Small Business Saturday – Shop the community stores that care

There is variations of this sign that makes its rounds on Facebook and other social media platforms on a regular basis.  It says, when you shop small, you are not helping a CEO buy their 2nd home etc, but your money is going back into the community, helping a little girl get ballet lessons etc.  We here at Nappy Shoppe, will tell you that is all too true.


Let me tell you a little about each of us, and how when you shop from us it affects us directly.

Sharni – I am the one writing this post, and I started Nappy Shoppe in 2008 out of my home.  Back then I never thought that 7 odd years later, I would  have 14 of us working this business in a 4800 sq ft store front, working 6 days a week.  It took several years before I was actually able to take a pay check.  Until July this year, I worked for my daily coffee fix.  Now I get a pay check which my current goal is to save to replace our falling apart 14 year old mini van.

Cheyenne – My right hand.  She owns a small part of the store with me, and helps me manage it.  She helps keep me sane, when the stresses of running a small business can be overwhelming.  She is a true friend as well.  She is full time with me, and I know her pay check helps pay for Piano lessons, Ballet Lesson & gymnastic classes for her three little girls.  The nature of this job, allows her to home school her daughters while she works full time.


Lydia – She has been with me since we used to be in a warehouse.  She came onto the team because she had a heart for breastfeeding, and other women succeeding at it.  She along with Cheyenne have helped many women in our community succeed at breastfeeding through our free support groups.  She home schools are two children as well, and I know the income from the shoppe helps pay for extras in her household.

Angela – Again, with me since the warehouse days.  She used to sew for me, but is now the one who keeps Cheyenne and I organized in the office while helping out on the sales floor.  She works three days a week at the shoppe, while homeschooling her three teenage girls.

Lauren – Well I have known her the longest.  Since before she was born.  She is my daughter, and when you shop the website you help her keep her job.  She does the website and a lot of the signage and print media for the shoppe.  I guess having her work at the store really truly makes it a family business.

Samantha – Many of you will have had Samantha teach you one of our many classes.  From cloth 101 to car seats 101.  She is a natural born teacher, with two little boys.  She along with Angela makes the trek from Sherman to Plano to get to work!

Kendra – She is the mother of two little girls, one of whom she homeschools.  Her youngest was born on my birthday last year :)  Her pay check helps with the grocery bill.

Sarah – Again a mother of two little girls.  She one day hopes to be a lawyer.  And not the big corporate kind.   Her heart is such, shes going to be the kind that never makes big money because she will be helping those who really need a lawyer and cannot afford one.

Amanda – She used to be a flight attendant, but now enjoys her part time job with us because it allows her to be on the ground with her young son.  She along with Sarah, Samantha and I, became certified lactation counselors in June, so that we could help Cheyenne and Lydia support our breastfeeding community.

Meaghan – Mother of two, has a second job as a nanny with one of our local couples.  For her the paycheck was really important as she was the sole provider for her and her little ones for a while.

Mat & Jordan – Our married couple.  Jordan has been with us longer than Mat.  They have two little ones.  Mat helps us with our Dads group.  Mat along with Samantha, Cheyenne and I is a car seat technician.  So when you buy a seat from us, you can get it professionally checked.

And then there are the newer members of our team, that have been with us just a month or two, but are firmly becoming a part of the family of employees at the shoppe.  April, Kristen, Chelsea and Melanie.  For them, their paychecks help buy the extras for their little ones.

So please, when you can, shop small and local.  The money you spend at these stores keep your friends employed, and more of the money goes back into your community.





Buy USA – Leslies Boutique

Leslies boutique makes a line of wet bags.  These wet bags are a staff favourite, especially the wet dry bag.  Unlike many other wet dry bags on the market, Leslies has a little gusset sewn into the dry bag, so it can hold so much more.

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Leslies bags come in a great range of prints too, making them a fashion accessory and fun to carry.


Leslies is owned by Emily and John Murray.  Emily and John also own Modern Natural Baby in Michigan.  Their 5000 sq ft baby store is worth a visit if you are in that area.  I have had the pleasure of spending face to face time with Emily and John at trade shows, and have gotten to know Emily very well via retailer Facebook groups of which we are both members of.

Emily & John and their two beautiful boys.

Emily & John and their two beautiful boys.

Emily and John have 2 boys, ages 6 and 3.  They bought Leslies Boutique from its previous owner in January 2012, when they found out it was for sale.  The bags were a popular item in their Modern Natural Baby store.


When they bought the business, sewing was being done in West Michigan.  Emily and John live in Ferndale, just north of Detroit in South East Michigan, and they wanted their sewers closer by.    When they went on the hunt for a new sewing house, they were continuously told it would be cheaper to produce in China.  Finally they found a good company right in their tiny city of Ferndale.  So all of their products are made right there where they live.  All of their sewers are paid a fair wage.  Emily says one of the best things about what she does is the fact she can manufacture her line of wet bags right here in the USA.

BUY USA – Blueberry Diapers

blueberrybannerBlueberry diapers is one of the brands we have had at the store the longest, and the company is wonderful to work with.  The diapers are high quality, as are the accessories.  And they always have the cutest print choices!

When I listen to the story of how the business was started, I can identify so closely with them, because it is similar to how Nappy Shoppe started.

Casey & Margarita McClure, owners of Blueberry Diapers

Casey & Margarita McClure, owners of Blueberry Diapers

Margarita, when she was pregnant with her first baby, wanted to cloth diaper.  She brought the idea to her husband, Casey, who was very skeptical of the whole concept, but being the wonderful loving husband that he is, said, “Whatever you want my dear”.  He thought cloth diapering would mean that their clothes would “marinate in poop in the washer”.  Once Margarita showed Casey the diapers she wanted to use, he was soon won over.  Margarita, being a sewer, figured she could save money and make her own stash.  Then her husband said to her, why don’t you make a business doing this?  So she put up a few diapers on eBay and they sold for over $20 each, more than the average cost of a diaper back then.

Braden, sporting a Blueberry trainer back in 2010.

Braden, sporting a Blueberry trainer back in 2010.

After a year in business as Swaddlebee Diapers, and growth, Margarita decided that she wanted to do for cloth diapers, what Victoria’s Secret did for underwear.  She wanted to glamorize cloth diapers beyond the then current boring choices available.  She wanted mom’s to be crazy excited about changing poopy diapers.  And in 2007 Blueberry diapers was born.  Now both Casey and Margarita work full time in the business with 7 employees.

Blueberry diapers use high quality materials, even if they cost more.  I can count on one hand the defects we have had with blueberry diapers since we started stocking them in 2009.  Not many of our lines, that we sell a lot of can claim that.  And every defect, was dealt with efficiently by Casey and Margarita.

Their main factory is in a remote location in Arkansas.  The factory employs local people, contributing to the local small community there.

At one point Casey and Margarita thought they might be able to save costs by moving production to China.  Not so much they found.  When they tried that route they actually LOST $30000 trying move production.  They thought it would cut costs by two thirds, but quality dropped dramatically.  Bad press resulted from customers being dissatisfied with inferior products, and new designed were knocked off.  And now they realize, now more than ever, keeping production in the United States is important.

All of the super cute prints that Blueberry has are designed in house.  They are exclusive to them, because they designed them.  And I must say Margarita has a great eye when it comes to super cute and fun prints.  Loved them all.

For our Shop USA event, Blueberry has given us three prize packages to give away.  You can get your ticket to enter to win any of these by shopping at the store and buying a product made in the USA.  Blue rewards card holders get two tickets when they purchase USA made.

Each package includes a bag and a diaper.

Buy USA – Planetwise & Best Bottom

bestbottomsbannerToday’s featured product line are Planetwise & Best Bottoms Diapers.

Best Bottom’s is our most popular all in two system that we have in the store.  It is a one size option that will last through to potty training.  We love the cute prints & colour combinations as well!  Planetwise diapers are a two size system, and have a unique two co-coordinating print style that is popular.


Planet Wise Inc.™ is a privately owned family corporation; founded by Nicki Maynard and later joined by husband Jesse.  As a husband and wife team, they are working together to ensure the highest quality products while following responsible environmental and social business practices.

How Does Planet Wise Inc™ Help the Environment?
To reduce their environmental impact, all products have been thoroughly researched and are all PVC-free and lead-free (a surprising fact is that many zippers have been painted using paint that contains lead).  All the products we have developed are reusable and have been designed to replace disposable items which help to reduce waste that ends up in the landfills.  Planet Wise Wet Bags™ have been designed to be useful for every age – from young children in diapers to the mature adult -and for transporting shoes, cosmetics, swimwear, or gym wear.  Planet Wise Snack Bags™, their newest addition, are made with environmentally friendly FDA food safe material.  Also, their packaging is printed on recycled/recyclable paper using soy-based ink.

How Is Planet Wise Inc™ Socially Conscious?
Community and family has always been a leading value for Planet Wise Inc.™.   Multi-generations are employed as well as fellow neighbors.  Employees are given the opportunity for flexible schedules allowing them to work around family time and school schedules.   To further promote family values, employees are welcome to bring their young children to work with them.

How Does Planet Wise Inc.™ Do It?
During development we carefully researched raw materials and chose as many USA-made materials as possible.  While abiding by this high standard of quality, they also continually strive to keep the price affordable for all families.  All products are manufactured in a locally women-owned facility helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact.  All business decisions, either big or small, are evaluated with the planet’s health and social harmony in mind.

And a little about their products:

Best Bottom Diaper

Created to use the pros of all the different cloth diapering systems and eliminate the cons. The Best Bottom cloth diaper system is trim fitting, highly absorbent and not overwhelming. Just adjust the snaps on the shell to fit your baby, snap an insert into the diaper, put the diaper on your baby and go. Best Bottoms are easy to use and easy to clean. Simply lay the shell flat and snap in insert into place. When it’s time for a change just unsnap the insert and wipe the shell clean. Three sizes of inserts are available in stay dry and organic cotton/hemp.


The highest quality of materials available have been selected with as much of the raw materials made in the USA as we could find. The entire Shell is made with USA-made materials! ALL of our products are proudly handcrafted in the USA at local factories helping to support the local economy and reduce our environmental impact. We use durable snaps and hook & loop, double layer of waterproof PUL creating a perfect no-leak sturdy shell with a wipe-able inside lasting for many washes.


Planet Wise Snack and Sandwich Bags

With many different colorful prints Planet Wise Snack and Sandwich Bags are great for the entire family. No more plastic baggies, plastic wrap or aluminum foil.  The seams are sealed using the Planet Wise Patent Pending No Leak Design, so you won’t need to worry about messes. You can even put a wet washcloth in one for easy clean up on the go! When you are home, just wash, rinse and reuse these great bags! They can be hand washed in warm/hot water with dish soap, or machine wash them in cold water. They are also top-rack dishwasher safe! You can air or towel dry them. Use in the microwave is not recommended.

All of the Planet Wise Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags are made with FDA Food Safe Materials. They are PVC, BPA, Phthalate, Latex and Lead FREE! There are even angled corners for easy cleaning. One of the best features are that they are made right here in the USA!

Wet/Dry Bag

The Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag is a truly innovative bag that allows you to carry your wet and dry items in the same bag.  Each Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag contains a “wet” section that is sewn and sealed for no wicking or leaking AND a zippered dry section along with a clever snap handle for easy carrying.  Carry all your items in the Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag while keeping your dry items dry and your wet or soiled items separate, sealing in moisture and odors.  Truly an all in one bag!

Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags are made in the USA with a high quality poly urethane laminate (PUL) that is anti-microbial and inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.

These bags are not only perfect for cloth diapering on the go, but for going to the pool or the gym.


During our Buy USA event we will be giving away a Best Bottom Cover and a Planet Wise wet bag/snack bag gift set.  To enter in, when you shop with us between 5/25/15 and 7/4/15 and purchase a USA made product we will give you a ticket to place into the drawing.  If you are a blue card VIP rewards member you will get two tickets.  All prizes will be drawn Monday July 6th.

BUY USA – Sakura Bloom

winsakurasilkWe started selling Sakura Bloom Ring Slings after Cheyenne talked me into it at our first ABC trade expo event in 2011.  She had one in her personal stash and swore to me that people would love them.  I had hired her for her babywearing expertise, so we placed our first order.  I let her choose the colors and styles.  She included one silk in with the rest being linen in our first order.  The linen slings sold well from the beginning.  Here in Texas, linen is a nice light weight cool option in the heat of our brutal summers.  They are quick to use.  And affordable.  That poor silk sat for so long.

Nappy Shoppe customers sporting their Sakura Bloom Ring Slings.  Photo by Kindred Photographer.

Nappy Shoppe customers sporting their Sakura Bloom Ring Slings. Photo by Kindred Photographer.

In 2013, Sakura Bloom had a booth at Dallas Market.  It was a quiet market that year, and we got to spend a lot of quality time with the owners, Lynne and Eric.  And we complained to them that while we had no trouble selling linen slings, we could not see the benefit of the more expensive silks.  Lynne pointed out to us that silk was actually cooler than linen to wear in the heat.  That it would breath better and was far more supportive.  Armed with new knowledge, we came back and were able to tell our customers the benefits of silk.  And that is why you see so many glorious silk ring slings in the Nappy Shoppe community.  We also came back having formed a new friendship.  One of the high lights of our trips to the ABC trade each year is visiting with Lynne and Eric.    They are a fun friendly, down to earth couple.  They care about their business and their retailers.  Unlike some manufacturers, they care about the value of their brand.  Sakura Bloom is one of the best selling brands in our store.  It is not hard for this to be the case with a quality product, and a manufacturer who we consider a friend.

History of Sakura Bloom Ring Slings.

Lynne’s sister, Carole, is an anthropologist.   She was studying South east Asia traveling to India and Nepal a lot. As Carole was pregnant at the time, she was fascinated with how babies were carried in these countries.  They used carriers out of necessity, something that back in 2005 she did not see happen here much.  She joined, which at the time was a small community of women wearing and many making their own carriers.  There were virtually no stores.

Lynne and her baby daughter Teja in one of the original ring slings.

Lynne and her baby daughter Teja in one of the original ring slings.

When Lynne got pregnant with her daughter Teja in 2005, Carole gave her 5 different carriers to try.  First off she started with a pouch style.  Lynne says she cringes to think of how she wore Teja back then.  She is not alone, I was the same with Braden.  Little did we know.  It was all a learning time. At 6 months of age, Teja did want to be cradled any more, she wanted to be upright and sit.  So Lynne pulled out the silk ring sling that her sister had given her.  She fell in love with this carrier. When a friend of Lynne’s in London got pregnant, she asked her sister where to buy a ring sling the same as what she was using.  The answer was, no one makes these! Lynne enlisted the aid of her seamstress mother, and with different colored silks, made another ring sling.  Lynne continued to sew the ring slings.  Have fun with different colored fabrics.  She sent one to her sister.  Her sister was wearing her baby in it, when she visited a baby boutique in Colorado.  The owner wanted them for her store.  So Lynne was asked to make more ring slings.  So she made 10.  It was 2006.  At this point there was no plans for a business, but it soon became obvious that was to become one, so in 2007 Sakura Bloom was born.

From the beginning, Lynne knew she wanted her business to be sustainable.  She watched women start carrier businesses and go out of business soon after when they did not price their products high enough to cover costs etc.  So Lynne did her research on pricing, and priced her slings for her business to survive.  She also learned the importance of keeping brand value, and as such rarely discounts.

Eric and baby Jai 2008.

Eric and baby Jai 2008.

At first Lynne did all the sewing.  But soon it was obvious that she could not do it alone.  She was introduced to a bridal shop seamstress called Amelia. Amelia was from Italy, and after critiquing Lynne’s sewing technique came up with a higher quality product.  For the first three years of business, Amelia did it all from her basement, including shipping. In 2010, it was too much, and Amelia needed to move on.  So Lynne found a factory in the small industrial town of Fall River, in Massachusetts.  And that is where Sakura Bloom is still manufactured.

Lynne with Eric and the kids.

Lynne with Eric and the kids.

In 2012 Lynne could not continue to administrate the business alone, so her husband Eric, came on board full time.  Lynne found that they did not need to live near where the slings were produced.  As long as they had their laptops, and internet access, they could run their business.  They now have three employees.  Leigh in market (and so much more), Jill who does social media (she is the pregnant voice behind Instagram), and Tiffany in customer service and manages wholesale.


Lynne, with her friend Robyn from BabyHawk

Lynne lives in California with her husband Eric, and two children, Teja 9 and Jai 7.  And here is a little tidbit for you, Lynne and Robyn of BabyHawk are very close friends, and Robyn lives in California too.


For our BUY USA event, we are giving away a Simple Silk Sakura Bloom ring sling in Shadow.  To enter, just come in between Memorial day and Independence Day 2015, and when your purchase includes a product made in the USA we will give you a ticket to enter into the drawing.  If you are a VIP blue rewards card holder you will get two tickets.

A pinch me moment, for sure. 9 years ago these were my fingers pushing layers of gorgeous, vibrant silks under the foot of my grandmother’s old tabletop singer sewing machine. When my daughter, Teja, was born in 2005, babywearing wasn’t a household term and it was next to impossible to find unique, different styles of baby carriers in local stores. Big box stores were the only option for most people, and they offered pretty much one style of carrier and definitely nothing made locally. I didn’t shop in big box stores for myself and I didn’t want to start with my baby. I wanted to support small, local, family run businesses like ours. So, I made it my mission to try and bring the amazingness of babywearing to the boutiques dotting our downtowns. When I was pregnant I would drive over an hour from our house in MA to the cutest little boutique in CT that sold cloth diapers just to see the colors and be able to talk with someone about what we would need or want. I knew I wanted people to be able to do the same with our slings. Feel the textiles. Try the sling on. Shop Locally. That boutique became one of our very first retailers ❤️ Papaya Patch in West Hartford, CT. Today we have 300 small, local, independent retailers (mostly women owned! 💪👭💪) around the world helping new parents get comfy in their Sakura Blooms! 🌸🌸🌸 So much ❤️ for all of our amazing retailers lovingly representing Sakura Bloom each and every day and for each and every one of you, our amazing customers, out there shopping locally with them 🙌❤️🙌. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 😘xo @lynnebanach ✨🌸✨ #allthehugsandkisses #liveyourdream #beoriginal #stayfocused #blazeyourowntrail #riseandgrind #madeintheusa #shoplocal #smallbusiness #womeninbusiness #mompreneur

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Buy USA Event

buyuseabanner1Nappy Shoppe wants to reward you between Memorial Day and Independence Day for shopping local and buying USA made.

Buying USA made where possible is important.  Why?


American people spending American dollars on American products equals American jobs. These jobs are the foundation of a thriving economy.

If every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made products, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs.

And there is many more benefits than that simple one alone.

So over the 6 weeks between Memorial Day and Independence day we are going to introduce you to some of our favorite USA companies that we buy product from for the store. And when you buy USA made products we will give you a ticket to put into drawing for some of our favorite USA products.  (Two tickets if you are VIP blue card holders).

Every few days we will be featuring a blog article and newsletter about one of our favorite manufacturers.  So be sure to check back frequently!

Check out our awesome prize listing!  And there is more to come!  Check back to see what other prizes we will be offering.

Sakura Bloom Simple Silk Ring Sling in Shadow

Best Bottoms Cover

Planetwise Wet Bag & Snack Bag Set

Leslies Boutique Medium Wet Bag & Pail Liner

Two Thirsties One Size All in One Diapers

Blueberry Wet bag and One Size Simplex

Blueberry Laundry bag and Newborn Simplex

Blueberry Wet/Dry Totes and Freestyle Swim Diaper

BellaCheeks Trainers

BellaCheeks Fitted Diaper

BellaCheeks Pants

Baby Hawk Carrier

So come in and BUY USA and get your ticket to win one of these great prizes. 

One ticket per day per customer.  Customer needs to have purchased a product MADE in the USA to recieve ticket.  VIP Blue Reward Card holders get two tickets per day. Not valid on past purchases.  Valid in store only.



Disposable Diaper Buy Back 2015


We are doing it again!  Buying back UNUSED disposable diapers.

If you have been thinking of trying cloth diapers, this is a great chance to get some store credit towards your cloth diaper purchase, or if you have that half open pack of disposables that the grocery store cant take back, we will.


What are we going to do with these disposable diapers you ask?  We will use them for a window display for a short time, and then we will donate them to Custer Road Church PISD School Age Parent program.  This program helps out teen parents in need.

Terms and Conditions

  • We will pay 20 cents per disposable diaper.
  • We will pay for a maximum of 50 diapers per family.
  • Payment will be in the form of store credit to Nappy Shoppe.  Total amount paid out per family is $10 ONE TIME in store credit.
  • Store credit to be used in the month of April 2015.
  • You are welcome to drop off more than 50 diapers in order to donate to the cause.
  • Offer valid from April 6th 2015 to April 30th 2015.
  • Offer valid in store only.
  • Diapers must be in a usable condition.  Open packets are fine.
  • We reserve the right to refuse unusable, dirty, mangled, etc. diapers.

This promotion is a one time payout per family of $10 maximum.  If you wish to donate more than the 50 diapers to the program, you may do so at your own cost.

Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Program


Want to use cloth diapers with your newborn but all of the one-size options are a little too big? Do you want to avoid investing in a whole stash of newborn size diapers that they’ll just grow out of in a few short months? This program by Nappy Shoppe is designed for you! Not only does this it buy you a few months time until your baby is big enough to fit those popular one-size options, but it also gives you an opportunity to give yourself a test run with cloth to see if you’ll like it before investing in a purchase! This rental program is less expensive than both disposable diapers and purchasing a whole stash of newborn diapers.

How it works

Choose from one of our packages (reverse).

At least one month before your due date, sign up and pay for your chosen diaper rental package to ensure availability. Beginning two weeks before your due date, your package will be available to pick up from the Nappy Shoppe. You will be required to attend one of our Cloth 101 classes. Class fee is included in the package.

Use your diapers for up to three months. Return your items, clean, dry and in good condition. Diaper creams, detergents, flushable liners that may be in the package are yours to keep. (varies depending on the package chosen). You will receive $100 store credit (or $75 back to your card) to use on anything you wish in our store.

Diapers and accessories will be a mix of new and used. All new diapers will be washed and prepped for immediate use. Used diapers will have been cleaned and washed in our store washer. Any diaper or accessory that is defective or no longer usable during the rental period may be returned to the Nappy Shoppe for a replacement at Nappy Shoppe staff discretion.

Any diapers that are missing or returned in unsatisfactory condition will be charged to the customer.


Can I choose my brands and prints?

Sorry, we choose. We have limited availability of various brands etc. We just ask that you choose boyish, girlish or gender neutral when you sign up.

Can I use my own detergent?

No. We ask that you use our detergent. If we find that another detergent was used and the diapers were damaged as a result, you will be responsible for the replacement of the affected diapers.

How do I wash the diapers?

We will provide you with washing instructions. We ask that you follow our care instructions. The internet is full of different methods, but we have found our methods to work in our water.

What if I want to keep the diapers when I am done?

You can do that. We will give you the opportunity to buy the diapers at market value when done. There may be an amount over the deposit that you may need to pay.

What if I lose or damage the diapers.

Any diapers that are missing or returned in unsatisfactory condition will be charged to you at the full price of the diaper.

Basic Prefold Package

  • 24 Newborn Sized Cotton Prefolds
  • 4 Newborn sized covers
  • 2 Snappis
  • 1 bag of detergent
  • Diaper Cream Samples

Mix of new and pre-loved $150

New diapers only $175

This package is a great budget friendly option.


Basic Fitteds Package

  • 24 Newborn Sized Fitteds
  • 4 Newborn Sized Covers
  • 1 Bag of detergent
  • 1 roll flushable liners
  • Diaper Cream Samples

Mix of new and pre-loved $250

New diapers only $300

Fitteds are the best leakproof option and are easier to use than prefolds for many.


Mix it Up Package

  • 4 Newborn Fitteds
  • 8 Newborn Sized Cotton Prefolds
  • 4 Newborn sized covers
  • 10 All in ones
  • 4 Newborn Pockets
  • 2 Snappis
  • 1 roll flushable liners
  • 1 bag of detergent
  • Diaper Cream Samples

Mix of new and pre-loved $300

New diapers only $350

Great for trying different types, determining what works best for your family in the long term. We will include a mix of brands.

Deluxe AIO Package

  • 24 Newborn All in ones
  • 6 Fitted Newborn Fitteds
  • 2 Newborn sized covers
  • 1 bag of detergent
  • 1 roll flushable liners
  • Diaper Cream Samples

Mix of new and pre-loved $400

New diapers only $450

All in ones are very easy to use. Fitteds are great for night time use. We will include a mix of brands.


All prices include the deposit that is refunded back when diapers are returned as outlined in our terms and conditions. $100 as store credit or $75 back to the credit card. All prices include a Cloth 101 class for one couple.

Prices and packages are subject to change. Please check in store for availability, pricing and packages.

Mum’s Group Thank You

Today Melissa H, one of our mums group regulars posted this to our little Facebook group.  Melissa has been coming to group for a year as you will read.  Melissa is the mother of Will who was born in September 2013.  I am sharing this with her permission. 

Melissa writes:

melissahA year ago today…
(Well not exactly, but…)

My husband and I share a car. Last year when he was on spring break and I had full access to the car, I finally got the nerve up to go to breastfeeding cafe at the Nappy Shoppe on that Wednesday. I was so nervous! And so late, as usual. I remember being so scared that all the women there would judge me for still having questions at five months. I was nervous they would think my hair looked dumb, that I was too dorky to join their probably very exclusive hippie club. Boy, was I wrong!

Thank you to all of the women there that day last year! Thank you;

  • Lydia for answering my questions.
  • Cheyenne for laughing when I asked if I was too late to join and making me feel comfortable even before stepping into that room.
  • Sarah C, for inviting me to sit next to you right away. (Even though it took me awhile to learn your name, I affectionately referred to you as Popular Girl in my head for months :)
  • Joy F, for offering to drive out of your way to give me a ride so I could be a part of the tribe on a regular basis.
  • Katie W, Nandita W, Christine S and Jojo S, for striking up conversations with me right away and being so friendly.
  • Michelle J, for complimenting me on the one thing I was incredibly insecure about :)
  • Sharni V, for making this group possible and offering up your space and knowledge so generously.
  • To all of the other women there on that day, and those that I met weeks or months later…

Thank you for being a part of my support team. For helping me figure out how I want to parent, and how to do that successfully.
For listening and reading, sharing and understanding. Thank you for being moms with me. I love you all!

So if you are nervous about stepping out and trying out one of our mums group, please don’t be.  Come join us.  We are all mums, and we love to welcome new mothers to the group. I am forever grateful that Melissa took the plunge and stepped out and joined our mums group.  Our lives are forever enriched by her making this big step. 

Why I do it – A special moment

Sometimes when I am stuck in the office doing the bookwork, trying to balance the books, trying to figure out the budget, working the long hours to make Nappy Shoppe keep going … Sometimes when I stick my neck out and take a leap of faith and sign up for another lease and expand into the space next door … I get rather overwhelmed and wonder why am I doing this?

And then a special moment happens, and I see why I do this.  Why I do this for so little monetary return. The emotional fulfillment from this business is high.  And today I am watching one of those emotional moments unfold.

One of our regulars is being induced today.  She has a one year old.  And she is on her own.


And from our Mama tribe they step up.  The Mama tribe is what we call our regular group of mums who attend our mums groups.  This tribe has formed from the mums groups and is an amazing group of women who support each other.


Today two of the girls have stepped up to become this girl’s birth people.  To help be her advocate to help her try and get the birth she wants.  Then step up more of the tribe to watch the three one year old’s who need care while these three girls are in the labour and delivery room.  One of the tribe even took the day off work to help watch the little ones!

So this morning I raise my latte to the Mama tribe, (and wipe my eyes), because you all are amazing, and I cannot wait to meet the newest baby for the Mama tribe.