All About Cloth Diapers 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

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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.

  1. Internet
  2. Style
  3. Availability
  4. Increased Environmental Concerns.
  5. Greater Interest in Healthy Choices.
  6. 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??)

World Internet usage grew by a billion users from 2008-2012.  A few of them are searching for information on cloth diapers.

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.

paisley

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.

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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!

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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. You can read more from Autumn over at https://www.facebook.com/beautifullyblessedlashes.

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404 Responses to “All About Cloth Diapers 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I’ve been following officially for about a month, but have come across your wisdom many times during the last 1 1/2 years of CDing!

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  2. Joanne Gregory Says:

    For several months.

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  3. Janelle S Says:

    I’m a newbie – been following for about two weeks now :)

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  4. Jennifer Says:

    I first learned about you when I began cloth diapering and you’ve helped me (and entertained) for the past 2 and half years. Thank you!

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  5. Erica Says:

    Ever since I started researching cloth diapers before my 19 month old was born…so going on 2 years!

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  6. emily Says:

    3 years and you were a major part of me deciding to cloth diaper and trying different brands. Thanks! I send friends to your site trying to spread the word on cloth. I have happily converted a few!

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  7. Cara Says:

    Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! You do an awesome job with this blog & it has been and will continue to be one of my top resources for CD’ing info.

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  8. Lana Says:

    About a year (my lo is 11 months)…. But I would check in periodically before that to see if you had another baby (I was a student at your second birth!). Thanks for the great site and information!

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  9. Kara Drovdahl Says:

    a little over a year! Just before my LO was born and I was trying to build my stash :)

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  10. christine Says:

    I just started following your blog a few days ago, about to try cloth diapers based on my sis-in-law’s recommendation!

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  11. Sarah Says:

    I just started following today. I’m just getting started with cloth diapers but earnestly researching and learning more!!!

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  12. Missy Says:

    Been following for about 2 months.

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  13. Becky Says:

    Happy 5 years!! AND I’m thankful for your blog AND your ebook!! Very helpful!! Of course I’d love to win one of the diapers too!

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  14. Madison Says:

    I have clothes diapered for 7 months now with my first son and I love finding new sites with valued support!!

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  15. Loucrecia Hollingsworth Says:

    I haven’t been following you for very long, but I am thankful that I stumbled upon your facebook page & blog. It’s been a big help to me already. Thank you for what you do.

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  16. Pollyanna Valenzuela Says:

    i have been following your blog for now 18mths 2 months before ashton was born i started to get ton of info on CD. thank you so much Autumn you have been a huge help.

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  17. Barb Says:

    Congrats on 5 years Autumn! Your blog is the reason I was comfortable taking the risk to commit to cloth! Thank you!!

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  18. Kara Says:

    I think it’s been about 9 months!

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  19. Anne Sweden Says:

    I have been following your blog for about 3 years!

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  20. Kristi B Says:

    I have been following All About Cloth Diapers for about 2 years. I knew I wanted to cloth diaper before my now-20-month-old was born, but knew no one who had any idea that modern cloth diapers even existed. I’m not sure I would have had the courage to jump into the world of cloth without your website! Thanks for sharing your advice and experiences!

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  21. SuzanneD Says:

    A little over a year ago with all the Black Friday and Christmas giveaway madness!! And I’ve been loving your blog ever since :)

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  22. Katie Says:

    I am so so thankful for your blog! Without it I would not have used cloth diapers on my son. Now we have cloth diapered since he was two weeks old until now at 16 months. There was just way too many different diapers and it was so confusing. You made it very easy to figure out! Thank you so much! Oh and through us our old babysitter got taught how to clothdiaper. It spreads!

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  23. Ginger G. Says:

    I think it’s been just a few months : )

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  24. Amber Stawicki Says:

    Thanks! Been following you on Facebook for a couple years now! I love cloth!

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  25. Sarah Says:

    I have been following you for since before my son was born, over two years ago! I have found your blog to be so helpful, especially when I first began CD-ing and was so overwhelmed. Thank You!

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  26. Lauren Says:

    I’ve only been following for about 6 months – shortly after my son was born. Your blog helped realize that there are an infinite amount of options for cloth diapering. Also, your reviews are fantastic and my go-to if I’m considering a new diaper :-)

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  27. Julie B Says:

    I just found you about 5 months ago, when i started diapering my first.

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  28. regan Says:

    About a year or so

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  29. Crystal Theresa Z Says:

    About half a year I think — my baby is almost 9 months :)

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  30. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I’ve been following for around 2 years!

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  31. Stephanie Says:

    I have been following for close the three years now! This is my go-to site for cloth!

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  32. Liesal Says:

    Probably about a year.

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  33. alaina Says:

    Somewhere around 2yrs, I am not sure.

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  34. nadya crouch Says:

    About 1.5 yr.

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  35. Kimberlie Says:

    at least 2 years! Congrats on the milestone!

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  36. judi Says:

    I’ve been following for about a year.

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  37. Natalie Says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Your blog was a wonderful resource when I decided to cd my little man!

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  38. Erika Says:

    Thanks to you and your blog (and your PM to me when I asked you for recommendations), I am now a full-time cloth-diapering mama! AND (although my bank account is less thrilled) you got me completely hooked on Ragababes too. Congrats on 5 years of a great blog!

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  39. Laura D Says:

    My guess is that I have been following you for about a year, since DS is now 6 mo.

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  40. Erin K Says:

    I’ve been following (and recommending) your blog for about 2 years, since I was pregnant with my first and wondering if cloth diapering was something I could really do. Thank you so much for such a wonderful resource!

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  41. Elizabeth Walker Says:

    Maybe a month or two…

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  42. Amanda D Says:

    I’ve been reading for about 3 months. I found your blog when I started researching cloth. You and several others have convinced me to take the plunge when my son arrives next month!

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  43. Lavanya Says:

    congrats! I am pregnant with my second, and hope to use my experience I learnt to the best use :)

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  44. Rachel Eldred Says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Great idea your husband had!! :)

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  45. Anna Says:

    10/2011 – when I really needed an answer to night time protection for my 3 yo. I also had a 18 mo old and stumbled into the world of cloth diapers!

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  46. Andria Says:

    A little more than a year, February 2011!

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  47. Sarah-D Says:

    Just found your blog. Lookin forward to read through it.

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  48. Nathalie Says:

    i’ve been following you for about 2 years :)

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  49. Lisa Says:

    I have been following for about 2.5 yrs. you are a great resource.

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  50. Georgia B Says:

    About 3 months as we are entering the cd world for baby #2!

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  51. Julia M. Says:

    I’ve been following for a little over a year.

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  52. Melanie Says:

    I’ve been following since a couple of months before my grand daughter was born and she is now almost 9 months old!

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  53. Audi DeWit Says:

    not sure, probably about a year or so?

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  54. Julie L. Says:

    I don’t know officially, but I’ve been following your blog for a few years, at least! Congrats!

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  55. Judy H Says:

    I am a month away from delivery and am truly going to try cloth diapers with this one. Last time it was just a fleeting thought, but I didn’t do any research or talk to any moms that were currently doing it. You are right, the internet does make a big difference as there is so much information and choice now available to me just by using it!

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  56. Liz Says:

    I’m new to the cloth diaper world… And new to following this blog but I am enjoying all of this new info :)

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  57. Amye Says:

    AboUt 4 months. I found this site when google searching what zorb was. I wish I had found it sooner , it is a great resource and fun to read. I enjoyed the 7 quick solutions emails. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication so all the Internet searchers can be better informed

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  58. Bert Says:

    I’ve been following since 2011! Congrats Autumn!

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  59. tarin Says:

    This June I will be reading your blog for 4 years. Happy 5 year bloggerversary!

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  60. Jen Says:

    I have been following for ~6 months, since planning to diaper my 1st child, who is now 3 months old.

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  61. Jennifer Acosta Says:

    I started following last summer – thanks!

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  62. Olivia L Says:

    I’m not sure – maybe a year? Congrats on 5 years!

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  63. Kelli Darter Says:

    I have been following since I started researching cloth diapers when I decided I wanted to CD my second baby. She is now 2 years and 2 months old and we are using cloth trainers!

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  64. Nicole N. Says:

    I’ve been following for about 3 months. New 2nd born is now 4 months old and both of our girls are proudly cloth diapered. Thanks!

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  65. Kelley Says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

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  66. Jennifer Smith Reinhardt Says:

    I started following while I pregnant with my first, So about april 2012! I love cloth!

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  67. Heidi Says:

    I found your blog when I was pregnant and started researching cloth, so about 2 years. Whenever I have a question I start with your website, then head to Google. You always have the most helpful info. By far my favorite cloth diaper site!

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  68. Jenn Says:

    Not sure, a few months maybe?! Great info!

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  69. Helen Says:

    I think just a couple months so far!

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  70. Lisa Fox Says:

    Only about a month or so. My little one is 6 months old, and while I did some research on cloth diapers before she came along, I’ve done quite a bit more in the time since she has been with us. I had no idea how addicting cloth diapering would be!

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  71. Alicia L Says:

    Just about 2 years! Since we got pregnant with DS# 1

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  72. Delacey Says:

    Congrats on the milestone!

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  73. Stephanie Says:

    I think it’s been about a year that I’ve been following your blog. Thanks for doing it!!

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  74. samantha roach Says:

    bon anniversaire!!

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  75. Amanda Cramer Says:

    I have been following for 2 years and in the first year I won a yellow Charlie Banana that turned me on to them!! LOVE All About Cloth Diapers <3

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  76. Kristin Says:

    I started following last April…its almost my one year anniversary cloth diapering! My daughter was about 4 months old at the time. AACD is my go-to resource blog! Love it!

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  77. Angela Uttley Says:

    I’ve been following for about 9 months.

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  78. Athena Says:

    Since before I started diapering my First back in 2012.

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  79. Gina Says:

    Yay for you! You were one of the reasons I was convinced I could do it! Made the leap when DS1 was 5 days old and haven’t turned back yet!

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  80. Laurie Says:

    Since I started researching cloth diapers for my first baby in 2010!

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  81. Veronica Says:

    Ii have been following a few days ago! I had no idea about your blog. Happy anniversary and to many more! Great info!

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  82. Lanae Trevino Says:

    I started following your blog 2 years ago, when my CD journey began. Had it not been for your site i don’t know what I would have done or if I would have even started cding.

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  83. Tamara Sz Says:

    Goodness, I think it has been at least 2 years!

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  84. Jen Says:

    I’ve been cloth diapering for almost 2 years now and found out about your blog through Ragababe, instead of the other way around! ;) So I’ve been following you for about a year and a half. Congrats!!

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  85. Katie Says:

    About a month.

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  86. Avery Says:

    I’ve been following over a year!

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  87. Lindsey Says:

    I’ve been following for about 3 months now!

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  88. Katrina Says:

    4 months

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  89. Danielle V. Says:

    I think 6 months? I like the blog. :)

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  90. kristen Says:

    been following for about 6 months… a lil after my lil man was born. glad to have found you and have been learning so much!

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  91. bonnie r Says:

    for over a year and thanks for all the helpful info on cloth diapering

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  92. Dace Says:

    I will be starting cloth diapering in May of this year. So I am building my stash! Just started following your blog and can’t wait to go back and read up! Thanks!!!

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  93. Rehannon Says:

    Since Oct/Nov my first child was bron at end of October and decided to CD… Great information… Thanks..

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  94. melissa Says:

    Just started following, looking forward to learning more about cloth diapers !

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  95. Rachel Says:

    I’ve been following for about a year and a half.

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  96. Jessica Rabbitt Says:

    Hmmm, I’m not sure how long I’ve been following but I think at least a year!

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  97. Sophia Says:

    Been following since I started thinking about cloth diapering my 2nd, due in June. There’s such a wealth of information here. I believe I’ve become obsessed with cloth diapering even though I haven’t officially started.

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  98. Kaci Says:

    Not long. Less than a month, I think?

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  99. Sara Says:

    I just started following a few days ago

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  100. Melanie Says:

    I’ve been following for you about a year. You were one of my first resources when we were looking into cloth diapering! What a fantastic journey it’s been! I love cloth!

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