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!

 

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 ~

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 ~

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.

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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!