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Jennifer Labit

Cotton Babies Founder + CEO

Mother of 4

St. Louis, MO

Jenn is the founder of Cotton Babies & creator of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum, worldwide leading cloth diaper brands. She has four children (Andrew, Oscar, Elsie and Louis) and holds an MBA from Washington University. When she's not working full time, she enjoys teaching business leaders how to implement sustainable economic & social change.

www.jenniferlabit.com

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Help with Diapers Now Available for Families in All 50 States
January 25, 2023 7:09 pm | by
What to do with cloth diapers after potty training: Share the Love

Not long ago, we set a goal that Share The Love, our Cloth Diaper Bank, would reach families in all 50 states. We have met that goal. We continue to see more families than ever who need help along with a steady flow of supplies coming in every week from families who just want to help. The cloth diaper community is amazing. You SHARED your diapers so they could HELP another family. You SHARED the program so more families knew there was HOPE. You SHARED your courage with us when you were BOLD enough to ask for help. One Share

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Black Friday Deals on Cloth Diapers
November 25, 2022 12:57 am | by
SALE

Are you looking for some amazing deals on cloth diapers from amazing brands? Well, look no more, because we have a list of sales that you’ll want to bookmark as it gets updated! Here are five great reasons to shop for cloth diapers without waiting! FREE SHIPPING is back at Cotton Babies on any size order for the holidays. Look for the bubble at the bottom of the website so you can join our mailing list. The confirmation screen will give you a free shipping code that you can use to get free shipping on future cloth diaper orders after

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Are Prefolds the Best Cloth Diaper?
May 28, 2022 6:04 am | by
Real Mom Talk - Prefold Cloth Diapers

For generations, prefolds have been the staple of both cloth diapering families and cloth diaper services. Prefolds may even be the cloth diaper that your grandmother or mother used! They were a preferred diaper because they were durable, easy to wash, easy to use, and multi-purpose. 1. They are cheap. At $4 or less per diaper (depending on size and thickness) this is easily the cheapest way to cloth diaper. You can get enough diapers to get you through your baby’s entire diapering period for less than $200. 2. They are soft. After they quilt up in the first few

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Cloth Diaper Recycling
March 28, 2022 5:02 am | by
Cloth 201: Recycle Cloth Diapers

Like most things in our closet, cloth diapers live beyond the last day that they go on your baby’s bottom. Now you can recycle or re-home your cloth diapers with Cotton Babies. Cotton Babies supports the circular economy through single stream recycling of cloth diapers. We find a home for your used cloth diapers in a cloth diaper bank or with a partners who re-process and re-purpose fabrics. Until now, most cloth diapers eventually reached landfills. Are you committed to reduce landfill waste? Do you believe in the circular economy? Don’t throw that cloth diaper in the trash. Recycle it.

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Getting Started: How many cloth diapers do I need?
March 27, 2022 8:00 am | by

I want to cloth diaper. Now you’re asking yourself, “What do I need to start using cloth diapers”? Well, do you know the answer? If not, that’s okay. We are here to help. Getting started with cloth diapers and building the number of diapers available for cloth diaper changes is easy. Not sure? It’s ok. Lots of families use both disposable diapers and cloth diapers. Here’s how you can begin: Purchase 24 cloth diapers in the style of your choice. Why 24? Newborns often go through eight to 10 cloth diapers a day, and we recommend washing your cloth diapers every other

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Cloth Diapers from Elemental Joy
March 13, 2022 4:30 pm | by
Choose Joy! Tips for getting started with the Elemental Joy Cloth Diaper Kit

The Elemental Joy All-In-One cloth diapers feature a unique inner that auto-adjusts to fit babies. Elemental Joy is truly the next step in innovation from Cotton Babies. Find out for yourself why so many people are "finding joy" with Elemental Joy.

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Building Businesses
November 21, 2017 12:21 pm | by

Not long ago, we were approached by Little House on the Prairie regarding licensing prints on our diapers. As I considered the opportunity, my daughter brought home the books and began reading the series. As she read, she was filtering those stories through the lens of current political and social events, reflecting wisdom and awareness beyond her years. In her own way, she was reminding her mama about the importance of learning from history through our modern experience and reflecting that learning experience into something purposeful for the future. As we engage with early pioneer history, we find stories to

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We’re Giving Away an Ultra-Limited Edition bumGenius Diaper!
December 20, 2016 12:10 pm | by

We’re reaching back into our drawer of bumGenius prints that “never were” to pull out another ultra-limited edition print.  There are five total diapers in this print.  Four of them will be given away, right here on our blog.  One will be sold on eBay.  To enter to win this limited edition diaper, subscribe to our email list.  Additional entries are available by sharing the raffle on your social media profiles.  Entries will be accepted until December 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. Central Time.  Good luck to all of you! a Rafflecopter giveaway Eligible entries must be posted no later

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Real Dad Talk: Every Good Parent
May 19, 2016 7:38 pm | by

Editor’s Note: This post was shared by Travis Fleming, a Cotton Babies dad. Travis shared this on the Cotton Babies Cloth Diaper Flash Mob Facebook group and we thought it was a good reminder to share with everyone. I kept getting this overwhelming feeling at the gym that I should encourage parents today. I feel in today’s society social media influences us greatly. It’s such a cool tool to use however, we take picture frame shots of our life and hardly anyone sees the struggle between those shots. My little girl Harper Rae is coming up on 8 months old

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Our Employees Bring Babies to Work… and We Make it Work
May 19, 2015 8:08 pm | by

Having started my business with a little person in my lap or crawling around my feet, I am an avid advocate for parents who want to bring a baby to work for a period of time after returning from maternity leave.  Making this allowance for employees enables them to further develop the parenting relationship after baby joins their family and, where applicable, also elongates the length of time a parent is able to exclusively breastfed a child.  Employers who want to have a family friendly environment can make some simple adjustments to their employee manual that allow this to be possible and productive for both the

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