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.

Cozy Basics Pink Flamingo

Cozy Basics Pink Flamingo

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Top 5 Organic Baby Gifts for New Parents

New parents need a lot of new stuff. There are a hundred products and various supplies you need to properly care for a baby. But it’s also important to keep safety in mind, and that means using healthy products for the new baby and mom. If you’re buying a gift, be sure you’ve done your research and made sure your gift is completely safe. Check out our top five organic baby gifts for new moms.

1. Organic San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow ($69.99)

This nursing pillow is designed for a new generation of eco-minded mothers. It’s made from organic materials, is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and free of glue, foam, and Phthalates. It’s extremely comfortable for both mom and baby, and comes with a convenient privacy curtain so moms can nurse wherever they please. It has several pockets to keep all your things together and its angled surface helps you position your baby properly. This eco-friendly nursing pillow is available in a variety of chic colors.

organic gifts for moms

2. Rockin’ Green Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent ($14.95)

You might think it’s usual to give laundry detergent as a gift, but new moms find themselves doing a lot of laundry. Help them transition to organic products by using an organic laundry soap that contains no enzymes, phosphates, or optical brighteners. It’s vegan and gluten-free, too. All of their scents are perfect for sensitive baby skin. One bag can wash up to ninety loads, so it’s a great savings for expanding families.

organic gifts for moms

3. Wee Urban Organic Cotton Blankets ($35.00)

New moms will quickly find endless uses for a quality blanket. Baby blankets are perfect as stroller covers, window covers, swaddling, quick diaper change stations, and good old fashioned cuddling. Wee Urban blankets (and their line of organic baby and kids clothing) is 100% certified organic cotton, phthalate-free, super soft against tender baby skin. The blankets are reversible and come in a variety of styles and colors.

organic gifts for moms

4. Chewbeads Teething Bracelet ($15.00)

When your child starts teething, he will start trying to chew on anything he can to get some relief. But you don’t want your kid putting just anything in his mouth. These teething bracelets are inspired by babies, but they’re worn by moms. Mom wears the bracelet (or their other jewelry products) so she can offer it to her baby whenever he needs it. They’re BPA free and contain no phthalates, cadmium, lead, or metals. They’re 100% silicone and soft on baby gums and teeth.

organic gifts for moms

5. Earth Mama Angel Baby Gift Set ($44.00)

Make a new mom feel special by giving her a gift set with all types of products she wants and love. Earth Mama Angel Baby gift sets are filled with natural and organic products that never contain toxins, artificial fragrances, preservatives, colors, formaldehyde, or phthalates. They even come in a 100% organic cotton tote. These gift sets are perfect baby shower gifts that will stand out from the crowd.

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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.

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