Meet The Geishecker Family

The Geishecker Family. Working with Green Diaper babies since December 2014.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family, who are they and what do they love?  

We live in Glen Ellyn, where Charles is a pastor and Sara is an English Language teacher. Sara is from the Chicago suburbs, and Charles grew up in Ohio. Parker is now two years old. He loves trucks, trains, and cars. He is very inquisitive, energetic, helpful, and loving. He loves to read, which is one of the few times he will sit still! He also loves dogs, especially his greyhound, April.

What are the main reasons you like being a part of the Green Diaper Babies family?    

Sara was a cloth diaper baby herself, and wanted her baby to have a more comfortable and environmentally friendly option for diapers. We love the convenience of having the diapers cleaned, and picked up and dropped off weekly. The diaper covers are cute too!

What advice can you share regarding cloth diapers? 

Change the diapers more often than you would a disposable. Make sure every bit of the diaper is tucked in the cover!
Advice regarding parenting and loving your family?
Spend as much time as you can with your child(ren.) You never know when the last time will be that you get to give them a bottle, rock them to sleep, or help them brush their hair. Enjoy every moment! Dishes, cleaning, etc. can wait. Take tons of pictures, and write down everything. Keep a baby book, or a journal where you can write down what they did each day. Set aside time each week to spend as a family, even if it’s just an hour.

What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family and anything else you’d like to share?  

We love to visit the Morton Arboretum (especially the children’s garden), go on long walks around the neighborhood, and cook together. Having a child makes even the most ordinary of errands (like grocery shopping) something exciting. We love to spend time with grandparents and family, and be outside.

Meet the Barner Family

The Barners. A family with Green Diaper Babies since December 2014.

 

Tell us a little bit about your family, who are they and what do they love?  

We’re the Barners! Rufus is an attorney with his own practice specializing in family law and Claire is an Operations Manger at a nonprofit. Elise turned two in December and is developing her own eclectic interests, which include baking cookies, reading every book in sight, NASA and all things space, classic Barack Obama speeches, Minnie Mouse, and the Beatles.

What are the main reasons you like being a part of the Green Diaper Babies family?    

We both are passionate about social justice issues and Green Diaper Babies has allowed us to be environmentally friendly without sacrificing convenience. Elise loves noticing the different colors of her diaper covers and pretending to change Minnie Mouse’s diaper. We all appreciate that Elise has never had a really bad diaper rash while wearing cloth.

What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family and anything else you’d like to share?  

We enjoy going on adventures all around the city. Elise loves touching plants at the Garfield Park Conservatory, hiking near the North Park Village Nature Center, and walking along the Chicago River. We all enjoy being in the kitchen. Elise is learning how to bake bread from her dad and all about spices from her mom. We both come from big families, and Elise loves spending time with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Customer Spotlight: The Koenig Family

The Koenig Family. Customers since April 2015.

The Koenig Family. Customers since April 2015.

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Mary Dawn is Canadian-American, Chris is American. We met in Philadelphia, lived in California, moved to Chicago, and got married in 2013. MD is an assistant professor at UIC and Chris is a software developer.

Tell us about the little one in the Green Diaper Babies cloth diapers.

Ethan is 10 months old now. He’s a cuddly fellow, loves to read, and enjoys walks when it’s not too cold. Most of all he likes being in our company, which works out well because we’re rather fond of him.

What are the main reasons you like being a part of the Green Diaper Babies family?

Besides the magic of our dirty diapers turning clean on Monday morning, it really feels good to reduce our family’s footprint. The amazing community is an added benefit, and of course the diapers make Ethan’s bum look big and adorable!

What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family?

Honestly, sitting around the fireplace together ranks pretty high. But we also enjoy travel around the continent to see friends, family, and National Parks. And on a nice day, nothing beats a family walk with a brief stop at the local bakery.

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