Monkey Doodlez is one of my favorite cloth diaper companies and I absolutely love their Bamboo Doodlez AIO, our only nighttime diapers. Today I am giving you the chance to learn a bit more about who they are and how they became the company they are today. Above is a photo of Cheryl, the founder of the company.
Cheryl Yakem is a busy mother to four young children who turned the desire to find a trim, yet absorbent cloth diaper into a thriving company with a range of products. Cheryl has a diverse background from emergency services to account manager with a computer firm. After the birth of her eldest daughter, Cheryl wanted to find ways to reduce her family’s exposure to toxins such as those used in disposable diapers and wipes – but she couldn’t find a diaper she was happy with. So, she started developing her own. What started at her kitchen table now encompasses a 2000 square foot warehouse and more than 300 retailers worldwide.
Now, 7 years later, Monkey Doodlez® has grown to include a range of products including All-in-One Diapers, Reusable Swim Diapers, Wipe Cubes and the patent pending Tuck and Go Diaper System. Monkey Doodlez® is known for its commitment to producing high quality products in Canada and to employing professional sewers who work from home. The end result is superior workmanship and support for her local economy.
According to Cheryl, the best part about owning her own business is that she gets to develop products that are not only healthier for babies, but ones that save families money – especially during these challenging economic times. “I just love hearing from happy customers who’ve discovered just how easy it is to use cloth diapers when they try our products,” she says.
Monkey Doodlez® was one of the first companies to market with a reusable swim diaper and not only are they adorable, they are approved for use in public pools. She cautions that not all reusable swim diapers on the market are approved for use in pools. Their patent pending Tuck and Go system is a hit amongst dads and daycares – no more handling soiled inserts and their two-size system saves money without compromising fit. Monkey Doodlez® Wipe Cubes are an easy and affordable way for families to make their own solution for wipes – without the nasty chemicals and perfect for sensitive little bums. Cheryl says the company is looking forward to developing additional accessories and products for families looking for reusable diapering products.
Cheryl and her team are excited about the future of the company. “As parents become aware of the dangerous chemicals in products like disposable diapers and wipes, as well as how easy it can be to go reusable, I see only great things ahead for this industry,” says Cheryl. “We love being part of the movement,” she jokes.
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