Cloth Diapers: Healthier Options for Your Baby
- Elizabeth Diffen
Cloth Diapers have come a long way since you were in diapers. There are many more options than plastic pants and safety pins now. Most diapers even have velcro or snap closures and come in a variety of colors and totally cute patterns. Cloth diapers are healthier for your baby, for the environment and for your wallet. Cloth diapered babies also potty-learn at an earlier age than babies accustomed to disposable diapers and disposable pull-ups.
You can do your own research, shop around, or choose to have a personal consultation (we aren't selling anything!) to help you decide which diapers will work best for your family. You can even register for cloth diapers when compiling your baby registry to offset the initial cost. Click the following link for a free illustrated 2010 guidebook by Courtney Durfee, The Parent Resource Guide to Modern Cloth Diapers (PDF format) to learn about your diapering options. There have been even more updates to modern cloth diapering since that guide was made but it does well as an intro to get you up to speed in considering your options.
Give your baby the best and keep their bottom happy!
Cloth Diapering Resources
Where to Rent Locally: New Baby New Paltz online and in store, has a great variety for rental.
Baby Be Green Diaper Service full service weekly diaper delivery and laundering including prefolds, pockets, and AIO
Waddle n Swaddle in Beacon, Poughkeepsie & Rhinebeck: variety of cloth diapers, baby registry & classes too!
Positively Birth Shop is online but locally owned by a New Paltz mom, Michelle Nacy. Own or Rent.
New Baby New Paltz online and in store, has a great variety for sale and rental
Earthy Crunchy Mama is online but also locally owned. Use code CDDoula at check out for 10% off.
Nature's Pantry in Newburgh and Fishkill did carry gDiapers, call before driving out though
Walmart, Target & Babies'R'Us carry limited supplies of Gerber flats/prefolds, covers, and sometimes Kushies
Amazon has a variety of brands an you can add them to your registry!
Where to get them for free: The Quiver Bunz Ministry is a local, mom-operated ministry to help mothers who can't afford to purchase a whole set of brand new diapers for their baby. This great local resource has been giving moms the opportunity to see how frugal cloth diapers are, by providing a brand new set of them for free. Call Ask for Laura Paulsen or leave a message.
A Diaper A Day To Give Away is a Facebook Group based out of PA that sews and donates all-in-one, one-sized cloth diapers to local families in need.
Cloth Cooperative is a moderated group where recipients are sent diapers directly from the donors.
Where to buy them cheap: Hudson Valley Parents has a Buy/Sell/Give board that frequently has free or cheap diapers in awesome condition.
Diaper Swappers is a forum-based cloth diapering community where you can purchase well loved to brand new diapers from moms just like you. Buy, sell or trade individual diapers and covers of all style up to whole lots enough to diaper your child through potty learning! Some diapers and lots are free to you for the cost of shipping- find them in the FFS section.
Cloth Diaper Nation, another forum-based parenting community with a "For Sale or Trade" Marketplace.