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What are the differences between the Elemental 1, 2 & 3?
June 21, 2017 8:00 am | by

Last fall, Cotton Babies launched their new and improved Elemental All-In-One cloth diaper. As the third version of the Elemental created, it has the best of both designs from the previous two versions. All three of these diapers are one-size, fitting babies 8-35 lbs, and feature organic cotton inserts, so no stuffing needed. While these features did not change between the three versions, there are a few features that did. Here’s are the major differences between the three versions to help you compare, contrast and find the best diaper for your family.  Original Elemental (OBGE) The Original Elemental was first created in 2009

 
Married to Adventure: Osa
June 20, 2017 11:00 am | by
Married to adventure - Osa Johnson

It’s Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re taking you on a trip with Osa! Osa Johnson was married to adventure, she shared her love story with the world as an author, explorer, photographer, filmmaker and naturalist. With her husband, Martin Johnson, by her side, she explored and documented the unknown lands of Africa, South Pacific Islands and more. Osa joined our Genius Series in December 2014. Married to adventure “I went to Africa…for just the same reason that lots of girls settled down on Main Street back home—just to be with my husband,” – Osa Johnson, Photoplay article “A Wife in Africa”.

 
Mom Tips: Making Time for YOU
June 19, 2017 9:00 am | by

Self care is super important, but unfortunately many moms forget how important it is. We need to take some time for ourselves to recharge our batteries and take care of us. How are we supposed to take care of our little ones to our full potential if we’re only half-charged? Here are my a few tips to making time for you! Wake up a littler earlier. I know this is super hard – especially if you’re still waking up in the middle of the night with the baby. I’ll admit – I don’t wake up early very often because I

 
Why should I cloth diaper my baby?
June 15, 2017 8:00 am | by

Ah, the age-old question: “Why should I cloth diaper my baby?” There are a ton of reasons you should want to use cloth diapers. If you were to speak to a hundred cloth diapering parents, you would likely hear a hundred different reasons why they chose to cloth diaper. Here are a few reasons that offer an immediate impact upon making the switch. Let’s take a look at why cloth diapers are the best option available for your baby. You’ll Save Money Cloth Diapering When you buy disposable diapers, you are throwing away money with each diaper change. Literally. Exactly how

 
When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Breastfeeding
June 14, 2017 8:30 am | by

Like your birth plan, breastfeeding doesn’t always go as planned… and that’s okay! You simply need to do what’s best for you and your baby. Here’s my breastfeeding story, and my journey to finding peace despite the fact that things didn’t go as planned. Forgiving yourself when breastfeeding doesn’t go as planned  This one really hits home for me. I didn’t breastfeed my first two babies long because I didn’t know enough about it. When I told my pediatrician that my daughter would nurse for 45 minutes at a time, he was worried. When she didn’t immediately gain her birth

 
When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Birth Plan
June 14, 2017 8:00 am | by

What if you planned something for months only for it to fall through? Or you spent weeks researching and reading about something only to fail? Both are bound to make you upset and maybe even question yourself a little. Now imagine that those two things that didn’t go as planned were you birth and breastfeeding journeys. How do you go about forgiving yourself as a mom when two of the most important aspects of your baby’s life don’t go as planned? Forgiving yourself when your birth doesn’t go as planned The one thing that I love about birth stories is that

 
Patriotic Genius
June 13, 2017 11:00 am | by
Patriotic Genius Mary Pickersgill

Each Truly Genius Tuesday, we explore the lives of those who have inspired the unique cloth diaper prints in our Genius Series. We’ve talked about mathematics, discovered the geniuses of music and movies, and explored the world of plants and animals. We’ve met Maggie, traveled to the rainforest with Chico, and this week – in honor of Flag Day – we are talking about our patriotic genius, Mary Pickersgill! Meet our Patriotic Genius: Mary Pickersgill Mary Pickersgill was an American business woman and well-known seamstress. She created the Great Garrison Flag that flew during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Aside from her

 
Getting Started: How many cloth diapers do I need?
June 13, 2017 8:00 am | by

It’s the million dollar question: “What do I need to start using cloth diapers?” Well, do you know the answer? If not, that’s okay. We just can’t give you $1,000,000. Getting started with cloth diapers and building a stash is easy, although it takes a bit of planning. Here’s how you can begin: Purchase 24 cloth diapers in the style of your choice. Why 24? Newborns often go through eight to 10 cloth diapers a day, and we recommend washing your cloth diapers every other day to avoid stink, mold, mildew and other issues. With 24 diapers, you also have a few

 
Building Your Cloth Diaper Stash
June 12, 2017 8:00 am | by

So if you’ve learned all the benefits of cloth diapering and are ready to get started, one of the first things you’ll do is to build up your cloth diaper stash. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming – I have some tips to make it easier! Buy BEFORE baby. The average stash consists of at least 24 diapers. If you can start buying one cloth diaper per week around the 15th week of your pregnancy, you’ll be ready to go once baby arrives! Buy diaper packages. This often saves you money, not just on individual diaper pricing, but also on

 
What do I need to start cloth diapering?
June 9, 2017 8:00 am | by

With so much information available at your fingertips, getting started can often feel overwhelming. Perhaps you realize the benefits of cloth diapering but want to know more about how to start cloth diapering. The great thing about it is that it only takes a little bit of knowledge and a handful of products. We’ve found that if you keep the products and process simple, cloth diapering can become a natural part of any family’s routine. After all, Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. So, here’s what you’ll need to get started cloth diapering: 24 cloth diapers