December Clearance Centre Sale!

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Our Clearance Center Sales are now held on the first Wednesday of EVERY month, so that means this Wednesday, December 7th from 10am-1pm, Snuggle Bugz will be hosting your favourite sale again! As always, we must stress that this is a CLEARANCE sale and not a warehouse sale. And as much as we would love to have you shop at one of our beautiful retail locations, the Clearance Sale will be taking place in our Clearance Centre at 1040 Sutton Drive, Unit #1 in Burlington.

Product inventory is limited – meaning once we are sold out, that’s it – and products are SOLD AS IS. ALL ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE CLEARANCE CENTRE ARE A FINAL SALE & CANNOT BE RETURNED TO ANY SNUGGLE BUGZ RETAIL LOCATION.

Here are some helpful hints so you know WHAT TO EXPECT at the sale:

1.Location. As mentioned above, the sale is at our Clearance Centre, not our store. 1040 Sutton Drive, Burlington. There is no street parking available for the sale.
2. Come On-Time. The doors open at 10am and will close promptly at 1pm.
3. Be prepared to wait. Come with a charged up phone, warm clothes and an expectation that there will be a line.
4. Dress for the weather. The line to get in is located outside, in our parking lot. Based on the fact that we woke up to frosty cars this week, be sure to dress warmly and that all baby fingers and toes are cozy.
5.  Food. Eat before you come, bring snacks and plenty of water.
6. Washrooms. We know we said bring water but we DO NOT have access to washrooms for public use. Please plan accordingly.
7. Strollers. This event is not particularly stroller friendly. Please leave any strollers in the car or at home and consider using a baby carrier if you are bringing your child with you.
8. Carrying your purchases. We do not have shopping carts, so come with free arms and hands.
9. Payment. We accept Visa, Master Card or debit only. Amex, Cash and Gift Cards are NOT accepted. All items are FINAL SALE.
10. Delivery. All items will need to be taken with you when you purchase. Please ensure you bring a vehicle that is capable of transporting what you hope to buy.

Please keep in mind that these products are sold AS IS. The inventory selection includes pieces that were floor models, discontinued items, items that have been opened or removed from their original packaging, etc. These are not items that you would find in one of our retail stores or online. All products are safe for use.

With expectations clearly set and helpful hints provided, your shopping experience at our  December Clearance Sale should be that much better! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Caramia Chelsea Crib Recall

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Caramia Furniture is voluntarily recalling their 3-in-1 Chelsea Crib. Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these cribs do not meet the requirements of the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada due to the space between the slats may be too wide.

The effected Chelsea cribs were purchased between January 2015 and July 2016.

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Neither Health Canada nor Caramia Furniture have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these cribs in Canada. If you believe you have one of these cribs in your possession, immediately stop using the recalled Chelsea Crib and contact:

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to please pass this letter along to anyone to whom a crib may have been given.

Thank You

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Preparing Baby for Winter

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After an active summer, the winter months are a hard pill to swallow. If you and your baby have grown accustomed to being outside and getting fresh air daily, don’t let cold weather stop you! As the famous Scandinavian saying goes, “there is no bad weather, just bad clothing”. Here are a few tips to dressing baby (and mom!) for the weather.

Layer up!
Start with thin, flexible base layers. Restricting clothing like jeans or overalls are not a good choice for snow play as they’ll  bunch up in the wrong places and don’t breathe under snow pants. We opt for leggings and two pairs of socks, and then put on a second layer of warmer pants – sweat pants or thicker wool leggings. Same with the top half – start with a thin long sleeve shirt or thermal underwear and then top with a thicker version.

Cover up!
If skin is visible, it’s susceptible to the wind and cold, so look for a neck warmer and hat that cover as much as possible. The balaclava by Calikids is perfect for the task! Or buy a full coverage tuque and then grab a neck warmer such as the adjustable neck warmer or the knit cozy neck warmer, also by Calikids.

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Fingers and Toes
The first places we feel cold need extra protection. For wee ones, Stonz booties (and liners) or Sherpa booties, a similar brand, are beloved by moms everywhere and for good reason. They’re both easy to put on and keep baby’s feet snugly warm.

Until kids are able to put on their own mittens, it’s always a struggle forcing little thumbs into their proper place, which is why I love mittens with side zippers. Snuggle Bugz has a ton of options with zips, so grab a pair and save yourself the frustration before you leave  the house!

Warm Baby Wearing
To keep baby completely sheltered from the weather but still enjoy the great outdoors, simply convert your current parka into one with the extensions by Kokoala. There are a range of extensions for pregnancy and baby wearing that will be a mom’s best friend this winter.

Cozy Strolling
If baby is staying in the stroller, he’ll be toasty in a stroller bunting bag. 7 am Enfant adapts to any stroller, whereas other brands (such as Bugaboo and Uppababy) have bunting bags specific to their make and model.  These bags are especially great when you’re simply going from point A to point B, not necessarily playing in the snow. They allow a baby to travel by stroller without dressing for the North Pole. Perfect for daycare drop off or errands in the winter months.

IMG_9239-resizedEmily is a Montreal-based writer and blogger, but most importantly, a mom of three littles (age five and under). She geeks out over cloth diapers, lattes, and will do just about anything to travel. You can find her on Instagram @emmorrice where she profusely overgrams pictures of her meals, kids and city. 

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November Clearance Centre Sale!

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Our Clearance Center Sales are now held on the first Wednesday of EVERY month, so that means this Wednesday, November 2nd from 10am-1pm, Snuggle Bugz will be hosting your favourite sale again! As always, we must stress that this is a CLEARANCE sale and not a warehouse sale. And as much as we would love to have you shop at one of our beautiful retail locations, the Clearance Sale will be taking place in our Clearance Centre at 1040 Sutton Drive, Unit #1 in Burlington.

Product inventory is limited – meaning once we are sold out, that’s it – and products are SOLD AS IS. ALL ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE CLEARANCE CENTRE ARE A FINAL SALE & CANNOT BE RETURNED TO ANY SNUGGLE BUGZ RETAIL LOCATION.

Here are some helpful hints so you know WHAT TO EXPECT at the sale:

1.Location. As mentioned above, the sale is at our Clearance Centre, not our store. 1040 Sutton Drive, Burlington. There is no street parking available for the sale.
2. Come On-Time. The doors open at 10am and will close promptly at 1pm.
3. Be prepared to wait. Come with a charged up phone, warm clothes and an expectation that there will be a line.
4. Dress for the weather. The line to get in is located outside, in our parking lot. Based on the fact that we woke up to frosty cars this week, be sure to dress warmly and that all baby fingers and toes are cozy.
5.  Food. Eat before you come, bring snacks and plenty of water.
6. Washrooms. We know we said bring water but we DO NOT have access to washrooms for public use. Please plan accordingly.
7. Strollers. This event is not particularly stroller friendly. Please leave any strollers in the car or at home and consider using a baby carrier if you are bringing your child with you.
8. Carrying your purchases. We do not have shopping carts, so come with free arms and hands.
9. Payment. We accept Visa, Master Card or debit only. Amex, Cash and Gift Cards are NOT accepted. All items are FINAL SALE.
10. Delivery. All items will need to be taken with you when you purchase. Please ensure you bring a vehicle that is capable of transporting what you hope to buy.

Please keep in mind that these products are sold AS IS. The inventory selection includes pieces that were floor models, discontinued items, items that have been opened or removed from their original packaging, etc. These are not items that you would find in one of our retail stores or online. All products are safe for use.

With expectations clearly set and helpful hints provided, your shopping experience at our  November Clearance Sale should be that much better! We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted in 2016, Sale |

Overnight Essentials

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With the holidays around the corner, chances are your little one may be gearing up for their first sleepover. Nearly half of Canadian families travel to visit family for the holidays, but if it’s your first time sleeping elsewhere there are a few things to consider.

Routine:

Baby’s routine involves his bedroom, a nightly bath in his bathroom, and sleeping in his crib. This is all about to change! While you can’t help the change of setting, try your best to keep the other elements the same. Continue with nightly baths and keep bedtimes consistent. Don’t forget your child’s lovey, and heck, bring an extra if you’ve got one! The holidays often mean new faces, and friends and family always want to see and hold the new bundle of joy, but try to keep bedtime a time with just mom or dad. No matter where you are, you are your baby’s constant. Make sure it’s you who sets him down at night and you who wakes him in the morning. This is true for older kids as well. There’s so much fun to be had when visiting grandma and grandpa, but a few quiet moments with mom and dad before bed is a great way to keep them feeling rooted and secure.

Gear:

If you’re planning to sleep elsewhere, you’ll need to make sure you have a safe bed for baby. If you don’t already have a pack-and-play, this is the time to grab one. If space is at a premium (or weight restrictions if you’re flying), you can’t do better than the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light. We have flown around the world with this crib and just love it. It’s more compact than the average pack-and-play and simple to assemble.  For kids ages two and above, though they’re probably happy enough sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag (let’s pretend we’re camping!), there are great toddler travel beds by The Shrunks to check out as well. Always pack extra play yard sheets, too!

For meals, you’ll need a portable high chair to keep mealtimes as consistent as possible. Check out the Munchkin Travel Booster Seat which attaches to most dining chairs and is under $50! For a full list of high chair options, see here.  It also doesn’t hurt to bring along a few kid-friendly plates, bowls, and cutlery. We bought a plastic set and left it at my parent’s house so now we don’t have to worry about packing it.

Mother’s Little Helpers:

There are always little tricks of the trade that can help during an overnight. A few weeks before your trip, start using a sound machine if you don’t already. Then have the sound machine in baby’s bedroom during your travels. The sounds of home may be subtle – a neighbour taking out the garbage, a truck doing deliveries each morning, or a neighbourhood cat meowing near baby’s window – but they’ll be missed. If baby’s room sounds the exact same at grandma’s as it does at home, it’ll be easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

You could also try adding a drop of lavender essential oil to the mattress of baby’s crib at home, and then being sure to have the same habit when traveling. Sounds and smells of the familiar always smooth over transitions.

Overnights with a baby aren’t easy, but they’re bound to come up, especially during the holidays. Though it’s a bit of extra packing (let’s be honest – babies don’t pack light!) and planning ahead for the parents, overnight stays will likely be some of your child’s fondest memories.

Emily is a Montreal-based writer and blogger, but most importantly, a mom of three littles (age five and under). She geeks out over cloth diapers, lattes, and will do just about anything to travel. You can find her on Instagram @emmorrice where she profusely overgrams pictures of her meals, kids and city. 

Posted in 2016, Family, Sleep |