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Heather Vaughn

Retired Blogger

Mother of 4

St. Louis, MO

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.

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Win it Wednesday: New Genius Series Prints!
March 20, 2013 2:00 pm | by

Last Friday we announced the newest additions to the bumGenius Genius Series – Irwin and Maathai. You can learn more about the geniuses that inspired these prints in this blog post. Today, we’re giving three lucky blog readers the opportunity to win one of these brand new bumGenius prints! Irwin is a camouflage-style print that features a variety of wildlife, including elephants, alligators and bears, in shades of Ribbit and Mirror with dark green and purple accents. Maathai consists of a floral design that features deep orange, Sassy, White and Mirror flowers on a Blossom background. These prints join Albert

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Irwin and Maathai – New Genius Series Prints!
March 15, 2013 3:00 pm | by
Irwin and Maathai

Introducing Irwin and Maathai Irwin and Maathai are the newest additions to our Genius Series featured on bumGenius cloth diapers! The limited edition Genius Series prints have been inspired by well-known geniuses. From adventurers to movie stars, each person has used their talents to leave an inspirational mark on the world. Meet Irwin Irwin is a camouflage-style print that features a variety of wildlife, including elephants, alligators and bears, in shades of Ribbit and Mirror with dark green and purple accents. Steve Irwin, aka “The Crocodile Hunter,” was the inspiration behind this print. Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert and conservationist,

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Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump
March 8, 2013 5:21 pm | by

Cotton Babies is pleased to announce we now stock the Ameda Purely Yours breast pump and other select nursing products from Ameda. Ameda manufactures quality nursing products that have been recommended by moms for many years. The Ameda Purely Yours breast pump is perfect for those moms who need to pump daily or regularly thoughout the week, or those who just prefer an electric pump for convenience. The Purely Yours pump features CustomControl™– dual suction and speed adjustability that give you 32 possible combinations to get the best comfort and milk flow each session. Another great feature of the Purely

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Spring Forward
March 6, 2013 4:00 pm | by

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. So at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, we all get to “spring forward” an hour! If you’re a sleep deprived parent like me, you might not be too thrilled about losing another hour of sleep. I used to love daylight savings time before I had children. Sure, I’d lose an hour on a single day, but I enjoyed having more sunshine after work each day. I also loved that daylight savings time was one of the first signs of spring. When I had children, that changed. I quickly learned that children have a difficult time

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Tuesday Giveaway: The NEW bumGenius Elemental
March 5, 2013 3:35 pm | by

We have a little joke around the Cotton Babies office that once you try a bumGenius Elemental cloth diaper, you’ll never go back to the style of cloth diaper you previously used. While it’s not 100% accurate, we find that for a lot of cloth diapering parents, the bumGenius Elemental is their favorite diaper.   Why do they love it so much? There are so many reasons! Some like the organic cotton inside and that it is very absorbent. Many love the fact that it’s an all-in-one style cloth diaper, so you don’t have to stuff it after you wash

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Cotton Babies Garage Sale
February 27, 2013 6:00 pm | by
Amber Teething Necklaces

Are you using that old single stroller as a drying rack for your cloth diapers? Have a drawer full of two sizes too small cloth diapers? Looking for hard to find cloth diaper prints? Want to try a wool on a budget? Join us for the Cotton Babies Garage Sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, there’s a place for you! Shop for new treasures from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013. Bring cash! Vendors will be selling individually, just like a neighborhood garage sale. When: Saturday, March 9, 2013Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Cotton Babies South

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bumGenius Refresher Kits
February 25, 2013 4:44 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Are you expecting? Are your cloth diapers still functional, but look a bit ragged? Maybe you added a few more diapers to your stash at our recent $1 Diaper Sale and they need some TLC. Don’t worry, we offer bumGenius Refresher Kits to help you get a little extra life out of your cloth diaper investment. If you or someone you know has some basic sewing skills, you can replace the elastic and hook & loop tabs on one of your beloved bumGenius cloth diapers for just $1. Each bumGenius Refresher Kit includes three new pieces of elastic (one back elastic

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Pinterest Contest: Jenn’s Baby Shower
February 20, 2013 5:30 pm | by

We’re hosting a baby shower for Jenn on Pinterest, but there’s a twist! YOU have the chance to receive the gifts because her shower is a Pinterest Contest! We’re asking all guests to pin their favorite must-have mama and baby items to a special Pinterest board so we can see which items you think every new mama needs! It has been nearly four years since a newborn baby has graced the Labit home. Since her (now) youngest daughter Elsie arrived, A TON of new baby products have been released, so Jenn would like your help discovering new items – for

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The NEW bumGenius Elemental is HERE!
February 18, 2013 4:57 pm | by
Amber Teething Necklaces

The new, completely redesigned bumGenius Elemental one-size cloth diaper is here! On Friday, we revealed that a new bumGenius Elemental was in the works, but now this product is officially available and you can order it here today! The NEW bumGenius Elemental features: 6 layers of super absorbent, certified organic cotton Better design means fewer leaks and an ultra-trim fit Generous sizing accommodates more babies Easily tuck any insert inside diaper for custom absorbency Durable snap closures 3×3 snap down design* adjusts the sizing to small, medium and large sizes (approximately 8-35 lbs.) Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs gently

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Valentine’s Day for Littles
February 14, 2013 2:42 pm | by

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for children. Most of us have fond memories of making a special valentine box for school or sifting through all the phrases in a box of valentines to find the perfect one for our classroom crush. But have you ever paused to realize that this holiday, so much more than others, revolves around words and sugar? Neither are exactly applicable to babies and toddlers. Toddlers are naturally loving and giving, so it’s fun to find ways to celebrate a day about expressing love and kindness to others. Your little one likely can’t write

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