Say hello to this week's newest Featured Knickernappies Retailer, Cloth Baby Bums! Cloth Baby Bums is located in beautiful Medford, Oregon and owned by Carmen West. Read our interview below and get to know Carmen and her business a little better!
Tell us a little about yourself, your family, if you have little ones in cloth, where you're located, etc.- I am a mommy of two. My daughter is three and my son is one, my son is still wearing cloth diapers and my daughter wore them until she learned to go potty in the bathroom. We are in Medford, Oregon. I am a co-leader of the Rogue Valley Holistic Moms network www.holisticmoms.org and I am an apprentice Midwife, a birth doula and breastfeeding counselor. I feel blessed to be doing the work that I do.
How'd you get started cloth diapering and what made you decide to open your own business? I learned about cloth diapers just before my daughter was born and fell in love with the idea of saving our planet from disposables that can take up to 500 years to decompose, saving my baby from being exposed to all of the dioxins and other chemicals in disposables as well as the idea of saving so much money compared to disposables.
My love for cloth diapers grew once I used them, they are so easy! I felt very fortunate to have the support of my husband who also loved our cloth diapers so I opened my business, Cloth Baby Bums, when my son was born because we were in need of a local cloth diaper retailer. I wanted to educate new mothers about the benefits of cloth diapers and have an opportunity to stay home with my growing family.
What do you like best about being in the Cloth Diaper Industry? I love getting to know my customers. I have made so many new friends and watching their babies grow has been an amazing experience. The support in the Cloth diaper industry has been wonderful and has helped my make my business a success.
What are your favorite Knickernappies products and why? My favs are the One size diapers and the Mama Pads. We love the one size diaper because they fit both of my children so well. I had a three month old and 2 and 1/2 year old wearing the same diapers! Neither of them had leak issues and my daughter never complained about the KND One Size diaper when she was getting older and not liking the bulk of some other cloth diapers. I love the Mama Pads because they are so easy to use. I can adjust the absorbency that I need, they are comfortable and a must for any postpartum momma!
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