Okay, I’ve always been honest with y’all so I won’t hold back. When I first started cloth diapering I strongly disliked all things made by Cotton Babies. I know, terrible, isn’t it?!
You want to know what’s worse? I had never even tried one of their products. I completely made some crazy assumption that it was “big business” with no family behind it. Um…I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Cotton Babies is family. I shamefully must admit that I don’t know the whole story of how Jimmy and Jenn started out but I did learn a little from their latest press release. Since most of you didn’t receive their release I am going to share it with you here. I look forward to trying out one or both of these when they release!
Flip and Econobum Set to Change the Landscape of the Cloth Diaper Market – from the makers of bumGenius
Go cloth when you can – disposable when you must!
St. Louis, MO – September 13, 2009. Four years ago, Cotton Babies changed the landscape of the cloth diapering industry with the introduction of the bumGenius product line. This year, they are poised to rock the industry once more with the introduction of Flip and Econobum.
Flip is designed for the on-the-go consumer. This one-size cloth diapering system offers three different inserts, along with the comfy, butterfly closure system unique to diapers produced by Cotton Babies, Inc. The revolutionary side of the Flip system is the One-Size Disposable Insert. This insert eases the transition into using cloth diapers, makes vacations simple and helps families through times when life just demands something disposable. This system is fully supported with 100% reusable inserts as well. The One-Size Stay-Dry Insert is perfect for overnights or to keep little bums dry anytime. The One-Size Organic Insert is perfect for families who prefer the more natural things in life. The Flip diapering system is completely customizable for work, home and play.
Econobum meets the needs of any diapering budget. Considered the affordable choice, it is a prefold with a diaper cover-but not just your average prefold or diaper cover. The prefold and cover are both one-size-so they grow with your baby. Econobum is priced at only $9.95 making cloth diapering an easy choice for every home. Econobum has already been awarded the iParenting Media Award.
Flip and Econobum were created by Jimmy and Jenn Labit, owners of Cotton Babies. The Labits started Cotton Babies with $100 and a milk crate on a shelf in their kitchen in 2002. In 2005, they launched the bumGenius product line. Since its launch, bumGenius, Cotton Babies and the Labits have been mentioned or featured in major publications such as Time Magazine, Consumer Reports and The Wall Street Journal. Today, bumGenius is recognized as the top-rated cloth diapering system on the market. Flip and Econobum are the Labit’s answer to a growing need for more flexible diapering systems.
Cotton Babies is committed to decreasing landfill waste and to providing cost saving, diapering alternatives to parents. Each family who chooses cloth diapers will save nearly $2000 over the cost of using disposable diapers. Those families, if they cloth diaper from birth through age two, will prevent as much as one ton of landfill waste. Cotton Babies is confident that many dollars will be saved and a very significant amount of landfill waste will be prevented in the next year with our products.
bumGenius, Flip and Econobum are available for purchase through Cotton Babies at www.cottonbabies.com and the Cotton Babies retail location in St. Louis, MO. They will also be sold internationally through Cotton Babies authorized retailers.