It all began when my diaper-free 10 month old had nothing to wear.
When I did elimination communication (a fancy term for EC, or infant potty training) with my son, from birth, we faced a big problem when he was done with daytime diapers at 9 months old: no underwear fit him!
All the undies on the market sagged, drooped, and fell right off…the smallest available being 18 months (doubtful) and the next size up being 2T (Really? They’re for 3 year olds, people).
OK. So there are no underwear for a child less than 3 years old? Nope. None that I can afford, anyway. And certainly none that fit.
A few years after that, after having the same issue with my daughter at 13 months when we ditched diapers, I’d had enough. In 2014 I began designing the Tiny Undies you see today: cute, gender-neutral, with an anatomically-correct fit.
I surveyed over 1,000 of my fans to see what colors, sizes, and quality they were hoping for in Tiny Undies. Then, I decided to begin with 3 colors, a natural un-dyed version, and 4 sizes.
(It turns out that parents of 3 year olds in our community can’t even get underwear that fit their tiny bums! I never would have imagined the need for smaller underwear that fit well, were easy to pull on and off, and didn’t have gaudy prints all over them. Sweet!)
I found a remarkable manufacturing team: sweatshop-free, eco-conscious, super high quality, and very good at what they do. We went through a few rounds of design and sales officially began in February of 2015.
I’m so excited to be able to provide something that all parents can use with their tiny-bottomed kids: awesome small toddler and baby underwear!