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greenchildcreations

natural skin care - cloth diapers - crafty things

Albert Lea, Minnesota · 1548 Sales

greenchildcreations

natural skin care - cloth diapers - crafty things

Albert Lea, Minnesota 1548 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(545)

Announcement   Welcome to Greenchild Creations, where we make affordable fitted cloth diapers, cloth diaper inserts, cloth diaper covers, natural soaps and lotions, all with quality and love ~ we do custom orders, too! Come see us on http://www.facebook.com/GreenchildCreations and Instagram @greenchildcreations.
*** Please note all items come from a pet-friendly, smoke-free home. ***

For inspirational home décor, digital photography, and fashion jewelry ~ please visit my sister shop, ElementEarthDesign.etsy.com.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

Welcome to Greenchild Creations, where we make affordable fitted cloth diapers, cloth diaper inserts, cloth diaper covers, natural soaps and lotions, all with quality and love ~ we do custom orders, too! Come see us on http://www.facebook.com/GreenchildCreations and Instagram @greenchildcreations.
*** Please note all items come from a pet-friendly, smoke-free home. ***

For inspirational home décor, digital photography, and fashion jewelry ~ please visit my sister shop, ElementEarthDesign.etsy.com.

Anne Hoelz

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Anne Hoelz

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(545)
Dori

Dori on Oct 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

ADORABLE! My daughter LOVES this, and she received it in time for her birthday. I didn't realize it would come with the pins, as shown, so that was a nice bonus. :-D

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Updates

Making a crib size blanket. So pretty!!
Look who just joined our family! Her name is Bella, and I'm sure she'll cause some extra laundry. ;-)
New combination cotton twill / cotton velour fitted diapers! Cute, cute, cute!
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About

Shop Announcements & Our story:

Welcome to Greenchild Creations, where we make affordable fitted cloth diapers, cloth diaper inserts, cloth diaper covers, natural soaps and lotions, all with quality and love ~ we do custom orders, too! Come see us at http://www.facebook.com/GreenchildCreations and on Instagram @greenchildcreations.

Please note, all items come from a pet-friendly, smoke-free home.

I'm Anne, mom to a special little boy. Nature, natural products, and crafting have long been a creative passion of mine, dating back decades. At much urging from friends, I finally did something with this Etsy account from 2009. The original intent of the shop was for my soaps and lotions. But it's funny how things happen. I opened the Etsy account around the same time my son began having seizures - it took me several months to figure out exactly what foods were triggering his seizures (mostly nightshades - check out my cookbook, Cavemom's Cooking, for my son's story and lots of delicious recipes!) - and once the seizures stopped, his development took off! After that I began to work on a sturdy OS fitted diaper design based on his needs. The diapers became the focus of this shop and Greenchild Creations officially launched in December of 2010. :)

A little background on my fitted diaper design: our son has special needs and with his low muscle tone, he had a very wide waist when he was at his chunkiest. At 13 months, he barely fit into the largest setting on OS cloth diapers. But when his seizures stopped and he got active (the way toddlers do), first his legs really slimmed down, but he still had a wide waist and long rise. Eventually his waist slimmed too. It was hard to find a diaper that fit around both his changing waist and skinny little legs, yet still accommodated a long rise. I sat down and wrote out what I wanted out of a diaper. Then I started to draw. Then I started to sew! It took several design modifications; but all of that led me to create a diaper I absolutely love.

I use cotton and/or bamboo in my fitted diapers: each diaper is at least three layers of fabric with a fourth layer creating an inner pocket. The adjustable rise folds back inside the diaper, effectively doubling the absorbent layers. With generous waist flaps, super stretchy leg elastic, and an adjustable rise, this diaper fits a large range of sizes, from about 7 to 40 lbs.

It may take a bit of experimenting to get the best fit on your child, and to get the best fit, baby must lay with their legs down. To determine where the rise should be: lay the diaper under baby and with their weight holding the diaper down, pull the front forward toward you and then up and over baby's abdomen to stretch the leg elastic and ultimately give baby a better fit. It's easiest to stuff the insert of your choosing so the front end of the insert stops at the rise length, then fold the front flap down over it to the inside. This diaper design is meant to grow with your child: add any insert of your choosing for added absorbency - newborns won't need extra, but older babies/toddlers will. For smaller babies, you may fold the front flap however you choose for added absorbency. Absorbency needed will depend on baby's wetting habits.

Pins are needed for diaper closure and locking head pins are available for purchase. Snaps and hook and loop are also available; if you wish to add snaps or hook and loop to your diaper, please be sure to purchase the snap or hook and loop option. Pins take a little practice, but will always give you the most adjustable fit.

Custom orders: I will be happy to create a diaper in my design with the look you want! Many customers have purchased and shipped the fabric of their choice directly to me for diaper making.

My talented mother, Mary, is part of my shop as the maker of hedgehog pincushions. These little guys are sure to keep you company as you sew. She also makes the crocheted snowflakes and flower pins.

I am part of two more shops: my new shop, Element Earth Design, and The Sisters Elemental (closed).
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elementearthdesign.etsy.com

Please come visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenchildCreations, on our blog: http://greenchildcreations.blogspot.com/, and my paleo cookbook blog: http://cavemomscooking.blogspot.com/.

Happy Shopping!

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Shop members

  • Lola

    The Dog

    This is our goofy girl, Lola. She very recently passed away. She loved to hang out while I sewed!

  • Anne Hoelz

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Me and the inspiration behind the diapers, our sweet little boy.

  • Mary (aka "Mom") :)

    Designer, Maker

    My talented mother, Mary, is the designer & maker of the sweet little hedgehog pincushions, crocheted snowflakes, and scarf pins.

  • Bella

    Our New Baby. :)

    The newest member of our family, Bella. :)

Manufacturers

  • Catalyst Graphics

    Saint Paul, MN, United States

    Catalysts Graphics is the printing company makes my cookbook into a true, tangible, hold-it-in-your-hands book. I designed and wrote the entire cookbook, and they are responsible for taking my creation and putting it to print.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2016
Welcome to Greenchild Creations! Thank you for taking a peek around my shop. I make all my items with love; sewing diapers and creating natural products is one of my favorite ways to spend time! My wonderful mother provides some of the crafty items in the shop, like her adorable little hedgehog pincushions. I can also be found in my sister shop, Element Earth Design: elementearthdesign.etsy.com (digital photography, inspirational wall décor, fashion jewelry) and The Sisters Elemental (currently closed). :)

I strive for happy customers! Any questions/comments/feedback are appreciated. :)

*** Please note, all items come from a pet-friendly, smoke-free home. ***

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be received prior to shipping orders. I accept payments via both Etsy's Direct Checkout system and Paypal. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted for local pickup.
Shipping
Processing time is set to 1 - 2 weeks although in-stock orders generally ship next business day. Setting my processing time to 1 - 2 weeks allows me some leeway in the event of travel or emergencies. Custom orders take longer, depending on whether or not supplies need to be ordered in. Payment must be received before orders are shipped.

Sales tax must be collected on taxable items (non clothing related) shipping within Minnesota, shipping & handling included.

Orders of a high dollar amount may be shipped with Signature Confirmation.

SHIPMENTS WITHIN THE USA: All orders are shipped USPS First Class and occasionally Priority Mail to save you money. All packages are sent insured and with tracking. **(See below) Delivery within the USA is usually pretty quick, but please be aware delivery may take up to 10 business days. If you'd like a different shipping method, please contact me and I will be happy set up a reserved listing for you on Etsy for the cost difference. Payment for extra mail services must be received before shipping.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: All orders are shipped USPS First Class or USPS Parcel Post to save you money. International shipments may take longer to arrive. Please expect delivery in 2 - 8 weeks or longer, depending on destination. If you wish not to wait that long, and want a different shipping method, please contact me for shipping via Priority Mail. I will be happy set up a reserved listing for you on Etsy for the cost difference. Payment for extra mail services must be received before shipping. PLEASE NOTE: as on January 27th, 2016, USPS First Class International has significantly risen in price; I have estimated shipping costs as best I can. If purchasing more than one item, please feel free to contact me first for a more accurate shipping quote. I do refund excess shipping when it is more than postage + my cost.

PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware that for shipping to some countries, the customer is expected to pay customs/duty fees before receiving their package. Greenchild Creations is not responsible for customs/duty fees.

I use recycled/recyclable packaging whenever possible. :)

** I pack all orders to avoid damage, as well as insure all orders via Etsy's Shipping Label program; I am happy to provide assistance in the event there is a missing or damaged-in-transit order. Etsy currently uses Shipsurance for their 3rd party shipping insurance company. Per Shipsurance's terms, any concealed damage (which means the outside package looks fine, but the inner contents are damaged) MUST be reported within 15 days of final delivery. For all of Shipsurance's terms concerning loss/damage claims, please visit: http://www.shipsurance.com/etsy/terms
Refunds and Exchanges
I 100% stand behind my work! :) If you experience any functional defects with any Greenchild Creations product, please convo me and we can work something out - refund, exchange, etc.

Because of the nature of the use of diapers (bodily waste) as well possible sensitivities to other detergents used, I can only give a full refund for return if the diapers have NOT been washed, worn, or soiled in any way with bodily waste. Depending on the condition of diapers returned, a partial refund may be in order. When sending items for return, please insure your package and provide tracking information. I encourage diaper owners to resell their used diapers as they are able to set their own price. I will be happy to share a link to your used Greenchild Creations diapers for sale on my shop's Facebook page! :)

Please use all items responsibly. Greenchild Creations is not responsible for misuse of products.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING DETAILS

QUESTION: What size baby will these diapers fit?

~ My fitted diaper design fits babies from 7lbs to 40lbs. The regular snap pattern fits babies as small as 10lbs, with other snap sizing options offered.

QUESTION: Can I use Snappis or Boingos on these diapers?

~Some Mama's have success using Snappis or Boingos, but many do not. Pins will always give the most adjustable fit, and snap and aplix options are also offered to meet your needs.

QUESTION: Will I need extra absorbency?

~Young babies will not need extra absorbency, but older babies & toddlers will. The pocket is designed to fit most inserts, including the ones offered here in the shop.
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CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS

I am happy to do custom orders! If I do not have the fabric in stock and need to obtain it, please understand that my cost goes up and will be reflected in the price of the custom item. All custom orders must be paid prior to the work beginning. Please note, custom orders will not be taken for licensed fabrics due to copyrights/trademarks. However, customers may purchase and ship me their own fabric to have diapers made.
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WHOLESALE AVAILABILITY

I am open to wholesale offers! Each item is carefully made and a lot of attention and love goes into every single one of them. Due to the time involved to make a high quality product, I cannot offer deep discounts, even for large quantity orders. I can however offer a smaller discount for an order that meets minimum quantities. All orders must be paid for before shipping. If purchasing non-in-stock items, payment must be made before the work begins.

Moms looking to have Greenchild Creations provide their diaper stash also qualify for the wholesale discount as long as the order meets minimum quantities.
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CONSIGNMENT STORES: I am not open to providing product on consignment.
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TRADES - I am open to trades, but please know that I am more interested in practical rather than decorative products as we live pretty minimally here.
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NATURAL SKIN CARE

As with any skin care product, please do a test patch before using. Using natural products does not eliminate the possibility of an allergic reaction; if any abnormal reaction occurs, please discontinue use and consult your medical professional. Please note, I use nut butters in my lotions; those with nut allergies should avoid them. I test all of my products on myself before selling. I want you to enjoy my products as much as I do! :)
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BLOG REVIEWS

~*~*~*~*~ CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ~*~*~*~*~
I love working with bloggers! It's one of the best forms of advertising there is! Blogs to work with will be chosen at my discretion. Contact me via Etsy Convo ("Contact the shop owner" link under Shop Owner information) to apply.

To receive a free diaper for review, your blog/social media must meet minimum requirements: 500 Blog followers and 1000 Facebook followers with good fan interaction. *see below for smaller blogs

Please understand that my decision to do a review with any blog is based upon growth, activity, and how well the blogger engages their fans. Not all applicant blogs will receive a product for review.

*Smaller blogs may also receive a free diaper for review by purchasing a diaper from the shop. The purchase price will be refunded in full upon the publication of the review provided minimum requirements are met:

~ All purchases for review with the intent of receiving a refund must be approved by me prior to purchase.

~ The review must be published no later than 60 days from the date of purchase.

~ No-follow links to my social media must be included in the review.

If these conditions are not met, no refund will be issued.

Please note, free diapers for blog reviews may be limited to the USA due to high international shipping costs.