Introducing Solid Foods: Baby-Led Weaning

Introducing Solid Foods: Baby-Led Weaning

October 15, 2016

"What is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby-led weaning (BLW) is an approach to introducing food in which the baby is allowed to direct and control the process of eating solids foods from the very beginning. Parents decide what to feed and babies decide when, how, and how much they are going to eat."

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The Story of "Charlotte's Bum Butter"

The Story of "Charlotte's Bum Butter"

September 24, 2016

"You know creativity is powerful and unstoppable, you feed it a bit and it starts growing and taking over, soon enough you have to give in and dedicate your time to nurturing it to keep it and yourself happy. I spent a lot of time dreaming up Charlotte's Bum Butter and every chance I had to sneak a bit of time to myself (a nearly impossible task) I worked on making my little dream a reality."

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beginnings - welcome to baby on the hip

beginnings - welcome to baby on the hip

July 27, 2016 1 Comment

As we launch our new website i’m struck by the synchronicity of these beginnings. we are jumping on the forward moving, social media, web buying culture; moving our west end store into a new neighbourhood and on a personal note, i am embracing my new role as grandmother.

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The Benefits of Organic Crib Mattresses

The Benefits of Organic Crib Mattresses

July 06, 2016

One desire of all parents is that their baby gets a peaceful night’s sleep. It’s comforting to see your little one slumber in their cozy crib, content and safe. Parents try their best to ensure their baby has a restful night. They may follow a certain feeding schedule, play peaceful sleep sounds, and make sure that their baby is lying in a safe sleep position.

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Sleep Bags: History & Function

Sleep Bags: History & Function

June 30, 2016

baby sleep bags, or commonly known as “sleep sacks”, are wearable blankets to put babies and toddlers to sleep in. Sleep bags have been recommended by hospitals and health experts as a safer way to put babies to sleep than traditional swaddling or loose blankets. They can’t be kicked off or pushed to the side by a baby flailing while asleep. They also help a baby stay at a safe body temperature. The use of sleep bags has only been popularized in the United States in the last twenty years, but the history of sleep bags is much longer in Europe.

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