Noble Bebe Diapers
We are chatting with the owner and founder of Noble Bebe Diapers. Reina is a mom, seamstresses and all around good conversation. She shares with me why she started cloth diapering, how she got into pre flats, and we talk about Spanish language, cloth diapering creating, and textiles.
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Noble Bebe Diapers
Reina has three children, and with her youngest she discovered cloth diapering through her sister. She struggled with him because he was so chunky… disposable diapers didn’t fit well and they would blow out all the time. I figured if I was washing clothes all the time, I could handle cloth diapers. So like many parents ordered my first stash from overseas, and fell in love with cloth diapering.
Reina struggled with microfibre compression leaks and evolved from going down a rabbit hole of diapering…
What brought you to a preflat?It evolved kinda naturally… I told my sister “I can make this” when I first saw her diapers, and then somehow she ended up DIY’ing her cloth diapers.
I needed all over assumption – but I couldn’t afford the pricey fitteds, so she started sewing and sewing and sewing cloth diapers.
April 2019 – first drop of Noble Bebe Diapers.
She started by sewing fitted diapers for her third baby and her sister. Reina tried a bunch of different patterns of cloth diapers. She would upcycle things, and anything.
Preflats came about because the fluffybutt on top of the chunk was making pants really hard to find – so then she tried to find something trim enough to wear clothes that were closer to size.
Preflats have been around for awhile, but they aren’t very popular in the market. She made some for her son and loved it. And from there customized the shape and the pattern to what it is.
What is a Preflat?
A preflat can be winged or non-winged. It’s missing the traditional centre lines of the prefold. A preflat is just 2-3 full layers of absorbent diaper. It mixes a prefold and a flat diaper.
It eliminates the struggle of the prefold not having long enough wings, and easier than the flat which has so much folding. And very much like a fitted diaper without the cost of production.
What is in the Noble Bebe Diaper?
When Reina was sewing diaper, she was watching video in Spanish about cloth diapering to encourage parents to use simple items – with time you’ll notice you’re most simple diapers will be your most noble diapers. And that really stuck with Reina.
And that’s when she started simplifying what she was making and kept simplifying the product down to what it is now – a preflat.
Noble Bebe publishes content in both English and Spanish.
It’s been such a challenge creating content for social media, but she tries to post content in Spanish. This helps create a connection with people and potential new cloth diaper parents.
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Who needs to try a preflat?
It’s a great product for both beginners and advanced cloth diapering. It’s a work at home maker item – it’s higher priced than a birds eye flat. If a customer is looking for a few for a trim option, or a treat, it’s a great product.
One of my goals would be to make the product more affordable, but working on their way there.
You sew everything by yourself?
Yes. I have someone who cuts with me. It’s been hard with the pandemic. We are in Georgia.
It’s all done by home, and simple tiny shop.
How do you sell your product?
The store is stocked at all times. There used to be custom-made.
We restock the store twice a week, and supplement based on what’s selling.
Noble Bebe diapers is sold at www.noblebebediapers.com
Three sizes of preflats, and a do it all pad, which grows with baby and can be used as an insert or booster that works throughout the cloth diapering journey.
It’s all four way stretch and molds to baby.
Can you use pins? Yes
What do you know about textiles and performance?
The performance of a diaper depends on so many factors – how fast, how much, how well, does it distribute, so many factors help influence the overall absorbency diaper material and that took so long. For that reason I have the do it all pad because you need layers, but you need them where you need them.
The textile is a happy middle of absorbing well, but also being easy to launder and dry.
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