How to start a cloth diapering business
I’m in the middle of helping 4 different moms and moms-to-be in learning how to cloth diaper and which to buy. I’m also buying and testing out different brands to tell you guys about. I’m dishing out my opinions on baby wearers, and the best bras for breastfeeding – from early on to a year in. (Yep, we’re still doing it here.)
It’s no secret I love cloth diapering. I love to buy them, prep them, wash them, fold them, store them neatly in Bella’s drawers. I also love to baby wear. I have a Moby, Ergo, Bjorn, sling – and my arms. And while breastfeeding wasn’t the easiest or most fun for me, I am an advocate for it because I know the benefits, but I understand how very painful and frustrating it can be.
So the other day, Sam mentioned I should think about starting some kind of online business that had to do with cloth diapering, baby wearing, nursing, etc.
I keep thinking about it. It just seems like there are so many online stores that sell all these products. I’d love to do something different, something where I helped pick out brands or put together kits for ages and stages of new babies. It would be fun to sell this stuff, but the best part would be having parents write me and ask me what they need for their situation, what brands work and which don’t, how to help minimize night time leaking, etc. That’s what I am passionate about.
I’m not sure where to get started on something like this. I just know so many moms (myself included) take one look at cloth diapering especially and think, “Holy cow, it’s too much.” And I’d love to be the one they find and turn to. The very best part of helping someone out with this stuff is when it works, when it makes their search/life/pregnancy a little easier and it’s one less thing to stress about.
Any thoughts? Anyone out there own an online business? Where should I start just to research this? Other ideas – like writing for a magazine or blog?
Do you think I could even do this? :/