Empowering New Parents

Cloth Diapers: Getting Started


You’ve considered cloth diapers, but you haven’t quite made the commitment. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but today we’re going to help demystify the process. What exactly are the current cloth diaper styles available? How do they differ from one another? Plus, the question everyone wants to know… what do you do with the poop? And for a visual, be sure to check out the special Parent Savers cloth diaper video below!

Our Expert

Heather McNamara, Director of the Real Diaper Association

Heather McNamara is a mother of two in San Diego, California. Starting with the Real Diaper Association as the San Diego County Real Diaper Circle Leader (which continues to thrive), she caught the cloth diaper advocacy bug. A year later, she signed on as the RDA’s first Executive Director, where she’s able to work regularly with the leading cloth diaper advocates in North America AND hundreds of passionate, dedicated grassroots volunteers who are helping families in their communities find and use reusable cloth diapers. This is Heather’s fifth “career”, with previous stints including project management, software quality assurance, nonprofit chapter management, and teaching, during which she developed many of the skills she uses at Real Diaper Association today.


KC Wilt (Host)
Children: Carson (2010)

Maryjane Fisher
Children: Jason (2011)

Kate Hunter
Children: Girl (2009), Boy (2011)

Scott Kilian
Children: Alex (2009)

Malia Gacioch
Children: Jack (2010), Max (2012)

Additional Resources

Real Diaper Association | Website and Resource

Real Diaper Association | Cloth Diaper-Friendly Daycares

All About Cloth Diapers | Website and Resource

Diaper Pin | Cloth Diapers, Tips, Reviews and More

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