Imagine Baby Products Review

We all like to “try before we buy”, and I’m no different.  Especially when it comes to making an investment in store inventory.  I can only feel confident selling products that I have used or would use on my own children.  I purchased some Imagine Baby products to try out before Christmas 2013.  Baby K was big enough to need a fitted diaper for over night, and D is still using his, so we needed to add a few to our stash.  Imagine Baby has bamboo fitteds in a one-size and also a newborn size, you can choose from hook & loop closure or snaps, and there are 5 colours.  You know me, I love snaps, so I scooped up a snap lavender fitted for K plus one of their cute covers (also H&L or Snaps, O/S or NB, and 8 designs/colours).  I also grabbed a H&L cover for D (how could I pass up a Dinosaur cover?).  The price point is middle of the road, and the quality so far is great.  IBP_Cover_Flutter

The fitted diaper looks small, but is very stretchy.  This also works well to accommodate K’s chubby thighs/skinny waist build.  This diaper is very absorbent.  We have not had to add any additional stuffing other than the included snap in booster.  On the flip side, that does make it take longer to dry.  It always comes out damp if we run our usual 50 minutes on low, nothing a quick 15 minute touch up or just hanging on the basket won’t fix.  I feel like it is a good trade off.

The covers have done very well for us too.  No leaks from either kiddo, the double leg gussets (a must in my opinion) do their job, and again, these are quite stretchy which helps get a good fit.  The H&L on D’s cover is doing good so far, I think the soft laundry tabs help with that.

IBP_Cover_Rawr_HLAfter having such success with these items, I decided to bring in a variety of Imagine Baby items, so with this latest shipment I also brought in their baby leggings,  training pants and muslin blankets to check out. I also have some of their bio-liners, fleece liners, and pre-folds on hand.  My resources are limited so quantities are not high right now, but these items can easily be ordered, so you can place special orders for them on the website if they are not in-stock.

Click here to buy your own Imagine Baby products at www.thefluffandstuffshop.ca, or come by the shop to check them out!

New products and pre-orders

Thank you to everyone who took the new product survey, it was a huge help!  I had been thinking about nursing covers (even though they’re not my thing personally), and they were bottom of the list!  Everyone should check their email for their $5 off coupon 🙂

The winner of the 1 year membership was Percilla M.  Congratulations again!

Imagine Baby Rawr diaper and rawrgle leggings

Imagine Baby Rawr diaper and rawrgle leggings

 

So, what did we learn?  Everyone wants more diapers!  I hear you loud and clear!  Sadly, I have been rejected by my top choices for some of the brands you all requested, my little home based and web store do not qualify for some of these brands at this time.  BUT, through Planet Wise Inc.  we do have access to Best Bottoms diapers and Imagine Baby products (same inventor from Nicki’s Diapers).  I have been testing these out on Baby K and on D for a few months, and I am VERY happy with them!  So, you can look forward to a new selection of prefolds, bamboo fitteds, covers, and eventually AIOs and Pockets.  You can place pre-orders for these items on the website right now to ensure that we bring in the size and design that you want.  No need to pre-pay!  Imagine Baby also offers matching baby leggings (further on the list, but still in the top set of answers in the survey), and muslin swaddling blankets.

My Swim Baby Wilma the Whale

My Swim Baby Wilma the Whale

 

In second place, swim diapers and other swim accessories.  Also through Planet Wise Inc. we have access to My Swim Baby’s line of swim diapers, UV tops and hats for your baby (or toddler).  These are also up on the website for pre-order.  There are some fantastic designs and lots of size options, too!

Next up was Crochet baby blankets made by yours truly.  I am absolutely working on this!  I have a lot of fun geeky ideas in my head just waiting to bust out!  Including some 8-bit blankets designs, and My Little Pony inspired designs.  Keep your eye on our Facebook Page and the website for these to be announced later this year.

After that there were ties for baby leggings (see above), baby clothing, and toys.  We have some geeky baby onesies and toys on the way!  Check out what’s coming in our Geeky Goodies section!

 

 

 

 

2014 New Product Survey

Once again, I am looking forward and trying to decide what to bring in to the shop this year.  There are so many great products I would love to have!  Of course, I want to and need to be different while carrying products that my customers actually want to buy.  This is where you come in!

This month I am running our 2014 new product survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9QLVXZF

You will also receive a pop up invite on our website (pop up blocker will stop this though).  You will receive a $5 coupon for the shop for filling it out, plus be entered to win a free 1-year membership to The Fluff & Stuff Club (details).

I value your input!  Something I thought would be a big hit, has already been proven to be the least desirable item on the list!  I really appreciate the feedback 🙂

A New Year with lots of new things to look forward to

I have been a bad blogger! There is so much change happening in our house.  If you are subscribed to our email newsletter, then you already know that we are making room for baby #2, due the first week of May.  After much thought, we decided that we needed to close our home showroom and reclaim that room for the new baby.  As of December 23rd the showroom officially closed.  So what does that mean for you?  We are not closing!  We will continue to offer appointments as we always have, and order pick up.  We have reduced some of our stock, but are keeping our top selling items like Fuzzibunz, Grandma El’s and Rockin’ Green.  You can still shop online at anytime at thefluffandstuffshop.ca!  Don’t forget to check the clearance section for some great deals!

I have also added a couple more home businesses to my plate.  I am now an Independent Representative for Regal (www.mmaclellan.shopregal.ca) and I am the MOST excited about becoming an Independent Consultant for Tupperware!
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Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this journey so far.  I am really looking forward to what 2013 has in store!

We’re here!

Hello Truro!

We are still getting settled in and there is a lot of work to be done to our new home, but you can arrange for pick up in Truro on Shannon Drive!  I have been spending a lot of time in New Glasgow visiting family with D while we are in transition.  I have taken D to the new house a few times to get used to the space.  He seems to like it so far, spent a lot of time playing in the empty closest and exploring his new domain.  Made himself right at home sitting on the fireplace, chilling out, having a drink of water.

I told A that the first things to move had to be the shop stuff.  So, after he gives the green light I will be packing up shop and setting up in the new house.  I am so excited to finally have a dedicated space to display my products 🙂  I’m still trying to work out the best location in the house though, how do you feel about stairs?

In between unpacking the rest of the house and wedding planning, I will be working on the showroom this summer.  Hopefully, it will be ready for a grand re-opening just in time for our 1 year birthday celebration in September!

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