Anyone reading this who has attended one of my cloth diapering workshops knows that I'm not the biggest proponent of buying newborn sized diapers. The simple truth is that newborns outgrow the diapers so quickly it can really be a waste of money to buy a stash of diapers that will last maybe 2 months. Most "small" diapers start from 7lbs., which I dare say is fine for most babies. It was certainly fine for mine since she was born at 7lbs 13oz, however, as a colleague of mine pointed out, what about all the other babies born under 7lbs? What about the preemies? What about twins? Certainly I shouldn't exclude them from the product selection that Eco Babies provides.
An attendee at one of my workshops told me that she would be renting some newborn diapers from an online retailer... and so the seed was planted. As of April 1, 2011 Eco Babies will be offering a newborn rental package that will act not only as a way to accommodate a smaller baby in an affordable way, but, also a way to introduce mommies, who are still apprehensive and tentative about using cloth diapers, to cloth diapering without making the financial investment. I am really excited about this, because one of the biggest questions in my workshops is, "which one should I choose?". And I usually tell people it's about personal preference and lifestyle, and to buy a couple different diapers and see which they like before making an investment on a full stash, because they're not going to hate any diaper, but, they might prefer one type over another. This rental package allows the mom to do just that.
So, without further adieu, introducing the Newborn Rental/Trial pack brought to you by Eco Babies. Full terms and conditions can be found on my website, however, here is a quick ditty about how it works. The Newborn Rental/Trial Package will contain prefolds, contour diapers, covers, pocket diapers, All-In-Ones, and some necessary accessories. Customers will pay a deposit of $220. Rental fee is $35/month, and a minimum of 2 months rental is required. At the end of the 2 months, if the customer wishes to terminate the rental they will have to return the rented items and will receive the deposit less the rental fee less and any other costs incurred. Customers will be required to wash their diapers with Rockin' Green detergent, and upon return or rental package all rented diapers will be professionally laundered by 2 The Root diaper service, located in Takoma Park, MD.
I am SUPER excited to roll this new service out as I really think that it will be very beneficial to many moms. Eco Babies really strives to make cloth diapering accessible to parents and to tear down the walls of fear and apprehension that tend to come with cloth diapering. We hope that this service will help to do just that.