Why Hemp Are you dealing with a heavy wetter, a toddler, or looking for an overnight solution? Look no more. Hemp cloth diapers can help. Hemp is a natural fiber that has been used for centuries to make textiles. Not only is hemp a durable, strong and versatile fiber, it also features anti-bacterial properties making it resistant to mold, bacteria, heat and mildew. What does that mean for you? It means it’s great for cloth diapering! Hemp Babies™ products are free of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. It’s safe enough to go against baby’s delicate skin. Did you know hemp absorbs nearly 8 times more than
As a company who sells products dedicated to helping parents live their lives a bit greener, we’re big fans of St. Patrick’s Day. Green living is all about reducing waste, saving money, and sometimes, literally being green. Here are a few green products we love. Good luck choosing your favorite! bumGenius Cloth Diapers bumGenius cloth diapers are a great step toward green living. Plus, you can dress your baby in a Grasshopper or Hummingbird green diaper to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Cloth Wipes If you’ve decided to use cloth diapers, why not make the switch to reusable wipes, too? No
It’s March 14… 3/14… whatever way you slice it, it’s Pie Day and Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday! So you’ll have to forgive us but we’ll take any excuse to have pie! If you’re looking for another excuse to eat pie (like us) National Pie day is January 23rd, so we’ll be sure to mark our calendars to eat pie on that day as well! By now you may be thinking – what is she talking about? So here’s where I give a little glimpse into Cotton Babies traditions. A few of them are: Soup Day: Everyone brings in
As families make plans for spring break and summer travel, we receive a lot of posts in our Facebook group, the Mob, about how to successfully use cloth diapers while traveling. Cloth Diapers While Traveling There are several factors that can make it easier or more difficult. Will you have access to do laundry? If so, carry on as normal! Try measuring out how much laundry detergent you will need ahead of time, or buy it at your destination. If you don’t have access to laundry facilities, how long will you be gone? You don’t want to go too long
Having a cloth diaper that fits properly is incredibly important — especially if you want to prevent leaks. But when it comes to cloth diaper fit, how do you really know what’s right? Every baby is different, and there are many different types of cloth diapers available so fit can often vary. With that being said, there are a few commonalities that will help you know you’ve got a good cloth diaper fit every time. To check the fit, first, pick up your baby’s legs after putting the diaper on and observe how it hugs their bottom. Is it snug?
Have you ever cleaned up after Christmas morning or a birthday party and find that your child is more drawn to the box a toy came in rather than the expensive toy itself? Sure, some of the expensive toys turn out to be amazing, enriching and entertaining, but sometimes it’s the most simple items that really captivate children and their imaginations. Our Parents as Teachers educator always has amazing ideas for toys made out of items from around the house. One of our favorite suggestions is a sensory box. We made it mostly from items we already had, and it
You’re not in a dream – I scream! You scream, the diaper of the month is EYEscream! Here’s the scoop… it takes a sprinkle of fun and a dash of fright, our next Doodle will make you scream with delight! Have you joined the Cloth Diaper Collectors Club? The Cotton Babies Cloth Diaper Collectors Club is great way to build your cloth diaper collection… a month at a time! Every month we reveal a new diaper of the month. Join the Cloth Diaper Collectors Club and you will receive a new diaper of the month, every month. Each print has been exclusively designed
It’s happening! Spring is knocking on our door. Birds are chirping. Daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth are climbing their way out of the ground. AND you can finally open the windows! Suddenly you get that itch, that twitch! It’s Spring! Move all the couches it must be time to CLEAN. Here are 5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean. 5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean Open the windows, open the doors! With the goal of HVAC efficiency, many of us have done a great job of sealing up our homes so that we don’t let warm air out in the
Easter is just a few short weeks away. It’s a time for celebration, and I am excited to curate an Easter basket for my toddler and baby. I love to plan out gifts rather than hitting up the pharmacy late on Saturday night before Easter grabbing whatever candy they might have left. Mostly, this is due to the fact that my toddler has become a candy monster and I am doing my best to direct her attention to other things. Baby Easter Basket Ideas My little guy will soon be turning 1! At this point, he likes putting everything in
The last few months have flown by! Tommy is now TEN months old! He’s come to work with me full-time until the past few weeks. Now, he spends 1-2 days a week with Grandma. It’s good for us both as he gets used to being with other people and I have some more time to really focus on my work. I think it’s a great transition. Going cold turkey would be really hard! As Baby Grows, Things Change Things that have changed since my last post: He’s becoming more mobile. He’s dropped his third nap. Cleaning up after lunch is messy!