Has Your Local News Reported On Cloth Diapers?

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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 baby boutique Oh Baby Organics. I love that not just name brand diapers were shown but also cloth diapers made from recycled tshirts and soakers made from wool sweaters. This expands the viewers knowledge even further from the thinking that to cloth diaper means to use pins, prefolds and rubber pants.

I particularly enjoyed this segment because it addressed the financial as well as the environmental benefits to cloth diapering. I appreciated that their estimate of $800 spent on cloth diapering included washing and depreciation of machines. Often times only the amount spent on the actual diapers is referenced. This is a frugal estimate for sure, but when choosing to cloth diaper most families are devoted to cloth diapering as inexpensively as possible.

I encourage all of you to send an email to your local news channels requesting a special segment on cloth diapers. I recommend including a link to this post with the video so they have a better understanding of what you are requesting. They only report on what they feel is relevant to their audience. Let them know what it is that matters to you.

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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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3 Responses to “Has Your Local News Reported On Cloth Diapers?”

  1. Leigh Says:

    Yes Pinstripes and Polka Dots was featured on a segment as was Little Ants. I wish the local papers would cover it a little more.


  2. Diane Says:

    Yes, our news did a nice story on it a while back, and during the whole fiasco with a large name company, they featured us on the 5pm news AND in the paper…and that got a decent amount of attention, too. I’m glad they’ll cover neat stuff like cloth diapers. :)



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