"I am so glad you guys are here"
Hearing these words numerous times a day makes my heart happy. This is why I wanted to create this Earthbaby community for Los Angeles. I really felt like there was a lacking for a Natural parenting store and classroom in the Los Angeles area when I was looking for cloth diaper options and instruction 2 years ago for my son. I feel so satisfied when a customer comes in feeling the same way I did two years ago...Overwhelmed...Lost and confused and leaves feeling educated and ready to jump on the cloth diaper wagon! I also love when a customer comes in and tells us "I wanted to give Earthbaby the business over online or big box". These people truly get it. Being a small family owned brick and mortar specialty store is insanely hard to survive and sustain business with the crazy overhead and competition. We feel every dollar and sale...and I mean every dollar and sale. Big Box stores do not even know you stepped foot in their door. We spend hours a day with people who come in teaching and showing cloth diapers to new parents. We spend hours putting carriers on customers and allowing them to try them on. Then, a lot of the time we hear " Thanks so much for your help, we are going to go on Amazon for our purchase," or "we have a coupon and will be going to this big box store for our purchase". This breaks my heart.
How long can this go on? We love being an asset to our community and to Los Angeles. As it is, the cloth diaper and baby carrier margins are very poor for retailers like us. We love what we do and this is our passion. Passion does not pay the bills though unfortunately. We offer so many free classes and groups to the community. Along with baby carrier rentals too. We guarantee shopping at Earthbaby Boutique will be a much more pleasant and personal shopping experience... which is usually something you miss out on while shopping online or big box. Remember, It's Quality over Quantity right? We simply cannot match those online prices and coupons at the margins we have. We all want to save a few dollars here and there...but at what expense is that small savings? Be loyal to those who are loyal to you and your community.
We have recently heard of so many natural parenting stores closing their doors all across the country. This is not what we want to see. Remember, if you do not shop at Earthbaby that too could be us. You spending here and supporting our store and our classroom is what keeps us here each month. If you love earthbaby and would be sad to see us go too...Please shop with us and send your friends our way! Thank you to all of our loyal customers who continue to come back and shop with us! We seriously could not do this without you all! Our local following is amazing and continues to grow. We have so much in store for our Earthbaby community for the future. Thank you for your positive energy and supporting Earthbaby! Continue to shop small and local!