Home Sweet Diaper Store

I really need to take new pictures, this is two years ago

Some of you may not know this, but Babies Bottoms and More is in our home.  A few years ago when we got this crazy idea that there should be a local cloth diaper store (and later added babywearing and breastfeeding products), we weren’t sure how it would work with Elisa being a stay at home mom to 3 kids 5 and under.  I (Elisa) convinced my husband that we should put an air conditioner in the garage, cover the walls with shelving, and turn it into a store.  He was a little disappointed to give up his dream of a place to put a pool table and smoke cigars with the guys, but I secretly was thrilled to have my own space to fill with all my favorite things and then share with all my new friends (aka customers).  We started in just half the garage but have since grown to fill up the entire 2-car space.

(old picture, but you get the idea)

It has been a blessing to be able to work from home and still be with our now-four kids, but it’s not all just about me.  The unique home environment has its benefits for you too.

 

  • Low Overhead = No Pressure.  We have very low overhead to run the store, so we can afford to focus on what YOU need and not what WE need you to buy so we can pay the rent.  We’ll never pressure you to buy anything, in fact, if you want to stop by some day just to look around at what’s new and chat with friends, that’s fine with us!
  • Curbside Delivery.  We know that it’s not always easy to get a kid or three in and out of carseats and into a store, and we also know that Texas weather is not known for being the most cooperative.  So if your baby just fell asleep, or it’s pouring down rain or just plain hot, you can call us at 972-424-4994 and we’ll bring your order out to your car.  Now if they could just make drive-through grocery stores….
  • Flexible hours.  While our normal hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10-2 (at the time of writing, please check our website for current hours if you are reading this in the blog archives), we understand that sometimes your mother in law is flying in to visit, wants to see these cloth diapers you keep talking about, and the only time you have available is next Thursday at 9 pm.  We’re able to set up private appointments to accommodate your schedule.
  • Kid-friendly!  We have a comfy nursing area and toys in our store, as well as a collection of baby carriers that you are welcome to use while shopping.  Plan a shopping date with a friend and you can take turns in the store while the other one supervises your kids and her kids watching a movie in our living room or playing on the swingset in our back yard.
  • Local pick-up when it’s convenient for you.  We understand that with kids you can’t always be on a schedule, and that if you can estimate to the nearest two hours that’s pretty darn good! If you place an order for pick-up, give us a call and let us know what day you will be in the area, we can pack up your order and put it on our front porch for you to pick up whenever you get around to it that day.
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Did Somebody Say Free?

I was thinking today about all the freebies we have available, and figured I should put them all in one place, because who doesn’t like free stuff?  If you’re reading this through the archives months from now, some of the offers may not still be available, but for now, they’re all live.

 

Ways to Get Free Stuff (from Babies Bottoms and More and www.babiesbottomsandmore.com)

1. Refer a friend.  In person, give them a referral card.  It has a $5-off-your-first-purchase coupon, so they’ll thank you, and if you write your name and email address on it, when they bring it in, you’ll get 10% of their first purchase in store credit.  Not local?  Not a problem.  Give your friends the referral code “newcust05”.  When they enter this into the Comments section at checkout, they’ll get $5 off their first purchase with us, and if they type your email address into the comments too, you’ll get a code emailed to you worth 10% of their first purchase.  (Discount will be taken manually, so if you don’t see your total go down when you enter the code, don’t worry.  We’ll take that amount off before charging you.)

 

2. Be a friend!  If you’ve never shopped with us before, get a $5 off coupon from someone or use the code “newcust05” (see above for details). 

 

3. Free Samples!  Stop by the store and pick up a free sample.  We have new stuff in our sample basket every week.  Or add a free sample to your online order here: http://www.babiesbottomsandmore.com/freesample.html

 

4. Free breast pads with any nursing bra!   For a limited time we’re giving away one pair of free cloth breast pads with each nursing bra purchased! Here’s our breastfeeding section: http://www.babiesbottomsandmore.com/breastfeeding.html

 

5. Monthly Giveaway – if you’re reading this blog you probably know that we do a giveaway every month.  You get one entry for every online order placed that month, every store visit that month, and one more chance by doing something online, like commenting or Liking us on Facebook. 

 

6. Speaking of Facebook… Facebook giveaways!  We try to do a giveaway on Facebook every week or so – last week it was a Bummis swim diaper.  The entry periods for Facebook giveaway are usually only about 4-5 hours, so be sure and check our page frequently or you’ll miss it!

May Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Emily Pena, you won the Bravado Nursing Tank from our May giveaway! 

For our June Giveaway, we decided it was time to step away from all the great breastfeeding stuff and do a diaper-related giveaway.  All this month, you can enter to win a Diaper Accessories Set, valued at over $49.  It contains:

 

1 Mommys Touch small wetbag, big enough to hold 2-3 dirty diapers

1 Dozen organic flannel baby wipes from Punkin-Butt

1 Jar organic wipe solution bits from SweetSydneyBean (just mix 1 cube with 1 cup warm water for a cloth wipe solution)

1 Sheepish Grins diaper pail deodorizing powder

1 pair dryer balls – great to use with cloth diapers since it reduces drying time!

Three Ways To Enter:

1. Come into the store and fill out an entry sheet.

2. Place any online order between now and June 30.

3. Like us on Facebook, and then come back and comment here!