Katie received free products to review and all opinions are her own. If you click and buy, we may receive a small commission. Thank you. Dawn from HumBird sent us her newest diaper, the HumCloud Overnight Diaper. If you remember, we previously reviewed her adorable appliqué wool longies. This time she sent her nighttime diaper along with a wool cover for us to test out.
Stories and names used in this post are fiction, though they are based on real life experiences. Every so often, I see someone really excited about the thought of opening their own cloth diaper store, or other small business. I get it. It’s “The American Dream.” I’ve also heard complaints about product prices, talk of buying well…anywhere but from small businesses, and references to brands as “big” when I know for a fact that they are not. Ex: “They’re a big business, they can afford to cover return shipping.” or “They’re a big brand, they can afford to honor this price mistake for everyone.” Starting a business isn’t that easy, and the successful stores and brands have worked incredibly hard, and taken risks to get where they are today.
In the past 7 1/2 or so years, I’ve seen a lot of businesses come and go, I’ve seen a lot of struggles, and I’ve vowed to shop small even more than I already did. So what exactly is “small?”
This post was originally published on the Kelly Wels (affiliate link) blog. When I began cloth diapering almost 8 years ago, there were several “big brands” that I thought of as anonymous, faceless corporations like disposable diaper companies. As I’ve become more involved in the industry, I realized how wrong I really was.
Up On the Hill is my local natural family boutique, and the owner has been a friend of mine since the early 90’s. The shop is no longer carrying a few things, including cloth diapers and Sakura Bloom ring slings, so you can get an amazing deal while they still have stock!
Katie received a sprayer free to review. If you click & buy, we may receive a small commission, thank you. Every cloth diapering parent has a different answer when asked what their “must have” diaper accessory is. For me, I always answer with “diaper sprayer.” After cloth diapering two kids in a total of about five years, I have really appreciated having a diaper sprayer. My husband made us a homemade diaper sprayer and that worked pretty well for us but when Kleppo asked if we wanted to review their sprayer, I was excited to try it.