Leaving on a Jet Plane

I'm excited to report that Mr and Mrs IBB and little miss are headed off to la-la-land for some much-need family time. Fear not! We have lots of helpers in place to help man the helm while we are away.

All online orders will still be shipping on our usual timing, thanks to our shipping guru Emily. Any shipping questions can be directed to her at IBBshipping@gmail.com.

Questions in General
Feel free to use the 'contact us' tab on the website. Or, post on our Facebook wall. We have dozens of folks who are on the page regularly who would love to help troubleshoot your nighttime diaper, wash routine, or help you find a fabulous new diaper you are sure to love.

This is the one area of the store that will be unmanned while we are away. Our Brookside shop is closed Feb 13-23, and will reopen Feb 25th at 10am. I'm sorry to miss our fabulous local folks. Locals! Need something while we are away? Feel free to order online, and Emily will get it in the mail toot sweet.

Thank you all!!



Starting Out and Overwhelmed? Tip-toe in....

I'll often receive messages from those just starting their research. They've started reading reviews, finding information, bookmarking sites - but just don't quite know where to go from there. I empathize, as I remember that exact feeling! So many ideas, so many options, then there's the upfront expense. How can I know I'm making a good decision?

The following is how I break it down for people who come in to our store - for 1:1 consults, for 101 classes or just starting their research on their lunch break. If the following sounds a bit off-the-cuff, it is! An email reply I typed up tonight, and then realized it was high time I share this with all!

So here goes:

My favorite recommendation - start with the preloved newborn diaper rental. It gives you a chance to see how you like cloth diapering, and if you decide it isn't for you, you have just a minimal investment (even using the rental just a few weeks will already be saving you money over disposables).

If you are having a good experience (out of our hundreds of rentals, I can count on one hand those who haven't gone forward with cloth), do a trial package alongside the rental (thus ensuring you aren't left in a limbo period without enough diapers). The trial will let you test out several types and brands to see what you like best.

Then, after the rental and trial periods are up, trade in the whole thing for credit for your permanent diaper stash.

I think the best part about this^^ is that it lets you dip your toe in slowly, without having to jump in with hundreds of dollars. Each step of the way allows you to do a lot of research before making the next step. Hope that helps!

Want to do some more reading? Check out our 'help!' section, which walks you through step-by-step the usual research questions.

Want to check out the products mentioned above?
Newborn Diaper Rental
Trial Packages



Introducting! Newborn Diaper Rental Referral Program

You've asked, and we've listened! Introducing the Newborn Diaper Rental Referral Program! For every person who books a newborn diaper rental and mentions your name, you get a $10 gift certificate!

How it works - 
  1. Have your friend mention your name in the checkout screen 'comments' section when they purchase their newborn diaper rental package.*
  2. We look up your account in our system, and email you a $10 gift certificate code to the email on your account. 
  3. Easy peasy! 

Rental? What Rental? Want to learn more about our Newborn Diaper Rental? Check out the product listing here. Familiar with our rental, but have some questions? FAQ page can be found here

Timing? Currently accepting bookings for all EDDs - from mid-February through September!

Free money! We are excited to roll this program out as a thank you who have acted as our rental program ambassadors!

To help spread the word, we have an additional goodie to throw in. Through 2/12/13, book your rental in full and you and the referrer will each receive a $10 gift certificate!

Don't have a referrer? You can still get in on the $10 for yourself. Once your rental* is booked, we'll email you the $10 gift certificate.

Some of the finer details - 
  • You cannot refer yourself.
  • Referral credit non-transferrable. 
  • Only one credit per rental - cannot be split. 
  • *Valid on the booking of: $35 reservation fees, $195 full preloved rental payment and $295 full new diaper rental payment. Any rental already reserved or paid in full ineligible for the program.
  • Rentals booked prior to 2.4.13 are ineligible. Any rentals booked 2.4 or later qualify. 



Starting Out: What Do I Need?

The first question we get in the store from those beginning their research - just what do I need?

While it may seem there are a ton of diaper and accessory options out there, there are ways to get your horse blinders on, and funnel yourself towards just those items that will work best for you.
First, your shopping list. In other words, just what on earth do I need to make cloth diapering work for me?

There are six catagories you will consider when shopping: 
  1. which diaper(s) will you use?
  2. how will you store the dirty diapers until laundry time? aka storage
  3. which detergent will you use? 
  4. will you use cloth wipes
  5. what will you use when baby gets a red bum? aka rash cream
  6. how will you deal with poop?
Over the next blog posts we'll consider each of these six categories!

Anxious to begin your research now? Check out our 'help!' section. It takes you through your research, step-by-step. We know there are a lot of options out there, and we want to be sure you find just what will suit your family's needs best!!