When disposable diapers came
out on the market, they sold like hotcakes, and remained popular, despite
the cost. But then environmentally conscious moms wanted to go back to
using cloth diapers on their babies. Other reasons include severe diaper
rash from the gel used in disposables, high cost, or simply the fact that
cloth diapers have come a long way since our mothers used them on us.
But there is still a demand
for quality cloth diapers and covers, and surprisingly, they just cannot
be found in many towns and cities.
Experiment with a diaper design
you are happy with, and explore fabric alternatives to flannel (hemp has
become increasingly popular). Be sure to offer matching or coordinating
diaper covers, and choose some diaper cover designs that are more chic
than cutesy (think Ralph Lauren or Baby Gap as opposed to teddy bears
or dump trucks) - these sell very well, because most of what is available
is the brightly colored cutesy ones.
You can also offer cloth menstrual
pads for women (be sure to offer the extra large pads for lochia) as well
as cloth breast pads for breastfeeding women. You can also branch into
other baby products, particularly if you are offering hemp fabric (ie.
receiving blankets, absorbant bibs, no-scratch mittens).
Be sure to check your local
children's stores to see if they would want to carry your line of cloth
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