Guess what! It’s National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. In the past, I’ve shared what my experience was like to have a baby at work. I thought those days were long behind us. Then, COVID-19 happened and I have found myself at home with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. First of all, I don’t want this post to come off as ungrateful. I realize that I am incredibly fortunate to have the ability to continue to work from home. With that said, there is nothing easy about this arrangement. What I Love About Working From Home No
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Since large gatherings are being discouraged because of COVID-19, birthday parties are being canceled. But, they don’t have to be completely canceled, just modified. Here are some tips to help you throw a Virtual Birthday Party. Similarly to a virtual baby shower, a virtual birthday party still keeps the focus on celebrating the occasion with some distance between party-goers. What You’ll Need Choose a date and time for the event Internet access and smartphone or webcam Send out invitations – either real invitations, an e-vite, or even a text Share an address to ship the gifts, if desired Birthday cake!
With social distancing in full effect, it’s important to protect those most vulnerable. While baby showers are meant to be a joyous occasion, it’s critical that for the time being people limit large gatherings. Instead of hosting a large in-person baby shower, a fun, interactive way to celebrate is with a virtual baby shower. What is a virtual baby shower? A virtual baby shower celebrates the new parents and their bundle of joy. Instead of gathering in person, everyone can watch the mama-to-be via video stream or in an interactive video chat, like a Zoom meeting. You can even get
Keep your little one bundled up at the weather cools off. Here are a few of our favorite ways to keep your baby cozy on the go. 1. Wear the baby Keep baby snuggled up away from the elements in a baby carrier. You will be able to easily tell if the baby is getting too hot or too cold if you are wearing them in a carrier. 2. Stroller Cover This Skip Hop Three Season Footmuff is great for taking walks as the temperature drops. You can easily remove the winter layer as you head indoors to keep your
My advice to any new mom…or even a not so new mom… I’ve been there- a new mom- 6 times. (Yes- SIX!) Just when you think you have this new mom thing figured out they throw you a new curveball. Maybe your last baby never slept, and the new one is a great sleeper. Maybe you weren’t able to nurse last time and this time you are trying it. The thing is- every baby is different. They have different needs and sensitivities. And as soon as you think you get this baby thing figured out, everything changes, again, it seems.
As you prepare to welcome your new baby, creating a Baby Registry is a great way to organize your checklist and ensure you do not receive duplicate gifts. Here’s a list created by real moms of our favorite must-have natural parenting items to add to your baby registry. bumGenius Cloth Diapers Of course, bumGenius cloth diapers are at the top of our baby registry list. Between Littles, Freetime, Elemental, and Original Pocket Diaper, you will find the style that meets your needs. Plus, choose between tons of colors and prints to suit your taste. Flip Diaper Cover Even if you’re
We’ve declared May as EVERY GOOD MOM month! Mother’s Day is kind of a big deal around here. After all, helping you is at the core of why we do what we do! With that in mind and Mother’s Day approaching (May 12th, people!), we decided that one day is not enough so we’ve declared May Every Good Mom Month. EVERY GOOD MOM Month The idea of Every Good Mom is a pretty central theme for us. There are as many ways to be a GOOD mom as there are mothers in the world. Being a good mom is not
The Multi-Tool of Parenting If I were to choose one must-have baby item, I think I would choose a swaddle blanket. I’m still loving swaddle blankets. They are like the swiss army knife of parenting tools- and my youngest child just turned 11. There is something about that beautiful woven fabric. Stella, my youngest, loved to be swaddled – constantly. I used to jest that it was because of the egg rolls and burritos I craved while I was pregnant. My current obsession is our Genius series Swaddle Blankets. These are MY colors. I can never quite decide which one
My Intro to Cloth Diapers: Not Just Prefolds & Plastic Pants Anymore I have been around cloth diapers my entire life. As a child, my mother used cloth diapers on me. Can you picture it- prefolds and pins and plastic pants? I always wanted a big family, but diapers are so expensive! When I was a young adult, a friend was diapering her new baby and was using prefold diapers and diaper covers. This was a far cry from the plastic pants of my youth. Having no younger siblings, my only experience with diapers was with babysitting. All of the
Anyone else ready for Spring? Winter’s cold & the flu have finally hit our home. Everyone knows, drink plenty of fluids and try to make your family as comfortable as possible while the illness persists. Besides cloth diapering, I try to be as natural as possible in my parenting. Some of my favorite tricks to fight through cold and flu season are available right here at Cotton Babies. BumGenius Flannel Wipes Most people probably think about flannel wipes for bottoms, but when you have a drippy sore nose- that soft flannel is so much kinder to our skin than any