Monday, October 31, 2011

Getting ready for Showcase

( Emily) We are getting ready for our showcase coming up November 23rd, at Baby in Gear in Aurora! Getting ready!! It's like Christmas when we get a shipment in, so fun!!

Check out what my room table looks like today!

mmmmm....TLT - YUM!

We have a WINNER!!

Congratulations : Stephanye Beling ! You have won a great sample pack of The Laundry Tarts, from Maple Bottoms Boutique!

For those wondering- here is what she submitted:

#1: What is the brand name of the All-in-One diapers that we carry? also go like their page and tell them we sent you [on fb]  Was already a fan but said hello from you
      Monkey Doodlez
#2: Name one of the new products coming in
       Rental Packages
#3: Out of the companies we carry, which are Canadian ?
#4: How many brands do we carry?
#5: What does TLT stand for? [also go like their page and tell them we sent you ]  Was already a fan but said hello from you   

      The Laundry Tarts

Please email us your shipping details and we'll get that out to you a.s.a.p.

Happy Halloween everyone and thanks for playing!! Stay tuned for our next giveaway when we hit 200 fans- you won't want to miss this one!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

TLT Scavenger Hunt !

Ok Maple Bottoms fans! Here it is- our first online scavenger hunt. The winner of this scavenger hunt gets to try out some great TLT products , so try your best!

Rules: open to Canadian residents only. Please answer the questions in an email and send to . You must answer all of the questions and follow ALL the steps to be considered for the prize. Contest will close Sunday, Oct 30th at midnight est. Winner will be notified via Email, and is responsible for the shipping charges for their prize.

for those who don't already know- our website address is

Have fun!!


#1: What is the brand name of the All-in-One diapers that we carry? also go like their page and tell them we sent you [on fb]

#2: Name one of the new products coming in

#3: Out of the companies we carry, which are Canadian ?

#4: How many brands do we carry?

#5: What does TLT stand for? [also go like their page and tell them we sent you ]

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maple Bottoms Presents our very own showcase

(Deanna) WOW!!! yes you heard it right we are hosting a showcase evening this coming November.  On the 23 of November we will be showcasing all our products that are currently featured at  Just setting up and placing orders from our suppliers makes me want to by more diapers for my 18 month old.   There is just so much out there.  To think a year ago I was one of those moms that thought that cloth diapering was all about pins and folding etc.  And now I just can not get enough of it.

All the questions that I had I now have the answers to and I often start thinking of ways to help my friends get over this notion that the cloth diapering world is not for them.  I have learned a lot and honestly you never do stop learning.

So if you are the past me and are sitting there say to yourself "No cloth diapering is not for me" come out on November 23.  Emily and I will walk you through it and show you the way.

Its easy I did it!!!!!

For more details about the showcase email us at

Showcase details : Baby in Gear Aurora, Ont 7-9pm November 23 2011


446 Hollandview Trail
Aurora, ON L4G 7Z9
(905) 841-2223

Peekaboo Trip to Tanzania

(Deanna)  Well fellow bloggers its been a while and wow Maple Bottoms is getting its name out there.  We have now been approached by such a great charity group.  10 Volunteers from Peekaboo daycare centres will be heading down to Tanzania to support two incredible charities:

Faraja Young Women Development unit ( and the other is The Nkoaranga Orphanage Centre (

They are in need of cloth diapers, shoes, hygiene product, bib, undershirts, toys, puzzles etc.  We are now collecting items until Oct 31st.  So far we have had a great response and what stated out as a small donation from Maple Bottoms seems to have grown just in the last few hours.

So we are calling on all our fans that are local, please help us with this great cause.

We will post picks of our donations :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Fun!!!!!

(Deanna) Have you heard Monkey Doodlez came out with a snap swimmer.  Yes you heard it right a swimmer that you can just snap and go.
Approx. a month ago I took my family to Great Wolf Lodge and let me tell you it was "Great" my littlest one had just turned one and for fathers day/birthday we decided to make our frist real treck and stay in a hotel.  I packed up all our stuff that I thought we would need for the one night and my 2 cloth swimmers and let me tell you it was so nice not to have to go and by a full package of swimmers.  Wet bag in hand we set off for the night.
As soon as we arrived and checked in we set off for the water park.  4 hours later my fiance discovered that the litle guy had, had an accident in his swimmer all worried he rushed out of the pool and right into the washroom for the change he emerged with a smile on his face both baby and daddy and proclaimed that "these cloth swimmers do indeed hold everything and I mean everything in" see our son had been sick for the last few days and was still getting over his flu but was still having the large and messy poops.  It was quite exciting not to say I doughted our supplier but you had to see it to believe it. :)
Bring a parent and a cloth enthusiast this was a very happy time for us that our baby stayed in the pool and it did'nt need to be evacuated right away because of a leak.
So I urge all that are interested and maybe a bit curious go check them out at our online store at
If you would like to learn more we now feature an in home tutorial/diaper parties (locally) on Cloth Diapering so gather all new moms and current moms and email us at to get more detailes.

Have a great summer everyone!!!!!

Sling in to Summer Give Away

Drum Roll Please!!!!! And the winner of our Maple Bottoms " Sling Into Summer Give Away" is Melanie Thomson.  Thank you to all those who entered we truley appreciate all the support.  Stay tunned this summer for much much more from your favorite cloth diaper store.
We now feature products from Cotton babies like BG 4.0 and Flip system as well as wipe cubes from Monkey Doodlez and Wee Essentials check out our website at for a list of other products.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

we are OPEN for business!

That's right- you can now shop 24/7 from our store! and you can order your diapers and accessories while still in your pjs and have them delivered to your door! New products being added soon [from Cotton Babies] so make sure you check out the site and get familiar and if there is anything 'missing' that you think should be in there, let us know and we'll see if we can order it!

Happy Shopping!!
Emily & Deanna

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Speed Bump!

We know you have been patiently awaiting the "opening" of our online doors- and we are too! We have run into a few speed bumps with our prep for launch, so our site will hopefully be open for business this Tuesday. Stay tuned!

We have a WINNER!

Congratulations Dusti Emerson Power for winning our first Monkey Doodlez giveaway! I will be contacting you now, via email- to get all your details. So- big decision now, A.I.O , or Swim?!

Congratulations again!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thank you everyone who entered

Thank you everyone who entered our very first giveaway! The winner will be randomly selected today, and they will be notified tomorrow an we will set up shipment details then. Our boutique goes LIVE on Monday, happy shopping!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Last chance for our giveaway!

Don't forget everyone, if you want to be a part of our GIVEAWAY not only are you to become a follower on our blog- but also on our facebook fanpage! We NEED to see your name posted on our wall on fb ,in order to pick a winner.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Finish Line

(Deanna) Well the time is nearing, our launch is this coming Monday and we are so excited.  We have received some great support already from our fans which mean a lot to Emily and I.  Its been a long road to reach this point, however it now feels like only yesterday that I went to Emily and said "we need to start an online diaper company".
Not only are we partners but we have become great friends I often look forward to seeing Emily and her kids, and its always nice to know that she is there to listen to my rambles and answer my sometimes crazy questions whether its about the diapers or just about the kids.
The work that has gone into the research and developing stages of this business has been a great challenge and I am looking forward to the up coming ventures we will face.

Stay tuned for some great products :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welcome to Maple Bottoms Baby Boutique! our first GIVEAWAY!

Well , the moment we've all been waiting for is finally here! Maple Bottoms is launching NEXT WEEK! So- to celebrate our launch, and spring, we are giving away a Monkey Doodlez diaper [you chose- a swim diaper in any print/size of your choice, or an All-In-One (AIO) in size/colour of your choice]AND a sample of Rock in Green Soap to keep your diapers in pristine condition! With the sample, you'll get 2-4 washes and it can be used on any laundry, not just diapers!

So, want to be a part of our givaway? Here's what you've got to do:

Like us on our facebook fan page :!/pages/Maple-Bottoms-Baby-Boutique/182671151778361and follow us on our blog [but you probably already do!]

And- invite at least ONE friend to join along with you! The more friends you invite, that put the original recruiter's name on the fb fanpage wall, the better your chances of winning!  (to be clear: the person's name that is posted on the wall, will be entered in the contest. )

So- get those names on that wall, and good luck!
Contest Closes Friday March 19th at 24:00 EST - contest open to Canadian residents only

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the never ending laundry saga


Do you ever feel like your laundry just..never ends?? I've got laundry from a family of 5, diapers, and now extra laundry from a 2.5 year old who is regressing in potty training, after being fully trained before Christmas. *sigh* It just never ends, as I sit here typing I'm surrounded by 5 piles of laundry [I fold in piles of owners] and I still have half a basket full sitting beside me. I have to wash diapers at some point...I should essentially put them in tonight before I go to bed because they take a while, on hot setting and with 'smart meters' it costs more to wash them during the day- uurg. This is a venting post, if you hadn't noticed already ;-) Who created this smart meter anyway?! People who work out of the home aren't affected, because well...they aren't home to do laundry anyway. But before the smart meters came into play, daytime was my prime time to get laundry done- because the kids were up and I could put the laundry away just as fast as I folded it. With the new smart meters, you can't use the dryer [ or heat ...I don't know?] until 9pm!! That means I either can only do laundry on weekends [it's cheap all weekend , no matter the time of day] or I have to wait until 9pm to get it done which means I'm not folding until 11pm , but I'd rather wait and fold next day but because of the amount of kids running around and "helping" I can't fold until they're in bed anyway. *big sigh*

Anyway.... do you ever wish you could get a little laundry fairy come in and magically all your laundry was done and put away without you even getting off the couch? If you have one ...please send them my way, I will be forever in debted to you !

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eye catching

(Deanna) Well it has been a rough few months but I am back, back into the swing of things, back to creating out website.  Though things have moved slow we are well on our way to finishing the sight.  Once this portion is done we will be ready to promote,promote........
Let us know some of your ideas that would catch your eye or get you interested in our site and our products.

Monday, January 31, 2011


[Emily] Do you love babywearing? What kind of carrier do you use? My favourite is my Hot Sling which I've had for a few years now, it's by far my absolute favourite. I've had the Baby Bjorn, the Snugli, Infantino, etc.

Well, my daughter constantly grabs my sling and puts her dolls in it, so I put an elastic at the shoulder so it fits her. I was 'comissioned' to make a ring sling for a friend's daughter, [for dolls] and thought , what a great idea!!
So- here are some creations!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

why cloth diaper?

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the benefits of cloth diapering, vs. disposable? Well- the big no cost. Cloth diapering may seem to be expensive, when you start looking at the diapers, the styles, the laundering, etc- but you make that initial investment on your diapers [about $200-$300 depending on what you're getting] and the diapers last for YEARS. So, your little one potty trains typically around 2.5yrs-3yrs but some are in diapers longer than that. Cloth diapered babies potty train sooner than disposable diapered babies simply because you can adjust the amount of padding [absorption] in your cloth diapers, so that they start to feel wet- instead of wicking away all that wetness. My daughter was completely trained a month after her 2nd birthday. My son, who was in disposables wasn't trained until after his 3rd birthday!

Secondly- if you have a little one with sensitive skin, or is prone to rashes- cloth diapers are fantastic as they allow their skin to breath [they're not wrapped in plastic..] A lot of kids have allergies to whatever chemicals are in disposable diapers [those beads that absorb their urine...that's scientifically made- do you know what it is? Because I sure don't] Cloth diapers also encourage you to change your baby's bum a little more often than a disposable- which also helps with rash prevention and healing.

thirdly- before I switched to cloth diapers [pockets] my little ones were soaking through everything, every single night. I put them in cloth- and they never leaked through again!! it was incredible. So I started saving on sheets, that extra laundry from having to wash sheets from nap time, bed time, and anytime in between where they were lying down in their diapers.

4- they're SO CUTE

5- They are so environmentally friendly as nothing has to be put in a dump , or composted for years before it gets passed back through the earth. Help your baby start their life off early, with a super tiny carbon footprint, just as their little tiny footprints truly are.

6- You can pass them on and keep on giving back to the environment!

7- the big one for me, was that I had two babies in diapers, and both in completely different sizes. [nb and size 3 at the time] so I bought one size pockets and used the exact same diapers on both babies.

Tell us your reasons for going cloth!! And if you are wondering whether you should or not- post some questions!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pixie Glitz tutus

(Emily) Have ya heard of them?? Well they are absolutely AMAZING. One of my best childhood friends decided back in the fall to make a tutu for her daughter...and now has a business because they're THAT perfect ! I am thinking, we have to get some more followers so Maple Bottoms can have a giveaway all our own, featuring the beautiful tutus of Pixie Glitz designs! Pixie Glitz is located in Windsor, Ontario and are all hand-crafted during nap time [she's got 2 little ones under the age of 3!] and Somer-Lee [the designer/creator/owner] will even make the most perfect custom designed tutu for whatever occasion it is you've got coming up. But really...why do you need a special occasion to wear a tutu? Madison [my 2yr old] finds an occasion, every single day to wear a tutu... and pearls. Because hey...why not?!

[this is one of Madison's ridiculously fat baby dolls.. I've never had a baby with that many rolls- but I know they exist ;-) ]