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How to Deal with Daylight Savings This Year
October 27, 2020 4:12 pm | by
Tips for handling the end of Daylight Savings in 2020 #parenting #COVID

Dear parents –  we’ve got this! 2020 has handed us our butts, but that means we can get daylight savings under control. We have several options. Move. Move to Arizona or Hawaii where daylight savings time is straight-up not observed. I’m pretty sure they are onto something here. See you in Hawaii! I volunteer as tribute. Ignore it. Let’s just be an hour late to everything for the next few months. We’ve got kids, so this won’t really surprise anyone, right? Time travel. Does anyone else remember the show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete“? I always think of the

 
Celebrating Halloween in a Pandemic
October 21, 2020 1:13 pm | by
How to Celebrate Halloween During a Pandemic

As 2020 goes on, we keep coming up with new ways to live our lives. Here are some tips on how to keep Halloween fun and as safe as possible. Halloween Do’s Masks and social distancing are going to be a requirement. Try to make masks fun for Halloween by incorporating them into the costume. We have disposable child-sized disposable masks in stock now. Plus, we have KN-95 masks for adults. Our masks ship from St. Louis, MO. If you have your heart set on handing out candy, do it from a safe distance. I’ve seen some creative ways to

 
How Can YOU Help Make Less Waste?
October 20, 2020 4:45 pm | by
Tips for creating less waste by making simple switches in your life.

Are you looking to switch up some things in your life to leave the world a bit greener? Here are some things you can consider to help create less waste 1. Cloth Diapers This is the Cotton Babies blog, so, of course, we have to mention cloth diapers! Using cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers can prevent 1 ton of trash going to the landfill per baby! Remember, cloth diapers don’t have to be all or nothing. Even using cloth diapers half time or part-time prevents a lot of trash that would otherwise end up sitting in a landfill for

 
How to Have a Fun Fall Season… Even with COVID-19
October 6, 2020 3:56 pm | by
Easy ideas for staying safe from COVID-19 while having fun. #COVID #safetyfirst #masks

For the most up-to-date guidelines, check the Centers for Disease Control. Here are some basic tips to stay healthy this fall while enjoying some activities. Safety matters! Take precautions and have fun. Safety First: Wear A Mask By now, the importance of masks has been drilled into all of us. Make sure your mask is clean, fits well, and is made of materials that will act as an effective barrier. When you are out and about, it’s good to pack some extra masks in case of stinky breath, your mask gets wet, or it falls on the ground. You can

 
Tips for Virtual School… with Toddlers and Babies
September 15, 2020 1:29 pm | by

Virtual learning has, hopefully, improved for many families since this spring when it was thrust into our lives. After a summer of planning, many are approaching virtual learning with a fresh breath of air. Instead of just barely getting by, we, collectively, have found some things that help to make things go smoother this time around. First of all, none of this is ideal, and all of us are doing our best. Hopefully, these tips will help make things a little bit easier for you and your family. Dedicated Space for Virtual Learning In normal times, most kids go to

 
Breastfeeding: Set Yourself Up to Succeed
August 27, 2020 3:13 pm | by
How to Set Yourself Up for Success with Breastfeeding

Just because breastfeeding is natural, doesn’t mean it’s always easy. If you are pregnant and plan on breastfeeding, set yourself up to succeed. Lactation Consultant If your hospital or midwife has a lactation consultant, meet with them to have your baby’s latch evaluated. Getting a good latch helps ensure baby is transferring milk and mama will not be in pain. A lactation consultant is a great resource for a new mom.   Comfort Products When you first start breastfeeding, it is normal to experience engorgement and discomfort. The Lansinoh Breastfeeding Starter Pack includes lanolin and therapy packs to provide relief.

 
Back to School Essentials for Babies to Big Kids
August 25, 2020 11:00 am | by
Back to School Essentials for Babies to Big Kids

2020 has thrown us more curveballs than any year in recent history. Let’s make going back to school, whether in-person or virtual, a little bit easier. Masks for Back to School If your kids are going back to school, have you considered how you are going to send spare masks? Wet Bags are a great solution for storing disposable or reusable cloth face masks. Sort them out. Do a light color for clean masks and a dark wet color for used masks. Or choose your favorite print! We have tons of options available. Kid-sized disposable masks are available here and

 
Why Do I Need a Belly Band?
July 1, 2020 4:42 pm | by
Why you need a belly band during pregnancy & after. #cottonbabies #prenatalcare #postpartum

Many new moms find they like the benefits a belly band can provide for them. Let’s take a look at the different types of belly bands we carry at Cotton Babies. Early Stages of Pregnancy Bella Band – Extend the life of your pre-pregnancy pants with a Bella Band. These help expectant moms to continue to wear their pants while pregnant. Shop our selection of colors and sizes. As Belly Grows Belly Support bands can help to minimize discomfort for moms with a growing belly. It adds back and abdominal support while providing extra support to hips. Post-Pregnancy After baby is born, a tummy

 
Sizzling Summer Deals
June 24, 2020 4:09 pm | by
Shop summer deal on all things baby at #Cottonbabies.

We’re tidying up our warehouse and marking down some really cool stuff to make room for more cool stuff! Here are a few of my favorite deals. Hurry – when they’re gone, they’re gone! Baby Carriers We’re marking down some favorite prints! Check out the Tula Baby Carriers and Tula Toddler Carriers. If Wraps are your thing, this is NOT a drill! There are some amazing deals to be had. Scoop up some babywearing accessories while you’re at it. Everything Breastfeeding If you need some support breastfeeding, we’ve got you covered. From nursing bras and nursing tanks to supplements and

 
New! bumGenius Wool Diaper Covers
June 4, 2020 9:51 am | by
bumGenius Wool Diaper Covers - available in newborn - large!

New Wool Diaper Covers by bumGenius are available now! bumGenius Wool Diaper Covers are made from two layers of undyed, unbleached, interlock knit wool.  Each cover is designed with a little extra room so it fits well over a fitted diaper or prefold. Features a hook and loop closure for easy on and off. This is a daytime-weight wool cover. For overnights, add an additional wool soaker pad to this cover. What Size Wool Diaper Do You Need? XS: 6 – 12 lbs. Small: 8 – 16 lbs. Medium: 15 – 22 lbs. Large: 22 – 30 lbs.  Fit is approximate and may