"When I began researching cloth diapers, the choices were overwhelming, and there were no local retailers or comprehensive resources for cloth diapering information."
Our cloth diapering journey began out of necessity, when our daughter had a persistent diaper rash that we discovered to be the result of an allergy to the chemical (SAP) in disposable diapers. With the birth of our son one year later, disposable diaper costs were another incentive to continue to cloth diaper. We were also unhappy with the environmental impact our large disposable diaper trash would add to the landfill.
However, when we began researching cloth diapers in 2007, the choices were overwhelming, and there were no local retailers or comprehensive resources for cloth diapering information. We spent considerable time combing through websites and ordering cloth diapers online. With our children as our test subjects, we experimented with MANY products, and amassed a shamefully large collection of cloth diapers! Having accumulated this knowledge, we wanted to make it easier for other parents to learn about the wonderful benefits of cloth diapering. We were passionate enough to create a local business to help fellow eco-aware and financially savvy parents and fom this Diaper Lab was born!
In Jan 2008, Diaper Lab began as a home-based business offering personal diapering consultations and retail sales to Boston-area families. Responding to strong demand the business grew, and in June 2008 we moved to our first retail location inside a local baby boutique. We moved again in October 2008 when we expanded into our very own retail location on Highland Avenue in Somerville. With the largest retail selection of cloth diapers in the Greater Boston area, Diaper Lab offers easy access to the top cloth diaper brands. For those outside of Massachusetts, we offer the same great products via our online store.
In 2013, Diaper Lab moved to our current location in Davis Square where we continue to provide a full schedule of workshops and one on one consultations where thousands of Boston, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine area families have come in to learn about cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, and more!
Diaper Lab has continued to grow, expand and curate our selection of cloth diapers, baby carriers, and breastfeeding bras and supplies. Through the years, our customers have invigorated us to remain steadfastly committed to contributing to a warm and nurturing, local parenting community. It has been our honor to watch couples become families and grow and find their parenting way. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us and we hope to hear from you, or see you in the store soon!