A few weeks ago we got to chat with Nancy of Sweet Pea Diapers and she gave us an idea of what we can expect from them in the next while. Sweet Pea has been busy in the last year, tweeking their designs and they even received an iParenting Media Award for their pocket diaper. We recently received a shipment and the new colors look great, they also launched an AI3 diaper and I can’t wait to see the new one size diaper covers.
1. How did you get started with Sweet Pea Diapers?
I purchased the company that was in the early stages of planning.
The previous owner had manufactured sized diapers that were almost identical to a large major cloth diaper company.
We changed the design to a one-size in October 2008 and the rest is history!
2. What sets Sweet Pea apart from other cloth diapers?
Price! While the quality of the first batch produced wasn’t up to our standards, we have since been working with a wonderful manufacturer who prides himself in good quality, great work ethic and wonderful customer service.
3. What are your newest products and how did those come about?
It seems everywhere you turn, there is the old standard one-size with 2 microfibre inserts.
We also wanted to introduce the one-size with 1 microfibre insert with 1 HEMP one!
We are excited about our new Sweet Pea-in-a-Pod AI3. It’s similar to an AI2 but has 2 seperate snap in soaker/pads and 2 flushable liners.
Our diaper covers have been extremely well received. The colours are awesome, the fit is great and they retail for only $8.95 or less.
4. Do you have any tips for parents just getting started with cloth diapers or still on the fence about whether or not to use them?
Don’t be afraid! The misconception most people are faced with is that they couldn’t be bothered because it’s too much work and looks gross.
Honestly, once you get started and have a routine, it’s a breeze…..It’s not like the old days with the pins and rubber pants!
5. Do you think Canada as a whole warming up to cloth diapers or are certain areas more open to it than others?
I read somewhere recently that Canada and Australia were leading countries in the use of cloth diapers.
We have recently partnered with an Australian distributor and the reception has been wonderful
6. What are sweet pea’s plans for 2010?
We started the year off well with new product introduction. There are always new ideas and new opportunities!