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Jennifer Labit

Cotton Babies Founder + CEO

Mother of 4

St. Louis, MO

Jenn is the founder of Cotton Babies & creator of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum, worldwide leading cloth diaper brands. She has four children (Andrew, Oscar, Elsie and Louis) and holds an MBA from Washington University. When she's not working full time, she enjoys teaching business leaders how to implement sustainable economic & social change.

www.jenniferlabit.com

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Building Businesses
November 21, 2017 12:21 pm | by

Not long ago, we were approached by Little House on the Prairie regarding licensing prints on our diapers. As I considered the opportunity, my daughter brought home the books and began reading the series. As she read, she was filtering those stories through the lens of current political and social events, reflecting wisdom and awareness beyond her years. In her own way, she was reminding her mama about the importance of learning from history through our modern experience and reflecting that learning experience into something purposeful for the future. As we engage with early pioneer history, we find stories to

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We’re Giving Away an Ultra-Limited Edition bumGenius Diaper!
December 20, 2016 12:10 pm | by

We’re reaching back into our drawer of bumGenius prints that “never were” to pull out another ultra-limited edition print.  There are five total diapers in this print.  Four of them will be given away, right here on our blog.  One will be sold on eBay.  To enter to win this limited edition diaper, subscribe to our email list.  Additional entries are available by sharing the raffle on your social media profiles.  Entries will be accepted until December 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. Central Time.  Good luck to all of you! a Rafflecopter giveaway Eligible entries must be posted no later

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Real Dad Talk: Every Good Parent
May 19, 2016 7:38 pm | by

Editor’s Note: This post was shared by Travis Fleming, a Cotton Babies dad. Travis shared this on the Cotton Babies Cloth Diaper Flash Mob Facebook group and we thought it was a good reminder to share with everyone. I kept getting this overwhelming feeling at the gym that I should encourage parents today. I feel in today’s society social media influences us greatly. It’s such a cool tool to use however, we take picture frame shots of our life and hardly anyone sees the struggle between those shots. My little girl Harper Rae is coming up on 8 months old

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Our Employees Bring Babies to Work… and We Make it Work
May 19, 2015 8:08 pm | by

Having started my business with a little person in my lap or crawling around my feet, I am an avid advocate for parents who want to bring a baby to work for a period of time after returning from maternity leave.  Making this allowance for employees enables them to further develop the parenting relationship after baby joins their family and, where applicable, also elongates the length of time a parent is able to exclusively breastfed a child.  Employers who want to have a family friendly environment can make some simple adjustments to their employee manual that allow this to be possible and productive for both the

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Share the Love: Helping More Families in Need
December 30, 2014 7:20 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

Editor’s Note: This content was kindly (and voluntarily) shared with us by a Share the Love recipient. When I applied for a cloth diaper loan through Share the Love, I was 43 years old and 30 weeks pregnant with my fourth child, who had just been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I am a housewife/stay-at-home mother who also cares for my husband’s 86-year-old grandmother that lives with us. My husband had been unemployed for four months, having worked part-time before then, and just received a 4-month trucking job. Needless to say, we have truly been struggling financially since fall 2013, but by scaling

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Share the Love FAQ
September 10, 2014 5:46 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

What is Share the Love? Share the Love is a cloth diaper re-distribution program that distributes used cloth diapers to families in need.  Share the Love is not-for-profit program of Cotton Babies. All labor is volunteer. All diapers are donated. Is Share the Love a 501c3? This program is not currently set up as a non-profit (501c3), which means diapers that are given to the program are not tax deductible. The program does not accept any monetary donations. My application was denied. What do I do now? Your application could have been denied because diapers were not available to fit

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Cloth 101: Washing Cloth Diapers, A Look at the Last 10 Years
May 18, 2014 11:12 am | by

I recently read a post in a forum from a cloth diapering mom complaining that her cloth diapers weren’t clean.  Her friend had told her to use a sprinkle of detergent when washing her cloth diapers.  She was frustrated because the amount of detergent she was using wasn’t working.  As I read the responses, I realized that many of the people writing had profiles that were relatively new and were probably unaware of the history of washing recommendations in the cloth diaper industry.  This post grew out of a desire to bring some clarity to that history. The “tiny little

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Cloth 201: Yeast and Cloth Diapers
May 11, 2014 12:14 pm | by

There’s a lingering recommendation in the cloth diaper community that a few drops of tea tree oil will remove yeast in cloth diapers.  We are not aware of any study showing that tea tree oil is effective in removing yeast from cloth diapers when used in a washing machine in very low concentrations. We do know that tea tree oil has been studied as an effective remedy for a few common human ailments including acne and athletes foot.  In the published studies I uncovered, effective treatment involved a concentrated topical solution ranging from 5-100% concentration.  To achieve this concentration in a laundry environment

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Raising Awareness of Real Solutions
April 24, 2014 4:32 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

Share the Love hosts are filled with plans for The Great Cloth Diaper Change tomorrow. If you are also planning to attend, you may see them there changing alongside you, at an informational booth, or even hosting your local event. We now have 106 host volunteers in 42 states. They want you to know they are there, ready to receive your donations and get them out to families who need them. Don’t know your local host? Look for them in the official Share the Love host tshirt the day of the event or email sharethelove@cottonbabies.com to help your local site.

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Sharing the Love in Communities Throughout the Country
February 13, 2014 7:11 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

Share the Love is two years old! One site in Saint Louis, Mo. has now grown to 100 host sites in 39 states across the U.S., which means love is definitely in the air this time of year and it’s clear that there’s a whole lot of it going around. Helping share the love among struggling families is accomplished by more than just the efforts of each of our amazing hosts. Each host is in a different community with a different set of resources. Hosts are encouraged to reach out to their communities for help in running their sites. They

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