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Fat Brain Toys = Fun For All!
September 17, 2019 4:25 pm | by
Looking for a fun, engaging toy for your toddler? Shop Fat Brain Toys now. #cottonbabies #toys

Fat Brain Toys have yet to let me down. These fun, engaging toys teach kids new skills while having fun. Here are a few favorites that you should check out ASAP. Besides being colorful and inspiring creativity, this group of toys has a few things in common. No batteries required! In my house, if the batteries die, there’s a good chance the toy will stay dead for quite a long time. Second, no annoying sounds, music or lights. Seriously, when someone gives my kids a gift with a bunch of loud noises, I have to wonder if they are trying

 
Smart Styles to go with Cloth Diapers
August 30, 2019 8:39 am | by
Smart styles to go with cloth diapers - including Genius tees! #bumGenius #clothdiapers

Sometimes with cloth diapers, #babygotback. It’s possible that you may need to size up in pants to accommodate a particularly fluffy butt. When it’s warm out, baby can go sans pants. Genius Shirts To coordinate with some of our favorite Genius Series diapers, we carry a selection of Baby Genius tees. Your baby can rock a matching t-shirt to your favorite Genius Series diaper. Here are a few of our faves! Shop our Genius Baby Clothing to see more!   Roomy Pants Doodle Pants are adorable baby pants that are extra stretchy and easily fit over a cloth diaper booty.

 
Rainy Day Activities for Kids
June 13, 2019 11:47 am | by
Fun activities to have fun on a rainy day

Summer is here! Take your kids outside and enjoy the weather. Here in St. Louis, we like to say, “If you don’t like the weather… wait.” That’s because it’s not uncommon for major temperature shifts to occur. On some days, it can feel like a different season between morning and afternoon. If it gets too hot it’s a rainy day, here’s a list of activities you can do together. Have fun! Jump in the puddles on a rainy day Of course, every now and then, you have to embrace a rainy day. Grab some galoshes, an umbrella and a raincoat

 
Ditch the Disposables for Reusable Options
March 18, 2019 9:18 pm | by
Make the switch! Try swapping out some disposable items for reusable options. Save money and prevent waste.

Apparently, it’s almost spring. It’s pretty hard to tell that here in St. Louis where we’ve had snow in the forecast just a few weeks ago. The countdown to  Easter has begun, which I consider the unofficial start of spring. Lent is also a season in which some people choose to give up something or abstain from activities, like skipping decadent desserts and watching trash tv. I’ve seen a lot of buzz online about people ditching one-time use items this Lent. Swapping plastic straws for stainless steel, paper napkins for cloth, plastic cutlery for silverware, plastic bags for canvas totes,

 
Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
March 9, 2019 8:00 am | by
Go Green for St. Patrick's Day!

Aren’t holidays just more fun when there are little ones involved? We’ve got a list of our favorite GREEN things to get your whole family ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t get pinched- go green! And when it comes to making “green” choices, we don’t just mean the color. Many of these green gifts are good for the planet, too. Green Diapers This is Cotton Babies, after all, so we’ve got to show some love for cloth diapers. Which are your favorite green diapers for St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve got my eye on Hummingbird, Grasshopper, Sierpinski, The Big Woods, Play,

 
Splish Splash! New Year, New Toys for the Bath
January 4, 2019 3:48 pm | by
Splish splash - toys for the bath!

Happy New Year! If Santa Claus brought your kids some new bath toys, you are in great shape for the New Year. If Santa skipped the bath toys, it may be time to introduce some good, clean fun to your household. Bath toys make getting clean more enjoyable for little ones. They can be used to distract little ones from the fact that they are supposed to be getting clean. Make it Rain! The Plui Rainball is definitely a customer and staff favorite at Cotton Babies! Fill it up and cover the hole at the top. When you let go, the

 
Halloween Fun for Everyone
October 23, 2018 11:57 am | by
Looking for Halloween fun for the whole family? Check out how we're making it a great day.

Halloween is a frightfully fun time of year! From costumes to festive parties, and hayrides to sweet treats, there are so many ways to have fun this season. Perhaps you aren’t much of a Halloween person. That’s ok! As an adult, I don’t love dressing up, but I do love experiencing the holiday through the eyes of my children. I love watching them experience decorations (as long as they’re not too spooky!), and seeing the creativity my 3-year-old expresses. Learn more about how some parents have learned to embrace Halloween since becoming parents. Halloween Costumes Do you love getting dressed

 
Fun Fall Activities for Families
September 20, 2018 11:28 am | by
Find the perfect fall activities for you and your family.

Are you looking for some fun fall activities for you and your family? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall activities for family members of all ages. Pumpkin Patch Visit your local pumpkin patch and choose your very own pumpkin. Bonus: the pumpkin patch is an amazing photo opp for moms who love photography! Pumpkin Carving After you’ve chosen the perfect gourd, it’s time to make a masterpiece! If your kids are too young to help with pumpkin carving, let them paint it with washable paint. Hayrides Get outside and enjoy the cooler weather on a hayride. Playing

 
Sweet Dreams with My Moon Cloth Diapers
September 17, 2018 9:43 pm | by
My Moon

It’s sweet dreams with “My Moon” – our newest cloth diaper print! You Are My Moon & Stars My Moon was created while thinking about the special moments you share with your little one at night. This print sings, “You are my moon & stars” with a color palette of dark blue, Mirror, Butternut, Noodle and White to inspire sweet dreams. My Moon is now available for pre-order in the following bumGenius and Flip styles at CottonBabies.com and many independent retailers. Shipping by 9/17/18. bumGenius Original 5.0 bumGenius Freetime Flip Cloth Diaper Cover Flip Training Pants bumGenius Big bumGenius Bigger bumGenius

 
Hello, My Sun!
August 30, 2018 10:30 am | by
New bumGenius print: My Sun

Good morning to “My Sun” – our newest print! My Sun is Shining Bright My Sun was inspired by the sweet lullaby that’s been sung to babies for generations. This cheerful print features hand-drawn type, whimsical illustration. The sunny color palette of Mirror, Butternut, Clementine, Noodle and White is sure to make you and your little one “happy when skies are grey.” My Sun is now available for pre-order in the following bumGenius and Flip styles at CottonBabies.com and many independent retailers. Shipping by 9/6/18. bumGenius Original 5.0 bumGenius Freetime Flip Cloth Diaper Cover Flip Training Pants bumGenius Big bumGenius