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Published on July 4th, 2013 | by Brittney French


Thursday Giveaway: Braving the Elements

The weather outside is weather. If you've seen the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you will recognize that line.

In St. Louis, where Cotton Babies is headquartered, the weather outside is exactly that. It's weather. Unpredictable is probably the best way to describe a typical forecast here, especially in the summer. Somedays, it's miserably hot while others are cool and rainy, which has been the case the last three days. 


So, how do we brave the elements? Very carefully, you see.  Living in the Midwest (or anywhere really) means you have to adjust to the ever-changing climate. And since it's been raining this whole week, it's best to be prepared. Let me tell you how fun it is walking in the rain without an umbrella. Oh yeah, it's not. 

For this week's giveaway, we're focusing on the word element, but even more so, the word elemental.  We're not giving away something that will help you stay warm, cool or dry in the outdoors. Instead, three people will win a bumGenius Elemental because braving the elements and cloth diapers are pretty similar — you're going to have to face whatever's out there.. or in there. 

To enter this week's giveaway, just tell us where you are on the map and let us know what the weather is like in your town.

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Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.


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About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook page, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and cheers for her favorite sports team.

270 Responses to Thursday Giveaway: Braving the Elements

  1. Jennifer Fisher says:

    South Central PA. Storms on and off. Will be sunny and beautiful one minute, gray skies and rain the next! My poor boys are going nuts…the kids and the dogs!

  2. Tiffany K says:

    In Michigan it can’t decide if it wants to be hot or not!

  3. Tabatha says:

    Seattle, it has been rather sunny all week!

  4. Lily Ivey says:

    I’m in Texas and it is hot!

  5. Tracie D says:

    I am in Wisconsin where it is cold and rainy one minute and hot and rainy the next!

  6. Jutta Pearce says:

    I live on the Oregon Coast and it’s gorgeous today about 70!

  7. Jennifer McClaflin says:

    Rolla, MO. Hot and Sunny!

  8. Nancy says:

    Harlan, IA — hot and humid :(

  9. Heather says:

    Eastern NC is hot and humid! Ready for fall :-)

  10. Sarah says:

    Nc, and wayyyyyy too much rain

  11. Becky N. says:

    I’m in Central Illinois. It is hot and humid here!

  12. Joann says:

    Chicago. Rainy.

  13. Sarah R. says:

    Philadelphia, PA!! It’s so rainy and windy here that you can barely walk! It would definitely be braving the elements to go out into that!

  14. Sarah R. says:

    Philadelphia, PA!! Love love love your diapers. It’s rainy and so windy you can barely walk! It would definitely be braving the elements to go out there this week!

  15. Rachel Smith says:

    I live in Knoxville, TN. it has been rainy and hot for almost 2 sunning my 4.0s today :(

  16. Colleen says:

    I’m in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and the weather was 80 degrees and sunny today!! I also bought a bumGenius diaper today, so it was a good day overall. :)

  17. Nicole says:

    FL- it’s sunny now but rained earlier!

  18. Renee F. says:

    Here in Tennessee .. and its rain .. rain.. and more rain =( !

  19. April G. says:

    St. Louis — Sunny and warm!

  20. Melissa S says:

    Augusta, GA – it’s only been in the 80’s, but 100% humidity with record rain levels! I feel like I’m living in the Pacific Northwest again…

  21. Kat says:

    Connecticut and it’s hot and humid… too much for me. I’m looking forward to going back to the UK where it’s cold and rainy!

  22. Amanda says:

    I’m in Oklahoma and it is sunny and hot!

  23. meredith s says:

    I’m in SC, and we are having a pretty mild summer so far. Not terribly hot with lots and lots of rain.

  24. Leigh says:

    Surprisingly less hot than normal in central Arkansas

  25. christine k. says:

    I’m in NE OH and it’s been in the upper 70s/low-mid80s all week and threatening rain daily

  26. Rose says:

    Ohio – It’s a beautiful warm night

  27. Michele R. says:

    Florida-Very rainy

  28. Leigh S says:

    It’s 82 degrees and clear here in Enid, OK- much cooler than a usual July evening!

  29. Laura Fulks says:

    Right now I’m in Seattle and it’s overcast and cool, but we are from Herriman UT and it is HOT and perfectly sunny there!

  30. Rachel says:

    MS – It’s hot but bearable!

  31. Julie Ghrist says:

    Chicago Suburbs, finally warm and sunny after lots of cool rainy days

  32. Heidi B says:

    Austin, TX – sunny and hot just how I like it! 100 degrees.

  33. Melissa c. says:

    Checking in from sunny so cal :-)

  34. Katrina says:

    It is monsoon season in southwest Virginia.

  35. Elena says:

    Super hot in upstate ny

  36. Norma E says:

    Very hot and sunny

  37. Koko Kanazawa says:

    Super comfy in Hawaii :)

  38. Marla P. Schledewitz says:

    Louisiana-overcast with thunderstorms on the way!

  39. Kelley says:

    Florida here. Its hot and muggy b/c it has been raining everyday for the past week I think!

  40. bethany says:

    indiana, hot and overcast

  41. Jenny McClamroch says:

    I’m in Raleigh NC and the weather is PERFECT!

  42. Rachel R. says:

    I’m in Florida and it’s been humid and rainy here.

  43. Amber Timm says:

    It’s hot, but not too bad here in Dallas, Tx!

  44. Elisa H says:

    I live in Vancouver, WA, where it is typically really mild with rain. I love it!

  45. Vicki Hall says:

    I’m in northwest ,Pa. Its really warm , muggy , and rainy here at the moment. We’ve had a lot of rain this summer.

  46. Sheena says:

    St. Louis! The weather outside is weather—-that best describes it for sure

  47. Ashley H says:

    St. Louis and its unseasonably cool for our crazy Misspuri weather but then y’all know that since HQ is here.

  48. Cassandra says:

    In central Florida it is wet, hot and sticky. :)

  49. Angela Heffner says:

    TN and its rainy and cold :)

  50. Kamra says:

    O’Fallon, Illinois. The weather was perfect. Sunny, high around 85, but a light breeze all day. Perfect for swimming, grilling and playing washers!

  51. Sophy Thou-Kunysz says:

    Sunny and warm in Norwalk California.

  52. sarah says:

    Hot and rainy in PA

  53. Shannon says:

    Humid in South Western Ontario, CANADA!

    Drop by for a visit!

  54. Trisha Wieber says:

    Boise and it’s been in the triple digits.

  55. Catherine says:

    Hot and sunny in Chicago

  56. erica stevenson says:

    Cloudy with threatening storms in Brunswick, OH

  57. Katherine says:

    Cloudy & windy on our naval base in Japan

  58. Rachelle Betow says:

    80 degrees and sunny in OR!

  59. Vivian S says:

    Hot in sunny Southern CA

  60. Jennifer C says:

    It’s cool and rainy here in the Midwest

  61. Sara says:

    Hiding in the basement from the heat here in MA!

  62. Melody N says:

    It’s 80 and slightly overcast in Republic, MO. I think it may rain anytime. Hopefully we’ll get some clearing in time for fireworks!

  63. Sarah H. says:

    We are living in South Korea currently (although we have a USA-MN residency and address that will work great for shipping giveaway wins, hint hint :) and our parents would gladly mail us anything we win. The weather here is Monsoon season so rainy and HUMID!!

  64. Erika says:

    Sunny in NY!

  65. Sara says:

    Sunny and 80 degrees just across the river from St.Louis!

  66. Edith says:

    Charleston, SC and it has been raining for FAR. TOO. LONG!!!

  67. laci martin says:

    sunny and perfect in southern iowa!!

  68. Nicole Hundt says:

    Warm but cloudy here in MI

  69. jessica mclain says:

    i live in texas and its HOT!!!!!

  70. Ashley says:

    Here in Fort Worth Texas it is Hot and sunny with a high of 95 degrees.

  71. Margaret says:

    It’s 80 and overcast today in the Cleveland suburb of Willoughby, Ohio!

  72. Joanna Porter says:

    I’m in Winston-Salem, NC, and today is the first day we’ve seen the sun in about 4 days! It’s been a very gray, wet, summer so far!

  73. Shannon Riley says:

    Happy 4th of July from Pembroke Pines, Florida. We are havig a humid and thunder-y holiday here, hoping it will clear for the fireworks later!!

  74. It’s hot, sunny and steamy today in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia, PA!

  75. Christine says:

    It’s a dreary, rainy 4th of July here in Mason, OH :(

  76. Kristen says:

    In Fayetteville, AR, it’s relatively comfortable with a high of 88 and a low of 58. Low chance of storms, high chance of fireworks, and lots of red white and blue in the air, :)

  77. Michelle F says:

    Here in Walsh, CO it is a beautiful 85 degrees…much cooler than usual for the 4th of July!

  78. Holli G. says:

    Here in Ferndale, WA will be in the 70’s today!

  79. Christ says:

    Ironton, oh where it is rainy and dreary on the 4th.

  80. Charlene Dineen says:

    Happy Fourth! In Fairhaven, MA it is a steamy 90 degrees and sunny! My little one has her red bum genius 4.0 on… cute!

  81. Beth T says:

    Best 4th we’ve had in 7 yrs since we moved to STL! My son was shivering in the pool! Beautiful day!

  82. Adrianne Clark says:

    It’s warm, sunny, and beautiful in central Wisconsin! Couldn’t have asked for better weather!

  83. Amanda says:

    Hamlin, NY…it’s hot, humid & rainy here, but we’re hoping for a bit of sun so we can enjoy a nice family meal outdoors.

  84. Krystal says:

    It’s hot and sunny here in Harrisburg, PA.

  85. Emily says:

    North Carolina is sunny. No wait windy. Now rainy. And we’re back to sunny again….

  86. Norah says:

    Corpus Christi, TX… HOT!

  87. Candice Dix says:

    80,humid,and kind of cloudy here in Indiana!

  88. Ashley Mercado says:

    80s here in south central Kansas! :)

  89. Danielle L says:

    We are in Maine. It is a very hot and humid day. We spent the morning at the Wildlife Park so we are hanging out in the a/c for the afternoon!

  90. Heather Foster says:

    It’s a gorgeous sunny day here in Margate, FL :) a bit hot but prefect in the pool!!!d

  91. Tracy Dillard says:

    Washington State! It’s cool and overcast today..high will be 75! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  92. Amy Harley says:

    Wilmington, NC – it’s warm, but with a nice sea breeze- so life in the shade is actually quite nice!

  93. Amie says:

    We’re in CT for a few days then we’ll be at the cape and it is hot hot hot & humid.

  94. Heidi Rouse says:

    San Diego is warm but not as bad as it has been!

  95. Sarah Hayes says:

    warm and pleasant in VA

  96. Tanya says:

    I’m in St. Louis also. Its been a crazy week with temps in the 70s, but today should be perfect!

  97. Michelle M says:

    Happy 4th of July! An elemental would be AMAZING!

  98. coley r says:

    here in Chicago it is a bright sunny 75!

  99. Amanda Guarino Satter says:

    Beautiful and sunny as always in San Diego!

  100. AO says:

    Humid and hot here in PA!

  101. Nica says:

    Red white and blue!

  102. Carli says:

    Pouring rain in Tallahassee!!

  103. Ellen says:

    In Panama City, FL, and it is RAINING. A LOT!

  104. Shannon says:

    68 and sunny in Corvallis,OR

  105. Gabriela P. says:

    Sunny here in Iowa!!! :)

  106. Marissa says:

    Hot and muggy here in northern northern NY.

  107. Lisa G. says:

    Sunny and 82. Moore, Oklahoma

  108. Mary Kate says:

    Red, White, and Blue! It is hot and humid in DC metro! Happy Independence Day!!

  109. Katie says:

    Red, white, and blue! It’s sunny and 80s here in Iowa! Perfect for the 4th!

  110. Ellery Biggs says:

    Northwest Indiana! Overcast and 80°!

  111. Reese says:

    Red, White, and Blue

  112. Lisa Potter says:

    Sunny and Beautiful! Lawrence KANSAS, Rock Chalk and happy 4th!

  113. Stephanie S. says:

    I’m in southwest Ohio and it’s a bit gloomy here. Instead of going to the parade we watched Sesame Street and they had a parade… Happy 4th!

  114. Tiffany says:

    rEd, WhIte, AnD, bLuE!

  115. Monica Crawford says:


  116. Kristina Reach says:

    Red, White, and Blue.

    MO…Sunny and 80’s

  117. Jessie says:

    Red, white, and blue!!!!!!

  118. Red, White and Blue!

  119. Sarah Chaney says:

    Red, white and blue!

  120. Emma says:

    Hot and rainy in Middle TN!

  121. Jessica R says:

    Red, White and Blue!
    Warm and sunny in St. Louis

  122. Chelsea H says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  123. Karin says:

    Red, white and blue!

  124. JenniferLeibstein says:

    Red, Whit and Blue!

  125. Laurie Snow says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  126. Abby I. says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  127. Elizabeth Banner says:

    Heat wave in the NE corner of California.

  128. Heather says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  129. Alexia says:

    Red, white and blue!!

  130. Rachel williams says:

    It is very hot and humid. Enjoying my ac. Red white and blue!

  131. Stacy Castro says:

    Red white & blue.
    Upper 80s and sunny in Waco, tx!

  132. Nerina Trenado says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  133. Amber Hodge says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  134. Shelly Walsh says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  135. Kim D says:

    Red White and Blue!!! 70 degrees and rainy here in Auburn, Alabama….

  136. allie wiley says:

    Red, White, and Blue!!! Happy 4th of July :)

  137. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  138. Alison E says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  139. Kasie E. says:

    “Red, White and Blue!”

  140. Jessica says:

    It’s HOT and HUMID here in Houston!

  141. Ayla's Mommy says:

    Red, white, & blue!!!

  142. britny says:

    Red, white & blue! It is rainy and warm here in east Tennessee :)

  143. Jamie says:

    Red, white and blue. Humid and warm in central pa!

  144. Rebecca Edwards says:

    red white and blue!!!!

  145. Jessica M. says:

    Red, White, & Blue!

  146. Elyse says:

    red, white, and blue!

  147. Briana B says:

    Red, White and Blue!
    Sunny with a mix of clouds in Orlando Florida! <3

  148. Red, White, and Blue!

  149. Kristin Pederson says:

    Red, white and blue! Woke up to thunderstorms today!

  150. Jenn W. says:

    Happy 4th , red , white & blue!

  151. Katie Fender says:

    It’s actually kind of a gloomy (but warm) day today in Indiana.
    Red, White and Blue!

  152. Abby says:

    Sunny and hot in california

  153. LINH Y says:

    Indio, Ca Sunny with highs of 111 degrees!

  154. Allison says:

    Red, White, & Blue!
    It is 65 here and rainy!

  155. Julie says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  156. Katrina Mills says:

    Red white and blue

  157. Alissa says:

    “Red, White and Blue!”

  158. Maria Gomez says:

    Red white and blue! It’s a warm 75 here in the Chicagoland suburbs :)

  159. Adriana says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  160. Katerina says:

    Red white and Blue!!

  161. Jodi J says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  162. Tammy Kinser says:

    Red White and blue!!

  163. Amanda says:

    Hot and sunny in Columbia, MO!! Near 85 before noon!

  164. Cigi Tidman says:

    happy 4th!

  165. Megan says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  166. Monica says:

    SW Ohio is rainy, but not hot…yet!

  167. Heather M says:

    Red, White & Blue! I’m in Missouri and it’s going to be 85 degrees and sunny! Perfect day for the fourth!!

  168. Em says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  169. Tracie Meyers Bechtel says:

    Red, white, and blue! It’s 80° and gorgeous here :)

  170. Brianna G says:

    Sunny and hot at the Jersey Shore today! Absecon, NJ will be getting up to the high 80’s today…

  171. Emily says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  172. Brianna G says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  173. Sara Svetich says:

    Red, white and blue! Valparaiso IN 80 and partly cloudy!

  174. Charisma says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  175. Audrey says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  176. Liz says:

    It’s been near-record breaking hot here in Spokane! But it’s supposed to be 80 the rest of the weekend. Perfect.

  177. Corinne says:

    Red, white and blue!

  178. Ava Warren says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  179. Jenn Barton says:

    Red, white and blue!!!!!

  180. Tiffany H says:

    red, white and blue- a very rainy 4th in SC!

  181. Crystalyn Geoffrion says:

    Red, white and blue!!

    Also it’s a sunny 75° in Upper Michigan!


  182. Ava Warren says:

    Love BG diapers!!

  183. Stephanie Starkey says:

    Evansville, Indiana. Overcast. Was really looking forward to sunning my diapers today, but I know when I’m defeated!

  184. Jessica says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  185. Tina says:

    Red, white and blue! We are in Virginia and it’s sunny and hot!

  186. Sarah says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  187. lynn says:

    red white and blue – sunny and 75 in chicago!

  188. Courtney says:

    Red, white and blue!

  189. Robin says:

    Red white and blue!

  190. Julie says:

    It’s insanely hot here. It’s been 111 for the last few days. We’re supposed to cool down today to 109. :b I live on the West coast.

  191. Kimberley says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  192. Molly says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  193. Crystalyn Geoffrion says:

    Red, white and blue!!


  194. alexis caldwell says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  195. Amy G says:

    Red, white and blue!! Very hot in mass!!

  196. Mallory B says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  197. Ileana says:

    Happy 4th of July it’s warm here on the west coast!

  198. Emily Matthews says:

    Red, white and blue! Sunny, hot and humid in Saratoga Springs, NY!

  199. Amy H says:

    Red, White, and Blue!
    It’s been rainy here in NE Ohio, but today is sunny and we are headed out to enjoy it- 2 boys are in bg elementals! 😉

  200. Melissa R says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  201. Melissa R says:

    Would love to add an elemental to round out my BG collection!! :)

  202. Kate says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  203. elly says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  204. Janell says:

    Red, White, and Blue!!!

  205. Shauna says:

    Wet and rainy Georgia!

  206. Joann says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  207. Jeneva says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  208. Kristen Burch says:

    Cloudy & hot here with extra humidity in Northern MI

  209. Tammy Hanneman says:

    Sooo hot lately here in Denver CO!

  210. Elizabeth says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  211. Samantha Groen says:

    Chicago suburbs…cool but sunny!

  212. Danita says:

    Red, white, blue

  213. Beckie says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  214. Tiffany says:

    “Red, White and Blue!”

  215. Lisa S says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  216. Lisa says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  217. KaraP says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  218. Alisha Collins says:

    Red, white and blue!

  219. Tenley Alison says:

    Its a beautiful day up here in Wisco!

  220. Holly F says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  221. Jessica says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  222. Elizabeth D says:

    Red, white and blue!

  223. Brandy says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  224. melissa says:

    red, white and blue!

  225. Jessica says:

    Shout out from unusually hot and humid Oregon! 😉

  226. Allison Sposito says:

    Red, White & Blue!

  227. Kelly S says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  228. Lynsi says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  229. Elizabeth w says:

    Grabbing and umbrella here today

  230. Jacquelyn says:

    Bakersfield, CA we are in a heat wave at 106 degrees today.

  231. Catherine says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  232. Tonia Derouin says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  233. gina says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  234. Sheena Finney says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  235. Erin Goranson says:

    Wet and raining in the NC mountains, but still a great day!

  236. Christie says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  237. Sarah W. says:

    REd, White, and Blue

  238. Amanda says:

    Red white and blue!

  239. Ashley Hintze says:

    Red, White, and Blue

  240. Megan says:

    Red, White, & Blue!!!

  241. Megan. E. says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  242. Celene Tinnon says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  243. GRACE KEIRN says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  244. Kristen Burch says:

    Red White & Blue!

  245. Ashley Stewart says:

    “Red, White and Blue!”

  246. Bethany says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  247. Leigh says:

    Warm 80s sunny a beautiful here in Washington state

  248. Kelly S says:

    Hot, humid, and like the 2567th day of rain here in Upstate NY.

  249. kelly says:

    Red, white, and blue

  250. mikaila moore says:


  251. Kendal says:

    Lovin the Red, White, and Blue!

  252. Christine M. says:

    Red, white, and blue!

  253. Lori says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  254. Kaelyn M says:

    Lawrence, KS – sunny and beautiful for the 4th!

  255. Kailyn says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  256. Jennifer says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  257. Jenn McClearn says:


  258. Kara says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  259. Mary Earley says:

    Red, White and Blue!

  260. Janice P. says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  261. Tamara Sz says:

    Red, White, and Blue!

  262. Tamara Sz says:

    Sunny and hot here in the North today!

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