Board Member: Melanie Somnitz

Melanie Somnitz joined the Cloth Diaper Connection board in November of 2013. She started cloth diapering in 2008 when her daughter was a newborn. She became fascinated with modern cloth diapers and couldn’t imagine why cloth was not a more common option for families. Overwhelmed at the time, she became immersed in the online cloth diaper community and started a blog as a way to connect with other like minded mothers.

Knowing first hand how overwhelming cloth diapering can seem to new parents, Melanie enjoys working with first timers and helping others make the switch to cloth. In her position on the board, Melanie works mostly with outreach, assisting with Social Media and working on various organizational projects. She also enjoys serving as a mentor to our clients.


Melanie works full time as a sign language interpreter and has a Masters degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University. She also blogs about her life, raising her three children, sign language, cloth diapers, running, adoption and other random stuff on her blog Sunshine Praises.