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Sooth, Snuggle, Sing & Sleep
May 4, 2017 5:35 pm | by

Cotton Babies goes beyond babywearing, breastfeeding and cloth diapering… We can aid you in most areas during the first few years of your parenting journey. One such area many parents find themselves in need of help is sleep. From soothing music to cozy blankets, we carry a variety of must-have bedtime products, but one of our newest favorites is the Skip Hop Hug Me Projection Soother. This little battery-operated baby soother was made to help battle (or avoid) sleep regression and disruptive sleep patterns. Featuring a celestial-filled circular pattern that projects on just about any surface, soothing melodies and ultra-cuddly qualities, it provides

 
What do I need to start cloth diapering?
May 4, 2017 9:19 am | by

With so much information available at your fingertips, getting started can often feel overwhelming. Perhaps you realize the benefits of cloth diapering but want to know more about how to start cloth diapering. The great thing about it is that it only takes a little bit of knowledge and a handful of products. We’ve found that if you keep the products and process simple, cloth diapering can become a natural part of any family’s routine. After all, Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. So, here’s what you’ll need to get started cloth diapering: 24 cloth diapers

 
Understanding Postpartum Mood Disorders
May 3, 2017 7:10 am | by
Understanding mood disorders - and how to get help when needed.

The number one complication from childbirth is not pelvic floor damage, hip pain, or cesarean scarring. The number one complication from childbirth is postpartum mood disorders. Postpartum Mood Disorder or PMD is the umbrella term used to describe postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. PMD’s are different from the baby blues most experience. During pregnancy your hormones are at an all time high. These hormones help the baby develop, the placenta to do it’s job, and the body change to accommodate pregnancy. After delivery of the baby and placenta, those hormones leave the body, and it can be quite a drastic

 
Discover Adventure with Spence
May 2, 2017 11:30 am | by

Dr. E. Lee Spence is a pioneer in marine archeology and is known for having a knack for adventure! This modern-day explorer is the inspiration for our Genius Series print “Spence” – released in August of 2014. In honor of this internationally known expert of shipwrecks and sunken treasures, our cloth diaper print depicts the hunt for unknown treasures! Pirates, compasses and treasure maps cover a landscape of Clementine, Sassy, and Moonbeam. Traveling the Globe A globetrotting enthusiast by nature, Dr. Spence has covered the globe with travels to exotic places in the Far East, Europe, Central and South America. He explored shipwrecks, castles,

 
Babywearing with Multiple Children
May 1, 2017 7:40 am | by
Babywearing with multiple children - Simplify your big family life!

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.

 
7 Trendy and Fashionable Diaper Bags
April 28, 2017 8:06 am | by
Trendy diaper bags for fashion forward moms

Who says you need to sacrifice style just because you need something for all that baby gear? You may be filling it with bottles, diapers, and wipes – but there is no reason to forego your ‘fashion’ factor! Whether you are a fashionista, a working mommy, or even a stylish dad, you can carry fashionable diaper bags that may even be trendier than your handbag! Especially when you have these awesome and eco-friendly choices. timi & leslie Charlie 7-Piece Diaper Bag – The Charlie is functional and fashionable. It is made from vegan faux leather (of course it’s PVC free),

 
Baby Registry Checklist Free Printable
April 27, 2017 10:08 am | by
Baby registry checklist - Make sure you don't miss anything you need for your newborn.

When you are preparing for your first baby it can be exciting to start gathering your baby gear and preparing your home for your baby’s arrival. One way you can make it easy for friends and family to figure out what you need, is by using a baby registry. While friends may certainly choose to give something personal, homemade, or not listed on your registry, a baby registry list simplifies the shopping process for those who care about you. Click here to download this free checklist worksheet so you can mark off what you already have, and add what you

 
The Legacy of Chico Mendes
April 25, 2017 11:30 am | by
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Last Saturday was Earth Day, which U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was originally set up as an environmental teach-in hosted at many colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, as well as hundreds of communities across the United States. More than 40 years later, Earth Day is still going strong, bringing millions of Americans together in peaceful demonstrations and celebrations in favor of environmental reform. Earth Day has many heroes and we think it truly celebrates the legacy of Chico Mendes. Growing up in the jungle Chico Mendes developed a love and respect for nature early in life.

 
Mothering the Mother in the Fourth Trimester
April 24, 2017 8:33 am | by
Mothing the mother - how to handle the fourth trimester when your loved one has given birth.

Any mother will tell you that having a new baby can be quite the adjustment. In fact, those first few months are full of so many physical and emotional changes that they are often referred to as the “fourth trimester” of pregnancy. During this time, a new mother often needs some mothering herself! What’s so hard about the fourth trimester? Physical challenges: After nine months of growing and nourishing a baby, going back to a non-pregnant body is no small task. A changing body shape, weight loss needs, breast engorgement, leaking breasts, postpartum bleeding, and sleep deprivation are just a

 
3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF!
April 21, 2017 10:30 am | by

We’ve been preparing for lift off for quite some time, and are so very excited to finally launch our newest Genius Series print, Neil! The Eagle has landed at Cotton Babies! Inspired by the legendary, Neil Armstrong, this cosmic print is full of history and adventure. Neil features a variety of highlights from Armstrong’s successful mission including the Command Module “Columbia,” the Apollo Lunar Module “Eagle,” the famous first footprint on the moon and many more remarkable elements that come together to tell the story of this historical event. With the bold combination of Fearless, Dazzle, Armadillo and Clementine, your little one will