About Cloth Diaper Podcast
what we do & who I am
I support cloth diapering parents in their journey through a no-rules approach of empowerment and encoruagement.
Every cloth diaper story is valid.
For years, Cloth diaper bloggers and groups have taken an authoritarian stance on how to cloth diaper, and the Cloth Diaper Podcast is about creating spaces for story sharing.
Your story is valid.
Just because it worked for me, doesn’t mean it will work for you. And there is beauty in the diverse experiences of cloth diapering. We can create a more inclusive space when we start listening and sharing the truth of our own experiences.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is an opportunity to listen to brands and parents tell their story.
I started the podcast to could connect directly with brands and start hearing the passion behind cloth diapering.
Parents around the world start their cloth diapering journey because of the Cloth Diaper Podcast. They become comfortable knowing they can use disposables and cloth, that they can wash with simple routines, and that they can try just one product or ten. The Cloth Diaper Podcast is known for being an inclusive space of learning and growth for all parents, including myself.
Meet Bailey Bouwman
Her cloth diaper journey begins in 2015, and has not yet ended. Even though she doesn’t have a baby in diapers, she calls the cloth diaper community her home.
Bailey is a champion for collaboration and believes that the cloth diaper community only grows when we come together to be more inclusive and welcoming through intentional watching our words and the messages we share.
Bailey is not perfect. She’s just a mom. She works every day to be a better version of herself, and has made mistakes.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is about sharing cloth diaper stories. This is not a space of science but for peer-to-peer support where we see value in the experiences of others and provide space to support you in succeeding in cloth diapering and parenthood.
This is a space where we encourage you to share ideas, encourage parents, and leave the ideas that don’t work. Not everything will work for you, and that is okay.
We believe in focusing on our experience – by emphasizing “in my experience that didn’t work” or “in my experience ABC worked for you”
Thank you so much for you podcast! I am new to cloth and I found your podcast and blog so helpful. I was getting overwhelmed by the cloth diaper rules in other Facebook groups and it was enlightening to find your your podcast and listen to stories from other moms who just did, or realizing that I could just go straight to the source and ask.
It’s wildly overlooked, but it was so helpful to hear that you can just ask for help.
Thank you for what you are doing with the Podcast and creating safe spaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any brand relationships
Yes! But the Cloth Diaper Podcast is not exclusive and anyone who works with me needs to understand that I will work with their biggest competitior next week.
Cloth Diapering is a community of brands and experiences. We win when we focus less on the competition and more on the bigger goal.
I do not participate in Ambassador programs, and I do offer advertising opportunities.
Do You have a Facebook group?
Honestly, managing a Facebook group stresses me out. I would encourage you to create your own small community on Facebook.
You can delete, block, and create an inclusive space for conversation. Many of my followers have gone on to create their own small groups for Black families, local families, or mama’s with babies the same age.
Where can I get your cloth diaper mom shirt?
I’m working on that.
It’s my own custom design.
What is your struggle with Cloth Diaper Science?
Facebook groups that strongly advocate for Cloth Diaper Science are merely suggesting that their experiences are they only ones. And negate the dozens silent voices that have another experience.
We can learn from each others’ stories without calling it science and making hard and fast rules.
Can anyone be on the podcast?
Ask me about being a guest, or check out this show. I look for people who have a cloth diaper story to share.
How much money do you make?
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is a passion project, and this year I just started to brave enough to ask fro advertising costs and release my book.
I earn a small amount of ad revenue and affiliate money from other blog – but it’s just enough to cost operating my business – servers, website maintenance, gear updates, and more.
I am not making a lot of money. I’ll be honest about that. My book sales bring in a few pennies each month, and advertising barely covers the amount of time I place into this project.
I wouldn’t want anyone to think cloth diaper blogging is a get rich quick niche, because it’s not. It’s a volunteer project.
Cloth Diaper Podcast is located in Northern BC, Canada on the traditional territories of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast participates in affiliate programs with differen brands and businesses. Links clicked may result in earned comission to Bailey Bouwman as a result of purchases made. If you have questions about affiliate links and sales please contact Bailey.
Cloth Diaper Podcast (SimplyMomBailey) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
About the Cloth Diaper Podcast
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is a somewhat regular podcast sharing stories from cloth diaper parents, brands and retailers from around the world.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is not affiliated with any school of thought of diaper laundry but instead focus on the power of peer-to-peer story telling to empower you to make your own cloth diaper journey.
Cloth Diapering is not this or that, but rather many different experiences.