Meet the Genius behind our Genius Series print Olaudah Equiano, a man of bravery, courage, and strength. When we added Equiano to the Genius Series we learned about a man who endured and persevered until he finally reclaimed his freedom. He later wrote his autobiography, recounting his imprisonment and revealing the horrors of slavery to the world. His first name, Olaudah, means good fortune and symbolizes one who is well-spoken, his writing is a testament to his name, profoundly articulate and full of deep wisdom. In honor of Black History Month, Equiano is this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday featured genius. Where’d he come
Living lightly on this earth is becoming a goal for many families today. From those living in urban areas, to those living in the in woods, being an earth-friendly family is worth the effort and pays off in not only a healthier earth, but also in your wallet. 1) Talk About It The first step is to gather your family and talk about the journey you are about to go on. Talk about why you are wanting to do this and ask for your children’s input. Get even your youngest children involved – you may be surprised at the ideas
Every year in the United States over 3 million babies are born. And more and more mothers are carefully considering their birth place options. While the majority of those births will happen in hospitals, for about 1% of the population, home is where they choose to birth. The reasons for choosing an out of hospital birth are varied, but it is very important to be prepared. Interview and Choose your Midwife I recommend researching about midwives, what they do, and what to expect. Midwives Alliance of North America, MANA, is a fantastic resource for this. To find a certified midwife, you
Nutrition for pregnancy actually begins months before becoming pregnant. The March of Dimes recommends that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement of at least 400mcg daily. This important vitamin prevents birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord. The maternal stores of folic acid for the three months prior to getting pregnant determine baby’s brain and spinal cord development and helps prevent NTD (neural tube defects). Once pregnant, folic acid requirements increase to 600-800 mcg daily. Folic acid is obtained through vitamin supplements, prenatal vitamins and enriched food items such as cereal, breads and grains.
We are feeling the love this week! With the help of our generous customers, Cotton Babies is making a donation of over $14,686.56 from the sales of our limited edition Be Mine cloth diapers to The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF), an organization dedicated to funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Congenital Heart Defects. Be Mine was created in honor of a few special little members of our Facebook group, Cotton Babies: The Mob, who were born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). These little fighters and their families have been an inspiration to us. For our founder,
Valentine’s Day may be over, but we’re still in the spirit of celebrating love… and we love to give! Our Put On Love series does just that… It illustrates unity and support that drives the Cotton Babies community. It represents the connection we share as moms while showcasing the unique relationship that makes it all possible. From cloth diapers and wet bags to blankets and coffee mugs, this special product line includes a variety of products to love on both mama and baby. Here are just a few of of our favorites in the Put On Love Series. Love Cloth Diapers. As
Pregnancy brings many changes to the body of the expecting mother in a brief amount of time, which can cause some discomforts. Back pain during pregnancy is a very common occurrence with over 75% of expectant mothers experiencing it at one point or another. Back pain can be triggered from the rapid weight gain during pregnancy. Pain in the hips is especially common during the first trimester as the uterus begins to grow, but is not yet big enough to be supported by the pelvic girdle. Lumbar pain can return in the third trimester when the mother’s center of gravity changes.
Have you heard? Ju-Ju-Be just launched two new prints, celebrating our everyday superheroes… MOMS! Introducing the newest Tokidoki prints: Sweet Victory and Super Toki. From radioactive spiders to exploding planets, most superheroes begin their journeys with a bang, but the everyday superheroes among us start their tales with less bang and more whimper… the whimper of a newborn baby. The second you become a mother, you strap on that superhero cape, and you fly. These new prints were inspired by Supermoms all over the world. Sweet Victory and Super Toki are now available at cottonbabies.com! Here are just a few of
One of the best parts of preparing for a new baby is getting the baby’s room ready! I think I started planning the room décor as soon as I announced my pregnancy and created a baby registry. Here are some of our favorite baby girl nursery DIYs and resources for incredible wall art. Animal Wall Art for a Girl’s Room I love this Lewis Carroll inspired wall art – grab the digital file and then print out for a quick and easy wall décor. © Cotton Babies This pretty silhouette is created with a customized treatment of a photograph.
The story of the Never Were bumGenius diapers A few months ago, we were looking through some drawers and realized that we had some sample fabric of print proposals sitting in our drawers. For one reason or another, we had decided that these prints were not going to be made into production diapers. You could say we had a drawer-full of bumGenius print fabric that “never were.” Knowing that someone would love these prints, we asked our product designer to make some bumGenius Original Pocket Diapers using this fabric. With only a little bit of fabric to work with, we were only able to create