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Behind the Scenes: Great Cloth Diaper Change Campbell, CA

The GCDC is tomorrow! This week I spoke with the person behind the big idea, Judy Aagard, of Tiny Tots. Judy has been an advocate of natural fiber diapers since 1966 and she shared her thoughts on the bigger picture for Hosts in the final stages of planning for the big day.

Can you give us some background of how the GCDC was started?

I thought of the idea for the Great Cloth Diaper Change originally as a fun activity for our customers. At first I wasn’t even thinking beyond Tiny Tots. After I registered to do the event with Guinness, it dawned on me that the GCDC could be so much bigger than our location. I reached out to nine other people in the cloth diaper movement, and asked if they wanted to help me. Everyone did and we formed the 2011 organizing committee. After the first successful year, it became obvious that an organization like the Real Diaper Association (RDA) would need to take over the event if we wanted it to continue. RDA was the perfect fit for the GCDC.

I love how such a simple idea has grown into an international event. Your original idea has blossomed into so much more. With all the success, I’m curious why you chose to hold a non-qualifying event this year.

I decided to hold a non-record breaking event this year because I thought it might afford more opportunity to have a broader reach for cloth diaper advocacy. There are so many limitations on events that wish to qualify for The Guinness World Record. We thought we’d try holding an event without a lot of rules and regulations this year. I understand that the rules are necessary to set the World Record but it’s nice to be able to give our participants so much more flexibility this year.

What has the response been like from your participants regarding the different event this year?

Some of our returning participants have questioned why we are not attempting to break the World Record this year. I let them know of the many things we can do since we’re not participating in the Guinness attempt. We can allow more diaper options for participants, and we’re flexible on the time. People will be able to change their baby at any time during the hours of our event. We’re holding a low key event. We’ll have different experts on hand to help participants with questions regarding cloth diaper usage, home laundering, managing cloth as working parents, daycare, and other natural parenting topics. We’ll have plenty of supplies on hand to provide participants with diapers if they need and we’re hoping to reach families that are not using cloth diapers yet.

So by holding a non-qualifying event, you are able to focus entirely on outreach and community building?

Yes! Participating in the GCDC may not be the one thing that causes someone to switch to cloth but everything we do builds momentum. Even in the planning process, we reach a lot of people and show that cloth is a viable option. This year we’re focusing entirely on the goal of cloth diaper advocacy. Every little touch counts!

-Michelle Dominguez

Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com


2012 Real Diaper Association Annual Report

As we approach our annual meeting, held in April/May, we've completed our annual report showing the impact the Real Diaper Association had within and beyond the cloth diapering community in 2012.  Here are some excerpts from the introduction.

Our volunteers:

Ultimately, the Real Diaper Association is an organization full of people who help other people achieve the benefits of using reusable cloth diapers.  This is why people join our organization - - they recognize the power of working together toward our shared goal! Any review of our work involves recognizing our volunteers, including the Board of Directors, accredited Real Diaper Circle Leaders, Leaders in Training, hosts of the Great Cloth Diaper Change, and our donor members and social media connections, all of whom are spreading the word and supporting their friends and family in finding and using reusable cloth diapers.

Our impact:

Working together, we are having a powerful impact:

Our future:

The Real Diaper Association is tracking and responding to the findings of studies regarding the interaction of Millennials with nonprofit organizations.  Instead of sending their annual renewable membership donations, Millennials are more likely to give in the form of volunteering, allowing their money to follow their effort.  The Great Cloth Diaper Change is a great design to reach these constituents and conduct education and fundraising at the same time.  We will continue to explore other funding sources as we partner with other organizations to spread our message about reusable cloth diapers.

Each year, we set new goals at our Annual Meeting in April.  This year, we have the benefit of guiding information in the form of results of our 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey of 6550 current cloth diapering parents.  The preview from our End of Year meeting includes these likely candidates for 2013 goals:

- increasing volunteer opportunities across the organization,

scientific studies related properly washing cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection, and

- a new website to better communicate with our constituents.

How can you help? Volunteer or donate today! Click here for the full annual report.

- Heather McNamara

Executive Director, Real Diaper Association


Behind the Scenes: Great Cloth Diaper Change, Beerse, Belgium

In this installment of our weekly conversations with Great Cloth Diaper Change Hosts, we talk with Winona van Eck, of EngeltjeBengeltje.com. Winona hosted her first event in Belgium last year and is participating on the overall 2013 GCDC Organizing Committee this year.

We are thrilled to have so much international participation in the GCDC. You’ve been very helpful in organizing events in your region, please share with us the status of GCDC events in Belgium and The Netherlands.

I live in Belgium near the Dutch (The Netherlands) border, and I am organizing two locations, one in Beerse, Belgium, and I’m helping a friend host a location in Breda, The Netherlands. We have 7 locations total in Belgium, which is a big increase from 3 in 2012! The Netherlands has 4 locations in different parts of the country. This year there’s a lot of cooperation between hosts. We’re sharing all our ideas, tips and tricks and we mention each other in our media coverage. Right now we are working on getting GCDC coverage on a national TV show.

 

Is it challenging to organize an international event like this?

It’s definitely challenging! But I feel extra motivation because the GCDC is an international event. I want to engage as many people as possible and the international character makes it easier to get media coverage.

How common is it for people to use cloth diapers in your area?

In Belgium it’s still not very common to use cloth diapers. Most people do not know anything about the modern cloth diaper. People interested in minimizing their ecological footprint find their way to cloth diapers, but sadly that’s still a very small group of parents. I do notice that if one family uses cloth diapers, other young parents in their circle are more likely to make the switch. I’ve made it my mission to inform parents-to-be about the advantages of cloth. I own an online cloth diaper shop, and I try to promote cloth diapers by convincing people to look at the financial advantages and the ease of use. It’s not always easy, but it’s a very rewarding job!

What is the most rewarding aspect about hosting a GCDC event?

I enjoy the enthusiasm of the participants. It’s rewarding to talk with the people who aren’t using cloth diapers yet, and get them interested to try cloth. The cooperation with other cloth diaper advocates is great and I love the fact that cloth diapers get so much positive attention!

Does the chance to break a Guinness World Record get people excited in your community?

It definitely helps that the event is an official Guinness World Record attempt, especially for media coverage. For most participants it’s a nice extra. I find that for sponsors it’s not specifically important because they are mostly seeking regional attention.

What advice do you have for international and new GCDC hosts?

The last two weeks are still a good time to reach new participants! If you’re an international host, give your own cultural ‘sign’ to the event and link the international character in your media outreach. Maybe you don’t have that many locations in your country (yet), but every location is important! Even if you don’t reach the minimum of 25, there's still the unofficial count. Have fun!
-Michelle Dominguez

Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com


Behind the Scenes: Great Cloth Diaper Change, South Bend, IN

Do you have a Real Diaper Circle in your area? Are you thinking of starting one? Jen Starks, owner of Ecological Babies, did, and this week she talks about the GCDC and the importance of local cloth diaper advocacy.

This will be your second year hosting a GCDC event, what is different this time around?

The first year I had nightmares the week before the event because I was so worried about having the minimum number of participants to qualify for the Guinness World Record.  Luckily five minutes before the official start, our photographer pitched in and helped us make the record. This year I’m much more relaxed. I realized I don’t need to over think things and I’m having more fun. I’m also less concerned about exposure for my diaper business because I’m more established now. My primary goal this year is to spread the word about cloth diapers and this is how I’m gauging my success.

 

Real Diaper Circles and the GCDC are the primary means for carrying out the cloth diaper advocacy mission of the Real Diaper Association. How did you become interested in starting a Diaper Circle in your area?

I was moved to start a Diaper Circle after my first time hosting the GCDC last year. I had just relocated to South Bend, IN and I discovered there were not many good places in town for like minded people to connect and build community. The Diaper Circle helps to build camaraderie. Our meetings are low key, and held in the public library. As a circle leader, I also offer cloth diaper demonstrations at Memorial Regional Hospital of South Bend. My goal as a circle leader is to provide a much needed resource to parents who have never before seen or considered using cloth diapers.

How does your involvement as a Real Diaper Circle leader help you organize your GCDC event?

The Diaper Circle continues the conversation started with the GCDC and the monthly support groups keep participants connected throughout the year. I have been lucky because my work as a circle leader helped me to get valuable support from the hospital this year. After I became a circle leader, I began offering cloth diaper demonstrations during the hospital’s monthly open house events for expecting parents. I built a rapport with the Bradley child birth instructor and I taught nurses how to use cloth diapers. The response was overwhelmingly positive and I was offered an opportunity to hold the Southbend GCDC event in conjunction with a baby fair the hospital is sponsoring. This is a huge help to me. The hospital has an established media and promotions team that is handling all of my media outreach. Our presence at the baby fair provides a unique opportunity to broach the topic of cloth diapers during a mainstream event.

It sounds like you are going to have a very rewarding and successful event. What advice do you have to share with new GCDC hosts this year?

Enjoy the day!

-Michelle Dominguez

Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com


Behind the scenes: Great Cloth Diaper Change Knoxville

In this installment of our weekly conversations with Great Cloth Diaper Change Hosts, we talk with Mary Rodio, of Fluff n’ Stuff Natural Parenting Store, and third time host of GCDC, Knoxville.  Like many of our veteran Hosts, Mary’s event has grown exponentially since 2011 and she’s expecting 2013 to be their biggest year yet.

You set an impressive goal of 150 babies changed this year. How are you planning to reach it?

We are organizing the Knoxville Natural Parenting Expo along with the GCDC to generate more event traffic. The Expo helps us reach people who may be unfamiliar with cloth diapers and natural parenting. Our goal is 500 Expo attendees in addition to 150 GCDC participants.

How will you accommodate such a large number of participants this year?

We are renting the Knoxville Convention Center. Our sponsorship packages and vendor pricing offset our rental fees. Fluff n’ Stuff Natural Parenting Store sponsors the GCDC event and the Lisa Roth Birth & Women’s Center sponsors the Natural Parenting Expo. We recognize our sponsors in all media promotions and communications about the events, and we include them on all event signage, banners and flyers. Sponsorship also helps us keep our vendor pricing reasonable so that we can offer space to local vendors and WAHM businesses. This year we will have 30 different vendors.

You have a strong online presence for your event. What suggestions do you have for new hosts and those who are trying to strengthen their online promotions?

Keep your Facebook page active and engage with your audience! We have a few behind-the-scenes volunteers working on the event page. Someone is always able to respond to posts and keep our page fresh on the news feed. Also, talk about more than just the event. We share usage information, talk about our favorite diapers, and post pictures of our babies in cloth diapers. Cloth diaper advocacy is important. Our goal is to show parents who are new to cloth diapers that there are more options available than the “plastic pants and pins” they might imagine.

With all your vendors, sponsorships, and community outreach, you must have a full goody bag this year. What advice would you give new hosts regarding giveaways?

Honestly, I want new hosts to know that prizes, vendors and sponsorship backing aren’t critical to a successful event. You can offset a lack of giveaways by playing up the community connection. Pull on the heart strings of your local activists and concentrate on making personal connections.

Connections are definitely important, what tips can you share for business hosts wishing to maximize connections with their participants?

In this era of searching for the best online deal, it’s the personal connection that will bring people to you. Show your passion and maintain a connection with your participants throughout the year. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Your customers could go to Amazon, but they won’t get the advice and encouragement you can offer. Support their efforts and they’ll support you.

- Michelle Dominguez

Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com


Get that yeast out of my diaper!

Last year, the Real Diaper Association released our evidence-based recommendations for laundering cloth diapers.  For our many volunteers and constituents supporting friends and family in using cloth diapers, the one-page Cloth Diaper Laundering Guide made it very easy.  (In fact, the guide has even been condensed into a smaller magnet image that cloth diapers users can put directly on their machines or that you can use as a graphic on your website to link to the guide!)

While the Laundry Science that we published to support our basic 5-step approach has helped many people customize their routine to meet their needs, one missing piece was a set of specific recommendations for laundering cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection.  Now, with the assistance of a wonderful group of microbiologists and mycologists at several universities and biotechnology firms, we are embarking on on an evidence-based experimental approach to this problem.

EXPERIMENTAL OUTLINE

1. "Spike" some used cloth diapers with c. albicans in a marked area of the diaper.

2. Launder them separately in the varying tests - regular RDA process, with chlorine bleach, and with other laundry additives: - Tea Tree Oil - Grapefruit Seed Extract - Oxy-Clean

(All diapers will come from the same person, be laundered in the same machine, at the same temperature and water quality, and with the same detergent to minimize confounding factors.)

3. Test the diapers for remaining c. albicans in the marked

MATERIAL NEEDS

A subset of the equipment needed to conduct these tests is being lent to us by the expert volunteers guiding the tests.  In the first round of testing alone, however, there is still a significant portion of the materials that we'll need to purchase, including petri dishes, chromagar plates, alcohol, etc.  We will be raising the funds to cover these costs through our website.

FUTURE STUDIES

Follow up on above treatments: It may be advantageous to try differing amounts of any of the above additives, depending on results from the first study.

Follow up on above test structure: We may want to confirm results by testing for yeast levels in a natural diaper environment, i.e. deposited in feces by an infected baby.  In this situation, we would also like to test diaper covers to see if yeast travels through the diaper into the PUL layer.

Treatment changes by fiber: It would be useful to test artificial fibers such as microfleece and microfiber, both commonly used in cloth diapering, to see how the additive efficacy changes between hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibers.  If the PUL layer is affected in natural diapering situations, tests should also be done on that fabric to determine appropriate treatment levels (extreme heat options might not be desirable).

Treatment changes by washing machine type: It would be useful to determine proper additive amounts for different washing machines and water levels.  Can also investigate cycles on other machines (steam and sanitize) and water temp settings.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you've experienced a yeast infection while cloth diapering, you know how difficult it is to sift through all the conflicting information about laundry additives to find the wash routine that works to support your baby's health. In our 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Survey of over 6500 current cloth diapering parents, more than 31% of respondents reported difficulty using cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection. As the organization supporting the cloth diaper movement, we want to smooth the way for parents to use cloth diapers in any situation.  Please help us remove this obstacle to cloth diapering.

Heather McNamara

Executive Director, Real Diaper Association

 


Behind the scenes: Great Cloth Diaper Change Albuquerque

As planning for the 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) kicks into high gear, we’re interviewing hosts about their events, their challenges and their successes. This week we focus on Melissa Frank, owner of Lovely Pockets Diapers and third time host of the GCDC.

How has the task of hosting a GCDC event changed for you over the years? The first year was very intimidating, I had no experience hosting an event and it took a lot of time. I used a local park for the first venue, we had 23 participants and it worked out just fine. When it was clear we weren’t going to make the required 25 participants for Guinness, we began asking people at the playground if they would come change their babies with us. We convinced a few to participate and let them use some extra diapers we had. Although we still didn’t make our goal, we did connect participants and spread the word about cloth diapers. With each year, the event grows. Many of our participants have learned about us through word of mouth. Even without media exposure, word of mouth advertising has been really beneficial. This year we are expecting between 75 and 100 participants. We’ve added vendors and are turning it into a community baby expo event.

With the growth of your event, you’ve decided to co-host this year. How did you find your co-host? My co-host is Dallas Vigil who owns Little Love Buns, a local detergent manufacturer. My co-host is actually my husband’s cousin! When we learned we were in the same industry, we began sharing cloth diaper information and collaborating.

What advice would you give for new GCDC co-hosts? The number one thing is communication. When you start planning your event, sit down and talk with your co-host about what you each want the event to look like. Share what you are most passionate about and ask them specifically what they want to do. Then you can delegate tasks together. I find the hardest part is delegation. I can be very controlling because I like to know everything is being done perfectly. It’s important to remember that most adults are very capable, and your co-host is probably just as passionate as you are about cloth diapers.

The growth of your event is impressive. How did you find vendors for this year? I like to shop on Etsy and Hyena cart. One day I noticed I could search locally, so I did a search for cloth diapers in the area. I jotted down those companies and asked if they wanted to participate. We will have ten vendor tables with baby massage, yoga, a cloth information station, and local WAHM’s retail businesses.

Is there any other advice you have for new GCDC hosts? Utilize all the resources provided and don’t be afraid to ask for help from other hosts. Everyone is friendly, don’t be intimidated, there are always people willing to help.

- Michelle Dominguez

Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com


2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change Hosts

UPDATE 3/12/13: The map is now available and should be used to find local events: 

With the Great Cloth Diaper Change map not yet available, we wanted to provide people with at least a list of the hosts registered to hold local events on 4/20/13. This list is sorted by the home country, state, and city of the host, which might be slightly different than the city of their event. However, this will provide at least an approximation until hosts can put their information onto the overall event map. Please go to the website listed and inquire there for more information about your local event. Thank you so much for participating!! It's only with YOUR baby's bottom that we can break the world record!!

Gratefully, Heather McNamara

Executive Director, Real Diaper Association

2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change Organizing Committee

 


2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change Planning Under Way!

Belgium, 2012

Cloth diaper enthusiasts around the world have begun planning for Great Cloth Diaper Change events in their communities on April 20th. In fact we have 118 events already registered in 9 countries! (We're on track to break the World Record we set in 2012 with 8,251 babies changed into cloth diapers at 189 locations in 11 countries around the world!)

Successful planners start early, and the media kit available to hosts will help you successfully publicize your event and get the attention you want to influence cloth diapering practices locally.  Please review this 2013InformationforProspectiveHosts for information about registering an event in your community.

This year, we're also implementing a new, improved map to enable people around the world to find their nearest local event. The Great Cloth Diaper Change website will be down temporarily, but rest assured, the event is still going on! Once you're registered as a host, you will receive support from other hosts and the Organizing Committee via a private Facebook group.

Thank you!

2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change Organizing Committee

P.S. Follow the excitement at The Great Cloth Diaper Change Facebook page!


Increasing Cloth Diaper Use in the Low Country

A year ago, the Real Diaper Association accredited Stacy Mojica as a Circle Leader and she formed the Low Country Real Diaper Circle in and near Hinesville and Savannah, GA. From the beginning, Stacy has involved many volunteers in making the Circle a reality. Their first project was the Great Cloth Diaper Change, for which they created a huge event (eventually contributing 62 people to the world record!). The Circle has grown from there, with many, many activities to increase the use of reusable cloth diapers in their area. On their first anniversary as a Circle, the group held a Trivia Night and Awards Dinner. This is Stacy's speech from that night.

As many of you know, our Circle did not get off to a very smooth start. But from those rocky beginnings, we have grown into something truly great. Our Circle no longer resembles what it was in the beginning. And that is the beauty of the metamorphosis our hard work has achieved.

I believe it is important to take moments to reflect upon all that we have accomplished in the last year. I am so proud to report that from nothing, we began teaching 101 classes. We taught Cloth Diapering 101 at four locations in four different cities in the Low Country. At one point Brandie and Angela were teaching at the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill, Amy and Luann were teaching at farmers natural foods in Hinesville, Nati and Brandie were teaching at Ranicki Chiropractic in Pooler, and Nati and Shari were teaching at Savannah Baby Co.

But we did much more than simply teach about cloth diapers. We built a community. Suddenly from believing that no one else in my town had ever even heard of cloth diapers, I found dozens of friends just as passionate about cloth as I was. We are now a 330 person group of enthusiastic cloth diaperers, at least 300 of whom are local. I love going to our Facebook group and seeing how active it is! Cute babies in fluff, questions from new cloth users, laundry problems, and the fantastic help that those people receive.

People asked for something like our for sale or trade events. So we begin hosting them. They have been a huge success! People asked for help with co-oping, so we began teaching Co-op 101 classes. Others asked for help with wool, so Jenna and Lori began teaching Wool 101 classes. They also have been a great success.

And now we find ourselves a year later from when we started. Gearing up for the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013. More and more activists have come out of the woodwork to volunteer and participate in the organization of this historic project. I just love how GCDC can inspire people to participate at a more active level in our Circle. I am really looking forward to working with all of our new volunteers. All of the volunteers who have been invaluable in 2012 got their start at volunteering for the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012.

I am very pleased to announce here to the general public for the first time that the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013 will be held at the American Legion Post 135 ballroom in savannah near Forsyth Park. This will nix last years big criticism that we weren't close enough to Earth Day Savannah. Now parents who attend Earth Day will be able to walk down the street to the American Legion and participate in the change, or at least walk around and visit our vendors. We are pitching it as a Green Baby Expo and expect at least as many families as last year which will be around 75, perhaps more.

And even more exciting news for our Low Country Real Diaper Circle sponsored table at Earth Day: we will be borrowing 2290 disposable diapers from Operation Homefront to construct a display so that Earth Day attendees will visually see how many diapers a baby goes through in just one year of their life. Juxtaposed next to this will be a small pile of reusable diapers with a sign explaining that they only cost $200, including water electric and detergent! Then a big neon sign directing them down the street to GCDC. This display will be set at Earth Day Savannah, Earth Day Fort Stewart, and Earth Day Hinesville. We could not have done this without the amazing networking and support we have built up with our local Operation Homefront chapter.

In other Circle news, we have added to our repertoire not only continued Cloth Diaper, Wool and Co-op 101 classes, but now Twitter 101 and Cloth Diaper sewing parties as well. And I am most excited to announce our consideration of separate Hinesville and Savannah support group meetings. In the past I was very afraid to separate our group until we had built the cohesion that it now boasts. Now I am not afraid to make this split. We will still meet in Richmond Hill for activist meetings and big events like this.

Now you know a little of what we have achieved in the past, what we are working on currently, and where we see our Circle heading in the future. So now I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation for some of our most invaluable volunteers.

The first volunteer I would like to thank has done so much for our club it will not even be possible for me to recount all of it to you in a single paragraph. We would be here all night! She is a cloth diapering 101 teacher, and has taught our public classes as well as many private ones. She was also one of the founding members of the Laundry Squad and has helped many mothers troubleshoot their laundry routines at home. Probably most notably she has been one of our key managers in the Cloth for Every Bum cloth diaper lending program. Although this program is separate from the Low Country Real Diaper Circle, I cannot neglect to mention her volunteer work for this project. She has single-handedly taken care of all of our collection boxes at Carter's, the Sentient Bean, and the birth center. She even put one at Dr. Ramos' office. She raised $325 for Cloth for Everybum at the last Facebook auction in November. I think you all know who I'm talking about. Congratulations to our Most Valuable Volunteer of 2012. Please accept this certificate of our appreciation for all that you have done, Natiorka Lynch.

The next volunteer who we are so grateful to have as part of our Circle, has given more in the way of financial security to our Circle than I could ever have hoped for from a fundraiser! We may thank her for the gift certificate prizes and designer cupcakes at tonight's event. As well as an upcoming advertising opportunity for our Circle, details to be announced. I am so happy to give this next certificate of appreciation to our Most Generous Donor, Marie Penix.

The next all-star advocate I would like to thank will soon be teaching Coop 101 classes with Nati. She is one of our newer volunteers but nonetheless very active and invaluable to our Circle. She has been getting us fantastic coop deals for the Cloth for Everybum program. She is also a cloth diaper 101 teacher in Savannah, at our public classes as well as giving many one-on-one classes to her friends and neighbors. I am pleased to present this certificate of appreciation to our Coop Queen, Shari Stonehouse.

Our next volunteer has been with us throughout the entire 2012 year. Beginning Her cloth diapering journey at the great cloth diaper change 2012, I am so grateful, and inspired, to have this volunteer in our Circle. She has helped me table at several info booths. And more recently has orchestrated two critical fundraisers that have brought a lot of money into our Circle's PayPal account! Please join me in thanking our Fundraiser of the Year, Dawnann Netherton.

I have one more volunteer to thank tonight. This woman wanted to work with us even at our rocky beginning. She began her journey to become an accredited cloth diaper leader through the RDA. She donated so much of her time and energy despite having a newborn baby and busy 2-year-old. She runs activist meetings, teaches 101 classes in Hinesville, and has helped tremendously to keep our Facebook group active. Her efforts behind the scenes I feel sometimes go unnoticed. But she is like the gears that make everything tick. Honestly I don't know how we could possibly have accomplished as much as we have this year without Our Most Committed Co-leader, Amy Bloss-Rodgers.

The Low Country Real Diaper Circle leaders are generous with sharing tips from their successes and insights following their struggles in support of other Real Diaper Circle Leaders.  If you are interested in starting a Real Diaper Circle in your community, please read more here.


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