Bad diapers turned these local parents into award-winning entrepreneurs.
If you’ve ever taken a baby swimming, you know what a bummer swim diapers are—baggy, puffy, and part of the ever-growing disposable diaper problem. Loveland residents Paul and Rachelle Baron, parents of a water loving six-month-old, decided to pioneer a solution. They designed a reusable (and cute) swim diaper, founded Beau & Belle Littles, and began to sell their products online in 2015. Customers dove in.
The company recently won the OnDeck Seal of Approval contest, bringing a cash prize of $10,000 and coaching from Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran—resources they’re using to expand their line. As their company grows, the Barons are committed to preserving their values, which hinge on personalized customer service, protecting the environment and donating a portion of their profits to Compassion International, a nonprofit that helps children get out of poverty. “We want our company to be good for the world,” Paul Baron says. beauandbellelittles.com