Archive for March 11th, 2011
Super Skivvy is a store I came across on Etsy while searching for potty training panties for my daughter. Super Skivvy’s are a great solution to have on hand instead of purchasing disposable commercial training pants and are much cuter if I do say so myself.
My daughter is not quite potty trained yet. A lot of life changing things happened and when we were one step ahead we fell two steps back. The first was moving and the second is when I became pregnant with my second child. It’s been quite the challenge over here as we are trying to get her trained.
Super Skivvies feature one layer of soft cotton knit, an organic bamboo rayon velour liner in the crotch area, cotton interlock waist and thigh bands, and no-roll elastic encased in the waist. Included is a removable insert consisting of three layers organic bamboo rayon fleece. I found these to be super soft!
I’m crossing my fingers that cute training panties are going to push her in the right direction like the pair I was blessed to review from Super Skivvy. These training pants are basically like underwear but a little thicker with enough padding to save you from one accident. With that being said, these aren’t waterproof, believe me I found out in more than one way. The padding in these panties is also removable meaning you can switch from regular panties to trainer super easy! I really like that concept!
When getting closer to being fully trained it might be a great idea to some of the super inserts that are reasonably priced five for four dollars. I can’t help but think what a good idea it would be to have for day trips and over the span of the night to help prevent unwanted accidents.
Want to know more about the mom behind Super Skivvies in her own words? Read on!
1. Why did you decide to start doing this on Etsy and how long have you been?
I opened Super Skivvies on Etsy at the end of April, 2010; however, I did not begin to actually list Skivvies to sell until the end of July 2010. Previously, I was selling on a smaller, cloth diaper-minded market called HyenaCart.com. I decided to move over to Etsy because it has a MUCH larger customer base and is much better known to people who might not be shopping specifically for cloth diapers and accessories.
2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?
As a small child, I remember developing a love for crafting and creating things. When I am buying fabrics, I get excited because I know I am bringing a little fun into something that maybe isn’t as exciting to dive into (potty learning). When I am cutting the fabrics, I start seeing the best angles for photos, and I get to think about the best way to display them at shows or on product sheets. While sewing, I have a chance to sort of “zone out” and make little mental to-do lists, work out ideas for new products, and make business decisions that need time to be thought through. Overall, I love to watch each pair come together from start to finish.
3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
First, and foremost, I am a mother to a beautiful three year old little girl. Aside from that, I am a partner to a wonderful man, full time Domestic Engineer, and part time nanny.
4. What inspires you?
My daughter. All parents want the best for their children, and I am no exception. I never want her to go without, and I don’t want her to worry about if her mommy has enough money. Sure, I can survive working as a nanny, but it’s not something I planned on as a career.
5. In five years you’d like to be…?
In five years, I will be a successful entrepreneur running my successful training pant and adult incontinence product company full time. I have a lot of ideas for products to add to the Super Skivvies name, and I’d like to have my top three ideas released by then.
Super Skivvies run in sizes 1t to 5t are available in styles great for both boys and girls. You can purchase a Super Skivvy for $18 each.
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