No, not RDA as in recommended daily allowance, although I should probably check that out too. But, RDIA.
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.
- Daycare Directory: Find or add local cloth diaper friendly daycare providers. If you don’t see a provider in your area be sure to check out the tip sheet on how to educate caretakers on accepting cloth diapers.
- Find a diaper service: If you don’t find a service near you…Start your own!
- Cloth Diaper Resources: information on CPSIA, washing and other interesting facts.
- Member Directory: here you can locate retailers and manufacturers near you!