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Tuesday Giveaway: I’m a bumGenius Baby!
August 23, 2011 12:19 am | by

Do you have a bumGenius baby? To celebrate bumGenius and the fantastic Buy 5, Get 1 FREE sale (hurry, offer ends August 31, 2011), we’re giving away some of our favorite bumGenius items today!

We love hearing stories about how you share your love of bumGenius when out in public and people notice your baby sporting something other than a standard disposable diaper. Each prize pack for today’s giveaway will include a bumGenius Threads short sleeve t-shirt, a coordinating bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper and a pair of bumGenius Baby Legs to complete the ensemble!

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To enter today’s blog giveaway for your chance to win one of our prize packs, leave a comment on this blog post and tell us about a time you shared your love of cloth diapers with a friend, family member or even a stranger! Three winners will be selected at random from all eligible comments to receive a prize pack from Cotton Babies.

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This contest is now closed. Randomly selected winners are Brooke G. of IN, Jenna G. of IL and Catherine of VA.
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Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Central time, Wednesday, August 24, 2011. U.S. Residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn at random on Thursday, August 25, 2011 and notified via e-mail. (Please make sure Cotton Babies staff can see your e-mail in your comment or through your Blogger profile page.)

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.

Comments

215 Comments

  • Zena Williams said...
    September 19, 2011 at 5:56 am

    A new born baby is a heavenly gift given to the parents by the god. A baby comes in this world along with heavenly delight and joy for his or her parents, relatives and neighbors. Celebration of the event of the birth of a baby is usually done by gifting the baby and parents. But it is really tough to find a gift that will be perfectly suitable for the baby. Baby Gifts are always useful in these situations.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 26, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I was putting my daughter in nursery at church and explaining to the nursery worker about my daughter’s BG. As I was explaining the diaper to her, another mom brought her daughter in and was holding a BG too! We were both so excited that someone else was using BG cloth diapers…there aren’t many of us where I live!
    rosetta16@hotmail.com

  • marla said...
    August 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    we get comments every time we take our little lady to the pediatrician. they nurses and doctor always love her colorful diapers and she gets lots of compliments. i’m always surprised that it seems unusual to them, i would think they would see cloth diapers more frequently. i always take advantage of the opportunity to share how much we love cloth diapering and all the advantages.

  • Patty said...
    August 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Just by having my 18-month old daughter wear them since she was born and answering questions about them to anyone who asks, we have “converted” 3 other families! Everyone just thinks they are so cute and not at all like the old-fashioned cloth diapers our parents used!

  • Lindsey said...
    August 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    We share most often at the pool when we’re changing on the lounge chairs. My sisters still won’t convert. I think they are too lazy to do the laundry. I hate changing my niece’s disposables!

  • Jill said...
    August 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Believe it or not, I had my baby’s first photos taken in a bum genius as well as a couple of other diapers– in the hospital on Tuesday!!! We were so excited to have her first photos feature cloth diapers! Not only that, but our photographer had heard of them and I told her to look through my diaper bag– she plans to switch her baby soon, and was wondering about the different brands and styles! We had a cloth diaper out to put on our new girl FIRST THING after her birth, but sadly, she was born on Friday and had to be in special care until Tuesday, so she went 5 days in disposables! I wanted to cry! I was so glad that the first diaper WE changed on her was cloth, though! All the nurses asked about them, commented on them, touched them, wanted to know if we washed them ourselves (yes!) and so on. So much fun! I love that more people (especially labor and delivery nurses) in our hospital now know that modern cloth diapers exist!

  • sunlilac said...
    August 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I love my BG. I was telling someone at lunch this week how we cd and love it. Also i hear cd kids potty train earlier:)

  • Andria said...
    August 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I show everyone my CD’s! Before my daughter was born a lady at work called me nuts for wanting to cloth diaper, so I showered her and explained it all to her, she was amazed!

  • Nicole Poest said...
    August 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve told so many people about BumGenius and cloth diapers! I’ve gotten two friends, my cousin and sister in law to use Cloth. They have all added BG to their stash. I’ve also helped complete strangers out on their cloth diapering questions. My grandma gave my number to a customer at the Walgreens she works at when she heard her say she was interested in CDing. I’ve also helped out a friends children’s school bus driving who was expecting and needed advice had questions about CDing! πŸ™‚

    poest at netzero dot net

  • Anonymous said...
    August 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    My husband and I are expecting our first baby in November! We can’t wait to start cloth diapering! I have educated both my mom and my mother-in-law, and they both are hooked as well! We have also converted some of our friends who don’t have kids yet and they joke that they are glad we are having a baby first so that we can be the “cloth diaper experts” and answer all their questions. We can’t wait for our little BumGenius baby!!

    Jenna
    jlrgraser@gmail.com

  • Jennifer said...
    August 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Every time I take my child to the nursery at church I have to give them a heads up about cloth diapers. They are always so interested to see that they aren’t at all like the kind our parents used with we were kids. It is great because so many of the other nursery volunteers are also moms of little ones like me so I’ve had lots of great conversations about how they work and all their benefits!

  • Designer Jules said...
    August 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    We just love our cloth diapers!! I have shown my parents, cousins, and friends. I have a few friends who are getting ready to start cloth diapers and are so excited to see them in action.

  • MelissaGS said...
    August 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    My favorite is when I tell my girlfriends who don’t have kids yet about cloth diapering. Everyone is so amazed as to how easy it is! I know when they have kids they won’t even question going the amazing bumGenius route!

  • strongwomenstudy said...
    August 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I love telling people about my cloth diapers and how much I love them! The nurses at my doctor’s office always ask questions and I’m happy to share!
    abigailmarie16@hotmail.com

  • Tami L said...
    August 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I share the cd love everywhere I go! My family & friends were intrigued(or disgusted) but once I showed them a BG they were impressed. I even chatted with a lady in the Kohls bathroom about how great they are & my mom was there telling her about them and how great it is for my LOs bottom – made me feel good bc she wasn’t too sure when we started out but now 3+ months later I must’ve rubbed off on her! Tamisuelogsdon@gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I’ve been cloth diapering my 6 week old (first LO) and love showing off my BG 4.0s to whoever will listen. My family and some friends thought I was losing it (even my mom who cloth diapered me) saying how hard it was going to be taking care of a new baby and having to worry about washing diapers, but after seeing the diapers on my baby I couldn’t get enough good comments! Everyone pictured plastic pants and pins. My mom even gave me some money to buy more BG’s πŸ™‚
    Annie
    TheIslander27@aol.com

  • Hana said...
    August 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I brag on my baby’s bum genius all the time. Especially at the park or play group when I change his diaper and all the other moms gather around and tell them how simple, economical and adorable these diapers are to cover my babe’s bum.

  • Francesca said...
    August 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I love to talk about cloth diapers and how great they are for our household! I have several pregnant friends and I’ve recently talked to them at length about our diapers and how awesome they are. Recently I was at a children’s resale store where I saw they were selling a competitor’s line of cloth diapers. I talked with the manager and another customer for quite awhile on BG and how great they are, and told her she should carry BG as well!

    I’ve also shared our experience with whoever will read: http://thenonsensationalist.blogspot.com/2011/07/saving-money-part-deuce.html

    I have a pregnant neighbor friend who has definitely expressed interest in cloth-diapering, and I’d love to win this pack to give to her as a gift!

    francesca
    francescaabernathy@gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

    My husband is actually the one who tells everyone about our BG 4.0s. At a wedding last month, he was talking to a couple with a 9 week old baby girl and came over to grab our 6 month old from me to change his diaper. I was confused because he usually doesn’t just volunteer to do diaper changes but then I overheard him say, “Oh, these? Yeah, we do the cloth diaper thing. Yeah, we love them – no blowouts, leaks, or diaper rash. Plus they’re really inexpensive and totally cool looking.” He uses every opportunity to tell everyone who will listen (and a few who won’t) about how much we love our cloth diapers.

    Courtney
    greenolive44@hotmail.com

  • jai said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I was pretty ignorant to the whole new modern world of cloth diapers until I had a baby. I see how eco-friendly and cost effective it is. My husband and I are both college students living on a university campus. We know what it is to be on a tight budget, so that is why we chose to CD. We recommend it to all of our newly married/expecting couples! BG’s are so adorable, that sometimes she wears them as “pants” and people are always complimenting them! So glad to be a CD momma! πŸ™‚

  • Tara n Mike said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    My pediatrician was surprised to see a cloth diaper on my daughter (flip cover + stay dry insert) when we went for her 18 month well check. He seemed intrigued and asked a few questions about it. I told him that I loved cloth diapering so much and that I only wish I had done it sooner! The nurses commented on how cute her diaper was too. I was shocked that in our middle to upper class community my ped’s office had not seen modern cloth diapers. We need to keep building awareness. I believe that there are still so many people who have no idea how easy it really is.

  • Shannon said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I was at my Pediatricians office for my baby’s appt. When I undressed her for the exam, she commented on her diaper. I told her that I loved them and she commented that she was going to try a different brand after her baby was born. At my last visit, I asked if she had stuck with that brand. She said that she had switched to BG’s and was completely happy. I feel wonderful that my doctor is so supportive of cloth and that I was able to steer her towards a wonderful diaper.

  • Katie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I usually use my purse as a diaper bag on the weekends. On Monday morning at work, I was going through my purse looking for something, and pulled a BG out. All of my coworkers were completely freaked out! I work with mostly guys who don’t have kids, and the few with kids were even more freaked out. “How do you clean them?! You wash your clothes in the same washing machine?! Don’t they get poopy?! How to you not STINK?!” They were being so ridiculous that I couldn’t stop laughing. BUT, I started pilates a few days later with a coworker’s wife and found out that he had told her about it. She was really interested, so I brought a diaper into show her. Now that she’s pregnant, they’re planning on cloth diapering!

  • Catherine said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Just today I shared my love for cloth with our pediatrician. My 3 day old son was wearing an xsm aio bg, and she commented about how cool it was- no pins! Brownch6athotmaildotcom

  • Kincaid said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    A few months ago I was sitting in the lobby at church with my noisy 8 month old, when another mama that I barely knew (who had forgotten her diaper bag) asked me if I had an extra sposie she could have. I giggled, and told her why I didn’t and offered a BGOS instead. She kind of looked at me like I was from mars, but desperate as she was, she took it, and that got us to talking about CD’s, and of course I recommended BG’s (top of my list among other cottonbabies diapers…and a few weeks later, she returned my diaper, and her kiddo was wearing his own BGOS πŸ˜‰

  • Jen said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    When I had just moved to Maryland, I joined a mommy group because really, I’m just NOT good at meeting people. I was a bit nervous to go to our first meetup, but one of the first women I met, we hit it off immediately when we realized both our kids (my daughter at 1.5 and her son at 2) were both wearing their BGs πŸ™‚ We even got the whole group talking about it and maybe convinced the two PG mom’s that they should try it for the second time around πŸ™‚

  • Mom's the Word said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    A lady at the park noticed my son’s cloth diaper and told me about her cloth diapering experience working at a daycare in the 70s. I told her how much easier it is now and showed her how it worked. She was amazed and said she wished things had been that easy when her kids were younger. My mom who had to cloth diaper me in the late 70s (b/c I was allergic to disposables) still can’t get over the Snappi!

  • Elaine said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I… might be a bit obsessed with cloth diapers, according to my husband.

    My daughter has been wearing 3.0s since she was 3 days old. She’s 17mo now. Changing her diapers in the church nursery and the accompanying discussions has caused 5 babies to be switched to cloth.

    Costs of cloth diapering vs disposable diapering os my favorite problem for teaching systems of equations to my Algebra students. Most dont have kids yet… but it still plants a thought! (And has converted some teen moms…)

    Saiviolin at gmail dot com

  • amanda c said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    My son and I went to The Great Cloth Diaper change, and it got a little write-up with some photos in the paper the next week. We don’t get the paper, so I asked around at work for people to bring me their extras of that section…when I got them I was able to show off where we were in the photo, and talk about cloth diapers!

    jewellbird03 at gmail dot com

  • beccajoy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I love to talk about cloth to anyone who seems interested. I have had friends on facebook email me about cloth and I have recently converted one of my friends who is due in October to use cloth on her new baby.

  • Felicia R said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I love family get togethers because it gives me a chance to show off my BGs (always take my artist series)! I usually put LO in a dress so the diaoer shows and so people ask what she’s wearing. I usually get asked if it’s a diaper cover and I say “nope” and pull a clean one out of the diaper bag to show them off! People seem to be fascinated and I’ve heard them say back “those aren’t what my parents used, those are cool!”
    My neighbor recently folund out she was expecting and asked if I could tell her all about CDs, I can’t wait to show her the BGs, flips and ecobums!

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Used BG 3.0 for my son (he is three now)…and am now using the same batch for my 3 month old. With proper care, they have really held up, although some elastic needed to be replaced on a few of them. I tired a few other cloth diapers that had cute fancy designs and they were not as good as my tried and true. Love our BGs!
    I purchased six 4.0s for a friend of mine for her baby shower. She was planning on using chlorine free disposables, but I knew she would love her BGs once she gave them a try. And she did, and uses them exclusively!!!! She has also had many compliments from her moms groups and converted two of those moms.

    Paying it forward, she also bought a few BGs for her sister who is pregnant now. Hooray!

    Pass it on πŸ™‚
    Jackie Post
    jcyrpost@gmail.com

  • Lori said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I LOVE telling people about cloth! I pull out the clean diaper out of the diaper bag and show them how it works. People are always impressed with how easy they look! (loriannapage at gmail dot com)

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I just recently had lunch with a friend and she was asking how the cloth diapering was going. I told her it was easier than I thought it would be and recommended she give it a try when she has a baby. Being environmentalist we both try to reduce our impact on the environment and this is just one way to do that. BG diapers are great we use a combination of BG AIO and prefolds with BG covers.

  • Jaime said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    When people ask about our baby in cloth, I am quick to whip a clean BG 4.0 out of my diaper bag to show them how it works, how really simple it is, and how good they look after months of use. Talking up the genius of a diaper sprayer is always a plus. And I always mention that I’m pretty sure we are saving a million dollars between using cloth diapers and cloth wipes in spite of the up front cost.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I talk about cloth diapers all of the time. Most recently I had my baby with me while visiting my dad in the hospital. The nurses were all curious and asking me about cloth. I love to share how fantastic they are.

    Katkuch@frontier.com

  • Stephanie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I was at the community pool, and while changing my daughter into her swimsuit, another mom saw my adorable BG Artist’s Series diaper. I shared with her how much I loved the print and how well the diapers work for us.

    I also shared how much I loved my BG diapers with a friend who is pregnant with baby #3 and thinking about cloth diapering. She ended up getting some BG diapers and is planning on using them when her baby arrives.

    Legacy_star@yahoo.com

  • Holly said...
    August 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I started using BumGenius when my baby was 1 month old…friends called me crazy but I loved them immediately…soon after explaining to one of my friends why I loved them she found out she was pregnant…she decided to try it. I helped her in deciding to use BG and helped her get all the essentials…we both love BG diapers

    m_hllewellyn@hotmail.com

  • Love{&}Bugs said...
    August 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    The #1 place I refer people to when they are curious about cloth diapering is cottonbabies.com. Not only does it have great information, but it also carries my favorite brand of diapers – BG! πŸ™‚
    popita624 at gmail dot com

  • Laura said...
    August 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I just told all the girls I work with today about my BGs and the economic advantage of cloth. I told them how easy it was now with our great BG and Flips.

    Funny story, I have 5 kids ages 18, 16, 14, and 12, and 5 months. My 16 yr old son randomly asked me what we were going to with our little guy’s diapers when we were done with them. I told him I wasn’t sure, why do you ask? He wanted to be sure I saved them for him to use on his kids someday πŸ™‚

    douglauraneal at windstream dot net

  • Christie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    A coworker of mine was a few months behind me in her pregnancy. I was telling her all about my excitement learning about cloth diapers. After hearing me explain how they work and after some other coworkers surprising me with a few Bumgenius 4.0s at my baby shower, she was convinced. Now we both happily Bumgenius our babies!

  • Robin said...
    August 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I am due any day and registered for CD. I had already purchased some bumGenius diapers, but have quickly become obsessed with them! I received some as gifts and as soon as I opened them, I had a swarm a ladies around asking how they work…I think there might be some converts in the bunch!!

  • Kellie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I’ve shown three other moms my BGs and all three decided to try cloth diapering!! I will also be sharing, along with some of the other CDing moms, about how cloth diapers are easy and economical at an upcoming MOPS (mothers of Preschoolers) meeting! Hope to make an impact there.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I actually don’t have to try hard to bring up the cloth diapers, but family members and friends of mine are always talking about how much my daughters pockets dipes look and go on just like disposables. I just say “yep, but they’re much cheaper!” I spent the same amount of money in the first three months of using disposables as I did to buy my daughter’s one-size seconds stash! Never turning back.
    Heather
    hngentit@hawkmail.hfcc.edu

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Im always telling friends and fammily about how easy and simple is to use cloth diapers, it helps to save money and our planet, that even their friends contacted me and are now trying cloth diapering.

    jmvega455@aol.com

  • Jessica said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I’ve used cloth on two of my three kiddos and now that I’m pregnant with my fourth I’m so thankful I have everything I need. Unless it’s a girl, and then I can’t wait to add some PINK to my stash πŸ™‚ I love the reaction I get when people notice the cute diapers on my baby’s bottom. My favorite was once when someone asked if my 18 month old was potty trained because they thought he was wearing underwear. Hee Hee! They were surprised to find out that it wasn’t underwear but a cute BG diaper in blue.

  • Newbie Mommy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love bum genius! I tell everyone about them and even got my cousin to use them with her newborn! I even mention how much I love them on my blog newbiemommy.blogspot.com.

  • Lisa Q said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    A friend of mine was on bed rest but wanted to check out some cloth diapers so I packed up a bunch and brought them over for a little show and tell!

    lisa dot ann dot q at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    This is my third son, first cloth diapered tushy! One of my favorite things about cloth diapers is that it seems to strike a conversation when someone notices that extra little bit of fabric under a baby’s onesie. “Are you cloth diapering? That must be challenging.” …..Nope I love it! And who knew I could be a diaper snob! I am such a fan of BG diapers. I covet the Elemenals! The thing that surprises me most about cloth diapers is they have replaced my love of shoes and purses. -Becki M.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    We took our Lil Midder to the public pool one day and two older women approached us to comment on how cute he was. We were just finishing up to head home for a nap so he was out of his swim diaper and I was putting on a clean diaper. One of the women noted, “Oh, is that one of those… reusable things?” I say, “Oh, a cloth diaper? YEP!” One was already a grandmother and the other was a soon-to-be grandmother and she said her daughter was planning on cloth diapering her first grandbaby! We talked about how it so smart and budget-friendly, good for the environment and better for babies. It was great to hear how cloth diapering is becoming more and more popular!

    rassamyx at gmail dot com

  • Rachel said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I shared my love with my aunt who is currently pregnant and due in November. She loved the idea and decided to cloth diaper her little one.

    Rachel
    wigglewaddles@yahoo.com

  • Anne Lehnick said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I was a the Bebe Paluzza in Austin, Texas this past weekend and saw a few cloth diaper vendors. Two of them had BG’s on display and I raved about my BG’s and the detergent. One of the vendors said she wished she had a bell to ring for every time she learned one of us was already a cloth diaperer. Me too!

    I also got to see a BG Elemental up close and feel all over it. Divine!

    candyland121 at hotmail dot com

  • Aaron said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I just switched my daughter to cloth after getting my twins out of diapers. I was visiting family in Michigan and they were all so fascinated with my cloth diapers. One time I was changing her diaper and my aunt and her friend were watching. They were so impressed with the Snappi they couldn’t get over it! The idea that I didn’t have to use huge pins was just amazing to them. I thought it was pretty funny.

    (amjodu AT gmail DOT com)

  • prizill said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I actually taught about cloth diapering at my monthly moms club meeting. Out of the 6 other moms there that day, 5 of them had kids in diapers, and ALL of them started using cloth! My favorite diapers are BG Elementals, and I recommend them whenever someone asks me for ideas.

    apricot55@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I have shared my love for fluff with many of my friends! Most are not interested… sadly. πŸ™ But one friend who I didn’t think would be interested, asked me about it! Hopefully I’ll have one CDing friend soon!

    alaynarichard at gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I share my love of cloth with anyone who will listen!! I am an RN in the newborn nursery so I even keep a prefold and flip cover at work so that if the opportunity arises for me to share with some new parents I go for it! Most recently my SIL adopted a newborn who came to her new home with awful diaper rash. I overnighted some prefolds and a snappi so that the babe could air out as much as possible. Hopefully the cloth love will catch on.
    jillstroz@gmail.com

  • Sbuzie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    A friend of mine recently had her second baby. So I told her how much I love my cloth diapers. She said she tried it with her first but hated the laundry aspect. I chatted with her about it to see exactly what she meant, only to find out she really hated cleaning the poo off. I explained to her that since she breastfeeds that she could throw then in the wash with no precleaning necessary. Or she could buy a house to attach to the toilet. Since she has started cloth again and is very happy with them.
    Sbuzie@gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Just started CDing exclusively with BumGenius 4.0’s this past weekend and loving it!
    Took my little love to her daddy’s work yesterday and ended up discussing her ‘alternative lifestyle’ (with diapers of course!:) at least 3 different times!

    Sarah
    sarah.urhahn@gmail.com

  • Cicely said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My SIL loves my son’s CD’s. She was excited to find out I was CD’ing thinking that if she ever has another baby she wanted to see what they were like. She lets her daughter pick out which dipe to put on him when it is their day to babysit. I caught her showing off LO’s diaper to a friend at a party a few weeks ago!
    cece dot gutierrez at yahoo dot come

  • Annalynn said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Every time I take my daughter to her doctor, she looks absolutely amazed on how simple the Bumgenius diapers are compared to ones she used with her children. Shes always asking me where I get them.
    Iampezzy at aol dot com

  • Lilhazydays said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Whenever I change my baby girl’s diaper in public people often comment on her diaper. This happened recently at church. A expecting mom ask me how they worked. What was the advantages and disadvantages? I honestly could not think of a disadvantage. Cloth diapering is the best for everyone and everything. Me, My Baby and My Planet!

  • Shelley said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I just recently decided to try cloth diapering my 6month old. I LOVE it! I have been telling my mom how easy it is now compared to when she cloth diapered me. I even shared bum genius and cotton babies with my baby sitter who is pregnant with her third child! shelleykuhlmeyer at gmail dot com

  • Go Long! Go Green! said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    When people at the gym see me changing my LO’s cloth diaper, they always say … wow, you are a better mother than I .. I could never do that … I tell them with BG OS anyone can do it!! They go on just like ‘sposies and are so much cheaper in the long run! I have had a few ask more info!! πŸ™‚

    allyson dot long at yahoo dot com

  • Amanda said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    My baby is a bumgenius baby… but for more than just diapers. My son is/was breastfed (hated bottles) and we were going to visit my SIL’s, who lives extremely close to the store on Kennerly Road. I of course, had to stop in and pick up some items but I also stopped and breastfed him on your couches until he was happily asleep because, sadly, I felt more comfortable breastfeeding in public at your store than I did at my SIL’s. She’s has made completely different parenting choices than me and seems to be defensive in a way that puts down my choices and makes me feel inappropriate for breastfeeding (she and her husband have made comments that equated breastfeeding to exhibitionism). I have tried not to impress my opinions on her but when they mentioned about money being tight with their second child coming I mentioned that cloth diapering, even if it’s just part-time could help save money. I’m not sure if they’ve given it more thought but she has decided to go with cloth trainers for their older child. It’s a start. I’m hoping they’ll be the gateway to help them see how easy it is.

    amandawithpcos at gmail dot com

  • Katherine C said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I recently shared my cloth diapers with a friend who was using disposables for naps, night time, and car rides. I gave her 6 bg elementals and an eco posh fitted– she was experiencing leaks with her kissaluvs (size 0 was all she had, and an 8 month old!).
    kayclaytor@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I heard about cloth diapers through a friend and now we love them. Every time we tell people (friends, family, strangers) that we use cloth diapers they give us this strange look as if they wanted to say “Really? You go through all that trouble?” We quickly realized they were referring to the old fold and pin diapers. When they hear about the new ones like BumGenius they are amazed that cloth diapering has become so easy. Many people say that we will have to remember that when we have kids. Hopefully they do and come asking questions as love to tell people about BumGenius diapers. (klasley2006@gmail.com)

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I was the first of all of my friends with babies to try (and stick with) cd-ing! My mother was so excited when she heard I was going to cd but she assumed i was going to safety pin pre-folds around my baby like she did with us! I gave her a tutorial one afternoon & have been slowly building up her stash for when I go back to work full-time (she’ll be the babysitter)! She loves my BG 4.0 and tells everyone. I am trying my best to spread the word to all preggy friends they are all skeptics until they see how cute & easy they really are!! (lucygal102@yahoo.com)

  • Aurora said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I have shared with friends and so many people in my family who were previously skeptical of cloth and they have all been surprised and impressed by how EASY it actually is to do with the BG 4.0 snaps and the BG sprayer that I’m always showing off.

  • Crystal T. said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    We are expecting our first baby in less than 8 weeks and as soon as we knew we were pregnant we started talking about cloth diapers. We even had a friend showcase her collection of all-in-ones so we could get a first-hand look. We plan to use prefolds and Bumgenius for our babe. Can’t wait!

  • Amanda said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve shared with my sister countless times but she is still insistant on using disposables! πŸ™ now my ds’s girlfiend is a different story! She is very interested!
    tvpg at aol dot com

  • Elisabeth said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I tell anyone who asks about my daughter’s diapers! I’m guessing most people think she just has an unusually big bottom! I’ve had a couple people ask me about cloth, and I’m happy to say I’ve encouraged several friends to cloth diaper as well! I can’t help but be super enthusiastic about it. Who can resist a fluffy bottom?

  • Bethany said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I talk about cloth diapers to most people who notice my child’s diaper (and to those who do not!)

    The best way I shared was when I refused one of the automatic coupons that print out after you pay at Target. It was for $5 off a pack of diapers, and I said, “No thanks.” The woman looked so surprised! She asked why I didn’t want it, and if she could have it. I told her that it wasn’t a good savings to buy diapers for me, no matter the coupon, because I use cloth diapers. She was curious because she related she was poor. I didn’t have time to tell her ALL the facts, but I wrote down the words econobum and cotton babies on the coupon and told her to Google them! I also gave her my email if she needed more info.

  • jdeemarie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I love to show off my little one’s diapers in the church nursery. I’m amazed how often I hear the comment: “Those aren’t at all what I thought cloth diapers were like. They look so easy.” To my knowledge there aren’t any new converts, but at least word is getting out that cloth diapers are new and modern (and EASY).

    jdeemarie @ gmail.com

  • Jane said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    If a friend is interested in cloth diapering, I like to give a present of a couple diapers to get her started!

  • Heidi K said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Just sent a friend 3 diapers (including one from the “little socialite” collection) to get her started on the Change 3 Things campaign; she tried them out yesterday, & despite one unfortunate ‘blowout’ (huh? We fortunately haven’t had any of those since giving up landfill diapers!) she’s still trying to get the hang of it & get her husband on board πŸ™‚

  • Miles From Ordinary said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Just spent the weekend with Grandma and Grandpa, at first they said that all the snaps were too complicated, β€œgive me a pin”. But after a few, they got the hang of it and sure though the colors were more fun. Esp since it was in the 90s so All Squeeker was wearing was the CD.
    AND about 90% of our Parent/Baby group is Cloth. We are working on that last 10% πŸ˜‰
    Cougndowg@gmail.com

  • Lindsey Angle said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’m big on overtly sharing my love of cloth…as in, “You’re pregnant…you should use cloth diapers…let me tell you more than you ever wanted to hear about how wonderful they are!” No, seriously, I do love them, and I love sharing the love. I am super excited right now because my pregnant sister is going to give them a try with her baby. My daughter gave her soon-to-arrive cousin a bunch of her favorite cloth diapering items at the baby shower…a BG 4.0, BG detergent, and a Hemp Babies doubler included. πŸ™‚
    lindsey_bunton@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I am the first in my large baby making family to use cloth diapers. My baby is 7 months old and he’s been wearing bumGenius 4.0’s for 5 months. My sister is expecting her 1st baby in November and as soon as she found out she was pregnant she came straight to me to learn about cloth diapers. Of course she fell in love and is currently working on building her stash! She even bought an apartment size washer just for her diapers! I love spreading the word on cloth and I’m super proud to be a cloth diapering Mama!!
    sulmanangela@gmail.com

  • Jen B said...
    August 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Igave a BumGenius xs to my sister and my next door neighbor as baby shower gifts. Showing them how easy they were made a difference in their opinions on what cloth diapering was like
    jenniferbleiler at gmail dot com

  • April G said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I was at our local library letting my kids play and look at books in the kids area when another mommy noticed my daughter’s fluffy pink BumGenius (the day was too hot to cover the cute diaper up with shorts or pants!) and asked, “Is that a diaper?” I got to talk about one of my favorite things- cloth diapers! I don’t know if she went out and bought one, but at least she got to see one in person and learn that there’s more to modern cloth than flats and plastic pants.

  • Brandy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Well, my friend was the one who originally came up with idea to CD, and it got me interested. She decided soon after that that she just couldn’t do it. After I made a LARGE purchase from you, (great sale)she came back around. NOW,she is ADDICTED! In fact, she got me addicted to Elementals. I love when people see me changing my lil guy and ask about cloth, because I LOVE to share how great it is!
    bran_d_9898@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    My husband had a soldier whose wife was quite young. They didn’t have a lot of money but they wanted a large family. She noticed when she was holding my then infant daughter had a pretty cool colored diaper on but she was a little incredulous when I told her it was a cloth diaper. Like a lot of people, she thought that cloth diapers meant pins, plastic pants, and extreme bulkiness.

    As we spent time together, she could see that using BGs weren’t the horrifying ordeal that some people think cloth diapering is. No toilet dunking, no complicated folding, no recoiling in horror if you have to push a needle through many layers of cloth and you think you accidentally hit your sweet little one’s belly.

    I loaned her a few diapers at first do she could get a feel for it, investment free. Being military, we don’t make a lot of money and many times, even with hard work, there is little chance for advancement if your MOS (shorthand for the type of career you have in the service) has reached it’s number of people needed in that field.

    She is now just about to put her 3rd (due any day now) baby in cloth diapers. There are a mix in her stash I am sure but much like with us, BGs are our go to diaper.

    Thanks for having this contest:) With my other kids we’ve tried other diapers but with this baby (who we never thought we’d be blessed with) we are cutting to the chase and just filling his diaper stash with BGs:)

    celina.tillero @ gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    At both of my baby showers I gave full demonstrations of all the features. My baby girl is due in 5 weeks.

    gowinsj at gmail dot com

  • Teresa said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I’m always telling parents and parents to be how convenient(no running out in middle of the night bc you ran out of disposables), earth, and $$ saving they are… Just the other week I was at a baby massage class and another mom pulled out a bum genius 4.0 to change her daughter and I gave her the thumbs up as I showed her the 4.0 my son was wearing. We then discussed them as others in the class inquired about them; with one mom saying she heard they could leak. I said no, no more than disposables and another mom said she has leaks with her disposables soo… Some of us are getting together for a mommy group I hope to convert a few to cloth!

  • Suzie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I knew before I was pregnant that I planned to use cloth diapers. We’ve now been using our BG diapers for about 3 months and we love them! I’ve shared my love of BG with the nursing moms group I attend as well as with all my friends on FB. One of my close friends has now switched to cloth with her 3rd baby and loves her BG too.

  • LiciaLee said...
    August 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I have shown several friends w/o children about my diapers, and several of them say they plan to cloth diaper now when they have children! It is always amazing to show people and see their reactions when they realize how easy and awesome cloth diapers are now.

  • samantha said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Anytime we have company over to our house, they notice our stash of cloth diapers (or my son running around in his) and they always ask about them. And of course I LOVE talking about cloth! πŸ™‚ I always tell our friends how it is much easier than you’d think and the selling point is usually how much money you end up saving.
    smoo06 at yahoo dot com

  • Jessica G. said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I have a friend that was almost rude about me cloth diapering my son. She would always tell me, “don’t expect to win me over” and ask whenever I saw her, “so, are you still cloth diapering?” One day I asked her if she had ever seen a modern cloth diaper. I then showed her a bumgenius and how easy it was to change my son. She was blown away, then became instantly interested in how much I was saving. I tell you, these diapers practically sell themselves!

  • Heylook! I found some time said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Like a previous commenter said “when am I not telling people about bumgenius.” My favorite time was when I was at the grocery store and a young obviously very pregnant couple were staring very perplexed at diaper rash cream. The soon-to-be new daddy came over to me with three ointments in his hands. He said “my sister-in-law says we need this one, my mother-in-law says we need this one and my mother says this one is the best. What one do you use?” My daughter was 3 months old gurgling happily in her carseat and I said I don’t need diaper rash cream because I cloth diaper she hasn’t had a rash yet. Then the questions about daycare, laundry, and costs came. I love this part because the diapers always just sell themselves! He put the creams back on the shelf and left with the website address sent to him via text message.

  • JC said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I get comments ALL the time on her BG diapes. From friends and family who are curious, to strangers who wonder what kind of diaper (they mean disposable) cover Cam has on…and are surprised to hear it is a “new generation” of cloth diaper. So many people still have in their mind’s the old pin and rubber pants vision. I really enjoy spreading the word and sharing our great experience.

  • Carolyn said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    My mom was over and helped changed our newborn baby girl’s diaper. We’re using bumgenius AIO xs and she couldn’t get over how much softer and cuter they were than the disposables the hospital had her in πŸ™‚ LOVE!!!

    carolynsoke@hotmail.com

  • Karolyn Mac said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    We were at our ped’s office and we needed to change my son’s diaper. One of the nurses offered us a plastic bag and said she could dispose of it for us. I told her that we do cloth and she was so curious, so was our doctor. The next time we came in a different nurse offered the same bag and disposal routine, our doctor just said, “Oh no, they don’t need that. They have these super cool and cute cloth diapers!” *smile* Go cloth!
    hennasarai26 at yahoo dot com

  • Jutta Pearce said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I helped my sister and my pastor’s wife get in on the Bumgenius 4.0 2nds deals. Also, when showing off my brag book at work a customer asked what is that? It was a newborn photo of baby in just cloth. I was able to tell her all about it. Plus, a family friend just contacted me because she noticed all my posts on facebook. She is expecting her 4th and last in October and is interested in cloth this time around. I had her over and showed her my stash. It’s so much fun to share the love (and the savings)!
    juttaGeisele@hotmail.com

  • us in a nut shell said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I have been using cloth diapers for all of 5 days so far but I’ve been telling everyone on facebook about my adventure and things I’ve learned. I’ve told everyone about Cotton Baby and BemGenius 4.0 diapers. When one of my friends on facebook was complaining about the price of disposable diapers I told her that that is one of the main reasons I have switched to cloth diapers and that I would recommend her looking into it too. My friends all know I’ve switched and that my baby has become a BumGenius Baby.
    rebeccalbarnett@gmail.com

  • Amber McKinley said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I knew that I wanted to use cloth diapers before I ever got pregnant. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 22 weeks into my pregnancy, I was afraid my love for cloth diapering would probably go out the window. I knew I would be facing 12 weekly chemo treatments with a newborn at home and I really feared that I wouldn’t have the energy for cloth. I was so surprised at my baby shower when I received a huge gift bag full of Bum Genius supplies to get me started – the sprayer, diaper and bottom sprays, cloth wipes, and even a couple of the 4.0’s. I was excited because I knew it would give me the opportunity to give them a try without spending a lot of money and taking the risk that I wouldn’t feel like using them during chemo. My son is now 6 weeks old and I am happy to say that he is a 100% Bum Genius baby! I have found that cloth diapering is so easy and my husband and I both absolutely love it. I have a friend due in about a month who has been contemplating cloth for a while. She has referred to me with all of her questions about getting started and still has several concerns/reservations. I’m sitting here, facing my 4th chemo treatment tomorrow, and I am managing cloth with ease. That is my selling point to everyone now. If a brand new mom undergoing weekly chemo can do cloth, anyone can! It really is that simple thanks to Bum Genius!

  • LPShaver said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

    When interviewing for a daycare provider for my daughter, I asked if they are open to cloth diapers. I always get scrunched up faces and the “health code” run around until I met the provider we went with. She said she cloth diapered her own kids but wasn’t willing to do pins anymore. I pulled out my BG one size and a wet bag and told her just how easy it was. She was amazed how far cloth has come and was open to it. We were able to continue cloth while she was in daycare…a rare find around here.

  • Amy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I took my son to a doctors appt last week and when the nurses saw his diaper they asked what it was. I pulled out and extra BG pocket to show them how it worked. They thought it was really cool and were especially impressed with the one-size feature!
    amyjo98 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Eliza Rae said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    My favorite time that I shared about cloth diapers with someone was when I was at my grandma’s. I was changing my daughter’s diaper and my grandma looked and said, “what is that?”. I told her it’s a cloth diaper. She said, “OH! Those are ALOT different than when I used cloth.” I gave her a demonstration on how they work. I also had some other kinds of diapers with me that I showed her how they worked. She was surprised and thought they were just amazing. She told me how she knew how to fold diapers to the perfect size and all sort of different things she did. She decided her favorite one of my cloth diapers was my clementine bumgenius aplix diaper.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I shared on a local moms group yesterday someone said they wanted to transition to cloth at 3 mos and wanted input on favorite brands. Of course I replied, bumgenius! πŸ™‚ and pointed out cottonbabies was my favorite place to get them esp from the clearance page.
    Wanda dot lew at gmail.com

  • Renie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I found out all of our parents cloth diapered… we talked about cloth diaper services and pins back then.. I showed them the ‘new’ cloth and they wish they had these diapers back then.

  • Cori and Ben said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I always jump at the opportunity to share about cloth diapers. A friend of mine was considering cloth diapering and I was able to share with her how much we have loved our BumGenius 4.0s. She ended up buying them for her baby that is due in October and took advantage of the buy 5, get 1 free sale. πŸ™‚

  • sarajo said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

    The only time I’ve gotten to share my love for cloth, has been online, with a blogging friend who isn’t even married, or has kids. lol! She asked and shared my love. Which ones I thought best. How I do my wash. I directed her over to The Dirty Diaper Laundry for more info. Since then, I’ve had a few friends on Facebook who want to try it. I tell them the same thing. What dipes are my fav (BG’s of course!) and for more info, go to the DDL. About 75% of them have switched to cloth! It’s be great! I keep waiting for that IRL chat, though!

  • Jenny H said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I just had a pregnant friend over to see my stash. She loved my bumgenius and went and bought some later that week!
    jennyhull20 at gmail dot com

  • Sarah said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

    A friend of mine is pregnant with #3 and was telling me she was tired of disposables so I told her how easy cd-ing is, since her family is on a tight budget a few friends of ours (myself included) pooled together and got her a good stash from our stash extras! I was so excited to give her the gift of cloth !
    Mark_9_35@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I’m always on the lookout for a fluffy butt, and ended up talking cloth with two moms at a baby sing & sign class after I peeped some cloth!!

    maria at change-diapers.com

  • Josh and Deb said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

    My husband and I had our first baby this past April, but I already knew I wanted to cloth diaper long before our DS’s due date. I remember sitting at my parent’s house shortly after we told them that I was pregnant. For some reason the topic of cloth diapering came up, and my parents told me they cloth diapered all five of us girls (back when all they had were prefolds, flats, safety pins, and plastic pants). I admired them…especially when they told me they would rinse the poopy diapers by swirling them in the toilet. I almost decided that night that I would NEVER CD my kids…but I decided to research my options on the internet because the money saving aspect of CDing really appealed to me. I couldn’t believe how much CDs had evolved since my parents did it. I started to get really excited the idea of CDing. So, I posted a status on facebook stating that I was thinking of cloth diapering. I couldn’t believe the amount of negative reactions that I received! I was slightly discouraged, but still determined to do it. I bought Best Bottoms and BumGenius to begin my stash, and once my son was born and we could actually start using them, I fell in love with my BumGenius 4.0’s! They are literally my FAVORITE diaper! Great for home-use…travelling…overnight! LOVE!!
    Anyhow, about a month or two after DS was born, I got a message from one of my friends that had discouraged me about CDing. She said she was actually considering it, and she needed advice. I told her all about the AWESOMENESS that is BumGenius 4.0. I have also been able to share my cloth diapering success with other soon-to-be/new moms!
    djreaves1@gmail.com

  • Heidi said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I have a good friend who is currently training to be a foster parent for children 0-3 years old. When we were discussing different baby items that she would need, she mentioned having to buy tons of diapers of all different sizes because they wouldn’t know what age they were getting. I told her about one-size diapers such as the BumGenius 4.0 and she said, “They make adjustable diapers?! You mean I would only have to buy diapers once?!” Yep, and I told her all about them! And I’m pretty sure they are going to do them now! Score!

  • Emily said...
    August 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I remember one of the first times I changed my son’s cloth diaper at my in-law’s house and they were having lots of family over that day. My mother-in-law noticed the diaper and started raving about how cool they were and how different they were from the flats and prefolds and pins she had used on her kids. Every time another woman in the family arrived, she had to show off my son’s “cool cloth diaper.” Many in the family had used the old method, like her, or had no idea this “new” kind of cloth diaper existed. It was a neat experience.

  • Selena said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I took my best friend to the cottonbabies grand opening in vancouver πŸ™‚ I’ve also loaned out diapers to friends who are interested in cloth diapering to try out.

  • Liza said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:58 am

    just this past weekend. we were visiting family on cape cod. my husbands 88 year old great aunt was fascinated by LO’s BGs 4.0’s she loved how cute and how easy there were to use. she said she wished they were around back in the day when she had to use cloth diapers. we had at least a 20 min conversation about them as I showed her how to use them, talked about washing, etc. lmmarzilli at gmail dot com

  • Team McNamara said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Cloth diapers have come a long way since my mom used them on my brother and I. I recently sent my mom to a local baby boutique to check out the elemental BG’s and she is sold!!Now I am ready to buy some BG’s for my newborn…if I can only decide on which colors.

  • ~J. Marsh said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Our LO is 4 months old, and our BG diapers are BY FAR our favorites! My husband loves them so much he will only grab something else if all of our BGs are gone, and even then he comes to ask me if there are any clean before he’ll finish the job. I have several friends who cloth diaper, and many who know nothing about it – I actually took several from my stash to our small group Bible study last week to educate a friend on cloth diapers so she would know what to look for and buy in a good CD – of course, I ranted and raved about my 4.0s and Elementals (and the current sale – such a great deal!), and her comment was, “Wow, they are so cute and look SO EASY!” (jcowin@gmail.com)

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  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I didn’t know how much I would love cloth until some online friends suggested I give them a try. My son was already about 3 months old and leaking through disposables left and right. We ordered a pack of various types and were hooked!!! Even hubby. My favorite to use at night are my BumGenius dipes! With my new LO (eventually LOL) I hope to CD from the very start.

    Wyvernsmile@yahoo.com

    Marie

  • Eco Baby Mama Drama said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I was checking out behind a lady at the grocery store and noticed her baby had a flip diaper cover on so I asked her about it and she had only tried flip covers and organic inserts, she had no idea what an AIO or pocket was. I invited her to join the local cloth diapering group I started and gave her my name/phone number/blog address so we could talk more!

  • Megan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Our most recent sharing was at the doctor’s office. We had a dr we don’t usually see and as soon as she saw the BumGenius she asked how we liked it. I went on and on telling her all of the benefits (easy, no diaper rash, no runs to the store for more diapers, no trash going to the landfill, etc) and I shared the Cotton Babies website with her. I’m sure her grandbabies will be sporting BG’s before you know it! πŸ™‚
    Megan
    kmerichardson@gmail.com

  • Sra. Carmona said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I am a high school teacher and while pregnant my students would ask me all sorts of questions about pregnancy and my plans as a mother. They know I am a vegetarian, Eco friendly type person and had many questions about how I plan to handle being an Eco-mom. Of course one student asked me if I plan to use cloth diapers, and of course I do. Some students were so interested in what these Bumgenius diapers looked like and how they functioned that they insisted I bring a few in for show and tell. Who knew that baby diapers would be so interesting to high school kids, boys included. A few weeks later at parent-teacher meetings a few of the moms also asked my about the cloth diapers and said that their student thought they were so neat that they mentioned them at home, this is how the moms learned of these cool new cloth diapers. So sweet of my kids to care about me and my new babies diapering needs : )

  • Adiedus said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We love our BG especially elementals- one of my friends wants to have another baby but her husband is against because a baby costs a lot of money. She asked me questions about the cloth diapers she is determined to have another baby and we hope cloth diapers change her husbands mind πŸ™‚

  • Violet, Shane and Declan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My sister had some friends over for a BBQ and one couple was talking about how expensive it is having 2 in diapers. I showed the husband my cloth diapers and he was amazed. He got really excited and couldn’t wait to show his wife who was outside on the patio. She Unfortunetly didn’t seem very into the idea she was polite but uninterested. When I saw their little ones again several months later they were stilling disposables. Ya can’t win em all! Starrgazer0138@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

    after spending a few days with my s-i-l and talking about cding on and off, i mentioned that she was going to cd my future niece or nephew, right?!? i was so surprised when she didn’t bat and eye and said, “yes, of course!” i was so happy to know that the future love of my life is going to be in cloth!

    sbmanes at hotmail dot com

  • Monica said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I was at a rehearsal dinner and changing my youngest when a pregnant bridesmaid came up to me and asked about them. We ended up talking for about 2 hours and she was convinced that no only were cloth diapers the way to go, but that she wanted to go with the BG’s. I told her “you won’t regret it they are FANTASTIC and I love not having to budget for diapers or wipes on a monthly basis.”

  • KK said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I’ve been sharing how easy BumGenius cloth diapers are with our nanny and my coworkers…and converted my husband! We love our BumGenius diapers!

  • Megan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

    My husband accidentally forgot to put a disposable on my daughter before taking her to daycare. My babysitter called and said “Your husband brought your daughter today in a swim diaper, what would you like me to do with it.” This was a great opportunity for me to explain these were her cloth diapers. She was shocked when I explained she could just throw them in a bag and send it home. She assumed, when I asked about cloth diapering, she would be having to rinse them out. I haven’t quite convinced her yet to change her policy on cloth diapers, but I think I definitely took a step in that direction.

  • Kriste said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I love telling friends and family about cloth diapers. My husbands aunt was just at our house and saw our diapers drying on their rack. She asked what they were, when I told her what they were she was shocked. Her response was “they didn’t make them like that when my girls were little”. Hopefully when she has grandchildren she will share the cloth diaper experience with them.
    (3young@hotmail.com)

  • jillrodis@att.net said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I lent a BG one size to my sister-in-law at a family function when she realized that someone had taken all her sposies out of the diaper bag. She was amazed that one diaper could fit my infant and her 2 year old!

  • Laura said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:26 am

    We are expecting our first in January. I’ve told some people we are going to use cloth, and they thought we were crazy. When they found out how easy it is though, they were really surprised.

  • babybymk said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I usually post about cloth diapering on my blog, making them or showing off some new fluff. And when we go out and about with friends and at church, people always comment positively on Boo’s diapers. Sometimes they even ask questions about cloth diapering. =D

  • Priscilla said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

    When I was a MOPS coordinator, I was able to actually have Cotton Babies staff members speak to our group about cloth diapers and later I hosted a cloth diapering “class” for moms who were interested! It was a ton of fun and I see lots of those babies in cloth today! My favorite times sharing are the random ones, though. Most recently, I shared with a dad who works at my salon about cloth diapers. He had some questions when he over heard my stylist and I talking about them. A couple of months later, I went back and I met his daughter….and she was wearing cloth!!!! So cool! (priscilla@thingsinc.com)

  • Katie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I am always getting asked about my diapers when I pick my baby up from the church nursery. People have never seen a diaper like it and are so curious. It is so great because even though they never see cloth diapers in there, they know exactly what to do because the diapers are so easy!

  • Andrea said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I just started cloth diapering with my 18 mo. old and am gearing up to CD baby #2 due next month. I have a friend due in February and she recently asked me if I use disposable or cloth, poor girl got what seemed like a full novel about how much I have LOVED using the new BumGenius 4.0. I was an instant convert! andrea@ballstate.bsu.edu

  • Kwak-Simon said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I love showing off my awesome cloth diapers at my mom’s group. My friend who is in her 2nd trimester is now going to do cloth. I told her about the sale going on now and she just bought a whole bunch!

  • Mama on a Green Mission said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I recently shared our cloth diapering story with some ladies that work at the bank…we all have babies within a few months of each other so it’s fun talking all about them and I had a great opportunity to talk about diapers and cost and shared how we keep costs down by using cloth and how much we love it!

    April
    gr812_2000 at yahoo dot com

  • elvenresistance said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Oh… and hunterd73 (at) gmail [dot] com. πŸ™‚

  • quiet ct said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

    i was at a picnic with my little guy in just a diaper and someone said “oh wow that is the cutest pamper I’ve seen!” I said “oh this isn’t a pamper…its cloth!” i show off his diapers and tell people about them as much as I can.
    quietct at gmail dot com

  • elvenresistance said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I’ve told numerous coworkers about bumgenius and econobum diapers, when they mentioned they were expecting. The ease of washing and the lack of diaper pins really interested several people. I even brought in a few to show that, when washed properly, after a year of use — there were no stains or smells.

  • Jourdan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Oops!my email is jmneedham88@gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I am expecting my first baby in October and decided to use Bum Genius cloth diapers. I registered at Cotton Babies and I had 5 friends curious what it was. After showing them cloth diaper systems, all 5 have switches over! chantelle.Reinhardt@gmail.com

  • Jourdan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I work at a health food store, so I have many opportunities to TALK about cloth diapers, and do so! I looove love love my bgs!!they are the best!yesterday an expectant mom called in and asked for info on cloth and detergents…so I suggested bg 4.0s and she was on her way to order!I also took my 18 month old to the store recently in a t-shirt and dipe (bg, of course…butternut) on a hot day and people couldn’t quit commenting on how cute his bum was!!:) and a few asked if they really “work” to which I replied “I will never go back to disposables!I love my cloth!especially these…they’re bumgenius, the most absorbent”

  • frederickbusch said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:11 am

    We tell everyone we know that is expecting or just had a baby about how easy cloth diapering is and why we love it for our little guy. Even our older 2 sons who are 9 and 4 show off the baby’s cloth diapers, they are so proud that we are helping the environment. Little do they know we are saving some money too! I wish I knew about it sooner, so I try to pass the word on!

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:11 am

    While shopping with my son and a friend at a huge outlet mall in my area I had to give my son a change. The bathrooms here are PACKED and there is always a line for the changing table. As I was waiting in line to change my son my friends asked me, “Isn’t it going to take forever to change him since he’s in a cloth diaper?” I got a couple rude gasps and sighs from the impatient mothers behind me but I simply said, “No it will probably take me less time.” This spark interest from the mother ahead of me and she wanted to know more – I filled her in on everything I could think of and made sure to fill her in about our lack of diaper rash and from that she was sold as her daughter had extremely bad diaper rash nearly constantly. More people gained interest and when it was my turn to change my little guy we had an audience of 10 – 15 people who were all interested in the diapers. I told everyone if they’re interested in cloth diapers to check out cottonbabies.com as that’s where I’ve gotten all my dipes. My son and I were quite a spectacle, we’re just hoping it made some sposie mom’s into cloth moms!

    kourtney.backowski@gmail.com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

    A few friends and I ended up pregnant at the same time and we had all decided to do the cloth diapering thing. They had tried other diapers and had problems with leaking and not holding up. I recommended bum genius daipers because we never had a leak with ours. Now all of us have bum genius diapers and recommend them to others. They hold up Great and fit good too!

    My comment wont let me post unless It says annonymous. jennaformway@yahoo.com is my email =)

  • jmeyers0976 said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I have 2 boys in cloth diapers. My BG’s are my absolute favorites. We go through about 25 diapers a day… I have 7 sisters all of which had never even considered cloth. They thought all were pins and flats. (not that there is anything wrong with that route either) They were amazed that BumGenius made it as easy and so much cuter than the disposables! They all changed my kids and said they would be fighting over my stash when they had their own kiddos in addition to whatever else they would be buying from BG. Three asked if their friends could see some of my diapers and ask some questions because they never though cloth would be so easy. I love my BG’s and talked them up, demonstrated how easy they are to wash, that they are very durable, how to hang them and even sun bleaching! We are an eclectic bunch and come from many areas half way around they world. Thank you so Much for making diapers that can keep us close and talking a half a world away!

  • Nisha said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I brought my 10 month old to a minor league baseball game (5 months pregnant) with our two older boys and my husband and we met up with our friends who had 3 kids and were hoping for one more. I changed my baby in front of them and she LOVED the cloth diapers I was using and asked tons of question. Fast forward to a year later and her new baby boy is here and wearing our stash of bum genius XS diapers which I’ve let her borrow. I hope she loves it and buys her own stash of one-sized diapers once he outgrows the newborns!

  • Ashleigh said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I am not due until November, so we haven’t officially started cloth diapering yet, but I have showed several moms who are are all, “There’s no way I could do that!!” just how easy and “do-able” the bumGenius are! I would be so excited to win this…thanks for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

  • jami said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

    As I was changing my little one is a department store rest room an employee came out and asked, “Is that a real diaper?” (Real as opposed to disposable) I answered yes, and told her about awesome cloth diapers are!

  • mamamcf said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

    They seem to naturally do the advertising, because everyone finds them so cute! We get asked at stores, the pool, and by people who view my picture site. One of the more “interesting” converts is my 90-year-old grandfather, who was raving about these amazing diapers to my uncle. He commented that he wished they made an adult version for him to have πŸ˜‰ hehe… yikes!

  • Hannah said...
    August 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Now that my daughter is walking we are wearing a lot of dresses…and I usually don’t put on the dress bottoms because her 4.0s are so cute. So when we are out I tend to get lots of questions about them when people see them. I am always happy to talk about how much we love ours. I have had a couple friends even switch to them cause I like to talk about them! I am always getting questions from family and friends and I am more than happy to tell them how great our 4.0s are…you never know who you might persuade to switch πŸ™‚

  • Green Acres in the City said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    In March of 2010 I wrote a story about your econobum and flip diaper systems. Henry still wears you flip stay dry inserts with econobum covers! He is 2 1/2!
    http://www.greenacresinthecity.blogspot.com it is under the cloth diapers section!

  • Amy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I’ve mostly shared about using cloth diapers via my blog, and most people I know in real life seem to find it strange, but I continue to tell people it’s really not that hard and they are cute!

    aehwalker@gmail.com
    http://www.thecheapandchoosy.com

  • Ivy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I was the first of my friends to do cloth. Now it feels like so many of them are using cloth, and its fun to chat about them. I have raved so much about bg and have 5+ friends who are using them, and who knows how many people they have told about bg to. They are so great and truly something to tell others about. So many benifits, thanks for such a great product! Iduffy08@hotmail.com

  • Amber said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’m always finding ways to talk about cloth diapers! (My husband thinks I’m a tad obsessed) I have a couple of pregnant friends who are interested and asking questions! One time my hairdresser asked about them and I pulled out my diaper bag and showed her how easy it all is! Of course I bragged on BG a ton πŸ™‚ I’m hoping that she gives it a try!

    ae_timm@yahoo.com

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    August 23, 2011 at 8:55 am

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  • Amber Joy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I bravely took my two kiddos to the big city on the train last week. I was in the middle of potty training my two-year-old, so I was happy to find a restroom on the train. However, it was not equipped with a changing station. So I pulled the ol’ recline-the-stroller-as-far-as-it-will-go trick to change my son’s diaper. The train engineer noticed my cloth diaper and excitedly exclaimed, “You use cloth diapers?! *I* use cloth diapers!” And we got to talking about all the ways cloth diapering has affected other areas of our life. Then we exchanged email addresses. πŸ™‚

  • Mel W. said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I bought my nephew BG for his first diapers. My sister is now addicted and has bought many more. πŸ™‚

    Bmwunderlin.at.hotmail.dot.com

  • Amber Ruth said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:49 am

    i know this may be wrong haha but i literally “brag” about our cloth diapers allllll the time! So many people told me I was crazy to cloth, but now I’ve convinced at least 4 of my friends to cloth diaper! amberhenson@gmail.com

  • Shannon said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    When I started cloth diapering all of my friends thought I was nuts :). Then when they saw my boy in his super cute BG’s and I showed them the pockets and how they work it got them thinking. Now I have 2 friends converted and 2 more who are planning to start with their next babies :)! Of course it helps that I sell it for the ‘green’ purpose and the money I save NOT buying disposables!

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    We just started using cloth on our 10 week old this past week, a few of my mommy friends swear by it and I was overwhelmed by the options! BG makes it so simple and my son seems so much happier and I swear is sleeping better too! My nanny friend was asking how I’m getting my lo to sleep so well and I told her it’s cd’ing and recommended BG!
    Kdscurrah@gmail.com

  • allisonm.hunt said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I’ve helped many friends start cloth diapering! We love it! Flip covers and BG’s are essentials in this house!! Most of our friends have asked us about it because of photos of our daughter in her cute diapers!

    allisonm.hunt at yahoo dot com

  • Elsa's Cooking Diary said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

    One of my favorite cloth diapers is bumgenius. They are as easy to use as a disposable diaper! I share my love for cloth diapering with everyone that wants to hear, especially my family. My mom remembers trying cloth diapers on her children but it was more difficult back then. Now when she sees all of the advances that have been made, she’s becoming a supporter! πŸ™‚
    elsascookingdiary (at) gmail (dot) com

  • The Hoyts said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I’ve been cloth diapering less than a year and have already converted 5 friends and family. I’m not pushy at all … but when asked I’m pretty sure I won’t shut up about them. To this day I’ve always recommended bumGenius diapers as my top pick. All of my coverts have tried and loved them as well!! Can’t say enough good things.

  • Janelle said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love, love cloth diapers and will talk anyone’s ear off about the wonders of cloth diapering if they give me a chance! I have converted my whole family to cloth diapers and am working on all of my friends. Open of my good friends is pregnant, so I invited her over to show her my bumgenius diapers, and now she is doing a gift registry on cottonbabies.com to get all of her cloth diapering supplies!

  • Katy W said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m sure I ‘over-inform’ people, as a previous poster put it! I listed some used-but-not-my-favorite diapers (Not BGs!) on Craigslist (not a common listing in my area) and got an email response from a mama an hour away who was thinking about trying cloth. She was the one and only responder and I totally converted her to CDing two kids full time! She just emailed me and told me how much she is loving it. Also, my sister is due in 2 months and she loves my sons diapers so much that she bought a NB stash of 3.0s from the seconds sale.

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I love to tell people about the money I save using cloth diapers and also about the simplicity of it. I had been intimidated by the imagined mess, added laundry loads, and learning CD lingo, but the mess is no more than with disposables, the laundry is a piece of cake, and the lingo just takes a little research and some hands-on experience to figure out what works for you. I share this with other women who are on the verge of having babies that may have the same type of reservations I had initially, and I love to add CD-ing to a conversation! (angelamharold@yahoo.com)

  • khitze said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I am constantly talking about my diapers, It really is more of a hobby. I have converted two of my friends to the fluffy goodness. I love that cloth changes a not so fun thing to an adventure, changing colors and types. Whenever someone asks about cloth diapering, I tell them how easy it has been and how much fun you could have! My BG and flips are my most trustworthy diapers.

  • justlikegoober said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I love telling people about my cloth diapering experiences. I actually convinced one of my pregnant friends to try them and she loves her BumGenius diapers.

  • Lindsey said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

    When I decided to start cloth diapers, I instantly thought of bumGenius! I love the diapers. I was so excited, I told everyone online that I was starting on this new journey. I definitely got some mixed comments, but overall everyone has been really supportive! Through that I had a few of my expecting-mother friends ask me which diapers I was using…bumGenius!

    lindsey.b.bradley(at)gmail(dot)com

  • The Gnome's Mom said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I converted an old friend. Her daughter is 3 months younger than my son and I convinced her to start out with Flips πŸ™‚

  • Jackie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I tell anyone who looks remotely interested about CD, particularly my BGs. My former babysitter was converted, my sister just started CDing with her first & one of my BFFs is coming to the “dark side” with her second. But, my most favorite recent story is when we moved across the country about a month ago there was a 20-something, recently married male technician who came to unhook our washer & dryer before the movers came. I was just taking out the last load of diapers as he arrived. He asked with surprise, “Are those diapers?” and we got into a 20 minute conversation about them. He was just so thrilled that there were options besides disposables…and wasn’t even a parent yet! Hopefully the conversation sticks & when he & his wife get their BFP they’ll start CD shopping!
    jacquelyn.lumpkin at gmail dot com

  • Allison Ross said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I have not tried bumGenius yet, but I recently started making cloth diapers for my baby instead of using disposable. I read a bunch of blogs and watched some tutorials on youtube, then started creating my own cloth diapers. I am currently trying pocket diapers and using upcycled fleece blankets and flannel sheets for the linings and soakers. Almost every mom I have talked to about it thinks it’s a great idea and they all want lessons. I’d love to try one of the bumGenius diapers because they get such good reviews and look like they are really well made!

  • Arlee Leo said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love telling people why we chose to CD and why we choose bumGenius specifically. And I especially love telling the people at warehouse stores, when they tell me how much money I’ll save on diapers if I upgrade my account, that I don’t buy diapers. πŸ™‚

  • Cyndi said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Our first day care didn’t allow cloth diapers, but the woman who cared for my daughter was really interested in them. So, I brought some in for her to see, and she made almost everyone at the center take a look at them. Luckily, our new day care will allow cloth, so I will be stocking up for baby number two.

  • CFG said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Actually, just yesterday my coworker was telling me that she never would have considered cloth diapers if it weren’t for me telling her how easy it is (and a cost-saver, too!). Now she’s registered for BumGenius 4.0s for her baby due in October.

    And this week I’ve been e-mailing back and forth with my cousin (due in December) about the virtues of cloth diapering: the diaper service route, the products, detergents, and of course that BG4.0s are our faves.

    My friend is a cloth diaperer now because of me. She also went natural for childbirth after hearing about my experience, but I think she just likes to copy me πŸ™‚

    I’m pretty sure that my son is the first baby (now toddler) at his daycare to be CDed, and once we showed them how it works they’ve been very supportive – they even do cloth wipes now!

  • Karen Head said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    We were at a wedding and I was changing my 5 month old with her BG 4.0. A lady came up and asked what kind of diapers they were and I told her and she asked a few questions. She was considering CDing her baby, due soon, but didn’t know a lot about it. She said she’d check more into it now that she’d seen them in action!

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:33 am

    We just started cding a couple weeks ago. BG’s were the first ones we tried and LOVED. After posting a few pics on facebook I had one of my good friends (who is pregnant) ask where I got such cute diapers. She then passed it on to others. Our entire group of friends will soon be cding!!!

    Rheaburks@gmail.com

  • Alyssa Stagliano said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    For our daughters 1st year, we did a a program at a photo place in the mall, that each month we had her picture taken. And every month one of the “outfits” she would wear would be a bumGenius diaper. People always stopped to comment on how cute she & her diaper were, and then I would engage at least one person each time, in conversation about cloth diapering.
    I ended up seeing one of the moms a few months later, and lo and behold, her son had on a ribbit diaper in his pics!!!

  • Christy said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    My best friend is having a baby in January & I dont think would have ever considered cd’ing. I have showed her our routine & how cute! & colorful! bumgenius diapers are & she is stocking up for her babe! Even if I had to speak to the girly/accessory-loving part of her to convince her, I’m happy!

    lalanuts at gmail dot com

  • TBTorra said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I was super excited when my friend happened to see my son’s BumGenius diapers on a camping trip and wanted to know EVERYTHING about them! She thought they were the coolest. I’m sure that when she eventually has kids, she’ll be a total convert!

    lauren dot allpress at gmail.com

  • Marty and Jael Boeschling said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I just started cloth diapering but I’ve been raving about them to all my friends and family! I’m one of the first of my friends to have a baby, and they have all told me that I’m their ‘guinea pig’ of sorts–basically, if I like them, they’re willing to try them! Our BG 4.0s are hands down are favorite diaper, and these are the first I’ll mention in any cloth diaper conversation! I’m visiting a girlfriend who just had a baby this weekend and planning to take a couple to show her. πŸ™‚ martyandjael [at] gmail [dot] com

  • lace said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I plan on cloth diapering and have been preparing family and telling friends about cloth.

  • nguidry said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I have been responsible for converting quite a few people to cloth diapers. My daughter has plenty of diapers, probably around the 60 mark. I know that seems excessive. But the blessing to having such a large stash is that I can help new-to-CD moms start their stash. By giving them 5-6 diapers, they have the chance to fall in love with cloth before they start making the investment. And I ALWAYS give a BumGenius to new CDing moms. I tell them, “This is my favorite diaper, and I know you will love it, too.” And they always do. So then I just “have” to get new BGs to replace the ones I give away, right? πŸ˜‰

  • Gwynedd said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I use Facebook and my blog to talk about CD’s. I have had two friends who are pregnant send me messages asking about them. I also love posting pictures of my 10 week old in her bg’s /flips. People have told me what a “saint” I am for cding I’m able to tell people how easy/healthy they are! (Jbklebes@Gmail.com)

  • coleycoupons said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I have told so many people about cloth diapers… My favorite though was probably at a family get together though.. we were all sitting around and my little one needed a new diaper and someone else smelled it. They said they would be happy to change it and I told them we used cloth and I got this awful look.. Then we discussed how much they had changed.. She said no way they are still those plastic pants with pins.. I showed her the fuzzibunz we use and she was blown away.. I think I sold both of her daughters on using cloth!!!

    coleycoupons at yahoo dot com

  • Heidi F. said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I was at my 6 week postpartum checkup and changing my baby when my midwife entered and saw her first glimpse of a modern cloth diaper: a colorful BumGenius. Needless to say she was amazed πŸ˜€ I have converted 4 friends to cloth and Bumgenius is always my first suggestion as it was my first cloth diaper πŸ™‚

  • Lacee said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I share with everyone I can! At church, with friends and even on facebook! Since my son wears CDs at church, people are always asking about them… and I have a few friends that have started cloth diapering since my son was born too after seeing how easy they are (they were encouraged by me and at least one other friend who CDs, yea!)…
    irishgirlforgod AT yahoo DOT com

  • Crystal said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I tell my sister every day!!!! She is pregnant with her first and I am trying to convert her to cloth! When she comes up in September for her wedding I plan on taking her and her fiance to our local cloth diaper store, so she can have a mini class on cloth. I am so excited πŸ™‚

    Also I try to leave my kiddo in just his diaper and shirt (onesie), so people will ask about our diapers! I love to tell people about the benefits of cloth!

  • HereWeGoAJen said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    We used to live in Florida and had season passes to all the theme parks. I used to get asked about our cloth diapers all the time in the baby changing rooms at Disney and Sea World.

  • The Brady's said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I was getting family pictures done, and our photographer noticed my daughter wearing the cloth diapers. She is a newlywed & wanted to know more for when she has children in the future, I probably over-informed her, but I was just so excited to share how easy & modern cloth diapers are. BumGenius are my absolute FAVORITE! Even my husband likes them πŸ™‚

  • Sarah R. said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

    My friend is pregnant with twins and she will be cloth diapering. I found out after she bough a bunch of other “cheap” pocket diapers. I told her about bg’s and I want to get her a couple as a gift so she will at least have a few in her stash.

    I’m always telling people about cloth diapering and how wonderful bg’s are.

  • Kelli said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    A friend of mine put a post on FB that said “…Team Huggies?!? or Team Pampers?!?”…I commented with “Team Cloth Diapers!! NO pampers or huggies in my house :)”.

    kellizoet@yahoo.com

  • Rebecca said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Oh my gosh, when am I not telling someone about BG’s? Every time one of my coworkers gets pregnant I tell them about how great cloth diapers are, and how they really need the bumGenius 4.0 one-size diapers (snaps, natch!). I get lots of questions every time I wear my change 3 things shirt. One of my friends is already convinced she’s getting BG’s when she has her first child, and my mother is constantly going on about how great they are and telling everyone about them too! I’m changing jobs soon to a workplace with an environmentally friendly agenda (they have a green building, Green Team, etc.), and I can’t wait to see how I can advocate for cloth diapers there!

  • Laurie said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    We have only been cloth diapering (with BG 3.0 AIO) for about a month now. In just 4 short weeks, we have opened so many peoples’ eyes about cloth diapering. Everyone is shocked by how easy it is (us included!). We love talking about the diapers and sharing our new found knowledge with our family and friends! LaurieAnnNorwood at Yahoo . com

  • Jennifer said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I have shared our love for cloth so many times since our baby boy was born last June. I have encouraged several of my mom friends to try it, and they are surprised that they definitely are not “our grandma’s cloth diapers.” I had our son’s portrait taken in just a cloth diaper, and we use them pretty much everywhere – church, the nursery at my weekly Bible study, even for sitters. I loved showing them to the older ladies at church when he was first born, they all said “we definitely didn’t have diapers like this when our kids were babies!” Plus, when I tell people all the money we’re saving – it really makes them think!

  • April said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I have a friend who is expecting her third child VERY shortly and saw that I had switched to cloth diapers on Facebook. Since I have switched, I’ve been very forthcoming about how much I like them and have taken many pictures of my daughter wearing them and the diapers on the line (they’re so pretty!). She started asking me questions and I told her how easy it is and how she could save money and she bought some diapers online shortly after. Now they are all prepped and washed and waiting for the baby!

    coccoa (at) ferris (dot) edu

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I love to tell people about cloth diapering. I use both BG and FLIP and was showing a friend who is due next month my cloth diaper stash and how easy they are to use. She was impressed and is thinking of using them for her baby.

  • Alyssa said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I was at my friend’s 3 year old’s birthday party…and changing my beautiful 4 month old’s BumGenius diaper. I somehow attracted the attention and awe of all of the mothers, grandmothers, and aunts in the room and answered lots of questions about cloth diapering. My friend’s husband walked in about a half hour later and said “that was quite the presentation you just gave…I’m convinced”

  • Jenn said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Bg’s are repeatedly the diapers I recommend to interested friends and family. One story inparticular is when my cousin had tried cloth with her son and gave up hope that it would work for them. I urged her to try bg’s and since she did she hasn’t been happier!! Thanks for making such great, durable, long lasting products!
    Jennifer_atchison at hotmail dot com

  • onthehilltop said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

    We were playing outside a couple weeks ago when it was 90 degrees. B was in only his diaper and the neighbor asked what he was wearing. I showed her how easy cloth was and how cute they are now. shawna.darnell@gmail.com

  • Sarah Houser said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    a new to me friend from church stumbled on my blog, on which I frequently talk about my love of cloth and BG….She was preggo, started asking me questions and now cloth diapers her son….Not only was I able to spread the love but now we’re BFF’s as well!

  • Jennifer said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I’ve had lots of friends ask about them since we started using them, I love showing them how easy they are. We were also the first to have our daycare use them, and none of the staff had any idea they were so simple to use now.

  • April Hunt said...
    August 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I have shared with so many close friends, and they have started cloth diapering too! I love talking about it!!!!!!!! I also talk to strangers that notice them on my baby!!

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I was shopping, when I asked a saleslady if there was someplace I could change my daughter. She was very kind and gave me a great little place to change her and then gave me a plastic bag saying, “you can just leave the diaper in the bag, and I will get rid of it”. Haha, I had to explain I couldn’t dare leave my favorite BG diaper. She started asking loads of questions since she had a little one . . . another possible convert!

    suzrevell at yahoo dot com

  • Mama said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    My Mom and my mother-in-law had never seen the Modern cloth diapers before. At first they both seamed to kind of try to discourage me from cloth diapers because they both thought it was a pain to cloth diaper. Until I showed them my cloth diapers and know they are both like: ‘that is amazing’, ‘they never had anything like that when I was cloth diapering’, and ‘that’s the way I would diaper’! Woohoo now I got my mothers in on it with me! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

    mamasewsweetbaby at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I changed H at the speech therapist’s office and she said “Are those NATURAL diapers??” I showed her how my BG’s worked and she was very impressed. Her kids were already out of diapers and she said, “I wish I had known about those when they were babies!”

    morelikemary@gmail.com

  • Nichole said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I work with pregnant teen moms and help get them the support they need for starting out as new mommies. I tell them all the time about the BumGenius cloth diapers I use and how I have put my three kids through cloth diapers and the amount of money I have been able to save because of the investment I made 4 years ago to switch to cloth. So many of the moms are surprised at how cost effective and easy to care for cloth diapers really are!

  • Lara said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I am 37 weeks pregnant with my first, so I have my cloth diapers bought but I have not actually used them yet. However, I have shared my excitement and decision with many friends and relatives who are shocked when I tell them I’m going to use cloth diapers. I actually now carry one with me in the car so I can show it to people who are imagining the “old school” form of cloth diapers. I recently shared a cloth diaper at my baby shower!

  • Heather said...
    August 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

    This happened just yesterday actually. I am currently studying sonography. Yesterday I was at my clinical site scanning a pregnant woman and she asked me which diapers I prefer. I was very happy to tell her that I use cloth diapers. I was waiting for the typical face of disgust but instead she was VERY interested. She grilled me during the whole scan about them and to take care of them. It was great (other than I couldn’t really concentrate…LOL). I told her to check out your site soon to take advantage of your buy 5 get one free deal.

  • Sara said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I belong to a local mom internet board. There are a few of us cloth diapering moms. I always make a point to explain how easy bg’s are and how modern cloth diapers are not the same as 20+ tears ago.

  • Megan said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I have told many people about our love of BG, and have converted three of my girlfriends to switch, bacause we’re all trying to watch pennies. I’ve even non-chalantly mentioned it on Facebook: It’s a sunny day! Time to hang the diapers outside. (Just to see what people thought or if someone asked what I was talking about.)

    Jen, I think your next mission is to covert the new grandmas out there. They can’t believe how easy it can be, no pins, no soaking. They are your next target market. πŸ™‚

  • etta said...
    August 23, 2011 at 6:11 am

    We’re due to have our first child in less than 8 weeks (yikes!) and decided around 17 weeks that we wanted to cloth diaper. The girls I work with were interested to know how it worked, so I took one of my bumGenius 4.0 diapers in to show them. Only one girl was blatantly rude and told me I was crazy. Everyone else thought they were really cool. No converts yet, though.

  • Brooke said...
    August 23, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I have been cloth diapering for 3 weeks and love it. Just last weekend I showed a family friend Gracie’s BG diapers and she was so impressed she bought some for her daughter who doesn’t even have kids yet!
    Gajownik at prodigy dot net

  • Micah said...
    August 23, 2011 at 4:09 am

    My brother inlaw, whose wife is expecting, tried one of our BG diaps on their practice baby, which is a stuffed animal monkey (who was asleep in the car seat.)it was really cute! He was very impressed that cloth has evolved from the rag, and pins. I was happy to educate him on modern cloth diapers!

  • Deanna said...
    August 23, 2011 at 3:16 am

    My friend just decided she was fed up with disposables so I told her about the buy-5-get-1 Bum Genius sale. She bought a 6-pack and is thinking of making the switch to full-time cloth! I’m glad I encouraged her to give it a try. (deannaniles @ gmail.com)

  • Sarah said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I talk about cloth diapers all.the.time at work! One of my coworkers just had a baby and she is cd’ing πŸ™‚ Of course I sent her an xs BG AIO for her LO!

  • Sarah Elwer said...
    August 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I have told so many people about how much I love my diapers I have actually lost count! I know for sure 5 of my friends have ordered their whole cloth diaper stash from bumGenius because I wouldn’t shut up about how much I loved them! It’s so easy to spread the good news that cloth is here to stay and so so so so so easy and wonderful! I actually have one friend who calls me with all her questions about her brand new diapers and always refers to me as “the diaper queen”, it’s pretty funny, but I don’t mind at all! – sarahelwer [at] gmail [dot] com

  • cupcake mama said...
    August 23, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I was at Safeway picking up a loaf of bread, when a bakery employer starting asking me how old my baby was. I noticed she was pregnant, and asked her when she was due. She noticed my daughters cloth diaper, as she wasn’t sitting very lady like in her dress, and asked what it was. I told her it’s a cloth diaper and pulled a couple out of the diaper bag to show her how cute and simple they are now. She was astounded! She went and got a pen and paper and had me write some brands and websites down for her so she could get some. I love when I convert someone to cloth!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com