Cotton Babies started out as a baby retailer selling baby slings. Then, our owner, Jenn Labit, went on to make her own cloth diaper inserts. In 2005, she created bumGenius cloth diapers. Since then, we’ve expanded our brands and make lots of (we think) cool products that help make life easier for parents and eliminate waste. Cotton Babies products have a focus on baby, but many can be used by the entire family. Here’s a breakdown of our evergrowing product assortment, the majority of which are made in the USA! bumGenius bumGenius is where it all started. These cloth diapers are
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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?
It’s Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re taking you on a trip with Osa! Osa Johnson was married to adventure, she shared her love story with the world as an author, explorer, photographer, filmmaker and naturalist. With her husband, Martin Johnson, by her side, she explored and documented the unknown lands of Africa, South Pacific Islands and more. Osa joined our Genius Series in December 2014. Married to adventure “I went to Africa…for just the same reason that lots of girls settled down on Main Street back home—just to be with my husband,” – Osa Johnson, Photoplay article “A Wife in Africa”.
Introducing our Newest Genius Series Print, Maggie! Meet Maggie, the newest addition to the Genius Series and this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday feature! This lovely print has been in the works for quite awhile, so we are very excited to finally reveal her to you! Who was Maggie? Maggie Lena Walker was an African American mother, teacher, businesswoman, community leader, a civil rights activist, and the first female bank president in the United States. Maggie founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903 as a result of her dedication to the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL), an organization that cared
We’ve added a classic to our collection! We heard you loud and clear – you wanted a black diaper and now it’s here! Fearless is bold and strong, yet chic and stylish, making it the perfect little black diaper. This classic hue is here to stay, and is available and currently shipping in the following bumGenius and Flip cloth diapers and accessories. bumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diaper bumGenius Original 5.0 Pocket Cloth Diaper NEW! bumGenius Elemental All-In-One Cloth Diaper bumGenius Littles Newborn Cloth Diaper bumGenius Diaper Pail Liner Flip One-Size Cloth Diaper Cover You have a chance to add this classic
Truly Genius Tuesday has returned! Since today is Valentine’s Day, which is traditionally filled with all things pink and red and lovely, we decided to feature Maathai. This sweet print joined our Genius Series with Irwin in March of 2013. What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet (1) In addition to her wonderful accomplishments, this genius is known for being a bit of a tongue twister around Cotton Babies. She sells sea shells by the sea shore… well no… our Genius didn’t sell sea shells
We kind of love love…. all things love! And since this is the month known for celebrating love, we have something new and special to go with your favorite bumGenius and Flip cloth diapers… A new Genius Series baby tee in all of its lovely Valentine goodness! You may have noticed we kind of have a thing for this raglan-style tee as featured on our Genius Series Mozart and Sierpinski baby tees. What can we say? We believe a tiny genius should be stylish. Set your little cupid up with a Be Mine T-shirt and complete the look with a bumGenius Freetime
Cloth diapers and daycare: can it really be done? For many families, successfully using cloth diapers at daycare is simply a matter of routine. If you’re struggling with how to get started using cloth when your child is in someone else’s care, this guide will help you get started. Talking to Your Provider Whether you’re choosing a daycare provider for the first time or swapping to cloth with the provider you are currently using, you need to have a discussion with your provider about cloth diapering at daycare. Be prepared with: Information about modern cloth diapers and just how simple
I love cloth diapers. I’m sort of a cloth diaper addict, if you will. I enjoy purchasing them. I enjoy having the cutest new prints and the classic colors that match my baby’s outfits. They’re not viewed as “poop catchers” to me. Sure, that is what they’re intended for and that is their primary function…. But I just see them as something more. My love for cloth diapers began shortly after discovering bumGenius cloth diapers. The colors were adorable and the prints were just beginning. I noticed them when Jules and Carroll had just come out and at the time –
So you’re considering using cloth diapers. Congratulations! Many natural-minded parents like you have come to the realization that cloth diapers boast so many advantages over disposables. Cloth has officially made a comeback! With so many to choose from, we know you may need some help. This is your cloth diaper guide. To begin, here are just a few of the reason why people are choosing cloth diapers over disposables. Cloth Diapering Benefits Cost-Efficient Parents choose cloth diapers over disposables for many reasons; one of which is significant cost-savings. By cloth-diapering exclusively, you can save approximately $1,200 or more over the