When Amber Richards was pregnant with her now-17-month-old daughter, Evelyn, she never gave a thought to the possibility of using cloth diapers.
“I was thinking white cloth and pins, but there’s been such a change. I didn’t know there were modern cloth diapers. They are so easy,” Richards said.
When Evelyn was 3 or 4 months old, Richards – a stay-at-home mom – was trying to find a way to save money. She read blogs and learned about the merits of cloth diapers.
One thing she learned is they tend to result in fewer leaks and messes than disposable diapers, and she was having problems with that. “I was constantly washing clothes and cleaning up messes,” she said.
Through research, Richards discovered cloth diaper technology had changed during the past 10 years.
“Moms and dads across the country have come up with new products, things that Velcro and things that snap,” she said.
Richards and her husband, Jason, moved from West Bend to Eau Claire in June. Once they got settled, she launched a retail cloth diaper business from her home in October.
“I’m trying to stay at home, and I thought it would be a great way to earn some money to help pay the bills,” she said.
Photo from Punkerdoops Diapers