As the number of cloth diapering families in the Boston areas has grown, we felt there was a need to create a discussion group for local-area families to connect and ask questions of other families and cloth diaper advocates. So we welcome everyone to join the new "Diaper it Forward" Google Group/E-mail List.
We are lucky to have customer-turned-employee Leigh Peters-Fransen serving as our list moderator and facilitator from her new home in Chicago, to help keep everything on-topic and encourage an active conversation amongst everyone. As we want to keep this a group discussion list, we'll keep the advertising (from us and others) down to a bare minimum. So come join the conversation! We look forward to hearing more from you.
Diaper Lab is excited to be sponsoring the Family Diaper Changing and Nursing Lounge at the annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest on Saturday, May 22nd. It's looking to be an exciting day, with lots of activities for the whole family, and entertainment from the Gin Blossoms, Collective Soul and others. Come visit us at the new family lounge area and see some of the exciting new products which will be coming out soon. We hope to see you there!
Diaper Lab is excited to be a sponsor of the:
Saturday, May 8th (10am - 1pm)
Sponsored by Diaper Lab and Mammas Move
**Register at Guest Services (Main Level near Victoria's Secret) the Day of the Event. Please bring a small donation of any NEW baby items, children's socks, underwear, etc. These will be donated to Cradles to Crayons at the end of the event.
Enter your baby in the "Cutest Cloth Diaper" Category and show all those disposables a thing or two!
Diaper Lab will be providing a Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd prize for the "Cutest Cloth Diaper" Category as well as a chance to win more than $100 in cloth diapering supplies at our table at the event.
Have a friend who is interested in cloth diapers but still needs a little info and prompting? Bring them to the event and have one of our staff chat with them. We'll give your friend a coupon off their first purchase and you a $10 credit/coupon for the referral!
So come join us! It's going to be a blast!
Diaper Lab will be exhibiting at D2E, Boston's sustainable living expo, April 9-11 at the Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay. Be sure to visit us and see featured products from GoGaga, Sakura Bloom, and Baby Kicks as well. There are a lot of fantastic exhibitors as well as numerous interesting panels and speakers which will taking place throughout the weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Diaper Lab is partnering with cloth diaper manufacturer Happy Heiny's, who has worked previously with orphanages in Haiti, to provide donations of new and used cloth diapers to children in orphanages in the quake-ravaged outskirts of Port Au Prince Haiti. Diaper Lab will be accepting donations of used cloth diapers to send to Happy Heiny's, who will work with their existing network of contacts in the region to insure timely and effective distribution of diapers to the orphaned children. Please read more about how you can help our efforts.
Enjoy an evening of fun and celebration at Diaper Lab! Come visit with Lynne Banach, owner and designer of Sakura Bloom slings, and Jill Cartwright, creator of Go GaGa diaper bags! Join us from 6-8pm for light snacks and good cheer, as well as special discounts on Diaper Bags and Infant Carriers while you mingle. And when you're done, head on down Highland Ave. and enjoy Davis Square Midnight Madness shopping that evening as well!
Diaper Lab will hold our First Anniversary Celebration on Saturday November 14th from 1 to 5pm, so mark your calendars and plan to attend! We will be having all sorts of great events including cloth diaper and babywearing demonstrations, hourly raffle prizes, story time and craft events, and the announcement of our Strut Your Fluff Photo Contest winners. We will also be offering great one-day sales to make the trip well worth your while. So plan now and get ready for a great event!
Diaper Lab is excited to announce the 12 finalists for our first Strut Your Fluff Photo Contest! Congratulations to our winners, and be sure to vote for your favorite (by Wednesday, November 11th) here on our website
Have a great picture of your little one in cloth diapers? Want to put those endless gigs of picture files to good use? Enter our "Strut Your Fluff" photo contest and get a shot at winning some great prizes! Grand Prize will be a fantastic Go Ga Ga Gondola Diaper Bag and we'll hang a nice framed print of your photo in our retail store! The People's Choice Award (which everyone can participate in) will get a Gro Baby one size diaper shell set in one of their exciting new prints! Learn more and enter now!
In conjunction with our Strut Your Fluff photo contest, Diaper Lab is excited to announce our new Connect section, where you can find out more about Diaper Lab on Twitter and Facebook, as well as view and join our exciting new community site! We have lots of cool features for you to interact with other cloth diaper users, as well as post as much cloth diaper-related photos, videos, and random thoughts, reviews, comments, or rants in the blog feature. Sign up today to create a profile and enter the Strut Your Fluff photo contest while you're at it!
After a great trip to the annual ABC Kids show in Las Vegas, we've come home with a great line of new products for babywearing! We're really excited to be bringing in a great selection from Moby Wraps, Baby Hawk, and Massachusetts-based Sakura Bloom! If you've been into our store you know a few of our staff are regular babywearers, and store manager Laura Hodgson is a leader of the local Boston Babywearers group, so we'll be able to provide expert assistance to you. Our order of beautiful linen and silk wraps from Sakura Bloom just came in today, and Moby and Baby Hawk will be here soon!
Are you ready to see even more exciting products at Diaper Lab? We've listened to your requests and are pleased to add a number of great new cloth diaper brands to our already extensive product lines! For those who love wool, hemp, and other natural and organic fibers, we'll now be stocking products from Play All Day, Little Beetle, and Organic Caboose. We're also incredibly excited to be adding Blueberry and Swaddlebees diapers, which we have been looking forward to all summer long. We think you'll love the Swaddlebees eco-nappi onesize and we've really been loving our Blueberry trainers at home. The new products are starting to arrive in the store, so come in early to see the best selections!
Come to Diaper Lab's big, annual summer clearance sale at our Somerville retail location, starting Thursday August 20th and running through Saturday the 22nd. Read about all of our specials here, and remember we will be open until 8pm on Thursday the 20th so, put the baby to bed early and come on out!
To recover from our big summer sale and allow for well-deserved vacations, Diaper Lab will be closed from Sunday, August 23rd through Monday, August 31st. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, September 1st and hope to see everyone again in the fall (after we see you at our clearance sale, of course!)
If you've been to our website before, you've certainly noticed that we now have a new design! Thanks to the great efforts of Andy at Truly Good Design, we've freshened up our look and made a few adjustments to make it easier to find directions, view store hours, and learn about Diaper Lab. We've also added a new list of local links, and live feeds from Facebook and Twitter. We hope you like what we've done and welcome any feedback or ideas for things you'd like to see on the site.
We were excited to learn this afternoon that Diaper Lab was selected as the "Retailer of the Week" by Knickernappies! Check out their fan page on Facebook, where you might even be able to get a few deals and discounts, and learn more about one of our favorite pocket diapers. And while you are there, why not visit Diaper Lab's page on Facebook and become a "fan" of us as well!
Diaper Lab is now a retailer for Baby Beehinds diapers! We have an excellent selection of their covers in both wool and PUL, as well as their one-size fitted diaper, in both bamboo and hemp. We think you'll like all of these great products—we've become big fans of the brightly colored wool covers for our two diaper testers at home! We have them in stock in the store, and will be adding them online soon.
Diaper Lab will be closed on Friday July 3rd and Saturday for the Fourth of July Holiday. We will reopen for our usual store hours on Tuesday, July 7th.
Beginning June 1st, Diaper Lab will have new store hours. We will now be open on Wednesdays, and later on Friday and Saturdays, though we will no longer be open on Sundays. Our new hours are:
Diaper Lab will be closed on Sunday 5/24 (and Monday 5/25) for Memorial Day. We will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday 5/26.
We now have the redesigned Rump•a•rooz G2 diaper in stock at Diaper Lab and think everyone should come look at the premium workmanship which has gone into these diapers! You can feel the extra softness of both the interior and exterior fabrics, the closures are in both high-quality snaps or real Velcro, and the inclusion of an inner leg gusset sets these diapers apart. A fourth snap setting was added, pushing the adjustment range down to fit a newborn with ease, and their 6•r soaker, included with every diaper, is easily adjustable and very thirsty! Try one today...we think you might find a new favorite!
We couldn't be open for Earth Day proper, so we're offering an Earth Day sale until the end of the week! Through Sunday April 26th all organic diapers in our retail store are 10% off! It's a great time to stock up on the Bum Genius Organic One-size, Kissaluvs Organic Fitted, Bummis Organic Prefolds, and many more!
And if you like Imse Vimse, we will be offering a special 15% discount on the Imse Vimse All-in-one with aplix ("Velcro") closures, so come buy while they are still in stock!
Sale prices are not available for on-line sales.
Today was an exciting day as we unpacked a full box of the new and exciting Gro Baby one-size diaper. Featuring an innovative snap-in soaker, the Gro Baby combines the convenience of an all-in-one, the economy of a one-size, and the advantages of a reusable cover. Come into the store to see one today and take one home to try!
Come and visit Diaper Lab at our booth at the American Baby and Family Expo, at the Seaport World Trade Center on the South Boston Waterfront, Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 10am to 5pm. We will have coupons for FREE online shipping and a FREE Experiment to Own Program for everyone who comes by our booth, as well as demonstrations of cloth diapers. You can also get a sneak peak at the revolutionary new Gro Baby One-size Diaper from the Natural Baby Company.
We've made a few adjustments to our retail store hours and will now be open on Sundays. To make certain we still have time with our family, we will be closed on Wednesdays and early on Friday. Our new store hours are:
Diaper Lab owner Salina Gonzales Frazier was featured as the "Diaper Genie" in the December 11th Boston Globe! Read the full story online.
Know someone in the under-two set who might look good in the latest diaper styles? Wanting to plant an idea in your mother-in-law's mind for a good gift? Wander over to our Somerville store, visit on-line, or drop a not-so-subtle hint about Diaper Lab! We're here to help you have an economical holiday and set you up for real savings in the New Year!
To make it easier to stock up on those cute holiday diapers, Diaper Lab will be open on Sundays in December from 12pm to 5pm, as well as on Mondays before Christmas (12/15 and 12/22) from 1pm to 6pm.
December hours will be:
We will be open over the weekend on the 27th and 28th, and then be closed through New Years Day, with regular hours resuming on Friday, January 2nd.
Looking for great deals on diapers? Look no further! Diaper Lab has what you need at a price you'll love. But shop early and shop often, as the deals won't last!
In Store and Online Specials:
In Store Only:
Diaper Lab will join in the Holiday shopping frenzy and have a number of "Black Friday" specials the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 28th! Wondering what they are? We can't tell you now, but check back here early Friday morning or come to the store when we open at 10am!
Diaper Lab will have slightly modified hours during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, with regular hours resuming on Tuesday, December 2nd. Our hours Thanksgiving week will be: Tuesday 11/25, 10am - 1pm; Wednesday 11/26, 10am - 4pm; Thursday 11/27 Closed; Friday 11/28 10am - 6pm; Saturday 11/29 10am - 3pm; Sunday 11/30 & Monday 12/1 Closed.
We've had many of our customers asking if we carried Fuzzi Bunz diapers, and now we are excited to say that we do! We received our first shipment in time for our Grand Opening Celebration, and have a two full shelves of the original pocket diaper. Come have a look when you're in the neighborhood.
Diaper Lab wants to thank all of our customers and friends for joining us last weekend for our Grand Opening Celebration. We had a great turnout, and were thrilled to welcome so many people who are as excited about cloth diapers as we are, as well as those who were curious but not sure where to start. We gave away $1,000 in products and services which had been donated by our vendors and local merchants and want to thank all of them for their support as well.
If you missed the celebration, don't worry, we'll have more cloth diapering events at the store in the future, and of course come by at any time to see what all of the excitement is about!
Diaper Lab will celebrate the opening of our new store with a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 4pm. We will be having cloth diaper demonstrations, activities for families and kids, and over $1000 in product raffles! More details coming soon!
A few of you have already stopped by to see our new retail location in Somerville, but if you've been waiting, wait no longer! Though we are still assembling a few more things from Ikea and working on the final set-up, we are open for business and ready to show you the best in modern cloth diapers. We are still planning a grand opening celebration in early November, so look for a date here in the near future!
Our current hours are Tuesday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 1pm to 6pm; Thursday 10am to 7pm; Friday 10am to 6pm; and Saturday 10am to 3pm. We are closed Sunday and Monday.
With so much outpouring of interest in the new cloth diapers, and a storefront opportunity we couldn't resist, Diaper Lab is making the move to our very own retail shop at 201a Highland Avenue in Somerville. Our new location is near the Somerville Hospital and only a short distance from our old location at Twinkle Star! To help keep our expenses low we are relocating immediately, and we will be open for business on Friday October 3rd.
If you are desperate for an extra diaper before Friday, we can probably ring you up at the new location, but please call us at 617-851-8465 to make sure we're there first!
We look forward to seeing you in our new location after this Friday, and be certain to watch for an announcement of a big event in a few weeks to celebrate our move!
[UPDATED 9/30] Because of the move to our new retail location, we don't expect to have online shopping back in service until Monday October 6th. However, if you are in the area, come join us starting Friday, October 3rd at our new retail location!
Wondering why you haven't heard from us recently? We've been having some serious technical difficulties recently, and have moved to a new hosting provider to address the situation. Luckily we will have e-mail back soon, but it will take us a bit longer to get our shopping cart back on-line.
If you have had difficulty e-mailing us, please try again.
Thanks for your patience and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
While attending the gigantic ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas Diaper Lab was able to add several new vendors and products! We are excited that we will soon have diapers from Bummis, Kissaluvs, Rump-a-roos, and Bumkins.
We know many of you have been asking for Bummis and Bumkins, and we are very excited to be able to offer the fantastic wraps and covers from each. Kissaluvs is known for having a great fitted diaper for newborns which we will be stocking, and we are very excited by the Rump-a-roos one-size diaper which has been getting excellent reviews! All of our products are on order and we expect to see them in the next few weeks, so check back to see when they arrive on the shelves!
Diaper Lab returns from vacation with new extended hours! We will now have a cloth diapering consultant available to talk with you Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6pm, with a late night on Thursdays when we will be open until 8pm. We will also be open on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. Diaper Lab will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Salina and family will be on a much needed vacation from August 30th thorough September 12th. But fear not, you'll still be able to shop!
When we return in September we will also have updates on the latest cloth diapering products from the ABC Kids Expo (so it's not all vacation) and will be posting new fall hours. Check back for more updates!
Diaper Lab was sweet enough to make the Boston edition of the Daily Candy Kids! We continue to be excited by all of the great press we're getting around Boston and happy to add the Daily Candy to the list.
For the month of August, Diaper Lab at Twinkle Star Boutique will be closed on Sundays. Enjoy the sun and we'll see you on Sundays in the fall!
See Diaper Lab owner Salina Gonzales Frazier talk about cloth diapering options on a Parents TV feature spot! (Skip the disposables discussion and fast forward to 3:50 in the video to see Salina). The video was just released today and will be available on-line as well as through the Parents TV cable On-Demand channel. [Video is no longer posted online]
We always like a little bit of press, so thanks to Boston Mamas for a short write-up on Diaper Lab and Twinkle Star!
Diaper Lab will begin offering free cloth diapering workshops in June. In these informative hour-and-a-half sessions Diaper Lab owner Salina Gonzales Frazier will discuss the various cloth diapering options as well as laundering tips and caring for your diapers. Participants will have the opportunity to touch and feel all of the diapers in person as well as purchase items at the end of the workshop. The first workshop will be held on June 29th, with a full schedule posted on their website at http://diaperlab.com/visit/workshop.php
Diaper Lab is excited to announce the opening of our first retail location in the Boston area! We were lucky enough to be able to partner with the owners of the new Twinkle Star Baby Boutique in Ball Square, Somerville to provide area customers the largest retail selection of cloth diapers in the region. Cloth diapering products are available for sale whenever Twinkle Star is open, and we will have regular hours where a Diaper Lab diaper consultant will be available to talk about all of the great benefits of cloth diapers. One-on-one Diaper Lab consultations can still be scheduled for those interested in a personalized look at diapering options for their families.