As I was preparing for my first airplane trip with my 2 littles, I consulted many of the moms and dads in the office for their best travel tips. Bekah, our product designer, offered one of the best stories I can’t believe I’ve never heard: the story of how Flip diapers came to be. I was lamenting that I planned to use disposables for a weeklong trip to Hawaii. For past vacations, we drove and had access to laundry. Since we are literally going to paradise, I am not going to spend time worrying about laundry. But, this is our
Cotton Babies has been a proud retailer of Tula Baby Carriers since 2014. It’s been such a fun ride watching them grow and expand their product line. New carrier styles, blankets, backpacks and more. We’re pleased to welcome Tula Explore baby carrier to Cotton Babies! For the first time ever, Tula is introducing a carrier that allows baby to front face. The Tula Explore comes in the stylish prints Tula is known for and maintains the highest level of craftsmanship and comfort. Available now at CottonBabies.com! Tula Explore Details Ergonomic front facing position Variable width settings – fits newborns to toddlers
Even though this midwest winter seems to be neverending, warm weather will eventually be here. I am so excited to take my kids outside to play and explore new things and places. My little guy is about to turn 1, and he is a wobbly walker. For outings that require lots of walking, I love to strap him in a baby carrier and go. The only downside is that St. Louis summers are hot and humid. Sometimes, coming in contact with another human is just about the last thing you would want to do. Luckily, there are some lightweight and
Babywearing has many benefits for both parent and baby. It helps to create a close bond and allows parents to complete their daily tasks. One of our favorite carriers at Cotton Babies is a Sakura Bloom Ring Sling. There are many reasons we recommend this ring sling. Why We Love Ring Slings Ring slings are great baby carriers from the newborn stage all the way up through toddlers. They quickly go on and can easily be adjusted to fit a wide range of wearers. Their compact size makes ring slings ideal for packing in your bag or leaving in your vehicle.
Working in the Cotton Babies retail store, the staff and I often get asked, “What is the best baby carrier?” We can only truly begin to answer this question by understanding more about our customer and how they envision using their baby carrier. We need to understand a customer’s wants and needs before helping them to choose a baby carrier. Keep in mind that many people choose to own multiple carriers to fit their various needs. Here are some things to consider when choosing a carrier: Will you be using your carrier primarily in your house? Will you be using
International Babywearing Week This week, October 2-8, is International Babywearing Week! Here at Cotton Babies, we love baby carriers and wearing all the babies! We’ve rounded up some of our very favorite blog posts on babywearing to make an awesome babywearing guide. Which Carrier to Choose Need help finding the best carrier for you? Check out our Babywearing Guide. Whether it’s a wrap, soft structured carrier, sling, meh dai or another style, we’ve got the information you need. Additional babywearing resources can be found here. There are lots of reasons people love to babywear and it’s no coincidence that people have
Choosing the right baby carrier is a combination of personal choice and practical preference. Wearing a baby the correct way has a number of benefits, and it works best with the right carrier for the right situation. This exclusive Cotton Babies printable will guide you through some of the benefits of babywearing as well as the best types of carriers for a variety of situations. Enjoy! Benefits of Babywearing According to the medical journal, Pediatrics, researchers found babywearing three hours a day reduces crying by infants 43% overall and 54% in those sensitive evening hours. Many parents report that it’s beneficial
When you begin to explore your babywearing options, you might find that in addition to a soft-structured carrier like Tula or Ergo, you want a more portable option as well. Most of the moms in our Cotton Babies Mob Group stated that they enjoyed having more than one carrier to choose from. A sling or wrap will be easy to tuck into a car door pocket, or diaper bag for easily portable baby wearing options. Here are the benefits of a sling vs wrap to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. Slings Benefits of Slings
To many parents, the idea of having more children than hands strikes fear into their hearts. How do I hold the baby? What if they run off in a public place? How will I ever get anything done again? Never fear – parents have been working, traveling, and living with multiple children for thousands of years. And across the span of cultures and times, there has been one common strategy that helps moms and dads stay sane: babywearing. To “wear” a baby simply means to carry him or her on your person by the means of some sort of carrier.
Tula is changing things up with the newest carrier to be added to their product line, the Free-To-Grow Baby Carrier. Since becoming a mom, baby carriers may or may not have replaced my love affair with purses. I fall in love with prints and “need” a specific style for every occasion. Whether it’s a quick trip to the grocery store, a hike in the woods, birthday parties, playdates or a day at the zoo, I have my reasons. Tula baby carriers hold a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, I didn’t learn about them until my daughter