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