When you have been around a while, you see some things. These last few months especially have really tugged at my heart strings. I love cloth diapers, but I’m a small business owner and supporter at heart. I want them to succeed, no, thrive is a better word. When I hear that one is closing, it truly breaks my heart.
Cloth Diaper Business Closures
twinkie tush cloth diapers
Opened almost 12 years ago. Recently announced that they were wrapping up operations over the coming months. They are rolling out the last of their most popular prints in all styles in both cloth diapers and clothing. I’ve seen a few recent sales as well.
The night night was my saving grace. It was the only diaper that held everything my kids could throw at it. They always woke up with dry pjs. The diapers are fluffy clouds of goodness. And the clothes were worn and loved by both my kiddos.
All made in upstate New York with owners Gretchen and Mike and their team of employees.
The Green Tot Spot
Opened five years ago. Has been wrapping up operations over the last few months. Stock still remains and is at super low clearance prices. Definitely worth looking at if you need anything or want to save big on name brands.
Their newborn and regular cloth diaper rental will remain open. I HIGHLY recommend looking into this option if you are new to cloth diapers. I did it myself. It’s a great way to try a few different styles or brands without the commitment of purchasing them. After you are done, you send them back and can purchase with confidence. You’ll have a much better idea or what works, or doesn’t work for you.
West Coast Dipes
Opened it 2018. Run by mother/daughter duo Keema and Lauren. Liquidation sale happening now. Grab these while you can. West Coast Dipes were wonderful diapers at full price but an absolute still at what they are now marked down to. Great fit, well made, very absorbent. Many love the AIO’s for heavy wetters.
While WCD is closing down, the main shop, Crunchy Boutique, will remain. Keema and Lauren plan to expand their inventory with new product lines.
These three small businesses are just a small portion of many others that have been forced to close recently. To say this is sad is an understatement.
I have had the great honor of working with Mike and Gretchen, Jess, and Keema and Lauren over the last number of years. It was always a pleasure and I will miss them all greatly. I know they will all continue to go on and reach for new dreams. I wish each of them and their families the very best.
If you feel moved, please join me by checking out their remaining stock and also taking a second to wish them well!
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.
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