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ARCHIVE: April 2011

This Just In: Lifefactory Sippy Lids and Newborn BabyLegs
April 29, 2011 5:04 am | by

We have two new great products this week from companies you already know and love. We’re really excited about the great new sippy caps from Lifefactory. These lids are great to take your favorite Lifefactory 4 oz or 9 oz bottles through the next stage with your little one. Great for toddlers, the Lifefactory Sippy Caps are leak resistant and have steady flow control. Lifefactory Sippy Caps come in a 2 pack for only $8.99! Each 2 pack includes one each of raspberry and royal purple colors. Bottle not included. Like the original, this smaller version of BabyLegs leg warmers

How to Make New Friends
April 27, 2011 5:03 am | by

“Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other’s gold.” – Author unknown Life is full of changes, and arguably, none is more life altering than having a baby. It can be difficult if your friends aren’t having babies at the same time you are. Maybe their children are older, maybe you are the first within your social circle to have children. You may have found, like I have, that it’s difficult to have social outings, especially with those who don’t have similarly aged children. So, if you need new friends that are parents, how do

New! Update on Change 3 Things and bumGenius Giveaway!
April 26, 2011 12:05 am | by

Last weekend, many of you celebrated Earth Day in lots of great ways – festivals, crafts, The Great Cloth Diaper Change and more. Last week, we celebrated 700,000 cloth diapers changed since we began counting in early March through Change 3 Things, which may have prevented waste equivalent to more than 400 babies wearing disposable diapers for a year! We also released a new addition to our Change 3 Things challenge, a way you can report more than 3 cloth diapers changed per day. To keep the Earth Day celebration going, today we are giving away prize packs that each

Celebrate Earth Day 2011
April 20, 2011 4:59 am | by

Did you know Earth Day is more than 40 years old? The first official Earth Day was celebrated in the U.S. on April 22nd, 1970 and was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson, who desired to find a way to “put the environment into the political ‘limelight’ once and for all” (his words). This day is now celebrated in most countries across the world. Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect about what we can do to protect our planet. Check out some of these simple family oriented activitites to kick up your heels on Earth Day 2011: Make an

April Showers Deals & Giveaway!
April 19, 2011 4:59 am | by

April shower bring May flowers, but here at Cotton Babies we are showering you with two great deals! If you need to stock up on cloth diapers or have a few colors you need to add to complete your collection, now is the time to buy with the bumGenius 4.0 Buy 5, Get 1 Free sale. This is one of our most popular sales. This is the first time ever that we have offered the mix and match solid color 4.0s with bumGenius 4.0 Artist Series. * Get it while you can, sale runs through May 31, 2011 or while

New Piggy Paint colors and JJ Cole Swag bag!
April 15, 2011 4:40 am | by

We have some great new products this week to fit any budget. In fact, these items would make great baby shower gifts for any mom-to-be!   First up, two great new products from Piggy Paint. Piggy Paint is pleased to introduce a line of polishes with sophisticated colors called Piggy Paint Refined. These are great colors for moms and are safe to use during pregnancy! Why do we love Piggy Paint? Piggy Paint is specially formulated from natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, Bisphenol A, ethyl

Cotton Babies Share the Love
April 14, 2011 4:09 am | by

Here at Cotton Babies we have a lot of goals. Sure, some of them are business minded, but many revolve around finding new ways to help parents and families. One of the overriding themes of Cotton Babies is that we believe in building bridges, not walls. We believe that every family, every parent, every baby is different. We believe that you (and all your lovely differences) deserve to be treated with respect. Therefore, our staff and products assume nothing about you…. and in the process of providing more families with what they need, we have made the cloth diapering world

Change 3 Things / bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper Giveaway
April 12, 2011 3:16 am | by

Last weekend marked another new milestone for our Change 3 Things Facebook page. Since we began tracking cloth diaper changes on March 3, 2011, together we have changed more than 500,000 cloth diapers; that more than HALF A MILLION cloth diapers changed in a few weeks’ time! Also this weekend, we passed the number that represents the potentially prevented waste equivalent to more than 300 babies in disposable diapers for a year. To celebrate, today we are giving away prize packs that each include a bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper, a Change 3 Things t-shirt, silicone band and 25 Change 3

NEW Green Toys For Spring!
April 8, 2011 4:56 am | by

Just in time for spring activities and Easter baskets, we have some great new items from Green Toys for your family. Green toys are a favorite at my house. I was surprised at the quality and durability of these items, knowing they were created from recycled plastic.   Green Toys use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating their toys. They are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state

Share The Cloth Diaper Love: Econobum Giveaway
April 5, 2011 5:05 am | by

If you’ve been following the blog recently, you know we’ve been thinking a lot about how to spread the word about cloth diapers to families who may not know cloth diapers are a viable option. Last week, Jenn shared how to diaper your baby when you can’t afford disposable or cloth diapers. To keep with the idea of spreading the word about cloth diapers and sharing the love to families in need, today we’re giving out two Econobum trial packs – one for you to keep and one for a friend. We really like the simplicity and value of the