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Canada's Best Baby Registry:

Local Goodness & Love

There are only a few times in life where a person has to engage in a major shopping spree to prepare for another stage of life. . .and one of those is having a baby! So often Canadian parents are relying on imported goods to set up their nursery, not because they necessarily desire that, but just because these goods are so accessible.

Questions Canadian parents have:  

  • Where do I find Canadian-made products?
  • I'm on a tight budget, won't it cost more?
  • I don't know have extra time to do research, can you help me out?
 

Photo credit: www.catephotography.com

Wholly Canadian wants to help Canadian parents out by preparing a registry that incorporates 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.
     

 

This simple paradigm of love makes such an impact! And brings such joy to your nursery. During the endless hours of sitting in the nursery comforting and feeding your little one, let your eyes survey the impact of your choices. . .and discover a unique delight that comes 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.

We wrote about this in a blog post in 2015, and due to popular demand, Wholly Canadian is making the baby registry a permanent & accessible page on our website.

Contact us if you want your Canadian-made baby product to be added to this directory.

 

 

 

Categories: Baby Registry

Baby Equipment

Babywearing

Bedding & Sleepsacks

Clothing & Footwear

Diapering & Bathing

Feeding & Nursing

Health & Skincare

Laundry

Maternity & Nursingwear

Misc

Nursery Furniture

Nursery Organization

Safety

Toys

Wool & Sheepskin Products

 

Online Retailers

 

 

Baby "Equipment"

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

Carseat Clek C
Carseat Accessories Playful Peanut C
Saucers/Playpens/Strollers/Swings, etc Has anyone discovered these items made in Canada? U

 

 

Babywearing

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

Wraps & Carriers:   Peapod Creations C
Moa Po C
Chimparoo C
Colibri C

 

 

Bedding & Sleep Sacks

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

Linens & Blankets Kushies C
Dream Designs C
OM Home C
Sweet Kyla C
   
Mattress & Duvet Shepherd's Dream C
Sleep Sacks Gurumama C
Kangapouch C

 

 

 Clothing & Footwear

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

Layette & Accessories

 

Kushies C
Itty Bitty Baby C
OM Home C
glo F
Glup C
Clothing & Accessories  Small Potatoes C
Mabel Retro C
   

Footwear

 

Padraig C
ulla & viggo C
Soft Sole Baby Shoes C
Mini Toes C
Kamik (toddler boots) C

Outer-wear:

   
  • Sun Protection
No Zone C
  • Mittens
mimiTENS C
  • Jackets & Snowsuits
Canada Goose C

Buying used in this category makes so much sense; we've frequented consignment, thrift stores, garage sales, etc to keep up with our growing little one!

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Diapering & Bathing

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

Bathtub Spa Baby C
Diapers AMP C
Mother-ease C
Bummis C
Kushies C
Monkey Doodlez C
Apple Cheeks C
Boobles Bottoms C
Funky Fluff C
Ella Bella Bum C
Peepooie C
Maple Bean C
Jack Be Thimble C
   

Diapering

Accessories

Elari Diaper Wallets C
Playful Peanut C
Colibri C
Buying used in this category is a great way to save money.  U

 

Feeding & Nursing

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

High Chairs/ Boosters Monte C
Bibs Mally Bibs C
Nursing Accessories     
Kushies C
Nneka Nursing Pillow C
Sweet Sparrow Design C

 

 

Health & Skincare

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

Lotions, Balms, SPF & Soaps Dimpleskins C
Mama Pacha C
Rocky Mountain C
Green Beaver C
 Anointment C
Homeopathic Medicine & Accessories
Kid's 0-9 C
Suro Elderberry Syrup C
St Francis Herb Farm C
Pure Hazelwood C

 

 

Laundry

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

Dryer Balls Splat & Co C
Detergent Nellies C
Nature Clean C

 

 

Maternity & Nursing Wear

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

Clothing Carry Maternity (their in-house brand) C
Jules & Jim Maternity C
   
Outer-wear Make My Belly Fit C
M Coat C
   
Lingerie Mayana Geneviere C
Nursing Wear Vija Design C
Post-partum needs Sweet Sparrow Design C
Second-hand wear Try thrift stores, kijiji, consignment, etc U

 

Misc

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

Lullaby Music
Sullivan Entertainment
C
     

 

 

Nursery Furniture

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

Furniture

(rockers, cribs, bassinets, dressers, etc)

Dutailier C
Monte C
Natart Juvenile C
Buying used in this category is also an excellent choice. . .

 

Nursery Organization

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

Baskets Ten Thousand Villages F
Prairie Threads C

 

Safety

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

Flotation Life Vest Salus C
Helmet Covers Tail Wags Helmet Covers C
Safety Gate Natart Juvenile C

 

 

Toys

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

Teething toys Ringley C
Painted Turtle C
   
Puppets & Dolls Ten Thousand Villages F
  Papoum C
Wooden Doll House Jacob's Wooden Toys C
Wooden Toys L'Atelier Cheval de Bois C
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

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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"  

 

 

Online Canadian Retailers

All of these retailers carry some of the baby products listed on this baby registry.

Check them out!

Baby Green Sprout
Baby Land
By Nature
Crocodile Baby
Generation Green
Hip Baby
JamTots
Junior Baby
Lusso Baby
Mama May I
Organically Hatched
Snuggle Bugz
Westcoast Kids

 

 

Why employ a community-orientation in your nursery purchases?

  • It Brings Joy! Every item is rooted in community & goodwill. . . rather than buying what is "cheapest for me," it thinks "we". . . giving way to a true joy
  • It's a part of being in a story. . .we've read countless stories in our nursery, but I think one of the stories this mama treasures most in her heart, is the story of how this nursery came to be. . .

 

For a good resource on why this matters see "Why Localism"