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Tag Archive: econobum

Drying cloth diapers indoors
February 11, 2013 5:07 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow earlier this month, so as the legend says, we should expect an early spring. I’m not sure about you, but I’m definitely ready for spring. However, for many of us, spring means lots of rainy days, which can be a bit challenging when drying your cloth diapers. If you read the packages of your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you’ll see that we recommend “line drying” most of your diapers. Not only is line drying environmentally friendly, it also puts less wear on your cloth diapers than a trip through the dryer. But you

Tuesday Giveaway: Economical Econobum
January 29, 2013 5:29 pm | by

Are you considering the switch from disposable to cloth diapers but aren’t sure how to make the first steps? Econobum cloth diapers are an economical way to start cloth diapering. Econobum cloth diapers are specifically designed to be budget friendly, which means you’ll cross the threshold from investment to savings even more quickly than with other styles of cloth diapers. Let’s take a look at it this way: an Econobum trial pack comes with one cover and three cotton prefold inserts. You can wipe out and reuse the cover multiple times, which means your Econobum trial pack is three diaper

How many cloth diapers do I need to start?
January 21, 2013 11:00 am | by

One of the first questions that anyone who is considering cloth diapering asks is “How many diapers do I need to cloth diaper?” Recommended Minimum Number of Cloth Diapers For full time cloth diapering, we recommend 24 cloth diapers, regardless of the style you choose. Why 24? Breastfed newborns often go through 8-10 cloth diapers a day. To avoid stink, mold, mildew and other issues, we recommending washing your cloth diapers every other day. With 24 diapers, you have a few extra clean cloth diapers to get you through a day or two while the rest are in the washing

What are Seconds?
December 24, 2012 12:30 pm | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

If you are new to cloth diapers, chances are you’ll be discovering a lot of new jargon.  One term that is often used by cloth diapering companies is the word seconds.  Seconds are a nickname for second quality products.  You may also hear them called “factory seconds” in other industries. What is seconds quality? Generally speaking, it’s a product that doesn’t quite meet a company’s quality control standards.  What are those standards?  Well, that varies from company to company. Our team carefully checks our products before they go out the door.  As we sort and package your diapers, occasionally we

Cloth 101: How to size your bumGenius One-Size cloth diapers
September 17, 2012 11:28 am | by

At Cotton Babies, we believe that there are no dumb questions. Sometimes it is difficult if you are new to cloth diapers to understand exactly how our bumGenius, Flip, Econobum and Elemental Joy cloth diapers and covers can fit a growing baby from birth through potty training. Each of our one size cloth diapers have three rows of snaps, three snaps in each row. This 3×3 snap down design gives each diaper a small, medium and large size setting. We have some weight guidelines to help you know which size should fit your little one. To use the small rise setting, snap

CONTEST: Win a 12 pack of bumGenius cloth diapers!
August 21, 2012 4:39 pm | by

The clock is ticking. Only a few days remain to get your entry posted online for our 2nd Annual Virtual Stroller Parade! The grand prize winner will receive a 12 pack of bumGenius, Flip or Econobum cloth diapers in the style of their choice. Yes, that means you could win 12 bumGenius Elementals or Freetimes if that is what your heart desires. All it takes is a little creativity and a few minutes to upload photos of your creation. Until August 26, decorate your stroller (or wagon, doll stroller or any child moving device with wheels) like a parade float

CONTEST: Second Annual Cotton Babies Virtual Stroller Parade
August 14, 2012 5:16 pm | by

Maybe you’ve already heard about the Cotton Babies Stroller Parade event coming to Cotton Babies stores this weekend. Don’t live near a Cotton Babies store? Don’t worry! We have the same great prizes reserved for our online customers who want to participate in our virtual stroller parade. So, what exactly does this mean?! It means we want you decorate your stroller like a parade float then dress up your family in a fun, creative way and join us as we march down the sidewalk! Or, in some cases, your driveway 😉 For our online customers: To participate in the Cotton

In Store: 2nd Annual Cotton Babies Stroller Parade
August 10, 2012 10:49 am | by

The 2nd Annual Cotton Babies Stroller Parade is a little more than a week away! So, what exactly does this mean?! It means we want you decorate your stroller like a parade float then dress up your family in a fun, creative way and join us as we march down the sidewalk! The party starts at 10:30am and there will be sales on your favorite products all day. Prizes will be awarded to the families with the most decorative strollers. AND, if you register in advance, you are automatically entered for a chance to win a 3-pack of bumGenius Freetime

Do you speak cloth?
August 6, 2012 5:18 pm | by

I don’t know about you, but the longer I’m in the cloth diapering world, the more I forget how completely overwhelming it can be when you are first trying to learn everything about this new adventure. I can’t believe it’s been THREE years since we’ve shared a blog post about one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome when researching cloth diapers – the lingo! Sure, it may just look like someone is typing what happened when their toddler spilled the alphabet blocks, but it actually does mean something. With online forums, blogs and all sorts of mobile devices it’s

Tuesday Giveaway: Just the basics!
July 10, 2012 10:15 am | by

I don’t know about you, but the heat of summer makes me drop back to just the basics of life. Simplifying chores, spending evenings on the porch with a tall glass of water, letting the kids play in the sprinkler in the yard and more. Maybe the heat even affects your cloth diapering routine? Many customers tell us that when the hot days of summer arrive, they like to let their little ones run around in a classic prefold cloth diaper without a cover whenever possible. For today’s giveaway, our prize package includes some of our favorite Cotton Babies basics: