SoGreenBaby http://www.sogreenbaby.com Eco-Friendly Products For Your Growing Family Fri, 04 Sep 2020 14:40:00 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.16 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Favicon-Logo.png SoGreenBaby http://www.sogreenbaby.com 32 32 96263333 Markham Pop Up Shop! http://www.sogreenbaby.com/markham-pop-up-shop/ Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:55:33 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=5788 We are opening our first ever Pop Up Shop!

WhenMarch 15- April 11 2018

Where: 158 Anderson Ave in Markham (Beside OmNamaste Hot Yoga, facing Markham Road)

Hours:

  • Monday1pm- 4pm
  • Tuesday11am- 2pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday1pm- 4pm
  • Friday: 11am-2pm 
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday12-4pm

Lots of great deals with special in-store pricing not available online. Save big on Thirsties, Tots Bots, Sweet Pea and lots more! Shop early for best selection. Follow us @sogreenbaby on Instagram for updates!

Please note that all products on the website are not in the shop, so please do email or DM me if there is anything specific you are interested in, and I will make sure I have it when you visit. Of course, families are still welcome to shop online and pick up at the Pop Up Shop location.

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Boogers! http://www.sogreenbaby.com/boogers/ Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:16:12 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=4020 There are lots of baby gear and accessories out there, and while some of them are essential, some of them will definitely make life easier for you and your baby!Nasal Aspirator

A small case of the sniffles can become gigantic headache when your baby’s sleep schedule is disrupted. Constant wiping can lead to a red sore nose. If your baby has a cold and a stuffy nose, a nasal aspirator will help clear your baby’s sinuses. It is a medication-free way to help your baby get over colds more comfortably right up until they can blow their own noses… which could be awhile!

The BabyComfyNose Nasal Aspirator . It is easy to clean and does not require you to buy additional filters. Reusable, gentle on your baby’s stuffy nose and most of all, it works great!

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A Closer Look at Microfiber http://www.sogreenbaby.com/a-closer-look-at-microfibre/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:46:29 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=3931 So I had a customer who was disappointed in her microfiber inserts- they just were not absorbing anymore resulting in leaks. Google this issue and you will find a lot of hate for microfiber out there. “It’s hard to wash, it’s smelly, it loses absorbency…” etc

Chances are, you have some microfibre in your stash, some of the most awesome pockets –Sweet Pea One Size Pocket, bumGenius 4.0– and All-In-Ones like the bumGenius Freetimes and the Sweet Pea Newborn AIOs!) come with microfiber. There are some pros- microfibre is affordable, trim , fast absorbing and dries quickly after washing.

closer-look-microWith the right care, microfibre can serve you well for years. Like most issues, if you nail your washing routine, cloth diapering is easy peasy. Keep in mind that microfibre is synthetic and is the stuff that a lot of mops and dusters are made of. That means it is absorbent and attracts particles and lint. So here are some tips:

  • Wash with detergent! Sometimes we skimp to much on the detergent
  • Be cautious with rash creams, even cloth diaper safe ones. If you must, use a disposable liner
  • Hang dry to avoid lint accumulation in the dryer

 

That’s it, my friends! If you happen to have lifeless microfibre in your stash, especially fleece topped ones, it is possible to resurrect them. Give it a good wash and strip. I recommend the Laundry Tarts Strip It!, and be prepared to have to do multiple applications. You just need to get all the residues and particles out of there… and avoid using the dryer.

Also, if you are new to the cloth, it is worth noting that microfiber is the only fibre that should not be in direct contact with your baby’s skin. Microfibre inserts are often designed to go in a pocket, like the bumGenius one size insert. Or they have a fleece side like the AppleCheeks stay dry microterry Insert, the fleece side being the stay dry side that is in direct contact with the skin.

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Why I cloth diapered my baby http://www.sogreenbaby.com/why-i-cloth-diapered-my-baby/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:51:15 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=3861 There are obvious and practical reasons to cloth diaper- they are eco-friendly, they save you money, they are leak proof and can hold the worst of the blowouts. But what about how your baby feels?

We obsess about convenience and many practical matters when preparing for a baby, and don’t get me wrong…. that is important! Mommy and Daddy sanity make a happy home!

Babies are wonderful and it’s wonderful having this person in your life, for whom everything is new! I was delighted to witness my daughter’s first… everything! Every sensation is something new and potentially amazing. But that goes for the bad stuff too and it’s made so frustrating because of our baby’s inability to communicate what’s bothering them.

Teething, over tiredness, growth spurting, hungry… but do I really know why she’s fussing? All we can do in our prepetual state of worry, is do our best to make our little ones as comfortable as we can.

I think to myself, “Do I choose to wear plastic / paper, disposable underwear everyday? It’s pretty sensitive down there, would I want a chemically treated underwear that turns my pee into gel, and then sit in it?” So I put my put my baby in the closest thing to a pair of underwear AND change her when when she needs changing.

Cloth diapering is a simple, practical and comfortable solution to pooh and pee management.

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12 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas http://www.sogreenbaby.com/12-diy-halloween-costume-ideas/ Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:06:23 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=3834 Here at So Green Baby, we get super excited around Halloween.  Cardboard, hot glue, paint, old shirts and sweaters can become awesome do-it-yourself costumes. Remember to plan ahead and consider the weather when making your costume.  Make it extra roomy to fit over a winter coat if your spending lots of time outside. A quickly removable costume will help out with emergency bathroom breaks or diaper changes. Remember safety first, don’t impair vision or mobility.

Here are some ideas for those of you who are starting to feel extra crafty! Click on the images to learn how the costumes were made.

1. Maleficent

MALEFICENT COSTUME Credit: cuckoo4design,com

2. Lego Block

Lego Costume Credit: wineandglue.com

3. Doctor Who’s TARDIS

Dr. Who Tardis Credit: craftster.org

4. Hot Air Balloon and Pilot

Hot Air Balloon Credit: stylemepretty.com

5. Minion

DIY Minion Costume Credit: Playing with Scissors

6. BMO

DIY BMO from Adventure Time Credit: costume-works.com

7. Ninja

No-Sew Ninja Costume Credit: pagingsupermom.com

8. Ghost

Ripped sheet ghost costume Credit: Sarah Olson

9. Lego Super Hero

Lego Man Costume Credit: cenzi/instructables.com

10. Lego Zombie

Lego Zombie Man Costume Credit: costume-works.com

11. Rocket Jet Pack

Super Sci-Fi Rocket fueled Jet Pack Credit: doodlecraftblog.com

12. Rocket Jet Pack 2

DIY rocket pack costume Credit: uproxx.com

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New Lake Retro and Wicked.  Just in time for Halloween.  Get ready for those Halloween photo shoots with some scary cute diapers.

Looking for more Halloween diaper ideas.  Click Here.

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Cloth 101 Tabs

New to cloth diapers or need some help deciding what you need?  Look out for Cloth 101 Tabs on the product pages.  They will provide some general advice and explanation on Cloth Diapering.  Not every page is ready, but they will be updated soon.

If you still need some advice, feel free to contacts us with any questions.

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Bunny Ears http://www.sogreenbaby.com/bunny-ears/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:44:24 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=3583 You may have come across the term “bunny ears” or “rabbit ears” in your cloth diaper research. This is just a little diapering technique to get a snug fit around the legs. If there are gaps in your diaper around the legs, you may get a leak. You can close the gap by pulling on the sides of the front of the diaper upwards and towards the back- after you have snapped or velcroed the diaper closed. The diaper tabs will stick out at the top, resembling rabbit ears.

This is an especially helpful tip for newborn babies that don’t have chubby legs… yet!

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Flashy Friday Is Back http://www.sogreenbaby.com/flashy-friday-is-back/ Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:50:57 +0000 http://www.sogreenbaby.com/?p=3246 Our First Flashy Friday on our brand new website!  This week we’re bringing you a blockbuster of a deal.  From August 7 – 10 get 15% OFF All AppleCheeks Products.Flashy Friday Sale Aug9

 

Don’t forget to register your new account. For a limited time get 100 Green Reward points when you register your account.  If you had green reward points or a  whishlist on our old site, just contact us for a transfer.

Thanks for joining us on our new site.

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We’re Back! http://www.sogreenbaby.com/new-site-new-look-coming-soon/ http://www.sogreenbaby.com/new-site-new-look-coming-soon/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:18:56 +0000 http://www.shop.sogreenbaby.com/?p=2730 New site! New look! Same great products and service!

After our weekend downtime, we’re back with our new website.  All our core products are available, with the rest following shortly.  We will continue polishing up the new site over the next few days.

Why the new website?

  • We have decided to update our website to a flexible, mobile friendly design.
    The new website will be functional across all viewing platforms… and it looks cool 🙂

Will my account carry over?

  • You will need to create a new account.

What about my green reward points?

  • After you create your new account, contact us via email for a points transfer. That’s All.

What are the new features of the site?

  • New Mobile Friendly Site
  • Letter Mail Shipping available on select items. See our new shipping policy
  • New diaper packages that give you control of the colours and prints you want(coming soon)
  • New Captcha codes.  No more guessing, is it a ‘9’ or a ‘g’?
  • New Wishlist.  Keep track of the things you want or share your list with friends and family and get showered with gifts.

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