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 – 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)

Wee Urban’s Top 2 Organic Brands and Stores

ORGANIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

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This was so hard…

Narrowing down so many brands that are all great, was basically impossible. So we did some research and found two brands, that other people agree with us on and decided to highlight those. For the stores, we chose from stores that Wee Urban is featured in and two of our favourites.

BRANDS

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Kate Quinn Organics

Best For | Fair-Trade, Certified Organic Products
Products | Apparel, Bedding, Accessories, Gifts
Price Range | $22-48

Kate Quinn Organics is committed not only to mom and baby, but also to the environment and the earth through their Fair Trade and certified organic products. Their clean lines, fresh look, and beautiful textures make each and every outfit perfect for a mini-fashionista. All aspects of their products are GOTS-certified cotton and dyes with low environmental impact – what more could you ask for?

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Mini Mioche

Best For | Fair-Trade Lifestyle Items
Products | Slippers, Apparel, Swaddle, Toys
Price Range | $15-$45

Mini Mioche is your one-stop shop for all your fair-trade needs, from fashionable harem pants and peplum tops for your baby, to baby jelly and creams for mom. We especially love that every piece created by Mini Mioche is designed and made locally in Canada, with stunning neutral non-toxic dyes and super soft organic cotton. You never knew you needed an eco-friendly organic cotton romper before now.

 

STORES

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Baby Joy

One of our newer organic driven stores, Baby Joy has everything you need if you’re interested in an ethical product rather than a price conscience one. They have a large selection, and the ability to buy online which is awesome!

Here’s what they say about themselves: BabyJoy.ca, formerly BabyOrganicJoy.ca, is Canada’s online premier organic and natural baby store (based in Toronto). We provide parents in Canada with the convenience of one-stop organic shopping from the comfort of their home. Organic, natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, and eco-friendly baby products are all we carry in our extensive online store.

Here’s the link to their online store.

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100 Mile Child

100 Mile Child has been a Wee Urban partner since as early as we can remember. They are an amazing group of individuals who are committed to bringing great and safe products into the homes of Canadians!

Here’s what they say about themselves:  We are a Toronto based Canadian company that believes that as consumers we have the power to bring about positive change through conscientious purchasing. Our products have been carefully selected for their educational, environmental, social and safety considerations. We do the research, so you don’t have to! In our range, you will find games that encourage cooperation, clothes made from natural fibres, toys handcrafted from recycled materials and much more!

Here’s their website.

Thanks for reading! Stay green… and don’t forget Earth Day was Friday, April 22nd, but everyday should be Earth Day!

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Wee Urban in PREGNANCY AND NEWBORN MAGAZINE

Have you picked up your April edition of PNMAG… short form because we’re friends now! :)

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Yes, Wee Urban was featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

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PNMAG is one of the best pregnancy magazines in existence, they have a great reputation and their quality exceeds all expectations.

We are honoured to be featured, and associated with quality people and quality products. So thank you to Shea, who reached out to us, and thank you to Pregnancy and Newborn, but most importantly, thank you to their fans and readership. The fact you’ve been able to keep a magazine like this alive as the world changes into the digital age is not only a testament to their quality, but also to your commitment to that quality.

 

~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!

 

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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.

We’re at The Baby Show!… and we have some cool friends there too!

 

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Come check us out at the Baby Show Toronto April 2nd and 3rd, located at the Enercare centre in Hall D.

Here our five favourite brands that will be joining us this weekend.

THE NAKED NURSING TANK

This MUST HAVE nursing tank turns EVERY shirt into a nursing shirt.  The tanks low cut innovative neckline allows a mother to wear ANY bra and fits EVERY body type! Super soft Bamboo is perfect for baby’s delicate skin.

ULTIMATE MUM PILLOW

 Ultimate Mum Pillows are Made in Canada, non allergenic, mould and mildew resistant, are made from exclusive ‘Comfort Fill’ which place you in an optimal rest and sleeping position while pregnant and provides feeding support while you nurse your baby.

Ultimate Mum Pillows come in 5 different styles with an optional cover made of Cashmere Cotton on 1 side and Heavenly Soft Flannel on the other side. Customer also receives a FREE Pregnancy & Childbirth ebook valued at $45.00. To purchase a pillow, please go to our website www.ultimatemum.com and we will ship your new pillow for FREE and you can start to sleep in comfort.

BABY PARKA

 We specialize in weather protection for babies and toddlers. Our products are designed and made in Canada…where we know first hand about cold weather.
Our line of baby parka accessories include safe covers for the car seat, infant carrier and stroller.

DEAR-BORN BABY

 At Dear-Born Baby, our goal is to provide all the must-have items for today’s savvy parents. Not only will you find everything you need for your baby, our specialty services include professional car seat installations,stroller tune-ups and repairs, furniture touch-ups, rentals, and more. We pride ourselves on being a full service baby store.

We are located in the Greater Toronto Area at 72 Doncaster Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 1L3 (one stop light north of Steeles Ave, east off of Yonge St.) or visit us online at www.dearbornbaby.com.

DRESSED TO DELIVER

 Creator of the Award Winning Original 3-in-1 Gown. A great alternative to the traditional hospital gown! Is HOSPITAL APPROVED, provides all access required while leaving you concealed.  Wear as a maternity dress, during L&D  for immediate access for skin-to-skin and nursing with your newborn after birth and postpartum!
See you all there!

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.

 

 

infant-kickee-pantsKicKee Pants

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 ~

FTD – For The Dads – Devin’s Top 5 Beers for St. Paddy’s Day

st-patricks-daySt. Paddy’s is just one of those holidays that really needs to happen on a Friday or Saturday… Don’t ya agree! Well we’re all adults here, so let’s cut to the chase. There’s nothing like an ice cold beer, (or glass of wine, if you’re classy) after a long day with the kids. For me, considering I don’t have kids, let’s call it a long day with my dog, who whines and needs to go outside far too much, and is afraid of the rain, and snow, anyways.


Sometimes you just need a cold one to take the edge off and properly relax. So in the spirit of St. Paddy’s day. Here are my Top 5 Beer choices. We get a little classy, we get a little sassy, and we’re always tasty.

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Budweiser

Ahh, the old classic, the King, as they say. I once heard a comedian say that he doesn’t drink Heneiken, because when you’re at a bar and have had a few too many. “Heneiken” is just too difficult to articulate, so, that’s where Budweiser comes in. Whether you’ve had 2, or 20. You can always say, “Bud”. It’s perfect for St. Paddy’s as it couples a decent flavour at a great price point. But watch out, because Bud is brewed with rice, instead of wheat, the next day headaches are killer… Of course, a trade off most of us are always wiling to make.

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Sleeman Clear 2.0

Maybe not what you thought was coming, but definitely an option. I’m a fan of strong, crisp beers, but if you’re looking keep the pounds down and not feel bloated from a night of increased hydration, this is by far the best low-calorie option. It still maintains that crisp Sleeman taste, without making you feel like a hot air balloon. I’ve heard many guys say that they don’t want to touch these types of beers, but listen, it does the same job, and if you feel cleaner doing it, then jump right into it. After all, they all taste the same after a while anyways…

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Coors Banquet

I guess we can call this the College Beer. There’s just something about Coors Banquet that makes me feel nostalgic, and it is the only beer that I prefer in a can. Call me crazy but I’m not a fan of Coors Light, but the Banquet understands me. It’s golden can, and even more golden taste, make me feel like I’m in Los Angeles watching the Kings beat the Capitals (true story), or I’m back at home, in my childhood bedroom with my mini-fridge stacked with little golden babies. Plus, I personally think it tastes great, and a good can option is always better than a bottle when travelling.

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Miller Lite/MGD

Like I mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of light beer, thankfully, I am a fan of Lite beer, (see what I did there, spellcheck is saying it’s spelled wrong) Anyways, Miller Lite is finally in Canada, and that is great news for anyone who likes light beer with good taste. It goes down smooth and easy, and is incredibly affordable. You won’t know what hit you. An honourable mention must go out to it’s ancestor… MGD, those clear bottles, they are just beautiful. Aren’t they?

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Guiness

Well, it’s not St. Paddy’s without being genuinely Irish… and there is nothing more Irish, other than Potato’s, than Guiness. It is probably the only beer I’ve ever enjoyed that I cannot see through, and to honour its tradition, and to not hurt my pocket book, it is a St. Paddy’s only beverage. It doesn’t matter what you’re drinking on March 17th. You have to at least pour one of these out for ol’ St. Patrick!

This beerly beloved blog is brought to you by Wee Urban’s own, Devin Sarges. A constant supporter of the Toronto St. Pats/Maple Leafs – I know. I really do know.

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

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Hello Wee Urban World!

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

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

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

Our favourite’s are:

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

 

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

But it’s not blue… or is it?

 

Stay tuned!

 

~ WU – DS ~

V-Day Giveaway!

Wow what a year it has been so far! 2016 has been extravagant at Wee Urban. So we wanted to spread the love with a great V-day giveaway.

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Check out all the great brands that are helping us out by clicking on their names here: