Recently in the Spring Issue of Green Child Magazine, EC Wear's Diaper Belts were featured in a cloth diaper article. For myself and several others, I am sure this was the first many have heard of “diaper belts,” so I thought they'd be a perfect fit for my Uncommon Cloth series!
What are Diaper Belts?
Diaper Belts are typically used for Elimination Communication and potty training. They're a quite simple concept. They gently hold a prefold or homemade diaper on the baby or toddler making it easy for them to remove it and use the potty. Diaper belts make diaper changes easily and eliminate the need for cloth diaper fasteners like snappis or pins.
Diaper Belts provide a gentle fit, come in various sizes and are made from a variety of materials. They can be used with or without a waterproof cover and in my opinion would also be perfect for holding on a primitive wool cover or wrap for nighttime diapering, naps and car rides.
Wait, can we go back to Elimination Communication? So, this is the first you've heard of EC? EC is the practice of going diaper free. Mothers very early on begin to recognize and respond to their babies cues and place them on a potty. From birth through toddlerhood, EC'ing takes dedication and close supervision. The rewards…no need for diapers and extremely early potty learning. EC'ing saves you money and is extremely environmentally friendly, if you have the time to spend practicing it.
It's also important to note that EC'ing can be practiced as little or as much as you choose. Keep in mind, every time you recognize and respond to baby's cues you'll be saving yourself a disposable diaper or having to wash a cloth diaper!
So tell me, had you previously heard of Diaper Belts or Elimination Communication? Would you like to learn more? Make sure you visit EC Wear and check out the great information and products designed to help you live a diaper free life! There's even a book called Diaper Free Baby that will guide you through learning to EC.
I'm Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I'm the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.