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Mother’s Day Contest Starts Tomorrow
May 6, 2010 11:18 pm | by
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We will be posting details about our Mother's Day contest on the blog tomorrow. Be sure to become a follower of our blog so you can be one of the first to hear about the details!Thanks!JennP.S. Be sure to check out our diaper research project. We are getting some great interest in this project from some very interesting places. Be sure to submit your data to the database!

 
How much waste does a baby wearing disposable diapers really generate?
April 28, 2010 3:03 pm | by
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Cotton Babies has long been frustrated by the lack of information available about how each baby wearing disposable diapers impacts landfills.We are working on a project to collect data about how much used disposable diapers weigh. The goal of this project is to estimate the approximate weight of the waste generated from a child wearing disposable diapers full time. To participate, please have your baby wear one disposable diaper for a normal length of time (as you define it). At the next diaper change, please weigh that disposable diaper.  You can submit the information about that diaper using this form:http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2vcyg3lg8kjrgtb/startAfter the

 
Good Moms
April 12, 2010 12:10 pm | by
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As I watched the comments flowing in on my post about why all moms should be treated with respect, I was overwhelmed by just how many of you have been so deeply impacted by people or companies who questioned your ability to be a good mom - or tied being a good mom to the use of a particular behavior or type of product. There are hundreds of readers here. So share your stories, mommas. I'll start... I've had many supportive women in my life over the last seven years of being a mom. One of those women is my mom. She

 
Things I learn about cloth diapers – while traveling internationally
April 1, 2010 10:17 am | by
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I've done quite a bit of traveling for business. Everywhere I go, I look for cloth diapers and how other cultures handle diaper care. Diaper care is an important issue in other parts of the world too, so I'm just as interested in what people put on their baby's bottom as I am in how they take care of it after it's dirty. In every bathroom, in every country, I notice the toilet design, what's on the wall, whether or not there is toilet paper, how many years it might have been since the toilet was cleaned... (you get the picture).

 
All moms deserve to be treated with respect.
February 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by
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All moms deserve to be treated with respect. I'll say it again, maybe a little louder this time. All moms deserve to be treated with respect.We all know that there are really bad moms out there. I'm not writing about those moms. I'm writing about the moms we are all friends with - the ones who really, truly, want to do a good job taking care of their baby. I'm writing about you. You deserve to know that you are a good mom.  Over the last seven years, I've found myself in an interesting position with the parents who shop in

 
Help a Mother Out
February 17, 2010 11:50 am | by
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Help a Mother Out partners with organizations throughout California to bring diapers to high need families. They essentially match up donators with donees (is that a word?) to provide diapers to families and young mothers in need. They also partner with diaper banks around the nation. Since May 2009, they have collected over 156,900 diapers for families in need! SO INCREDIBLE!Most of the families they help are not in a position to use cloth, but we recently saw a tweet from them mentioning one of their partnering organizations had a need for cloth diapers and we were so blessed to

 
NEW bumGenius BabyLegs
February 16, 2010 5:34 pm | by
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Elsie's Fashion Show Birthday Party was a smashing success! Stayed tuned for a link to pictures (we are aiming for the end of the week).In the mean time, the NEW designs of bumGenius BabyLegs have arrived! These are 5 brand new designs from BabyLegs that have been custom designed to coordinate with bumGenius and Flip cloth diapers! BabyLegs keep little legs warm in the winter and make for easier diaper changes... and come in bright, fun prints. Now is the time to stock up! 

 
bum giv’n genius: Haiti Medical Mission
February 9, 2010 6:32 pm | by

Thank you!With your help, we raised a lot of money over the holidays for Sheltering Wings' Orphanage in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Cotton Babies was able to match your generous donations! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! Help Haiti Relief Efforts We are now turning our bum giv'n genius focus to the relief efforts in Haiti through Service International, an organization that provides relief to disaster areas in need with the goal of complete, long-term recovery. On February 15, a team of 4 doctors, 6 nurses and 3 support staff are going to help with the medical relief

 
New Flip Colors!
February 2, 2010 10:16 am | by

new bloomin colors for your baby's growin bum You asked for them, we made them. Flip Diapers now come in the pastel bumGenius colors you love: Grasshopper, Butternut, Twilight and Blossom!The Flip Diaper System, with the choice of stay-dry, organic or disposable insert, is getting lots of attention from moms for being the "best cover" they have used. Moms regularly tell us that the covers never leak, the organic inserts are great for overnight, the disposables make travel easy.... and so much more!Find out what they already know... shop now...

 
Elsie’s Fashion Show Birthday Party
January 29, 2010 5:03 pm | by

Elsie's Fashion Show Birthday PartySaturday February 13, 2010We are rolling out the red carpet, calling the "paparazzi" and hosting a fabulous Fashion Show to celebrate Elsie's FIRST birthday at the Cotton Babies store in St. Louis.Jen Myers, from St. Louis radio station Y98, will be broadcasting LIVE from the Cotton Babies store from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon!We have a fun-filled day planned including the Cotton Babies Fashion Show at 11:00 am. Here are a few more highlights...• Visit our HAIR AND NAIL salon with your little star and then walk the red carpet to have your picture taken by