Welcome to Changing Times Diaper Company, your premiere Las Vegas retail store for quality reusable and disposable incontinence products. Our store is located at 2675 E Flamingo Road, Suite 5 in Las Vegas. We are in the Flamingo Center which is between Eastern Avenue and McLeod Road. We are east of Desert Springs Hospital and surrounded by numerous medical facilities and physicians. The best part is we are a short distance from The Las Vegas Strip and McCarren International Airport.
The Flamingo Center is located at the corner of Flamingo Road and Eucalyptus Avenue. Bus stops (both east and west bound) are conveniently located across the street.
Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. I close for one-half hour in order to run errands. I reopen at 3:30 PM and close at 6:00 PM. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or wish to schedule a private shopping experience.
Please be aware we will be closed May 27th to June 4th. It’s vacation time and a break from our business is needed. Our plan (at this time) is visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon first. I have only seen the Grand Canyon form the air so it’s time to see it up close and personal. Our next stop will be in Durango, Colorado to take a trip on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. From what I have seen in pictures and videos, this should be an awesome trip. Most likely we will stay in the Durango for a couple of days to enjoy the area. Afterwards, it’s onto Northern Colorado, possibly Utah or wherever the roads takes us. We hope to have an enjoyable and more importantly, safe trip.
April 1, 2017
Gayle and I hope this month’s newsletter finds everyone well. Our retail business continues to grow as word spread about our products, service and more importantly, our retail location.
We are still located in Suite 5 but a new entrance welcomes you to our store. One will immediately notice upon entering that we are definitely not your typical retail store. A small reception area encompasses our checkout stand and where one can comfortably sit to watch TV or wait while your loved one shops.
The retail space now exceeds 1000 square feet with plenty of room for our selection of popular products. One new area houses our display rack along with a large selection of waterproof pants, bibs, diaper fasteners and a growing line of ABDL products. Right next store you will find our selection of cloth and disposable diapers. There is now plenty of room to walk around without bumping into each other. Please be sure to stop by on your next visit to Las Vegas.
We continue to meet people from the Las Vegas area as well as visitors to the city. Many are here for a much needed vacation or to attend a convention or trade show. Many individuals are happy to (finally) see a retail store in the US which focuses mainly on adult cloth and disposable diapering products. We are beginning to hit our stride and hope to increase our product line over the next few years.
We have noticed an increase in online sale of disposable diapers. This can be attributed to offering disposable products from five companies. Many individuals find it easier to purchase the sample packs from us versus making multiple purchases from the many online sources. We are happy to see this increase in sales but remind everyone to get larger quantities directly from the source as many offer free shipping. Unfortunately, our wholesale pricing does not allow us to offer free shipping.
New disposable diapers added last month include the Rearz Spoiled and Tykables Overnight. These styles include two tapes per side, high absorbency capacity and cute print on a plastic outer cover. Also added were the ABU Cushies which have one tape per side, as well as a high absorbency capacity and cute print on a plastic outer cover. We continue to search for additional disposable diapers to add to our store.
Our retail business is now six months old and we are discovering what sells and what sits on the shelves. We are discontinuing the Total Dry X-Plus, Abena and Tena Maxi Slips as they proved not to be popular with our customers. These diapers are well designed but just not as popular as the styles from ABU and Rearz.
It is unfortunate to see the discontinuation of the KINS PUL pants. The only style not being discontinued is the solid white as my source here on the west coast still offers this material. All other pastel colors and prints are discontinued and we recently lowered the price in order to make room for new products. Please do not wait too long to make your selection as once they are gone, they are gone forever.
Also discontinued are several styles of dyed 4 and 7 mil vinyl pants. Our new high efficiency front loading washer does not allow me to continue dyeing the Gary Mfg. vinyl pants. We have also lowered the price on these pants in order to make room for new selections from Gary Mfg. Again, please do not wait too long as once these pants are gone there will be no more in the future.
With summer quickly approaching comes the needs for waterproof pants which are lightweight, comfortable and breathable. Our white taffeta waterproof pants are the perfect choice for use over cloth diapers or when additional protection is needed over disposable diapers. The taffeta is a very lightweight material and similar to the baby pants once made by Kleinert’s. The closest pant to these on the market today are made by Dappi and only available in infant sizes. The taffeta material is thinner than the current PUL pants from KINS and past waterproof polyester pants from Bumkins. These pants are very popular because they are feather lite and comfortable.
Certain products continue to be difficult to obtain. Most notably and the most requested being adult onesies. We look forward to offering this product, however, the onesie must be a well-designed garment and made with quality material. Time is not on my side right now to make a trip to the Fashion District in Los Angeles to select bulk material and negotiate with a cut and sew manufacturer to make our onesie. For the time being, I suggest ABU or KINS as both offer quality made onesies available in pastel colors and adorable prints.
I continue to look for affordable shipping options. I tried FedEx. This proved to be an overpriced delivery service. Next came UPS. This was hit or miss. Some shipping cost paid by the customer were right on the money while other orders were severely underestimated. Additionally, several orders were less expensive to ship and would arrive faster using USPS. What I find best is what we have been using from the start: USPS.
For the most part, USPS is the best option. They offer several types of packaging to include flat and regional rates boxes. Unfortunately, our Shopify program does not offer USPS ground shipping. Heavy packages which include cloth diapers can be very expensive using USPS priority mail, especially any order going east of the Mississippi River. However, there are options.
Feel free to use our secure website to complete your order. If your find the estimated shipping cost too high, contact me via email or phone and I will investigate the different shipping methods available. Options include USPS and UPS ground shipping. I will in-turn get back to you with a shipping method which works for you. It might entail additional work on my side but in the long run will satisfy your shipping need.
As always, feel free to contact us with any question or concerns about our products or service.