We are all moved into our new store. We recently celebrated our Grand Opening Party with lots of fun including giveaways. If you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry- we have lots of fun events planned each week at the Cotton Babies store in Fenton, MO! Our new store is under the same roof as our corporate headquarters. That means we have MORE space to do lots of fun things! Free Activities & Events Music & Movement Have fun listening to music and dancing along! You and your little one will love this free interactive class. Story Time We
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Even though this midwest winter seems to be neverending, warm weather will eventually be here. I am so excited to take my kids outside to play and explore new things and places. My little guy is about to turn 1, and he is a wobbly walker. For outings that require lots of walking, I love to strap him in a baby carrier and go. The only downside is that St. Louis summers are hot and humid. Sometimes, coming in contact with another human is just about the last thing you would want to do. Luckily, there are some lightweight and
Babywearing has many benefits for both parent and baby. It helps to create a close bond and allows parents to complete their daily tasks. One of our favorite carriers at Cotton Babies is a Sakura Bloom Ring Sling. There are many reasons we recommend this ring sling. Why We Love Ring Slings Ring slings are great baby carriers from the newborn stage all the way up through toddlers. They quickly go on and can easily be adjusted to fit a wide range of wearers. Their compact size makes ring slings ideal for packing in your bag or leaving in your vehicle.
Working in the Cotton Babies retail store, the staff and I often get asked, “What is the best baby carrier?” We can only truly begin to answer this question by understanding more about our customer and how they envision using their baby carrier. We need to understand a customer’s wants and needs before helping them to choose a baby carrier. Keep in mind that many people choose to own multiple carriers to fit their various needs. Here are some things to consider when choosing a carrier: Will you be using your carrier primarily in your house? Will you be using
International Babywearing Week This week, October 2-8, is International Babywearing Week! Here at Cotton Babies, we love baby carriers and wearing all the babies! We’ve rounded up some of our very favorite blog posts on babywearing to make an awesome babywearing guide. Which Carrier to Choose Need help finding the best carrier for you? Check out our Babywearing Guide. Whether it’s a wrap, soft structured carrier, sling, meh dai or another style, we’ve got the information you need. Additional babywearing resources can be found here. There are lots of reasons people love to babywear and it’s no coincidence that people have
For me, Halloween is so much more fun now that I have babies. I don’t really enjoy costumes for myself, but I love costumes on adorable kids. For my daughter’s first Halloween, she was only 9 months old, so the costume was entirely for me. She couldn’t care less. She was an adorable ladybug, but it wasn’t a very practical costume considering we spent the evening driving to visit her grandparents and friends, so we had to take it off every time we put her in her car seat. Tip I read somewhere on the Interwebs about an amazing trick:
When you begin to explore your babywearing options, you might find that in addition to a soft-structured carrier like Tula or Ergo, you want a more portable option as well. Most of the moms in our Cotton Babies Mob Group stated that they enjoyed having more than one carrier to choose from. A sling or wrap will be easy to tuck into a car door pocket, or diaper bag for easily portable baby wearing options. Here are the benefits of a sling vs wrap to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. Slings Benefits of Slings
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.
Tula is changing things up with the newest carrier to be added to their product line, the Free-To-Grow Baby Carrier. Since becoming a mom, baby carriers may or may not have replaced my love affair with purses. I fall in love with prints and “need” a specific style for every occasion. Whether it’s a quick trip to the grocery store, a hike in the woods, birthday parties, playdates or a day at the zoo, I have my reasons. Tula baby carriers hold a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, I didn’t learn about them until my daughter
You welcomed your little baby into the world. Breastfeeding is established, and you are now learning what it is like to have a bundle of joy in your arms…and then your back starts to hurt…or your arms are sore. Hey, it happens and is all part of the changing postpartum body. Simple stretching is a great way to combat some of these new changes without overdoing it. Add them in your day whenever you can! Many of these you can do while holding baby. Don’t worry about how long to hold them, you can aim for 30-60 seconds but even