I had the honor of reviewing the Diaper Wallet in Pink and Grey Dots as well as the matching Key Fob. Why do I state over and over again that thisDiaper Wallet is amazing…. well, I can fit an entire wipe refill pack (60 ct) and 3 size 2 diapers in it. Not only is the outside fabric oh so cute but the fabric on the inside is in pink and can literally be cleaned easily with a swipe of a wet wipe.
It has this fantastic clip wristlet on the top that I can hook onto practically anything and it can be attached to practically anything. So far I have worn it on my wrist, clipped it to my purse, clipped it to the hand grab inside of my car, clipped it to the stroller and the car seat and clipped it to the diaper bag. What makes this Diaper Wallet even cooler is that the uses for it after your baby has long outgrown the diaper faze, is endless! How about when you are potty training and out in public? You can use it to hold a fresh pair of those oh so cute training underwear and a fresh change of clothes when accidents happen. Keep the clean clothes on one side and the soiled clothes on the other side and you still have room for a travel size wipes container!
Maggie over at Maxwell Designs has generously sent me one of her amazing Diaper Wallets to review. I have been a fan of Maxwell Designs for a long time and I was thrilled! I couldn’t wait for it to arrive especially since I had no idea what print it would be. I must say, she ended up sending one of my favorites!!!
I love this thing! I was amazed at how nice it was when it arrived. Very good quality, nicely made, cute, it is just absolutely wonderful! They certainly paid very close attention to detail. It is beautiful!
It fit 5 cloth wipes, wipe solution in a small spray bottle and 1 diaper. I happened to pack mine with an Applecheeks diapers;-)
I love how compact it is. Perfect for on the go. Even as a back up for your purse. Since there is PUL on the inside of the pockets, you can even use it as a wet bag after changing the baby. Once we used the clean diaper out of it, we used it to store the dirty one until we got home. I loved having it at the beach. I was able to put one diaper change in it and take it to the water. That way I was able to change Josh from his swimmer right away and I didn’t need to drag a huge diaper bag with us.
Basically Maxwell Designs has a wonderful Diaper Wallet. It is high quality, very well made, stylish, compact, easy to use and easy to clean. This is great for on the go especially for quick trips to the store. The new must have for all moms!
Confessions of a Maxwell Designs Addict – by Lisa W
Hello. My name is Lisa and I am a Maxwell Designs addict.
It all started when I stumbled upon a display that Maggie had set up at a local play place and took note of some gorgeous diaper bags that caught my eye. I took her business card and visited her website. And then I visited it again. And again, and again … and, well, you get the picture.
I am not someone who typically spends a lot of money on bags. I had a boring, cookie cutter diaper bag purchased from a big box store and it suited my needs with my first two children. While my third baby was cooking I decided that I would splurge and order a custom diaper bag from Maxwell Designs. However, I was worried that it wouldn’t be large enough for me so I wasn’t ready to commit.
Shortly after my third daughter was born this Spring, I was thrilled to see that Maxwell Designs had introduced a new, larger diaper bag. This was perfect! Have I mentioned that I have 3 girls, all in diapers? (Yes, that’s right, we have 3 under 3. You can see why I might need a large diaper bag.) And so I took the plunge. I ordered a custom diaper bag and matching change pad, agonized over which fabrics I would use and asked Maggie to build an extra zippered pocket into the side of the bag for my iPhone.
A few days later the bag was ready. It is beautiful. I am in love. It’s the little extras that really put this bag over the top – the feet on the bottom and the waterproof base that keep it clean when I have to put it down; the matching clip for my keys so they are never lost; the ample pockets to keep me organized; and, of course, the superior quality of the bag.
I am now also the proud owner of a Maxwell Designs Hobo Bag and a Maxwell Designs Diaper Wallet. The diaper wallet came in particularly handy while I traveled recently with my 2 month old (and left the toddlers at home with Daddy!) I was able to tuck 2 size 1-2 diapers in the wallet along with wipes and put it in my purse for quick outings. Diaper changes at the airport were a piece of cake as everything was instantly at my fingertips. The diaper wallet made trips to the bathroom with the baby in a restaurant an elegant affair. It is easy and comfortable to wear on my wrist and doesn’t get in the way of holding a wriggly baby when I am on the move. It even clips to the car seat, the diaper bag, the stroller, the grocery cart and the belt loops on my jeans. When you have 3 under 3, that clip comes in very handy as I am often carrying a child, pushing another in the stroller and chasing the third as she attempts to escape Mommy’s reach.
Maggie designs and executes extremely high-quality bags and accessories that are simply unbeatable. She is very helpful in helping you figure out exactly what you need and how she can help you. The personalized customer service exceeds all expectations.
Now, what can I buy next?
“I am so happy with my purchase from Maxwell Designs! I fell in love with all their iPad cases and once I finally decided on one, I waited anxiously for it to arrive. I didn’t have to wait long though! They did a great job getting it into the mail and shipped to me. And I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The bag is adorable! It has plenty of padding in it, without making the bag look bulky. The construction of the bag is durable and well done. Very happy, will definitely order more from Maxwell Designs again!” Meghan O.
I first introduced you to Maxwell Designs nearly three years ago. While the styles have changed, the quality remains and the selection now includes designer purses and accessories. They would make for beautiful gifts, and don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up! I have had the pleasure of knowing Maggie, the owner, for some time now and am excited to be sharing her products with you.
I have owned many cosmetic bags in my days, but none as nice as the one sent to me by Maxwell Designs. The stitching and attention to detail is flawless – I even love the tag! Maxwell Designs products are created using high quality fabrics and these bags are no different. They also include a wipeable, waterproof liner and wristlet strap for easy carrying – making it ideal for use as a mini-purse when you don’t need to carry a lot. I know that I am excited to have it to use at BlogHer this year. There will be plenty of room for my room key, business cards, cell phone, and a few misc. items. Not to mention, I am in love with this beautiful charcoal grey floral print.
Maxwell Designs is a family run business based in Langley, B.C, Canada. Through listening to customers needs and wants, they have created a products that are not only multi-functional but stylish and practical too. Providing exceptional customer service is a top priority for Maxwell Designs, and I know that you’ll love their products and company as much as I do.
Update: I am so in love with this little bag! It makes the perfect travel companion and fits my smartphone, wallet and lip balm with a little room to spare! Check out the action pic from our bike ride last weekend.
It’s a toss-up as to what weighs more in the first year: the babe or their mandatory bag of supplies. Canadian-made Maxwell Designs’ diaper bags offer well-designed, hand- made bags with beautiful graphics, created from organic cotton. Roomy pockets, insulated bottle holder, and anti-macrobial properties are among the interior features and Maxwell Design diaper bags also double as messenger bags
A diaper-changing Guinness World Record?
Tri-Cities parents will compete in the Great Cloth Diaper Change on World Earth Day
Coquitlam NOW March 25, 2011
Maggie Chilton (left) and her son Shia, as well as Angela Salehi and her son Kylan, will be taking part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change.
Photograph by: Paul vanPeenen, Coquitlam NOWTri-Cities parents are vying for a Guinness World Record by participating in a global diaper changing challenge.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 is happening on World Earth Day (April 23) in nearly 400 communities across the globe. The goal is to set a world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
At 9:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, more than 9,800 international participants will tuck their baby’s tush into a cloth diaper. In the Tri-Cities, a diaper-changing event will take place at Kinder Café in Port Coquitlam.
Port Moody mom Angela Salehi hopes many families will take part, since each location needs at least 25 participants to qualify for the record-setting challenge.
“It’s a huge, exciting thing to happen. We’re very excited that it’s happening in Port Coquitlam. We’re inviting everyone from the Tri-Cities to come and join us … We’re all local businesswomen who use cloth diapers and want to promote it,” said Salehi, owner of Ripe Baby Food.
“Grandmas, grandpas, brothers, sisters, parents, step-parents — everybody’s involved.”
Maggie Chilton, owner of Port Moody-based Toots n’ Tots, said cloth diapers will be available for sale at the event.
“They can come in a regular disposable diaper if they want to, as long as they get changed into a 100-per-cent reusable cloth diaper,” Chilton said.
“I’m going to be supplying the biodegradable compostable wipes. It’s World Earth Day, so we’re trying to encourage people to either not bring any because we’ll supply the biodegradable wipes or bring their cloth ones.”
To qualify for the challenge, the rules require an official timekeeper and check-in person, as well as a supply of photos, video and signed documentation to verify that all
guidelines have been met.
“It’s to raise more awareness of the benefits of cloth diapering and bring more awareness of the environment and the damage that we’re doing to it unknowingly or knowingly,” Chilton said.
The diaper changing challenge will also serve as a fundraiser. Half the proceeds will go to the Real Diaper Association, a non-profit organization. The remainder of the funds will be donated to Charlene Reaveley’s family following her death in an alleged hit-and-run accident last month. The 30-year-old woman left behind her husband and four children between the ages of one and 10.
“That’s a very serious local issue and concern that’s happened. We want to make sure that we’re supporting them as well,” Salehi said.
“When we were looking at opportunities and charities and issues that we wanted to support, that was top of mind for many of us.”
For more information or to register for the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit www.maxwelldesigns.ca, www.ripebabyfood.com or www.greatclothdiaperchange.com. Information is also available on Facebook by searching for the event “The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 Event – TriCities.”
Participants must sign in at Kinder Café, 2020 Oxford Conn., no later than 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23.
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Port Moody mom Maggie Chilton, owner of online baby store Toots n’ Tots, will host a free cloth-diapering seminar this Wednesday in PoCo.
Photograph by: Paul vanPeenen, Coquitlam NOWBundle up those baby bottoms in cloth diapers to help save money and the environment.
So says Maggie Chilton, a mom who’s hosting a cloth-diapering seminar in PoCo next week.
As owner of online baby store Toots n’ Tots, Chilton touts her family-run business as a top resource for all things cloth-diaper related.
It all began four years ago when Chilton ditched the disposables and switched to cloth diapers for her son, Maxwell. Now she continues to use cloth with her second son.
“It’s just become a way of life,” said the Port Moody mom. “A lot of it for me was environmental. We used to live in the north, in Terrace. I was even more eco-friendly up there because we can see how beautiful the country is. The last thing you want to do is start to spoil it.”
A disposable diaper takes about 500 years to break down, Chilton said, not to mention the plastic packaging it comes in.
Along with the environment, cost is another reason to consider cloth.
“In a two-year period, you’re probably going to be saving at least $1,500 to $2,000 depending on how often you change a baby,” Chilton said. “People don’t change babies as often as they should. They recommend in the first few months, you change newborns about 10 to 12 times per day. But people who are using disposable diapers, a majority of them are cost conscious. They may leave them in a disposable diaper slightly longer than they should because they don’t want to keep spending money.”
However, some people can also be deterred by the initial investment for cloth diaper supplies, Chilton added.
“Cloth diapers are astonishingly cheaper. You can save thousands,” she said.
“You’re looking at about $700 to $800 start-up fee, but that’s everything you could possibly need for cloth diapering from birth to potty training.”
Typical supplies include a stock of 12 diaper covers with 36 washable inserts or, alternatively, 36 stuffed pocket diapers. Fabric selections for inserts include hemp, bamboo, microfibre and organic cotton. The appropriate choice depends on the baby’s sensitivity and the parents’ preference.
Parents will also need a pail that snaps shut to store dirty diapers for up to three days.
“There’s no smell at all,” said Chilton, who also sells handmade wet bags for storage.
Aside from economic and eco-friendly elements, cloth diapers offer an esthetic appeal.
“When you look at a baby or little toddler in a cloth diaper, they’re just so cute because you can get colours and prints,” Chilton said.
“I have two boys. It’s great for me because I can get prints with trucks on them or spaceships. It’s fun. You can get colours from black to blue to red to hot pink to green — everything.”
Chilton wants to share her cloth diaper know-how with the community through a series of free seminars. The next one is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kinder Café, located at 112-2020 Oxford Connector in PoCo. To register, call 1-888-420-1017 or e-mail email@example.com.
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We just received your wet bag today in the mail – thanks so much! It’s adorable. I’ve been using a plastic bag for our cloth diapers when we’re out and about, so I can’t wait to use this.
We actually bought one of your diaper bags from the store and it works great. It goes everywhere I go – Gini, Baby on the hip.
(I) picked up my parcel yesterday (due to major snow/wind storm here) and I really love it. I think it’s also going to make a great day bag after all this having babies business is done! My husband was also very impressed with the quality and fabric of the bags. Thank you so much for working with me to find the bag I wanted.
All the best! – Marina, Terrace.
Thank you so much, Maggie! I picked up the package at the post office today. Love, love, love the wetbag and the Raspberry Applecheeks dipe! Super sweet. Thank you!
My package arrived yesterday and I absolutely LOVE my bag and change pad!! Thank you so much for your timeliness and quality products! I will definitely recommend your bags to anyone I know in search of a great change bag. Jennie, Ireland
I love my diaper bag, and you made it so fast I couldn’t believe it. I really like the colours and style, great job! Penny.C, Nova Scotia
I love all the designs, it was hard to choose just one! Jackie.F, Vancouver, B.C.
I had searched everywhere for a baby carrier/sling that wouldn’t hurt my back, be comfortable for more than half an hour and for something that my husband could also use. After 5 different types I finally found your sling and I LOVE IT! Ann.N, Ottawa, Ont.
I came across this site and found it easy to navigate. Maggie (the owner) was friendly, helpful and accommodating to my requests in creating a bag that fit my needs. My friends were quick to comment on the quality of construction. Sharon, Terrace, B.C.
If you are a wholesaler interested in carrying any of Maxwell Designs products we would love to hear from you! Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monday, January 04, 2010
Meet Our Feature Mom, Maggie Chilton of Maxwell Designs!
Since starting this website, I have met some amazing moms. I love that so many of you have tenacity to fill a void in the marketplace. I have had the opportunity to talk with Maggie over the last couple of months and she is one of those moms who couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she made it. Her business started with trying to find the perfect diaper bag. She couldn’t find it, so she invented it. Check out Maxwell Designs after you read about Maggie!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Maxwell Designs is truly unique in a number of ways. Using eco-friendly materials, such as hemp, to enter into a market full of non-biodegradable products is just one of them. Maxwell Designs is trying to offer Moms an alternative to the plastic or vinyl diaper bag, products that go way beyond the baby years and ones that are affordable
PRINCE GEORGE, BC, CANADA, December 09, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Northern BC Business is currently featuring Maxwell Designs http://www.maxwelldesigns.ca as a business in Northern British Columbia creating opportunity with their unique and distinctive products. Operating from Terrace, BC, Maxwell Designs creates, manufactures and ships their eco-friendly baby products of diaper bags, slings, change pads and clothing all over the world. With new retailers signing up each day, Maxwell Designs is truly an innovative and unique company in Northern British Columbia
Let’s talk diaper bags
I was recently introduced to a bag I had never seen before. It is from Maxwell Designs, created by a Canadian stay-at-home mom.
I have not seen this bag in person and do not own it. I can tell you what I have seen and know of it though
These bags are hemp and messenger style, so no “looking like mom”. Not that being a mom isn’t great, but really, I don’t want my diaper bag to scream “LOOK I’M A FRUMPY MOM!” Even though most days I feel like it I want to look put together even when I don’t feel like it (and am probably sporting spit up on my shirt), so I can imagine that this bag would help with that
The great and unique things about these bags is that they can be completely custom!
What are you doing to be new and innovative?
There are a few other players in the eco-friendly diaper bag market but I have tried to take mine to the next level and make them both eye catching and modern. I use lots of colours and provide a unique service where you can “Make Your Own” bag. This way, there won’t be hundreds of other people with the same bag as you.
Who has been your most unique customer?
All my customers are unique as 95% of them want to choose their own fabric. I have sold very few of the same bag so far.
How important is technology in your business?
Technology is not a huge factor for me. I use a basic sewing machine (that doesn’t mean to say that if I had the money I wouldn’t buy an expensive machine with all the bells and whistles!). I do rely on other companies to promote my business online, make labels, print business cards, and provide marketing supplies.
Where is your most remote customer? How did you find them?
I’ve filled orders from South Korea and Ireland. They found me online through Google web searches – searching for “best diaper bag”