Friday, August 5, 2011

Changing Diapers {The Hip Mom's Guide To Modern Cloth Diapering} Review, Discount + a Giveaway!



To say that Kelly Wels has written the book on cloth diapering would be an understatement. When I first heard of her book, I couldn't wait for it to be released, so you can imagine my excitement when I was chosen to review it early!


Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom's Guide To Modern Cloth Diapering is like a godsend. I wished so badly after I started reading it that this book had come out before Bug was born. It takes the question out of everything! It starts out talking about the savings of using cloth. Unlike certain websites or forums which can quickly turn into heated debates, she uses the facts. There is no bashing of disposables, but simply making it clear about the difference you can make on yourself, your baby, the environment and your pocketbook by using cloth.


This book seriously covers everything you could think of. From talking about transitioning into cloth, and explaining individual types of cloth diapers, to discussing different accessories. Not telling you what you need, but giving you the opportunity to make an informed decision without wasting money. Kelly makes suggestions and goes into depth about popular brands, while leaving an open window for you to think about all the other brands out there.


Past learning about and purchasing your diapers? This book is still for you! Kelly talks about washing, battling the issues that may come up with cloth (from rashes to diaper stinkies), ending with an entire section of "resources" to look further into diapers and diapering. Websites with reviews, stores to shop and forums with a wide range of opinions and an open book to any questions. This book wraps up with a cloth diaper notes section. Use it to keep track of purchases, write down something new you learned somewhere and keep track of where you can find what.
Some of my favorite features of the book include the notes included from other moms about specific topics, plus an entire section of the book for dads, most of which is written by Kelly's husband himself! Not to mention the beautiful pictures of all the fluff!
All in all, this book was an easy read. J even took a look and could easily understand what he read. There are no abbreviations or "in the know" terminology used, just straight forward, real and fun information. While it took me about a week to get through the whole book, the time it took to read was really only about 3 hours. No, I'm not normally such a slow reader, but being home alone with a teething baby leaves little to no time for reading!


You can pre-order a copy of Changing Diapers (a must have for any mama who is considering cloth diapering or already does!) through this link: Click here to Visit Changing Diapers Book Or clicking the button on the top right side of my blog. The pre-ordered copies are all signed by Kelly Wels, and will ship in September of this year (2011). If you order through any link on my blog, you can use coupon code BABYCHI at checkout for 50% off the purchase price through September 5th, 2011!

Giveaway:
One of you will win:
  • your choice of a Rumparooz OR Fuzzibunz one-size cloth diaper
  • and an "I'm a Hip Mom and Love Cloth Diapers" eco-friendly tattoo
You can enter to win here, using the easy Rafflecopter entry form (open to US residents only):

FTC Disclaimer: I was provided with the product(s) shown, under no obligation to write a positive review or provide a giveaway.

70 comments:

  1. I would love to order a copy for our little one due in October. I CD'd our daughter but that was almost 7 years ago. The CD world is such a different place now.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    jlwalden1 {at} gmail {dot} com

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  2. I just ordered the book thank you for the coupon!

    Noahismysunshine@hotmail.com

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  3. I wont be buying it at the moment. This is mostly because fiances aren't to great. I may in the future though. amymccarty@hotmail.com

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  4. I am seriously considering purchasing... I have it bookmarked :)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  5. If I don't win I'm considering buying it because I just started using CD on my little guy....he's 6 mo old and I'd love this as a resource!

    annae07@aol.com

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  6. I would love to order this book! I plan on only using cloth diapers, but I still feel like I have so much to learn. A go-to book that is jam packed would be awesome! I have this bookmarked, so I plan on ordering it soon!
    erinnicole14@gmail.com

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  7. probably wont be ordering the book
    damiesmom at ymail dot com

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  8. I probably won't order it for myself as I have been using cloth diapers for a year now and feel pretty competent. It would be a cool baby shower gift for someone else though....
    Alicia Gray
    leopardcub@hotmail.com

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  9. Not at this point because I don't have the money for it.

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  10. I probably won't because money is tight right now but I would love to win it to read and to pass on to other mom's interested in cloth diapering :)

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  11. i forgot my email
    schramm.j@gmail.com

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  12. I actually would really like to have this diaper and now with a 50% code, how can I turn it down!?! ;)
    lindseygalvez at gmail dot com

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  13. I would def like too. If the money extra money comes around, I'll def own it. I'm on a self issued cloth diaper buying suspension...but that doesn't include cloth diapering BOOKS!! :)

    vsoul2213 at comcast dot net

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  14. i am on the fence. maybe a christmas present for myself!

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  15. I'd LOVE to order the book, but right now I can't. Neither my husband nor I have a full time job, so we need to be careful of spending money.
    mummytocharis at yahoo dot com

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  16. I will probably order it, but not for me...for a friend that is on the fence about cloth diapering :)

    graceink at yahoo dot com

    Carolyn H on Rafflecopter

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  17. I will be buying the book! Although I think I am well informed on the topic I want to pass it among friends so they too start cloth diapering.

    Rosiesong@hotmail.com

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  18. So excited! I hope I am able to order a copy! I have to find a way to budget it in, but with this discount it will be much easier! Thank you!
    N_L_B86@Hotmail.com

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  19. I don't plan on buying this for myself because I feel well educated on cloth diapers. I will certainly recommend it to curious friends though!

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  20. Yes (in an electronic version!!) I am cloth diapering my 10 month old, but would love to get more info before my next! A reference is always good to have on hand!
    slang76 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I hope someone gets me this book for Christmas! I would order it if I had extra money in my budget.

    fatallyunloved at gmail

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  22. OK - Came back & placed my order! Can't wait for it to arrive!

    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  23. I am going to ask for the book for Christmas this year!
    fmgrice2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I would love to order the book if I have extra money this pay period. Thanks!

    nitabitas at gmail dot com

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  25. I will most likely buy the book so I can lend it to my preggo friends!

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  26. I won't be ordering just yet, but have a friend in mind to buy it for for her baby shower. She seems interested in cloth diapering.
    tevharp (at)hotmail(dot) com

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  27. I just ordered it through your link! Thank you for the %50 off, that made it possible for me to afford it. I wanted it really bad for a gift for a young mom who is interested in cloth.
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to order it, depends on if I have the funds to do so soon!

    vsoul2213 at comcast dot net

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  29. I may order it in the future to help convert my friends.

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  30. commenting-- what a neat giveaway!!

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  31. Kristen- Please read the entry about commenting, and follow the instructions. Thanks!

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  32. Have the book (got an advanced copy). LOVE it!! I am recommending it to everyone I know!!

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  33. Yes, I will be ordering a copy, or two!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  34. I would love to order this book if we have extra money this month. It would be great to lend out to other Mom's interested in cloth.
    etwilkins at gmail dot com

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  35. I would love to order a book for friends, but can't right now. Maybe I'll be able to one day. :)

    elwingarwen at yahoo dot com

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  36. I might, it looks like something I would enjoy

    honingharmony@gmail.com

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  37. I'm still debating buying it for myself since I feel pretty informed already, but I will definitely buy it for shower gifts!
    Charissamk at gmail.com

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  38. I'd love to have this book to share with others when they ask me about my cloth diapers!

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  39. I will be ordering 2 copies, one for me and one to loan to friends :)

    Friedathurman at gmail dot com

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  40. I have been wanting to buy it for a while but every time I have a little money something happens /breaks lol. But since I am still a CD rookie I would love to have all that info at my fingertips!
    ticklemetiffy at gmail dot com

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  41. I already pre-ordered the book from Amazon!

    melissahuie@gmail.com

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  42. I'll add the book to my holiday gift registry.

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  43. i would love to order a copy of the book.. and maybe a few for shoer gifts!

    coleycoupons at yahoo dot com

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  44. While I would love to order a copy of the book, I will not because money is too tight.
    zootastic at peoplepc dot com

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  45. yes i want to order this book! i think it would be great to share among my friends who are going to have children soon!
    quietct at gmail dot com

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  46. Looks like a great book - may have to order one!
    mjudge83 at gmail dot com

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  47. I won't be buying it yet due to finances, but I would love to get it eventually as I plan on cloth diapering my first baby due later this year.
    laurenpaig1atgmaildotcom

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  48. I will most likely buy one when my friend, who considered cloth with her firstborn but didn't go that route because it was too difficult, gets pregnant again. :) I know she'd love it!

    irishmarmalade(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I would definitely buy the book! I can't wait until it comes out!
    kaitlynn.carras at gmail dot com

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  50. If I can't win it between now and April, I will definitely be buying this book :) The last time I changed cloth diapers, I was eleven and they were trifolds with pins and vinyl pants!
    a (dot) belleque (at) live (dot) com

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  51. I might order the book! I'm very interested.

    kirstenoge@gmail.com

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  52. I'm thinking of ordering the book. I'm really interested in cloth diapers!

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  53. I'm thinking of ordering the book!
    I'm really interested in cloth diapers.

    kjohnson210@ivytech.edu

    (posting again because i forgot my e-mail address ^_^ )

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  54. I plan on ordering her book for sure! I've been looking for some great info.

    Staindsoul413(AT)gmail(DOT)come

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  55. I might order it


    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  56. I want to order for a friend that is cloth-curious. :)

    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo.com

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  57. I think I will buy the book because I am going to be cloth diapering my newborn come Feb!

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  58. I bought this for my daughter and gave it to her for her shower. It's very nice. I think anyone just starting to use cloth diapers would like this to refer to. :)

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  59. I would love to have a copy of this to give as a gift to my friend who is expecting!

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  60. I would have loved to have this book back when I was starting to consider CDing! It would have been nice to have all the information in one place.

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  61. I'm glad Kelly wrote this book. It's helpful even to veteran moms and it makes a perfect gift!

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  62. I can wait to read this love try to know ever thing before the baby comes thank for the review.

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  63. I'd love to hand this book to my husband and ask him to read it. He's on board with cloth diapering, but I'm not hopeful that he'll take the time to learn about the different diaper types, washing methods, etc. It would be nice to have clear info to show him so he doesn't feel overwhelmed and gets involved with the process.

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  64. Our first is due in December and we have decided to use cloth. I've done most of my research online and also read a cloth diaper book that was published in the 1990s. I would love to have a more updated version since I can tell even since the 90s cloth is more modern. I love that it not only helps your figure out how to start your stash but can be a helpful resource with washing and troubleshooting.

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  65. This is a great and informative review. It's very helpful for those who aren't sure of weather to go cloth.

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  66. This would be a great book to have to lend to other mamas who might be thinking about using cloth.

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  67. I have read countless information regadless cloth diapers, I have been wanting to read the book as well, because even tho I may think I know it all , I always want to know more ! :)

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  68. I would love to have this book . I would also loan it to friends who may need info about cloth diapering.

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