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ABCs of Summer with Kids
July 26, 2018 4:08 pm | by
Fill your summer with FUN! Make your own ABC checklist of activities to do with your kids.

Are you trying to make the most out of your summer with your kids? Do you find yourself stuck in a slump, constantly doing the same activities? A friend of mine posted her ABCs of summer list. For each letter of the alphabet, there is a corresponding place to visit or activity to try. It also creates a fun checklist of things to do. You and your kids will enjoy creating your own list and crossing things off your list. You can even make a fun photo album at the end of the summer to commemorate your summer. Here’s my list

 
Ice Cream Social, Anyone?
July 19, 2018 10:10 am | by
Enter for a chance to win your own Doodles EYEscream cloth diaper set!

We had a special treat at work today thanks to Peggy on our packaging team and our new friends at Spencer’s Neighborhood and Jilly’s Cupcake and Ice Cream Bar! Peggy entered to win the whole office an ice cream social from Jilly’s on her favorite morning show, Spencer’s Neighborhood on 106.5 the Arch.   Spencer, Cassiday and Brando came out to see our store, office and warehouse. They were surprised to learn we make our cloth diapers right here in St. Louis! Cassiday is a new mom to 5-month-old son, Jameson. We surprised her with a starter stash of bumGenius

 
Join the bumGenius Color Revival
July 17, 2018 9:02 pm | by
bumGenius Color Revival

We’re bringing “What’s OTB” (on the bum) to a whole new level with an Instagram Photo Contest! We know you pretty much can’t get enough of your #clothdiapers, so why not a little extra incentive to show them off? To celebrate our bumGenius Color Revival now through July 23, 2018, we’ll be featuring a different diaper color each day on our Instagram accounts and WE’RE GIVING AWAY CLOTH DIAPERS! <3 How to Enter the Color Revival Contest Post a fun pic of your cloth diapers in that color and Tag #lovemyclothdiapers and #bgDOTD (bumGenius Diaper of the Day) for a chance

 
Don’t Throw It Out! How to Use More of the Food You Have
May 28, 2018 8:00 am | by
Ideas for what to do with the food you have. Don't throw it away!

Most families throw out a lot of food. We’re busy. Time slips away and all the sudden you’ve got a fridge full of mystery food. If you’re not a meal planning/prepping kind of parent you may have a bunch of random items that you got a great deal on but have no idea what to do with them. Here are some simple ways I make the most out of the food we buy. 1. Freeze it. Target had bacon on clearance a few days ago. BACON. Sure, it expired in less than a week but that’s what the freezer is

 
12 Ways Your Phone Can Make Your Life Easier
May 25, 2018 1:57 pm | by

If I could add any capability to my phone I would add a remote, Swiss Army knife and a thermometer. If you’ve ever had a sleeping baby on your chest and just wanted to change the channel, you understand the remote thing. If you’ve ever had a sick child sleeping on your chest and the thermometer was just out of reach, you understand that one too. And, well, a Swiss Army knife is just practical. A lot of people resist getting away from using paper for their schedules and grocery lists. If you’re willing to get outside of your comfort

 
Earth Day 2018
April 20, 2018 4:11 pm | by
Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22! Do you have plans to celebrate Earth Day? You can take care of the planet year-round with bumGenius and Flip cloth diapers. How do cloth diapers help protect the Earth? Prevent waste. Switching to cloth diapers can keep tons of trash out of landfills. What else can you do? Here are some simple steps you can take to live a little more green. Ditch dryer sheets for reusable wool dryer balls. Use flannel wipes or washcloths instead of disposable wipes and paper towels. Carpool. Lower emissions by riding to work with a co-worker who

 
Green Living in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day
March 16, 2018 10:41 am | by

As a company who sells products dedicated to helping parents live their lives a bit greener, we’re big fans of St. Patrick’s Day. Green living is all about reducing waste, saving money, and sometimes, literally being green. Here are a few green products we love. Good luck choosing your favorite! bumGenius Cloth Diapers bumGenius cloth diapers are a great step toward green living. Plus, you can dress your baby in a Grasshopper or Hummingbird green diaper to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Cloth Wipes If you’ve decided to use cloth diapers, why not make the switch to reusable wipes, too? No

 
It’s Pie Day and Pi Day
March 14, 2018 11:42 am | by

It’s March 14… 3/14… whatever way you slice it, it’s Pie Day and Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday! So you’ll have to forgive us but we’ll take any excuse to have pie! If you’re looking for another excuse to eat pie (like us) National Pie day is January 23rd, so we’ll be sure to mark our calendars to eat pie on that day as well! By now you may be thinking – what is she talking about? So here’s where I give a little glimpse into Cotton Babies traditions. A few of them are: Soup Day: Everyone brings in

 
Creating a Sensory Box
March 12, 2018 3:00 pm | by
Tips for making a sensory box for your toddler.

Have you ever cleaned up after Christmas morning or a birthday party and find that your child is more drawn to the box a toy came in rather than the expensive toy itself? Sure, some of the expensive toys turn out to be amazing, enriching and entertaining, but sometimes it’s the most simple items that really captivate children and their imaginations. Our Parents as Teachers educator always has amazing ideas for toys made out of items from around the house. One of our favorite suggestions is a sensory box. We made it mostly from items we already had, and it

 
5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean
March 2, 2018 2:15 pm | by
5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean

It’s happening! Spring is knocking on our door. Birds are chirping. Daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth are climbing their way out of the ground. AND you can finally open the windows! Suddenly you get that itch, that twitch!  It’s Spring! Move all the couches it must be time to CLEAN. Here are 5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean. 5 Tips to an Easy Spring Clean Open the windows, open the doors!  With the goal of HVAC efficiency, many of us have done a great job of sealing up our homes so that we don’t let warm air out in the