Important details on "Make Room for Baby" sale, imminent shop closing

J.A. Reel


MRFBSAVE10 (save 10%, no minimum order)

MRFBSAVE20 (save 20%, orders over $70)

MRFBSAVE30 (save 30%, orders over $130)

MRFBSAVE35 (save 35%, orders over $200)

+ up to 25% additional discounts on diapering accessories and covers

+buy 4 get 1 free covers (Noon Sept. 30th - 10 a.m. Oct. 4th), see details at bottom of this page

Are you completely shocked by the scale of this sale?  Me too!  Never before have Sweet Iris' sale prices even approached these prices.  Many of you know that I've been suffering with a particularly miserable pregnancy and our new baby is practically knocking on the door.  Unfortunately we have absolutely no place to put him!  And yes, all this preparatory work should have been accomplished months ago (again, note: absolutely miserable pregnancy).  Out of necessity, I'm closing the shop down at 10 a.m. on Wednesday October 4th, and it will not be reopened until May of next year at the earliest.  This will give me a chance to recover my health and bond with baby, plus get myself back in a position to offer the best customer service.  

Due to our tight timeline and the size of the offered discounts, all sales from Sept. 23rd on will be final and products will be sold "as is".  I will NOT be doing the extensive final checks and finishing that are normally done before shipping your orders.  This means, for example, that the threads on the corners of diapers will not be as closely clipped, and the second round of checks for fabric/construction flaws will not be done.  I will do a quick check-and-correct for any sewing repairs that need to be done.  Please note that all diapers will have passed an initial inspection to be listed as normal stock in the first place (unless you are purchasing a diaper marked and discounted as a "second" quality diaper).  FYI, after passing that initial inspection I typically only lose 1 or 2 diapers out of 12 to my seconds pile, so odds are that your diapers will be fine and any flaws that make it through to you will be quite minor.  

Several products are already listed at 5 to 25% off, including Snappi Diaper fasteners, Boingos, Thirsties Duo Wraps, and Geffen Quick absorbers.  Using the coupon codes will give you additional discounts even on products like these that are already on sale.  

Packaging for all orders will not be as finely done as usual--I'll be trying to get these orders out as fast as quickly as pre-natally possible :)  Do allow 4-5 weeks for delivery just in case, and pray with me that they all get shipped much, much sooner!   

BY NATURE ORDER DEADLINE: You will note that I have several products listed as "pre-order" on the website.  These are By Nature brand items or items I make partially using By Nature items.  On Monday morning, October 2nd at 10 a.m. I will remove all pre-order items from the website and make one order for everyone's items.  That way everyone can order as much of each item as needed (i.e. I can get the 24 bars of soap that have been pre-ordered by my family alone!). These items tend to ship very quickly, so most people should be able to get their orders containing By Nature products by the second week of October.  Pre-orders of the baby oil may take a bit longer to ship, as they require time-consuming finishing work. 

I am very sorry to say that I can't bring back the Whisper Blankets, towels, and bibs for this sale--I just don't have the time to make them.  If you have been waiting on the return of those products, feel free to call me after February of next year and I'll see what I can do for you.

I typically hand write notes reminding you of care details for your products.  I'll include these below, instead:  

Diapers - when wrapping a Snug Bug around your baby, pull the wings further than you think you should and then fasten them in place.  If you pin when you think it could be a tiny bit uncomfortable, it usually ends up fitting perfectly.  Remember to use a good natural fabric softener.  More on that in other blog posts, as well as cleaning advice.  

Fleece - This is a great time of year to purchase the fleece you'll need throughout the fall, winter, and spring.  Do remember to wash your fleece before you try it on your baby.   These soakers will not stretch properly until they have been washed.  Trying these on baby before the first washing can even lead you to rip your soakers.  Quite a bummer. They stretch beautifully after washing, however, so don't decide that something will be too tight until you've washed it.  

Suedecloth liners are one of our most highly rated products.  Wash before using, and then place the velvety side of the liners against baby's skin to wick moisture away from baby and to your absorbent diaper.  Whenever possible avoid using chlorine bleach when washing your liners.

   Your 4 covers can be mixed and matched, and your free cover does not have to be of equal or lesser value than your purchased covers. For example, you might order two fleece shorties and two Thirsties duo wraps, and then in the notes section at checkout write something like: “would love a Nikky newborn wool cover as my gift cover, or a pair of fleece longies in size XL—maybe purple?”.   There will not be a coupon code required for this free cover special; it will simply be applied from noon today (Saturday, Sept. 30th) onward until the shop closes Wednesday morning at about 10 a.m. There is not a limit on the number of free covers available per order.  If you order 8 covers you’ll get 2 free, 12 covers - 3 free etc.

   Free covers will be available as long as supplies last.  It would be helpful if you could tell me your free cover preferences in the notes section at checkout.  Include your cover style preference (fleece longies/fleece shorties/Thirsties Duo Wrap/newborn wool) and one or 2 color preferences (when applicable).  I will use your note and/or the size of the other covers in your order when deciding which size cover to send you, i.e. I will not include a small size cover if the covers you order are all in larger sizes (unless your note specifically tells me to do so).  Please note that depending on availability I may not be able to accommodate the exact free cover you request.  After the shop closes to all new orders on Wednesday morning, I’ll first pull all the necessary inventory for orders that qualify for the special, and then go back to the beginning and add the free covers to each order based on your listed cover preference and availability.  This means that the earliest orders will have a better chance to get the exact color/size requested than the orders that come in, say, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. 

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