Featured Retailer – Dearborn Baby

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Dearborn Baby slides into the #2 slot of our featured retailers. These are in no particular order by the way, I’m pretty much picking the first one that pops into my head.

Dearborn is amazing, I can’t say enough good things about this group of amazing people that make up this amazing store. Especially Linda, have you met Linda? No? You should meet Linda, great gal!

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Okay now for the serious stuff that makes Dearborn great.

Range

Seriously just look here at their brands list. This is crazy. They have one of the widest selections I’ve ever seen… and their products range from apparel, to bedding, to strollers to this….

Morals

Dearborn sticks to its guns and continue to promote organic made products where applicable. We love stores that do this and we think its important. Check out their organic options here. And those that are Made in Canada, here.

 

Big Time – Still small time 

Dearborn is pretty massive, I mean you’ve already seen their spread, but they also stay true to their roots. Every year I see them at the Baby Show, interacting with fans and selling like crazy. It’s cool that this grass roots style of spreading the word is still a priority for their company. Wee have tried to continue to do something similar, and we find it quite rewarding and a great chance to interact with our fans.

 

If you haven’t been to Dearborn Baby, you should… If you have. You should go again. dear_born_baby_store_front

Here’s their location.

A special thank you goes out to Dearborn, we love working with you and we hope to continue doing so.

~ WU DS ~

Spring into Spring! & don’t waste a minute!

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Hello Wee Urban World!

How has everyone’s Winter been? Horrible right!?

We are getting ready for Spring, and although the weather has been nothing if not unpredictable. We’ve been on the search for great things to do this Spring!

We found the most AMAZING checklist of 50 Fun Spring Activities! Right here.

Our favourite’s are:

  • See the cherry blossoms
  • Walk on a deserted beach
  • Pick strawberries…
  • … and of course… Mix up a pitcher of margaritas

 

But if you really want to know what we have planned this Spring, all we can say right now is that it rhymes with blue peak leg.

But it’s not blue… or is it?

 

Stay tuned!

 

~ WU – DS ~

Wee Love it Wednesday – Black Friday Edition

What is better than giveaways and ridiculously good deals?

Both of them! At the same time!

Here’s this week’s Wee Love It Wednesday! wliw-nov25

 

 

Check out all those deals coming this Friday!

As well as our Mini-Release of the Holiday Deer Dress!

 

 

 

 

What’s New at Wee Urban!

This past week we launched into summer with the arrival of our limited edition short sleeve summer rompers.

check them out by clicking the image below.

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We also have many exciting giveaways planned for the summer months! Our latest Wee Love it Wednesday features a great brand bonus event!

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Check out our friend – Sarah Wells

 

Make sure you stay update through our social media accounts. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

As well as checking out our latest newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website!

 

Infants and the Pool: Important Keys to Remember – GUEST BLOGGER POST

Infants and the Pool

If you are going to the pool, you want to be able to share that experience with your child. Babies can go in the water at any time, but you may want to wait until at least 6 weeks after the birth before going in water. After that, a pool in your own backyard or at a local health club can be a great place for you to bond with your child. As long as you take steps to keep your child protected from drowning or exposure to bacteria, cold temperatures or chemicals, playing around and swimming in the water can be a fun experience for both you and your child.

 

Sun and Water Protection

At an outdoor pool, keep your baby in a shaded spot, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Put your child in protective clothing such as pants, a collared shirt and a brimmed hat when you go outdoors. Also try to use an umbrella or a stroller to keep UV rays from reaching your child. Consult your pediatrician before putting sunblock on a child under 6 months old. If sunscreen is necessary, only use small amounts on your infant’s face and hand. After the age of 6 months, you can use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends putting sunscreen on a child 30 minutes before going out in the sun. Be careful when choosing a sunscreen. Broad spectrum sunscreens with zinc-oxide or titanium dioxide tend to be the safest for children, and sun blocks with DEET insect repellent are considered harmful.

When going to pool, check to make sure the water is safe for your baby. Try to avoid pools with cold temperatures below 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit, especially for really small babies. Also check to make sure that a pool doesn’t use high levels of chlorine, which could be harmful to an infant’s eyes or skin. Use your judgment. If you can smell chemicals when you enter a pool, or the water seems cold to you, it likely isn’t going to be healthy for your baby.

 

Trust of Water

According to Dr. William Sears of Parenting.com, you can help build water trust by taking baths with your child. Make baths fun and soothing by singing to your child or playing with toys in the tub. You may even want to breastfeed your child in the water. Once you work your way up to a pool, make sure to hold your child securely and maintain eye contact while moving around in the water.

You can make going to the pool a fun experience for your child by bringing toys and snacks. Easy snacks such as fruit, crackers, cereal, baby food and formula tend to be the easiest, depending on your child’s age. Bring bath toys, such as rubber ducks or action figures, to transition your child from the bathtub to pool. If you bring floaties or a baby raft when your child gets older, don’t count on these toys to keep your child safe. Make sure to watch your baby at all times.

 

Swimming Lessons

Making sure your child knows the basics of swimming at a young age can help promote water safety. A swim class can allow your baby to learn the basic motions of swimming early on in the developmental process. Companies such as Swim Jim, a swim center that offers swim lessons in Houston and New York, offer swim lessons for children as young as 8 weeks old. During swim lessons, make sure to be actively involved in teaching your child how to swim. Most classes for young children tend to incorporate games to make the lessons more interactive for youngsters. Don’t be tempted to dunk your child underwater, even for a few seconds. You baby could swallow water and run the risk of developing a bacterial infection. Give your little one encouragement when working on swimming to make it a positive experience. Try to start your baby off gradually with small increments of 10 to 20 minutes in the water before moving onto swim classes.

 

Pool Safety

According to the CDC, children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old have the highest risk of drowning, especially in backyard pools. To protect your child from getting into a pool unsupervised, install a 4-foot-tall fence around the perimeter of your pool, a self-latching gate and an underwater motion alarm. A pool cover can also help you to keep your child from being able to get into a pool when you aren’t around. Remove temptation for your child by taking toys out of the pool area when you’re not using it. If you have an inflatable pool, empty it out each time.

When you are in your backyard pool area, watch your child every moment and make sure your baby wears a well-fitting personal floatation device, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Before letting your child into a pool, it may be useful to learn CPR in case anything happens. When your child is old enough, go over important rules such as staying out of the water without adult supervision.

As long as you practice water safety, being in the pool with your baby can be a positive experience. It can allow you to develop a closer bond with your child and have a relaxing experience at the same time. By enrolling your child to swim lessons at an early age and encouraging the use of personal flotation devices, you can help your baby to enjoy and be safe in the water.

– Rachelle Wilber

 

 

Thank you Rachelle, if anyone else is interested in writing a guest blog for Wee Urban, please contact devin@weeurban.com

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!

 

5 Secrets Moms Learn When They Have a Baby

things you learn after becoming a motherThe moment has come! Your baby is born and you’re finally a mom. You may think you’re prepared for everything, but there will be a few things that will surprise you. After having your baby, you’ll have to change, adapt, and learn new things. Here are five surprising things you learn after becoming a mom:

1) Babies go to bed early

One of the first things you expect when you have a baby is that you won’t be getting a lot of sleep, which is true. What you probably didn’t expect is that your baby will go to bed early. Once they start sleeping through the night, you will find yourself with a lot of free time, time that you didn’t think you were going to have!

2) Breastfeeding can be difficult

Most moms want to breastfeed their babies because of how beneficial it can be. What you don’t know before you have your baby is that it can also be really difficult! Most women pre-baby think that they just latch on and suck, but it can be more complicated than that. Luckily for mom, there are tons of resources dedicated to breastfeeding to help.

3) Real life trumps baby books

All the books you read prior to baby coming can’t fully prepare you for the actual baby. The best way you are going to learn how to be a parent is by parenting. Yes, it’s scary, but all parents go through it, you’re not alone! After the first few months you will get a hang of it, but at first, you will be shocked that your baby books didn’t teach you everything there is to know about parenting. Leave that up to real life!

4) You’ll eat healthier

Once you have a baby, everything is going to change. One really positive change you will experience is eating healthier. Now that you have a baby, you have someone else to worry about. You want to be around for their 15th birthday and able to play around with them for a long time, so being unhealthy is not an option. You will also want your baby to eat healthy, so the whole family will also be eating healthier.

5) You will be late

Before baby you might have been on time for everything, expect to be late to most things post- baby. A lot of moms don’t realize that having a baby is a lot of work, and there are tons of things you have to do, which will make you late for things. The good thing is that people will understand you have a baby and be forgiving.

baby headrestGuest blog by Alicia Overby – Founder & President of Baby Elephant Ears

Alicia is wife, mother, and creator of Baby Elephant Ears. Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. In 2005, when their second child was an infant, he cried all the time and just couldn’t seem to get comfortable.

After seeking advice and suggestion from the medical community and alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where their baby was successfully treated for asubluxation, discomfort most likely the result of the strain during labor, which was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. Only proper neck, head, and back alignment would offer him relief. When they couldn’t find a product to give their baby the necessary support, Alicia took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. The first Baby Elephant Ears was born!

For more information, visit www.babyelephantears.com.

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