Sunday, September 11, 2011

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Meet September's Spotlight MOM: Jennifer B.

Jennifer B. lives in Urbana, IL and is mom to 19-month-old Eireann. Find out what Jennifer has to say about diapering, motherhood and everything in between:

What is the #1 reason you cloth diaper your baby? The cost savings - we're frugal! Also, reducing environmental impact and knowing our daughter isn't being wrapped in chemicals 24:7 are close seconds.

Who has been your biggest cloth diapering supporter/cheerleader? I'm lucky enough to have a few cloth diapering friends to bounce questions and successes off of, but my number one supporter is my husband. He's been on board with cloth from day one and can change our daughter in seconds flat! Also my mom, who watches our daughter one day a week and jumped right on the cloth bandwagon.

What is your favorite diaper and why? bumGenius 3.0. We also use Happy Heinys, but for some reason I just like the BGs a bit better.

If you had one superhero power, what would it be and why? Mindreading. Especially having a toddler!

Describe your parenting style using three words. Conscientious. Gentle. Consistent.

What is one product you absolutely can't live without! Chocolate! Oh wait, a baby product? The Magic Stick diaper balm. Our daughter had horrible diaper rash as a newborn and since we started using it she's hardly had a rash. Chocolate can count as a mom staple though, right?

How do you think being a mother has changed you? I actually think it's made me more selfish, but in a good way. To keep your sanity you have to draw a line somewhere and make time to take care of yourself. Otherwise the demands of being a mom would occupy more hours than there are in a day!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

A hometown girl, yay!!

Karen Shirron said...

Great going, Jennifer! I used cloth diapers, too, with my four daughters. I occasionally used disposable when traveling. The cloth diapers of today are so much nicer than the ones I remember. But it did save a LOT of money.
PS. I remember you when you were in diapers yourself. We were neigbors in Orchard Downs.