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Tag Archive: new baby

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

 
Bringing the Baby Home With Free Baby Announcement Printable
December 30, 2016 8:00 am | by

Bringing home a new baby from the hospital can feel overwhelming. You have all the right baby stuff, but now you need to figure out the actually-raising-a-baby thing. I feel like I was better prepared than most first-time moms as the oldest of 8 children. I wasn’t new to babies but I was new to this baby. Yet even still I remember when the midwives left thinking to myself, “They left me with this entire human being. Shouldn’t there be a test for this?” Settling into the new routine of parenthood can be a tough transition, I’ve been through it five

 
Doula’s Guide to Packing a Labor Bag
December 13, 2016 10:00 am | by

You’ve taken your childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, and newborn care classes. Baby showers are done, and you have all the sweet newborn clothes washed and put away. You are seeing your care provider weekly and your magical due date is inching closer on the calendar. You are feeling ready to welcome your sweet new baby into the world, but… what do you pack in your labor bag?? As a doula, this is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. When I do prenatal visits in my client’s home, they will show me their bag and ask me to tell them what

 
New Parent Cloth Diaper Kit
October 14, 2016 1:04 pm | by

A new baby brings many changes into a new parent’s life. From sleep schedules to diaper routines, there are a variety of adjustments a new parent must make when baby makes their way into the world. Why not make life a little easier with the perfect shower gift for any new cloth diaper parent: the Econobum Newborn Kit. Whether you’ve had experience with cloth diapers or just diving in, this new parent cloth diaper kit includes just about everything you need to start cloth diapering a newborn. The Econobum Newborn Kit was specifically designed for new parents who’ve made the choice

 
Baby Shower Gifts For Non-Cloth Diapering Parents
September 21, 2016 8:00 am | by

I don’t know about you, but I love buying baby shower gifts! Buying for a fellow cloth diapering mom-to-be can be easy (and fun) because it gives you a reason to #buyallthediapers! But what do you buy from your favorite cloth diaper retailer for the mama that doesn’t want to cloth diaper? Here are a few super affordable gift ideas! A Wet Bag. Most mom-to-be’s don’t think of this, but wet bags can be handy even if they’re not cloth diapering! They can be a lifesaver in extreme situations, such as “poopsplosions” when you’re out and about with baby.   JuJuBe Be Quick Bag. This is one of

 
Thursday Giveaway: The New Mom’s Cloth Diaper Kit
September 9, 2015 8:13 pm | by

The Cotton Babies team is growing! A few of our staff members have welcomed — and will soon be welcoming — a new baby! It’s such an exciting time in the office. Outside the 9-to-5, these parents spent a good amount of time planning and prepping for this new addition, especially those who are experiencing motherhood for the first time. From cloth diapers to carriers to swaddles and sprayers, bringing a baby into the world can take a lot of work! So wouldn’t it be easier if you just had everything you need bundled together in one nice pretty package? Well, good news! You can.

 
Mod Sleeper by MOD’Swad
May 17, 2013 12:24 pm | by

Fact: Babies like to be swaddled. It’s soothing, comforting and provides a sense of security like a mother’s womb. There are a few different ways to swaddle your baby and one of the most common is with a blanket. But, aside from blankets, there are other swaddling methods, too. Similar to a Woombie, the Mod Sleeper is the ultimate in children’s loungewear! These one-piece sleepers are soft, breathable, and perfect for tangle-free swaddling. The Mod Sleeper softly confines arms and legs, gently compressing your baby’s body, but allows your little one to stretch extremities as needed. Unlike a swaddle blanket,

 
Thursday Giveaway: Cloth Diapering a Newborn
May 16, 2013 11:00 am | by

Blankets? Check. Carseat? Check. Baby clothes? Check. Diapers and wipes? .. .. Uh, no.  Welcoming a new baby to your family is a one-of-a-kind experience, but can also be overwhelming. Preparing for the arrival of an infant is key and will always make things a bit easier for everyone. Whether you spend months planning every small detail of your baby’s nursery, or run to your local Cotton Babies store just weeks before your due date to stock up on last-minute supplies, we want to make sure that you are ready for your big day. If you’re expecting, or want to

 
In Store: Mama To Be Tea
May 4, 2013 10:00 am | by

Hey new mamas! We have a free event specifically for YOU. Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon for our Mama To Be Tea. This special day is an opportunity to connect with the natural birthing community and meet other expecting moms. Mama To Be Tea is a chance for families to learn what to expect when the big day arrives, discover new resources, and see what products and services will help make the transition into parenthood as smooth as possible. To participate, please reserve your spot. Then, on the day of the event, bring your ticket