About us

Lara and Betsy with our kids back in 2004


Lara and I were both raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, but we started our mama careers in other places: in Vancouver, Canada (Betsy) and in Kasigluk, a small village outside Bethel, Alaska (Lara). We started Blueberry Baby after returning to Fairbanks and sharing our mutual frustration about trying to find quality cloth diapers, maternity & nursing clothes and natural parenting supplies and support. We finally decided to do it ourselves, and have found amazing support from the Interior Alaska community and far beyond!

Our goal at Blueberry Baby is to supply Fairbanks families with high quality, affordable products for maternity, cloth diapering, nursing, baby care and natural parenting, as well as support and information. We encourage practices that are environmentally sustainable, and we look for products made from natural, recycled, and organic materials. Our consignment program helps families reuse already existing products. We buy as close to home as possible while still maintaining our quality standards. We support local craftspeople through our artisan program, and support work-at-home parents whenever we can through purchasing their goods. Blueberry Baby also accepts quality used nursing and maternity items and cloth diapers on consignment. We are work-at-home moms, committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our families, and to helping others do the same.

Blueberry Baby has had a few amazing years already, as we now have a total of seven active children, ages 0-8 in our two families. The littlest berry is Ava Joy Lotze, born December 11, 2009. We look forward to bringing you ever more well tested, fabulous natural products.