Cloth Diapers + Fleece Diaper Covers + Eco Goodies

Lawrencetown, Canada

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About bananabottoms

Sales 600
On Etsy since 2008

It's all because of Kristen's mom.

Kristen wrote: "It all started with a baby and a quest for simplicity. When my oldest was born, my mom suggested cloth diapering as a way to save money. I honestly thought that she was crazy. Weren't they a lot of work?

I quickly discovered that cloth diapers were actually easy to use, cheaper than disposables, healthier for my little one and healthier for the earth.

I've since drafted a new pattern, discovered new fabrics and expanded from cloth diapers to include longies, covers and skirties in my wares."

in September of 2013, Kristen graciously allowed me, Allison, to continue the Banana Bottoms journey.

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  • Allison

    Owner, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2014
Thank you for visiting my shop. Banana Bottoms Cloth Diaper is a registered business in Nova Scotia and is run by a WAHM. All of my Banana Bottoms diapers and other Banana Bottom products are personal designs and sewn by the owner.

I am strongly committed to the environment and health of my children and believe that cloth diapering is an easy way to contribute to the health of both. I strive to provide a quality product that is easy to use and economically available to a wide audience.

Although my diapers are sized, you may not need all of the different sizes. For example, you may only need smalls and mediums. Some newborns are large enough to wear the small size right away (with a few modifications). Mediums are the size that your baby will stay in the longest, from approx. 1 year - 2.5 years. Larges are considered a toddler size and will fit children who are late trainers.

Newborn diapers will fit up to around 12 pounds, depending on your baby's shape, or approx up to 3 months.

Smalls will fit from 10 to 18 pounds or from approximately 3 months - 10 -12 months.

Mediums fit 15-28 pounds or from 1 year until approx. 2 1/2.

Large fit over 22+ pounds, or 2+ years and are considered toddler sized.

Please use the provided measurements as the determining factor when ordering. They will provide the most accurate fit as weights/age vary considerably between babies. Rise should be used as the determining measurement as bamboo fabrics are very stretchy and there is a lot of accommodation through the waist. If you are buying for a baby that you don't know the weight/measurements, contact me and I will be happy to help you choose the correct size.

Kristen, the previous owner, started making cloth diapers for her oldest, who is now 14. Having four kids allowed her to play around with fabrics and patterns and find what works best.

Please let me know how they are working for you - I can't make them better without your help :) I always welcome constructive criticism :)

Need to contact me? info [!at]
Sorry, I do not use the phone for business purposes.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All my items are handmade and some variation is to be expected, however no item is sent out that has not been quality checked. If you do find something amiss, please contact me immediately upon receipt.

Due to the nature of my products, there are no returns. Please measure carefully before ordering to ensure you are choosing the right size. If you have any concerns, please contact me. I'm always happy to help out.

Sale items are final. No returns, no exchanges.
I accept Paypal only. Payment is expected immediately. If payment is not received at time of sale I will send one reminder email. If payment is not received promptly I will invoice you through paypal. If payment has still not been received promptly I will cancel the sale.
All orders will ship within 48 hours of cleared payment via Canada Post. (Exceptions may occur in the event of a winter storm)

I ship from Canada and shipping can be costly here. It is always more cost efficient to purchase larger quantities and have them all ship together (see my package deals).

Shipping over-charges in excess of $1.00 will be refunded. I can usually get 2-3 items shipped before the cost increases. I use a vacuum food sealer to ensure smaller items can be sent as letter mail; a small extra cost for a bigger postage saving.

Local Pickup: If you live in the HRM area or between HRM and Saint John, New Brunswick, please contact me prior to purchase. A "LocalPickup" coupon code can be used for HRM orders you plan to pick up. Occasionally I travel between HRM and Saint John, New Brunswick. If you contact me and we can make the arrangements, the local pickup shipping option may also work for you. (The code discounts the Canadian shipping cost)

Within Canada - Single items can be sent lettermail for $5.00 or less. Items can be sent regular parcel post and including tracking for approximately $15.00. If you would like a quicker method, please contact me prior to ordering.

US Destinations - ~1-4 items are sent Small Packet Air. This includes insurance but NO tracking. If you wish to add tracking to your item, please let me know as this is an additional cost to the buyer. Items to the US will usually arrive within 1-3 weeks. Please contact me prior to purchase if you require a quicker shipping method.

5 or more items will be sent with a tracking number. I will ship via the most cost efficient method. These items will usually take between 1-2 weeks to arrive. Please note that this time frame is not guaranteed.

If you need a quicker shipping method, please contact me prior to purchase. Please be advised that the cost will increase.

International Destinations - Single items are sent Small Packet Air which are insured but not trackable. Larger orders will always be sent with tracking. As I always try to provide you with economical shipping costs this may mean the parcel is sent surface. If you prefer your package to go by air, please be aware that this is much more costly and should be discussed prior to purchase. I will not send more than 4 items without a tracking number. This is for both of our peace of mind. Arrival times will vary according to destination. It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of import, duty and tax regulations for their country.

All items are sent with a factual customs forms with the fully declared value of the contents. Any customs fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In Canada, we do not have postal service on weekends or statutory holidays. Please take that into consideration when placing your order. Thank you :)
Additional policies and FAQs
My fabrics are milled in Canada and the USA. Bamboo fabrics are OEKO-Tex certified. I strive to use organic fabrics wherever possible. All diaper fabrics are prepped prior to sewing in an environmentally friendly detergent to prevent shrinkage or other surprises.

Please contact me if you would like more information. (Unavailable at this time)

I have done one co-op since taking over Banana Bottoms and would be willing to entertain other co-ops. No minimums required :) Email to info [!at] or visit us on facebook at

I enjoy custom orders and will consider them on a case-by-case basis. From time to time, I will update the available fabric via photo albums found at

While I thank you for your interest, I simply do not have the time to dedicate to these tasks, and as such will not be able to entertain these requests. At this time, I am organizing my own giveaways. Thank you for your understanding :)

All of my products are guaranteed to be free from defects for 30 days after purchase. This guarantee is void if normal use and care has not been followed. If there are any problems, please contact me and I will either replace or repair the item at my discretion. This is only valid for items purchased directly from me.