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Cloth Diaper Laundry Pack
September 8, 2016 5:20 pm | by

Cloth diaper laundry day is always an exciting day. Especially when you’re on those last few diapers. Yes, there have been many days in our home of running around, searching for that last clean diaper in every possible place we can think of – the car, the diaper bag, the laundry room, etc. So, it’s always a fulfilling feeling to go to the diaper drawer at the end of the day and find it full of freshly-cleaned, beautifully-colored diapers. This week’s giveaway is just what you need for laundry day in your home! Whether you do laundry once a week or what

 
Giveaway: Flip Travel Pack
July 14, 2016 9:06 pm | by

  Taking a trip? Pack our Flip Travel Pack! Quick, easy and reliable, Flip Hybrid Diapers make it easy to use ‪cloth diapers on the go, so your beach babe can enjoy a full day of fun in the sun! You can simply diaper your baby any time, any place with a one-size cloth cover that’s compatible with three absorbent insert types, including organic, stay-dry, and disposable. For this week’s giveaway, two people have a chance to win our Flip Travel Pack, which includes a Flip Cover, pack of Flip Inserts and Genius Series Beach Towel. To enter, tell us where you’d bring your Flip

 
Real Diaper Week 2016 Scavenger Hunt
April 21, 2016 10:45 am | by

  Happy Real Diaper Week, everyone! As we do around this time every year, we’re hosting a scavenger hunt on Pinterest to kick off Real Diaper Week! Help spread awareness about cloth diapers, learn about some awesome natural parenting products, and win some great prizes along the way. Why wouldn’t you want to play?! Here’s how to join in on the fun: 1. Create a new public Pinterest board titled, “Cotton Babies Real Diaper Week 2016.” 2. Click the “Pin It” button at the top of this page to pin this blog to your board. 3. From April 22 – May 8, check the Cotton

 
Thursday Giveaway: April Fools!
April 1, 2016 12:23 pm | by

  The title of this giveaway is a bit misleading because it’s Friday (YAY!). You probably know by now that we normally host our giveaways every Thursday. But since it’s April Fools’, we decided to pull a fast one on you and switch things up a bit. Or maybe we just had a super-fun little joke in the works.  Everyone makes mistakes, and luckily, we just so happened to make one around April Fools’ Day! Our newest print, Accidental, is just that — an accident. Who knew there is a correct way to spell the word CRESCENDO when referencing music?! In

 
Every Good Mom
August 3, 2015 1:37 pm | by

We were proud to sponsor the 2015 Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference this summer.   More moms are suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In fact, 1 in 7 pregnant and new moms will suffer from these types of illnesses.   What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety? What are the signs or symptoms?  How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do? Read Postpartum Progress’ blog post, “The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety (in Plain Mama English)“ to learn more.    Postpartum Progress is

 
Cloth 201: Using Flip Trainers
June 29, 2015 8:14 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

There comes a time in your cloth diapering journey where you’re going to have to give up cloth. I know… It may be hard to part with your beloved bumGenius Freetimes or Flips, especially if it’s your favorite Genius Series print, but there’s still a light at the end of the tunnel. When your little one is nearing the potty train, you can still use cloth.. AND some of your top Genius Prints will still be available! Flip Potty Trainers are a one-size waterproof shell with removable stretchy side panels that creates a comfortable fit, while the replaceable organic cotton pads

 
Cloth 201: Choosing a Cloth Diaper Detergent
April 12, 2015 3:13 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Cloth diapers are an effective way to care for your baby while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. And now that you’ve decided to use cloth diapers, you will have to actually wash them. It’s not as scary as people make it out to be — trust us!   When it comes to washing cloth diapers, choose a detergent that is safe for your baby, but also gets rid of the mess and works well for your family’s priorities. Many detergents will work when washing diapers, however, it is important to find one that thoroughly removes the waste. Laundry detergents that

 
Cloth 201: Mold and Cloth Diapers
February 15, 2015 6:57 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

There it is, here to rear its ugly head. And unfortunately, it made home in your cloth diapers. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’m referring to mold and mildew. As much as you’d like to protect your precious stash, cloth diapers are susceptible to fungi. Thankfully, you can prevent mold and mildew from growing in your diapers, but, if they’ve already turned into a science experiment, you can combat it! How does mold grow in cloth diapers? Think about it: Cloth diapers get wet and often sit for days in a wet bag or diaper pail that’s

 
Replacing Elastic in bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers
November 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

If you’ve been using cloth diapers as long as me, you may find that some aren’t as snug around your baby’s legs or gap in back, causing leaks. This is because repeated wear and washing can cause elastic to eventually “relax.” But luckily, it can be fixed — and inexpensively! I’m going to show you how easy replacing elastic in your bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers can be! First, gather your supplies. You’ll need:  white thread a sewing needle small safety pin small sewing scissors a seam ripper (optional) 3 strips of ¼” elastic, each about 4.5” long or a bumGenius Refresher Kit, which includes the

 
Cloth 101: Cloth Diaper Myths
November 17, 2014 6:32 pm | by

There is a lot of information out there about cloth diapers, so how do you know what’s fact or fiction? You a. learn from experience b. do some research or c. ask a friend or d. let the Cotton Babies myth busting team provide some clarity! Check out some of the most common myths we’ve heard about cloth diapers… and see what’s really true below 🙂 Using cloth diapers will make my house smell like a diaper pail.  Wrong! You shouldn’t experience anymore oder with cloth diapers than you would with disposables.  Many cloth diapering parents actually claim to smell less diaper