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An Introduction to Cloth Diapering

An introduction to the world of cloth diapering. This course will cover the benefits, care, and types of cloth diapers.
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Created by Erica Garvin
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
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This introductory course on cloth diapers is designed for parents, families, and all types of child care providers who wish to learn about the modern world of cloth diapers.

This course will cover:

~The benefits of using cloth diapers (Cloth diapers can save you thousands a year!)
~The details on how to store and wash dirty diapers. (Lets talk poop)
~The different types of cloth diapers students will in encounter when shopping for cloth.

This course is designed with a balance of videos and text material that will help students become confident with using cloth diapers. The information presented in this course will aid students in purchasing cloth diapers as well as how to keep them clean while using them on small children. For all those who are interested in cloth diapers, this is the course for you! You do not need any prior knowledge on cloth diapers to enjoy this course and to effectively learn about this method of diapering your child.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for parents and child care providers who are unfamiliar with the use, storage, and care of cloth diapers for children.
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What Will I Learn?
feel confident about diving into the world of cloth diapers.
store and clean dirty diapers without fearing stinky smells or dealing with gross diapers.
purchase cloth diapers confidently with the knowledge of the different types of cloth diapers.
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  • No prior knowledge is required for this course. This course will explain the different types of cloth diapers, as well as a basic introduction to the use and care of cloth diapers.
Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 05:04

Learn the basic idea of the function of cloth diapers.

Preview 02:17

In this lecture, students will discover that the "old" way of cloth diapering has been re-invented to be both convient for parents and easy to use.

Preview 02:47
Why choose cloth diapers?
3 Lectures 07:40

This lecture gives the details on how cloth diapers can save your family money.

Preview 02:28

This lecture compares disposables and cloth diapers in relation to their impact on the environment.

Preview 02:00

This lecture will cover how cloth diapers are fun to have and easy to use.

Preview 03:12
The big concerns: Poop and Laundry
5 Lectures 12:51

This lecture will cover convent ways for parents to deal with poopy diapers.

How to deal with Poop.

This lecture will discuss how to store dirty diapers both at home and on the go.

How to store dirty diapers at home and on the go.

The most important lecture of the course, this lecture will cover the theory of washing cloth diapers and give students instructions how to properly clean cloth diapers.

The basic theory of laundering cloth diapers.

This quiz will review all the main points of washing cloth diapers.

Washing Cloth Diapers Review Quiz
3 questions

This lecture gives students an example of a cloth diaper washing routine.

My laundry routine.
1 page

This lecture covers the reasons why diaper cream can not be used with cloth diapers but gives students alternatives to treating diaper rash.

Diaper cream and Zinc Oxide
The types of cloth diapers.
5 Lectures 07:22

Learn the two common types of closures on cloth diapers with both their cons and pros.

Common closures on cloth diapers

This lecture teaches students about the sizes that cloth diapers can be purchased.

Diaper Sizes
1 page

This lecture teaches students what has replaced plastic pants, trifolds, and safty pins. This lecture also teaches students about the cheapest and easiest method to cloth diaper.

Prefolds, Snappis, and Covers

This lecture covers the three most popular cloth diapers to include their pros and cons.

All-in-Ones, All-in-Twos, and Pockets

This lecture covers the common fabrics used in pocket diaper inserts.

The Fabric of Inserts
1 page
Cloth Diaper Review
1 Lecture 00:55

This final lecture encourages students to continue their education in cloth diapers and to post discussion questions as the course comes to completion.

An Introduction to Cloth Diapering Review
About the Instructor
4.5 Average rating
4 Reviews
666 Students
1 Course
Real Diaper Assocation Circle Leader of The Farthest North Real Diaper Circle

Erica Garvin is a Read Diaper Association Leader of The Farthest North Real Diaper Circle in Fairbanks, Alaska. She has taught a cloth diaper 101 class in her community since 2014. She also teaches ESL at the Fairbanks Literacy Council. Erica is a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying English Literature and Creative Writing.

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