Luckily, Lexington Diaper Service is there to share the workload. The full-service cloth diapering company is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and owner Anita Bishop is excited to share her mission with more parents.
Bishop and her husband, Kevin, wanted to eliminate chemicals in their everyday life. When they found out there were expecting, it was a logical step to pursue cloth diapering for their daughter.
“We had already eliminated so many chemicals from our shower, bathroom, kitchen and diets,” Bishop said. “When we found out we were pregnant and learned of all the potentially harmful chemicals in disposable diapers, we looked for an alternative.
“Modern cloth is just as convenient as disposables and smells so much better.”
People would often ask Bishop about her daughter’s “fluffy” diapers. Since the interest was there, she decided to open her own online boutique, TinkleTinkleToot.com.
She learned the biggest fear parents had when considering cloth-diapering was cleaning them. Bishop’s husband encouraged her to open her own cloth diaper service and Lexington Diaper Service opened for business in January 2012.
The company offers options for parents to purchase cloth diapers, rent, rent-to-own, cleaning services and cloth diapering classes.
Bishop even offers a trial kit for $10 with different brands and styles to try if parent are on the fence. If parents just want someone else to clean the diapers, Bishop will set them up with a trial kit to use while their own stash is being washed.
“With Lexington Diaper Service you literally do nothing with the dirty diapers except set the bag outside at your designated time, we do it all,” she said. “Most people don’t know this but almost anything you order off our website we will deliver it to your door during our route.”
Weekly services average about $22 a week. Start-up costs vary from $25 to $175 depending on each family’s wants and needs.
Cloth diapering classes are held once a month and the information is posted on the company’s Facebook page. To celebrate the one-year anniversary, Bishop is hosting weekly giveaways and an anniversary sale that runs until March 1st.
Parents wanting more info on Lexington Diaper Service can check out the Facebook page, call (859) 576-0489 or email LexDiaperService@gmail.com.
Anita Bishop is CEO of Lexington Diaper Service, LLC and head diaper washer. She majored in Biology at EKU and spent 15 years in dentistry. Her supportive, diaper-washing husband, Kevin, works for Clark Distributing and WKQQ at Clear Channel. They are parents to 3-year-old Olivia.