Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited that the first module of my cloth diapers 101 course is finally available.
Module.1 – Deciding This module is all about figuring out whether or not cloth diapers are right for you, it’s about making the right decision, about making a firm and clear decision. I have talked to sooo many parents over the years who say they kind of thought about using cloth diapers but that was it; they never really decided. Once you have a decision and it is the right decision for you it is so much easier to move forward and follow through on that choice. Click Here to sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter Cloth Diaper Hacks and for Instant FREE access to Module.1 of Cloth Diapers 101 plus bonus content: My Top Money Saving Tips and Tricks for Cloth Diaper Newbies and Your Next Steps.
The new Cloth Diapers 101 program is a lot more intense, it includes videos as well as worksheets and some special bonuses to really help parents who want to use cloth diapers. I’m finally happy with how the course is coming together (it’s not perfect but I’m proud of it) and I’m really looking forward to getting some feedback on it :) One of the best parts of the new version is that it is 100% digital meaning you get instant and as always FREE access, no more waiting for something to arrive in the mail. Another big change is that it is in no way biased toward Boobles Bottoms/BB Cloth Diapers; the brand that my mother and I invented and the one I still offer exclusively on bbclothdiapers.com.
6 Years In The Making: I started this cloth diaper business over six years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long) and when I started (with my mom) I thought, we’ll just create a quality product, one that is easy to use, is affordable and works. Next put up a website and people will come to our site and buy the diapers and all I have to do is make diapers (which I enjoy doing) and provide top notch customer service (also enjoy this aspect). Wow, it’s kind of embarrassing to admit to those initial dreams and as you might have guessed it worked out nothing like that. Building the site ended up costing WAY more money than we thought and then once it was up no one was coming to it because as it turns out a lot actually goes into how easy it is for people to find a site. Over the years I have tried (my mother is no longer with the company) many different things to get my product in-front of people who might be interested and could benefit from it (mostly pregnant women), early on we started doing some trade shows and when I got out there and started talking to pregnant women I quickly realized that the largest hurdle I and all other cloth diaper retailers faced was the lack of knowledge surrounding cloth diapering. Cloth diapers had been this nearly extinct fringe thing for such a long time that an entire generation, my generation often didn’t even know they existed/were an option let alone how to use them. Shortly after, I started doing free in home consultations here in Winnipeg, I met so many great couples and it was fun to go out and teach people about cloth diapers. However that became a little too labor intensive making appointments and driving all over the place to go and meet with people so in some flash of brilliance I decided to make a DVD version of the consultations that I could just send out to people in the mail for free. I knew nothing about making videos and the first version was pretty brutal so a year or two later my mom and I made a new updated version of the DVD. I am a perfectionist so nothing is ever as good as I think it can be, it’s never as good as it was in my head; the second DVD was no exception. The filming and lighting were not great and my mother and I didn’t rehearse at all so that part of the DVD also kind of sucked but, I sent it to our graphics guy and had him edit it up and add some stuff to make it as good as it could be. We were happy with the final product and I have been sending that one to expectant parents all over Canada and a few in the US for the past couple of years, up until about a week ago when it was replaced with my latest and best version of Cloth Diapers 101!
There were a ton of things I didn’t like about the first DVDs, the original versions of Cloth Diapers 101 and I have been wanting to remake it for a long time. I’ve met more people, I’ve been in the industry for six years now and I have a lot more insight than I did back then.