THE REAL DIAPER ASSOCIATION OPENS ITS DOORS: PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
The Real Diaper Association Opens Its Doors
- August 9, 2004.
The Real Diaper Association, a new nonprofit organization, has opened its doors and will provide support and education to parents all across the U.S. for the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers.
The goal of the Real Diaper Association is to put more U.S. babies in cloth diapers. To do this they aim to create a cultural shift in understanding cloth diapers-their environmental impact, their ease of use, their accessibility, and their acceptability. The Association will help parents understand that cloth diapers are real diapers.
Members of the Real Diaper Association will support reliable scientific and demographic research into health and environmental benefits of cloth diapers. The Association will then distribute this research to members, local governments, health care providers, environmental organizations, and others.
Through local Real Diaper Circles, the Association organizes members who advocate cloth diapers locally, meeting with new parents face-to-face to make their diapering choice easier.
"What has happened in the last half century," says Real Diaper Association President Lori Taylor, "is parents have looked for support from experts, from books, from the internet. So, the sources closer to home have been neglected. Parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors have been bypassed-and knowledge of how to use cloth diapers has been lost to many people. In the last two decades, though, there has been a
revival, particularly since the advent of the internet and a large Diaper Underground. At the Real Diaper Association, we still think those sources closer to home have the best support to offer. We want to see women face-to-face, talking about what works for them and why. We want to revive cloth diapers by encouraging experienced parents to be the
local diapering experts."
The Real Diaper Association will maintain a member-supported resource center where they will train local organizers, support local groups, plan national campaigns, and distribute educational information. Members and other visitors to the Real Diaper Association website, can use the Local Resource Directory to find Real Diaper Circles and diapering businesses in their area, continuing the emphasis on finding local
"The only way to change diapers," says Dr. Taylor, mother of two young children, "is one baby at a time."
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To begin the Real Diaper Association membership process, please