Q&A with a Tiny Tush retailer Babies Bottoms and More
Featured Store: Babies Bottoms and More, owned by Elisa Low
Location and Website: Farmers Branch Tx (just NW of Dallas)
Days & Hours open: Open Saturdays 1-4, weekdays by appointment. We do a cloth 101 new parent orientation session on Saturdays at 12:30 by request and we also teach cloth diapering at Centennial Medical Center (hospital) in Frisco, TX.
How long have you been carrying Tiny Tush Products? 4 years
- What is your best selling Tiny Tush product? Hands down the Tiny Tush Trim one-size fitted diaper. Our customers use it with one extra Tiny Tush doubler as a nighttime diaper and regularly report their baby can wear it for 12 hours and wake up with dry pajamas! We also love the Deluxe cotton fleece wipes.
- What is your personal favorite Tiny Tush product? I LOVE the Tiny Tush Trim. I have two kids in nighttime diapers and the Tiny Tush Trim works for both of them.
- Why did you decide to open your business? I started out sewing my own cloth diapers and selling them on Etsy.com, but I couldn’t keep up with the demand so I started selling Tiny Tush (and other brands as well). It’s a great way that I can work from home and support other moms in caring for their babies as well as be a full-time mom to my four kids.
- What is the one invention that the baby world needs that hasn’t been invented yet? One-size shoes! I love how one-size diapers grow with the baby, but we need some soft sole baby shoes that will grow with them so I don’t have to buy new shoes every 3 months!
- Why do you love cloth diapers? So many reasons! We originally made the switch to cloth to save money when our second child was born, 18 months after the first one! But after a while we realized that not only are they way cheaper than disposables, but they’re better quality, better for the environment, SUPER cute, and best of all I never have to run to Wal-Mart at 11 pm to go buy diapers. We never run out!
- What key advice do you give new parents who are thinking about cloth diapers? Make sure you get to see the diapers in person, and talk to someone who uses cloth diapers if possible. They can seem intimidating at first, just because they’re different, but after you see how real parents use them, you’ll realize that they’re not much more work than disposables. Also, go to the store and check the prices on disposable diapers. Do the math and see how much they will cost – remember, a newborn baby will go through 10-12 diapers PER DAY!
- Do you have a cloth diaper story you want to share – perhaps you or someone you know who has found that cloth diapering has improved their life in some way? I love telling the story about how I was converted to cloth wipes! When we first started out, my husband brought up the topic of using cloth wipes and I think I said, “Honey, I’m willing to do cloth diapering to save money, but I am not willing to save that much money!” So we bought the disposable wipes and I thought my life would be easier. Fast forward 6 weeks to when our baby arrived and I was changing a poopy diaper. I must have used 6 or 8 disposable wipes. Finally, I got him cleaned off, put the cloth diaper in the diaper pail… and then looked around going “Where am I going to put these wipes?” I had to take the naked baby to the bathroom to throw the wipes in the trash can, all the time thinking, “This was supposed to make my life easier? Forget it, I’m doing cloth wipes!”
- What would you like the world to know about you? We have four kids ages 7, 5, 3, and 4 months old. In my spare time I like to do art projects, especially sewing. I love including surprise goodies with my online orders going out.
Thank you to Babies Bottoms and More for choosing to carry Tiny Tush!