When you decide to cloth diaper you are then faced with an overwhelming selection of cloth diaper stores online. If you are lucky then you have a local store, but for those who don’t how do you make a decision? It seems like new stores pop up daily. I’ve done a fair amount of shopping for diapers and accessories in my day and have also gotten to know a lot of stores through my work here on Dirty Diaper Laundry. I’ve come up with a few stand out stores that you should consider next time you need to buy cloth diapers! Some of the stores listed are advertisers here and some are affiliates. Affiliates will be denoted with an asterisk.
GMD has been running since 1998! In a few years it is vey possible that babies who wore diapers purchased from their store will be having babies! With age comes experience both about cloth diapering and running a business. Not only does Green Mountain Diapers have fast shipping but they have one of the best cloth diaper resources online. If you want to see action shots of babies in diapers and be told everything about the diaper on the buying page then this is the store for you. It should be noted that GMD only sells diapers with cotton fibers with the exception of covers. You can find brands rarely seen carried by any other store including Mommy’s Touch, Imse Vimse, and Make sure you check out their FAQ to learn more about the owner Karen and her family. I also appreciate that GMD has kept virtually the same layout (even font!) for 15 years. In a world where stores change their websites every few months to keep up with the newest design trends you can always count on GMD to be the same. Want proof?
If you prefer ordering from smaller companies that offer top notch attention to detail then SBB is your place! Each time I have placed an order I have received a gorgeous package with pretty red raffia wrapped around a brown package. They place a sticker with their logo on it and truly it looks gift ready! I’ve also received handwritten thank you notes (I am an affiliate of theirs and they are always very kind and appreciative of business sent their way) in my packages as well. They have a good selection for a smaller store and beyond cloth diapers they offer green toys and baby carriers, plus mama stuff too. The biggest draw is that they offer free shipping in the US on virtually all orders.
Other stores I feel are worth a look when you want a smaller family run feel would be Diaper Lab, Jack be Natural, Kissed by the Moon, Half Pints Baby, Growing Up St. Pete, Fluff and Stuff, Nature Bumz, Dearest Diapers, and The Green Nursery. Many of these stores are not only ones I have either visited in person or shopped with, some are also advertisers here on DDL and have been my biggest supporters!
When you are looking for stores with lots of sales, freebies, and huge selections there are two that I always look to: Kelly’s Closet and Diaper Junction. I’ve ordered from both many, many times and have yet to be let down when it comes to shipping times.
Kelly’s Closet is known for lots of one day deals so they are the ones to watch on Facebook, and signing up for their newsletter is a must. They retail virtually every huge name brand there is as well as a few smaller brands. While they primarily focus on cloth diapers they do sell choice items in mama care, baby carriers, and baby accessories.
Diaper Junction is an online store and also a brick and mortar. While they have a great online business I love that they also have a presence locally that is helping to educate local moms and provide cloth diapers in VA. You can find almost any brand at DJ that you need! They also have a pre-owned section with brand names like Rumparooz and bumGenius. Diaper Junction is another store that offers lots of discount codes for special holidays, often times they have codes for freebies when you spend a certain amount. Keep an eye on their Facebook page and their newsletter for those deals. Diaper Junction is being run by the same mom who started it and even though they are one of the bigger stores Bryana’s passion for cloth diapering is still evident.
Next time you are ready to place an order for cloth diapers try one of these great stores! I like to remind everyone that even the “biggest” stores that sell cloth diapers are still small, family owned and operated businesses with a small number of employees. I’ve yet to find a Wal-Mart sized cloth diaper store in revenue or employees. And if you do decide to shop with an affiliate of DDL’s a portion of your purchase goes back to this blog, so thank you!