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Seven Steps to Avoid Becoming A Victim of Mommy Fraud

The rise of the Facebook group (and the ease at which they are created / joined) has provided a fertile ground for fraudsters to play in the cloth diaper world.  Women tend to trust each other and, assuming the best in each other, readily step into traps laid by those who prey on the gullibility … Continue reading

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URGENT: Powdered Dishwasher Detergent (like Cascade) is NOT SAFE for Cloth Diapers

A few years ago, we started to realize that our dishwasher wasn’t getting our dishes clean.  The glasses were hazy.  The silverware looked spotty.  Things just weren’t coming clean.  Then, the dishwasher broke.  My thrifty husband did some reading, took it apart, fixed it, and put it back together again.  Inside he found a mess … Continue reading

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The Cloth Diaper Compendium

Have you had your cloth diapers ruined, or, has your baby experienced a serious skin reaction, after following washing instructions provided by The Cloth Diaper Compendium?

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Gisele Bundchen is a breastfeeding mom… who also works.

Laughing as I watch the mothering world engage in a debate over Gisele Bundchen’s breastfeeding photo. Of course most women aren’t feeding their baby while they simultaneously get their hair styled, nails manicured, and makeup done, but many of us ARE feeding our babies while we are also working our own jobs. Gisele is a … Continue reading

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Cloth Diaper Coops

Cotton Babies does not support (and will not sell to) cloth diaper coops for the following reasons: It’s not good for babies.  Most coops are selling goods that are not compliant with the requirements of CPSIA; allowing unsafe baby products to be sold to unsuspecting parents who are just “looking for a deal”.  This is … Continue reading

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Where are Cotton Babies diapers made anyway?

Back in 2005 when bumGenius was created, the first production diapers were made in a small factory in Denver, Colorado.  Since the first day the Denver production lines went up, they haven’t stopped humming (except to move a few years later to a bigger building). A few years later, we built a factory in Alexandria, … Continue reading

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Are you addicted to cloth diaper drama?

We’re designed towards self-preservation.  Evolution demanded that we learn how to anticipate becoming a large animal’s food.  If we hear a branch crack outside, our brain will focus ALL of it’s energy on the possibility of something bad happening next.  We have a basal drive to survive.  We fear the worst, even when the worst … Continue reading

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I Get To Be A Mom

One of the hardest things about running a company has to be the constant feeling of wishing I could do more, both as a leader and as a parent. We all want to do fun things with our kids when they are on summer break. We also want the best for the staff and for … Continue reading

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Hiding that diaper?

A mom recently introduced me to a friend as the owner of a cloth diaper company. The friend said, “You probably won’t like me then. I used disposables.” Lets get this out of the way. I make a great product line. It fits. It absorbs well. It’s easy to use. It’s flexible. It can work … Continue reading

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How do you do it all?

I can’t even count how many times people have asked me this question.  How do you do it all?  There are many assumptions built into that questions.  “All” gets defined differently by different people.  Some assume that I have an organic garden that I farm myself, chickens in the backyard in a coop, homeschooled children, … Continue reading

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