Bookmark this cloth diaper store! Plus a Softbums Giveaway!

October 27, 2011

Interviews, WAHMs


I’m a pretty introverted person.  I rarely feel the need to socialize and my friends think I’m lame.

Even rarer are the times I read an “About us” page and wish the person lived next door.

Michelle of Green Diaper Demos is one of those people. (Look how cute she is!)

You’ve heard me say it before, interviews are my favorite kind of blog post.  You and I get the opportunity to learn about a wahm and support their family directly.

Grab a cup of coffee, have a seat and let’s chat with Michelle..

Tell us a little about your family.

My name is Michelle and I have been married to the love of my life for over 7 years and have a beautiful, very active, little boy of 28 months old and am expecting a new little boy at the end of February.

Congratulations!! So, tell us, when did you begin your cloth diaper journey?

We had planned on using cloth diapers before our son Michael was born, but did not know anyone else who did cloth diaper.

My husband was cloth diapered when he was a baby with prefolds, pins, and old fashioned plastic pants but I was not.

The first “modern” diaper I discovered was bumGenius because they were available online through Target and I could register for them. I started out with a stash of 14 since we had to buy most of them as our friends and family didn’t think we would go through with the cloth diapering.

Unfortunately, they didn’t fit our little guy until he was almost 3 months so we eased into cloth diapering I guess you could say and I added to my stash a little here and a little there with MANY different brands as I was so overwhelmed in search for that “perfect” diaper.

How did you make the leap from cloth diaper user to cloth diaper retailer?

In my search for that “perfect” diaper, I became addicted (as so many of us cloth diapering mamas do) and had the dream of having my own store full of fluff! My hubby said go for it, so here I am.

Hmmmm, I don’t know anything about this strange quest you speak of….  Obviously you have a sickness ;) Out of this collection of yours, which is your favorite?

My absolute favorite product is SoftBums. I remember in my quest for the perfect diaper, I had in mind what was important to me in a diaper. I wanted it to be one size, economical, bamboo inner, and I liked the idea of an All-in-two system where I could get multiple uses out of it so I wouldn’t have to carry as much in my diaper bag. Someone on a popular cloth diapering forum suggested SoftBums, and I fell in LOVE!

What is your go-to advice for parents new to cloth diapering?

My advice is actually my husband’s advice when I asked him what he would say to skeptical daddies. He said, “Cloth diapering is just like using disposables except instead of throwing the diaper away, you throw it in a pail.” (mind you, I do all the washing here and he said this while Michael was still exclusively breast-fed, but really we are quite fortunate to only have to turn a couple dials and press some buttons to wash our diapers)

Where can we find you on the web?
Green Diaper Demos on Facebook
Green Diaper Demos on Twitter

Any special sales or promotions currently going on in your store?

For the entire month of November we will be offering gifts with purchases. Orders under $50.00 will receive a mystery gift while orders over $50.00 will receive a free diaper.

No code necessary but it cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon and purchases of Cotton Babies items are not eligible towards the total. Simply note in the comments section the desired size (S,M,L, or OS) and gender for the diaper. As always, free shipping in the U.S. for orders over $40.00.

But, wait…That’s not all!  Michelle is offering a Softbums Later Gator Echo with 3 bamboo pods and 1 bamboo mini pod! 

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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

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189 Responses to “Bookmark this cloth diaper store! Plus a Softbums Giveaway!”

  1. Mary W. Says:

    I so want to try softbums too!!


  2. Kenda Wathen Says:

    I would love to try Softbums. I have not tried those yet.


  3. Dani B Says:

    I I would love to try softbums. I have hemp and bamboo fitteds with wool covers which are awesome, but some days I just want to dress my little guy in normal pants:)


  4. Cyndel Jones Says:

    I love Itti Bitti’s both their AIO and their Snap in ones, Though I don’t like their OS it doesn’t fit baby well!


  5. Alissa S Says:

    I’m interested in the Wahmies bamboo fold to fit insert. I’ve been needing extra absorbancy lately! However, I’m happy with trying all sorts of new and great things!! :)


  6. Darla Taylor Says:

    I would like to try the itty bitty as you suggested. Always looking for best.


  7. Rebekah Says:

    I would also like to try the itti bitti AIO. I don’t have any AIO’s ,but I love the idea. BTW, a FREE Cloth diapering 101 class!!!! Please tell me you have an identical twin sister, who lives in Utah, who is just as passionate about cloth diapers, and is offering a free class too!? ;) In all seriousness, what a blessing for those who are fortunate enough to be able to go and learn about cloth diapering!


  8. Christina Sarille Says:

    I would like to try the Softbums Omni. I’ve been split between an Ai2 and pocket so this would let me try both ways with just one diaper.


  9. Krista Says:

    i really want to try Softbums!


  10. beth Says:

    still looking for the perfect nighttime diaper for my sweet little pea-(er) :)


  11. Jen Henson Says:

    I would like to try the softbums Omni shell Snaps.


  12. Annaliza Says:

    I would love to try a Softbums.


  13. Jennifer R Says:

    Another cloth website just went into my bookmarked pages!


  14. Jen Says:

    I’d love to try the softbums omni and a minky diaper!


  15. lace Says:

    bum genius 4.0


  16. ds Says:

    So economical and environmental! Thank you for the tips.


  17. Linda Hawes Says:

    Dying to try the Itti Bitti!!!


  18. Jennifer Says:

    I’d love to try the softbums.


  19. Sarah Jane Says:

    I’d love to try any of the Thirsties products, especially the hemp inserts, hemp prefolds, and the Duo diaper.


  20. Thyme Says:

    I would love to try a new diaper :)


  21. Jenna Says:

    Ummm softbums snap diapers!!


  22. Samantha Cuhel Says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to finally try an Itti Bitti Boo


  23. Audrey Says:

    The iti bit d’lish sounds like it would be a good diaper to try… I have slim children and often have leeks out the legs.


  24. Katherine Claytor Says:

    I would like to try the Thirsties hemp prefolds. I love prefolds and would like to have a few hemp ones in my stash.


  25. Barbara Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try a BG elemental.


  26. debbie m Says:

    I’d like to try the Rocky Mountain diaper


  27. Heather M Says:

    Drybees AIO in Monkey Baby


  28. Karen Simpson Says:

    I would love to try Softbums and Drybees Fleece Night Time Pocket!


  29. Aisha Says:

    I would love to try softbums-they seem like the perfect diaper!


  30. Rebekah Kuriakose Says:

    I would love to try a SoftBums Echo based on your recommendation.


  31. Courtney Says:

    I would love to win! I really want to try a soft bums!


  32. Kelly Says:

    Since you love SoftBums so much I’d like to try them too!


  33. Tabitha Says:

    I am still in search of the perfect CD. I have been wanting to try SoftBums, but do not have the funds available right now.


  34. becky smotrilla Says:

    I want to try one of the new BumGenius in that purple color


  35. Kelsie Harris Says:

    I love the fun print wet bags.


  36. Christina Grott Says:

    I’m becoming more and more intrigued by the Soft Bums and think I will have to try one soon! Plus I love bamboo!


  37. Gabrielle Says:

    I would like to try the Itti Bitti D’lish. I love minky cd’s. I also love my SoftBums!


  38. Sara Crawford Says:

    Itti bitti!!


  39. Kristi Says:

    I would love an adorable gator print echo! Softbums are great!


  40. Jen Says:

    I would love to try the SoftBums Omni shell.


  41. Jessica Sapalio Says:

    I’d try a thirsties duo wrap.


  42. kristin Says:

    I am expecting my 4th and final baby in May – I have cloth diapered my last 2 children from some point in thier diaper journey and this one I’m starting from the day it comes home from the hospital.. I love my fluff and can’t wait to use itty bitty fluff this time! I have never tried SoftBums and would love to try one!


  43. Alex Davis Says:

    I would love to try the SoftBums Echo Shell, I love the idea of pockets but I haven’t found one that works for us yet so I would love to give this one a try!


  44. Raquel Beaty Says:

    I would love to try a Thirsties Duo Diaper! I love Thirsties products!


  45. Rebecca Says:

    I would love to try the Softbums Echo shell…any one of them would be great though.


  46. Kelli Darter Says:

    I don’t know anyone personally who is cding, so it is always so uplifting to read about other families who are.


  47. Cristy Says:

    We would love to try a softbums diaper! I have heard chatter about them for a while now.


  48. tarin Says:

    I am patiently awaiting the release of the bg freetime. I can’t stand stuffing or snapping or any other prep work which is why I spent a fortune on elementals.


  49. tarin Says:

    I am patiently awaiting the release of the bg freestyle. I can’t stand stuffing or snapping or any other prep work which is why I spent a fortune on elementals.


  50. Lavanna Hazel Says:

    i would love to try a bumgenius 4.0 os pocket. we’ve had good luck with other bg products but still haven’t tried a pocket. plus, the new colors are super cute! :)


  51. Syd Says:

    I would love to try Soft Bums.


  52. Allison Says:

    I would love to try a SoftBums… anything! The Echo Shell giraffes are adorable.


  53. Taneil Says:

    I would love the Soft Bums Omni Shell!!


  54. Andreann Says:

    I would like to try the Snap E-Z super soaker or soft bums


  55. Tiffaney Says:

    I would love to try Softbums! We use mostly bg 4.0 and a few kawaii.


  56. Alyssa Says:

    SoftBums are my absolute favorite. Id like to try out the CJ’s BUTTer though, always keeping an eye out for a good cream for my seconds sensitive skin.


  57. Heather Smith Says:

    Just got a softbums and can’t wait to try it out! :)


  58. Danielle Mann Says:

    I would love to try softbums!


  59. Clarissa Says:

    I would love to try soft bums! They seem like the best of all worlds!


  60. Erin Says:

    I would like to try SoftBums.


  61. Cherie Davenport Says:

    Would love to try SoftBums


  62. Theola O Says:

    Can’t wait to check out the shop!


  63. anpnek Says:

    I would like to try the Itti Bitti Boo sized fitted. They look adorable!


  64. swedenesefamily Says:

    I really want to try a Monkey Doodlez.


  65. Hannah M Says:

    I’m actually really interested in trying the softbums omni system. I just received two itti bitti tuttos I ordered for my little one I’m expecting in April or else it would be that!


  66. Gretchen Kingsley Says:

    i just found out about itti bitti last week and now am trying to convince the hubby that we need these for night time diapers! :) i really want the itti bitti tutto.


  67. Kirstin Says:

    Those Monkey Doodlez swim diapers look wonderfully cute. I need one, so maybe I should try one…


  68. Anna Says:

    I agree completely that Softbums are the best! I love Bumgenius 4.0 too so I have a decent stash of both!


  69. Vashti M Says:

    I’d love to try Soft Bums!


  70. Kristen Altschwager Says:

    I’m excited to have a new place to shop!


  71. Felicia R Says:

    I would love to try a Rocky Mountain Diaper!


  72. Amanda O'Neal Says:

    I love my SoftBums….they are the first I grab for and except for daycare….we are a totally soft bums household. I even got my hands on one of the new prints w/ eggs and bacon!


  73. Jen H Says:

    Would love to try an AI2, either the softbums or itti bitto dlish


  74. Jamie Says:

    I would like to try anything from itti biti – but mostly the AIO since you recommend it :)


  75. Material Girl Green Says:

    I would love to try a rocky mountain diaper


  76. Sarah B Says:

    I’m interested in the Thirsties Duo Diaper from Green Diaper Demos. Love the covers, would love to try the pockets.


  77. Emily Says:

    I would love to try Softbums. Ever since you mentioned them in a recent post I have been eying them with envy! Trying not to buy tons more diapers as my twins are close to potty training, but definitely on my top list for the next baby.


  78. Laurann Says:

    I would love to try the softbums omni!


  79. tara moon-reed Says:

    I just had baby #5 in August and I would love to try a Softbums.


  80. Kim Pollock Says:

    I would love to try the softbums and the Bum Genius 4.0


  81. Jennifer Lyden Says:

    I’d love to try the Itti-Bitti D’lish or Tutto, or a Softbums… Is that too many? ;)


  82. Mary Michaud Says:

    I would love to try the bumGenius 4.0


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