We are feeling the love this week! With the help of our generous customers, Cotton Babies is making a donation of over $14,686.56 from the sales of our limited edition Be Mine cloth diapers to The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF), an organization dedicated to funding the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Congenital Heart Defects. Be Mine was created in honor of a few special little members of our Facebook group, Cotton Babies: The Mob, who were born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). These little fighters and their families have been an inspiration to us. For our founder,
Valentine’s Day may be over, but we’re still in the spirit of celebrating love… and we love to give! Our Put On Love series does just that… It illustrates unity and support that drives the Cotton Babies community. It represents the connection we share as moms while showcasing the unique relationship that makes it all possible. From cloth diapers and wet bags to blankets and coffee mugs, this special product line includes a variety of products to love on both mama and baby. Here are just a few of of our favorites in the Put On Love Series. Love Cloth Diapers. As
Pregnancy brings many changes to the body of the expecting mother in a brief amount of time, which can cause some discomforts. Back pain during pregnancy is a very common occurrence with over 75% of expectant mothers experiencing it at one point or another. Back pain can be triggered from the rapid weight gain during pregnancy. Pain in the hips is especially common during the first trimester as the uterus begins to grow, but is not yet big enough to be supported by the pelvic girdle. Lumbar pain can return in the third trimester when the mother’s center of gravity changes.
Have you heard? Ju-Ju-Be just launched two new prints, celebrating our everyday superheroes… MOMS! Introducing the newest Tokidoki prints: Sweet Victory and Super Toki. From radioactive spiders to exploding planets, most superheroes begin their journeys with a bang, but the everyday superheroes among us start their tales with less bang and more whimper… the whimper of a newborn baby. The second you become a mother, you strap on that superhero cape, and you fly. These new prints were inspired by Supermoms all over the world. Sweet Victory and Super Toki are now available at cottonbabies.com! Here are just a few of
One of the best parts of preparing for a new baby is getting the baby’s room ready! I think I started planning the room décor as soon as I announced my pregnancy and created a baby registry. Here are some of our favorite baby girl nursery DIYs and resources for incredible wall art. Animal Wall Art for a Girl’s Room I love this Lewis Carroll inspired wall art – grab the digital file and then print out for a quick and easy wall décor. © Cotton Babies This pretty silhouette is created with a customized treatment of a photograph.
The story of the Never Were bumGenius diapers A few months ago, we were looking through some drawers and realized that we had some sample fabric of print proposals sitting in our drawers. For one reason or another, we had decided that these prints were not going to be made into production diapers. You could say we had a drawer-full of bumGenius print fabric that “never were.” Knowing that someone would love these prints, we asked our product designer to make some bumGenius Original Pocket Diapers using this fabric. With only a little bit of fabric to work with, we were only able to create
Truly Genius Tuesday has returned! Since today is Valentine’s Day, which is traditionally filled with all things pink and red and lovely, we decided to feature Maathai. This sweet print joined our Genius Series with Irwin in March of 2013. What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet (1) In addition to her wonderful accomplishments, this genius is known for being a bit of a tongue twister around Cotton Babies. She sells sea shells by the sea shore… well no… our Genius didn’t sell sea shells
After a Pregnancy Announcement, you might choose to do a Gender Reveal if you want to make a celebration out of announcing the sex of your baby. Here are some gorgeous, or adorable, gender reveal announcement inspirations shared by some of our Cotton Baby Community Members. Gender Reveal Photos Using Balloons © Candy Warner © Mariah Winter McDougal © Whitney Dickson Gender Reveal Announcement Ideas With Food © Jennifer Tomblin © Kim Striegler Webster © Scholastica Beer Gender Reveal Announcements With Siblings or Family © Destiny Sage © Chelsea Salas © Holly Thannum © Whitney Dickson © Stephanie Ruth Ramirez
Breastfeeding can be a very rewarding part of being a mother. It can also be very stressful. Being prepared and getting off to a good start can make all the difference. Educating yourself on the basics of breastfeeding can help you be more successful. Preparing for breastfeeding can begin while you are still pregnant. Attend a breastfeeding class. Many hospitals offer breastfeeding classes. Develop relationships with friends who are breastfeeding or who have breastfed their children. Locate your local LLL (La Leche League ) for mother to mother breastfeeding support (3). Read breastfeeding books (see references at the end of this blog). If you
It’s the month of love… let’s celebrate! We’re celebrating love all month long! From new product launches to giveaways, we’ve had tons of fun loving on our customers so far this month… And we’re continuing the love this week with a “Love Your Bum” Giveaway! So, why do we love cloth diapers? Now, we all know there are many, many reasons to love cloth diapers… from the amount of money is can save you compared to buy disposables (up to $1,200) to the amount of landfill waste you’re preventing being thrown into the landfills (up to 1 ton!), you’re only doing good for