We got sent home from the hospital with a starter pack of Pampers Swaddlers. They seemed to be working well and after finishing those up we moved on to the mega pack of Huggies Little Snugglers that had been purchased off of my baby registry and had been sitting around for weeks. They seemed like they'd be great, they had the nice cutout for the umbilical cord, cool! Unfortunately they cutouts were not snug on Kenzo's skinny thighs and his poo leaked out like crazy. So, after a couple days of nightmare laundry detail, we ran off to the store and got a big pack of the Pampers and stuck with that ever since! But they're so expensive. So as he was about to finish off his latest pack and move up a size, I decided to give Luvs a try. Thankfully they seem to be working fine, they are the cutest design wise, but they don't have the wetness indicator that Pampers and Huggies had. At this point, we don't really need the indicator cuz you can just feel if the diaper is full. But in the first couple of months, we did rely on it!
ANYWAY, all along I kept thinking they should sell smaller sample size packs so you can try out the diapers before buying the mega packs. Unfortunately it seems the smallest retail size packs they sell are about 40 diapers or so. Not too bad, but still... So a few weeks ago hubby and I were chilling on the sofa with our baby, as you do, and I came up with the idea of selling sampler packs of diapers - including a few of several different brands making it easy to figure out which one works best for your baby.
From there I hit the ground running - ordered supplies, took product photos, purchased a domain and got a website up, and as of yesterday have officially launched my new company: Miny Moe!
For now we're just selling the newborn diaper sampler pack (5 diapers each from Pampers, Huggies, Luvs, Earth's Best, Target brand, and Walmart brand) and a nursing pad sampler pack.(1 pair from 7 different brands - 3 disposables and 4 washables). I really hope that word of mouth and marketing pays off and orders come in. If it's successful I will add bigger size sampler packs and who knows what else! But, we'll start off with the very basics. My feeling is that these would be AWESOME baby shower gifts, as well as things that mom or dad would buy directly.
And with that, I am officially a momtrepreneur!! Now it's all about getting the word out through social media (blog, twitter, facebook) and hoping some orders start coming in.
So, if you know a new or expecting mom, why not gift her one of our packs?? I will love you forever, and hopefully she will, too! ^_^
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