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!

www.weeurban.com

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

Outfitting the Kids: How Parents can save on School Clothes

Outfitting the Kids How Parents can Save on School Clothes

Between book bags, lunchboxes, shoes, and a nearly endless list of school and classroom supplies, back to school shopping can really add up. In addition to the initial costs, kids just keep growing, so school clothes typically have to be replenished throughout the year. Below are some easy ways parents can save on school clothes this year and get the best deals.

Shop Used

Shopping consignment shops or yard sales can help drastically reduce your bill, while still allowing you to get cute and high quality clothes. Consignment shopping has increased significantly in popularity, as families seek to save money and benefit the environment. If you are interested, there is likely a consignment shop in your area and there are also many reputable online shops that sell quality used clothing at a fraction of the cost of new.
Take Advantage of Coupons and Sales
Many stores offer deep discounts, online deals, and coupons to loyal customers. Take advantage of these sales and coupons. If you need coupons for a certain store and have already used yours, ask around with friends. Swapping coupons is a great way to help ensure everyone gets coupons they can best use. Don’t throw away unused coupons or go shopping at your favorite store without some on hand. The internet and social media have made coupon swapping even easier and more convenient. Sites like Discountrue also offer brand name discounts like kohls.com coupons and more.
Think Gender Neutral When Appropriate
If you have multiple children, hand-me-downs can be a huge help when it comes to saving money. Unfortunately, if you have children of the opposite gender, the opportunities to pass clothes down are much fewer. Think ahead and try to buy gender neutral when appropriate. Most clothing available is gendered one way of the other, but other items such as rain slickers, snow pants, and mud boots can easily be gender neutral and passed down from boy to girl or vice versa.
Make a List
Though typically thought of when going to the grocery store, making lists can be just as beneficial to the school shopper. It is easy to get sucked into the vortex of school supplies and clothes and over-buy on certain items while forgetting others. If you have children shopping with you, it can become a free-for-all as they toss things into the cart. Having a disciplined approach and a list that needs checked off can make shopping less chaotic and less expensive.

Back to school time is full of change, excitement, and apprehension for many kids and families. Trying to make school shopping fun and special for kids without breaking your wallet can be difficult, but not impossible. Keep your eyes open for deals and be creative with how and where you spend your money.

 

 

~ Brooke Chaplan ~

 

Another amazing article from Brooke, and at the best time possible! School on the horizon, everyone needs a deal!

Winner announced! #WLIW

This week’s Wee Love it Wednesday has come and passed.

Our winner of this special brand bonus giveaway with Sarah Wells Bags is Rhea Nicole Visscher!

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Congratulations to her and make sure everyone stays tuned next Wednesday for another amazing Wee Urban Giveaway!

 

 

5 Tips on What You Can Do to Make Your Baby #SunHappy

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Oh Summer, how you take so long to get here, and leave so quick.

Despite Summer’s quick exit, we all seem to somehow manage to get ourselves a little sunburnt during its brief but smouldering appearance. It’s imperative that our little ones are fully protected from the Sun’s harmful rays, and the heat. So with your help, we have compiled a list of 5 tips that will be sure to help out any new parents.

#1) Shade

Sounds like a no brainer, but it isn’t. Shade is where baby should be at all times. If there is a case where natural shade is not available, it can be manufactured. When carrying the little one around in the park. Check out the new brand Shaidee, and learned how to keep them covered!

#2) Long Sleeves

Naturally, one would think Summer means short sleeves, but in a baby’s case, it’s completely indifferent. In fact, long sleeved Rompers and Onesies made from breathable fabrics like Bamboo Cotton, make your lives as parents, that much easier. If you follow step #1, and your baby is in the shade, it will be cooler there. A long sleeve/long pant option doesn’t seem like they’re going to be melting in it. Furthermore, it protects from the Sun, and you don’t have to put sunscreen on their arms or legs. And don’t forget about mosquitos! Long sleeves always help when dealing with pests like that!

Now for some shameless self promotion of Long Sleeved breathable rompers – Wee Urban

#3) Hydrate

The Sun does a lot more to us than just burning our skin, it also dehydrates us from the overwhelming heat. It is so important to keep your baby hydrated when outside. Not only with water, and formula when feeding. But also, electrolytes need to be mixed in as well. These will hydrate them and can be found in many fruits and fruit juices, but especially Bananas. Bananas are high in Potassium which is an essential electrolyte for getting blood moving and keep the body fully hydrated.

#4) Hydrate More

Hydration isn’t just needed inside the body, the Sun dries out your babies skin as well. Here is a list from the Fans of Wee Urban of the best available moisturizers on the market per what they use.

  • Babyganics
  • Johnson & Johnson’s
  • Green Beaver
  • Baby Sun Care Creme by Substance Matter
  • Mustela
  • Earth Mama Angel
  • Delish Naturals lotion.
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vaseline and Glaxal Base Mix
  • Aveeno Baby

#5) Sunscreen!

Our same friends also gave us a list of the best sunscreens that they have used. Check them out!

  • Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces SPF 50
  • Baby Blanket SPF 50+
  • Aveeno baby
  • Badger
  • Green Beaver
  • Think baby sunscreen
  • Babyganics
  • Foley Honest sunblock
  • Arbonne baby sunblock
  • California Baby
  • Honest Company sunscreen

 

If you have any other tips for dealing with the Sun, comment below!

 

Basic Signs to Teach Your Baby Before They Can Talk

Basic Signs to Teach Your Baby Before They Can TalkDespite the fact that your baby can’t form sentences yet, they can most certainly learn basic sign language. When you become a parent, any type of communication with your child is vital, which means teaching them different signs can make a huge difference. Also, a baby’s understanding of language and motor skills develop faster than their ability to speak. Here are some basic signs to teach your child before they’re able to talk:

Food/Drink

If you can teach your child the ability to show you when they’re hungry or thirsty, this will definitely come in handy before they are able to tell you. Using the hand motion of hand to mouth with a tilting motion should be good enough for you to understand that your little one is in need of some sustenance.

This is also a sign that will save you from temper tantrums or crying fits as you will know exactly how to help your baby when they show you.

Hot

The ability to show your child that something is too hot will provide a great preventative measure for their safety. This will not only allow you to show them something that shouldn’t be touched because it’s too hot, but it also lets your child show you when something is too hot for them to eat or touch.

This motion can be shown to them by putting your hand out or touching something, and then quickly withdrawing it.

Where?

Another great and simple sign language movement you can teach your child is asking them where something is. By shrugging your shoulders and holding your palms out, you can show the little one that you’re unsure of where something is located. This can be helpful when you take your eyes off of them for a while and need to know where they’re hiding something.

Thumbs Up

The thumbs up and down signs are universal signs for indicating whether you like or dislike something. Due to this, the thumbs up sign would certainly be beneficial to teach your child before they are able to speak. If your little one can tell you what they like or don’t like without even speaking a word, this could be of monumental help as you’re raising them.

Since this sign is understandably more difficult for a child to pick up and understand, try to use the thumbs up as often as possible. Anytime you notice your baby enjoying a certain food or having fun with a toy, indicate a thumbs up each time!

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Beyond our organic cotton and azo-free dyes, Wee Urban uses 100% post-consumer packaging and tags for our Wee Dreams™ Sleep Bags. Our distinctive screen-printing is done with 100% eco-inks and are all phthalate free.

We also recycle our remnants and donate as much as possible to local elementary schools to help with arts and crafts programs.

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2 kids, 42 hours in the car and Im still smiling?

 2 kids, 30 pit stops, 42 hours of driving and 1 amazing road trip-

I do love a good road trip, but with a 2.5 year old, who is in the middle of potty training, and an active 4.5 year old, that never stops talking, we knew we were in for a real treat.  We had planned this trip for a couple of months and were determined to do it unplugged- that’s right, NO DVD, NO IPAD, NO IPHONE  (o.k…just a little, but just keep reading to see where I cracked) and NO BATTERY OPERATED, PORTABLE ENTERTAINERS! After all, our parents did it! So, I was determined to suck it up and travel Ol,skool style!  Ten days later, we’re back, somewhat rested and we decided to post our best moments, memories and our top 10 – Serenity and Survival Guide for the Summer Road Trip!

#1 Map the Silence-

My oldest never stops talking! Seriously.  Rather than have the proverbial “Are we there yet?” plague our trip, I printed out a small map of our route, highlighted it in yellow and stuck it on the backs of our headrests.  We placed a star on Toronto and a picture of Grandma on Halifax.  Every time we took a pit stop, the kids got a sticker to put on the map. To make it real interesting, they got a tattoo, if they went pee!

#2 “Enya” better enjoy nap time-

Yes, we played games, sang a lot of songs and even made some up along the way. A road trip is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to different types of music.  My kids love Motown, but we brought some country, classical, folk, the obvious kids Cd’s and Enya for nap time!  We loooooooooved ENYA!

Don’t forget to pick up some postcards and mail them home. Writing these as you wait for dinner in a restaurant is great tool to kill time and keeps the hungry monsters at bay.  Besides that, the kids were totally excited to see their mail!  I often wonder if my children will know of that amazing feeling when getting a hand written note or letter in the mail- but that’s for another blog entry:)

#3- Become the Snack Master:

While my amazing husband drove, I was busy in the   passenger seat making “magical” mixes of nuts, berries, dried fruits with the occasional jelly bean.  O.k, there were many jellybeans….:)  I was happily referred to as the “Snack Master”.  At my feet were a bunch of options and two bags of microwaved popcorn- the silence during snack time was golden!

#4 – Honk, Honk!

Now this probably wouldn’t go over as well with a car full of girls, but I got tired of counting all the car haulers and bumblebee cars and needed a challenge. So, each time we passed an 18 wheeler I motioned to the driver to honk his horn.  A simple pump fist and pull soon become a game that lasted the entire  42 hour drive.  Now, even back in the city limits, my little guy says, “mommy do it, mommy do it!”

#5 – Fight guys with Fries!

Oh, the kicking of the seat! Is this not the most annoying habit of the toddler?  In the midst of a “Bend it like Beckham session” I had an epiphany, to fight guys with fries by taking away their french fries. : Ya kick my seat- it’ll cost you a fry! Worked like a charm!

Score: Jacob 8, Zach 14

 

 

#6- Love Thy Neighbor-

After a long day of driving and entertaining, it was time to find the hotel and sleep. Yeah, right. Our boys had never slept in the same bed before and WOW this was a challenge. After the second night, I got schooled. I bought two flashlights and sent Jacob and Daddy out to hunt for “native” night crawlers and wild game, while mommy put the little one to bed.

#7 – Take the road less  travelled

Although it makes complete sense to take the fastest routes,     there was so much more to see on the back roads.  We stopped for potatoes, corn,     blueberries and took a small pit stop for this shot!  How could we resist-“ Mom it’s the Green Goblin’s Motorcycle”!  We took     ferries to divide the time up and that was worth every penny. No whales though.

#8- The rewards:

O.k, so, I did slip up and I used the iphone to play a short 15 minute Diego episode.  They were both so good in the car that day, I just couldn’t help it.  I also knew that my husband bought a bottle of wine and the chances of us actually having a drink and not falling asleep were far greater if they watched TV in the car and not at the hotel.  After all you got to do, what you got to do, right?

#9 –Making memories:

You know that spot? The one you always stop at for ice cream when leaving the beach or cottage?  Or that market you always go in for the raisin bread, cinnamon rolls or homemade lollipops?  Or better yet, that fish and chip place off Peggy’s Cove?

On the way to my cottage, the place where I spent most of my summer holidays, I couldn’t wait to take them to the Ben’s Bakery Outlet Store for molasses cookies.   It’s the one stop that you just need to make, whether its the first or the last trip to the cottage. Seriously, a dozen of these babies and a litre of ice cold milk and I’m at the spa!

 

 

#10- Disconnect to reconnect:

I guess it all depends on the nature of your kids as to how challenging or exhausting a road trip may become. Either way, it was a blast and I challenge every parent to leave the portable entertainers and DVD’s off for as long as you can!

Cheers boys, to a great trip and mom’s first blog entry.  Happy Long Weekend Everyone!

CONTEST : The Serenity and Survival Giveaway!

 Giveaway : Leave us a comment on the Wee Urban Facebook page and let us know about your favorite summer road trip “pit stop” or share your own tip to make them more fun, more relaxing and less stressful!  As we embark on the last long weekend of the summer, I can’t wait to read your entries.

A winner will be chosen at random and receive a Wee Urban Gift Card valued at $50.00 dollars.  The winner will be announced on our facebook page and on our blog on Monday evening at 9:15pm Eastern Time (Labor Day), September 3rd, 2012.

Deadline to enter is 9pm Eastern Time, (Labor Day), September 3rd, 2012. Wee Urban will be “liking” and commenting on your entires on FB. A comment by Wee Urban validates your entry.  Thank you, Happy Long Weekend and Good Luck!

ALSO WATCH FOR A SILLY SECONDS SALE SHORTLY AFTER THE WINNER’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. SALE TO INCLUDE ITEMS SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT AND SET TO BE AUCTIONED OFF ON MONDAY EVENING STARTING AT 9:30 EASTERN TIME.