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Diapering Doula closes shop, new service takes over customers

Posted June 26, 2013

The Diapering Doula has closed up shop and a new business has taken over existing customers.

Clean Start Diaper Service started serving its first customers this week, picking up soiled cloth diapers and dropping off clean ones. The service is a division of Community Workforce Solutions, which has been providing vocational services to adults with disabilities in Wake County for more than 49 years. Clean Start has worked with the Diapering Doula to take over existing customers and find new ones. They serve the Triangle and surrounding areas. Click here for all the details. 

The Diapering Doula grew by leaps and bounds after it opened four years ago. At one time, the  shop in Morrisville included a small boutique. It them morphed into a home for other small businesses that serve moms and families. But last month, owner Karissa Binkley decided that she needed to take a break to be the kind of mom to her young daughter that she wants to be.  Binkley announced on her blog in May that she was shutting down the business. Monday was her first day without the service.

Binkley said she's thrilled that the business has been taken over by Community Workforce Solutions and expects good things from the new arrangement.

Binkley, who also is a doula, continues to help new moms. She is teaching at Cary Pediatrics, Triangle Physicians for Women and the town of Apex. She also is working with one to two doula clients per month. 

"The diaper service was a great platform to engage the public and share childbirth and breastfeeding as the biological norm," Binkley tells me. "Now I get to follow my passion full time ... I can be at home during the day with Cora and enjoy working with mothers and families in the evening." 

To find out more about what Binkley is up to and where she is teaching, you can check her blog. I know she has some ideas brewing. I look forward to sharing her next project!

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