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I started my cloth diapering journey long before making diapers ever crossed my mind. I was a second time mom, looking for the ultimate diaper, dreaming of all the perfect features rolled into one. I had tried many brands and knew exactly what I wanted in a diaper, but that diaper didn’t exist. I sketched out my design and began working towards making my dream a reality.
I’ll admit that the whole process of designing a diaper, researching, contacting, and interviewing manufactures was very intimidating. I worked hard to find a factory that is certified and has fair labor practices. All Lalabye Baby diapers pass rigorous testing required by CPSIA. Getting every last measurement and feature included in a diaper and communicating with the factory to produce my design was challenging, but the end result was worth it! I had help with my design process not only from friends and family but from cloth diaper retailers, other cloth diapering moms, and a professional seamstress. Every feature of my diaper has been carefully thought out, debated upon, and implemented.
Lalabye Baby is a small, family-run business. Every single order that goes out to you through our website or out to our retailers is inspected, packed, and shipped by me. The name “Lalabye” was inspired by my daughter Leah; she used to call herself Lala. My husband, with his background in graphic design, came up with our logo and website. Everyone in my family has contributed to the success of our small business. My kids were my inspiration and motivation, my testers, and my little helpers. Most importantly, I had a lot of support from my family and friends. Without any of them, Lalabye Baby wouldn’t exist.
(Marketing Director, Blogger, Admin, Social Media Manager)
Hello, lovers of Lalabye! My name is Kristen, and I’m a former high school English teacher turned stay-at-home-mom and a part-time private tutor, blogger, marketing director, and social media manager. I enjoy teaching babywearing and cloth diapering classes in person and via Periscope, too. I blogged for Dream Diapers before beginning the blog here at Lalabye Baby and over at Mommy Sincerest. I also blog for one of our retailers, Fluff and Familia. I’m a huge advocate for empowering women as mothers and speaking up about infertility and loss. I love organizing, photographing, gardening, living green, and vegging out watching episodes of my favorite tv shows (Jane the Virgin, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Friends, Gilmore Girls, The Office, Scrubs, Parenthood) or movies (comedy, drama, and British comedy). I love to travel and be out and about, and I keep busy as a personal tutor and doing co-op preschool with my youngest.
I cloth diapered my son from infancy and went through several brands before I found Lalabye Baby when he was around 8 months old. The elastics were better than in the diapers I had; the fit was better; the inserts were more absorbent, and my husband loved the color coded belly band. He said, “We have to get more of these.” So I sold off our old stash and kindly obliged! We used our Lalabyes until Lucas potty trained and have used them since birth with our son, Everett. My husband is happy that we have plenty of “the good diapers” around.
I started cloth diapering my son Lucas in 2013 to save money so that I could stay at home, and it’s turned into a hobby and a passion for me to educate others about the benefits of cloth and that you can use cloth diapers even if you’re aren’t a “hippie,” as my mother would say. Cloth doesn’t have to be complicated! I am your wash-routine guru if you ever need help (but be sure to check the blog first- there are plenty of posts on washing and care) and I love to help people problem solve any issues that may crop up. I’m proud to be a #RetiredLalabyeMama after three years, and I’m beyond happy to remain in this community as the marketing director, social media manager, blogger, admin, and general Jane of All Trades.
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(Lalabye Baby Chat admin & Social Media Team Member)
Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I am so honored and ecstatic to be a Lalabye Mama! I am a stay at home mom and wife living in my beautiful hometown of Louisville, KY. My husband, Josh, and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for almost four years now. We have been blessed with three little guys, who have all worn Lalabyes. We are always on the move! We love taking trips to the Louisville zoo, splash parks, and adventuring and traveling as much as possible. I really love that my boys share my excitement for exploring and spending time outdoors.
During my down time I enjoy crafting, catching up on my favorite blogs, and baking as well as sharing cute pictures of my boys in their Lalas with my fellow Lala lovers! Our cloth diapering journey started when Elijah was three months old, but we took a few breaks because we couldn’t find the perfect cloth solution for him. May of last year, we found the perfect diaper we had been searching for: Lalabye Baby! I was so thankful to finally find a diaper that met and exceeded both of our boys needs. Our entire cloth diaper stash was quickly replaced by Lalabye Baby diapers, and we have never looked back. Not only did I fall in love with Lalabye Baby diapers, I fell in love with the community as well! I have never met a group of women as kind and supportive as the women I have met in the Lalabye community. I have truly made life long friends among these ladies! I am so excited to start this journey as a Lalabye Mama and to continue to spread the Lalabye Love!
(Lalabye Baby Social Media Team Member)
I’m Samantha. I’m a Christian first, a mom second, and a wife third. I have three children, Mason, Ella, and Ezra; they are my world. Mason is so full of life! He is up for anything and so smart, but most of all – he has a heart of gold. He was my first Lalabye baby, and Ella is my second. She is something else! She loves cuddling, Johnny Cash, and that’s about it. Ezra is my newest Lalabye Baby, and he is the sweetest little baby. My husband, Matt, and I have been married five years, and it has been a journey. We had gym class in high school, but I always thought he was so dorky (sorry, babe!). We think it is hilarious the first time we met was the date our son’s birthday would be three years later.
I work at a nurse aide training school, and I am also a full time college student. I don’t have time for many hobbies, but I do love photography, reading, writing, and the outdoors. If baby wearing, breastfeeding, and cloth diapering are hobbies, those things too!
I started my cloth journey without any idea of what I was doing. I quickly, but not soon enough, found Lalabye. It was instant love! The fit is perfect for my little one’s, the AI2 system is my favorite, and the prints & solids are just the cherry on top! Above all, the friendships I have made in this community are what I love. Where I live, I don’t know anyone who uses cloth, and I feel like I have finally found my place. The love in the Lalabye community is simply amazing.
(Lalabye Baby Social Media Team Member)
Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I’m mama to Amelia and Zoey and wife to Nathan. He is a software engineer, and we’ve been married for 7 years. I am a stay at home mom, but I hold a degree in Instrumental Music Education, and taught middle school and high school band for 4 years before we had Amelia. I enjoy running, music, reading, and crocheting. We also have 2 dogs- mini Aussies named Milo and Lucy.
As a family, we enjoy being outdoors- bike riding, walking, going to festivals, parks, and the zoo. Amelia has always loved being outside no matter the weather and is such a little free spirit. She’s got a wonderful imagination, the biggest heart, and her daddy’s fun craziness. She loves the color pink and wearing dresses every day. (If you knew me several years ago, you would never have thought I’d have a daughter into pink and frilly things, but I’ve come to accept it and I’m even a little obsessed with hair bows now. I guess that’s what happens when you have 2 girls!) She is such a sweet big sister and loves kissing and loving on baby sister. Zoey is the sweetest, happiest little baby and I can’t wait to see more of her personality come through!
Our cloth diaper journey started when Amelia was about 8 months old (April of 2015). We had visited the idea of cloth earlier on, but didn’t really know many people who used them and were mostly just intimidated by it. Nathan was more for it than I was at first! Around that time, I started researching a little, then a LOT, and started asking questions. We finally just dove in and tried a few brands. Luckily, Lalabye Baby was one of those brands. I was drawn to the vibrant solid colors and wanted a true red and a royal purple (so naturally, my first Lalabye purchases were Old McDonald and All Around the Mulberry Bush!). We quickly realized Lalabye worked the best for us by far, and were exclusively Lalabye by the fall of 2015. I was so glad to have found something that worked so well for us AND had an amazing community of mamas behind it. From the beginning, I felt welcome and knew I always had somewhere to turn for help, encouragement, laughs, and new friendships! After a 6 month break between potty training Amelia and Zoey’s birth, Zoey has been cloth diapered since the day we came home from the hospital with her!