Featured Retailer – Diaper-eez

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

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

 

They are family owned and operated

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

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The staff are informative

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

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They diversified

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

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You can order online!

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

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

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.

Wee Urban Pre Sleep Analysis: Cozy Basics v.s. Wee Dreams Premium Brand

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The age old debate between our two sleep bag brands has made even the strongest of our employees cringe and go hoarse at trade shows and cause carpal tunnel over email.

Today we settle the debate, but mainly, we let you know that whichever one you choose, you really can’t go wrong.

We will compare and contrast both by looking into 3 main categories, which are: fabric, construction and location/price point.

 

Fabric:

Cozy Basics:

This sleep bag features an 80/20 cotton – polyester blend. 80% cotton, 20% polyester. The fabric has been tried and tested to meet Health Canada’s Flammability and Safety Standards for Children’s Sleepwear. It also complies SA CPSC and ASTM standards and requirements. Not only will your child be safe, he/she will sleep better and will not overheat. The breathability of the fabric allows the sleep bag to be used all year round, you just add layers underneath in the winter and subtract layers in the summer depending on how hot your baby sleeps.

Wee Dreams:

This sleep bag features a cotton and bamboo blend that guarantees your child will absolutely adore going to sleep at night. Think of your favourite sweater since high school, that you have washed the living crap out of and it’s still softer than ever. This is what this sleep bag is like. You can wash it as many times as you’d like and it will never lose its softness. Your baby will not overheat as the cotton/bamboo is breathable and again if you add or subtract layers based on season, it’s a 12 months a year sleep bag.

 

Construction:

CB: 

The intention of both of our sleep bag lines is to be worn over your baby’s regular sleepwear. We also took a couple of steps to ensure your baby gets exactly the sleep they need every night. For their benefit, and for yours. The CB line features a dual zipper that allows for easy access to their feet. You don’t even need to take them fully out of the bag and you can change their diaper. The zipper that crosses the chest allows easy access for you, and the guard prevents baby from removing it themselves. The generous length of our bags allows for extended use as well.

WD: 

The main difference here is the addition of the 3 snaps with the premium brand. They are lead and nickel free and in many cases allow for even more flexibility when it comes to changing. They lay out completely flat like a blanket and you are able to change your kid with ease. Many find the snaps quicker for on/off, however sometimes as the baby gets older, they have the ability to remove the snaps themselves! Sneaky lil ones!

 

Location/Price Point:

CB:

In the case of our sleep bags, the location of where they are made is integral to you in many cases. The Cozy Basics brand is made overseas in China. For a more price conscious family, we suggest this one. As its manufacturing location and price of production allows us to retail it for $38.00 which is a bargain when it comes to the quality of bag you are getting. We thoroughly vet our contacts in China and know that they follow the best-practice guidelines for production. They are safely made, and the ethics that we hold standard are being met.

WD: 

With the Wee Dreams, it is a different story. Proudly made in Canada, our original sleep bag line has fabric trucked in from the North and printed, cut and sewed right here in Ontario. Unfortunately, Canadian production is a massive challenge in the current economic landscape of our great country. We continue to strive to provide you with a great homemade product, that retails for a reasonable $49.99 for the bottom 2 sizes and $54.99 for the 18-36. Despite the high cost of production, we have managed to keep costs as low as possible, so if you’re ethically conscious and love a great made in Canada product, buy a Wee Dreams!

Check out this image for a detailed look at our cozy basics sleep bags.

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All of our sleep bags are available in 0-6, 6-18, 18-36.

Cozy Basics features: Natural Giraffe, Green Owl, Aqua Elephant, Grey Penguin and Natural Fox.

Wee Dreams features: Aqua Giraffe, Green Owl, Taupe Elephant and Pink Peacock.

 

If you have any specific questions about our sleep bags, email devin@weeurban.com

 

Thanks for reading!