Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cloth Diapers

I just taught my second Cloth Diaper class and I met an absolutely wonderful couple! They had already decided to CD, just needed more info, some questions answered and the ability to physically handle CDs. In my area of the world, there is absolutely NO ONE WHO SELLS CLOTH DIAPERS in their stores, retail or boutique. The only available source is the internet. Also people around here are turned off by having to deal with CD because they think that disposables are easier. Wrong! Cloth diapers are ultimatley cheaper, healthy for baby on many levels, healthy for the environment and so many more reasons to list here.
If you live in Brevard County, FL or the surrounding areas, I teach Cloth Diapering from my house in Port St John, FL (at least until Mid-December 2008).

I would also like to share a quote from Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin on cloth diapering:

"A Mother's touch while she is changing her baby's diapers or while she is bathing her is a large deternining factor in the formation of her personality. a baby can instantly tell if the person touching her is enjoying it or not.
Get right in there and enjoy chaning diapers. There's nothing you can get on your hands that doesn't wash off with water. If you like cuddling her but touch her lightly and gingerly when you're changing her, she'll learn to think that her natural body functions are revolting. If you enjoy changing all her cracks and folds, and like seeing a nice, clean, plump bottom, she'll grow up knowing her body is okay. ...
Body and Mind are One. You affect your baby's mind by how you handle her body."