Sometimes you just need the perfect gift. A first birthday, a baby gift for a respected business colleague, or maybe for the homecoming of the baby who has just been released from the NICU. It happens – and these occasions should not be allowed to slip by. You might not be able to grab it from Winners a hour before the event, but it will most certainly be perfect. Custom Made for Kids prints individual, bound storybooks about the life of a child.
Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night. “There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”
A little while ago, we had a cool contest where you told us your favourite baby products. (Congrats to Anne Uebbing who won the big prize!) We have a bunch of great ideas, and love it when our readers give us great input. Don’t forget to read the last one. It made us feel pretty good.
And the winners (sorted by category for Pregnancy, Feeding, Diapering, Bathing, Gear, Toys, Clothing) are….
It’s time for back-to-school scrambling which usually includes shopping for brand new school supplies. But which school supplies are safe for your kids? Last year, a report was released by Environmental Defense and the US-Based Center for Health, Environment and Justice outlining guidelines for purchasing safe back-to-school products. Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC is found in many common school supplies and other children’s products and is of key concern in the report.
We’re all about hip and funky. And if you can save the environment and your own health in the mix, that’s a big bonus. (Kind of like getting a daily calf massage after a night in 4 inch heels). Did you know that 87% of Canadians believe that household cleaning products are safe even though only 10% of the chemicals used in the typical products have been tested? Or here’s a scary one.. apparently housewives face a 55% higher cancer risk due to their exposure to household cleaning products… Nice. Seventh Generation has come out with a super-cool app for the iphone or free download for your home computer. While you are shopping or surfing, you can search a directory of common cleaning products to see what ingredients are inside. Merci!
Oh, to be a child. What kid wouldn’t want to play in this all day? The creative possibilities are endless, and the craftmanship is sublime. The Lucy & Michael play tent folds up for easy storage, but it is so pretty, you may just want to keep it in the living room. Available at Raspberry Kids.
Overwhelmed. That’s how many expectant parents feel about making a stroller purchase. With so many choices in the marketplace these days, it can be a daunting task to try and learn what makes one stroller better than another. The staff from North Vancouver’s jack & lola have outlined their top picks for 2009. Make sure you join our list to be notified of exclusive promotions and other great articles.
In my ‘20s I traveled for 6 weeks through Europe with one backpack that I carried myself. For our week-long honeymoon, my husband and I took one large suitcase between us. Just over 2 years later, my husband, 11-month-old daughter, and I had an overflowing luggage cart that held 2 large suitcases (overweight), 2 stuffed-to-the-brim carry-ons, and a car seat. In hindsight, we should have added our playpen to the pile, since the hotel-issued crib for that trip was pretty wobbly.
We are junkies. For everything French. And beyond the Bonpoint-Floriane addiction, there is one product that we can’t live without. The Jacadi sleep sack comes in two sizes, and each season there are a number of new, creative, soft designs for your precious one.
Oh la la! Opening the mail has never been so exciting. Instead of bills and flyers, what appeared in my mailbox today? Nothing other than the sexiest, frilly French panties that I have ever seen. Panty by Post is the brainchild of Natalie Grunberg and Lori Sholzberg, and in our estimation, will up Canada’s birthrate by alot. Great as a gift delivered monthly, you can order one, six or twelve pairs of sexy panties. Sure to boost your self esteem during the pregnancy or postpardom period, the marketing for the company features naturally beautiful women who are not airbrushed. Fabulous!