Friday, February 25, 2011

F2F Friday: Monkey Bunns

Featuring another crafty mommy friend with a knack for creativity!

Are you a cloth diaper mama? Have you tried cloth pads? Love hand-knit adorable baby and children's items?

Check out Monkey Bunns.

Ashley, describe your store/products:
I make cloth diapers (pocket diapers, newborn fitteds coming soon, and hand knit diaper covers), mama cloth (nursing pads, postpartum/overnight pads, and regular mama cloth), baby and children items (especially fun hand knit items). I don't have a lot of overhead being a WAHM so I'm able to keep my items at a low price. I also know the frustration of things falling apart on the first wash so I make sure everything is well made and most items (very few exceptions) are washed up for you before I ship them. I do a lot of custom orders and love to make fun gifts and sets.

One of your favorite products?
I like and use all of my products. I have to say my two current favorites are my newborn fitted diapers that I've been testing on my newborn who was born this January and my postpartum mama cloth. I plan to introduce the newborn fitted diapers shortly. The newborn fitted diapers fit similar to Kissaluvs 0 but are a little slimmer in the crotch so they don't come down so far on tiny legs. The postpartum/overnight pads are long enough that they contain everything. They also have two layers of microfiber so they're plenty absorbent to last even on the heavy nights.

How did you get started with your home business?
I started using cloth diapers to save money and to do less laundry. My first son was blowing out of all disposables at least five times per day and I was doing his laundry 2-3 times per day. When we switched to cloth diapers I started doing his laundry 1-2 times per week and his diapers every three days to once a week. After trying several of the "big brand" cloth diapers I figured out what I liked and didn't like about each. None of them gave me warm fuzzies so I decided to start making my own. I searched for quality materials and a pattern that I was able to use and develop for the best possible fit. My son developed a weird urine condition after a while though and I decided to learn to knit so that I could make wool diaper covers. I now make baby clothes, sweaters, etc along with diaper covers (longies, shorties, soakers, and skirties).

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