What the heck is the RDIA?

August 9, 2011

New to Cloth Diapers?

No, not RDA as in recommended daily allowance, although I should probably check that out too.  But, RDIA.

RDIA= Real Diaper Industry Association

The RDIA was founded in August 2008, and is made up of cloth diaper retailers, manufacturers, diaper services, small manufacturers (the WAHMs slaving over the kitchen table), diaper information services (like me!), as well as associate members.

It may seem strange that All About Cloth Diapers is not an official member…yet.  My application is in and my dues paid, just waiting for the approval.

However, for the longest time I didn’t think it was for me.  I thought it was only for the makers and sellers.

You may be wondering,

“How can the RDIA can serve me?”

Here are some fabulous tools available to you provided by the REAL Diaper Industry Association:

  • Detergent Determinator: developed to allow you to find a cloth diaper safe detergent.  Type in the name of a detergent and out pops your answer. Even snazzier than that is the ability to click your criteria and get detergent suggestions.
  • Cloth Diaper Demo Kit: wouldn’t this make the best midwife gift?!

The RDIA has launched an educational Consider Cloth campaign to spread the word about cloth diapering.  This is an educational campaign that provides information on:

  • why cloth diapers are a good choice, highlighting their benefits and ease of use;
  • the different types of diapers available today; and
  • resources to learn more about cloth diapering.

RDIA has put together Consider Cloth kits that include an example of each diaper type (AIO, Pocket, Fitted, Flat, Contour, Wool Diaper Cover, PUL Diaper Cover, and Wet Bag, all donated by manufacturers), brochures filled with information on cloth diapering, Resource & Where to Buy Lists and reusable box. Some contents will vary depending on materials donated.

To learn more, check out Our Story or join them on Facebook and Twitter.


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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7 Responses to “What the heck is the RDIA?”

  1. ellavinophile Says:

    Funny, i just added my daughter’s daycare to the directory yesterday! Great resource. I’m looking forward to their growth.


  2. Rachael Says:

    This is interesting and I look forward to browsing more of the site.

    But… $400 for a 3 ring binder with information about running a diaper service. That seems outrageous, though perhaps I’m naive about the whole issue.


  3. Sara Quast Says:

    There is also the RDA – Real Diaper Association which a non-profit that educates people about cloth diapers. They were a big part of the Great Cloth Diaper Change. I am a volunteer and a Real Diaper Circle Leader who is someone who organizes people in their local area to get together and talk about cloth diapers and educate each other. We do fundraising as well. Both organiztions are wonderful and have a wealth of information!


  4. Elisabeth Bergoo Says:

    Thank you for the article. You are right, there are so many CD enthusiasts out there that do not know about this great organization, working extremely hard to help lift the cloth diaper category, helping parents saving money while being more conscious about our planet. The one we will leave behind to those little babies, that is. I am very excited about the conference, right after ABC in Louisville, Kentucky – great program.


  5. Natalie Says:

    It’s funny, the associations name. Sometimes my husbands says, “I’m putting a ‘real’ diaper on [our daughter].” But then I say, “Cloth Diapers are REAL diapers, disposables are the fake ones!”


  6. Adrian Post Says:

    I’ve never heard of this group. I’ll have to take a look and join it. Thanks for letting others know about this too.


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