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.
January 20, 2017
It is our hope this newsletters finds everyone well. Gayle and I wish to thank all our customers for supporting us over the past several years. Many changes took place in 2016. The biggest changes were retiring from driving a ready mix truck and opening our Las Vegas retail location.
It’s nice to finally be my own boss. No more alarm clock, the constant odd work hours, working in all types of weather conditions, coming home filthy, and more importantly, no more rude customers. Unfortunately I was not allowed to tell these individuals to leave their bad attitude in their car and take it home after work. I honestly believe in working together in order to accomplish the job. These days are now behind me and it’s a joy to meet the incredible and kind people visiting our store.
Business continues to increase as local individuals and visitors to Las Vegas learn of our growing line of quality products and affordable pricing. The overwhelming feedback to our store is all positive. I worked hard to make our retail location warm and inviting.
W must especially thank our many customers for spreading the word and photos of our store through various websites and blogs. We find it unnecessary to spend our hard earned money to advertise through the many sites devoted to incontinence or AB/DL lifestyle. The best advertisement we find is positive feedback from our satisfied customers. Even our online sales have increased as orders are now being sent as far as away as New Zealand. We have always had a worldwide business and it nice to finally meet individuals from all over the world. We have had customers from Germany, Australia and Mexico visit our store. I am positive there will be more foreign visitors in the future as we have only been open four months.
With the New Year comes several changes. One is the discontinuation of the Edley/Lang products. The inability to get these products in a timely manner is the main reason the products will no longer be available from CTDC. Five months and longer to get the vinyl pants and trainers manufactured and delivered is absolutely ridiculous. It’s been like this for the past several years and the time came to end my business relationship with Peggy Lu. Please do not wait too long to get what products remain in our stock as once they are gone, there will be no more. I am not aware of any other source selling the Edley/Lang products so they may only be available directly from Lifestyles Emporium in Sonoma, California.
Also heading out the door are the polyurethane laminate (PUL) pants from KINS. The only source for the material is in South Carolina and the cost to ship bolts of material to British Columbia will result in a dramatic price increase. It is best at this time to devote our efforts to introduce a new line of waterproof pants from another manufacturer of infant cloth diapering products. As with the Edley/Lang products, do not wait too long to order your favorite print(s) as once the KINS PUL pants and bibs are gone, there will be no more.
I no longer have the ability to dye the Gary Mfg. 4 and 7 mil vinyl pants using our selection of Rit dyes. Gayle and I purchased a new high efficiency front loading washer which makes dyeing pants impossible. Our old washer allowed me to keep the pants dyeing for as long as necessary in order to get the color set. This cannot be done with our new washer as the cycles cannot be restarted repeatedly. Maybe in time I will be able to purchase an older top loading washer and have in installed at our store. This will require a washer water hookup and drain and might be possible down the road. So for now, the 4 mil neon pull-on pants and 7 mil pull-on and snap-on vinyl pants will no longer be available.
The last product on the way out are the Boingo diaper fasteners. I noted all colors are out of stock on and repeated emails to the company owner inquiring about the availability of these fasteners have gone unanswered. The only logical answer is they are no longer being manufactured. Oh well, the 3” pastel diaper pins now in stock are a great alternative and provide for a more secure fitting cloth diaper.
Our diaper twill pre-folds and contour diapers continue to be our best selling products. The diaper twill is a fantastic material. These cloth diapers are unsurpassed in today’s market and known for their comfort and absorbency. However, a new contour diaper made with gauze muslin is now in the test phase.
I recently received contour samples made with gauze muslin and found them to be just as comfortable and absorbent as our diaper twill diapers. There are a few issues which need to be worked out. One being the gauze muslin material shrinks more than the diaper twill which requires the current patterns to be adjusted. I am hopeful we will be able to introduce our new gauze muslin contour diaper this summer.
I can honestly say our store is wall to wall adult diapering products. Our racks are filled with waterproof pants, bibs, cloth and disposable diapers, diaper fasteners and now, adult pacifiers. We listened to our customers and stocked our shelves with disposable diapers from AB Universe, Rearz, Bambino and BareBum. More styles will be added as time, space and financing becomes available.
I would like to say one thing about our selection of disposable diapers. Our prices are the same as from the source (i.e. ABU, Rearz, Bambino and BareBum). My agreement with these sources is to sell them at or above their online advertised price. Of course we are known for quality products at affordable prices so we will not sell these disposables any higher than necessary. Their online advertised price works for us even though I am unable to provide free shipping based upon my wholesale price. For this reason, I suggest individuals continue to order these products directly from the source in order to get them delivered free to your front door.
However, if you live locally and do not want to wait for delivery to your front door, come on down and have them the same day. Also, if you are flying into Las Vegas and do not want to pack the supplies necessary for your stay, please stop by our retail location and browse our selection of quality disposable diapers. The disposable diapers are available in full packs along with sample packs which contain 2 diapers.
Did someone say adult pacifiers? Again, we listened to our customers requests and now have in stock the size 6 pacifiers from Rearz. These adult pacifiers are larger versions of the ever popular Gerber NUK pacifiers. The shield is approximately 2 5/8 inch wide and 1 7/8 tall. The nipple extends 1 5/8 inch from the shield. The nipple shape is identical to the NUK 5 but just larger. The nipple is all silicone and the pacifier body is strong ABS plastic. Best of all, I offer a better price than Rearz or Cooshie Tooshiez. They are currently available in blue, pink and white. Additional colors should arrive in February.
One issue I continue to struggle with is shipping cost. Our new Shopify program is very unfriendly when it comes to offering a variety of USPS shipping options. Shopify only allows customers to select first class, priority or express mail. Priority and express mail can be costly at times based upon the shipping weight and mailing zone. I use my best judgment in order to send the products via the quickest and most affordable method.
I believe several individuals have abandoned their order when they were faced with high shipping cost. This is unfortunate but a sign of the times as USPS faces increasing fuel and personnel costs. However, there is a solution.
Feel free to contact me with any question regarding your quoted shipping cost. In some cases shipping via ground is more economical and an option. All that needs to be done is a comment on your order form requesting shipping via USPS ground. I will put together your order and calculate the most cost effective shipping method. I will then contact you and let you know the pricing for different shipping methods. Your order will then be fulfilled and any overpayment will be refunded to your credit card. I am also working on a new FedEx account but noted shipping cost are higher than USPS. Again, it all deals with the package weight and shipping zone.
As always, feel free to contact me with any question or concern. As they say, “the only dumb question is the one not asked.” I do my best these days to answer every email although at times I do get a little behind due to the increased workload of managing a retail location.