Iviebaby

Iviebaby

Birmingham, Alabama On Etsy since 2011

35,727 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Iviebaby

Iviebaby

Birmingham, Alabama | 35,727 Sales

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35727 Sales
 
Elizabeth Ivie

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Elizabeth Ivie

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About Iviebaby

Sales 35,727
On Etsy since 2011

"I will find a way to never have to leave my babies again."

I used to be a teacher. I taught English Language Arts in a tiny school in a rural area. I had my first child in 2011, and after six weeks of unpaid maternity leave, I had to leave him to return to work. If you know, you know: six weeks is not enough time! It’s not enough time to figure out feeding or sleeping or anything. You still feel like a zombie, and then you have to leave them?? No. I decided, I will find a way to never have to leave my babies again. And that’s how Iviebaby began. I taught all day, and then I came home and sewed through the night. I worked both jobs until I managed to replace both my teacher’s salary and the cost of what was about to become our out-of-pocket health insurance.

At the same time, we lost our other income: the grocery store that had been in my husband’s family for over 50 years. A Walmart moved in next door, and that was that.

Something happened then with Iviebaby. All the sudden, things just took off. Like magic. In my heart, I like to believe it was the people who knew what happened with our grocery store, rallying around us and spreading the word. I wrote about what happened at the time, and I still get messages attached to orders to this very day from people who read that story.

Iviebaby’s been our sole income since we lost our store and still is. We’ve got three boys now, and I was able to take a real maternity leave with both of my youngest. I got my work done during their naps, after bedtime, and sometimes when the shop was extra busy, I sewed with them tied to my back. And when Iviebaby grew large enough to need more space, I moved to an office, and I was able to take them with me. They’ve all gone through that phase of wanting to help, to touch everything, and be involved with especially the boxes and labels. And the oldest, now eight, understands what I do and asks questions about the money and time involved. It’s been a dream job for me, and I wish I could find just the right words to say thank you to each person who orders and literally supports our family. We’re so grateful.

xo, The Ivies

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  • Elizabeth Ivie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Once-upon-a-time high school English teacher until I quit my job to run this little shop, and the rest is history.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Cancellations //

For a full refund, please cancel your order within 24 hours of placing it. This is because all of our fabrics are uniquely printed for each customer, and the process begins 24 hours after an order is placed.

Returns //

Thank you for understanding that we do not accept returns.

Defective Items //

Please contact us for a free repair or replacement, depending on the problem. Shipping costs both ways for defective items are covered by Iviebaby.
Payment
Sales tax applies to all South Dakota residents.
Shipping
Wait Times >> Range from 1-2 day quick ship items to 5 weeks for made-to-order items. Please check the "shipping & returns" tab of an item to see when it will ship, and of course, we're always here to answer questions in the convos!

We ship USPS First Class and Priority (Domestic and International), all of which include delivery confirmation.

International custom fees range and are the responsibility of the buyer upon receipt.

If your package is lost, a store credit will be issued to you after 45 days showing no movement on its USPS tracking. Orders marked as delivered by the USPS cannot be credited.

More information

Last updated on Feb 29, 2020
Frequently asked questions
When will my order ship?

Wait times range from 1-2 day quick ship items to 5 weeks for made-to-order items. Please check the "ready to ship in" tab of an item to see when it will ship, and of course, we're always here to answer questions in the convos!

How should I wash my bedding?

Minky: cold water, regular cycle. Machine dry low to medium. Never iron.

Organic cotton: cold water, regular cycle. Machine dry low to medium.

Baby blankets, loveys, and paci keepers: air dry llama-backed items. Cuddle-backed items can be machine washed and dried on a low to medium heat setting.

Can I cancel my order?

For a full refund, please cancel your order within 24 hours of placing it. This is because all of our fabrics are uniquely printed for each customer, and the process begins 24 hours after an order is placed.

Do you accept returns?

Thank you for understanding that we do not accept returns.

What are the differences between llama and cuddle?

Llama is the most popular with babies (they're obsessed with the texture!) and it's our favorite too, but it can be finicky in the laundry, so we recommend you air dry llama-backed blankets and loveys. It's an extra step that takes about an hour, but it keeps the llama looking and feeling soft and fluffy. Llama is about twice as fluffy as our cuddle options.

Cuddle is probably the silkiest of our backings. It has a wavy texture and super soft drape. If you live in a really warm climate and keeping baby cool is your first concern, you'll probably want to consider cuddle first, as it's lighter. Cuddle can withstand machine washing and drying at a medium heat setting.

What's the difference between cotton and minky?

Our cotton is soft to the touch, ORGANIC, and breathable. It has a slight stretch to it, so it works great for things like changing pad covers that need to be pulled off constantly for washing, or boppy covers that need to be flexible with the squishy pillow inside. Choose cotton if you live in a hot climate or have a baby who regularly "sleeps hot."

Minky has a soft, slightly-napped texture like you'd find on a cozy blanket. It's kind of like flannel, but much silkier to the touch. My own babies love minky the best, and we use it year-round at our house on blankets, loveys, sheets, changing pad covers, and boppy covers. Here's a close-up shot of what minky looks like:

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