1. First things first, find a local cloth diaper retailer. We’d love if you all were local to Virginia Beach but we recognize that that may not be case. Do a Google search for cloth diaper retailers close to your zip code, from there look at the store’s website and look for events. Many cloth diaper retailers have introductory classes for using cloth diapers as well as a plethora of how-to classes to further your knowledge. I think it’s a good idea to look for a retailer who hosts or at least participates in the Great Cloth Diaper Change. We hosted a change location this year and it was a great way for cloth diapering parents to come together and chat about fluff.
2. Speaking of the Great Cloth Diaper Change, try attending one! I cannot tell you how much fun it is to not only break a world record but it’s also amazing seeing all of cute little fluffy bottoms. Use the RDA’s website for more information.
3. Lastly, I think the best place to find a support system for cloth diapering is online using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Every Monday night from 9pm (EST) cloth diapering parents, bloggers, retailers, you name it, gather together online for a cloth diaper chat. Simply use the hashtag #clothdiapers, and it will link you up with everyone else that’s talking about the latest and great tips and tricks. You can also find groups, opened or closed on Facebook. Autumn, from All About Cloth Diapers, has a very helpful and active Facebook group where users are continually asking cloth diaper questions and raving about the newest products.
Do you feel like you have an active support system for cloth diapering? Where did you find your people?