Our Employees Bring Babies to Work… and how we make it work

Having started my business with a little person in my lap or crawling around my feet, I am an avid advocate for parents who want to bring a baby to work for a period of time after returning from maternity leave.  Making this allowance for employees enables them to further develop the parenting relationship after baby joins their […]

Washing Cloth Diapers: Updated Instructions

We recommend that parents choose a cloth diaper detergent and cloth diaper washing routine that works well for their family, their budget, and their child.

Washing Cloth Diapers: Updated Instructions

Washing cloth diapers can be a challenge.  In an effort to make it easier, Cotton Babies updated our cloth diaper washing instructions.  As part of that process, we also updated our cloth diaper warranty. These changes affect bumGenius, Flip,  Econobum, and Hemp Babies products. Washing Cloth Diapers: Updated Instructions Updated cloth diaper washing instructions can be downloaded now at Cotton Babies.  These […]

Detergent Residue and Cloth Diapers

As we’ve helped customers with the cloth diaper washing questions over the last twelve years, we have accumulated a number of research-based articles and studies about detergent ingredients and detergent residue.  I’ve compiled some points regarding detergent residue below. This information may prove helpful for cloth diapering moms, cloth diaper business owners, and manufacturers making decisions about washing cloth diapers. […]

Washing Cloth Diapers: A Look At The Last Ten Years

I recently read a post in a forum from a cloth diapering mom complaining that her cloth diapers weren’t clean.  Her friend had told her to use a sprinkle of detergent when washing her cloth diapers.  She was frustrated because the amount of detergent she was using wasn’t working.  As I read the responses, I […]

Yeast (Candida Albicans) and Cloth Diapers

There’s a lingering recommendation in the cloth diaper community that a few drops of tea tree oil will remove yeast in cloth diapers.  We are not aware of any study showing that tea tree oil is effective in removing yeast from cloth diapers when used in a washing machine in very low concentrations. We do know that tea […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]