October 27, 2023
Winter is the time when we all want to be cozy and warm. When you’re searching for a gift for a wintertime baby, it’s important to keep comfort in mind! From outfits to stroller accessories, there are lots of great choices that will spoil both baby and mama-to-be! Looking for the perfect baby shower gift for the winter baby in your life? We’ve rounded up our favourite winter baby essentials (and splurges!).
Beba Bean has combined 2 of their favourite products from the past, the sweater socx and the crochet booties with these gorgeous Beba Bean Sweater Moccs!
The sweater moccs are handmade out of the softest wool and a looped stitch leather sole. With a cozy inner lining, these are the most comfortable shoes for any baby.
Guaranteed to stay on baby's feet, we love that these cute and cozy sweater moccasins are handmade from 100% wool on the uppers, with 100% leather bottoms, plus they're designed locally in Vancouver, BC.
This ultra-plush CozyGanoosh stroller footmuffs and car seat accessories cannot be overstated as the perfect gift. Any little one will enjoy the full-body warmth with just enough cozy to keep them bundled well, whether they are going from house to car, or taking a walk in the fresh, crisp air. Choose from CozyGanoosh for MESA (which fits most other brands of infant car seats too!), or the CozyGanoosh Footmuff for the stroller, as a special gift which will keep baby tucked up and cuddled wherever they go.
The Quincy Mae Organic Zip Long Sleeve Sleepers are made out of velvety soft organic brushed fabric. The zipper goes all the way to the leg for easy changing, and ribbed trims will keep your little one endlessly cozy. Long-sleeve design is great for keeping little arms toasty, plus these beautifully-soft sleepers are made from 100% certified organic cotton.
Made with ultra-soft fabric, the Loulou Lollipop Luxe Muslin Quilt Blankets offer four layers of coziness to lull your baby into relaxation mode. Plus they're generously sized to grow with your little one through the toddler years. This is the blanket they’ll always reach for!
THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING HELD IN YOUR ARMS The Snuggle Me Lounger is a unique lounging pad designed to hug your baby's full body. This snuggling sensation is highly effective at calming and comforting your baby when you need extra support.
ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE & ETHICALLY MADE We are in love with the idea and quality of organic, USA-made baby items. We entrust local, Minnesota seamstresses and fillers with the crafting of each Snuggle Me Lounger. Made with organic, non-toxic, breathable, and hypoallergenic fabrics. Filled with polyester fibre fill for a fully machine washable lounger.
SAFETY IS #1 As inventors of the original baby lounger, we are the leader in their category for safety. As recommended by the AAP, NEVER use any baby lounger as a sleep device. NEVER use any baby lounger unsupervised. Designed for babies 0-9 months, use the Snuggle Me Lounger to actively engage with your baby during supervised lounging, tummy time or sitting support.
BEST BABY GIFT FOR NEW MOTHERS When you can't be there, you can still send the reassuring support of a Snuggle Me. Our baby lounger blends seamlessly into any home as a non-intrusive support aid, ready and waiting to give an extra hand.
The ErgoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag 'no origami' baby swaddle sacs are designer to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from. The simple zip up design of this swaddle sleep bag will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping. Here are some of the standout features of our customer-fave swaddle sacs:
The Safety 1st Smart Soother with Light & Sound creates the perfect sensory experience using soft lights and sounds to help little ones fall asleep. This nightlight and white noise sound machine features 20 lullabies and soothing natural sounds. Easily select light brightness and choose from a range of colours or white light to create the ideal cozy sleep environment for your child. You can even save your favourite preset for a more personalized experience! This soother is part of the Safety 1st Connected Suite, which puts parents in control of their child’s sleep atmosphere through the family-friendly, easy-to-use Safety 1st Connected App, with free access provided with the purchase of a Connected Suite product.
The Kyte BABY 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag is made from gentle rayon from bamboo fabric that is soft to the touch and provides a cozy and comfortable sleeping alternative to blankets in the crib. The sleep bag has a double zipper that allows quick and easy access for diaper changes and more.
This sleep bag is a 2.5 TOG warmth rating, and recommended for nurseries with an ambient temperature of 16-20 °C / 61 - 68 °F. TOG is a rating system that measures warmth and calculates how quickly a fabric uses heat. It is the standard when choosing the appropriate sleeping bag for your baby depending on the ambient temperature in their nursery. We recommend a thicker TOG during cooler months and a thinner TOG during warmer months.
Looking to support local or shop small while building or buying for a baby registry? Check out Momease Baby Boutique’s online Baby Registry services. Create your dream registry with one of our highly-trained baby gear experts during a personalized registry consultation, or build your registry from the comfort of home on our website. Our team is always happy to help you create the perfect baby registry, or find that unique gift you’ve been looking for!
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October 21, 2023
In September, Torin was referred to a Pediatric Endochrinologist in order to receive endochrinology clearance prior to his surgery in Chicago. After discussing the ongoing management and the stability of his Hypothyroidism diagnosis (a very commonly-seen hormonal disorder in individuals with Down syndrome), we debated whether to schedule an ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) Stimulation Test at the Pediatric Daycare Unit at Victoria General Hospital to check Torin's adrenal response to stress.
About a week after the stim test, we received a call from Torin's Endochrinologist. Much to their surprise, Torin's cortisol levels barely changed AT ALL following ACTH administration. He was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency, also knows as Cortisol Dependency.
It's a HUGE relief that this condition was caught prior to Torin's liver surgery. We quickly begin daily oral Predinisone treatments to help manage his cortisol levels, and we have a modified emergency plan in place that involves immediate intramuscular injection of steroid hormone in the case of a medical illness or emergency. Such an emergency could be a severe head bump, a fever with vomiting, a broken bone or a car accident. The injectable steroid will help Torin's body cope with the stress associated with a traumatic event, keeping his blood pressure and blood sugar levels stable. It could absolutely save his life in the case of a severe trauma.
We also have a modified plan in place for the surgery to fix his Portosystemic Liver Shunt in Chicago at Lurie Children's Hospital this November. He will receive an increased "stress dose" or oral Prednisone (steroid) in advance of his surgery and prior to invasive tests or general anesthetics. Throughout his procedures and surgeries, his cortisol levels will be closely managed and he will receive IV doses of steroids while unconscious.
We are so relieved to be armed with this new diagnosis and with better knowledge of how to help keep Torin safe and healthy: both during his day-to-day activities, and throughout his upcoming international medical treatments. As always, we are extremely grateful to have access to such exemplary healthcare in our city, as well as amazing medical specialists to help manage Torin's health and wellness.
September 23, 2023
We are sharing our son Torin's medical diagnosis and treatment plan, in the hopes of garnering awareness for our small business and our family as we navigate this complex medical journey. Torin's path ahead is challenging, but his family, friends and community are working hard to rally around him and ensure that we are able to support, care for, and reassure him every step of the way.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out over this past year to offer words of concern and deep caring for our special boy, Torin. Thank you for the phone calls, home visits, meals, offers of childcare help, texts, reassuring hugs and smiles, DMs, and heartfelt chats at the shop counter. Thank you for choosing to make a purchase at our family business when you are able, for referring a friend or family member that's expecting, and for sharing a positive experience on social media or leaving a Google Review to help others discover Momease Baby Boutique - your continued kindness and ongoing support is truly heartwarming.
September 22, 2023