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 – 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.

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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….

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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 ~

Featured Retailer – West Coast Kids

We love our retailers! And it’s time to shed light on everything that’s great about them.

This is the first of many upcoming features on Wee Urban retailers.

We start off with our long time partners over at West Coast Kids.

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If you live in Alberta or B.C. chances are you already know everything there is to know about West Coast Kids. With 2 stores in Calgary, 1 in Edmonton, another in Richmond, BC. The just about a year old Vancouver location and……

THE BRAND NEW Toronto location! Yes West Coast kids moved East… And we could not be happier to have them in our great city. There grand opening is this weekend! Go check it out!!!

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Here are three reasons why we love West Coast Kids, and why you should too!

 

Selection

I challenge you to find a quality product that West Coast Kids doesn’t carry online or in store. Wee Urban ourselves are in every single West Coast Kids store! Other brands that they carry range from stroller, to car seats, to bedding, to clothing. Everything you need is at West Coast Kids. Including Wee Urban, did we mention that already?

 

Family Mentality

West Coast Kids is a family run store. E-Children was started by Marsha Dashefsky almost 40 years ago in Winnipeg. In 2007, they went ahead and opened up the mammoth that is West Coast Kids today. With Marsha’s daughter Robyn, fully on board, the flagship store in Richmond started to produce the quality service, advice and products that we all are accustomed to. No matter how large West Coast Kids has became over the last 8 years, the family mentality comes through in their commitment to provide a great service and to keep the best interests of their customers above everything else.

 

Charity

Not the charity you’re currently thinking. What I’m referring to is the often misused version of charity, which really should just mean, “giving back”. Whether it’s through giveaways (like the one they ran with us in Mid May) or DOTD’s (Deal of the days) where they give 25% of a selected product in their stores and online. WCK is constantly giving back to their loyal customers! Not only is their gear amazing, if you pay attention, it could be free!

 

West Coast kids is currently offering free shipping on orders over $49.00

You can find our sleep bags in store, and right here

Thank you West Coast Kids for being such an amazing supporter of Wee Urban over the years!

And thank you to all of our fans. We promise to continue to bring you quality products, and be associated with quality stores and people.

Nook Giveaway – “Bringing Home Baby” – Featuring Wee Urban!

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That’s right kids! We’re participating in a giveaway for the ages with our friends at Nook.

We are so excited to be included in this giveaway that promises to bring the best of Wee Urban to the forefront.

We are giving away a lifetime supply of sleep bags… Meaning a 0-6, a 6-18 and an 18-36! You will never have to buy a sleep bag for your son or daughter if you’re lucky enough to win this prize. So you better enter, and enter now!

But if you’re stubborn, like myself, and need more incentive to spend your time wisely… I’ve put together a list and description of all the other brands participating. They. Are. Awesome.

 

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Well first, we need to highlight our hosts. Nook Sleep Systems are at the top of their class in terms of bedding for our little ones. They are so great, that I’ve asked them multiple times to make me a bed to nap on at work, unfortunately, my boss won’t allow it, and well… they’re a bit small! But they are perfect for your little one. Check out all the styles by clicking here.

Our favourite product is the Pebble Pure – Pacific, I’m partial to the colour, but every product from Nook is the same… AMAZING. So you can’t go wrong… However, we may have picked the Pacific colour because we may have a Pacific coloured sleep bag on the horizon… Who knows? Definitely not me.

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Lillebaby

Another friend of ours from our home country, Lillebaby is an industry leader in Toddler Carriers. They blend amazing functionality and durability, with a unique and comfortable style that we have yet to see matched. Carrying the babes around isn’t the easiest thing in the world, wouldn’t you want all the help you could get? If the answer is yes, click here.

Our favourite product is the Airflow, because Devin sweats, a lot. If there’s a product that will allow me to be cool when I have another human attached to my body, I’m all for it.

 

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Puj

Keeping everything clean is tough. Puj… is there for you. Their slogan is “Simplifying Parenthood” and they’ve succeeded in doing so. Whether it’s bathtubs for the baby, towels for the toddler, or cups for the kids, Puj is there to make everything simple, and keep everything clean and tidy. Find out how here.

Our favourite product is the Puj Snug… Safety is imperative and this product stylishly covers up all bathtub taps at a very reasonable price. It is a truly amazing and innovative product.

 

 

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Any essential that you need, KicKee Pants has it. Much like Wee Urban, they offer a wide variety of apparel that is stylish, comfortable and affordable. If your kid rocking some sweet style isn’t enough, there’s something there for the mama’s too! Check out their full line here.

Our favourite product is the Swaddling Blanket in Oasis Monkey because we honestly miss our monkey print, and we haven’t found something new to do with it… so we’re just glad someone else is showing some love to our primate friends.

 

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Little Unicorn

This amazing brand has some of the sweetest modern style we’ve seen yet. They’ve taken some old school ideas and gave them new school flavour and it’s adorable, functional, sustainable and price conscious. It’s almost unbelievable how much we love Little Unicorn, almost unbelievable as a Unicorn… See what we did there?

Our favourite product is the Marindale Backpack, you can’t go wrong with this bag, from the style, to the comfort to the protective iPad pocket, it’s everything you need in a diaper bag that looks nothing like a diaper bag.

 

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Natursutten

I mean if the animated website homepage doesn’t get you excited enough, our love for their products will. Three Words: Natural, Rubber, Pacifier. Every parent wants nothing more than peace of mind at all times when looking after their kids. With Natursutten, you no longer have to worry about the chemicals that are in your baby’s mouth, they are natural, organic, tried and tested.

Our favourite product is the Butterfly Pacifier, with a little more room for the nose which means there’s more room to breathe, the babes is less likely to reject the pacifier, unless we’re talking the Vin Diesel movie, then everyone should reject that…

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Boon

Universal Sippy Cups! Are you kidding? Where were these when I was a kid, man, I would’ve escaped so many awkward “carpet is now the colour of fruit punch” situations…. These are brilliant! Boon makes them responsibly, and they fit over most cups. Now If only they would make an adult version for a beer glass… hmm…

Our favourite product is the Suds bottle washer… Washing bottles can be a challenge if you don’t have the right tools. This is specifically designed to make it easier, what’s not to love?

 

 

 

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Fridababy

Fridababy is a leader in the industry of keeping your kids healthy and reducing the stress of when they are sick. From snotty noses to coughs and fevers Fridababy has a remedy, and they are inventive in how they get it done.

Our favourite product is the FeverFrida because not having to wake your kid to check their temperature is probably the coolest thing we’ve ever heard of. Using the power of Bluetooth (oh technology!) this product is able to check a baby’s temperature every four seconds via a small patch underneath their arm. It is amazing. Check it out.

 

Here’s the instagram links to every brand participating.

Alright folks, if you’ve made it all the way down here, you’re a champ, and you’re now educated on some of the best products out there. I’d give you a little bio about Wee Urban… but I think you know who we are, so then I’ll just say that we may, or may not, have a brand new line of dresses coming very soon, as well as new Cozy Basic prints and colours. Ahh, don’t you just love Spring?

 

~ WU – DS ~

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Adorable Decorating Tips for the Perfect Nursery

One of the most exciting things about expecting a new baby is choosing the decorations for the nursery. Your baby’s room will be unique to them and be a place where they can grow and learn. There are many different decorating paths you can choose for the latest addition to the family, and these are a few suggestions to create the perfect baby nursery in your home.
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Nautical Themes
If you are a boating family, or just enjoy the peaceful themes sailboats inspire as they glide along the water, a nautical-themed nursery can be an adorable choice for your baby. Choose a sailboat mobile to hang over the crib and paint the walls either a neutral sand color, or a pale blue to represent the sky. Add photos of sailboats and consider a room-darkening, hand-painted shade with either clouds or the sun sinking below a horizon on water. When the baby is sleeping during the day, the shade will keep most of the sunshine out and at night, when the baby is awake for feedings, the hand-painting will give the room an open, airy feel.

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Animal Prints
Black and white patterns are always a classic, and perfect for any gender so consider animal prints such as zebra or leopard spots. Choose a neutral pallet for the wall paint to contrast with the starkness of animal patterns. Add a zebra rug and use soft, white pillows for seating along with throw pillows on the floor in various animal prints. A palm tree mural on the wall can be the perfect addition for an adorable animal theme.

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Bold Colors
There is no reason you need to stick with typical soft pastels such as pale pink, light blue, or mint green. In fact, research shows that babies respond better to bright primary colors such as reds, yellows, and blues. Consider using bright cheerful colors on the walls with black and white accents in rugs, throw pillows, or blankets. If you prefer white walls, or live where you are unable to paint the walls bright colors, choose accent pieces in bright purple, green, red, blue and orange. This is a room that can change and grow with your baby as their interests develop.

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Think Globally
If your family loves to travel, consider creating a nursery that reflects that love. With today’s online world, it is possible to purchase decorating supplies from around the world. Consider an Indian crib blanket, or Chinese tapestries for the wall. Add finishing touches like personal pieces you have picked up as you travelled the world. An Irish quilt adds a nice touch to a rocker, or you can place an English tea set on the dresser. Think about pinning up a world map to solidify your theme.

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Dark Walls
If the baby’s nursery will get a lot of sunlight during the day, you may want to consider using dark wall paint or even chalkboard paint for the walls that will provide your child with a washable canvas when they get older. Use light colored furniture and accents to offset the dark walls. If you don’t want to paint the walls a dark color, consider adding room darkening shades or blinds from an energy efficient company like Sunburst Shutters so sunlight streaming through the windows doesn’t make for difficult nap times.

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Vintage Nursery
One of the most unique ways to decorate your nursery is to scour antique, secondhand, and vintage stores for collectable items. You can often find vintage linens and baby clothing at secondhand stores at very low prices. Use your own baby clothing to hang on walls as artwork, and create window coverings or baby bedding with the linens to give the room an old world feel that is practical and inexpensive.

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Outdoor Look
If you have an artistic side, consider painting the walls a dark, neutral shade, then add your own unique paintings to the walls, such as trees in a forest or other landscapes. Add a throw rug to match the art you paint, and accent with colors that work well with that décor, such as browns or greens for a woodsy-themed nursery.

These are just a few ideas that can help you create a whimsical, pleasant, and unique nursery for your new baby. The possibilities are endless for making a small sanctuary for your child once you bring them home from the hospital.


~ Brooke Chaplan ~

 

Thank you again to Brooke for this informative and helpful article!

Beauty and Cosmetics during Pregnancy: The Good and the Bad

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Every pregnant woman wants to look her best during her pregnancy, but it is hard to use the same makeup you used before you got pregnant. Pregnancy changes your body chemistry, the composition of your skin and the way your body looks in the light. Your makeup, fragrances and skincare regimen all must change during your pregnancy, and you may find they will stay changed after you have your baby.
How Your Makeup Reacts to Your Skin

The makeup you normally use may not react to your face as it always has. The color you use on your face may not look the same as it has in the past, and these colors may not stay on your face as they once had. It is possible that your makeup will cause you to break out in hives, or you may form a rash. You should consider changing your foundation, blush and powder during your pregnancy. The change in your body chemistry may require you to maintain this change in your makeup after you have your baby.

Skincare

The skincare products you use may not give you the same results they once did. You are counting on your lotions and moisturizers to protect your skin, but these lotions may not do the job they once did. You cannot continue to use the same moisturizer if it does not help you, and your skin may dry out much faster than it would otherwise.

Your skincare regimen may need to increase when you are pregnant. Chronically dry skin is going to plague you when you are pregnant, and you may consider using more moisturizer than you did in the past. Many women resort to moisturizing their whole bodies every day, and you must keep up with this routine to prevent stretch marks. Do as much as you can to keep your skin moist and soft.
Sunscreen

A woman who is not accustomed to wearing sunscreen may need to start using sunscreen during her pregnancy. Your olive complexion may have helped you a good bit at the beach, but you must start wearing sunscreen because your skin is so much more sensitive.

Women who do not typically use sunscreen may turn to a foundation that has sun protection built-in. You need to keep your skin from being damaged in the hot sun, and you must take steps that will prevent sunburn and sun damage.

Skin Irritation

You may go to bed with your makeup on after a long day, and your skin has never reacted poorly to your makeup. You must start washing your face every evening to ensure your skin is safe. You will likely feel a good bit of irritation when you leave your makeup on for too long, and you may need to use a professional makeup remover.

Daily Makeup Application

You should change from pads to sponges when you apply your makeup, and you may consider scaling back the amount of makeup you are putting on every day. Reduce the amount of makeup you are using to help your skin cope with your pregnancy. Your pregnancy is going to make your skin reject a good bit of your makeup, and the makeup that you choose to wear going forward should be as light as possible.

Your body will not respond well to all the makeup you typically wear. You must make a change that is going to help you look your best during your pregnancy. You may choose to keep these makeup changes after you have your baby, but you must make careful changes for the health of your skin. If you are unsure about certain cosmetic products while you are pregnant, it is wise to consult with a physician like Dr. Gilbert Webb, to see what is safe for you.

 

– Rachelle Wilber

Guest Contributor

3 Key Ways Pets Influence Children

A Wee Urban Guest Blog from Melissa Stevens!

Raising a child may be the most fulfilling process a human can experience, but it is truly based on a bittersweet mixture of events and emotions. Of course, the bitter part emerges from all the worries and anxiety that being responsible for another (helpless) human being can cause. The sweet part comprises all the beautiful moments that make up parenthood. If a parent wants to make a child’s upbringing even more interesting and colorful, getting a pet is a fabulous way to do it. Pets affect children’s development in an extraordinarily beneficial way.

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Boosting Imagination

One of the most important things that should be encouraged while a child is growing is the development of imagination. The evolution of the cognitive part of the child’s brain should be boosted from the earliest age. Sure, reading stories and playing with your child will give incentive to the development of both kinesthetic and mental skills, but if you add a pet to this cognition-boost set, the outcome will be even better. You can introduce different pets to your child and encourage him or her to become interested in them, as well as develop a higher level of empathy. In addition, reading to them about animals will help bolster your child(ren)’s imagination even more. As they get older, they will develop a life-long, animal-friendly attitude.

Stronger Family Bonds

Many families have problems when it comes to spending time together, but a pet can turn the things upside down and give birth to a special bond within your family. Instead of staring at TV every night of the week, you could spend at least a couple of nights playing with the pet and teaching your child how to treat it in the best way. Also, such occasions are a great opportunity to create a sense of togetherness, and teach your child that many things can be done more easily if all the family members participate. It could be mere dog/cat brushing, but you could also be something more involved, like a flea and tick or cleaning up after the pet, to introduce your child(ren) to some less pleasant duties that come with pet owning.

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Pet-Related Duties For Better Working Habits

A child can be brought up in many ways and every mother develops and applies some special rules of her own. But making a pet become a part of your child’s life usually has one common effect in most of the pet-having families – they become organized in a better way. Smaller pets, like tortoises and budgies are not that demanding, so they could be very attractive first pets for the beginning of your child’s active pet-owning life. For starters, kids will learn to feed them on a regular basis and become aware that animals also need emotional approval from their owners. Perhaps once children learn those skills, they may be ready for a cat or a dog. That way they will be taught that a larger pet causes more responsibility, just as it is the case with real life.

It is clear that a great bond can be established between a pet and a child, but every parent should understand that only with their help will children be able to develop special feelings for pets, and learn how to behave towards pets (and people) in an appropriate way. A pet can be great fun for the entire family, but it also requires a lot of care and attention, just like a child.

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About author

Melissa Stevens is healthy lifestyle and environmentally friendly living enthusiast and huge animal lover! All relevant information for this article she got from experts from Stefmar. She is interested in practical solutions for simpler and more convenient life, and she likes sharing them with others. Thank you Melissa!

 

Our Top 10 Brands From the Baby Time Show That You MUST Check Out

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This past weekend was crazy! The International centre at Highway 427 and Airport Road was packed with new families looking to learn and find brands that would make their new child’s first couple years the best that they could be.

Wee Urban was there, and not only did our show go well, we also made many connections with old friends/brands and met some new one’s that we are so excited about, we need to share.

Here are our Top 10 Brands from the Baby Time Show that you neeeeeeeed to know about! – these are not in any particular order

 

#1 – Naked Nursing Tank

Our friendly neighbours during this weekend, Naked Nursing Tank is perfect for every new Mom. Lightweight and breathable design, amazing ingenuity and affordability make the Naked Nursing Tank a MUST BUY for every breastfeeding Mama. Its function is simple, wear your favourite bra that fits you, wear any shirt that fits you, and underneath wear your tank. That way, when you pull up your shirt and push down your bra when the little one gets hungry in a public place, or anywhere really, the Naked Nursing Tank keeps you covered.

To learn more, head to their website – Naked Nursing Tank

 

#2 – Munch Mitt

This is a brand new product that we are so excited about! Munch Mitt baby teething mittens are perfect for when the little white pearls start breaking through their gums and they’re chewing on everything from themselves to you! This innovative teething product will blow your mind and hopefully keep your kid occupied. The Munch Mitt® Teether is a “handy” teething solution that prevents the constant dropping of teething toys. It provides easy access pain relief for teething babies who are still learning consistent grip and direction and protects the hands from irritation due to chewing. In other words, its another MUST BUY!

To learn more, head to their website – Munch Mitt

 

#3 – Baby Parka

Well we are in Canada, so it only makes sense to throw in a recommendation for our great friends at Baby Parka! Weather troubling your baby? Fear no more with Baby Parka. Canada is notorious for manufacturing all 4 seasons in the span of one week, this brand has a solution. Whether it is in the stroller, in the car seat, or if you’re carrying the babes around, you want Baby Parka covering the little one, no matter the weather!

For more information on their line, click here – Baby Parka

 

#4 – Tiny Hearts 3D Ultrasound Studio

We’ve had 3 products to start this list, now it’s time for an integral and amazing service. Tiny Hearts 3D Ultrasound Studio is the best bang for your buck on the market. High class amenities, coupled with family-like hospitality and reasonable prices make this service a must have. The experience itself is worth the money, and then you get to share these amazing images with friends and family, it is truly remarkable stuff!

To get in contact with them, check out their website – Tiny Hearts 3D

 

#5 – Ultimate Mum

If you’ve ever been to a Baby Show, chances are you’ve seen someone walking around with one of these and wondering if you could possibly borrow it for a quick nap! Ultimate Mum Maternity Pillows are the absolute best for getting to sleep with those couple extra inches in circumference around your belly! These are perfect for during pregnancy and afterwards, but just watch out that your partner doesn’t try to steal it from you!

To learn more, visit their website – Ultimate Mum

 

#6 – Bright Bean

Wee Urban loves when toys can educate, and a new-to-us brand Bright Bean has found a way to make fun and learning co-exist. Their store has yet to launch, but it’s definitely something you should keep an eye on moving forward.

For now, read their amazing learning tips on their blog – Bright Bean

 

#7 – Hip Mommies

Oh how we love all that is modern. Hip Mommies has everything that you need to be that 21st century in-the-know type of parent. From lunch time to bath time, they have got you covered with simple, modern designs of no mess – no stress type products.

To check out all of their amazing products, click here – Hip Mommies

 

#8 – Doula Pantry

Fare to say that this is an overlooked aspect of pregnancy and Doula Pantry has found a way to make it one that can be helped. Their all natural, and very tasty, cookies are made with Milk enhancing ingredients. The purpose of which is to increase lactation levels for breastfeeding Mom’s. Not only is your child getting more milk when you’re consuming these tasty treats, but they are also getting much needed enrichment from the ingredients! We are so excited about these, and you should be too!

Check them out – Doula Pantry

 

#9 – Kickboard Canada

Well my inner child was going absolutely nuts seeing these this past weekend. Scooters, I mean, SCOOTERS! As much as technology is currently influence the fact that I’m writing this online blog, we believe that our children need to get outside way more. Maybe this isn’t for “babies” but it was just too great to leave out of our list. Plus, it made us reminisce on simpler times, times that our kids should all have, so when they are ready, you best be buying them a scooter!

PS. They have adult ones too…

 

Visit their website by clicking here – Kickboard Canada

 

#10 – Dressed To Deliver

Our friends at Dressed To Deliver can basically make absolutely anything fashionable… including childbirth. We love their product so much that we need to give them a huge shoutout for their work at the show and beyond. If you want to look good, and have a functional gown ready to go for when you’re about to pop, Dressed To Deliver is just the unique product that you need!

 

Check them out! – Dressed To Deliver 

#11 – Wee Urban

Did you really think we’d talk about our 10 favourite brands at the Baby Time Show and forget about our absolute favourite of all time. As you know, Wee Urban is your #1 choice for sleep bags, and just this past month we launched our new designs in Fox and Penguin. These are available on our website, as well as on Shop.ca, and Amazon.ca. and for our US readers, Amazon.com.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram to keep updated on new product lines, giveaways and promotions.

We’re always up to something!

The Baby Time Show was great! Thank you to the organizers and all of our neighbouring brands! Hope to see you all, in the fall!

– Devin

Parent Approved Products for Healthy, Happy Baby

The safety of our children is always important. The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) reminds parents that they should do research before buying their baby gear. Not all products meant for children are made safe. This year, JPMA has chosen to create a theme for the month called “Green is the New Pink and Blue” to share with parents the best eco-friendly practices to raise a healthy family. Here is my list of top products to keep baby safe.

1. Babee Talk Eco-Teether® Crib Rail Cover

When Jennifer Cicci saw teeth marks on her baby’s crib she knew that couldn’t be healthy. With no luck finding a solution on the market that was high-quality, eco-friendly and fashionable, she decided to design her own! The unique patented Eco-Teether® Crib Rail Cover gives babies a safe and comforting way to teethe while relieving parents’ concerns. Not only is it made from organic materials, it incorporates two major safety features that other rail covers lack. The cover’s patented Velcro straps keep it securely in place even as babies pull and tug on it. Also, when attached properly, the inside of the cover is shorter than the outside, so babies don’t roll over into the fabric and risk suffocation.

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2.  Woombie Air 

The Woombie Air is the safest and most effective baby swaddle that requires no wrapping. It’s the first breathable baby swaddle that regulates baby’s body temperature by allowing excess heat to escape. All you do is put baby in and zip up; the unique peanut-shaped swaddle gently cocoons baby and the 4-way stretch bebeflex(TM) fabric enables baby to move naturally which helps protect against hip dysplasia. Baby’s arms are not pinned to the side; prevents overheating; and no worries of dangerous, lose blankets unraveling and covering baby’s face. The Mom/Nurse invented Woombie Air re-creates the security and comfort baby felt in the womb and promotes longer periods of sleep from birth to 6 months (or when baby begins to roll).

$26.00

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3. Baby J Padded Play Mat

This padded play mat for babies and toddlers is perfect to protect kids from germs. This mom-invented play mat was designed for the germ-conscious mom who always wants a clean area for her little one (perfect to use at mommy and me classes, playdates, traveling — especially at the airport, lying down in the park, and more). The play mat is crafted with vibrant and colorful, 100% cotton, designer fabric and super plush minky. It’s comfy and cozy for any new baby, and great for tummy time. It measures 29″x35″ and features a Velcro closure that ensures one side stays clean and sanitary, and always stays compact and folded up in your diaper bag.

$55.00

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4. San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow

The mom invented and multiple-award winning San Diego Bebe(R) Eco-Nursing Pillow offers support, comfort, and discretion for mom and baby. It’s also the healthiest nursing pillow, made of 100% virgin polyfiber with no flame-retardant chemicals. It’s hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable and recyclable. Plus, it’s odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free, and phthalate-free. It is available in a variety of chic colors and plush fabrics. Option for one baby or for twins to feed two babies simultaneously!

$59.99 – $79.99

healthiest nursing pillow

5Wee Urban

Wee Urban™ offers the modern family a unique and fresh collection of baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, they offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using their custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, the brand hopes to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

$19.00 – $89.00

modern baby clothes

6. Organic Baby Elephant Ears

Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort for babies — and they’re designed to look like adorable elephant ears! The Organic Baby Elephant Ears are made with 100% organic cotton and filled with an all-natural corn fill. Baby Elephant Ears go wherever baby goes — stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, etc. The headrests are fully washable and require no attachments, straps or special skills and they’re offered in diverse prints and organics. The superior design and durability of these headrests make them the perfect gift for parents!

$29.95

baby headrest support

7. Zipadee-Zip

The Zipadee-Zip provides babies with the snug feeling of security while allowing for the freedom of pajamas. With Zipadee-Zip, babies are free to stand up, crawl, roll and move around safely. This versatile sleep garment has 7+ uses including: encourages sleep during travel, provides a germ-free environment on planes, trains and cars, prevents scratching and more. It works like magic to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep and is ideal for transitioning babies from swaddling or for babies who do not like to be swaddled.

$34.95

transition out of the swaddle

8. PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps

PunkinLinks and PunkinSnaps are easy to use and safe! PunkinLinks are ‘C’ shaped allowing you to link several together and connect toys to car seat, stroller, playmate, or any other baby gear! PunkinSnaps are oval shaped with a clasp. These are great to use alone or in conjunction with PunkinLinks, they offer an added security to keep things attached. These are BPA, PVC, PET, and Phthalate free and babies love to chew on them, making them baby’s new favorite (and safe) teether!

$19.00

connect baby gear

9. Rockin’ Green

Rockin’ Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. Rockin’ Green products are made with a biodegradable plant-based and petroleum-free surfactant, so they can be used on sensitive skin and they’re great for washing cloth diapers. They are septic and grey-water safe and never tested on animals. Each product comes in recyclable packaging and the brand is also gluten and vegan friendly.

$15.95

eco-friendly cleaning products

organic bedding and accessories

Guest Blog by Jennifer Cicci of Babee Talk

As a mother, Jennifer understands the importance of offering nothing by the best for baby. Motivated by teeth marks on her children’s cribs, she decided to design a teething rail cover after trying products that didn’t measure up when it came to quality or style. What she found out made her even more concerned about children’s safety and health: The toxic chemicals used in the production of synthetic materials have been linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, and weakened immune systems.

She asked herself, “What if I could revolutionize the way parents decorated their crib with a safe and stylish teething rail cover that could be placed on the crib from day one?” Babee Talk® launched in 2014 with organic bedding and accessories. Chew-friendly, drool-friendly, and organic inside and out, her products ensure a healthy start in life for babies.

She only offers products that she would provide for her own children. She hopes moms and dads will start to talk about the importance of choosing safe, healthy, eco-friendly products, especially for babies.

Interested in writing a guest blog for Wee Urban? Send your topic idea to tasha@socialmedia22.com

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Wee Urban makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

7 Ways to Repurpose Old Baby Items

reuse baby itemsWaste not, want not!

Just because your children are getting older doesn’t mean you have to toss out all those useful (and expensive!) baby items. An important part of living a healthy lifestyle means reducing your impact on the environment by limiting the number of new items you purchase. If it can safely be reused, you should find a way. Here are ways you can reuse old baby items.

1. Baby wipes container becomes an organizer.

Those plastic containers you’re always throwing out make perfect organizer boxes for all your little items, like makeup, hair accessories, art supplies, writing implements, sewing materials, and other odds and ends. Label their contents with a heavy marker and stack them easily in a closet or drawer.

2. Baby food jars become… baby food jars!

At some point you’ll buy those tiny baby food jars from the supermarket. If you ever make your own baby food, these jars (properly cleaned and sanitized, of course) are perfect containers. After pureeing your baby’s homemade food, refill the jars and store them in your refrigerator.

Baby food jars are also handy for spices and paints.

2. A baby’s crib becomes a toddler’s bed.

You can remove the front piece of the crib entirely or cut it down the middle (leaving room for your toddler to get in and out of the crib, but enough “fencing” to keep him or her from rolling out). This is a great way to transition your child into a big kid’s bed. They’ll adjust to a space they can get in and out of on their own, but it still feels familiar.

Click here for a detailed guide.

3. A changing table becomes a serving cart.

This will require some woodworking skills, but nothing you can’t learn on YouTube. By installing a heavy-duty set of wheels to one side of the piece, your multi-shelved changing table is the perfect way to serve food and drinks to your guests outdoors, or at a dinner party where there isn’t room to stock the table.

Click here for a detailed guide.

4. Baby socks become dusting rags.

Truthfully, you can turn any old piece of clothing into a rag, but baby socks are handy because you can slip them over your fingers or hands to quickly dust difficult areas, like bookcases full of items or the tops of cabinets. Once finished dusting, throw them in the wash with everything else.

5. The crib becomes a toddler’s desk.

By entirely removing the front section of the crib and mattress, you can create a toddler-height desk that’s perfect for arts and crafts, coloring and playing with table-top toys. Hang crafting equipment along the bars at the back and sides of the crib. Place one or two child-sized chairs in front of the desk. You could paint the surface of the desk a new color or let your kids draw whatever they like.

Click here for a detailed guide.

6. Send your baby clothes to a different family.

There’s never a reason to discard children’s clothing. Kids grow so quickly that buying everything new would put a tremendous burden on any family. Rather than throw away your child’s old clothes, bag them up and store them for your next child, or offer them to a family with new children of their own.

7. A diaper pail becomes a compost bin.

The diaper pail’s biggest benefit is that it contains odors. You can turn your old pail into a compost collector. Store organic and biodegradable materials within as part of your “go green” lifestyle.

organic baby toddler clothingWritten by Holly MacLean from Wee Urban

As a new mom, Holly was driven to start Wee Urban™ to offer the modern family a unique and fresh collection of eco-friendly baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, “conscious” organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style!

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.

For more information, visit wwww.weeurban.com

Interested in writing a guest blog for Wee Urban? Send your topic idea to tasha@socialmedia22.com

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Wee Urban makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

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