8 Great Kitsilano Buys For Your Baby

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Planning on a lot of outdoor activities with the whole family this summer and in need of durable kid gear? Maybe you want to get your hands on the latest eco-friendly, non-toxic toy? Or perhaps it’s just a little splurge: you want that hip little outfit for your baby boy or girl that will match your stylish ensemble.

Here are a few great gear, toy and fashion picks for your little sprout to get you started. Of course, they’re all available at local shops around the Kitsilano neighbourhood.

8 Great Kitsilano Buys For Your Baby

Fashion

1. MEC Bandera Hat, Avocado, $17
Keep your baby shady with this Canadian made, organic cotton, cool style cap.
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 130 West Broadway,  (604) 872-7858, Mec.ca

2. Kate Quinn Organics Kimono Onesie, Airplane, $20
This summer-ready, adorable organic cotton onesie with a kimono wrap style (great for fussy babies) is designed by an eco-friendly Seattle company.
Hip Baby, 2110 West 4th Avenue, (604) 736-8020, Hipbaby.com

3. Kickee Pants Coverall, Circus Stripe, $34
Made of super soft bamboo viscose, a fabric that’s great for all seasons, this convenient one-piece has a cute drop down bum opening which is ideal for diaper checks!
Crocodile Baby, 2156 West 4th Avenue, (604) 742-2762, Crocodilebaby.com

Toys

4. Hape Wooden Book, At the Farm, $10
This wooden book is made with non-toxic materials, so it’s perfect for teething babies, and who doesn’t love a good farm story?
Pebble, 2675 Arbutus Street, (604) 568-6923, Pebblebaby.com

5. Snake Rattle, Green, $16.49
Hand knit in Bangladesh, this cotton fair-trade rattle is soft, cuddly, and machine washable.
Crocodile Baby, 2156 West 4th Avenue, (604) 742-2762, Crocodilebaby.com

Gear

6. SIGG 0.3L Aluminum Water Bottle, Barnyard Fun, $19.99
Durable, Swiss made, leak-proof water bottle. Keeps drinks quite cold too.
Crocodile Baby, 2156 West 4th Avenue, (604) 742-2762, Crocodilebaby.com

7. Tuffo Outdoor Blanket, Multi-stripe, $47
Large, machine washable, easy to carry blanket that can handle wet grass. Perfect for picnics, the beach, and around the house!
Pebble, 2675 Arbutus Street, (604) 568-6923, Pebblebaby.com

8. MEC Happytrails Child Carrier Backpack, Navy Blue, $119
Comfortable, fully adjustable, safe backpack to carry your (sitting upright) baby on those long hikes. Comes with a clip-off diaper bag and a rain/sun cover.
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 130 West Broadway,  (604) 872-7858, Mec.ca

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Lisa is a Kitsilano-based travel writer/photographer and mum to a teeny tot. She launched her travel writing career while working in West Africa. In 2010, she came back to Vancouver where she’s still enjoying the spectacular coastal scenery, the plentiful diverse foods, and the fresh, clean air.  Read more about her travel adventures on her website Viascribe.com.

Last modified: April 25, 2013

One Response to " 8 Great Kitsilano Buys For Your Baby "

  1. Thanks for sharing these 8 buys!!