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I have two beautiful children. Lincoln (Link) is 2.5 years old and Eloise (Ellie) is 8 months old. While Link was growing in my expanding belly, I explored cloth diapers a little bit. I was learning so much about being a new mom and caring for a baby, that cloth diapering, with all of the options, became too overwhelming for me. We received disposables for gifts, and just stuck with those. It was simple.
But with the wonderful encouragement of a friend, I decided to keep trying. I had not failed. I sold my stash and built a new stash of pockets, which I knew that I liked. Over the next couple of weeks I built up a large enough stash to move Eloise back into cloth diapers, and I was thrilled! They were exactly what I wanted them to be, and I even loved doing the laundry!
Our stash is now completely BumGenius 4.0 snaps, with a variety of colors and prints. I love so many things about them. I love that I do not have to buy diapers anymore for Ellie (unless an exciting new color or print is released!), that I am doing good by our environment, and that her little bum rarely, if ever, gets a rash from diapers. As a bonus – she always looks so cute! I have also mostly moved Link into cloth diapers at bedtime, which has changed our lives because disposables are not strong enough for him overnight.
I am grateful that I have people in my life that helped me along this journey, and I am always excited to share cloth diapers with others. I enjoy being able to support a strong company (BumGenius/CottonBabies) that gives back to others, and I am proud that I am helping out the environment.
Most of all, I love being a mom, and learning what that means. Being a mom is about making the best decisions for your family, and for us, cloth diapering has been the best choice!
Amber Gehring -A Loving wife and blessed mama of two living in the Twin Cities area. Striving to be the best parent I can be! Breastfeeding, cloth diapering, baby led weaning. *Read more about Amber and her family at her blog Then I had You.