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Tag Archive: newborns

Why I love the Flip Diapering System
October 31, 2012 3:00 pm | by

I’ll be honest: at first, I was not a fan of Flip Diapers. I originally bought my Flips when Vicki was a little over a year old. At that point, she was still nursing a little but was mostly on solid food. And the combination made for some rather messy diapers. I got frustrated with the Flips because I unrealistically expected them to contain those disaster diapers and still be able to reuse the Flip cover for the next diaper. (To be clear, the diapers weren’t leaking onto her clothes, but the poop was on the insert and the cover.)

Buy 5, Get 1 FREE – bumGenius Freetime!
September 21, 2012 10:13 am | by

We love a good Buy 5, Get 1 Free sale. And we also think it’s safe to say that you do too! With that being said, we have good news! We are offering our favorite Buy 5, Get 1 Free promotion on bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers! The bumGenius Freetime rarely goes on sale, so this is one deal you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re trying to build your cloth diaper stash. The Buy 5, Get 1 sale on the bumGenius Freetime only includes solid colors (Blossom, Butternut, Clementine, Dazzle, Grasshopper, Mirror, Moonbeam, Noodle, Ribbit, Sassy, Twilight, White and

Cloth Diapering Baby #2
September 10, 2012 11:47 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

I’m a few months into this mom-of-two gig, and I feel like I’m starting to know what I’m doing. (Well, as much as any of us know what we’re doing.) I went into this knowing I’d cloth diaper Luke from the start, and would continue to cloth diaper Vicki until she’s potty trained. I seriously underestimated the amount of diaper laundry I would have. When Vicki was a newborn, we rented 24 newborn diapers because we weren’t sure if we would stick with cloth diapering. This time around, we purchased our newborn diapers so we would have them for future

SALE: Great Big Sale on Teeny Tiny Cloth Diapers!
August 23, 2012 10:23 am | by

You’ve asked for it and it’s finally here! If you are expecting a new addition in the coming months, now is the time to stock up on bumGenius Newborn cloth diapers. We have two great ways for you to save. If you are building a brand new stash, you’ll want to pick up the Buy 10, Get 2 Free deal. We recommend 24 cloth diapers if you plan on full time cloth diapering a newborn, so this package deal will give you about a day’s worth of cloth diapers. Already have some newborn cloth diapers from an older sibling? Buying

Special Event: June 2, 2012 Mama To Be Tea!
May 23, 2012 4:22 pm | by

If you are an expectant parent living near one of our Cotton Babies retail stores, mark your calendar to join us for our Mama To Be Tea Saturday, June 2, 2012. This FREE event will be an opportunity for expecting mothers in the area to connect with the natural birthing community. It will also help families learn what to expect when the big day arrives, discover new resources, and see what products will help make the transition into parenthood as smooth as possible. Doulas, chiropractors, lactation consultants and more will be in store to share more about local services available.

Going From One Child to Two
May 23, 2012 9:37 am | by

Being pregnant with your second child brings up a lot of worries for some moms- Will I love this baby as much as I love my first? Will they get along? Is this the best or worst idea I’ve ever had? How will I figure out which kid to respond to first? Will it be more than I can handle? Let me first assure you that it most likely won’t be more than you can handle. Here’s a secret about the second time around- it’s much easier. It’s not the first time you’re changing your baby’s diaper. It’s not the

Pockets vs. All-in-Ones
May 21, 2012 11:46 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

So you’re shopping for cloth diapers and wondering how to choose between pockets or all-in-ones? Let’s discuss. Pockets: One of the great things about pocket diapers is that you can adjust the absorbency based on what you need. Baby wearing the diaper overnight? More inserts! Just wearing the diaper for an hour before bed? Not so many inserts. This is also good for those of us that have heavy-wetters. Some kids just need a diaper that is more absorbent and when you’re using pocket diapers you have control over that. Of course this means that you’re going to have put

Cloth 101: What new parents need to know about cloth diapering.
May 19, 2012 10:37 am | by

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I decided to look into cloth diapering. I had heard it was very different from the cloth diapering of the olden days, so I thought I would try and find some more information and then make an educated decision about whether I wanted to try it or use disposables. I immediately became overwhelmed. What were prefolds? How many diapers did I need? How do you wash cloth diapers? Isn’t it gross? Why would anyone want to do this, anyway? So if you’re feeling inundated with too much information, here are the highlights

On Becoming a Mom
May 16, 2012 9:52 am | by

Even on the way to the hospital I wasn’t so sure I wanted kids. Sure, I wanted to go through the motions, I wanted to tell people I was pregnant, I wanted the big belly, I wanted the showers and the inevitable excitement of going into labor, but did I actually want kids? I wasn’t so sure. We had been married for four years, it seemed the next logical step in the carbon copy plan of the American Dream, right after white picket fence and right before country club membership. (Neither of which I have to this day.) When they

Beyond the Diaper… Alternate Uses for Cloth
March 24, 2012 10:45 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

So you had your kids, they used the cloth diapers, and now everyone’s in college (or kindergarten, or preschool, or whatever) and those diapers are not getting used anymore. What are you supposed to do with what you have left? Some people use cloth diapers with the express intent to resell the diapers when they’re done using them. And that’s definitely an option. But not the only one! Lending/giving diapers to friends is another way to go. A good portion of our tiny newborn diapers have been lent out to friends. In 2010, I was due with my youngest and