About the Store
Bean Tree Baby is Connecticut’s source for baby carriers and cloth diapers! More than just an online store, Bean Tree Baby offers education and instruction to families with our informational workshops, in-home Road Shows, and private consultations. Bean Tree Baby is committed to providing support to Connecticut families whether they are interested in learning the ins and outs of cloth diapering, the art of “wearing” their baby in a carrier, or both!
Behind the Scenes...
Bean Tree Baby is owned and operated by Clover Heske and Heather Huebner. Clover has four children, born in 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2012. Heather has two children, born in 2003 and 2010.
Clover and Heather met and became friends in 2004 while working at Papaya Patch, a (now closed) retail store, helping parents choose and use different types of baby carriers and cloth diapers. In 2009, both completed the Basic Carrying Course given by Die Trageschule, a babywearing school located in Dresden, Germany. Inspired by the Die Trageschule training, Clover and Heather decided to start their own business. In January of 2010 Bean Tree Baby was born and they have been spreading the babywearing love ever since! Clover and Heather know it can be hard to find the elusive “perfect” carrier with all of the options on the market today, but feel that with the right information and support babywearing can be an enjoyable and comfortable experience for both the wearer and the baby.
In addition to being trained babywearing educators, Clover and Heather are also cloth diaper enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their expertise with other parents looking to dive into the world of cloth diapering. All of Clover and Heather’s children have been cloth diapered (some from birth, some not). Their experiences have included some common stumbling blocks such as washing cloth diapers in coin operated laundry machines, traveling with cloth diapers, cloth diapering a preemie/small newborn, and cloth diapering children with sensitive skin. Clover and Heather have enjoyed watching the cloth diaper industry grow since they first began selling cloth diapers at Papaya Patch back in 2004 and are confident that now more then ever, cloth diapers are a viable alternative to disposable diapers for many families.