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ARCHIVE: October 2012

Why I love the Flip Diapering System
October 31, 2012 3:00 pm | by

I’ll be honest: at first, I was not a fan of Flip Diapers. I originally bought my Flips when Vicki was a little over a year old. At that point, she was still nursing a little but was mostly on solid food. And the combination made for some rather messy diapers. I got frustrated with the Flips because I unrealistically expected them to contain those disaster diapers and still be able to reuse the Flip cover for the next diaper. (To be clear, the diapers weren’t leaking onto her clothes, but the poop was on the insert and the cover.)

Tuesday Giveaway: Dress up time!
October 30, 2012 5:30 pm | by

One of my favorite things about children is seeing how much they love to play dress up. They find such joy in imitating people, animals and objects around them. I find this time of year especially fun because not only is there an abundance of candy, but it’s okay for people of all ages to dress up and pretend to be something or someone else — even if it’s only for a few hours. Last weekend, our retail stores held a costume contest, but we don’t want you to miss out on the fun too! For this week’s giveaway, we’re

Solid foods and cloth diapers
October 29, 2012 1:00 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

I’m one of those moms who looks forward with great anticipation to the time that my babies start to turn from dazed infant to interactive baby. One of those signs of increased involvement is starting solid foods. Whether you start with purees or do baby led weaning, solid foods are going to affect your cloth diaper routine. But like the small changes that make your baby’s personality shine more brightly with age, the change to solids from liquids is a positive and exciting one. My son eating sweet potatoes, and applying them to his head Surprise: poop smells more stinky

Free Diaper Cover with Purchase!
October 26, 2012 5:10 pm | by

Who doesn’t love a little something extra in the mail? For a limited time, receive a one-size diaper cover FREE with a purchase of $29 or more at! To redeem this offer, select your color preference (boy, girl or gender neutral) and add THIS PRODUCT to your cart and $29 or more in other products. At checkout, enter coupon code FREEFALL. We’ll choose a one-size diaper cover and include it in your package. It’s just that easy!      *Valid while supplies last. Cotton Babies will choose the brand/color/closure of cloth diaper cover.

Marinated Bovine
October 25, 2012 5:30 am | by

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I really need to go to bed. If I go to sleep now, I’ll get more sleep tonight than the last two nights combined. I can hear you saying “Then go to bed! Why are you up writing a silly blog post you haven’t updated in weeks. What’s another week? We won’t hold it against you… as much”.    Well, you’re right.   Good night!   Oh. I can hear the rest of you saying “Not enough words! Write more words! I paid good money to watch this in 3D and fooznit,

Baby Sign Language
October 24, 2012 1:00 pm | by

I first heard about baby sign language from my sister. She gave me a book on the topic when Vicki was 4 months old. I didn’t start signing to Vicki for another 3 months after that. And then we couldn’t stop.   Baby sign language revolutionized how I was able to communicate with my daughter. Before she could vocalize her wants and needs, she could sign them to me. I had her signing “more” and “please” by the time she was 8 months old and, to this day, I can cut off a cry or a whiney voice by asking

Tuesday Giveaway: Cloth diapers for any budget!
October 23, 2012 4:30 pm | by

Considering cloth diapers? Want to give it a try, but don’t want to invest hundreds to see if it will work for your family? We have a solution for you! Econobum cloth diapers were specifically designed to fit any budget and to diaper from birth through potty training for as little as $100. Maybe you don’t want to invest the full $100 to start. If you are currently using disposables and considering cloth diapers, may I suggest the Econobum Trial Pack? Each trial pack includes a one-size cover and three inserts that can be adjusted to fit most babies from

In Store: Save the date for TWO great events!
October 20, 2012 10:00 am | by

Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! .. Wait, no!  Happy Birthday to Cotton Babies!  It’s our birthday and we want to celebrate with YOU!   Join us Saturday, November 3, for our Birthday Party at all Cotton Babies retail stores! The celebration begins at 10am, but this soirée lasts all day!   We have A TON of special activities planned for our big day including raffles, mini-classes, and exclusive sales. And, like every party, we will have gifts and favors for YOU!   The first 100 customers* in each store will receive a FREE bumGenius Freetime with a $25 purchase. Each customer

This Just In: Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel
October 19, 2012 3:00 pm | by

Cotton Babies staff moms are always on the prowl for the perfect diaper bag. Not only does it have to be functional, we want it to be pretty as well. If it’s pretty enough for our non-parent friends to drool over, then it gets bonus points. We’re pleased to introduce to you the Sashay Satchel from Petunia Pickle Bottom. Sashay means to glide about in graceful nonchalance. This bag moves effortlessly from satchel to backpack, and from diaper bag to handbag, earning it’s elegant name. When you have your child with you and need the extra hands, wear this bag

Thursday Giveaway: Just a reminder
October 18, 2012 1:00 pm | by

I am so tired. Are you? In the last seven days, I’ve worked in the office and from home; attended scout meetings; cared for a fevering, vomitting child; endured a traveling husband and had way too many sleepless nights. Last night, I threw in the towel, fed my kids drive thru dinner and took them to a park. Once they were finished eating, I let them run around and pretended they weren’t my children. Don’t worry, I kept a safe eye on “other people’s kids.” By pretending for a moment that my children were just kids on a playground, I