About Cloth Diaper Podcast
what we do & who I am
Sharing the lived experiences of cloth diapering from parents around the world.
We share stories from parents, brands and retailers around the world to highlight the diveristy of cloth diapering and to capture history as it happens. Founded in 2018, the Cloth Diaper Podcast has interviewed over 50 cloth diaper brands, dozens of cloth diaper parents, and retailers to better understand how people cloth diaper offline and online.
The Cloth Diaper Industry is more than a Facebook group, or drama between mean girls. We are a collective of people striving to succeed in our businesses, make sustainable change, and support families in new and creative ways. The Cloth Diaper Podcast captures that with a weekly show connecting you to your favourite cloth diaper brands.
This podcast is the project of Bailey Bouwman, a blogger at SimplyMomBailey, who sought out to find out how people actually cloth diapered because sometimes all the advice and rules don’t work. I believe that there is no wrong way to cloth diaper, and strive to make space for the variety of experiences and stories that need to be shared.
Care More Be Better Podcast
Reducing waste in the diaper years with Bailey Bouwman, host of the Cloth Diaper Podcast
Diaper need Awareness Week, 2019
Permanent Diaper Relief interviewed Bailey Bouwman for this special week.
Disposable Diapers?Nappies verses Non-Disposable Diapers/Nappies or why not try both together?
All Your Cloth Diaper Questions Answered
Special guest post on Lauren Rodych-Eberle
Curious about cloth diapers?
Guest blog post for Nest & Sprout Maternity on Cloth Diapering.
3 Unusual Reasons to Try Cloth Diapers
Have you considered how switching to cloth diaper empowers entrepreneurs and makes your life easier and more secure?
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.
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.
Meet Bailey Bouwman
Bailey Bouwman is a Cloth Diaper Author and Social Media Strategist living in Northern British Columbia with her family of four.
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. Now she is an author of Cloth Diapers: the ultimate guide to textiles, washing & more. Bailey contributes to and builds blogs for other brands and organizations.
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”