Lil Helper Cloth Diapers in Malawi

A proud mom in Malawi holding Lil Helper cloth diapers in her hands and smiling. She is wearing a red dress and standing on a dirt road. There is a brick wall behind her, trees behind the brick wall and a clear blue sky beyond the trees. Cloth diapers malawi.

Lil Helper Cloth Diapers in Malawi

One of the projects we are most proud of at Lil Helper is the Baby Do Good program – for every three cloth diapers that Lil Helper sells, we donate one diaper to a family in need.

We are always deeply humbled to be able to ease the burden on a family dealing with diaper need. But, every now and then we come across a great opportunity to make a huge difference. Making a difference means so much to us at Lil Helper. It reminds us that this is why we do what we do! The Baby Do Good program was recently able to work with an amazing project. We were given the opportunity to partner with Venue Church in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Venue Church members Jenny and Dan Strilzuk took 30 lbs of Lil Helper diapers to Monkey Bay in Malawi, Africa!

lil helper cloth diapers in malawi. 3 images of moms in Malawi with their babies wearing Lil Helper cloth diapers.

Malawi, the poorest country in the world

Malawi has been listed as the poorest country, two years in a row, on the Gazette Review’s list of Top 10 Poorest Countries in the World.  In a country where the GDP per capita is of only $226.50, children are often the ones who suffer most. Priority is given to basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter. Buying diapers is considered a luxury. Reusable, long-lasting and cost-effective cloth diapers is what Lil Helper does best! We were honoured to give just a little help in that area. Last year, we received a letter from Venue Church letting us know where the diapers we donated would be distributed. They would be given to families through a village church in Malawi – The Nankwali Church, led by Pastor Alimoni Garrett Prechtl. Here is the letter we received:

 

lil helper cloth diapers in malawi donation receipt letter

Happy Endings

Recently, we received the following humbling letter from Jenny. She also sent the beautiful pictures of the project we are pleased to share with the Lil Helper family!

“Thank you to all the Lil Helper staff and customers that made it possible for us to deliver these diapers to families in need in Malawi, Africa! The project was a success!! Through the Lil Helper Do Good Program, we were able to provide 15  families in Malawi Africa with the resources to properly diaper their babies.

lil helper cloth diapers in Malawi. Parents in Malawi with their young children wearing lil helper cloth diapers. On the left, a toddler stands with his hands on his hips. He seems proud to be wearing a blue lil helper cloth diaper.

In a country where the children struggle and many don’t make it to their 5th birthdays due to preventable diseases caused largely by sanitation issues and lack of resources, this outreach is much more than giving diapers to ‘catch the yucky stuff’, this is giving health and life to these children! These mums were so very grateful to receive these “nappies” [diapers]. They reported that “there is nothing like this available here, and receiving these Lil Helper diapers will enhance our lives and the lives of our children!” 

Thank you all again for this amazing opportunity!  Sincerely, Dan and Jenny Strilzuk”  

Moms with babies in beautiful woven wraps on their backs. a group of toddlers standing and sitting wearing lil helper cloth diapers.

If you would like to work with Lil Helper to spread kindness in the world, please consider becoming a Lil Helper Ambassador.

The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs, apparently.

A customer shared a post from this satiric site with me yesterday on our Lil Helper FB group. It caught her eye because it sure looked like a ‪Lil Helper cloth diaper to her (and a few others agreed) and hey, guess what? When I looked at the image and checked the filename, it WAS a photo of one of our dipes, likely taken from our site who-knows-when (we don’t sell this particular diaper any more but we do sell a whole bunch of other lovely things that are NOT $750).

Our only sorrow is that our diapers DO NOT really have emu thread in them …. any more.

I fought for it, really, I did.

And the feathers in the inserts? Not goose. Flamingo. Anyone who’s anyone knows flamingo down is the go-to for cloth dipes.

Thanks for the laugh, GunkLife.

The $750 cloth diaper your baby needs, apparently. 

How the right Cloth Diaper will Improve your Love Life?

Admit it. Your love life hasn’t been the same since the baby was born.

Yes part of it is because of the hormones and the added work that is associated with taking care of a new life. But most of it is because you don’t get enough sleep.

Are you feeling stressed all the time? Guess what? It’s because your cortisol levels are through the roof— the stress hormone is elevated by 37% when you don’t get a good night of sleep. So if you feel edgy or overwhelmed during the day, the chances are you haven’t had a good night’s sleep.

High stress levels also dramatically increases your appetite and reduces metabolism,  ultimately resulting in weight gain.

If your cortisol levels are not managed it might also result in the early onset of Type 2 diabetes and obesity because of  imbalances in your blood sugar. Darn you cortisol!

The lack of sleep also reduces your testosterone levels. Testosterone modulates arousal in both men and women. Low testosterone, means a low libido, means.. you get the point.

So although a good night’s sleep will not make your hubby look like Bradley Cooper or make him as handy as Ty Pennington, it will certainly make you feel like the best version of yourself.

If you think this article is kinda simplistic, it is purposely dumbed down for parents who are running on little to no sleep. Because you guessed it right, sleep deprivation also affects your brain function. And just to be clear, the effects are all negative.

Now let’s examine why you don’t get enough sleep.

Because you are constantly waking up at all hours of the night to attend to your screaming machine AKA lovely baby.

Your kid wakes up for mostly 2 reasons in the night.

  1. Hungry.
  2. Needs their cloth diaper changed.

There are a host of other reasons why babies wake up at night like growth spurts, circadian rhythms, teething, etc.  Or they want to teach you a lesson for taking them out of the most comfortable place in the universe- your womb. Mostly they wake up because they are hungry or need a change.

So Lil Helper Cloth Diapers has solved the keeping-your-baby-comfortable-enough-so-they-don’t-wake-up- every -hour part of the mystery.

Lil Helper’s Charcoal Diapers are completely stay-dry and will let your baby easily sleep through the night.

PREwash-Nov2-2014Both charcoal inserts used together can hold upwards of 180 ml of moisture- a lot more than what the average 20 lb. baby releases in 6 hours.

And our waterproof one-size cloth diaper cover ensure that all the mess is contained inside the diaper itself. No messes to clean up.

If your baby is well fed and is comfortable in their diaper, it will help them sleep through the night, which will let you sleep through the night.

And once you wake up with a good night’s rest you can be a better mom and a better partner to your significant other and almost everything else will take care of itself, love life and all.

Inside the head of a sleepless mom

I am a parent. But I feel like a zombie.

Is this what zombies feel like?

I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since Obama became the president.

I am sure it’s Obama’s fault.

Obama has aged so much in the last 6 years. I have aged so much in the last 3 months.

Being the president of US is a tough gig. But being a mom is tougher. I bet Obama couldn’t do what I do.

NEED TO SLEEP. Everything is better after I’ve slept for 3 straight hours. Undisturbed.

My worst night of sleep before kids was 7 hours.

And I have to still pretend to love my husband. Obviously the baby is far more cuter and doesn’t demand a sandwich every evening. But that poor sucker also needs a bit of attention.

Who is the real baby?

I am sure I could figure all of this out if I just took a nap.

Oh crap. The baby is crying. Time for another change. I just changed him 1 hour ago.

Hope to goodness the baby doesn’t develop another diaper rash. That last diaper rash wrecked even the last semblance of sanity. I will forever remain indebted to the universe if we do not have another diaper rash.

But oh my gosh the love I have for this little screaming, needy, sometimes smelly, mostly moody, poop making piece of…. dust…fairy dust.

Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program

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Why we call it [lil helper]2?

Because our ambassadors are Lil Helper’s lil helpers. Lil Helper Squared.

The Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program is for users who are active in the Lil Helper community.

They are involved in social media discussions, believe in our products and our philosophy.

Our ambassadors will be selected from current Lil Helper patrons who are using our product or who have used our products. These evangelists are already spreading the good news about our company. We are making it easier (and more fun) for them to share their enthusiasm about Lil Helper.

They are the ones who are moving our business forward by introducing their friends and family to Lil Helper and our products. They spread the good news about us through the most trusted and valued source of marketing – word of mouth.

Perks of being a Lil Helper Ambassador, you ask?

  • Exclusive Lil Helper coupon codes given to lil helpers that they can share with their friends and family.

  • Each time their unique coupon code is used, Ambassadors get rewarded

  • All participants will have first look at new prints/designs/products. The ambassador club members will be able to vote between colour combinations, prints, and solid colours. They will then have first access to these new products. 

  • Free Tester products will be distributed to eligible members for trial and feedback before the introduction of a new product.

  • Access to the super secret private slack channel exclusively for the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program

How do Ambassadors get rewarded?

When an Ambassador’s coupon code is used to purchase Lil Helper products and the value of the transaction is $79+, Ambassadors can choose between two options for their reward:

1. They can donate 5% of sales towards a charity of their choice

OR

2. They can choose to receive 5% of sales cash, paid via PayPal

We do encourage Ambassadors to donate to charity, it’s just good karma for everyone ✌️

Why only 5% of the sales brought in by ambassadors are given to charity, why not 10% or 15%?

You might think that we at Lil Helper are business strategists who actually know what we are doing — we are not.

As with everything, we do what we think is right and at any point of time. If and when we realize or are told that there is a better way to do things, we will adapt and change.

Our Baby Do Good and the way we do customer service, have all been born out of — That sounds cool, we should try it out.

The decision to divert 5% of sales to an ambassadors charity of choice is no different.

This is what we know for sure — we make kick-ass cloth diapers AKA poop catchers. For any flaws that are in the products themselves, we make up for it by providing bend-over-backwards amazing customer service.

Who is not eligible to join the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program?

If you have never used a Lil Helper cloth diaper or any other product, then sadly you are not eligible to be an ambassador of our brand. We want each and every recommendation you make come from you as a way to help those around you discover a product that you love yourself and know that they will too. This premise would be compromised if you haven’t used the product yourself.

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below and let us know if we are moving in the right direction or if we need to change course.

And if you think you’d like to join the Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program yourself, please click on the link below.

Lil Helper Cloth Diapers Ambassador Program Apply to become an ambassador for Lil Helper Cloth Diapers. Please.
Becoming an Ambassador is the easiest way to get access to Lil Helper Coupon Codes