As we come to March, our minds are on Spring. Be inspired by these businesses and check out our blogger of the year, Melissa Yakaback’s cool store!
This British based brand knows the struggle children go through with pesky socks. Little Grippers have every type of sock you need, from school socks, to sports socks. looking for something warm and comfy? How about socks for your baby or toddler? Little Grippers has it all, for your children to stay active and look great.
Our blogger of the year, Melissa Yakaback, has a wonderful online shop called COO.
From teething necklaces to adorable accessories, this little shop is authentic, whimsical and a great place to stop to get a gift for a friend, family member or even yourself! Psst. Teething Necklaces are currently 15% off with the code TEETHING15 at checkout 🙂
OLIVIA ANN COLLECTIONS
Yes, Olivia Ann Collections, beautiful things do come in small packages and your store is a perfect example. From crowns to head bands to extras, this is your one stop shop for unique, whimsical, beautiful items that will stay in your family!
Whether it is a gift for a new Mom or for your growing child, these pieces not only are a beautiful style accessory, but they make a statement! We think the pictures speak for themselves.
Blogger/Inspiration of the Month: Vimala McClure
To describe Vimala McClure in one paragraph would be extremely difficult, but if we could sum it up in a word, we would call it “passionate.” After working in an orphanage in India, Vimala found the benefits of Baby Massage and began to spread her wisdom through out the world with many books. Along with passion, she is dedicated, educated and wanting to spread the benefits and importance of bonding.
Even after 9 books an a life time of hard work, she also has two blogs!
About eden & zoe: Founded in 2013 by Melissa Wang, eden & zoe is a cashmere knitwear brand for children. The San Francisco based company, creates luxurious and comfortable knits in classic yet modern designs. Eden & Zoe are the names of Melissa’s two daughters and the inspiration behind the company. She started the company with a wish to keep her daughters comfortable, cozy and stylish. When Melissa’s girls decided that wool knitwear was too “itchy”, the mom of two (now three!) began looking into an alternative: cashmere. The Founder and Designer states, “Cashmere is a material that I love and I wanted to share that experience with them. Having found the combination of quality and style in children’s knits elusive, I decided to create the clothes myself.” Her aim is to design cashmere knitwear for children that is sophisticated and understated. Melissa believes in classic styling with a modern twist. She liked to think about the details that make a garment unique yet timeless. Most importantly, it is about your child feeling comfortable and confident in what she/he is wearing. eden & zoe collections are available for purchase on www.edenandzoe.com with worldwide shipping available.
About the new spring/summer collection from founder and designer, Melissa Wang: Nature is the inspiration for this spring/summer collection. My family and I recently moved to a new home with a wonderful backyard. Eden and Zoe love playing in it and can happily spend hours exploring the plants, insects and small animals that live in our garden. I was inspired by how fascinated my girls are with nature and by the details that capture their imaginations.
In this collection, I have combined the knit patterns that I love with beautiful floral and geometric fabric prints. I enjoyed working with the two different mediums, especially in creating the flowing summer dresses and skirts (Eden and Zoe’s favorite items). I am excited to introduce hoodies (Eden’s request!) for both girls and boys. Plus our ever popular tutu skirts are back, adding extra fun to this collection.
For this season, many of the pieces are made from 100% cotton for comfort and versatility. These are machine washable. We also have pieces that are made from 55% pure cashmere and 45% silk yarns. In addition to being ultra soft, light and comfortable, this luxurious blend is perfect for warmer weather.
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Picklebee was founded in 2014 by Melanie Chiknagi, a London mother who was frustrated at how complicated her childrens’ sleepsuits were to do up. When her second child was born and she still couldn’t do up the leg poppers on the babygrows, she went on the hunt for something easier to dress him in. Unable to find anything, she decided to design her own, which she named the Picklesuit.
Melanie grew up in North London, attending the American School in London, followed by St Andrews University in Scotland for her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology, and London South Bank for her Masters, where she studied Estate Management. After graduating, she worked as a surveyor for eight years, achieving her Chartership in 2009. Coming from this property background, designing the Picklesuit was a steep learning curve, but after a year of tweaks and changes and many prototypes, the Picklesuits were ready to go into production. Melanie was so pleased with their design and potential that she decided to move away from surveying completely and focus on her business, giving her more time with her children too.
The Picklesuit is an innovative babygrow that is easy, practical, and hassle free to put on, take off, and open for nappy changes.
Presenting to the market a new system for opening and closing a sleepsuit, it has been designed specifically for ease. The leg poppers have been replaced with the best quality YKK plastic moulded zips up each leg, with concealed flaps on the inside to protect delicate little legs. The design of the Picklesuit allows for the babygrow to be fully open so that it is easy to dress little ones. It also allows for nappy changes opening only the leg zips, meaning that baby’s top half stays nice and warm. Other design features include wide arms and non-slip soles from size 6 months upwards.
Using only the best materials, all Picklesuits are handmade in a British factory. They have passed all regulatory testing at a UK lab, and the design is protected by two design rights. This not only ensures that it is the first of its kind on the market, but also means that Melanie can personally oversee all production and maintain the high quality that they are known for.
Melanie also takes great pleasure in sourcing other fun, practical, products for children and has amassed a colourful range of silicon bibs, bow ties, hair bows, reusable food pouches, blankets and more.
In God We Trust Ceramics
When you have your new bundle of joy, you must think of keepsakes that they can keep into adulthood. In God We Trust Ceramics provides you with beautiful ceramic pieces, that can be that lifetime keepsake your child will love! Other than the absolute talent, each piece is handcrafted. You will not get a mass produced piece here! Thebabyspot.ca supports small businesses that are full of talent and so should you! These pieces speak for themselves and can spruce up a plain room and make it into something beautiful.
In God We Trust Ceramics Words…
In a world of ‘same’ and ‘like’, it’s natural to crave something all it’s own. In God We Trust aims to satisfy those cravings, producing unique ceramic housewares for you and yours. In God We Trust speaks to the American tradition of high quality hand crafted products- a legacy lost in societies recent move towards more cost effective, lower quality, mass produced goods. While many companies boast ‘handmade’, their definition of the phrase may not necessarily reflect it’s traditional implications. At In God We Trust Ceramics, your handmade items are made with our actual hands, as reflected in the surfaces and hand painted variations- absorbing our energy, becoming it’s own unique work of art. No two items are exactly the same, each is uniquely it’s own.