Ashley Reynolds, The Reynolds Mom, is a stay-at-home-mom in California who has a son obsess with Disney, trains, balls, Elmo, stars, numbers and letters. Ashley has adapted a natural approaches to parenting, sleeping, diapering and disciplining over the past several years. Though she primarily shops organic when possible, her family believes in awareness and moderation…and of course, cloth diapers!
Q: How have cloth diapers changed your life?
A: We looked into cloth diapering after my son developed a rash from a new version of a popular disposable diaper brand. As a result of making the switch to cloth, we’ve not only saved a lot of money but it also encouraged me to become more health- and safety-conscious when it comes to my son and what I expose him to. It’s prompted me to more carefully evaluate the chemicals and ingredients in the products I choose to buy so that we can make smarter choices for the sake of our health.
Q: This summer I am looking forward to….
A: Moving to a new house!! We’re currently in the process of buying a short sale which might take a longer than we think, BUT, I’m hopeful by the end of summer we’ll be in our new home with a lot more room for our son to play and our family to grow.
Q: The most unusual thing in my diaper bag or purse is…..
A: Hmmmmm. I just had to look. Actually, I have a kind of candy from Japan called Hi-Chew in my purse. It’s similar in texture to taffy. Since my step-dad lived in Japan for a couple years, he is very fond of Japanese culture and foods so recently he gave me a pack of Hi-Chew! I hope they’re natural but it’s all in Japanese so I have no idea!
Q: If I could live in one outfit for the rest of my life, it would be….
A: My favorite jeans, a basic t-shirt and flip flops!
Q: If you could offer one piece of advice to a new mom/dad, what would it be?
A: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Trust me, you’ll need it and your friends and family are more than willing to give you a hand.