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How to Safely Keep Your Child Warm in Their Car Seat
December 28, 2018 3:22 pm | by
Tips for keeping your child warm while traveling in their car seat.

Keeping children warm in the winter is important, but so is car seat safety. Puffy coats can get in the way of car seat straps. If you were in a collision, the pressure of the accident could change how the child is restrained, which means the child could shift in the seat causing harm or even be ejected from the seat. Securing the child properly in the straps is key. If you have questions, refer to your owner’s manual or contact a CSPT. How to Check If a Coat is Too Puffy As a test, buckle your child in their

 
Holiday Traditions for Families
December 20, 2018 4:00 am | by
Choosing the perfect holiday traditions for your family.

We are just days away from Christmas. Are you trying to decide which activities you and your family will do this weekend? Here are a few of my favorite holiday traditions to do with my own family. Here’s a piece of advice: you don’t need to do EVERY tradition! Once you start, your kids might expect you to follow through every year. Figure out what makes you all happy and do that together. Lights Whether it’s hanging your own or driving around to look at lights, this is a relatively low-key activity that will get you all in the holiday

 
Stocking Stuffers Full of Joy
December 15, 2018 10:52 am | by
Give stocking stuffers that will make kids of all ages smile.

Christmas is almost here! Have you checked your list twice? If you still need to get some stocking stuffers, we have the perfect gifts to brighten Christmas morning. Fidget Toys Simple Dimpl is fun for little ones all the way up to grandparents. It includes a keychain so you can take it wherever you go. “Pop” the button over and over again for hours of surprisingly satisfying fun. Another great fidget toy from Fat Brain Toys is Whirly Squigz. These spinners have suction cups. In my house, we stick them to the table, dishwasher and bathtub. They are made of silicone and

 
Shop the Perfect Gifts for Mom
December 12, 2018 4:32 pm | by
Shop the perfect gifts for mom. #cottonbabies

Moms are basically the glue that holds families together. As she works tirelessly to ensure the rest of the family has an epic Christmas, she is often overlooked. She handles shopping for the kids, husband, grandparents, extended family, friends, teachers and so on. So… who’s shopping for the mom in your life? There’s no way to show mom enough gratitude, but make sure she gets what she really wants this Christmas. What would she like best? Here are some gifts to make mom smile. You know her best! What would she want? Quiet! Time to relax at the salon/spa. Hello,

 
Keeping Childhood Full of Magic
December 8, 2018 8:00 am | by

Warning: Stop reading if young eyes are reading over your shoulder. We all want the best for our kids. There are definitely different schools of thought on the magic of childhood. Do you tell your kids the 100% straightforward facts or embellish to create some childhood magic, wonder and possibly coerce them into good behavior? When it comes to science, I tell my kids the facts. We call our body parts anatomically correct names. When it comes to white lies, I am 100% guilty. We talk about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. It’s fun for them

 
Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas in Style
November 30, 2018 8:31 pm | by
Make baby's first Christmas full of style

Baby’s 1st Christmas is an exciting time for new parents. Whether it’s your first baby or not, it’s an exciting milestone. Even if your baby shows little interest in festivities, have fun and enjoy it! Christmas in Style You’re likely going to have lots of opportunities for photos between visiting Santa Claus, holiday parties, church, and of, course, Christmas morning. Make sure your kiddo is prepared for the mama-razzi with stylish clothes for this occasion. Pajamas Christmas jammies are a must in my house. Pro tip: buy a year ahead of time and stock up. Pajamas don’t go out of

 
Introducing Wolfgang
November 22, 2018 10:01 pm | by
Wolfgang Diaper Print

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends! We are pleased to introduce you to our newest bumGenius and Flip diaper print: Wolfgang. Wolfgang Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific composer whose work significantly shaped classical music. He created more than 600 works of music, including the twelve variations on the French folk song “Ah! vous dirai-ie, maman”, better known as the famous melody for the lullaby Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Jane Taylor, an English poet, wrote the oft uncredited lyrics to this children’s poem. Children sing those lyrics to a melody used in a

 
We’re Thankful for YOU!
November 22, 2018 5:37 am | by
We are thankful for YOU!

We would like to wish the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays to all of our loyal customers, vendors, partners, and employees! We love what we do, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without YOU! There really aren’t words to say just how thankful we are to have you. You may notice our store and online store are both closed for the holiday. We’ll be back up and running at 10pm CST with some great thankful deals.  Thankful for 16 Years+ Cotton Babies has been in business since 2002. We are beyond grateful to still be going strong as an

 
Small Business Saturday
November 21, 2018 8:00 am | by
Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop local this Small Business Saturday! Did you know Cotton Babies manufactures bumGenius, Flip, Elemental Joy, Econobum, Hemp Babies, Elemum and MilkDaze?! That’s right – all of these brands are made by this small business. We’ve been selling natural parenting products in St. Louis, Missouri since 2002! Small Business Saturday If you’re local, be sure to stop by this Small Business Saturday. Did you know we moved? This is a great chance to come say hi at our new store in Fenton! We also carry some other fantastic brands made by other St. Louis-owned small businesses. Lottie Life This line

 
Holiday Travel Tips
November 19, 2018 8:00 am | by
Be prepared for holiday travel. We made the list, you check it twice.

As we gear up for the holiday travel season, many of us are busy making plans. Whether you’re traveling near or far, there is a good chance you will be packing up the kids and heading to a relative’s house. If you have little ones, you probably need to do some extra planning and packing to make sure your kiddos have a place to sleep, a place to eat, and something to play with. To Grandmother’s House We Go If your holiday travel plans include overnight adventures, here are a few items that may help make things run a bit