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Snuggle Up Your Little One in Little Unicorn
March 29, 2017 1:00 pm | by

Soft, cozy and oh so cute, we are so excited to announce the addition of the Little Unicorn brand into our collection. Made with 100% cotton muslin, all Little Unicorn’s products are incredibly cozy and only get softer with each wash! From bibs to blankets, each product is uniquely-designed with a variety of adorable, fun and beautiful prints to fit your little one’s personality. When my daughter was a baby, the Little Unicorn swaddle very quickly became my go-to. Like many other swaddles, it had so many purposes – I’d use it as a blanket, carseat cover, nursing cover and more… But

 
Natural Laundry Detergent for Cloth Diapers
March 29, 2017 10:00 am | by

We are frequently asked, “What kind of laundry detergent should I use on my cloth diapers?” Answer: You have lots of options, and we want you to find a solution that you feel good about. Find what works for your family First, what kind of detergent are you currently using? Do you use it on your baby’s clothes? How’s that going for you? If you and your baby are happy and your clothes are clean, try that detergent on your cloth diapers. Seriously, use what works for you and your family! If you’re not happy and you need some pointers, feel

 
Cloth Diaper Storage Solutions and Ideas
March 28, 2017 4:00 pm | by

As you build up your cloth diaper stash, you might find yourself wondering – where do I put these? In a recent discussion about cloth diaper stashes in the Cotton Babies Mob Group, we saw a lot of cute ideas for storing cloth diapers. Here are some of our favorite ideas that will help you find the perfect storage solution for all your cloth diapers! © Jennifer C Jennifer C uses simple wall shelves which keep her cloth diapers close at hand when they are needed.   © Kalika B. We love these colorful shelves by Kalika B. because the

 
Butterfly Effect of Patch
March 28, 2017 11:00 am | by

There is something truly magical when a person discovers their life-long passion at a young age. In this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday, we are exploring the butterfly effect of Patch and her love of nature. Edith Marion Patch was born in Worcester, Massachusetts as the youngest of six children. Edith’s family moved to Minnesota when she was eight years old. Her family owned large prairie property which is where she discovered her love for nature. The Butterfly Effect of Patch The inspiration behind our Genius Series print came from the prize-winning essay on monarch butterflies Edith Patch wrote for an essay contest in high school. She used

 
Spring-Themed Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
March 24, 2017 8:00 am | by

Whether it’s bad weather, spring break, or just hanging around the house, here are a few screen-free crafts and activities to have some fun with the kids this spring. First, check out this lovely story, The Secret Garden by Babylit that will have your toddlers enjoying blooms and flowers of warmer weather. Then follow up with one of these spring-themed DIYs! These spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers are the perfect way to have some hand’s on educational time with your family. Felt Easter Basket by Nap Time Creations – Create your own Easter baskets to save money and have fun at the same

 
Seven Powerful Ways to Green Your Family Guilt-Free
March 23, 2017 2:00 pm | by

Whether it’s diapering or recycling, we all have some level of ” green guilt ” surrounding our family’s use of resources and exposure to toxins. Fortunately, there are a few very easy ways to empower your family and vote with your dollars, while reducing your environmental footprint and toxicity vulnerability. 1. Get rid of anything with a strong fragrance or chemical smell — a likely sign of endocrine-disrupting phthalates. Common culprits: plastic shower curtains, plug-in air fresheners, and most scented candles. Opt for fabric shower curtains, naturally scented candles, and essential oil diffusers. 2. Pare down as much plastic as possible

 
aden + anais white label collection: it’s here!
March 23, 2017 8:00 am | by

Snuggle up in style! Cotton Babies is proud to carry aden + anais white label, a new boutique collection made by the beloved swaddle company. The highly-curated collection features unique prints, bold colors and breathable muslin with nods to the company’s founder’s Australian background. The collection was created with modern parents in mind, and we know you will love it as much as we do! The first ever white label collection by aden + anais is available exclusively in premium boutiques and specialty stores. Cotton Babies proudly carries the follow White Label items: Swaddles (3 pack) Bandana Bibs Single Classic

 
10 Ways to Make Bath Time Fun
March 22, 2017 8:00 am | by

Bath time can be a ton of fun for kids with even just a few fun toys. I love seeing my kiddos take delight in splashing around and having fun with sensory play, stacking, pouring, and more. Here are some of our favorite toys to bring the joy back to bath time. 1. Skip Hop Sort & Spin Fishbowl Shape Sorter Make learning more fun by incorporating them during bath time. This fishbowl will let you child sort animal shapes into their color-coded slots. 2. Skip Hop Zoo Bath Stack & Pour Buckets Help enhance your child’s motor skills with

 
The Explorer Martin Johnson
March 21, 2017 11:51 am | by

It’s a jungle out there! We still have so many geniuses to explore for Truly Genius Tuesday! Sometimes it’s difficult to pick just one, but we’re in the mood for some adventure this week, so we decided to feature the explorer Martin Johnson. Martin Johnson was a photographer, a filmmaker, a naturalist, an author, but most of all — a voyager. From Africa to the South Pacific Islands, he embarked on various adventures with his wife by his side, researching and studying the wildlife and people of distant lands. Through photography, books and films, their findings captivated people all over the

 
Postpartum Exercise: When & How Can I Work Out Again?
March 21, 2017 8:00 am | by

Exercising after having a baby requires some planning and preparation . This is not the time to go out and start training for a marathon or even your first 5K run. This is a time to take take things slowly and gradually, especially if you did not exercise during your pregnancy. Before beginning any postpartum exercise or physical activity, it is important to get clearance from your health care provider. Women heal at different rates. If you had a cesarean section birth or you had a repair from a tear or an episiotomy, your recovery time will be longer than those mothers who did not have these