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2011 | Jul-Dec 2010 | Jan-Jun 2010 | Apr-Dec 2009 | Jan-Mar 2009 | 2008

Raspberry Kids has received lots of great shout outs in many amazing publications. Here are a few of our notable mentions:
LMNOP: LMNOP’s 2010 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide - December 2010
Our guide to this year's best toys, books, games, accessories and more. See Raspberry Kids featured on pages 3, 13, 14, and 41!
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Vancouver Mom: Gift IQ: Educational Gift Ideas - December 15, 2010
A few weeks ago, we published VancouverMom.ca’s 2010 Holiday Guide. We listed 30 different gift ideas. With just a week and a half left until Christmas, we’ll be releasing a few more recommendations for your Christmas gift list. Here are a few toy ideas to help the kids on your list have fun and learn a thing or two. Older toddlers and preschoolers love memory games. With its five templates, the Sevi Memory Game never gets old. Made of hardwood and non-toxic dyes, this toy will get passed from child to child. $55. Available at Raspberry Kids.
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Kids Vancouver: Last Minute Ideas? Stocking Stuffers and Gifts Under $25 *Green & Substainable! - December 6, 2010
Mudpuppy Garden Money Bank from Raspberry Kids - What could be more fun than shaking your piggy bank to hear the change rattle around! And with these banks, you'll have funds to share, to spend, and to save.
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Yummy Mummy Club: The Green Toy Guide by Sue Sinclair - November 29, 2010
My job is to find cool green products for our online store RaspberryKids.com. When it comes to choosing toys, we take into account where the products are made, how they are made, what they are made from, who makes them, how much packaging do they have and so on. We also test several of our products for usability and vet them very carefully to ensure they live up to our high standards. We are thrilled to be able to provide our Top 10 Green Picks for this upcoming holiday! In no particular order ... cue the virtual drum roll please ...
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Yoyomama: Stocking Stuffer Spotting - November 29, 2010
Make a colourful splash with these water-resistant watches, available in three sizes to fit kids and adults alike. Splash watches, $11. Available at www.raspberrykids.com.
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Snickerdoodles: shop eco-savvy with Raspberry Kids... - November 26, 2010
This year I have tried to support local artisans and smaller stores as much possible and today on Eco-Friday I wanted to share a local online source for amazing finds that are kind to the environment and safe for your family....Raspberry Kids.
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examiner.com: Hopscotch Kids WaterColors naturally made for your little diva - November 23, 2010
Hopscotch Kids WaterColors is ranked the safest polish by Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database. They are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable. WaterColors are produced without toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, acetone, or heavy metals. Nails will not become dry or turn yellow. With the most fundamental concerns put to rest, moms will only need to worry about their fancy dresses missing out of their closets.
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Natural Mommie: green gift guide: raspberry kids {sprig toys eco ladder & excavator set} - November 17, 2010
Raspberry Kids is on my list of stores to make a purchase from this year because it just makes holiday shopping for kids soooo easy. The tab “organic” brings up eco-friendly toys, organic clothing, feeding, babywearing and bedding. I’m loving all the eco toys especially this collection of green Sprig toys. Sprig toys are made with eco-friendly materials. They’re manufactured in Europe out of Sprigwood™ , a Canadian-made bio-composite using recycled plastic food containers and sawdust! Sprig Toys also use non toxic dyes instead of paints.
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Sweet Mama: Gifts for Teachers: Scotch Naturals Nail Polish - November 15, 2010
Because erasing chalkboards in nails painted with colours named Velvet Kilt Purple and Flying Scotsman Blue makes the task less mundane. Scotch Naturals Nail Polish in Kiltlifter Red, $15. Available at www.raspberrykids.com. Read more: http://www.sweetspot.ca/SweetMama/gifts_and_occasions/26481/gifts_for_teacher_scotch_naturals_nail_polish/?gal=26475#gallery_header#ixzz15bOr7Plp
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Savvymom: Our Pick of the Week - November 9, 2010
When you wake up in the morning and it’s a quarter to eight, the kids don’t want to brush their teeth and you can’t be late… oh wait. We’ve got a solution for that. Make tooth brushing a little more fun with the Happy Splash Toothbrush Timer from Sevi. Handmade using eco-friendly materials, this adorable holder includes a timer so you can challenge your little ones to brush their teeth until the sand runs down. It’s a fun way to get them brushing—now the challenge is getting them out of the bathroom!
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A Bit of Momsense: Christmas Shopping Guide 2010 - November 9, 2010
Educo Creative Cookery Why? Creativity at it’s best for the kids – it comes with pots and pans, plates, forks and some food making it an all in one gift. Even better, for a smaller space like mine it fits perfectly and looks pretty – nothing too big or yucky looking in my kitchen. Both kids love it, it gets daily use.
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Breakfast Television: Vancouver Baby and Family Fair - November 5, 2010
Watch an interview at the Baby Fair with Sue Sinclair featuring a Raspberry Kids elf and tons of kidlets playing with fantastic Raspberry Kids toys!
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Today's Parent: Top Toys 2010 - November 3, 2010
A Today's Parent Top Toy, this simple, pesticide-free cotton rag doll will enchant little ones. The soft colours come from a process using plants, minerals and soy. Certified non-toxic, it comes with a recycled cardboard box that kids are encouraged to reuse. Available at: www.raspberrykids.com
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Today's Parent: Top Toys 2010 - November 3, 2010
A Today's Parent Top Toy. Little ones can have imaginary sea adventures in or out of the water with this seven-piece set. All pieces are made from a blend of phthalate-free recycled plastic and reclaimed wood; the dyes don't contain any lead or other heavy materials. Remove small parts, such as the captain's hat, and it's safe to use with babies. Available at: www.raspberrykids.com
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24 Hours: Green Sheen is Hip - November 2, 2010
Check out page 25 for a Raspberry Kids and Hopscotch Kids feature!!
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LMNOP: Polish Perfection - November 2, 2010
The crew here at LMNOP are huge fans of Hopscotch Kids’ non-toxic, eco-friendly, water-based nail polish range. It’s 100% free of toxic chemicals and other nasties, so your little beauty queen can have hassle-free fun experimenting with rich, vibrant colour.
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Sweetmama: Hot Toys for Cool Kids: Preschooler: Sevi Dollhouse with Accessories - November 1, 2010
This dollhouse is loaded with all the details we look for: European styling and safety standards from a brand with history, wooden construction and a convertible rooftop patio.
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Yoyomama: On the Rocks - October 18, 2010
Nail polish is another personal care product that’s full of not so great things like toluene, dibutyl phthelate, formaldehyde, acetone and heavy metals. Which is why we now only trust our pedicures to Scotch Naturals Water Colors Safe Nail Polish. Unlike conventional, solvent-based polishes, Scotch Naturals uses a water-based formula that’s also designed to nourish and strengthen nails with repeated use. With a low hazard rating of one from the Environmental Working Group (compared to a seven (or high) hazard rating of a conventional nail polish) you can get Scotch Naturals in 13 different stylish colours ranging from a bright pink Tartan Swizzle to Flying Scotsman blue.
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Vitamin Daily: Thirst Quencher - October 7, 2010
It’s a traveling catch-22: stay hydrated in the air by lugging your own bulky water bottle or go against the enviro grain and buy a plastic one once you’re through the gates. But with the fold-and-go Vapur Anti-Bottle (11.99) there’s no predicament. When empty, the bottle can be rolled, folded and flattened for easy packing into pockets or purses; when full, it stands up. BPA-free, it’s also reusable, dishwasher safe and freezable and we love the attached carabiner and the writable text area where you can fill in your name. Just like summer camp.
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Been There Wiped That: Paperless, BPA-Free, Kid Safe Lunch - October 5, 2010
And so my search began. I had a few criteria I wanted to fulfill: BPA free, long lasting, minimal waste, and easy for a child in primary grades to open. My daughter had one criterion to add to my search: pretty! (I did find some handsome designs as well). The good news is that there are now lots of safe, fun products out there due to stricter regulations, YAY! One of the products I have found and love is LunchBots, a stainless steal bento box style container that is easy to open and close. My other favourite is Lunchskins, reusable sandwich and snack bags with really fun designs.
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LMNOP: Little Beauty - September 2010
100% free of toxic chemicals and other nasties, so your little beauty queen can have hassle-free fun experimenting with rich, vibrant colour. Hopscotch Kids Watercolors™ Nail Polish, CA$12.99 each, raspberrykids.com
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Rants n' Rascals: raspberry kids vapur water bottle rocks! - September 16, 2010
I recently participated in a Facebook party (my first ever) hosted by raspberry kids geared for back to school which I absolutely loved doing and I was fortunate enough to win one of their fabulous prizes. What I won was an Eco-Friendly Vapur Water Bottle cost $11.99 Now this is no ordinary water bottle. The vapur water bottle rocks! It has some cool features that I want to share with all of you that make drinking on the go fun to do.
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West Coast Families: Litterless Lunches from Raspberry Kids
The Goodbyn Lunchbox ($29 in various colours) is BPA and phthalate-free, dishwasher-safe, has a carrying handle and can easily slip into a backpack. The handsewn Lunchskins reusable sandwich and snack bags ($8.49-$9.99 in various styles and sizes) are made from a quick drying cotton fabric, are dishwasher-safe, and have snug hook-and-loop closures. www.raspberrykids.com
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Urban Baby and Toddler Magazine: Smart Food Storage - Fall 2010
A safe and easy way to store and heat your baby’s food. Made of silicone, the brightly coloured Little Bites storage jars come with well-fitting lids. They’re dishwasher-, refrigerator-, freezer- and microwave- safe. Great for packing, heating and serving up baby’s meals or tot’s snacks. Comes in two sizes: Bigger Bites - $24.99 (set of 2); and Little Bites - $24.99 (set of 4). Find it: www.raspberrykids.com
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Urban Baby and Toddler Magazine: It's a Wrap - Fall 2010
Packing lunch to go has never been easier or more eco- friendly with mod Lunchskins. They’re made of certified food- safe fabric with snug hook-and-loop closure, are dishwasher safe, and replace the often-used plastic baggie. Lead-, BPA- and phthalate-free. The sandwich bag (6.5” x 6.5”) retails for $9.99 and the snack bag (6.5” x 3.5”) retails for $8.49. Find it: www.raspberrykids.com
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Sweet Spot: Cool sandwich spotting - September 13, 2010
Forget the ziplocs, these reusable sandwich bags come in a bunch of fun patterns including sharks, flowers and apples. Lunchskins. $10. Available at www.raspberrykids.com.
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Urban Mommies: Vapur Flexible Water Bottles - September 13, 2010
You’ll need one of these in your diaper bag and purse. Trust us. With nearly 200 billion plastic bottles used globally, Vapur addresses a growing issue and helps eliminate the tremendous amount of plastic bottle waste headed to landfills every year. Unlike traditional rigid bottles, Vapur offers a flexible model that stands upright when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty. And guess what else? You can freeze it, throw it in the dishwasher, and it’s BPA-free. They come in 5 colors – you may just need them all. Available at Raspberry Kids.
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Sweet Spot Quebec: Pomme d’Api - September 9, 2010
Le petit chaperon rouge en rougira d’envie. Dans ce petit poncho, elle se fera chanter la pomme, c’est garanti. Poncho candied apple, Rasberry Kids, 46 $. Disponible sur www.raspberrykids.com (site anglophone).
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CBC: On The Coast - September 7, 2010
Our parenting columnist Michelle Eliot got us up to speed on how to keep children away from toxic back to school products.
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Snaptech: 3 Business Professionals Discuss Their Experiences With Online Marketing - September 1, 2010
"I think that one of the things that social media allows you to do is not just talk but also listen,” added Sue Sinclair from Raspberry Kids. "You can listen to what's going on in the industry, what's going on with trends, what's going on with your customers, what's going on with your various suppliers and then be able to take action accordingly. You can also listen to any feedback that you're getting back to your brand, your service, your website, and then proactively deal with any issues that you may have, both positive and not so positive.”
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My Wee View: Raspberry kids – Back2School Giveaway - September 1, 2010
Raspberry Kids is a Fresh, Healthy and Fun Canadian online store that is eco-friendly and all natural. School season is just around the corner. Packaging children’s lunches can make a lot of waste. An easy way that you and your family can help make this world a better place for your kids is to use things like re-usable bags and containers. Plastic bags, big and small, probably make up the bulk of waste in our dumps.
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Our Big Earth: Back-to-School 2010 – Water Bottles With Style - August 30, 2010
One of the funkiest additions to the Canadian marketplace this year is the Vapur bottle. Until recently, they’ve been seriously hard to find. Then Raspberry Kids out of Vancouver secured the line in Canada and we can share in the coolness. You may gasp and think “PLASTIC.” But, this BPA-free, freezable, dishwasher-safe bottle is made to be safe and the bonus for kids is that it is SERIOUSLY PORTABLE. This full-sized bottle rolls up easily to fit in a pocket or a backpack – making it easy to store and take anywhere. I also am impressed by Vapur’s apparent commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and giving back. They are a hot ticket and nicely priced at about $12 CAN. You can find them at raspberrykids.com
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Sweet Potato Chronicles
Come on. How cute is this? But it's also well designed and BPA free, Phthalate free and PVC free. It's insulated to keep food and drinks cool and has compartments and pockets for drinks and cutlery. It's from Skip Hop and available at the fabulous Raspberry Kids (www.raspberrykids.com) for $16.99. Check out this site if you haven't yet, it's a treasure trove of fabulous, thoughtfully chosen things for kids - from adorable clothes to organic bedding to cute lunch boxes - all chosen by Vancouver Mom and entrepeneur, Sue Sinclair. Consider it insurance against the lunch bag let down.
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Savvymom: Back-to-School Lunch Bag Essentials - August 31, 2010
Vapur Bottle: Reduce, Reuse…realize you want more than one. Say goodbye to plastic with these great Vapur bottles that will always fit in your bag. Fill, empty, then fold, roll up, and re-use again and again. Saving space in backpacks, lunchpacks landfills…and mom’s fridge.
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CTV: Survival Guide for Moms - August 30, 2010
Erica Wells, Co-Author of the book 'The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms' helps parents alleviate seperation anxiety when sending their children off to kindergarten www.survival4moms.com
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Sweet Mama: Bagged lunch spotting - August 30, 2010
This adorable lunch box is the bee’s knees. Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies insulated lunch bag, $17. Available at www.raspberrykids.com.
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Spilt Milk Moms: Chill Monkeys Hats for Your Little Monkeys - August 26, 2010
Want a surefire tip on what is sure to be the coolest accessory for back to school? Check out Chill Monkeys Darwin Newsboy Caps! Designed and created by Vancouver mom, Alexis Hinde, the hats are the first in a series of boy’s clothing inspired by classic men’s style, vintage toys and historic photographs.
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Yoyomama: Better Baggies - August 25, 2010
Lunchskins makes brightly patterned, useful reusable sandwich and snack bags. Lead, BPA and phthalate-free, these fasten with Velcro and can be hand washed or thrown into the dishwasher. Hand sewn in the US from European food-grade pastry fabric you’ll use these over and over again and we find their bright prints always make us smile. Plus we’ve also used ours to tote crayons, snacks for our own lunches and Playmobil.
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Spilt Milk Moms: Backpack Safety - August 25, 2010
The beginning of school is almost upon us, and if you have little ones attending school this year I’m betting that the search for the perfect backpack is on! We have previously reviewed two backpacks, Beatrix New York Little Kid and Big Kid Backpacks (top) and Skip*Hop’s Zoo Packs. Both companies have really used their imaginations to create modern, funky, colourful, and fun animal-themed backpacks little kids will love, and it will be hard for your child to choose his/her favourite.
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Daffodil Design: I love Sevi Toys - August 24, 2010
i had recently purchased the Sevi mini pull along rabbit from raspberry kids a few months back. i thought it'd be adorable in baby's nursery and bring her joy once she's toddling about. the cheerful pull toy rocks around sounding a gentle bell safely concealed inside and has fun felt details.
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Savvymom: In the Bag - August 24, 2010
It’s getting very close to that most wonderful time of the year. We don’t like summer to end (and it certainly isn’t over yet) but there is something to be said for getting back into routines. They help us get (and hopefully stay) organized. To ease the transition from summer into what we call ‘Back to Reality’ time we have put together four comprehensive guides for you this year. Our first SavvyMom Back-to-School Guide is all about bags—backpacks and lunch bags—because we know that’s what you are thinking about this week.
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Spilt Milk Moms: Introduce Eco-Friendly To School Lunches - August 24, 2010
We’ve talked about Goodbyn lunchboxes before, but because they’re so Eco-friendly, customizable, and cool, we thought we’re remind you about them again just in time for Back to School!
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Canadian Family: 2010's Best Back-to-School Lunch Gear - August 18, 2010
Whether your student is a newbie or a senior, we've got the coolest back-to-school lunch gear available this year.
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Funchico: Funky and Functional Backpacks for Kids - August 17, 2010
Now, I'm not an expert on kids' backpacks or lunchboxes - but I know where to find them. I got in touch with four smart entrepreneurs who specialize in bags (and other items) for parents and kids. Meet Annemarie from Yoyomama, Sue from Raspberry Kids, Judy from Mountain Baby and Stefanie from Dandelion Kids. I got great bag and lunchbox anecdotes and recommendations from all of them. Today, I'll share the backpack stories.
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Natural Mommie: raspberry kids: eco-friendly non-toxic salon-quality nail polish - August 6, 2010
With safe polishes like this on the market, I’m surprised that the toxic ones are even an option. At $12.99 a bottle, they’re more than the brand I normally reach for at $8.99, but in the end, what’s $4 extra when the bottle is going to last me over a year and I don’t have to inhale noxious fumes to have nails this pretty for my date with hubby tonight! Mommies of little girls, you’ll love this polish and the huge array of colors you can pick from.
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Vancouver Mom: Colour Me Pink: Kid-Safe Nail Polish Now Available From Hopscotch Kids - July 29, 2010
The founders of Hopscotch Kids are confident that they have the most safe nail polish on the market. Their product is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable. I love the whimsical names of the colours, inspired by games played by young children: “Heads Up, Seven Up”, “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”, and “Red Rover, Red Rover”, to name a few. My kids especially love wearing the green on their toes.
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Strocel: Hopscotch Kids - July 24, 2010
The people who make Hopscotch Kids say that their polish is completely safe and non-toxic. I am not really qualified to judge their claim, but I can tell you that it doesn’t smell like regular nail polish. In fact, it smells sort of like water colours, which I guess makes sense considering that it is water-based. It didn’t emit fumes, and I really appreciated that, especially because it was going on my kids. My daughter Hannah loves nail polish, so having a safer option is awesome.
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Vancouver Mom: Sue Sinclair's Favourite Things - July 19, 2010
Every few weeks, we’ll introduce you to a local Vancouver mom who’ll share with you some of her favourite essentials. This week: Sue Sinclair, Founder and “Chief Executive Mom” of Raspberry Kids, which sells new and unique children’s products. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children.
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Simple As That: Summer Fun Week: Summer Travel - July 20, 2010
Raspberry Kids carries a wide variety of fresh, healthy and fun children's items and I, as a busy mother of four, value their commitment to finding quality products & being able to shop for those products from the quiet of my own home in my PJ's. ;) Their website is a joy to navigate and these are just a few of the many things that caught my eye as I browsed around their site.
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Growing Up Green: Hopscotch Kids Play Safely - July 19, 2010
Lasses and lads who like to indulge in creative nail colouring are in for a treat, as Hopscotch Kid’s range of non-toxic, water-based nail polishes come in an awesome array of shades, and there’s nothing nasty in them, which means mum and dad won’t be worrying about exposure to chemical nasties. Toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and acetone are definitely not included in these little jewel hued pots.
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Okanagan Child: Giveaway: Vapur Flexible Bottle - July 15, 2010
Giant bags and purses are brilliant in that they are uber accommodating for the endless snacks, diapers, hats, etc. we need in order to be prepared at all times. The drawback? One aching shoulder. So when we first heard about Vapurs, we were tickled silly with delight. Almost weightless, Vapurs represent a brilliant innovation in re-usable water bottles.
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Bit of Momsense: Review and Giveaway: Sevi Village Train Set! - July 12, 2010
The train set is more than just a track and few engines. It’s a village. The ‘mat’ is a sturdy cardboard that is folded for easy storage and purchasing, but unfolds to be a large play area. The village has the layout for the track (more on this later), water system, roads, airport, drawings of buildings and more. It comes with a train (4 cars) the track and multiple additional pieces like the airplane, helicopter (with moving propeller!), boats, police car and more.
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Apartment Baby: Apartment Dwelling Vs. House Living: The Case Of the Over Ruling Toys - July 9, 2010
Since we want to maintain the appearance of being hip city dwellers, who aren't overtaken by the reign of Fisher Price, we have limited Ben's play things to one toy basket in the main living space and one big storage bin in his bedroom. I rotate toys every week or so and keep most everything else stored in Ben's moderately sized bedroom, and I am constantly thinking about living space when I go and buy anything for our little Ben. We love the storage bin that is kept in Ben's room, it is full to the brim with fun play things and anything that doesn't fit is constantly weeded out. We wanted a place to stash all the big and little pieces and everything gets pulled in and out daily.
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