Pinstripes and Polkadots has been around for a long time. Founded by Sarah Gesiakowski in 2002, Pinstripes and Polkadots was one of the first online cloth diapering shops on the web. Krista Cardona purchased the business in 2010, diversified it, and grew it into one that also provided breastfeeding support, baby carriers, babywearing education and little toys & accessories.

Now in its 16th year, I am proud to carry on the Pinstripes and Polkadots legacy of offering excellent support and advocacy to Mamas and caregivers. Our popular cloth diapering classes will continue as they have become a trademark of the business. Most importantly, they represent our service and commitment to the community as we strive to make cloth diapering and babywearing a wonderful, loving experience for all. I hope that love exudes in every package that I ship, class that I teach, and product that I offer. I can't wait to meet you soon! -Katie Largent

Come Visit the Store

Pinstripes and Polkadots

211 S. Prospect Rd. Suite 8

Bloomington, IL 61704

I know how important it is to see and feel diapering products and baby carriers. If you are traveling through the Midwest, plan on visiting our store and see for yourself the wonderful world of cloth diapering. See, touch, and feel the products - experience the softness! Delight in the prints. Be amazed at the innovations that have made cloth diapering easy, convenient, and fun!


Tuesday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Thursday: 5:00-7:00pm

Saturday: (2nd Saturday each month) Shopping Hours following Cloth Diapering 101 Class are 12:00pm-3:00pm

I am an in-stock shop and I love to share cloth diapering and babywearing with others in my community. When you shop with me, you're supporting a mom and the opportunity for me to stay at home with my children. With that in mind, I understand that my hours don't always match up with yours so please, call #217-848-9990 or email me at and I'd be more than happy to accommodate.

Attend a Cloth Diapering 101 Class
Curious about cloth diapering and whether it's the best choice for your family? Register for the FREE class below!

Learn more about the class and register here.

Modern diaper choices can be overwhelming you may have difficulty deciding what will work best for you and your baby. Come let us help you evaluate your needs and help you determine what type of diapering system will work best with your family. Ask us the questions, and let us guide you to the best choice for you and baby.

One-on-One Baby Carrier Consultations

Do you own a carrier and not sure how to use it properly? Does it feel uncomfortable? Maybe you're curious about the benefits of babywearing and want to purchase a carrier but not sure what kind would work best for you and your lifestyle.

Baby carriers are not a one-size fit all. Based on your lifestyle, your size and the size of your baby, different carriers may suit you better. Email me to schedule a private consultation. Private consultations run just under 90 minutes and are $25. Customers who purchase a carrier from Pinstripes and Polkadots will receive a credit towards the purchase of that carrier.

Babywearing Monthly Meet Up
Join me in sharing space with other Mamas and caregivers at The Birth Center in Bloomington once a month. Meetings include time to connect with other babywearing families, opportunities to learn more about baby carriers and safety, and will focus on a specific babywearing benefit each month.