At a new baby store in Clovis, the diapers are cloth, the diaper rash cream is preservative-free and the teething necklaces don’t have harmful chemicals.
Kissed by the Moon is a store that focuses on “natural parenting” and all the products associated with it – along with a few fuzzy stuffed bunnies and other fun items.
The store opened last week at 1990 N. Fowler Ave. at Shepherd Avenue. (Look for The Meat Market if you go; this is one case where Google Maps will steer you wrong.)
Moms into natural parenting know all about the pocket diapers and other types of cloth diapers the store carries. For the rest of us: The store carries four types of cloth diapers with colorful fabric, snaps, Velcro and no diaper pins in sight.
“These are not your grandma’s cloth diapers,” says Jennifer Mounce, who owns the store with her husband, Jason.
The couple used cloth diapers with son Glenn, now 4, and Jennifer always thought it would be cool to sell them someday. Both she and her husband have backgrounds in sales.
Kissed by the Moon was previously a store in Sacramento that closed. The Mounces were on vacation in Hawaii last November when they heard about the pending closure and considered buying it. Fast forward a few months and the couple bought the store and moved it here.
A play area with a train table in the middle of the store occupies little ones while their parents shop.
The store also sells several kinds of baby carriers, from the structured ones that look like backpacks to wraps that are wound around the body with baby tucked inside and “ring slings,” which are similar but use a metal ring to secure the wrap.
“We’re trying to have items here that no one else has,” Mounce says.
The store also runs an online shop at www.kissedbythemoon.com.
The store has Ju-Ju-Be brand diaper bags that look more like purses with black and white stripes or polka dots. And it has more kid-friendly ones covered in cartoon seahorses and smiling walruses.
It also carries kids clothing. Mounce plans to carry plenty of boys clothing, which she says is often overshadowed by cute items for girls.
Another vintage pop-up sale happens downtown Saturday, March 21, near the Warnors Theatre. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The sales feature several vintage sellers on the sidewalk in front of businesses such as Misc. Trading Co. and Raizana Teas, which are also open.
For details, see the event’s Facebook page by searching “Misc. Trading Co’s vintage pop up - spring.”
All the stores at Tulare Outlet Center will be open on Easter, which is April 5. In past years, only some of the stores have been open.
The outlet center near Highway 99 in Tulare has 50 stores.