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Interview with the Mom Business Owner of Baby Swank

by Tiffany in Birth & Baby

The following is an interview with small business owner and mom Megan Visser of Baby Swank on Etsy. I love supporting mom based businesses, especially Etsy and/or craft businesses (since I used to own one), and this is a shout out to one of those talented moms. Enjoy and enter the giveaway to!

Tiffany: Tell us a bit about your business & how you got started.

Megan: My name is Meagan Visser & I’m the owner of Baby Swank on Etsy. There I provide fashionable & eco-friendly products for babies & toddlers including OOAK, handmade bibs, cloth baby wipes, & natural skin care products. My shop is a little over 1 year old and it continues to grow daily.

I started my shop after making my OOAK Washcloth Bibs for my own kiddos & loving them…not to mention the fact that I received a lot of complements on them! So I decided to sell & create a small business around them which has worked out great for me since I’m a SAHM!

Tiffany: What all do you offer in your shop?

Megan: Basically I offer my Washcloth Bibs {designs vary by season}, flannel baby wipes, crocheted loofah’s & scrubbies, & an all natural line of skin care products for babies. Like I said, I started with my bibs only & from there I continued to add new product lines. My newest is the skin care line called Baby Swank Naturals & it’s doing really well. Since it’s the holiday’s I also offer gift baskets which combine most of my products as well as gift wrap & direct shipping on gifts.

Tiffany: Tell us a bit more about Baby Swank Naturals.

Megan: I’ve always been careful about what I put on my babies skin & I’ve always been into making things myself, so this just came naturally. The hard part was narrowing down my options & figuring out packaging, descriptions, & photos.

Anyway, most of Baby Swank Naturals revolves around bath-time & diapering. I offer Baby Wash & Shampoo & Herbal Baby Oil that comes in 4 different scents – Lavender Chamomile, Rosemary Mint, Orange Vanilla, & Lemon Peel. I also have Herbal Baby Powder, Herbal Bum Salve & Cream, Herbal Bath Bombs & Herbal Bath Tea…all for babies…all natural…all gentle…all tried & tested. All of my products are infused with actual herbs, not just scented with the essential oils so you’re really getting the benefits of the herbs in the product.

Tiffany: With the holidays right around the corner, do you have any specials going on?

Megan: I offer Facebook fans & my newsletter subscribers a one time discount in my shop that they can use whenever they’d like. Also, all customers get a coupon code good on future orders with every purchase so there are lots of ways to save money on my products!

Tiffany: What’s next for Baby Swank?

Megan: I’m in the process of wanting to branch out a bit more & offer my herbal products for more than babies only. Hopefully at the beginning of 2012, I’ll have things ready to go & there will be some big changes will follow. It’s exciting & I can’t wait to see where it leads.

Giveaway!! Megan is is offering a set of mini bath bombs to one lucky reader. Bath bombs are 100% all natural right down to the coloring used …herbs! No synthetic pigments or mica powders here! Just run your bath water, drop your bath bomb in & watch the fizzing begin. Little one will love seeing these fizzy bath bombs color their bath water.

To win just comment about something that has caught your eye at the Baby Swank Shop . For a second entry “Like” Baby Swank on Facebook and leave a second comment. Good luck!

  • Amanda Medau

    Congrats Megan, I just took a peek at your Etsy store- such amazing products!  I’m newly transitioning my family into a more eco-friendly way of life & I’m very excited to be finding such inspirational mamas to get ideas from. Speaking of ideas, I am absolutely in LOVE with your crochet scrubbies!!!  I’m an avid knitter and crochet gal & I’m always looking for ways to use my yarn stash!  I’m going to attempt to make one & if it doesn’t work out- I’ll be placing an order :)
    Keep up the great work ladies!!!

    Amanda

    • Meagan Visser

      Good luck Amanda! If you make one, you’ll have to post a pic of it to my FB wall. I’d love to see it!

      • Amanda Medau

        Well, OF COURSE :)

  • Melinda S.

    I think the Crocheted Scrubbie – 3 Pack is really neat and so unique!!

  • Melinda S.

    I think the Crocheted Scrubbie – 3 Pack is really neat and so unique!!

  • Emilyeallen

    Love the fabrics on the baby bibs.

  • Drea Potter

    Love the crochet scrubbers. I am a fan of concentrated natural cleansers and I think these would work great for my pumpkins. Also that diaper cream seems like it would rock.

  • Kristin

    The lavender chamomile baby oil would be devine and there are too many cute bibs to pick just one.

  • Kristy

    Love the baby bibs and flannel wipes!

  • Natalie

    Love the bath bombs…especially the Eucalyptus one for cold/flu season!

  • Laura

    I really like the bibs and the crocheted loofahs!