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!

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

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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

What to Pack in Your Emergency Hospital Bag

Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64148767@N00/6693570575/">penelope waits</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>As the baby’s due date approaches, many moms (often on advice from their doctor) like to prepare a bag of essential items for their big day. If your labor happens suddenly and progresses quickly, the last thing you’ll want to do is pack a bag. Here are some essential items for your hospital bag.

Maternity Clothes – Unfortunately, your body won’t snap back the day after the baby is out. Even though you’ll be anxious to get back into your old jeans, that will have to wait a bit longer. A bathrobe for your day in the hospital might be handy too.

Camera – If you don’t have a smartphone, make sure your camera and extra batteries are in the bag. You don’t want to miss those Day 1 photos!

Pillow – Hospital pillows leave something to be desired. Use a non-white pillow case so it doesn’t blend in with the hospital’s supply.

Slippers/Flip-Flops – You’ll move around the hospital at some point and you won’t be in the mood to lace up shoes. You also might want to wear them in the shower.

Nursing Bra – If you’ll be breastfeeding, don’t forget to bring your new garment. Also, consider tucking a few nursing pads in your bag just in case.

Sensible Underwear – Child birth creates a lot of stress down there and there will be some strain for a little while. Bring something sensible that offers coverage so you feel secure.

Toiletries – Most hospital stays are pretty regular, but sometimes you have to stay longer than you anticipated. Make sure to bring shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, glasses, contact lenses, hair ties, a brush, etc.

Book/Magazines – Some labors involve a lot of waiting. You’ll want something to do to keep your mind of the tedium of it all.

Birth Plan – If you have a specific idea of how you would like your birth to go, jot down some notes and give to your spouse. Make copies if necessary.

Going Home Outfit – Pack something easy to wear for yourself to go home in, like a maxi dress or yoga pants. You’ll also want something cute for your little one to wear too, but something practical and comfortable so your baby doesn’t get upset on the car ride home.

Diapers – Most hospitals will give you some, but you’ll probably want a few extra just in case. Bring a couple size ones as well; you never know how big your baby will be.

Insurance/Hospital Forms – If you need any paperwork to get into the hospital and to a room, make sure it’s in an easy-to-grab spot in your bag so you don’t delay.

Snacks – If you deliver after the hospital cafeteria closes, you might be hungry and need something to eat. Throw something healthy that gives you energy in your bag along with a couple bottles of water.

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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9 Tips to Simplify Your Morning Routine

simplify morning routineIt’s easy for a family’s morning to fall into chaos. Between getting everyone ready and dropping everyone off, most mornings are a frantic rush to get things done. It doesn’t have to be so difficult, however. With a few simple tricks, you can save a lot of time.

1. Delegate some tasks to the older children.

If you’ve got a few kids at home, don’t be afraid of passing off one of your chores to the older kids. Make it his or her job to make the beds, prepare breakfast or pack the car. There’s no reason everyone can’t help out in the morning.

2. Put everything you need in one place.

Ideally, everything everyone needs for the day should be placed by the door the evening before. Homework should be checked and packed in bags. Coats, shoes, hats and gloves should be hung nearby and not scattered throughout the house. Keep your briefcase or work bag there too.

3. Use music to keep everyone moving.

Everyone needs a little motivation in the morning. You can spur everyone out of bed with some lively music. It will subconsciously put everyone in an energetic mood so they get ready quickly.

4. Shower in the evening.

This might depend on your job and how you need to look for the next morning, but if you can swing it, bath everyone the night before. Showers are the biggest time sink the morning, especially for younger people who aren’t motivated to get it done.

5. Don’t overschedule your family.

Sometimes we end up committing ourselves and our families to more than we can handle. Morning isn’t really the time to schedule lessons or activities. Avoid setting up sleepovers during school nights unless you’re sure your kid can get to school on time.

6. Pack lunches the night before.

Making everyone’s lunch the night before is a simple way to cut down your morning routine. You won’t be forced to rush and make a mistake, like forget someone’s sandwich. It will also help you pack healthier lunches instead of throwing in whatever is easiest.

7. Set out clothes the night before.

For some people, the hardest part of the morning is picking out one’s clothes. Handle this chore in the evening when you’re unrushed to test out your clothes in the mirror.

8. Get to sleep a little sooner.

It sounds like a simple tip, but getting to bed thirty minutes earlier and waking thirty minutes earlier can make your mornings a breeze. Imagine how much you could get done with a half hour of time before the kids wake up. This is especially helpful for kids who struggle to rise; thirty minutes could mean just enough time to lazily wake up before they need to get into gear.

9. Delegate bathroom time.

Many families struggle getting everyone sufficient time in the bathroom, but it’s often because one person is spending more time than they should. Encourage this person to rise earlier if they would like more time. Police the situation so everyone gets their time.

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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Adorable Back to School Clothes for Toddlers

It’s that time of year again; the time when summer officially ends, the kids are headed back to school, and mom is left with a little peace and quiet. In my family, one of our back to school traditions is to go fall clothes shopping with the kids. We make a day out of it, shopping for back to school clothes and grabbing lunch when we are finished. We always have such a great time together, and the kids get to pick out new clothes for the school year. I believe that even for younger kids, it’s important to let them pick out their clothes (within reason, of course). It builds their self-confidence.

This year I decided to check out some stores online before we venture in and I saw some really cute stuff! Here are some adorable back to school clothes for toddlers.

1. Wee Urban Cotton & Bamboo Dress

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A Wee Urban dress is the perfect first day of school outfit! It’s comfortable, cozy and totally adorable. The dresses come in four different prints: owl, peacock, elephant and giraffe. Most importantly, the dresses can be worn in a variety of ways and remain comfortable, as-in, with leggings, or with/without a cardigan or sweater. With such a great selection, your daughter is sure to find her new favorite fall dress.

2. Gap Varsity Jacket

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Unlike the summer, fall is a time for layers. It might be chilly outdoors, but inside schools and buses may still be warm, so your kids will want something they can remove. Your kids are going to need a good back to school jacket, one that is not too heavy for cool fall days. Gap’s boys’ varsity jacket is just that! It is so cute. I bet your boy would feel like one of the cool older kids wearing it! It is the perfect boys back to school jacket.

3. Gymboree Leggings

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Leggings are very popular right now, so your daughter cannot go back to school without a new pair of leggings! I think leggings are great for toddlers because they are comfortable and allow freedom for a lot of running around. These leggings from Gymboree are great for the fall and they would be cute paired with a pink knit sweater.

4. Carter’s Dinosaur Tee

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My son would love this tee-shirt! Rarr! Carter’s dinosaur tee-shirt is just what any boy needs for back to school. It goes perfect with any pair of jeans or khakis and it’s a great conversation starter amongst his friends.. Let your little boy have fun picking this out and showing it off to all of his friends at school.

5. Old Navy Canvas Sneakers

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Your little one is going to need a good pair of back to school sneakers. I personally love these canvas sneakers by Old Navy because they are cute and practical. Your preschooler is going to be doing a lot of activities and running around, so they are going to need a pair of shoes that support their feet without being uncomfortable. Plus, every kid loves tie-dye!

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.

6 Ways Parents Can Prepare to Take a Trip with Baby

tips for traveling with a babyFor many of us, summer is the perfect time for traveling. We get to see our family, experience nature, or spend some time in a warmer climate. Often, families forgo travel because they have a baby with them. Some think it’s too much effort or they won’t have a good time, but that isn’t true! Use these tips to make traveling with a baby simple and care-free.

1. Plan ahead.

Consider the weather during the days of your trip. Make a list of clothing items everyone will need. If you’re driving, plot the course and your stops. Have remedies ready to go when baby becomes fussy in the car seat. Each problem you solve ahead of time is one less you’ll have to deal with.

2. Stock that diaper bag.

For your road trip, pack a few extra diapers and wipes, some toys, a pacifier or lovey, and any feeding items you will want (baby food, spoons, etc). Pack a multi-purpose wrap because it has so many uses; use it for diaper changes, as a burp cloth, a sunshade, stroller blanket, carrier wrap, and car seat cover.

3. Be flexible.

Keep in mind that the baby doesn’t understand your schedule. You have trained your baby to eat, sleep, and play at certain times during the day. He/she is going to maintain that schedule, regardless of your plans. You may have to sit in the back seat for a while to soothe a fussy baby or make an extra stop or two. Remember that the trip with your family is worth the effort.

4. Pack clothes in Ziploc bags.

Use large Ziploc bags to seal up your clothes. When you squeeze the air out of the bag before sealing, you create valuable space in your suitcase for more stuff. Considering how much you’ll need to bring with you, this can reduce the number of bags you need.

5. Avoid “paranoid packing.”

Be realistic about what you think you’ll need on your trip. Thirty-five toys is far too many to lug around, especially if your trip is filled with activities. If you’re staying somewhere with a washer and dryer, don’t overload yourself with clothes.

6. Travel during nap times.

You’ll make the most progresses and have the smoothest journey if you do as much traveling during baby’s nap time as possible. You know your baby’s schedule. Pick a flight that leaves just when your baby is falling asleep. If you’re driving, use this time to jump in the car and put some road behind you.

car seat cover nursing cover stroller shadeGuest blog by Laura Gravett, Inventor of PunkinWrap

Laura, a mom of two, is the inventor of PunkinWrap, a multi-use car seat cover and baby wrap. PunkinWrap is the only wrap purposely designed to multi-task as a blanket, car seat cover, sunshade, changing pad, tummy time mat, and nursing cover.  The 7-in-one baby solution can be placed over baby while nursing, over the car seat, or over the stroller to keep baby protected from the sun at all times. The wrap is lightweight and breathable so baby is always comfy. Plus, it also gives baby privacy while sleeping and protects him from the other elements like rain and wind.

More so, Laura is a former nanny with a degree in psychology who formerly worked at Yale University doing research. As an Atlanta native and currently residing in the best suburb of Atlanta: Roswell, Laura and her husband love their community. Laura volunteers on various committees in their city to help give back in any way she can.  Laura and her husband spent several years taking care of rescue dogs – transport, intakes, fostering, etc. and had to step away a bit once they had their first child. The Gravetts now have two children (girls ages 3 and 10 months) and three rescue dogs.

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.

Featured Spring Look for Toddlers

featured spring look for toddlersSpring is here! It’s time to put away your toddler’s winter clothes and send her out in a new style! Just because your gal is little doesn’t mean she can’t be trendy and stylish. Combine these items to create a cute spring look.

1.Wee Urban Cotton and Bamboo Dress

Set the trend this season with a Wee Urban Cotton and Bamboo dress. Created for the confident little girl that embraces clean, simple lines, rich bold color, and luxuriously soft bamboo/cotton fabric, this dress takes her to the spa or the park. A touch of spandex for comfort and stretch ensures a superior look and fit. Layer over with a cute cardigan, funky leggings, or even jeans as this dress has it all.

2. Stuart Weitzman Kids Baby Pali Crystal Flats

Your toddler can be a true showstopper when it comes to fabulous style! The synthetic upper features allover jeweled design with sweet bow decal. The hook-and-loop closures make for easy on and off.

3. Pink Swarovski Crystal Flower Stud Earrings

A dainty and delicate look, these earrings will delight any little girl. Fashioned in 14K gold, these fun flower-shaped earrings are completely set with soft pink Swarovski® crystals and polished to a brilliant shine. The earrings secure comfortably with screwbacks.

4. Emma – Berry Headband by Liv&Lily

This three inch raw edge flower with crystal accent on a silver satin-wrapped headband completes any outfit.

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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