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Hi!  My name is Lauri Ericson.  My husband, Tommy, and I have a son, Trey, who was born in August 2006, and a daughter, Kaija, born in May 2009.  We have always been environmentally conscious, so were naturally interested in cloth diapering when our son was born.  The problem we ran into was that the only cloth diapers we had ever been exposed to were flat pieces of cloth that you folded several times, then pinned, then put plastic pants over that.  I knew this was not something that I was particularly looking forward to.  We were, thank goodness, introduced to modern cloth diapers and fell instantly in love. 

I purchased Little Padded Seats from Louisa Dykstra, of, in March 2008 after an exhausting search to come up with something that I could do to bring money into the house, but also be able to stay home with our son.  I cannot even put into words how excited I am to be able to do the things I love most every single with my children, and talk about cloth diapers!!

Little Padded Seats opened in a storefront on Elm St in West Des Moines, IA on March 3rd, 2009.  On August 26th, 2009, we relocated the store to a much larger space on 5th St. in West Des Moines, IA.  On December 1st, 2012, we relocated yet again to a space three times the size of our space on 5th St!  We are now located in Valley West Mall on the lower level near Younkers.  And the kids still get to be with me most of the time!!  Have a look around our website and if you have any questions, please contact me!  I am here to help!

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