On March 3, 2008, All About Cloth Diapers made its debut into the then scarcely populated world of cloth diaper blogs.
I can still recall with crisp clarity how it all came to be.
My husband and I were on a road trip to see our friends in Oklahoma…the same friends that convinced me to cloth diaper back in 2005.
As we drove in the night my husband, a natural entrepreneur, suggested that I turn my obsession for cloth diapers into a business.
Of course I doubted my ability and the market, I mean who wants to read about cloth diapers??
But, having nothing else to do we brainstormed for 2 hours over potential blog names. After all, I couldn’t go down this road until it had a name!
I remember voicing the ideas “report” and “news” but those were being used. We knew it needed the words “cloth diapers” in it and I prefer to have a single focus so out came “All About Cloth Diapers”. Simple, explanatory, no room for confusion. It fit me well.
I’ve had ups and downs with my motivation and inspiration over the years but your continued need for answers keeps me going.
I’m always amazed at the never ending source of information to blog about. Washing woes never end. No cloth diaper works perfectly for two siblings…at least for me. And the creativity never peaks! More and more cloth diaper brands and styles are released every year making the buying decision that much more complicated.
Five years ago I penned my 2nd blog post titled 6 Reasons Why Cloth Diapers Are Making a Comeback. How fun it was to read over that article! I could use those 6 reasons today with a bit of tweaking to the text.
- Increased Environmental Concerns.
- Greater Interest in Healthy Choices.
- Ease of Use.
If those reasons were true 5 years ago they are exponentially TRUER today! (bunny trail: truer is a word but how much more true can true be??)
Styles continue to be created. Five years ago the hybrid, hybrid fitted and pocket hybrid fitteds didn’t exist! When did the first All-In-Two come on the market? Something to research.
I’m a huge supporter of cloth diapers becoming available in big box stores. The more available cloth diapers are the more they will be used. Charlie Banana diapers are available in Target stores and that is AWESOME! BumGenius and gDiapers are available in many Whole Foods. Yeah!!
On the local level many WAHMs are selling their diapers in consignment shops, farmer’s markets or clothing boutiques. Cloth diaper exposure is growing.
Environmental and health awareness never stalls. Research is constantly being cranked out proving how detrimental disposable diapers are to the planet and the body.
And last but not least, ease of use. That is the driving force behind every new cloth diaper product. How can we make it easier and better? I love discovering creative ways moms and dads answer that question.
When All About Cloth Diapers began Paisley was 15 months old. She made her debut on April 11, 2008, showing off the trimness of a folded flat.
The last 5 years you have seen me cloth diaper 3 newborns. Sterling, Camden and Finley! Camden modeled a great compilation of pictures of a newborn in cloth diapers.
I’m always grateful for your involvement in this journey. Without your feedback and questions I’d quickly run out of steam.
To celebrate my 5 year blogiversary I want to give away some very special diapers. Special why?
Ragababe and Little Fancy Pants are two of my favorite cloth diaper brands (I have several favorites!). Ragababe AIOs are the main diaper I have used on Camden from the beginning. More so the last 1 1/2yrs. Little Fancy Pants became a favorite in the fall of 2012.
I humbly thank you for all your love and support and I look forward to another 5 years, Lord willing!