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My name is Erin Schillo and I am a Cloth Diaper Consultant for Everything Birth! I help people sort through the miriad of cloth diaper options and help them chose which diaper(s) will work best for their family. I can help you with your online registry, host local diaper parties where you can touch and see the diapers first hand, and offer FREE personal consultations (in person and online). I have a wonderful husband, Greg, who is VERY supportive of our choice to cloth diaper. He LOVES the cost savings because he's an accountant! We have a daughter, Savanna, who was born on April 10, 2010 and a son on the way, due March 8, 2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

argh....in the hospital!!!

Well I was SO hopeful this pregnancy would be smoother than my daughters, but I guess I was wrong! I have a rare condition called Uterine Didelphys. I have 2 uterus' and 2 cervixes. With my daughter I had loads of complications and she was born at 33 weeks. My hope was that she "stretched" me out and that this pregnancy would be much easier, and it kind of has been, up until now.

I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant and I've been getting weekly ultrasounds to measure everything and make sure Jude stays put (Jude Allen Schillo is our little man's name!). 2 weeks ago my fluid level was at 12, then last week it was at 8, and yesterday it was at 6. So off to the hospital I went.

They are doing another ultrasound here in a few hours to check it again....

HOPEFULLY the fluid starts to go up and I can go HOME on bedrest, but if it stays the same I'll probably be here on bedrest. Needless to say I'll be writing on this blog alot!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012

I am SO excited to host this year's Great Cloth Diaper Change of 2012 here in NE Ohio! I'm getting things all lined up before our DS makes his big debut. I've secured a location and donations are ROLLING in for door prizes for all the participants!

Check out my event page for all the details!


Done with my newborn stash, I'm sad!

So my little guy is due any week now, I'm only 32 weeks but my daughter was born at 33 weeks and all signs are pointing I won't go much longer with him! I started buying prefolds, covers and AIO's a few months ago in preparation for his arrival. I ended up with 9 covers (Thirsties and Weehuggers), 24 infant prefolds, and 12 Grovia AIO's.

I'm starting to get everything prepped and ready to go and I'm SAD! Diapers are addicting and I keep seeing more diapers that I want to get him!

My stash of cloth wipes should be here today too, I'm SUPER excited to finally get those going. I've been wanting to for a while, but with #2 joining our family it just makes sense. I hate having to separate the wipes from the diapers and put them in 2 different cans...I can't wait to streamline our cloth diapering!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! BOY did this holiday season FLY by. It seems like Thanksgiving was just yesterday!

I hope everyone had a GREAT holiday season! #2 for us is due March 8th, but my DD was born at 33 weeks, so I'm getting a bit nervous he's gonna be early as well. Starting to nest and get everything ready. Got my diaper stash all ready to go!

I'm conjuring up some contest ideas and reviews for the new year. PLEASE comment on what prizes and reviews you would like to see!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


The winner of my Santa Baby Holiday Giveaway with over $175 in fluffy prizes is:

DANIELLE BURNS! Lucky entry #850!

I've sent you an email to the address you entered(c-----4@yahoo.com), Please respond by Tuesday morning at 10am to claim your prize!

Thanks to EVERYONE who entered and look for more contests from Diaper Parties by Erin in 2012!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fuzzibunz One-Size Elite's comparison shots to old style

Alot of people have been asking to see the difference in the old versus new style of the Fuzzibunz one-size, so I just took some pics for everyone.
Here are the differences (the ELITE Diaper is the blue diaper, the old style is the dreamsicle colored diaper)
1. The front panel is shaped differently, no more strange square tab sticking out and less snaps.

2. The elastic adjustments are in the INSIDE of the diaper instead of the outside so it doesn't touch baby's skin...

3. MINKY inserts instead of microfiber...more trim, more absorbant, less staining and less odor!

Fuzzibunz One Size Elite, works for us, but may not work for you!

We switched over our entire stash to these diapers when they came out, we love them. But, each diaper has it's pros and cons, which is why having diaper consultants like us is SUPER exciting. Elite's work for us, but they may not work for you! One thing I've been hearing lately is that the waist elastic doesn't adjust out far enough, and babies with very large bellies are getting red marks on their back on the largest setting starting at only 15lbs. I was shocked, my daughter is 26lbs and she doesn't get those red marks.
I got to thinking about how to solve this. There has to be a way. I came up with an idea of switching out the waist elastic with one of the spare LEG elastics. The leg elastics are longer than the waist, so you can adjust it out further!!

Keep in mind that each diaper is going to fit each baby different. If something doesn't work, the GREAT thing about cloth diapers is their ability to keep their value. You know what I did when Grovia's didn't fit our daughter anymore? Sold them for about 80% of what I bought them for.
Don't be scared to try something just because the diaper didn't work for a few people. Or better yet, if your LO is already here, contact a consultant and bring your baby with you. I had a consult yesterday with an adorable 3 month old girl. She got to actually try the diapers on her (over top her disposables) to see what fit best!!

Check out www.diaperparties.com to get in touch with a consultant!