Last year, in my quest for cloth diaper giveaways, I stumbled upon a new website - 29Diapers.com. The writer is Laura Cowan, a mom who wants to share the benefits of cloth diapering with other parents. She has some excellent articles posted explaining the lingo and answering some common questions.
As you all know, I love cloth diapers, even though I can't use them quite yet. ;) So, I've kept up with 29 Diapers and have enjoyed reading about Laura's experiences. When she published her book, Ecofrugal Baby, I was excited when she asked if anyone was interested in getting out the word about it. She kindly sent me a copy to review on the blog.
The book was fun and easy to read, and she has chapters focused on each category of baby gear. Feeding gear, nursery furniture, clothing, and of course cloth diapers are a few that are covered. I have to say, I already practice many of the tips given in this book - I've always been a pretty frugal person. :) But if you're just starting to try to cut down on your costs, there are some great ideas and resources listed for you! I found out about some websites with good deals that I hadn't heard of before - I'll have to keep them in mind. :)
After every chapter, she includes a "cheat sheet" - a quick list of everything talked about, so you can have a reference to remind you. Also, at the back, there is a handy chart provided for you to keep track of all your costs and savings. Who wants to needlessly spend lots of money on things that will only be used for a year when you can save it for more important things instead?
Ecofrugal Baby is available through 29Diapers.com as a paperback ($19.96) or as an e-book in PDF format. ($5.99) You can also find it on Amazon. If you're interested in purchasing a copy, contact me and I can give you a code to get 20% off. :)