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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.

www.jenniferlabit.com

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In Store: $1 Diaper Sale THIS Saturday!
February 12, 2013 7:30 pm | by

… It’s back! The $1 Diaper Sale is returning to Cotton Babies on Saturday, February 16!   Due to the popularity of this event, we decided to host it a couple times throughout the day at our St. Louis West County and Vancouver, WA stores! All you need to do is pick the time you want to attend! Tickets for the sale are now available here. This is an exclusive event, meaning it will ONLY be offered at our retail stores, where you will be able shop all re-loved Cotton Babies products, including bumGenius, Flip, Econobum, and many other of

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Drying cloth diapers indoors
February 11, 2013 5:07 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow earlier this month, so as the legend says, we should expect an early spring. I’m not sure about you, but I’m definitely ready for spring. However, for many of us, spring means lots of rainy days, which can be a bit challenging when drying your cloth diapers. If you read the packages of your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you’ll see that we recommend “line drying” most of your diapers. Not only is line drying environmentally friendly, it also puts less wear on your cloth diapers than a trip through the dryer. But you

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Contest: Jenn’s Baby Shower!
February 8, 2013 5:14 pm | by

You probably already heard, Jenn, the fearless leader of Cotton Babies, is having a baby! Only a few weeks remain before her new addition will enter the world, and 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 her family and for Cotton Babies.   We’re hosting a baby shower for Jenn on Pinterest, but there’s a twist! YOU have the chance to receive the gifts because

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Thursday Giveaway: New Flip Organic Inserts
February 7, 2013 6:00 pm | by

We are so excited about our new Flip Organic Day Time inserts that we want a few lucky blog readers to be some of the first to try them out! The new Flip Organic Day Time insert is the same organic jersey cotton you know and love from our Flip Organic inserts, but in a larger, single layer with a serged edge. This insert is similar to other flat style inserts, so you can adjust the fold in a variety of ways to get the right fit and adjust the absorbency to where you need it most. The single layer

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How do they do it?
February 6, 2013 5:00 pm | by

Toddlers are amazing. They are able to quietly sit in one spot while playing with their toys in such a sweet, adorable way that makes you want to fill an entire Instagram account with pictures in less than 10 minutes. Then, the dryer buzzes or you have to check on dinner. And in the 15 seconds you aren’t watching, your sweet innocent toddler just destroyed an entire room. Let’s not even talk about what it’s like to have twins or more than one preschool age child in your home — at the same time. Depending on their age, it can

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NEW Flip Organic Day Time Inserts
February 1, 2013 5:41 pm | by
Amber Teething Necklaces

We are pleased to introduce a new insert to the Flip product line – Flip Organic Day Time Inserts! The new Flip Organic Day Time inserts are made of the same great organic jersey knit cotton as our previous organic inserts, but are a single layer with a serged edge. Fold these inserts in a variety of ways to customize the absorbency just where you need it most for your little one and place it in your Flip cover. The single layer creates trim fit on your little one and dries fast after washing. We know customers love our original organic inserts

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Tuesday Giveaway: Economical Econobum
January 29, 2013 5:29 pm | by

Are you considering the switch from disposable to cloth diapers but aren’t sure how to make the first steps? Econobum cloth diapers are an economical way to start cloth diapering. Econobum cloth diapers are specifically designed to be budget friendly, which means you’ll cross the threshold from investment to savings even more quickly than with other styles of cloth diapers. Let’s take a look at it this way: an Econobum trial pack comes with one cover and three cotton prefold inserts. You can wipe out and reuse the cover multiple times, which means your Econobum trial pack is three diaper

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Realistic Teething Toys
January 25, 2013 5:06 pm | by

It doesn’t take too long for most parents to discover that their child’s favorite toy is often not a toy at all. Once babies begin exploring their world, they often explore by putting things in their mouth, which means they also need to be safe. We have some great new products at Cotton Babies to solve both of those problems! First up, for the baby who just loves the shine and clink of metal, we have Kleynimals stainless steel toy keys. These “keys” come three to a key ring, just like your real keys. However, they have smooth edges so

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How many cloth diapers do I need to start?
January 21, 2013 11:00 am | by

One of the first questions that anyone who is considering cloth diapering asks is “How many diapers do I need to cloth diaper?” Recommended Minimum Number of Cloth Diapers For full time cloth diapering, we recommend 24 cloth diapers, regardless of the style you choose. Why 24? Breastfed newborns often go through 8-10 cloth diapers a day. To avoid stink, mold, mildew and other issues, we recommending washing your cloth diapers every other day. With 24 diapers, you have a few extra clean cloth diapers to get you through a day or two while the rest are in the washing

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Thursday Giveaway: Sweet Sleep
January 17, 2013 4:00 pm | by

Do you have a sleep routine? I do. Thankfully some wise friend shared with me early in my parenting routine the importance of a consistent bedtime routine for my children. Not only do I have a routine for my children, I also have one for myself. Sleep experts say having a consistent set of behaviors before bed helps to signal your body that it is time to sleep. They suggest activities that calm you, quiet your mind and comfort your body. A nice bath or shower and clean cozy PJs are an important part of my children’s bedtime routine. Followed

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