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ARCHIVE: September 2013

Cloth 101: Prepping Your Cloth Diapers
September 29, 2013 1:44 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers require a little bit of TLC. You will need to wash your diapers a bit differently than you would with other laundry — from start to finish. Prepping, wet towel tricks and regular washes with hot and cold cycles become part of your cloth diaper laundry routine. So, when you pick up a bumGenius Freetime, 4.0, Newborn or Flip diaper covers and Stay Dry inserts, what is the first thing you do to get these cloth diapers ready for use? Prep! Here’s how: Sort your diapers into like colors, just like you would any other laundry. Darker, bolder colors should be washed separately from lighter, pastel colors for the first few washes

 
Thursday Giveaway: Would You Rather?
September 26, 2013 6:57 am | by
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Have you ever played “Would You Rather?” I’m sure you’re familiar with how it works, but if not, it’s pretty self explanatory. “Would You Rather” is a question-based game that forces you pick the situation you’d prefer among two different options. Let’s give it a try and play a round so you can get a feel for how the game works! For this week’s blog,  would you rather win a bumGenius Freetime or a bumGenius 4.0?  If you’re one of three random winners, you get to make that decision. To enter, comment below with your answer to my “Would You

 
Econobum Sale
September 20, 2013 11:01 am | by
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 Save even more on Econobum covers and trial packs with this limited-time special! Econobum, created with families on a budget in mind, is the perfect eco-friendly option for any family. Its high-quality prefolds are made with 100% unbleached cotton, which can easily be thrown into the wash and dried in a snap! Not only is this reliable diaper easy to use, but is also perfect for those with multiple little ones running around. With its customizable features, this one-size cover will fit all different sizes.  Take advantage of this limited-time opportunity to experience this eco-friendly, affordable diaper at an unbeatable price!  Econobum Covers: 2

 
Thursday Giveaway: The Best Things in Life are Free
September 19, 2013 6:47 am | by
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It’s true. The best things in life really are free. Your baby’s soft giggle, your little one’s first word, and your toddler’s first steps are all priceless moments that could not be replaced with any monetary amount. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that are worth more than a million or even a hundred bucks. But speaking of bucks, we want to give someone a few extra dollars to spend at Cotton Babies. For this weeks giveaway, ONE lucky person will win a $100 Gift Certificate, which means you can spend those bucks on anything at Cotton Babies! To enter, simply

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: Taking Cloth Diapers on the Road
September 15, 2013 8:19 pm | by
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I took a three-day trip this weekend, which was much needed and very enjoyable. People go on vacation all the time, but there is a huge difference between my trip and other people who travel: I don’t have kids. Traveling with kids can seem like a huge task in itself, but traveling with kids who wear cloth diapers may be an even bigger one.  Now, even though I don’t have children, I do know a thing or two about cloth diapers. I also know a few things about traveling with cloth diapers.  If you’re planning on taking a trip or

 
$1 Diaper Sale
September 13, 2013 8:13 am | by
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Mark your calendars! Our famous $1 Diaper Sale is returning to your local Cotton Babies store on Saturday, September 21! This is an exclusive event, meaning it will  ONLY  be offered at our retail stores, where you will be able shop all re-loved Cotton Babies products, including bumGenius, Flip, Econobum, and many other of your favorite brands.  Due to limited supply, pre-purchase of ticket is strongly advised prior to the event. Tickets are $5, BUT you will receive a coupon for $5 off any NEW product with pre-registration. This is great for picking up any additional inserts, diapering accessories or laundry

 
Help Us Share the Love
September 12, 2013 5:19 pm | by
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When I switched to cloth diapers from disposables there was a lot I didn’t know.  One thing that didn’t even cross my mind was that cloth diapers not only have a life beyond one diaper change, they may even have a life beyond one child.  A friend of mine mentioned using the same set of diapers on both her first and second children.  Even more awesome is that the next go around for your cloth diapers could be helping someone who may not have otherwise been able to afford diapers at all. As a Mom, especially in those early days,

 
Thursday Giveaway: A Change Would Do You Good
September 12, 2013 3:54 am | by
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I’m sure you know the Sheryl Crow Song “A Change Will Do You Good.” Now that I brought it up, you’re probably singing the chorus in your head. Like the song states, a change would do you good. Now, we don’t know exactly what it is you need to change, other than a dirty bumGenius, but we want you to try and switch up your daily cloth diaper routine. Don’t worry, we’re not going haywire and asking you to do something drastic. Instead, we want you to change it up and try a cloth diaper system that you haven’t used

 
Cloth 201: High Efficiency Wash Machines
September 8, 2013 3:50 pm | by
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Washing cloth diapers in a high efficiency wash machine shouldn’t be any different than washing cloth diapers in a top loader or laundromat. Sometimes, however, it is different because HE wash machines use as little water and energy as possible to clean your laundry. This can be good and bad. When washing dirty cloth diapers, it is extremely important to be sure that your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum covers are getting cleaned enough. If not, your cloth diapers may start to stink due to detergent build up and left over messes, which could irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. Finding the

 
Thursday Giveaway: Love My Cloth Diapers
September 5, 2013 6:49 am | by
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There are A TON of reasons to love cloth diapers. For one, cloth diapers can save you money. Secondly, cloth diapers are an environmentally friendly alternative to disposables. And lastly — or most importantly — cloth diapers are extremely cute!  We want to know why you love cloth diapers!  For this week’s giveaway, two people will win a bumGenius, Flip or Econobum cloth diaper. You get to choose pick the system you love most! To enter, comment below and tell us why you love cloth diapers.  And, if you REALLY love cloth diapers, submit a photo that you took of your baby wearing bumGenius, Flip Diapers,