It is exciting times coming up at Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company! We are finally crawling out of our winter hibernation, and are out and about spreading the cloth diaper love throughout Canada!
Here are a few of the super cool events that we have coming up:
My Very First TV Appearance!
This Thursday, January 28 I will be joining Jamie-Rae and Dylan on Daytime Ottawa to chat about cloth diapers! I am so looking forward to this great opportunity to reach a bigger audience about the benefits of cloth diapers (and am really hoping I don't turn bright red!) The show will air on Rogers TV at 11am, and then repeat at 2PM, 5PM and 11PM.
Ottawa Family Expo
The Ottawa Family Expo (hosted by the wonderful people who brought you the Better Beginnings Night a few months ago) is on January 30 from 10-4. It features a ton of vendors with great products and services for young families (such as a large selection of cloth diapers from Yours Truly), as well as entertainment for the whole family. It is at Hazeldean Mall, where the Target used to be. I will be doing a short workshop about how cool modern cloth diapers are, and will bring along as many diapers, accessories, skin care products and mama cloth as I can fit in my SUV. If you have any requests for something you would like to see at the show, give me a shout!
Workshops, workshops, workshops!
I truly believe that workshops are a huge benefit for any family who has decided on cloth, or who has even briefly considered it. We review the main reasons cloth diapering is amazing, show you how to care for and wash the diapers, and ease your fears about where the poo goes. We then look at all of the diapers that Bumbini has to offer, and have tons of time to answer questions. I purposefully don't sell anything at these workshops so that you don't feel like you are sitting in a high pressure sales pitch. I hate those! They are also a great place to meet some other new and expectant parents from your neighbourhood!
We are always booking more workshops, and if you don't see one in your area, let us know! In Ottawa, we try to move them around to different neighbourhoods to make them easily accessible wherever you live. You can also check out our Online Workshop!
Here are some we have coming up. Check out our workshop page here to see more details and to register.
- January 31 at 1-2:30 at Kneaded Touch Women's Clinic in Barrhaven. 4100 Strandherd Drive.
- February 20 at 1-2:30 at Glebe Community Centre
- February 6 at 10am-12pm at Early Years Centre
- March 5 at 10am-12pm at Early Years Centre
The Baby Show Ottawa
This is one of Ottawa's biggest baby events, and we had a fantastic time last year! My handsome hubby and I will be there with all of the diapers we sell (we'll be bringing the really big truck!). There are so many phenomenal vendors, speakers and giveaways at this event, so I totally encourage anyone in the Ottawa area to stop by.
Ottawa Great Cloth Diaper Change
This is our second year hosting this fantastic event. The GCDC is a global event trying to break the world record for the number of cloth diaper changes performed around the world. It is organized by the Real Diaper Association, and its goal is to raise the profile and awareness of cloth diapering! We are super proud to be a part of it, because we love spreading the cloth love!
This year's event will take place on April 23 from 9:00-11:30 at the Glebe Community Centre. We are going to have lots of entertainment and things for kids and parents to do!
Come and join the fun, and head over to www.facebook.com/OttawaGCDC to stay up to date about the event. If you are interested in volunteering to help us make this event even greater, send me an email!
This is a work in progress, and I will let you all know when this is up and running! I really try at Bumbini to give all of my customers the best service I possibly can, not just so that you refer me to other people (although that is always appreciated!) but so that you succeed at using your cloth diapers. Online shopping is fantastic (you can do it in your pajamas without brushing your teeth!) but the one downfall compared to a brick and mortar shop is that it is harder to get the same feeling as one-on-one in person service through email. Thanks to technology, we can make this possible!
If you have a question about cloth diapering that is difficult to solve through email or just want to ask questions to a real person, we can do it! Through Skype or FaceTime, we can have a real chat. If you give me an idea of what you would like to discuss, I can have examples ready to show you, and answer all of your questions.