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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

 
How to Spend Less Money on Diapers
May 5, 2020 2:56 pm | by

As the United States unemployment reaches its highest since 1943, many families are looking for ways to save money and cut costs any way they can. Cloth Diapers Save Money Families with babies who need diapers know just how expensive disposable diapers can be. Plus, as people are hoarding toilet paper and diapers, it may be difficult to find your preferred diapers. Now is a great time to make the switch to cloth diapers. To get the most bang for your buck, check out the Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit. If you want to switch to full-time cloth diapers, we

 
Babies at Work: Pandemic Edition
April 23, 2020 1:28 pm | by
Babies at Work: Pandemic Edition. What it's like to work full-time with a toddler and preschooler. #cottonbabies #babiesatwork

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

 
Tips for Using the Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit
March 26, 2020 2:43 pm | by
Choose Joy! Tips for getting started with the Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit

Congratulations on choosing JOY with the Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit! Here are some helpful tips to get you started. Washing your diapers The number #1 question about cloth diapers is “how do you wash them?” Here’s some good news: it’s easy! Use a detergent that will properly clean your clothes. If your detergent is working to get stains out of baby’s clothes, it should work on cloth diapers. Wash your Elemental Joy cloth diaper covers once before putting on your baby. For maximum absorbency, wash and dry the 100% cotton inserts several times. By drying them on tumble dry

 
Which Wet Bag Do I Need?
March 26, 2020 1:19 pm | by
All sizes of wet bags

When using cloth diapers, you will need a few wet bags, too. Let’s talk about the different wet bag styles and some of our favorite ways to use them. From smallest to largest, let’s start with the bumGenius Mini Wet Bag. Mini Wet Bag Capacity: 1 cloth diaper The Mini Wet Bag is great for a quick outing. It really only holds one cloth diaper, but it can be used to hold wipes. It has a simple tapered fold-over design closure. Other use: The Mini Wet Bag is great for holding small toys or crayons in a diaper bag. Currently,