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ARCHIVE: October 2009

How To Have Happier Hook & Loop (Cloth Diapers)
October 29, 2009 5:10 pm | by

How To Have Happier Hook & Loop is written out of seven years of customer service history with Cotton Babies. My goal through this post is to help you understand how to better take care of diapers made with hook & loop. So, let’s first look at the two biggest things you can do to lengthen the life of hook & loop. Then we’ll explore the steps that Cotton Babies has taken over the last several years to help our customers lengthen the life of their hook & loop purchases. First, hook & loop performs better when it is line

 
Sizing Flip…
October 28, 2009 10:15 pm | by
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Sizing the Flip One-Size Cloth Diaper System is simple – just adjust the front of the cover using the 3×3 snap arrangement on the front of the cover.   The bottom row of snaps is for the small setting. The middle row of snaps is for a medium and fully unsnapped, your cover is sized for a large.   Children change in shape as they grow. You’ll probably find yourself unsnapping to either accommodate your baby’s higher rise or enlarging thighs. So your six-month-old may need to be fully unsnapped to accommodate chunky thighs. But your eighteen-month-old may be back

 
More about Flip disposable inserts…
October 24, 2009 2:01 pm | by
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We’ve had a lot of requests for more information about the ingredients of Flip disposable inserts. We’d requested some very specific information from the factory and late last week, finally received everything you were asking for. As most parents know, many companies that manufacture disposable products do not disclose the exact composition of those products. We know that you care about what goes on your baby’s bottom though (so do we)! Flip One-Size Disposable Inserts are easy to use, dye free, fragrance free and the only disposable insert that has achieved Oeko-Tex certification. Perfect for travel, daycare and those moments

 
The Flip One-Size Cloth Diaper System
October 21, 2009 7:15 pm | by
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  Elsie wasn’t feeling very well today, but she had a few minutes where she was a little more chipper so we went outside and snapped a few photos of her wearing her Flip One-Size Cloth Diapers. In the photo above, she is still wearing her overnight diaper. It was stuffed with a Flip: Stay Dry Insert and a Flip: Disposable Insert.   Elsie is learning to crawl… she was kind enough to start exploring a crack in the concrete so I could take this shot of her little bottom showing off the design of Flip’s leg casings.   We

 
Caution: Bright bumGenius & Flip colors may bleed initially.
October 21, 2009 12:23 pm | by
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We’ve found that sometimes the stretchy tab fabric on the brighter bumGenius and Flip colors (Zinnia, Clementine, Moonbeam & Ribbit) is bleeding for a few washes. After those first few initial washes, they are fine. We are still researching why this is happening. The issue is inconsistent so we’ve gone back to the fabric manufacturer to see if they can give us some answers. This does not affect the functionality of the diaper at all.   To be on the cautious side, we’re recommending that you wash the bright colors (especially zinnia) by themselves at least six times before you

 
Flip & Econobum Now Shipping!
October 21, 2009 9:40 am | by

Did you pre-order Flip or Econobum? If so, we are shipping them out now…so be watching your mail!! They are also available at the Cotton Babies retail location in St. Louis. If you didn’t pre-order, now is the time! Once you try them out, come back and post in the comments…we can’t wait to hear what you think!

 
Breastfeeding in Public – my experience in Ann Taylor
October 19, 2009 4:30 pm | by
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Last week, we had to go to the Apple store to take care of a problem with my iPhone. While we were there, I had to back up the old iPhone to my laptop, which, if you own an iPhone, you’ll know can take quite a while. For 45 minutes, I held Elsie. She made it for a while, but eventually she got squirmy and fussy. It was time to eat. We hadn’t planned for a long stay and I was without a diaper bag. The Apple Store is bright and cheery and, by design, doesn’t offer even a corner

 
Back to the Bag
October 15, 2009 6:42 pm | by

I’ve had a nice break this summer – from the constant presence of the diaper bag anyway, if not from anything else. Lily went to full time panties in June and I carried around a bag for a couple weeks after that.  As she became more reliable I left a change of clothes in the car and resurrected my long forgotten purse.  It was great!  I felt like I had lost about 20 pounds!  I only brought the diaper bag with me if we were going to be stuck in one place for very long, like a waiting room, to

 
Some of my favorite baby shower gifts…
October 14, 2009 2:53 pm | by

I am not a mom, but I am a very proud “aunt” many, many times over. As such, I find myself constantly going to baby showers – all the time lately. I love going and celebrating the life that is coming into the world. It is so important and significant to me to honor the women in my life and watch, love and support them as they have cared for the life growing inside them before they even met them…face to face that is. Now, every time I am invited to a shower, I want to take something really great,

 
A New Approach to Blog Reviews from Cotton Babies
October 8, 2009 1:20 pm | by

I have been thinking a lot about how blogs review our products and how we want you, our customers, and faithful cloth diapering champions, to consider those reviews as you research the many cloth diapering choices that are out there. In July, I posted a blog that talked about the Cotton Babies approach to bloggers reviewing our products – http://clothdiapers.blogspot.com/2009/07/bumgenius-cotton-babies-reviews-are.html. Until this point, we have taken the “let them come to us” approach and, upon reviewing their blog, we have decided whether or not to send a sample for them to review. We have come to realize how much we