greenchildcreations

natural skin care - cloth diapers - crafty things

Albert Lea, Minnesota · 1717 Sales

greenchildcreations

natural skin care - cloth diapers - crafty things

Albert Lea, Minnesota 1717 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(584)

Announcement   FAST SHIPPING - All in-stock items ship by next business day except when on vacation as noted above. :)

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 Jun 4, 2018

FAST SHIPPING - All in-stock items ship by next business day except when on vacation as noted above. :)

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

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Finished making these cow print pillow & throw blanket sets. I had the cow print fabric for a long time, trying to decide what to make with it. So pleased at the luxuriousness of it paired with the amazingly soft and thick Luxe fleece. heart_eyes
Look who just joined our family! Her name is Bella, and I'm sure she'll cause some extra laundry. ;-)
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About

Shop Announcements & Our story:

FAST SHIPPING - All in-stock items ship by next business day except when on vacation.

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 traditional OS cloth diapers. Later, 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! Several design modifications later, I'd created a diaper I absolutely love and still sell today.

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.

First time users will need to determine where the rise should be: it may take a bit of experimenting to get the best fit on your child. Please note: to get the best fit (and this is important!), baby must lay with their legs down. First, lay the diaper under baby and with their weight holding the diaper down, pull the front flap forward toward you and then up and over baby's abdomen to stretch the leg elastic and ultimately give baby a better fit. Once you know where you want the rise set, simply fold the excess front flap down inside the diaper and then re-stretch the leg elastic by pulling the now-folded front toward you first and then up and over baby's abdomen and fasten in place. (It's easiest to stuff the insert of your choosing so the front end of the insert stops at the desired rise length, then fold the front flap down over it to the inside. It is not necessary to stuff the front flap into the pocket.)

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.

Diapers are offered with 5 closure options:
1. No Closure
2. 2 Locking Head Pins
3. Hook & Loop (fits approx. 10 - 35lbs)
4. Regular Snap pattern (fits approx. 10 - 35lbs)
5. Extra Waist & Rise Snaps (fits approx. 7 - 40lbs)

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 designer & 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).
elementearthdesign.etsy.com
thesisterselemental.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!

Shop members

  • 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

    Official Squirrel Chaser

    Our furry girl.

Production partners

  • Catalyst Graphics

    Saint Paul, MN

    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.

  • Print Aura

    Yorkville, NY

    A DTG (direct to garment) printing shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2018
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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
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, discount on a future purchase, exchange, etc.

INTIMATE ITEMS: Because of the nature of the use of diapers (bodily waste) as well possible sensitivities (fragrance and/or chemicals) to other laundry detergents/additives used, in order to receive a full product refund diapers must be received by me in the same condition in which they were sent: unwashed & unworn. Diapers that have been washed or worn may qualify for a partial refund depending on their condition. Please note, original shipping costs will not be refunded. When sending items for return, please insure your package and provide tracking information.

Please use all items responsibly. Greenchild Creations is not responsible for misuse of products.
Payment
Payment must be received prior to shipping orders. Etsy accepts most credit/debit cards. Etsy does not share your credit/debit card information with Etsy sellers.
Shipping
FAST SHIPPING - All in-stock orders usually ship by next business day. (My processing time is set to 1 - 2 weeks, allowing 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 international orders are shipped USPS First Class Package International Service 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 International. 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: Please be aware that some countries may require the customer to pay customs/duty fees before receiving their package. Customs/duty fees are solely the responsibility of the customer. Greenchild Creations cannot legally pay and is not responsible for the customer's customs/duty fees. Etsy shows the text "VAT included (where applicable)" under the price of all items that ship to the EU. This is a general blanket statement which only applies to EU sellers who are VAT registered. Greenchild Creations is located in the USA, is not VAT registered, and no VAT is included in the price for any Greenchild Creations physical products. VAT/customs/duty charged by the customer's country are the *CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBILITY*. The customer will have to pay VAT and additional charges upon receipt of their purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING DETAILS

QUESTION: What size baby will these diapers fit?

~ My fitted diaper design fits babies from 7lbs to 40lbs. CLOSURE - The regular snap pattern fits babies approx. 10 - 35 lbs and the Extra Waist & Rise Snaps fits babies approx. 7 - 40lbs.

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; snap and hook & loop 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, I do not purchase licensed fabrics due to copyrights/trademarks. Customers are welcome to 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 not open to trades at this time.
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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" 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 on the blog 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 for blog reviews will be issued.

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

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PRIVACY POLICY
All of the personal information you, the customer, provides to me is provided first to Etsy.com, who then shares it with me in order for me to perform my services for you. I, in turn, may share only the necessary data to trusted 3rd parties in order to fulfill my seller duties (i.e., delivery services or to an outside manufacturer to complete/ship your order). I do not store your data outside of what is provided to me by Etsy.com, and as such, as long as Etsy stores your data I only have access to the data you provided me through Etsy in order for me to perform my services. I am not able to delete data stored within Etsy; you may contact Etsy about what personal information can be deleted from Etsy.com.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list (I do not currently have a mailing list but if I ever do create one, you may provide your affirmative consent and revoke it at any time);
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years. All of the personal information you provide to me is provided first to Etsy.com, who shares it with me in order for me to perform my services for you. I do not store your data outside of Etsy.com, and as such, as long as Etsy stores your data I only have access to the data you provided me through Etsy in order for me to perform my services.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

All of the personal information you provide to me is provided first to Etsy.com, who shares it with me in order for me to perform my services for you. I do not store your data outside of what is provided to me by Etsy.com, and as such, as long as Etsy stores your data I only have access to the data you provided me through Etsy in order for me to perform my services. I am not able to delete data stored within Etsy; you may contact Etsy to remove your data from Etsy.com.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Anne Hoelz, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at greenchild @ q.com. You may also read Etsy’s Privacy Policies at Etsy.com.