Cloth Diaper terms

acronyms – terms – and the 411

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Cloth Diapering is a Language

There are so many terms you need to know when talking cloth – for old timers it comes as a second langauge, but if you’re a first time parent thinking about cloth diapering, it can be totally overwhelming. 

This FREE cloth diaper download is a mini guide to all the cloth diaper terminology and acroynms to get you started. There’s a few more in book, but this is the vast majority. 

That said new terms come out all the time, don’t be scared to ask someone to slow down and tell you why and what. 

Cloth Diaper Terminology

Definitions, Acronyms, and More

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Should I buy your book instead?

    Not neccesarily, my book is nothing revolutionary. It’s everything I’ve already written adn collected for the web but in on handy resource.

    If you want to learn about cloth diapering in the palm of your hand – then yes. If you want to have a reference guide, then yes. If you want to support this space, then yes.

    But my book is simply a beginners guide to cloth diapering compiled into a paper resource for you to check out. And hopefully, not overwhlem you. 

    Cloth Diaper Term - I can't find this one?

    Just ask. Slide into my DM’s or drop a comment below and let’s figure it out together. 

    North America uses different cloth diaper terms than some parts of the world – cloth nappy, SIO, and terry squares are a few examples not outlined in the download.

    why so many acronyms

    Acroynms are life, they just happen in communities as they become niche’d and connected. The cloth diaper community, the parenting community, and many others rely on acronyms as a way to simplify conversations – but in doing so we also exclude and overwhelm.

    Do I have to memorize cloth diaper lingo?

    Nope, most of these cloth diaper lingo terms can be quickly googled or cross referenced. Don’t stress about memorizing, and instead ask people to slow down. 

    Professional Cloth Diaper Educator

    Bailey brings 5+ years of cloth diapering experience and conversation to the cloth diaper space. She's not just your every day mom blogger sharing her experience - Bailey is immersed in the cloth diaper community learning from other parents and growing as an individual. She wants to find the cloth diaper solution that truly works for you.

    Bailey believes we need to stop and listen to cloth diapering parents. We need to recognize our own bias and preferences and focus on solutions that work for you, not us. The Cloth Diaper community needs to recognize the privilege of being able to cloth diaper, and provide spaces for more conversations and stories.

    Cloth diapering is not about rules but about our own strength as parents to do the best we can for our children with the resources available.

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      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.