I wanted to address all my readers at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer about a meaningful new cause FuzziBunz has taken on.
You may know me as the Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper because I invented FuzziBunz in 1999 after my son, Eden, was born with severe eczema. FuzziBunz was the first modern diaper of its kind.
Seven years later, Eden was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. While saddened by this diagnosis, I was optimistic that now that we knew what was going on with Eden, we could help treat it. With the support of organizations like Autism Speaks – and my family and community – I learned that there were many techniques and treatments to help Eden grow up to be a thriving young man.
I recognize that I am fortunate that FuzziBunz has afforded me the opportunities to treat and help Eden, but I know not all families are in this position. In Eden’s honor, FuzziBunz will donate $1 for every “Light It Up Blue” diaper we sell to Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization dedicated to funding autism-related research and helping families impacted by autism. (Note Light It Up Blue was once known as Blue Sky). The diapers are the same price as the all the other FuzziBunz cloth diapers – so I hope you’ll simply add the Light It Up Blue diaper to your stash and know that, by doing so, you’re helping families like mine cope with autism and that you’re contributing to our nation’s plight to find a cure.
Thank you for your support to help raise awareness and funds for Autism – together we can make a difference!
Known as the mother of the modern cloth diaper, Tereson Dupuy invented the first pocket-style cloth diaper as a 28-year-old concerned mama. She later turned her invention into FuzziBunz cloth diapers, a popular brand of cloth diapers since 1999. As an inventor, business owner and mom to three, Tereson has many years of personal and professional experience in the cloth diaper industry, and she’s excited to work with The Cloth Diaper Whisperer to offer her perspective on cloth diapering trends and insights.