Eight Ways to Travel with your Kids to Keep Calm and “Carry On”

Happy March Break to all! Although we are not heading south this month, I absolutely love traveling with my kids and thought Id share some of my fav tips to keep calm and “carry-on.”

  1. Keep Calm and the Carry On: Kids only get a carry-on bag. Yup- that’s right!  I can’t stress enough how much this can change your life.  When down south, kids spend 90% of this time in their bathing suits and you can recycle several shorts and T’s throughout the week’s duration. (assuming its just for a week). Next, bring your own mini bottle of washing detergent and a scrub brush just in case. Check out this article by The Mommy Insider for her picks for the Best Rolling Bags for Kids.
  1. Pack like a PRO: Keep it simple, and pack darker colored T’s as they will hide the stains, shorts or dresses with pockets, so they can stash some mini cars, cards or poly pockets.  These will provide a small window of entertainment, albeit small, but as parents – we’ll take anything!
  1. Beach Bags for all: Find your kids a small beach bag so they carry their own #*it to the beach. Even if they are still in a stroller, giving them a sense of ownership for the items they want to have at the pool or the beach is a great lesson to instill at any age.
  1. Snack Master:General Mills Cheerioes, as photographed for WikipediaI like to manipulate my kids into having downtime by using snacks- really …really… small… snacks.  Never leave for vacation without 2-3 plastic sandwich bags or a few small Tupperware containers.  At the breakfast area, they’ll be the typical selection of cereals and this is the time to stock up.  Think about it, why give them a single granola bar, when you can give them 100 Cheerios? The smaller the snack, the longer the time it will take your kiddos to consume. Quick, grab the Kobo and everyone relax on those blue beach loungers:)

5. Holy Sheet- Ask your Chambermaid for an extra sheet.  My kids again, love to snack and since they burn so much more energy while on vacation, snacking before breakfast and bedtime is a regular thing for us. Put down the extra sheet over the bed so all the crumbs, cracker bits, and any sand can easily be scooped up and shaken outside. This tip is especially important to avoid all ant and cockroach visitations.

  1. Download: One of my favorite things to do is download a series of songs to help motivate my kids to move faster or head to bed.  My kids love Enya and will tolerate Jazz and Classical music before bed and we carry on with this routine while on vacation.  To create an upbeat vibe, I love to use Score 1 on the Mission Impossible soundtrack.It’s a blast to watch the kids react to the music as they get ready for the day or for family dinner. (Personally, I have this song on my iphone and it’s a track to listen to if you’re in a hurry and need to get a few things at the grocery store- so fun!)
  1. Let there be Light– Kids love to explore so pack a few mini flashlights or even better head lights.We often go bug hunting or for a walk on the beach after dinner, so these really come in handy.  Not to mention you’ll be able to see your kiddos when they run a head of you in the dark.  Try the Coleman venison here available on Amazon. fridayblog-2

8.Tune in and TV Out– As I look back at the few times we have traveled as a family, the moments I treasure the most are when we eat together. It’s a real treat to go to a restaurant without having dozens of TV’s, unnecessary noise and images distracting from the family narrative. To cultivate more of these memories, bring along a few card games, and invest in those mini travel games to keep everyone talking.  “Eye spy with my little eye”, a family that looks connected, happy and rested.  Have a great March Break to all.

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Written by Holly MacLean, B.A, B.ED, Mother of two, Energizer Bunny Owner of the Wee Urban Ltd, Toronto, Canada

For more information, visit www.weewurban.com

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Introducing the pink flamingo sleep bag (and the story behind

In the four years we’ve been making sleep bags, we’ve only ever produced them in gender neutral designs and colours. It simply makes more ‘cents’ – because well-made, neutral ‘staples’ suit everybody and can be passed down to an unlimited number of children. You simply can’t go wrong.

But I couldn’t get over my urge to create a pink one. So… I finally did. And it hits our shelves next month. Since this product breaks the mold a little – and is quite near and dear to me personally – I thought I’d share the inspiration behind it.

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Cozy Basics Pink Flamingo

 

There are two main reasons why I felt so compelled to go in this direction:

  1. I don’t have a girl. But I love girly things. Since there are no more children in my future – two boys are more than enough, thank you very much! – I figure my design work is the perfect place to get my feminine ‘fix’, so to speak. And you can’t get more girly than pink-on-pink.
  2. To pay homage to my mom, Carol. Firstly, she’s a breast cancer survivor, which has an obvious tie-in with the pink. She also always wore pearls – and a fantastic pink dress – whenever she got dressed up, which inspired both the specific colour of this product – and the pearls around mama flamingo’s neck.  I love adding personal touches into the design process!

3. Speaking of pink – you might be interested to know that pink is a very difficult colour to choose and get just right. I selected a nice saturated dusty pink pantone, which happens to be hot right now – and very similar to my mom’s special dress.

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Needless to say, this is a product that has deep personal meaning for me. I had a GREAT time designing it – and would be lying if I said I didn’t love the finished product.

 

The first step in the design process is a digital mock-up like the one below. From there, I have samples created in every size so I can see them live and make sure all is as it should be. Then, once we’re 100% sure everything looks great, it goes into production. The whole process for a design like this one – where we’re creating a new version of an existing product and artwork – takes about eight months.

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The pink flamingo will be available in sizes X through Y, at a cost of $38 +tax, making them a fantastic gift for that special baby girl in your life. They’ll be available for pre-order through our site on February 15th, and in stores shortly thereafter. If you have any questions at all about this product – or any others – give us a shout. Happy shopping!

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Black Friday- What’s the Dealio?

It takes a lot of work, but here at the office, Wee love Black Friday.  Its like spring cleaning for businesses, or like finally getting time to unclutter that junk drawer with all your batteries, buttons and countless screws leftover from your Ikea project- lol.  We love to go through our inventory, put great products on sale as we make room for new styles. Then in just a few short months, there comes a sense of newness and excitement as we unpack latest shipment of our new prints for the Made In Canada Line-2017.

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Next, comes the best part, when the phone rings and we can help customers better understand our brand and the features or our products.  What a pleasure it is to speak with new moms and to be honest, just talk on the phone!  Imagine that- talking!   While speaking with our new customer base, we also love to share what other great deals are out there.  Check this Sale Directory out put on by  MamaLoupsDen and ThisWestcoast Mommy!

Check out these great deals and be sure to check www.weeurban.com too:)

Lollypop Kids (Burlington, ON)

Black Friday Conditions: Sale prices in effect from November 21st through 28th, 2016, applicable only on in-stock items, while supplies last! Sale prices are not applicable to prior purchases and no back orders processed during this time. Loyalty Points cannot be redeemed during this time frame.

• Earn 2x Loyalty Points on all orders! 2 points per $1 spent prior to taxes/shipping.
• Entire store on sale effective November 25th between 10-40% off!
• Each order over $95 receives a free babywearing or cloth diapering vinyl decal while supplies last!
• Check out our Clearance section for up to 50% off on final sale items!
• Lenny Lamb – between 10 – 40% off ALL items effective November 21st!
• Smart Bottoms – 15% off PLUS buy 3 Born Smarts or (3) 3.1s and get a free Smart Bottoms wet bag! (Random print, we choose.)
• AppleCheeks – 2 great saving options to take advantage of! Save 20% brand wide* OR purchase 5 covers and receive one free cover of the same size! This bonus is stackable and can be applied to orders containing Size 1, Size 2 AND One Size covers or bundles! A random cover will be chosen by us and will match your size selection, stock permitting. *Sale not applicable to Don’t Worry or Caturday pieces.
• Re-Play Recycled Dishes – 25% off PLUS buy 1 plate and 1 bowl and get a free matching set of utensils!
• Ro.Sham.Bo Baby, Fidella, Girasol, Kokadi, Firespiral, TotsBots, Natibaby Chimichanga, SweeTooth Teethers, and more all 20% off effective November 25th!

Thank you for shopping small!

Sale Dates: 12:01 am EST Friday November 25th through November 28th on most brands. Through to December 2nd on some brands, will vary.

Shipping: Free shipping on orders $75 and over in Canada from November 24th through to December 2nd, 2016. Flat rate shipping to the US for $20.

>> SHOP AT LOLLYPOP KIDS <<


Lagoon Baby Black Friday

Lagoon Baby (Maple Ridge, BC)

6th Annual Black Out Sale.
• 15% off almost our entire store using coupon code Blackout16, including (but not limited to): aden + anais, AppleCheeks, AMP, Blueberry, Bravado, bumGenius, Flip, Funky Fluff, Grovia, Ju-Ju-Be, LILLEbaby, Omaiki, Oko Creations, Re-Play, PeapodMats, Planet Wise, Nuggles, Rumparooz, Kanga Care, Smart Bottoms, Stonz, Sloomb, Sweet Pea, SoftBums, Hatley, Kickee Pants, Bummis, Belly Bedaine, Buttons, Boba, Beco, Chimparoo, CJ’s, Delish, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Laundry Tarts, Fidella, ErgoBaby, Huggaloops, LennyLamb, Peachy Baby, Super Undies, Wubbanub, Thirsties, S’well, Babiators, BabyLegs, Colibri, Diva Cup, Fridababy, Janod Toys, Bebe au Lait, Peppa, Electrik Kidz and more!
• Up to 60% off in our Clearance section! Not valid on cloth diaper packages or past orders.
• Tula items will be on sale starting November 28th to December 2nd.
• Receive a Free Single Tula Swaddle Blanket with orders over $300 (after discounts applied and before taxes).

Sale Dates: 12:00am EST November 25th until 12:00am EST November 28th.

Shipping: Free over $99 in Canada or $12.99 Flat Rate to US

>> SHOP AT LAGOON BABY <<


Baby Parka Black Friday 2016

Baby Parka (Toronto, ON)

Colourful Friday Sale. Use promo code COLOURFUL to save 15% off all non-black items.

Sale Dates: Nov 24 – Nov 29, 2016.

Shipping: Flat rate shipping $8 within Canada. Free for orders over $120.

>> SHOP AT THE BABY PARKA <<


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Cozy Bums (Prince George, BC)

• Up to 75% off: Cozy Bums winter collection
• Up to 70% off: Bummis
• Up to 50% off: BabyLegs, Ella Bella Bum, bumGenius, Planet Wise, Colibri
• Up to 25% off: Best Bottom Diapers, GroVia Diapers, Blueberry Diapers
• 20% off: all AppleCheeks
• 15% off: AMP Diapers, Flip, Cozy Bums exclusive packages, Delish Naturals, Easy Peasies, Funky Fluff, Nuggles, Oko Creations, Peppa Bonding Dolls, Ulat
• 10% off: Geffen, Snappi Baby
• 5% off: Allen’s Naturally, The Laundry Tarts
FREE gifts with purchases available on bumGenius and Flip packages while supplies last.

Four giveaways!
• Starting 11/25 at midnight: AppleCheeks Delishmas (Open to US/Canada)
• Starting 11/26 at midnight: Funky Fluff Polar Ice (Open to Canada Only)
• Starting 11/27 at midnight: GroVia Cherry hook and loop hybrid shell (Open to Canada only)
• Starting 11/28 at midnight: Planet Wise Lite Santa’s Clothesline wet bag (Open to US/Canada)

Sale Dates: bumGenius/Flip on sale now through Dec 4 at 11:59pm Eastern. Imagine on sale now through Dec 28 at 11:59pm Eastern. Everything else on sale Nov 25 midnight to Nov 28 at 11:59pm Eastern.

Shipping: Free shipping within Canada on orders over $99. Lettermail within Canada is $3.99. Flat rate expedited shipping on orders under $99 is $9.99.

US shipping: Flat rate tracked shipping is $15.99, untracked lettermail is $5.99.

>> SHOP AT COZY BUMS <<


Busy Baby Black Friday

Busy Baby Cloth Diapers Inc. (Grande Prairie, AB)

• 10% off West of the 4th Weaving, Chickweed & Clover, Crazy Fox Organics
• 15% off AMP Diapers, Oh Sew Baby
• 15%-50% off Easy Peasies (Also, buy 4 Dry Nights AIO Diaper, get 1 free – no code required.)
• 20% off Peachy Baby
• 20-50% off Sweet Pea Diapers
• 25% off Funky Fluff, Didymos
• 30% off Lenny Lamb.
• Payment plans available.

Sale Date: 1 am Friday, Nov 25th to 2 AM EST Tuesday, Nov 29th.

Shipping: Free Shipping to Canada and the US.

>> SHOP AT BUSY BABY CLOTH DIAPERS <<


Glow Bug Diapers Black Friday

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers (Barrie, ON)

• Buy on Friday Nov 25th, get 30% off Plus 3 Free Diapers
• Buy on Saturday Nov 26th, get 25% off Plus 2 Free Diapers
• Buy on Sunday Nov 27th, get 20% off Plus 1 Free Diaper
• Buy on Monday Nov 28th, get 15% off Plus 1 Free Diaper

Sale Dates: November 25th-28th, 2016.

Shipping: Free shipping to Canada and the US.

>> SHOP AT GLOW BUG CLOTH DIAPERS <<


Bumbini Cloth Diaper Company (Ottawa, ON)

• 50% off Monkey Doodlez
• 30% off Tots Bots
• 25% off discontinued Bummis Swim Accessories, Rockin’ Green
• 20% off AppleCheeks and Best Bottom Gift Sets
• 15% off Bummis and Funky Fluff
• 10% off Best Bottom, Loveybums, Geffen Baby, Nellies, Lunapads, DivaCup, LilyPadz, and everything else.
• Buy 6 bumGenius, get 1 free

Sale Dates: Friday, November 25 at midnight to Monday, November 28 at 11:59pm.

Shipping: Free shipping in Canada over $75, flat rate $5.99 expedited or $2 lettermail in Canada, $10 flat rate to US.

>> SHOP AT BUMBINI <<


Baby Cozy (Prince George, BC)

Baby clothes and accessories with a little vintage twist. 25% off any item!

Sale Dates: From Thursday at midnight to Monday at midnight.

Shipping: Flat rate of $6.95

>> SHOP AT BABY COZY <<


Baby Bird Creations (Edmonton, AB)

Modern accessories for stylish tots – bow ties, headbands, hair clips. Baby Bird Creations is thrilled to offer free letter-mail shipping to all Canadian and American customers on minimum purchases of $30 CAN (approximately $23 USD) with the coupon code FREESHIP2016. Valid on all products in our shop except Baby Bird Mail subscriptions.

Sale Dates: 12:00am Friday, November 25 through 11:59pm Monday, November 28, 2016

Shipping: Free shipping on minimum purchase of $30 CAN. Upgraded shipping (with tracking) is available but does not qualify for free shipping offer.

>> SHOP AT BABY BIRD CREATIONS <<


Omaïki (Blainville, QC)

Tax included on the entire Omaïki store – diapers, trainers, bibs, accessories, and Lötus cloth pads. Up to 60% off selected items (clearance, overstock, older collections).

Sale Date: From 8:00 am EST on November 25 to 11:59 pm November 28.

Shipping: Free shipping on orders $100 and over.

>> SHOP AT OMAIKI <<


North Faun (Winnipeg, MB)

15% off all solid 10k rose or yellow gold keepsake rings – created with your choice of professionally preserved breast milk, cremation ashes & more.

Sale Dates: Wednesday Nov 23 @ 12:00am to Monday Nov 28 @ 11:59pm.

Shipping: Free shipping to Canada & USA during the sale only.

>> SHOP AT NORTH FAUN <<


Gentle Nest (Manotick/Ottawa, ON)

Join us Black Friday through Cyber Monday for up to 40% store-wide* savings! No coupon code necessary. Rewards Program & Gift with Purchase. *Some exclusions may apply.

Our brands: AMP, Anointment, AppleCheeks, BabeeGreens, BabyLegs, Bamboobino, Bambu, Beachfront Baby, bebe hibou, Bummis, Buncha Farmers, Chimparoo, Colibri, Cuddly Wrap, Delish Naturals, Earth Mama Angel Baby, EcoJarz, Eucalan, Funky Fluff, Glup, Green Sprouts, Happy Horse, Happy Baby, Hevea, JoCo, KicKee Pants, Kinderville, Les produits de MaYa, Lulujo, Lunch Bots, Matter Company (Blush, Butterfly Weed, Facial, Outdoors, Substance), Matraea, Milestone, Milkies, mimiTENS, Moa Po, Moss Creek Wool Works, Natursutten Nuggles, Oko Creations, Omaiki, oogaa, Oball, Onya, OXO Tot, Painted Turtle, Peachy Baby, Pebble, Peppa, Philips Event, Pura, Pure Hazelwood, Ringley, S’well, Sakura Bloom, Smart Bottoms, Spuni, Teething Bling, The Diva Cup, The Konjak Sponge, The Laundry Tarts, Tree Hugger Cloth Pads, Whittle Wood, Yes Lubricant, Yummi Pouch.

Sale Dates: Friday, November 25 through Monday, November 28 inclusive.

Shipping: Free Shipping from $100, Flat Rate Shipping from $10 and Letter-mail Shipping from $5. Price increments based on location.

>> SHOP AT GENTLE NEST <<


Belly Bedaine (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)

• 25% off Baby-wearing Kangarooo sweaters.
• 25% off all of our maternity and nursing clothing.

Sale Dates: November 25 to 28, 2016.

Shipping: Free shipping on orders of $85.00 or more to Canada and US.

>> SHOP AT BELLY BEDAINE <<


Mini Moose Diapers (Sooke, BC)

20% off all orders on Black Friday. Coupon code: FRIDAY.

Sale Dates: One day only on Friday, November 25th from 12 AM – 11:59 PM

Shipping: Flat rate shipping.

>> SHOP AT MINI MOOSE DIAPERS <<


Momzelle (Montreal, QC)

20% off all of our breastfeeding apparel, nursing necklaces, nursing scarves, EVERYTHING.

Sale Dates: 12:01 am EST Wednesday, November 23 to November 30

Shipping: We ship everywhere. For Black Friday week, shipping on all orders is FREE.

>> SHOP AT MOMZELLE <<


The Baby Footprint (Rimbey, AB)

ENTIRE site will be ON SALE!
• Save 20% off select brands, including AppleCheeks, Bummis, BumGenius, Flip, GroVia, MotherEase, Stonz, and MORE!
• Save 15% off SuperUndies, Smart Bottoms, Beco, Boba, West of the 4th Weaving, CJ’s BUTTer, Delish Naturals, SprayPal, S’well, RePlay, Goodbyn, AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
• Bakers Dozen Deal!! Buy 12 diapers (can be a mix of brands/styles) and receive the 13th FREE! Free diaper to be selected by Baby Footprint based on inventory, and will be automatically added to your order!
• Spend $75 in RePlay (after discounts) and receive a FREE Snack Stacker set! Will be automatically added to your order, color will be selected by random.
• FREE size 1 AppleCheeks storage sac with any purchase of Boba, Beco or West of the 4th Weaving carrier!
• FREE Delish Naturals gift with all orders over $50

Sale Dates: Starts Friday, November 25th at 12am EST, runs through Monday, November 28th and ends at 11:59pm EST.

Shipping: Shipping to Canada and the US is FREE on orders over $50.

>> SHOP AT THE BABY FOOTPRINT <<


Öko Créations (Laval, QC)

Use code blackfriday25 to save 25% on our products! Öko Creations makes a wide range of eco-friendly textiles for women and children: cloth wipes, reusable makeup pads, reusable menstrual products (mama cloth), nursing pads, hemp diaper inserts and boosters, hooded bath towels and more. We also carry Les Produits de MaYa liniment and other care products for the whole family.

Sale Dates: 12:01 AM November 25 until 3:00 AM November 26, 2016.

Shipping: Free shipping minimum of $50 within Canada, US shipping depends on weight.

>> SHOP AT OKO CREATIONS <<


Wink Diapers (Greensboro, NC)

• 35% off your entire order November 24-28 with the code BFWEEK
• 50% off your entire order November 25th (12am-12am) with the code BLACKFRIDAY16
• All orders placed November 24-28 will receive a free gift ranging $5-$50 in value.

Sale Dates: November 24-28.

Shipping: Free US shipping on orders over $50. No coupon required.

>> SHOP AT WINK DIAPERS <<


Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot (Calgary, AB)

• 10% Smart Bottoms, SuperUndies
• 15% off AppleCheeks, Bummis, Delish Naturals
• 15-20% off bumGenius, GroVia
• Buy 5 BambinoBUMS, get 1 free
• We will be hosting a very special HTF AppleCheeks Unicorn to win! Bonus entries with minimum purchase and sharing our giveaway!

Sale Dates:12:01 am EST on Friday, November 25 to November 30.

Shipping: Free shipping. No minimum in USA and Canada.

>> SHOP AT CALGARY CLOTH DIAPER DEPOT <<


The Diaper Drawer (Lethbridge, AB)

GIVEAWAY for a Tula Carrier (online entry open to US and Canada! With extra entries for online purchases)
• Online Sales – Friday, Nov 25th to Friday, Dec 2 – Each online purchase will receive a coupon for their next online order!
• Free Gift with Purchase Frenzy! We will be randomly adding gifts with everything from samples to FREE Diapers and SWAG to every order! Check out our image online to see some of the many possibilities!
• MYSTERY BUNDLES (Friday Nov 25th online only!)
• up to 20% off AppleCheeks, 15% off bumGenius, 10-30% off GroVia
• 15% off Tula carriers from Monday, Nov 28-Friday, Dec 2.
• up to 20% off select Stonz Boots
• up to 40% Off select baby carriers In Store

• Small Business Saturday Sale – Saturday Nov 26th – Gift Bags for the first 20 customers making a purchase of $50 or more! 10% off entire store with 20% off select Tula carriers and additional clearance markdowns and specialty products!

Sale Dates: Friday 25th – Dec 2nd 12 am EST.

Shipping: Free Shipping over $100. Shipping within Canada and select products to the USA.

>> SHOP AT THE DIAPER DRAWER <<


Green Ninja (Ancaster, ON)

SAVE up to 50% store wide, earn DOUBLE the rewards points, AND receive a FREE gift with every order. The more you order, the more awesome your gift will be.
Here are some of the great eco-friendly brands featured in our sale…

• Up to 50% off Bummis (plus 1 FREE Bummis Cover when you order 6 or more)
• 40% off Goodbyn
• Up to 40% off All Eco-friendly Toys including BeginAgain, Cate & Levi, Discoveroo, eeBoo, Hape, Hevea, Manny & Simon, Petit Collage, Wee Can Too
• 30% off GroVia Wool Covers, FuzziBunz (plus 1 FREE FuzziBunz Diaper when you order 6 or more), TotsBots (plus 1 FREE TotsBots Diaper when you order 6 or more)
• Up to 30% off bumGenius and Flip (plus 1 FREE bumGenius Diaper or Flip Cover when you order 6 or more)
• 25% off So Young, Keep Leaf
• 20% off AppleCheeks, Colibri, Healing Hazel, Pura Kiki
• 15% off Anointment Natural Skin Care, Belly Buttons and Babies, Diva Cup, Druide, EcoNuts, Eco Vessel, EcoLunchBox, JOCO, Kinderville, Laundry Tarts, LooHoo, Moss Creek Wool Works, oogaa, Peas in a Pod, Rockin’ Green, Sckoon, S’well, U Konserve

Sale Dates: November 25 at 12:01am (EST) until November 28 at 12:00 midnight (EST).

Shipping: In Canada – Free Shipping on orders over $75. Flat rate and Lettermail options available. In USA – Free Shipping on orders over $200. Flat rate options available.

>> SHOP AT GREEN NINJA <<


Caterpillar Baby (Toronto, ON)

• From Nov 25-Nov 28, enjoy 20% off all AppleCheeks, GroVia, bumGenius, Flip, and Bummis products!
• 15% off everything else (excluding sale/clearance items and package deals).
• Enter code BLACKFRIDAY to apply discount.

****From Nov 28 – Dec 2, all Tula products will be 15% off – no code required!.

Sale Dates: Nov 25 12:01AM – Nov 28 11:59PM.

Shipping: Free shipping on all orders to Canada and the US over $75, otherwise a $5.99 flat rate shipping fee applies. Lettermail is also available for eligible items upon checkout.

>> SHOP AT CATERPILLAR BABY <<


HumBird (Germany)

Handmade cloth diapers, wool covers, and accessories. Earn rewards points on all* purchases during black Friday week. Please ensure you are using the correct coupon code. Do not try to use 20% off for orders under $125 because I will need to charge for the difference or cancel item.

• Nov 23 – get 15% off of all black made to order kids wool using code BFW15 (while supplies last).
• Nov 24 – get 20% off of all ready to ship wool using code BFT20.
• Nov 25 – Friday special item buy a 3 pack of hemp/bamboo inserts for $5 (limit 1 per customer while supplies last). 15% off of all ready to ship items using code BF15. 20% off of all ready to ship items for orders OVER $125 using code BF20 (special insert excluded from discount).
• Earn rewards points on all* purchases during black Friday. If you want me to hold shipments till Friday, all shipping with more than $1 overages will be refunded. Please note hold shipping in notes section at checkout.
*Closeouts not eligible

Sale Dates: Wednesday, Nov 23 through Sunday the 27th EST.

Shipping: Shipping is by weight of order.

>> SHOP AT HUMBIRD <<


Cloth Diaper Kids (Grande Prairie, AB)

• 20% off BumGenius 5.0, Freetime, Littles Newborn AIOs and Wet Bags — Bummis AIOs, prefolds, Simply Lite Covers, Wet Bags and Swimmers — GroVia Hybrids, O.N.Es, soakers, prefolds and accessories — AppleCheeks Diapers, Inserts, wet bags and accessories — Kanga Care including Rumparooz G2 Pockets, One Size covers, EcoPosh fitteds, wet bags and accessories
• 15% off Thirsties Natural AIOs, One Size AIOs, Duo Wrap Covers, Hemp Inserts, Hemp Prefolds and accessories — Nuggles Simplee, wet bags and Swimmers — Blueberry Simplex One Size and Newborn
• 10% off BumGenius Starter Packages
• Up to 70% off select door crasher early bird specials
• FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25. Orders over $75 will include a free gift and 10% off coupon.
• Orders over $100 entered into a win your purchase draw

Sale Dates: 12:01AM Black Friday until Cyber Monday 11:59PM.

Shipping: FREE shipping on orders over $25, shipping to Canada & USA.

>> SHOP AT CLOTH DIAPER KIDS <<


Nature’s Baby Basket (Calgary, AB)

• FREE Shipping and Gifts on ALL orders!! No Minimum.
• 20% off* AppleCheeks (including AOMM, 15% immediate savings and 5% in free product),
• 15% off AMP, Bamboobies, Blueberry, aden + anais, RePlay, bum Genius, bumbo, Colibri, EzPz, S’well, JOCO, Chimparoo, Catbird Baby, Beco, SewFunky, Wrapsody, ByKay, Moby, Cuddly Wrap, lulujo baby, sweeTooth, West of the 4th Weaving, All Things Jill, Punkin Butt, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Pebble, Babylegs, Allen’s Detergent, Bridge the Bump, hazelwood, amber, teething and nursing accessories, and more in store!
• Use coupon code: NBB16LOVE

Sale Dates: Thursday, November 24 11:59pm to Monday, November 28 11:59pm

Shipping: FREE Shipping in Canada and the USA – Shop in Canadian dollars and we pay the shipping (and free gifts with orders).

>> SHOP AT NATURE’S BABY BASKET <<


 

 

Why ‘Made in Canada’ matters

I’ve always been proud to be Canadian – but never more so than on November 11, 2001.

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I was in France backpacking while teaching overseas and, on a whim, a bunch of Canadian women and I decided to take a ferry to Calais to see Vimy Ridge. We navigated through a small town and stumbled upon a Remembrance Day ceremony. The fact that we were there on November 11 was completely un-intentional but the most fitting co-incidence.

We watched as the French vets marched down the street and played their anthem. Next came the Canadian anthem as our flag rose up the pole – and I was completely overcome. With patriotism. With pride. With appreciation.

At the end of the ceremony, one of the French veterans came over and said “our boys would be so proud to have you Canadian gals here.” I’ll never forget that day or how I felt – thinking about his aged face, the stories he would have told, the legacy he would one day leave behind…still wells me up.stuffsss2

When I started WeeUrban many years later, making my products in Canada was really important to me – and remains so to this day. I’m proud that I can help support the local economy, that my kids can see where my products are made and walk freely on the floor of the factory. That our manufacturers (many of whom I consider family at this point) are safe and treated fairly – something workers in many parts of the world can’t count on, sadly.

As I run my business and go about my life as a busy Mom, I work hard to remember how lucky we are to live in this free and peaceful country – and that we have this privilege because of those who fought on our behalf decades ago, in that place I stumbled upon all those years ago.

stuffsss222On November 11, I make a point to be particularly grateful – and I hope you will too. As for WeeUrban, we’ll continue to make in Canada for as long as there is the opportunity and available resources to do so. I hope that’s forever, and thanks to those that have stuck with us.

Holly Doer & Dreamer- Wee Urban Ltd

Summer Grubbin’ Happened So Fast

Here’s Wee Urban’s comprehensive and thoroughly researched, top 5 list of places to eat this summer in Toronto.

So whether you’re travelling to the big city, or living in it, chances are… you’ll love the places we list.

*2 of the 5 are outdoor patios*

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Harvest Kitchen

Harvest Kitchen is graced with two patios, one awning-covered, street-level space with room for 8 out front and the other, a 35-seat deck on the second-floor that’s surrounded by lush tree canopies. Snag a spot at brunch and indulge in pancakes and morning mimosas while soaking up the sun.

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The Porch

The patio above the Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon benefits from sweeping views of the city including unobstructed photo ops of the CN Tower. At night, the rooftop lounge feels like a street party, but by day, the place is a casual hangout with a snack bar menu to enjoy alongside beers.

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Pi Co. 

BRAND NEW! Yorkville is now home to a quick-service pizza parlour. Pi Co. serves Neapolitan style pizza and allows you to pick your own toppings. The pizza is made in a brick fire oven, with the stones imported all the way from Italy. Pi Co. also serves up Sweet Pis for dessert, and a breakfast pizza.

20090628-stockyardssignThe Stockyards

The Stockyards is the modern day interpretation of the family diner/ BBQ joint while embracing traditional methods of dry curing, aging, and smoking that require time and patience. They also have Chicken & Waffles. Who doesn’t love Chicken & Waffles?

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Vesuvio

Toronto was first introduced to New York style pizza when the Pugliese family founded Vesuvio in 1957. This is by far, without a doubt, the best pizza the “6” has to offer. So if you’re travelling West, it’s a must-stop. Grab a large pepperoni, walk down High Park Av. into the park and enjoy a pizza themed picnic with the fam.

Mmm… I’m hungry!

Bee-aware and Bee-wear! Why you should know about the “Plight of the honeybee”

Honey Bees have been a staple of suburban gardens for lifetimes on lifetimes, always buzzing around and never really bothering anyone until being bothered themselves. At this point in time, the honey bee is integral to the survival of our agricultural system, and they are slowly but surely dying off.

honeybee-honeycomb-macro_26201_990x742In a 2013 Time Magazine cover article titled “A World Without Bees” Journalist Bryan Walsh delved into the heart of the issues commonly referred to as the “Plight of the Honeybee”
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The first line of the feature read, “You can thank the Apis Mellifera, better known as the Western honeybee, for 1 in every 3 mouthfuls of food you’ll eat today.”

Yes the western honeybee is one of the most important animals in the production of the produce that we consume every single day.

Walsh added later, “Honeybees — which pollinate crops like apples, blueberries and cucumbers — are the “glue that holds our agricultural system together,” as the journalist Hannah Nordhaus put it in her 2011 book The Beekeeper’s Lament. (In fact, nearly 70% off all crops that are grown today require pollination.) But that glue is failing. Bee hives are dying off or disappearing thanks to a still-unsolved malady called colony collapse disorder (CCD), so much so that commercial beekeepers are being pushed out of the business.”

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CCD is based on multiple factors, most are cause by human influence, these are:

  • Pesticides that human’s spray on our crops.
  • Biological Threats like the Varroa mite are killing off colonies directly and spreading deadly diseases.
  • Over-production of commodity crops such as wheat and corn that provide no pollen for honey bees and therefore they are literally starving to death.

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The population decrease is so profound in some areas that places that were considered honey bee hotbeds like Iowa, has lost 70% of its population over 6 years. (from 2006-2012)

During that same time period, California, lost nearly half of its honey bee population. And from 2010-2015, the United States has lost 30% of its total honeybee population, and bee colonies are now no longer existent.

Canada is not immune to the problem either, but there are many great organizations fighting to save the bees, including Bees Are Life, which is based right in Toronto. We plan to team up with them in the near future.

Our Bee dress is meant to raise awareness around the plight of the honey bee and hopefully work towards changing it to a more hopeful, rebounding, and rising in population, flight of the honey bee.

Check out the beautiful dress below and pre order soon on our website.

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Summer – The Cheapest Time to Get Fit

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Working out consistently is probably one of the harder things to accomplish, especially as a new parent, or a parent in general, or even just a human.

The winter, in Canada in particular, makes it that much harder to get motivated and get fit. Plus the added pounds around Christmas is a pre-determined kryptonite of New Years resolutions.

Summer however, is the perfect time… We have some tips on what makes summer the best, and cheapest, time to get fit!

 

 

Beach Body Motivation

This is a no-brainer. During the summer everyone is constantly reminded by the beach and the abs and the tans. Of course, most of these bodies are unattainable in the short amount of time we have in the summer, but that doesn’t mean they are not a goal you can strive to reach!

 

The Weather

Another obvious factor… Jogging outside is way more enjoyable than a treadmill. Our suggestion is to find a local trail, and run through the woods. Bring bug spray though. Also, it’s a perfect time to play with your kids outside, that’s technically exercise! My Mom and I used to play badminton in the backyard or go bike riding. Find an active summer activity and do it with the kids!

 

Less Stress

Summer is often way less stressful. The weather is nicer, the kids aren’t in school, people are laid back and their minds are on a permanent vacation. Great time to make some healthy fruit smoothies and go work out! You can add some other liquid in afterward!

 

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Gym’s have deals!

This is the most underrated of them all! Gym’s the most expensive institution ever created (alright not really, but they are not cheap!) usually have deals in the summer. Trial memberships are awesome! Or you can get a free month if you sign up with some friends! So grab a buddy or the hubby and hit the weights… Make sure you stretch!

Alternatively, there are lot more gyms popping up that are lower in price, For example, Fit 4 Less which is a subsidiary of Good Life offers memberships for as low as $9.99 a month! Now that’s cheap.

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All in all, the sun, the warmth, the lack of stress, all point to summer being the best time to get fit, and hey… judging by weather patterns, the warmth might be extended into October!

NEWS: Wee Urban Summer Sixteen Updates!

Here’s what you need to know for Wee Urban this summer!

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  1. Brand new dress designs and colours! We have three brand new prints and colours and we’re bringing back a few classics as well. We can’t wait to release these to our amazing fans… We’ll be taking pre-orders at the end of May!!!
  2. One of our amazing new dresses will related to a cause that we believe in. We’re not quite ready to reveal it. But we will say that it related to the health of our ecosystem and our environment, and related to the endangerment of a specific animal that is vital and must be saved. From each sale of this specific style of dress, a portion of the proceeds will go to a non-profit organization in support of this fight.
  3. We have a few great cross promotions that we hope to get off the ground for the summer. We are constantly trying to bring in value to add to our brand and sometimes that comes in the form of relationships with other like minded companies. Stay tuned for a great value-added bonus in the future.
  4. Our new styles have flown off the shelves. Our Rompers and Sleep bags are already on reorder. Thank you all for the amazing support.
  5. A few staff notes: We have hired a great new social media lead that we hope will bring a new level of engagement with our fans on all platforms. Stephanie has been an amazing addition to our office as she moves into her sixth month with the company, she’s the most organized person we know! Devin has just finished his 3rd year at Ryerson University and will be making some amazing instructional videos for our products this summer, as well as taking a month long trip to Los Angeles to take some courses at UCLA! Owner, President, CEO, Doer and Dreamer, Holly plans to spend more time with her kids this summer while still running every facet of the business. DC offered her the role for Wonder Woman, but she turned it down. :)

71m-JCBVjtL._SX522_All in all, Wee Urban is very excited for the summer ahead! We hope you will continue to join in our crazy, Canadian made fun for years to come!

 

Featured Retailer – Diaper-eez

Bloor West Village… more like Bloor Best Village! Diaper-eez is located in one of Toronto’s not-so-hidden gems. The neighbourhood is great. The people are great and the baby clothing stores, fantastic. Especially when the premier one of the neighbourhood has some of the best cloth diapers available on the market.

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If you haven’t been to Diaper-eez, here’s a couple reasons why you need to check them out!

 

They are family owned and operated

Diaper-eez was established in 1994 by Elva McCurdy and daughter, Susan Tomaszewski with a vision to create a comfortable and educational environment for new and expecting parents to learn about cloth diapers and other necessities.

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The staff are informative

Let’s just say, they know what they are talking about. Check how they debunk some common myths about cloth diapers on their amazing website.

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They diversified

Including, but not limited to, carrying the brilliant and fabulous Wee Urban (who’s that?) Diaper-eez has expanded to cover a large variety of great products that are essential. Check out their full shop page here.

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You can order online!

Much like other traditional brick and mortar’s, Diaper-eez has added the ability to shop online. Right now they are offering free Canada-wide shipping on orders over $75.00

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Check out our friends now! And stay tuned for the next WFR! (Wee Urban Featured Retailer)

Wee Urban’s Top 2 Organic Brands and Stores

ORGANIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

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This was so hard…

Narrowing down so many brands that are all great, was basically impossible. So we did some research and found two brands, that other people agree with us on and decided to highlight those. For the stores, we chose from stores that Wee Urban is featured in and two of our favourites.

BRANDS

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Kate Quinn Organics

Best For | Fair-Trade, Certified Organic Products
Products | Apparel, Bedding, Accessories, Gifts
Price Range | $22-48

Kate Quinn Organics is committed not only to mom and baby, but also to the environment and the earth through their Fair Trade and certified organic products. Their clean lines, fresh look, and beautiful textures make each and every outfit perfect for a mini-fashionista. All aspects of their products are GOTS-certified cotton and dyes with low environmental impact – what more could you ask for?

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Mini Mioche

Best For | Fair-Trade Lifestyle Items
Products | Slippers, Apparel, Swaddle, Toys
Price Range | $15-$45

Mini Mioche is your one-stop shop for all your fair-trade needs, from fashionable harem pants and peplum tops for your baby, to baby jelly and creams for mom. We especially love that every piece created by Mini Mioche is designed and made locally in Canada, with stunning neutral non-toxic dyes and super soft organic cotton. You never knew you needed an eco-friendly organic cotton romper before now.

 

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Baby Joy

One of our newer organic driven stores, Baby Joy has everything you need if you’re interested in an ethical product rather than a price conscience one. They have a large selection, and the ability to buy online which is awesome!

Here’s what they say about themselves: BabyJoy.ca, formerly BabyOrganicJoy.ca, is Canada’s online premier organic and natural baby store (based in Toronto). We provide parents in Canada with the convenience of one-stop organic shopping from the comfort of their home. Organic, natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, and eco-friendly baby products are all we carry in our extensive online store.

Here’s the link to their online store.

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100 Mile Child

100 Mile Child has been a Wee Urban partner since as early as we can remember. They are an amazing group of individuals who are committed to bringing great and safe products into the homes of Canadians!

Here’s what they say about themselves:  We are a Toronto based Canadian company that believes that as consumers we have the power to bring about positive change through conscientious purchasing. Our products have been carefully selected for their educational, environmental, social and safety considerations. We do the research, so you don’t have to! In our range, you will find games that encourage cooperation, clothes made from natural fibres, toys handcrafted from recycled materials and much more!

Here’s their website.

Thanks for reading! Stay green… and don’t forget Earth Day was Friday, April 22nd, but everyday should be Earth Day!

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