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ARCHIVE: December 2013

Thursday Giveaway: Holiday Recovery
December 26, 2013 12:06 am | by

Are you exhausted? I am. With all the holiday hustle and bustle it’s hard to catch a breath. Now that I have some extra free time, I’ll finally get to relax a bit. With bumGenius Freetime, you can relax all the time — even during the holidays. bumGenius Freetime is an all-in-one style cloth diaper, which means you don’t have to stuff it with inserts to become absorbent, giving you a few extra minutes to yourself each day. We want to help you wind down and stop worrying about completing everything on your to-do lists like laundry and stuffing cloth diapers.

The Original bumGenius Elemental is Back!
December 23, 2013 5:37 pm | by

The Original bumGenius Elemental is back!   Yes, you read that correctly! Right now, you can get your hands on the Original Elemental, but not for long! A limited number of the Original bumGenius Elemental is now available to order in a few of your favorite colors. If you haven’t already heard, the price of the Original Elemental DROPS daily! But here’s the deal:  The starting price is $24.95, and each day at midnight, it will drop $0.50 until the final price remains at $17.95 on January 6, 2014 (That is, if  the OG Elemental hasn’t sold out by then). This offer

Cloth Diaper Basics: Inserts 101
December 22, 2013 12:31 pm | by

Cloth diapers provide families with options.  From the color and closure to the type of inserts you use, you get to choose YOUR cloth diapers. With that said, the number of options can be overwhelming, so it’s important to know how each type of diaper and insert works.  This post is a quick guide to cloth diapers and inserts. The bumGenius 4.0 is a pocket style diaper, which means you need to stuff it with inserts to become absorbent.  Most parents stuff bumGenius 4.0s with bumGenius Stay-Dry Inserts.  These inserts are one-size and will grow with your baby.  Just coordinate the

Thursday Giveaway: Take Your Pick
December 19, 2013 12:17 am | by

The wait is finally over! The new — and long anticipated — Genius and Artist Series prints have started shipping! If you haven’t already gotten your hands on a Piccadilly Circus, Top Hat, Jules or Carroll cloth diaper, now’s your chance. For this week’s giveaway, ONE lucky person will win ONE diaper in the new print and style of their choice. So whether you want an Artist Series bumGenius 4.0 or a Flip Cover in Jules or Carroll, you get YOUR pick! To enter, just tell us which new print is your favorite. Bonus entries are also available. a Rafflecopter

Thursday Giveaway: Stuff a Stocking
December 12, 2013 6:53 am | by

The holidays are a time of joy, but often stressful. For some people, shopping for others can lead to anxiety. Whether it’s beating the crowds of shoppers, getting the perfect present or affording everything on your Christmas list, we want to help make the holidays easy! For this week’s giveaway, we’re going to stuff a few stockings! Ten (yes, 10) people will win a pair of bumGenius BabyLegs. bumGenius BabyLegs are fun accessories that make a great gift for any occasion. Designed to coordinate with bumGenius diapers, mix and match bumGenius BabyLegs to jazz up any outfit while adding an extra layer

Real Mom Talk: Handmade Holiday Crafts
December 10, 2013 6:02 pm | by

The holidays are by far my favorite time of year. I love all the baking, crafting, and gathering that it brings. With the holidays, there’s gifts. And what better way to show your appreciation for someone you love than with something handmade. DIY Salt Dough Ornaments are not only a perfect keepsake, but a great little present.  As always, if you don’t have the time to create a unique gift at home, a Cotton Babies gift certificate is a thoughtful solution. Here’s What You Will Need: 4c. All Purpose Flower 1c. Salt 1 1/2c. Warm Water (gradually added, as needed)       Directions:

Cloth 201: Diaper Creams
December 8, 2013 11:57 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Diaper cream — our favorite topic. In fact, it seems to be everyone’s favorite topic when it comes to cloth diapers. A LOT of parents often wonder if cloth diaper cream is okay to use with cloth diapers and the answer is yes, but under a few conditions. You see, with bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you can’t just lather your baby’s bum in a cream and place a cover over it. This will void your warranty, as it can cause a whole mess of issues such as leaks, odors, and unnecessary wear and tear. Creams and lotion are designed

Thursday Giveaway: Leader of the Pack
December 5, 2013 6:27 am | by

You’ve all heard the song “Leader of the Pack” that goes a little something like this: I saw them at the Cotton Babies store.. My little one saw them and then smiled at me. You get the picture?  
That’s when I fell for (the Flip Insert packs)  Okay, okay, I changed the lyrics a bit, but I like my version a little better. With cloth diapers, you are the leader of the pack because you are choosing to use stylish products that are economically and eco-friendly. The leader of the pack is always ahead of the curve, and we want