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One Step at a Time
July 21, 2008 10:15 pm | by

Watching a child learn how to walk is fascinating. I recently had the privilege one more time as Lily moved from all fours to running on two legs. Babies do best learning to walk barefoot. It allows them to use their toes to balance. Often new walkers who are first put in shoes will have a hard time for a few hours as they learn to use their feet differently. Shoes like Robeez allow a baby to have some (very cute) foot protection while still giving them full freedom to use their toes and flex their feet as they should.

 
A Toy Question
July 2, 2008 10:14 am | by

I received this email from a reader a few days ago, with a question about some of the wooden toys for babies on the CottonBabies website: Dear Jenni, I’ve been reading the Cloth Diapers blog and enjoying it a lot–thanks! I really love my bumGenius diapers, and I am interested in some of the wooden toys you recommended on the blog that are sold on the Cotton Babies site. My only concern is that some of them appear to have very small pieces, either wooden balls or bells. Without seeing the toys in person, I was concerned about a possible

 
Elimination Communication
July 1, 2008 11:33 pm | by

In hanging around with moms who tend towards natural ideas, I had heard whispers about EC, but I quickly wrote it off as something that was a little over the edge for me. Elimination Communication is sometimes called Infant Potty Training, but it really is a little more and a little less than that. The name Elimination Communication sums up exactly what it is about, communication with our very young children about their elimination needs. Think about it, your child found ways very early on to communicate with you about other needs like being tired or hungry. Their elimination is

 
Lunchtime! Part 2
June 29, 2008 11:28 pm | by

An easy, healthy meal/snack idea for little ones. Frozen mixed vegetables. Served while frozen. Really! Even the child whose nose often turns up at veggies will like them now because they don’t taste like veggies, they just taste like ice. Lily hates peas. She is the only one of my kids who doesn’t like them. But she will happily sit in her high chair and eat frozen peas. To round out and make a meal with some protein and carbs, you can add in some cheese or some browned ground meat of your choice. Rice or some favorite crackers round

 
Why Bamboo?
June 20, 2008 8:42 pm | by

The envorinment may not be my primary reason, but it is at least part of my reason for cloth diapering. I want my kids to grow up in a world that is not bogged down in pesticides and garbage. Having reusable diapers helps to minimize both of those. But cotton can be a picky and pesty crop. It requires a lot of water and often many pesticides, although you can find organic cotton products, they are harder to grow. I live near several cotton fields. The defoliant that is sprayed on them to aid in harvesting is some nasty stuff.

 
Lunchtime! Part 1
June 19, 2008 2:26 pm | by

Toddler Lunch of the Week:Black beansMozzarella CheeseAll Bran Crackers (or other family favorite) Once baby has tried out several kinds of foods and is getting to the “Me Do It!” stage, meals can get messier, but they can also be more fun. In an effort to sneak in a little more protein for Lily I have been putting some beans on her high chair tray while we eat lunch. At the start of the week dumped out and rinsed a can of organic black beans and put them in an easy to reach container. Lunch could hardly be easier! Her

 
10 Reasons I love bumGenius One Size Cloth Diapers
June 14, 2008 11:16 pm | by

1. They are easy. This is about as easy as cloth diapering can get. It is like using disposables only you never have to run to the store or worry about running out. You are just a load of laundry away from having all the diapers you need. They can be put on even a squirmy baby in a flash.. 2. They are cute. bumGenius diapers make little baby bums all rounded and smooth and pastel or bright. 3. They fit under all baby clothes. It seems today that most baby clothes are made with the expectation of slim, trim

 
10 Reasons I Love Prefolds
June 8, 2008 1:04 pm | by

1. They are cheap. At $2 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 $100. 2. They are soft. After they quilt up in the first few washes, they are soft and fluffy and comfortable. I know I would be willing to wear them around my sensitive parts if I needed to, so I feel good about my baby wearing them. The Chinese prefolds are very soft, but the Indian prefolds are even

 
Cotton Babies Grand Opening Celebration
May 28, 2008 11:32 pm | by

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONPARTY ON THE COUCHES Join us this Saturday, May 31st10am – 6pm Our retail store has opened in a new location across the street from St. Anthony’s Hospital with tons of great new product lines. *************************************************   SALES, DRAWINGS AND DOOR PRIZES ALL DAY LONG!!! The first 50 paying customers get a free pair of BabyLegs. Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways all day long. Doors open at 10am, the first drawing is at 10:30am! We’ll continue giving product away every 30 minutes until 6pm! Where are we? The store is located at 9916 Kennerly Road, St. Louis,

 
What’s so great about wool?
May 24, 2008 10:30 pm | by

There are all kinds of diaper covers out there to keep baby’s clothes dry and the diaper mess contained. Some are very inexpensive and some are not. For those just getting started, you might wonder why someone would choose to pay over $40 for one diaper cover that needs some special care. There actually is a very good reason. Because it is wool. There are many reasons for choosing wool. It is a natural fiber, renewable, breathable, and while the care of wool diaper covers is a little pickier than most other covers, the times it needs care and attention