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I was a new mom who had much trouble finding the
natural baby products that I feel were safe for my little guy. I don't
like plastic, wastefulness, synthetic materials or consumerism, so why
would I choose these things for my baby? Going to register at Babies 'R Us (the only option at the time) almost made me sick to my stomach to see how few options there were that met my standards. I wanted quality products that
would not end up in the landfill!
I started Teeny Greeny in 2008 because I wanted "crunchy" people
like me in the Kansas City area to be able to buy green products from
someone locally. When I was shopping for these unique items, the only option was the internet. Being the granola
-mom that I am, I wanted to "shop local" as they say, but it was impossible.
I want you to be able to see and touch things before
you buy them, especially something like a cloth diaper or a sling! I
want you to have a real person to answer your questions face to face.
This poses a challenge with an online store, but I've had a great response to this new business model over the last few years. You can shop online if you know what you want, and choose local pickup (getting your goodies sooner and cheaper than shopping online only), or you can make an appointment to shop or sit down for a cloth diaper consultation in my showroom with me to answer any questions. I am more than happy answer questions via email, phone or in person. In 2012 we acquired Peachy Keen Diapers from the wonderful Ashley Fuller, and added a second location at Mommy Shop in south Overland Park. This spot offers regular business hours and a more traditional shopping experience for our customers. We also offer cloth diaper consultations and classes at this location.
I also want you to be able to find as many natural baby products in one place, and since we have opened, we have added new products to the inventory every single month! Any suggestions for what you want to see next? We also offer a baby registry so you can let friends and family know what you really want for your baby!
More about me... Part of my passion
for 'green' stems from my belief that we are given a
responsibility to care for this earth, which I believe was designed as a
beautiful picture that points us toward the Creator. We
are stewards of our land, water and air, as well as our bodies, and we
should treat these things as though they are God's, and not our own to
destroy with our wastefulness, apathy or carelessness.
Prior to starting Teeny Greeny, I started New Creation Doula Services and was a birth doula for 6 years and also did birth photography. I occasionally still take clients if we are a good match. Now I am a babywearing, cosleeping, breastfeeding, nature-loving momma to my
hilarious son. My inner hippie is coming out more and more as I
about natural lifestyle choices that are safer and simpler for us. Often
my conversations revolve around natural labor
and birth, sustainable and green living, alternative medicine, organic
food, and most recently, parenting and education styles. I feel most
alive when I am inspired to create... gardening and cooking,
re-purposing old furniture, harvesting herbs for a tincture or salve,
knitting a bib, or photographing a child. I come from an entrepreneurial family, so starting my own business was second nature to me. You can find out more about what some of our family members do, including edible organic landscape consulting & education, here.
Most of the diaper brands we carry offer wonderful manufacturer-backed warranties to cover defects. If you need help finding warranty information on a diaper you've purchased from us, please email me.
- New, unwashed diapers are accepted for refunds or store credit within 30 days of purchase.
- Used or washed diapers will be bought back within 30 days at 25% of the original purchase price for refunds, or 50% of the original purchase price for store credit.
- All sales are final on "All Sales Final" clearance items. (Sorry--I have to be explicit!)
- Customers are responsible for the shipping cost to return diapers. Alternately, items may be returned directly to either of our locations in the case of local customers.