Eco Babies is an online cloth diaper retailer that offers cloth diapers, accessories, detergent, training pants, swim diapers, eco-friendly toys, baby grooming/skin care products, baby carriers, eco-friendly feeding products and breastfeeding products.
Eco Babies ships internationally, and offers free shipping on orders over $50 to the domestic United States. There are a few things that really make Eco Babies stand out. One is the cloth diaper workshops they offer in the Maryland, D.C./Virginia area (Prince George’s, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s, Arlington & Fairfax Counties & Washington DC.) They will soon be offering baby wearing workshops as well! If you can’t make one of the workshops, Eco Babies offers in-home consults. For a small $25 fee, Lee-Ann will come to your home and go over cloth diaper basics, helping you determine what would work best for your family. She will travel within 50 miles of zip code 20720, if you live in this area (or have a friend/family member who is expecting & lives in the area) I think an in-home consult and a gift certificate would be an amazing gift. Eco Babies has a gift registry as well.
The other unique thing Eco Babies offers is their newborn cloth diaper rental. Newborn diapers can get expensive, and depending on your baby’s size, they may not be in them long. When you purchase a newborn rental/trial package, you pay $220 up front which includes a rental fee of $35/month (minimum rental period is 60 days, you just let Eco Babies know by 45 days if you need an additional month) as well as $20 worth of bio liners and cloth diaper detergent (this fee is non-refundable.) The remainder of the fee ($130) is a deposit, which will be refunded upon return of the items (less any items you decide to keep, or items that are lost or damaged beyond normal wear & tear.) You will receive your cash refund within 30 days of returning the items, or if you elect to receive store credit instead, you will get a 10% bonus, and have $143 to spend!
The package includes:
- 6ea. OsoCozy Indian Unbleached Prefolds – Preemie Size (4-10lbs)
- 12ea. OsoCozy Indian Unbleached Prefolds – Infant Size (7-15lbs)
- 3ea. Bummis Super Brite Covers – XS (4-9lbs)
- 3ea. Bummis Super Brite Covers – S (8-16lbs)
- 2 ea. Fuzzi Bunz XS Pocket Diapers – XS (4-12lbs)
- 2ea. GroVia Newborn AIOs (5-12lbs) OR Rumparooz Lil’ Joeys AIOs (4-12lbs)
- 2ea. Imse Vimse Newborn Contour Flanelette Diapers (4.5-18lbs) OR Bummis Bamboozle Fitted Diapers (5-18lbs)
- 1ea. Snappi – Infant Sized
- 1ea. Roll of Bummis Bio-Liners – S
- 1ea. Bag of Classic Rock Rockin’ Green Detergent
The package is structured in such a way that a new mom can go for 1-2 days before having to wash diapers. Items can be used or new, and used items are sanitized by a professional cloth diaper service before being sent out to another customer.
Eco Babies is offering my readers a 5% discount on their orders. Just enter coupon code CHA5DIA at checkout. (One use per customer, expires 11/30/11.)
Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a Diaperaps starter pack including one newborn organic cotton cover (6-11 lbs), two infant size 16″ x 12″ (fits up to 16 lbs) easy fold diapers (prefolds), three biodegradable diaper liners and a cloth diapering guide in a cute box. (ARV $20) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below.