Why Shop Local for Cloth Diapers?
You hear all the time about the benefits of shopping locally. It’s better for the environment, it supports your local economy, which then supports your local government agencies, and so on. Here’s an article from thelocalgood.ca that lists the top 10 reasons why shopping local is awesome.
When I began researching cloth diapers back in 2015, I wanted to shop for cloth diapers locally because I had never even seen a cloth diaper in real life before. How was I supposed to know what I wanted to buy if I had never even touched one?
To make matters worse, I found it really difficult to find a cloth diaper store near me. In fact, I never did before I took the leap and bought my first diapers. In face even during the process of building this resource, four years later, I found retailers in my area I had no idea existed! And these retailers had been in operation back in 2015, it’s not like they’re new.
Thankfully, I purchased my first few cloth diapers used (more information on that is below) so not only did I get to see a real cloth diaper firsthand for less, but I was able to chat with the moms I had purchased them off of for some first-hand experience on using them.
This for me is the number one reason why shopping for cloth diapers locally is so important when you’re a first-timer — you get to pick the brain of someone with experience and knowledge about cloth diapers. I can write articles and make videos here for you all day, and nothing will come close to providing the value of a one-on-one conversation with a cloth diaper in your hand! It’s priceless.
Since I found that part of the transaction to be so important, and because there is still no good resource to find local cloth diapers, I put together this one! I hope this page will help everyone find cloth diapers near them.
Looking at your state or province you may notice that some retailers are online only, but trust me when I say the cloth diaper community is made up of some of the most wonderful, kind, and generous people on the planet. Reach out to them and you’ll often be surprised to find out just how happy they are to help you one-on-one, often in person.
I hope this resource helps you as much as I think it would have helped me. And if there’s anything I can do to improve it, let me know!
Cloth Diaper Directory
Please Note: This directory is still being built, so if you don’t see your area linked, please don’t think there are no retailers in your area; it’s just that there are only so many hours in the day and my toddler doesn’t care about my website.
Contact me to let me know your area is missing and I’ll get it up for you. Thanks for your patience. -April
Local Cloth Diaper Directory: Canada
|Manitoba||Prince Edward Island|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Saskatchewan|
Local Cloth Diaper Directory: USA
|District of Columbia||Northern Mariana Islands|
Other places to buy cloth diapers
Aside from the local cloth diaper businesses you’ll find in the directory above, there are some other ways to purchases cloth diapers. Used cloth diapers are a great way to snag a bargain on cloth diapers locally. Local consignment stores and local Facebook buy/sell/trade groups are great places to find cloth diapers.
For more information on where to find used cloth diapers, as well as information on what to look for and how to sanitise them before their first use, check out the Cloth Diapers for Beginners Used Cloth Diaper Guide here.