Maman Loup is dedicated to getting families of all incomes into cloth diapers. Cloth is good for the environment, good for babies, and good for the bank account.
I am also committed to promoting business local to me, such as Bummis and Öko Créations: two Quebec-based companies making ethical and ecological products for Moms and babies. I was interviewed in 2013 as part of a CBC Montréal feature on Betsy Thomas, one of Bummis’ founders.
I support Cloth for a Cause (CFAC) with donations of diapers and cash. Cloth for a Cause provides families in need with cloth diapers, with chapters all over the country. I donate a portion of all sales to CFAC and send diapers that need a bit of TLC to the lovely Mamas at CFAC branches across the country to spruce up and re-home.
In the long term, I would like to help open a CFAC chapter here in Montréal.
I am (slowly) spearheading a campaign to bring a cloth diaper subsidy to Montréal and to help parents in other cities to do the same. Currently there is a Montréal Cloth Diaper Subsidy Facebook page and a Facebook group for Canadian parents interested in sharing ideas on how to get subsidies approved in their respective regions (Cloth Diaper Subsidy Collaboration Club).
This year I am a volunteer organizer for the Great Cloth Diaper Change, taking place at Boutique Bummis on April 26. (Click the link on the side bar to register.)
I was recently featured in an article about cloth diaper subsidies in the Montréal Gazette. Unfortunately the article is no longer available on their website, but, I promise, it was great!
You can also listen to my recent interview on CBC Day Break, where I call out municipal politicians for ignoring my requests for information on their campaign platforms.
Though not directly related to cloth diapers, I am a 2014 David Suzuki’s Queen of Green Coach, helping local families achieve their green-living goals!
Find out if your region of Québec has a subsidy (French only): Subvention couches lavables
New! The Ville-Marie borough now offers a subsidy of $180! (French only)