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Why New Moms Should Wear Earrings
June 3, 2019 9:43 pm | by
Pro mom tip: find out why a new mom should wear earrings.

My advice to any new mom…or even a not so new mom… I’ve been there- a new mom- 6 times. (Yes- SIX!) Just when you think you have this new mom thing figured out they throw you a new curveball. Maybe your last baby never slept, and the new one is a great sleeper. Maybe you weren’t able to nurse last time and this time you are trying it. The thing is- every baby is different. They have different needs and sensitivities. And as soon as you think you get this baby thing figured out, everything changes, again, it seems.

 
Top Natural Parenting Products for Your Baby Registry
May 15, 2019 3:58 pm | by
Natural parenting products for a baby registry

As you prepare to welcome your new baby, creating a Baby Registry is a great way to organize your checklist and ensure you do not receive duplicate gifts. Here’s a list created by real moms of our favorite must-have natural parenting items to add to your baby registry. bumGenius Cloth Diapers Of course, bumGenius cloth diapers are at the top of our baby registry list. Between Littles, Freetime, Elemental, and Original Pocket Diaper, you will find the style that meets your needs. Plus, choose between tons of colors and prints to suit your taste. Flip Diaper Cover Even if you’re

 
EVERY GOOD MOM Month! #EVERYGOODMOM
May 7, 2019 1:56 pm | by
Every Good Mom Month

We’ve declared May as EVERY GOOD MOM month! Mother’s Day is kind of a big deal around here. After all, helping you is at the core of why we do what we do! With that in mind and Mother’s Day approaching (May 12th, people!), we decided that one day is not enough so we’ve declared May Every Good Mom Month. EVERY GOOD MOM Month The idea of Every Good Mom is a pretty central theme for us. There are as many ways to be a GOOD mom as there are mothers in the world. Being a good mom is not

 
15 Ways to Use a Swaddle Blanket
April 17, 2019 7:00 am | by
15 Ways to Use a Swaddle Blanket

The Multi-Tool of Parenting If I were to choose one must-have baby item, I think I would choose a swaddle blanket. I’m still loving swaddle blankets. They are like the swiss army knife of parenting tools- and my youngest child just turned 11. There is something about that beautiful woven fabric. Stella, my youngest, loved to be swaddled – constantly. I used to jest that it was because of the egg rolls and burritos I craved while I was pregnant.  My current obsession is our Genius series Swaddle Blankets.  These are MY colors.  I can never quite decide which one

 
My Journey with Cloth Diapers
March 20, 2019 8:00 am | by
My journey with cloth diapers. From 23 years ago until now. #clothdiapers

My Intro to Cloth Diapers: Not Just Prefolds & Plastic Pants Anymore I have been around cloth diapers my entire life. As a child, my mother used cloth diapers on me. Can you picture it- prefolds and pins and plastic pants? I always wanted a big family, but diapers are so expensive! When I was a young adult, a friend was diapering her new baby and was using prefold diapers and diaper covers. This was a far cry from the plastic pants of my youth. Having no younger siblings, my only experience with diapers was with babysitting. All of the

 
Fight Through Cold and Flu Season
March 11, 2019 9:00 pm | by
Great Products to fight colds and flu

Anyone else ready for Spring? Winter’s cold & the flu have finally hit our home. Everyone knows, drink plenty of fluids and try to make your family as comfortable as possible while the illness persists. Besides cloth diapering, I try to be as natural as possible in my parenting.  Some of my favorite tricks to fight through  cold and flu season are available right here at Cotton Babies. BumGenius Flannel Wipes Most people probably think about flannel wipes for bottoms, but when you have a drippy sore nose- that soft flannel is so much kinder to our skin than any

 
My Journey to Discovering MilkDaze Nursing Pads
February 19, 2019 9:00 am | by
milkdaze nursing pads

When I had my first baby, I was definitely learning everything as I went. Breast pads weren’t even on my radar before my first son was born. He surprised us by coming two weeks early and although I had everything I needed for labor and the baby, I was missing things I needed for myself. Thankfully my sweet sister offered to run out for anything I overlooked – one of which was a pack of disposable nursing pads. My first baby: disposables My milk came in pretty quickly, so I was grateful to have them on hand. I quickly discovered that I’m what

 
The Joy of Organizing: What To Do With All the Toys
January 17, 2019 9:24 pm | by
What to do with all the toys?

Well, we blinked and the holidays have come and gone. All that remains are a few extra pounds and likely a heap of new toys, some of which have already been abandoned. If you’re anything like us, you’ve also been bingeing on Marie Kondo and are straight up not finding the spark of joy in all of this “stuff”. Take a deep breath in. We’re right there with you. Toy Organization I am a self-proclaimed control freak. I need to know where are all the toys are at all times. If a toy has a bunch of pieces, I have a need

 
How to Safely Keep Your Child Warm in Their Car Seat
December 28, 2018 3:22 pm | by
Tips for keeping your child warm while traveling in their car seat.

Keeping children warm in the winter is important, but so is car seat safety. Puffy coats can get in the way of car seat straps. If you were in a collision, the pressure of the accident could change how the child is restrained, which means the child could shift in the seat causing harm or even be ejected from the seat. Securing the child properly in the straps is key. If you have questions, refer to your owner’s manual or contact a CSPT. How to Check If a Coat is Too Puffy As a test, buckle your child in their

 
Holiday Traditions for Families
December 20, 2018 4:00 am | by
Choosing the perfect holiday traditions for your family.

We are just days away from Christmas. Are you trying to decide which activities you and your family will do this weekend? Here are a few of my favorite holiday traditions to do with my own family. Here’s a piece of advice: you don’t need to do EVERY tradition! Once you start, your kids might expect you to follow through every year. Figure out what makes you all happy and do that together. Lights Whether it’s hanging your own or driving around to look at lights, this is a relatively low-key activity that will get you all in the holiday