name is Annie and I am a mom
to five great children, Miranda my
sweet 17 year old daughter, Max my sensitive 9 year old, Liam is 7, he's my little charmer, my tiny little Nyah is 4 she is such a busy and fun little girl and my little Abby aka Binouche is 3 and who like me is addicted to cookies.
As a new mom in the 90's I tried cloth diapers more than once and failed each time. I wanted to use cloth but lacked the support and information I needed to be successful. I
first successfully made the switch to cloth in 2003 when my oldest son was just a tiny newborn. I
started out with hand me downs that a friend gave me, I had to repair
these diapers on a regular basis
because they'd been bleached, the fabric was falling apart and the edges against the baby's skin were stiff and seamed a little uncomfortable. I
finally bought some new diapers from a department store, I thought this
was the perfect solution
and I was thrilled. The department store diapers were a disappointment they were not absorbent, they stuck to each
other in the wash and didn't
even fit right, so that's when I got
sewing. I came up with many different models of diapers before
up with some easy to use, easy to wash and comfortable diapers for my baby. Some friends urged me to make some for them and a company was born. The company grew so quickly it took us a few years for us to catch our breath and realize that we had made something wonderful, something that is better for our planet, for babies and saves parents a lot of money.
I call them Annie Marie Padorie's (which is what my grandfather used to
call me). I'm
so happy to be able to offer them to other cloth diapering families. I no longer sew all the diapers myself, I now have a wonderful team of men and women that work very hard at making the highest quality products possible. Every AMP diaper is made in our own factory right here in Canada our employees make a fair wage and work in comfortable and safe working conditions.