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Why would you want to use cloth diapers?
May 11, 2010 11:26 am | by
BLOG_jennsthoughts

Are you considering cloth diapers? Good! It makes financial sense. It makes environmental sense. Let’s talk about why. Cloth diapers are cheaper to use than disposables. Disposable diapers cost around $0.25 per diaper change. That varies based on the type of disposable diaper you buy. If you buy cheap store brand diapers, you may spend as little as $0.09 per diaper. If you buy higher end name brand diapers, you could spend over $0.30 per diaper. Every single disposable diaper you buy and use is thrown in a landfill. How much money are you wasting? Replace that image of a

 
Happy Mom’s Week!
May 10, 2010 8:57 pm | by
BLOG_giveaways

Our first Mom’s Week Event was a PILE of giveaway diapers during the Twitter chat (the chat is going on right now) at http://www.tweetchat.com/room/clothdiapers. Giveaway #1 went to a random #clothdiapers participant Giveaway #2 went to Susie Pearson. She guessed what the original logo colors were and why we chose them. Giveaway #3 was a fairy gift to a momma on Twitter who wanted to try Flip. Giveaway #4 is going to a special momma who tweeted a photo of her baby wearing bumGenius, Flip or Econobum. Giveaway #5 went to a random fan of Flip Diapers! Giveaway #6 is

 
A Cloth Diapering Moms Guide to Twitter (Updated!) #clothdiapers
May 10, 2010 2:40 pm | by
BLOG_community

Have you ever craved an opportunity to connect with other cloth diapering parents, but not known how? Connecting with other cloth diapering parents is so much fun and Cotton Babies has made it simple and easy for you to meet with other cloth diapering parents every single week. If you’re into short and sweet, just go to TweetChat.com around 8pm (CT) tonight and have fun! Otherwise, keep reading for the detailed explanation… Did you know that there is now a #clothdiapers twitter party at 8pm (CT) every Monday night on Twitter? This event was started by Cotton Babies last year

 
While you are working on your contest entry…
May 7, 2010 12:28 pm | by
BLOG_jennsthoughts

While you are working on your contest entry, like this post and then tell us what you’re doing for Mother’s Day! I’m going to give away one bumGenius One-Size Organic All-In-One to random commenters all weekend! I’ll start… for Mother’s Day, my mom and dad are going to be visiting us. I’m sitting in the basement next to the bed they will be sleeping in. As I type this, I’m realizing that I can’t remember the last time that I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. It might have been the year that I left home (and I was 17).

 
Win a $100 gift certificate to Cotton Babies
May 7, 2010 11:00 am | by
BLOG_contests

Have you ever told your kids how happy you are that they were born? I was looking at my children wrestling on the couch the other day and had a melty mommy moment. Andrew has such a gentle heart. Oscar loves to laugh. The photo to the right is Elsie at a week old. She is fourteen months old now and turning into a little dancing (and couch wrestling!) diva. She was such a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know how much I could love another little person. Now I know. I tell my kids almost every night that God put

 
Mother’s Day Contest Starts Tomorrow
May 6, 2010 11:18 pm | by
BLOG_contests

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! Jenn P.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
BLOG_jennsthoughts

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

 
Good Moms
April 12, 2010 12:10 pm | by
BLOG_jennsthoughts

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

 
Things I learn about cloth diapers – while traveling internationally
April 1, 2010 10:17 am | by
BLOG_jennsthoughts

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

 
All moms deserve to be treated with respect.
February 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by
BLOG_jennsthoughts

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