Wee Care Diaper Service, a Chattanooga company, has partnered with several local businesses to open exchange kiosks where customers can pick up a week's worth of clean diapers at a time.
The exchange locations for the cloth diapers are called SwaddleSwap Sites and are scattered about the area, from Julie Darling Donuts on Frazier Avenue to Cooke’s Food Store on Keith Street in Cleveland. The diapers are stored in lockers for customers to grab on designated days, and the dirty diapers can be deposited for the Wee Care staff to remove for cleaning.
The SwaddleSwap Mobile is a mobile storage unit that will move around the city on different days of the week. Its current schedule is:
—Tuesdays: Hamilton Discount Pharmacy on Shallowford Road
—Fridays: Calvary Chapel on South Broad Street (edge of St. Elmo and Alton Park at the foot of Lookout Mountain)
—Saturdays: Mimi’s Low Carb Market on Hixson Pike, right off of Highway 153
“It’s been fun to collaborate with local businesses and entities in Chattanooga and Cleveland,” Wee Care co-owner Lee Gates said in a prepared statement. “It’s a win-win. Customers have easy access to cloth diapers at low cost, and the local businesses have return customers at their location every week. We are grateful for the willingness of these host sites to help us make healthy, sustainable diapers easily available to all families.”
Wee Care plans on opening more SwaddleSwap Sites in the future, including one at Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market on Taft Highway.
“We’re always looking for ways to make cloth diapering even easier for folks, and we love supporting local businesses," Gates said.