Author Archives | Autumn Beck

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

bumGenius Organic One-Size Cloth Diapers

September 17, 2008


My dear friend Leslie of Leslie’s Boutique sent me an “innocent” message the other day.  She said I just had to try the bumGenius Organic diaper out.  After Leslie had run out of diapers she resorted to grabbing one from her inventory.  Instantly she fell in love.  So of course I caved and bought one. […]

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Nana’s Bottoms Is Having A Sale!

September 12, 2008


Most of the time the saying, “You get what you pay for,” is very true in a bad way.  However, Nana’s Bottoms cloth diapers strive to create quality, high performance, budget friendly cloth diapers for your baby.  It is not uncommon for me to see moms who normally purchase high-end hyena cart cloth diapers with […]

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The Art Of Potty Training. Are You A Van Gogh?

September 9, 2008


Does one ever truly figure out any parenting chore?  And even if you think you have, wait until the next child comes along and you discover you have absolutely nothing figured out.  Potty training is an excellent example of such a chore. Yes the word “chore” carries with it a negative connotation, but have you […]

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What Is Zorb? Do You Know?

September 5, 2008


There is no end to the eternal quest for a more absorbent cloth diaper that remains trim.  We’ve all packed all poor baby in a diaper that is 6″ thick preventing her from bringing her legs together.  But that is certainly not done out of preference.  It’s sometimes a necessity just to get a few […]

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Green Mountain Diapers: Prefolds

September 3, 2008


I would not really call myself a prefold user, yet I seem to be constantly mesmerized by the prefold comparison picture on Green Mountain Diapers. I stare at it and ponder over which size I should buy…again I’m not a prefold user! I love the choices and colors and quilty fluffiness. But this Labor Day […]

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How To Make Cloth Diapers

August 30, 2008


When there’s a hole, tear, missing button, or item that needs hemming I’m on it. The simple sewing tasks don’t intimidate me however, making a cloth diaper seems out of my league. Of course that was before I discovered the dozens of websites explaining in great detail how to sew anything from an all-in-one, fitted, […]

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Politics Shmolitics! A Debate Worth Watching

August 27, 2008

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I don’t know about you but this time every election year I have had it with platforms, debates, conventions and commercials. And it will only get worse. Alas! There is one debate worth watching. A Diaper Change directed a cute diaper debate video filled with information we truly care about. Sit back and have a […]

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How to Give Your Cloth Diapers Some Bling

August 22, 2008


There’s no denying the immediate love a mama feels when she opens a brand new bamboo velour diaper. So squishy. So yummy. So perfect. But, after a while a stash of vanilla can lose it’s charm. Thankfully, there are some amazingly creative and talented WAHMs working hard to spice up wool, diapers, and clothing at […]

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Rotavirus and Cloth Diapers: What To Do

August 20, 2008


I’ll be the first to shrug off a stomach bug or fever but when it comes to diarrhea I’m hittin’ the high road…well atleast I’m wishing I could. Not only do you just ache for your poor child and the misery they’re in but secretly you’re wishing you didn’t have to deal with the mess. […]

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How To Start Cloth Diapering on a Budget

August 15, 2008


Many families choose to cloth diaper for financial reasons. Budgets can be so tight that startup costs are often overwhelming. However, there are ways to begin cloth diapering today on less than $125. The least expensive route are prefolds and covers. I bought 2 dozen DSQ newborn/infant 4x8x4 Indian cotton prefolds from the Granitesmith ebay […]

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Does Your Target Carry BumGenius One Size 3.0?

August 12, 2008


If there was one cloth diaper loved by more parents it has to bumGenius diapers. Everywhere I go it seems bumGenius has made its presence known. Jenn, the creator of bumGenius, has done a phenomenal job of marketing her product to the public. Besides bricks and mortar cloth diaper stores, bumGenius can be found in […]

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Do Your Pocket Cloth Diapers Have the Stinkies?

August 8, 2008


It is amazing how fast pocket cloth diapers can start stinking. I used fitteds for months and never had this problem. Coincidentally, when I began cloth diapering my then 15 month old son in 2005, the pocket diapers were the only diapers that reeked of ammonia. Back then I just figured that’s what toddler pee […]

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Blueberry Minky Diapers: The Perfect Fit

August 5, 2008


I recently switched my entire stash from fitteds to pockets. After a few trades I ended up finding some great pocket diapers that I had never tried before. One of them is the Blueberry Side Snap Minky pocket diaper. When I was using fitteds it seemed that most had a longer rise. Although not a […]

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Traveling With Cloth Diapers

August 2, 2008


I’m currently at my in-laws house in a tiny Texas town. As I was packing this morning I didn’t blink an eye at whether or not we’d be traveling with cloth. I packed my storage bin with all our cloth diapers and the container of cloth wipes and loaded up the van. My in-laws have […]

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Has Your Local News Reported On Cloth Diapers?

July 30, 2008

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Across the country dozens of news channels every year present special segments on the comeback of cloth diapers. The exposure that a news story can bring to cloth diapers is outstanding. Millions of viewers tune in nightly to watch their local news channel. In this video, North Carolina news channel WXII12, goes inside the organic […]

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