One mama's Perspective on Living Lightly on our Earth

Sharing information, products and experiences to help keep our children safe, green and happy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Best Bottom Cloth Diaper System- New!

Best Bottom cloth diapers are made from some of the best quality PUL I've seen. All Made in the USA too.

The cover is one size fitting from about 7lbs to 35 lbs. The bulk is mitigated with 3 different size inserts to take you from newborn to potty training.

I'd recommend 3 inserts for every 1 cover- so that's 2-3 diaper changes!

Now available to try in our cloth diaper newborn & 15+ lbs rental kits

For Best Bottom snap-in inserts, my personal preference is the organic cotton & hemp; however, if you prefer faster drying and aren't as concerned about having natural fibers next to baby's skin the stay dry inserts might be the best for you. You can always try a few and each and then stock up on your faves.

I especially love the gussets on the legs for newborns but really they're nice to have until solid food or even potty training!

Wondering where to buy Best Bottom Diapers? Best Bottom Cloth Diapers are now available at Abby Sprouts' Store in Victoria, BC, Canada or you can order online from our website.

The tricks to successfully buying locally handmade products!

Buying Locally Handmade Products is an awesome way to support local business and artisans but it comes with some unique challenges. 

Most locally made items are produced by hand in small batches and maybe even one of a kind, so if you see something you love or you know your sister, aunt, hubby, etc would love- best to buy it when you see it! So many times people come back into the shop and we've sold out of the items they had in mind. 

If what you're looking for isn't there always ask if there's more on the way. Sometimes the biggest obstacle for mama's making items is finding the time to sew, paint, knit etc but they might still have yards of the fabric you loved. 

Supporting locally handmade items is definitely worth it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Padraig Slippers... these are definitely one of our best new additions!

In December 2011, we added the gorgeous and functional Padraig handmade slippers to our storefront in Victoria, BC as well as our online store. I don't think I have ever had so many people come in with stories about one product. 

It seems everyday there is a new person in here saying how they have a pair for themselves and love them, or they were the best when their children or grandchildren were young, or how their 9 year old lives in them. 

What I really love is Padraig Slippers despite all their success have stayed true. They continue to be handmade in North Vancouver, BC using pure wool, sheepskin and leather- no synthetics or overseas production.

In addition to all these lovely stories, nearly our entire family received slippers for the holidays this year and they're all in love. These are quickly becoming one of my fave new mom gifts too.