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Newest Real Diaper Circle Leader
RDA is built on the assumption that local cloth diapering advocates can best determine solutions to local needs. We were thrilled to welcome our newest Real Diaper Circle Leader, Angela Domenichelli of Belfast, Maine.
Angela has an agreement with a local midwife to begin Circle meetings in her classroom and she is making connections with businesses in the area, both of which should help with outreach. She is enthusiastically cloth diapering her baby and is talking up cloth everywhere she goes (according to her references!).
Excerpts from Anglea's press release for her new circle show how RDA outreach can reach many families:
"The purpose of the Belfast Real Diaper Association circle group is to include as many families as possible who are using cloth diapers to share their experiences. How did each of us come to the decision to use cloth diapers? What has the experience been like? Does anyone have questions about nighttime diapering, washing routines or rashes? This will be a place to share all those experiences and build on them."
"The Real Diaper Association circle group can work together to raise awareness of cloth diapers in our local communities. Other Real Diaper Association groups across the country have advocated by talking to local doctors, parenting classes, daycare providers or radio shows. Some groups have held tabling events, started their own online groups or written local or national editorials."
"The Maternal Wellness Center, located at 111 High Street in Belfast, ME, was created in the winter of 2008 with the mission of creating a community centered, accessible and secure center for multiple uses associated with pregnancy, birth, women's wellness, parenting support and health and wellness for babies and children. For more information, contact the Maternal Wellness Center at 338-0708."
Real Diaper Association Mission
The Real Diaper Association is a collective non-profit organization in which parents and small businesses take the lead in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. We connect current cloth diapering parents to the long history of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are real diapers. The Association organizes local advocates and activists for cloth diapers through a member-supported resource center which plans campaigns, trains organizers, distributes educational information, supports local groups, and connects users to the U.S. Cloth Diaper industry. Local Real Diaper Circles reach users face-to-face with knowledge and tools to make cloth diapering accessible and acceptable to U.S. parents, who have the power to change the world one baby at a time.
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