About Ivy's, a Charlotte Diaper Service
Ivy's Diaper Service began shortly after Garrett and Mike, Ivy's mom and dad, moved to Charlotte in 2008 when Ivy was just one month old. Ivy had a happy butt while living in Cincinnati thanks to Good Natured Baby Diaper Service (a wonderful business), but Ivy's parents were shocked to find they were having a very rough time finding a service here in Charlotte. Admittedly, they were not exactly thrilled about the thought of washing their own diapers so they did, for a time, use a green-brand of disposables. But poor little Ivy developed a rather nasty diaper rash and, after a lot of research, Garrett began to believe those disposables were the culprit. They made the leap to washing their own cloth diapers and Ivy's butt was back to normal within a few weeks.
At around the same time, Garrett had been wrestling with whether or not to return to work. She did not wish to be a full stay-at-home mom, but she also did not relish the idea of putting Ivy in daycare for 40 hours a week. This is a conflict that most mother's face and it was a truly difficult one for Garrett. That is when Ivy's dad suggested they start a diaper service. It was a natural extension of what they had been doing weekly for a few months. So after months of research and nervousness and excitement, Garrett and Mike happily introduced Ivy's Diaper Service to Charlotte!
Ivy's Diaper Service was off and running shortly thereafter, providing cloth and compostable diapers to customers all over the greater metropolitan Charlotte area. Garrett was determined to help make Charlotte a healthier, greener place to live.
She firmly believed in the Ivy's Diaper Service motto: Happy Butts, Healthy Planet!
Life, unfortunately, has a way of catching you off guard when you least expect it. In August of 2011, Garrett was 38 weeks pregnant with their second daughter, Rosie, when an oncoming dump truck crossed the double yellow line and crashed head-on into Garrett's van while she was out making deliveries. Despite the help of many courageous people at the scene and a tireless team of doctors and nurses at the Carolinas Medical Center, Garrett and Rosie's injuries were too severe and they did not survive the accident.
We were faced with many difficult decisions over the next several weeks. After an unbelievable outreach from the Charlotte community, we decided to continue the diaper service in honor of Garrett and everything she stood for. With the help of the community, friends, and most especially, family, we continue to offer green alternatives to the typical disposable diaper. We strive to offer the same level of service that Garrett brought to this community.
With the help of some wonderful employees, Mike and Jessika, a dear friend of Garrett's, have stepped in to keep Ivy's Diaper Service going and are eager to grow Garrett's legacy. Jessika and Mike were intimately familiar with Garrett's vision for the Ivy's community, which is the touchstone for everything they do. Mike, Jessika, and everyone at Ivy's Diaper Service are committed to providing convenient services and products that support healthy families, a healthy planet, and healthy communities.