Family Eye Health: Effects of Blue Light

Family Eye Health: Effects of Blue Light

April 27, 2017

Light appears in waves, and is composed of energy-releasing particles. Light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Some types of light, including UV light, are invisible to the human eye as they exist on a part of the spectrum that we cannot see. Visible light can be seen by the human eye. The color of light we see is determined by the length and power of the wavelength.

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The Benefits of Sleep Belts

The Benefits of Sleep Belts

April 20, 2017

All babies benefit from skin to skin contact which the sleep belt accommodates. Some babies need the comforting closeness of their mother or father in order to relax properly. This is where a sleep belt comes in: it allows you, the parent, to snuggle your baby in an intimate way while leaving your hands free.

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Types of Baby Cups & the transition

Types of Baby Cups & the transition

April 13, 2017

As a parent, the variety of baby products available can be overwhelming. Furthermore, a lot of equipment can only be used at certain developmental stages. As a result, even the process of choosing what your baby should drink from can be daunting. Luckily, this guide will tell you what's what and help you pick the most suitable drinking vessel for your little one.

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Natural Sunscreen for You & Yours

Natural Sunscreen for You & Yours

April 06, 2017

2017 is flying by! It's already April, and summer will soon be here. During the warmer months it's important to be prepared for family trips to the beach. Sunscreen is an essential item for enjoying the summer sun. It's important to invest in a good quality sunscreen that won't damage you or your little one's health.

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Keeping your household clean and safe!

Keeping your household clean and safe!

March 30, 2017

As parents, we put a lot of effort and focus into keeping our homes beautiful, and keeping our babies safe. A lot of us may not be aware that the detergents, cleaners and soaps that we see at grocery stores and big box stores could be harmful to you and your children. Here are a few tips on how to read labels, what to avoid, and how to ensure you and your family are safe.

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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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