What happens when a baby has enough diapers?

Imagine what happens when a baby has enough diapers. A baby with a safe supply of cloth diapers is changed more often. Because she is changed more often, she has less diaper rash. Because she has less diaper rash, she might cry less. Because she cries less, her parents might be less anxious. Because her […]

Explore The Cost of Diapering

Because every baby leaks.

Explore The Cost of Diapering. Mom holding baby looking up and smiling.

Every baby leaks. Most families choose to use diapers, either cloth diapers or disposable diapers, to contain the leaks. The cost of containing those leaks can be high.  Disposable diapers are a single use product.  Use it once, throw it away, buy it again.  Cloth diapers are used again and again, often for multiple children. […]

Ten Languages Under One Roof

Two years ago, we began the process of building a diaper factory in St. Louis. We hired a team at Washington University to evaluate the efficiency of our manufacturing process. I wanted to understand what we were doing and how we could, perhaps, improve on those processes.  That team came back with a solid recommendation and […]

Whole Foods Sold Their Recipes & Formulas to Amazon

How will the transaction impact independent retailers and brands?

At some point, in the not too distant future, Amazon wants to ensure that you’re buying everything from either Amazon.com or Amazon stores.  Books.  Music. Diapers. Tech.  Food.  Shampoo.  Organic body care and organic foods. All interestingly now available for purchase at lower prices when you choose their “store brand”. The latter newly so thanks to a […]

Counterfeit Baby Products At Amazon

And you don't even get to choose whether you get a real or a fake.

While I know that a lot of you have a love affair going on with Amazon Prime and their seemingly amazing two-day shipping, you should know that you’re not necessarily going to get what you think you’re ordering… and, based on our experience and what I’m reading in the media, even after receiving reports of counterfeit merchandise, […]

The CEO Without An Office

Do you actually need a door to close?

The CEO Without An Office

I walked into a business environment recently and was stunned to find the CEO sitting out in the middle of the office surrounded by his staff.  His feet were up. His laptop was in his lap.  He was working on a presentation for an upcoming business meeting. “How in the world do you get anything […]

Instinct, Giovanni, and The Rest of the “Accidental” Story

I have 12 years of classical piano training.   In college, I had visions of getting a degree in Music and took some college level classes with that goal in mind.  Thanks to a professor who believed in me, those classes yielded an opportunity to perform as a soloist with an orchestra.  A music degree […]

Does Cotton Babies have patents?

Details on the utility and design patents that are applicable to Cotton Babies patents, the products those patents apply to, as well as product origin can be found summarized below.  Actual issued patents are public record and are available for download at the USPTO.  This information may not be a complete summary of all intellectual property held […]

Where are Cotton Babies diapers made anyway?

Back in 2005 when bumGenius was created, the first production lines were established in a small cut & sew factory in Denver, Colorado.  When they started, 7 people were working on making our diapers.  Today, hundreds of people work together to make the brands you now see coming from Cotton Babies. The Denver production lines been […]

#PutOnLove – Because together, we're stronger.

Women are an incredible force. A force for right and against wrong. A force for our children and against harm. A force for freedom. And the underserved. What if, for a minute, we turned our eyes towards love? What if we set aside differences and focus on unity? What if we use story to teach others […]