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Introduction to Cloth Diapers

Expecting a baby and dread using so many disposables? Is the expected cost of disposable diapers overwhelming? Go green, save money, and learn more about cloth diapers at our workshop!

Our next workshop is Friday June 2, 4:00 pm– 5:45 pm.

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In this information-packed workshop, you will learn about all of the modern cloth diaper options as well as laundering, accessories, and general care of your diapers. You will have the opportunity to touch and feel the diapers and practice diapering, along with asking questions, registering for our Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental program, or making a purchase.

Because this workshop focuses primarily on cloth diapering newborns, it is perfect for expectant parents, families, and caretakers or those with infants less than two months old. While we do cover the full range of cloth diapering options and what to expect as your baby grows, parents of older children may prefer to try our Experiment to Own program, which is geared towards families with babies over twelve pounds (about three months old). (In that case, simply come in to our store during regular business hours for help by one of our staff - no appointment necessary!)

Come to our most popular workshop and check out the largest selection of cloth diapers in greater Boston to choose a green and modern diapering solution for your baby and your family! We look forward to seeing you, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Workshops will be held at our retail location at 200 Elm Street North, Cambridge, MA (Davis Square).

To register for any of the open classes below, use our online registration form, and indicate the number of adults attending. Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address that you check regularly and at which we can correspond with you to confirm attendance and notify you of any changes.

Course Fee: $20 for 1-2 adults, and $10 for each additional person, up to 4 people per registration. (Larger groups, feel free to contact us to register.)

About the Course Instructor:

Jen Patashnick was herself cloth-diapered back in the '70s. Now, she is a cloth-diapering mama to two who began her own cloth diapering journey at a Diaper Lab workshop in 2008! Since then, she has led over 400 workshops, introducing more than two thousand people to modern cloth diapers. She is known for leading fast-paced workshops, jam packed with trivia, puns, and humorous personal anecdotes.

Workshop Schedule

Introduction to Cloth Diapers
  Saturday May 27 9:00 am –10:45am SORRY! THIS CLASS IS FULL!
  register » Friday June 2 4:00 pm – 5:45pm
  register » Saturday June 3 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Saturday June 10 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Sunday June 18 10:00 am –11:45am
  register » Sunday June 18 1:00 pm – 2:45pm
  register » Friday June 30 4:00 pm – 5:45pm
  register » Saturday July 1 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Sunday July 16 10:00 am –11:45am
  register » Sunday July 16 1:00 pm – 2:45pm
  register » Saturday July 22 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Friday July 28 4:00 pm – 5:45pm
  register » Sunday August 6 10:00 am –11:45am
  register » Sunday August 6 1:00 pm – 2:45pm
  register » Saturday August 12 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Saturday August 26 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Sunday September 3 10:00 am –11:45am
  register » Sunday September 3 1:00 pm – 2:45pm
  register » Saturday September 16 9:00 am –10:45am
  register » Friday September 22 4:00 pm – 5:45pm
  register » Saturday September 30 9:00 am –10:45am

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Diaper Lab Workshops

Introduction to Cloth Diapers

Our most popular class! Learn about cloth diapers and find out why many parents have called this the best class for new parents they've attended! Registration is limited and classes fill early, so sign up now.


Babywearing for Expectant Parents

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Babywearing BYOB (Bring your own Baby)

Learn about babywearing and how to safely, comfortably and enjoyably bond with your child, from their first days as a newborn too those toddler moments when a rest is best!


Infant/Child CPR & Choking

Learn CPR and optionally become certified. This workshop covers CPR and choking for infants through age 8; stay an extra half hour to learn adult CPR as well.


Beginner Woven Wrapping Class

Learn to use a woven wrap with a baby 6+ months of age.


Back Carry Babywearing Class

Learn how to get your baby (6+ months) or toddler onto your back in a carrier!


Breastfeeding Basics

A 90 minute intro to breastfeeding session offered prenatally for women and their partners.


Newborn Care

A 90 minute class designed for parents and other caregivers who want to cover the basics of caring for a new baby.


Becoming a Dad

A special workshop just for new dads! This 90 minute workshop will cover the essentials of newborn care and support.


Vist us at our Davis Sq Store

200 Elm Street

Somerville, MA 02144

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