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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Soon-to-arrive Wholly Canadian Baby

 In just a few days we're expecting baby #2 . . . and it has been such a joy to do a "baby journey" in a #madeincanada community.

I thought I would briefly write about some of the baby delights in our nursery {grin}  Just recently we launched an online on our webpage with Canada's BEST Baby Registry. Have you seen it yet?  It's a compilation of incredible baby items. This is what Canadian parents have been waiting for!


But back to our nursery. ..As always, we have tried to incoroporate three of our major tenets:

  1. Shop Canadian-made . . .actively loving your fellow Canadian citizen/ "neighbour"
  2. Shop fair-trade . . .supporting your international "neighbour"
  3. Shop vintage/re-purposed/pre-loved. . . purposing to care for Creation and live sustainably.
         

See why a nursery filled with a true love for our neighbours mattersAs most Canadian parents, we have done this on a tight budget. We have purchased wisely & minimally. A small house requires intentionality.



So here's 1) what is new in our nursery, here's what is on a 2) "dream list," and here's what our nursery 3) currently holds.



New (Old) Finds: What's New in our Nursery

Our nursery will house two little "bears" soon . . . and so making space in a small space takes some forethought. We're trying to take advantage of vertical space, because, well there is so little horizontal space!

I purchasd some authentic antique hooks from Old Revival House in Winnipeg--to hang up towels, diaper covers, etc.  These four hooks make such a difference for us!

 

I also found a used/pre-loved handcrafted vertical organizer that I am using to store shoes. . .

 

And finally a little welcome for our soon-to-arrive bundle . . . some prairie daisies from mama's garden in a vintage bootie vase I found at a thrift store. This perennial daisy plant is originally from the homestead where my father grew up . . . so it makes for a rich rooted welcome. {smile}




 

Here's what is on our "dream list". . .

 

Layette & Clothing:

 

Accessories

For Mama:

Toys:

Bunny-Rabbit organic baby blanket Natural and Eco Friendly Teething and Nursing Necklace - Maple Yang Rainbow wooden stacker, wooden toy by Atelier Cheval de bois
Papoumpapoum bunny rabbit blanket Painted Turtle teething necklace  Atelier Cheval de bois rainbow wood stacker


As we don't know if we're having a boy or a girl (the old fashioned way), it gives way to some extra anticipation. . .

If we have a girl:

 

If we have a boy:

 

 Organic Cotton Bloomer with Ruffle Bum shown in Avnee Gray and Avnee Green ballet flats / frosted pink leather  Baby Blue Seersucker Shortall Set | Boys Spring Outfit | 2 Piece Set
.OM Home bloomers Ulla & Viggo ballet flats  Mabel Retro shortall set


 Our Current Nursery

Baby "Equipment"

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Carseat

Clek

C
Carseat Accessories

Playful Peanut

  • carseat canopy--see here
C

 

Babywearing

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Wraps & Carriers:  

Peapod Creations

C

 

Bedding & Sleep Sacks

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Mattress & Duvet

Shepherd's Dream

C
Sleep Sacks

Gurumama

C

 

Clothing & Footwear

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Layette & Accessories

 

Kushies

  • change table, bassinett sheet, & playpen sheets
C

Itty Bitty Baby

  • sleep sacks & sleepers
C
Clothing & Accessories 
 

Mabel Retro

  • diaper shirt set, pajamas--see here
C

Footwear

 

Padraig

  • wool slippers--see here
C

ulla & viggo

  • moccasins
C

Soft Sole Baby Shoes

  • leather shoes
C

Outer-wear:

   
  • Sun Protection

No Zone

  • one-piece sun suit
C
  • Jackets & Snowsuits

Canada Goose

  • snow suit (we purchased thesed used)
C

 

Diapering & Bathing

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Bathtub

Spa Baby

  • bath tub
C
Diapers

AMP

C

Mother-ease

C

Diapering

Accessories

   

Playful Peanut

  • wet bags--see here
C

 

Feeding & Nursing

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

High Chairs/ Boosters

Monte

  • high chair
C
Bibs

Mally Bibs

  • baby & toddler leather bib--see pic here
C
Nursing Accessories 

Mayukori Nursing Pillow

  • buckwheat filled pillow
C

Peapod Creations

  • Infinity nursing scarf
C

 

Health & Skincare

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Lotions, Balms, SPF & Soaps

Dimpleskins

  • See what we've used here
C

Mama Pacha

  • See what we've used here
C

Rocky Mountain

  • See what we've used here
C

Anointment

  • Push ointment
C
   
Homeopathic Medicine & Accessories

Kid's 0-9

  • teething, fever, cold homeopathic remedies
C

Suro Elderberry Syrup

  • See what we've used here
C

St Francis Herb Farm

  • See what we've used here
C

Pure Hazelwood

  • See what we've used here
C

 

 

Laundry

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Dryer Balls

Splat & Co

  • see here for why
C
Detergent    

Nature Clean

  • see why we like them
C

 

Maternity & Nursing Wear

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Clothing

Carry Maternity (their in-house brand)

  • dress
C
Outer-wear

Make My Belly Fit

  • zipper extension
C
Second-hand wear Lots of used maternity wear
U

 

Nursery Furniture

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Furniture

Dutailier

  • see why we chose this rocker
C
Buying used in this category is also an excellent choice. . .We did a lot of that.

 

Nursery Organization

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Baskets Ten Thousand Villages F

 

Toys

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Teething toys Ringley C
Puppets & Dolls Ten Thousand Villages F
Wooden Doll House

Jacob's Wooden Toys

C
Wooden Toys    

Thorpe Toys

C

Purchasing used toys is a great way to save $, as well as purchase items that are no longer made; we purchased many unique used wooden toys for our little one.

See this post for Christmas baby gift ideas

U

 

 

Wool & Sheepskin Products

C= Canadian-made, F=fairtrade, U=used

Egli Sheep farm C
Wonderful World of Sheepskin C
Check out our blog post on baby wool items: "I love Ewe, Baby"  

 

 

What memories do you have of your nursery?

I have found this simple paradigm of love (local, used, and fair-trade) makes such an impact! And brings such joy to your nursery. During the endless hours of sitting in the nursery comforting and feeding a little one, allowing one's eyes to survey the impact of choices . . . one discovers a unique delight that comes only from thinking about others.

Preparing for baby is one of the most precious seasons of life. . .thus, being rooted in a shopping paradigm of goodwill for one's "neighbour" would seem to be a natural outflow of the love & joy of the season.  As Canadian mamas and papas prepare for their little one, they can be actively sharing love for their "neighbour" with some simple intentionality.


 

Stay tuned for our baby news. . .


Posted by Wholly Canadian at 6:32 AM

1 Comments:

Very exciting!
June 25, 2015 1:07 PM By Linda

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