out with cloth 3 years ago! There are so many misconceptions about cloth diapering. So many parents picture pins, prefolds and plastic pants when they hear the words cloth diaper! *that is what I wore when I was a baby*

This book really lays out the facts of what modern cloth diapering is all about!
Here is a brief description of the book taken from "Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth diapering" facebook page:

Modern Cloth Diapers Made Easy! Yes, that is right...EASY!

The leading cloth diaper expert Kelly Wels has gotcha covered in this definitive guide to everything you need to know about cloth diapering.

The cloth diaper choice is yours to make. If you're going to be a cloth diapering mom (or dad), you need to know the facts. In
"Changing Diapers: A Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering", you will have the most comprehensive, easy-to-read, how-to book on the subject of modern cloth diapering.

Why listen to Kelly?

Kelly has been an insider in the cloth diapering industry for nearly a decade. She has seen, touched, and tested just about every brand of cloth diaper imaginable. She has documented her experience for several years on the blog http://www.TheClothDiaperWhisperer.com/ and her personal blog http://www.KellyWels.com/

She was the founder of a large cloth diapering store, DiaperShops.com, that she later sold to spend more time on her passion as an advocate of cloth diapers.

This book is very well laid out. It is super simple to navigate to find useful answers to cloth diapering questions. There is an index at the back of the book that you can use to look up topics. For instance let's say you are using cloth diapers full-time, heading back to work, and faced with putting your littles into daycare! Simply go to the index (p. 219) and look up the word 'daycare' and you will find that daycare is covered from page 105-117!
I was surprised when reading this book at how much useful information there was, right at my fingertips. I have been cloth diapering for 3 years now and until I read this book I never knew the difference between a flat and a prefold. Well, Kelly describes flats on p. 60-61 and prefolds on p. 62-63. I never really cared about flats or prefolds, (as you all know I am a 100% pocket diaper-loving Momma and fitteds and wool at night.... until I received a set of prefolds and a cover for review for the blog! So even 'seasoned' cloth diapering parents can learn a thing or two from this read!

Have you had the opportunity to read this book? You should! I would say it is a 'must have' for every parent/grandparent/daycare provider/aunt/niece you name it to have! It will transform the way you currently view cloth diapers! You will be refreshed and (as a current cloth diapering parent) revived, and confident after reading this book.
You can pre-order the book Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering HERE. But that's not all, if you order now, before October 14th and use the coupon code AMRC you can get the book for 50% off! {please note the link provided is my affiliate link and I will earn commission from the sale}!

Are you excited about this book? I can tell you that you will not be disappointed!
Kelly Wels is also offering a giveaway here! Up for grabs is a one size Rumparooz OR Fuzzibunz diaper AND an eco-friendly tattoo that says "I'm a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers" (please note, the winner can choose the brand of diaper Rumparooz/Fuzzibunz, but not the color)

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the littles~




78 comments:

  1. so far my favorite on my 20 month old is bumgenius elementals because they are so easy and so absorbant. And my favorite on my 3 month old are Grovia AI2 because they have a great fit on him and are less laundry.

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  2. At this moment, Bumgenius Elementals are my favorite, easily. They're trim, super absorbent, and are daddy friendly!

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  3. I really like Tiny Tush Elites and Bum Genius 3.0s

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  4. I haven't tried either brand. But I do have a thing for Rumparooz. I guess the name and the kangaroo get to me :)

    icy_princess at msn dot com

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  5. My favorite so far is my GroVia AIO... the stretchy tabs on the side and the trim fit is wonderful!

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  6. My favorite color diaper is Blue

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  7. I haven't tried any I'm a ftm due in April but I would love to try Fuzzi Bunz because i've heard a LOT of good about them!

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  8. They are both great diapers -- hard to go wrong with either. But if I had to pick, the leg gussets on the Rumparooz are great for containing messes! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  9. Rumparooz. I just wish the rise was longer!

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  10. I am new to the cloth scene and dont have any rumparooz, But I would like to try them!

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  11. I'm really into my Bottom Bumpers, Grasshoppers and Bright Star Baby right now!

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  12. My favorite diapers are our BGs and our Tots Bots Easy Fits. I would love to try a Rumparooz, Swaddlebees/Blueberry or Best Bottoms.
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I love the thirsties duo diaper

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  14. right now i love my joli mini and thirsties!

    debbie m

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  15. I would love the Fuzzibunz - Rumparooz seem to have too short of a rise for my little (tall) guy.

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  16. id like to try a rumparooz as i havent had much luck with hook and loop closures and i really want to use them!
    damiesmom at ymail dot com

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  17. I'd like to try the rumparooz..I'm new, so I'd like to try all different types.

    reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

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  18. currently my fav is xs fuzzi buns but I'd love to try Rumparooz as we need the double gussets

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  19. My new favorite diapers are the Blueberry OS pockets with bamboo inserts I got recently. They fit my son great, the bamboo hasn't failed me yet, the microfleece inner is unbelievably soft, and the prints are so cute (Owls and Stars). I definitely plan on getting more.

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  20. I LOVE my Rumparooz! I love the double gussets, and they're so soft!

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  21. I like prefolds with Thirsties covers, but I'd LOVE to try Sustainablebabyish longies.
    mummytocharis at yahoo dot com

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  22. I am due with my first in Dec. and I am excited to try Kissas all-in-one for newborns!! jsbecker29 at gmail dot com

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  23. Lil Pooligan's Nighty Night fitteds with a Woollybottoms soaker is my favorite nighttime CD solution! During the day we like Applecheeks diapers and Super Undies trainers. :)

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  24. love my rumparooz, they are soft and gussets hold everything in!!! use thirsties fitted for nighttime
    eeyoresgr8@aol.com

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  25. I've never tried/owned a Rumparooz so I'd go with that. I have a couple of Fuzzibunz XS's and 1 OS waiting on my grandson to make his arrival but have never used one yet.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  26. I am new to cloth and preparing for my little Belly Bean on the way! I have heard some really amazing things about wool cloth diaper covers and I would really love to try them :)
    myricksl6 at hotmail dot com

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  27. I would like to try a Rumparooz

    materialgirlgreen at gmail dot com

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  28. right now my favorite is my go green pocket champ noir. It is my only double leg gusset diaper and it is black it looks cute and dressy :)

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  29. Itti Bitti is my favorite right now!

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  30. i love our rump a rooz.. the inside gusset is wonderful...

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  31. Right now my favorite cloth diaper is probably my bumGenius 4.0. It's reliable and I can get jeans over it. I definitely have some diapers on my wish list that I think could make new favorites! I'd love to try the Swaddlebees Simplex and a GroVia AIO. Thanks!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  32. I would like to try Rumparooz, they are cute but never tried one before!

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  33. Right now Fuzzibuns are my favorite. I have a couple one sizes and some smalls and mediums and they are wonderful. Would love to try other brands though.

    katedfoster@yahoo.com

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  34. right now I am loving Bottombumpers for my infant and Blueberry for my toddler but Im still a CD rookie and there are so many name brands (let alone WAHM diapers) that I havent tried
    ticklemetiffyyyy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. my favorite is rumparooz because we can wear them at night with no leaks.

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  36. this will be our first time trying cloth diapers with my nephew who is due in november. we have been building our stash, and would love to add one of these to try!!

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  37. I am a newbie to cloth diapering, so I would like to try the Fuzzibunz, ive read great things about them!

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  38. Of the two, I love Rumparooz for my skinny little girl! For her chubby twin brother, my favorite has to be Knickernappies!

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  39. I love lots of cloth diapers and would also still like to try lots! I really like BG Elementals~natural fibers and trim!
    sabrina radke
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  40. My go-to diaper is the bumgenius 4.0 because it's reliable. I'm excited about the new prints this winter!

    nchernandez6 at gmail

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  41. I'm new to cloth so I want to try them all!

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  42. I'm new. I would love to try Applecheeks!

    all natural katie
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com

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  43. Rumparooz for sure!

    edz.mels at yahoo dot com

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  44. Rumparooz or bG are my fav, love to try GoGreen!

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  45. Thirsties Duo Wrap and hemp pre fold is my favorite diaper/cover combo.
    hnnhhyr at gmail dot com

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  46. My favorite so far are the BumGenius Elementals

    Samantha Cuhel
    gothickornchic at gmail dot com

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  47. bumGenius 4.0 are my favorite so far. They fit my big, chunky baby really well.

    vnsscarv {AT} gmail {DOT} com

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  48. Right now BG 4.0 is my favorite but can't wait to try more.

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  49. Currently my fave is Lovely pocket diapers! They re only $7-7.50 each and they work great! I haven't tried fuzzibunz or RaR yet. Thats why I'm entering ;)

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  50. So far my favorite is BumGenius 4.0 but I would like to try Fuzzi Bunz or Rumparooz.

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  51. I love FB perfect size and I've never tried a OS but I really want to! I also like some other brands of pockets including Moo Moo Kow, and Comfy Rumps.

    Ashley Reynolds
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  52. I want to try fuzzibunz because I've heard great things about them. I'm new to CD.

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  53. Right now I am loving my Weehuggers covers with prefolds.

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  54. we love fuzzibunz! Never tried a rumparoo so that would be great. FBz are even my DH's fav too

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  55. charlie bananas are my favorite but i am DYING to try Little Bee Co!!!!

    karilynaley at yahoo
    kari meeker

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  56. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/Caedmen/status/117700841040904192

    richardrachel at hotmail dot com

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  57. I'd love to try the Fuzzibunz diaper because of the features! Thanks!

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  58. I make my own cloth diapers, and they are pretty awesome.

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  59. My fav thus far is either a BG 4.0 in snaps or a Charlie Banana!
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  60. I don't have a favorite, but the BG 4.0 is high on my list!

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  61. My favorite is the Rumparooz. I only have 1 but it's the first diaper I reach for!

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  62. I currently cloth diaper both of my daughters. I love bum genius for pocket diapers but I also love prefolds with thirsties diapers for my long, skinny girls!

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  63. I would like to try a rumparooz

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  64. My SIL raves about Rumparooz, would love to give them a try!

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  65. I love Fuzzibunz, but I would like to try the Rumparooz as I haven't gotten to try that one yet!

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  66. I would like to try the FuzziBunz

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  67. we are new to cloth but we have a stash that is all fuzzibunz and 2 blueberries! I would love to try the rumparooz because we don't have any of those!

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  68. I would LOVE to try some Fuzzi Bunz - as I am about to be a New Cloth Diapering Mama!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  69. I'm loving my GroVia AIO (that's right...just one! :-P) right now. It's awesome for daytime. :-D

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. My favorite is probably the bumGenius 4.0 one-size pocket diaper, but I've also really been wanting to try Tiny Tush and Rumparooz diapers.
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I have 19 FB and they work well but I would really like to try out a rumperooz!

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  72. I like many different diapers for all different reason/purposes!! I love Thirsties gussets; Rumparooz inner gussets; Bummis and Happy Heiny's longevity, etc!!

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  73. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I like the rumparooz cloth diapers the most.

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