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Store Revamping

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Announcements 
Last month marked our 5th year!
Over the next few weeks, things in the online store are changing! I'll be removing some items entirely, adding some updates to current lines and even new brands are coming in.
I may be temporarily closing down, but I'll do my best not to do this. 
Bare with me during the changes please.


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Featured Item of the Week: Chimparoo Doll Carriers

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, In : Product Review 
This week's featured item from our online store is the Chimparoo Doll Carriers, available as a wrap or a soft structured style carrier!

Allow your child to wear their own baby dolls or teddy bears and look just like Mom & Dad! All Made in Canada!


Mini TREK

Starting at

$48.00 

When your child wants to do like his parents, he will be delighted to have a small baby carrier to his measure! With his mini TREK he can feel the pleasure of transmitting his care and his love as he has lived. He can use it ...


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Featured Item of the Week: Janod Magnet Vehicles

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, In : Product Review 
Hello everyone! It's that time of the week again! 

This week we're featuring a product my son in particular loves. I gave him one of these for his 6th birthday and now, 3 years later, he still plays with it. It was his birthday yesterday and that's what inspired this week's featured item!

These amazing magnetic toys are made of wood, brightly colored and easy & fun!




Rocket Magnet
Price: $25.00 for Small, $45.00 for Medium, $80.00 for Large

This is an adorable 5 piece magnetic rocket "puzzle." Perf...
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New Products!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, In : Announcements 
Over th elast week and a half we've updated with new products!

Last week I updated the entire line of Kawaii products including adding some new things, updating stock and put up the pre-order sale!

The last two days, I've add Maman Kangourou back to our website, including 15 products now available for you to purchase! Including baby carriers, doll carriers and car stickers! They've now released their own line of woven wrap and woven ring slings, updated some old carriers with new colors and add...
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Scool of Cloth - Week 3 - Advocating

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, In : Educational 

School of Cloth

Week 3 – Advocating for Cloth Diapers



Do you love cloth diapers and want to help spread the word about them, but don't know how to get the word out? Here's some ideas!


The first, and one of the best ways, is to either start or join a Real Diaper Circle in your area! Either be a Leader through the great training with the RDA, or help out the local chapter. Real Diaper Circles offer hands-on, local support networks, for advice in all aspects. IT does take time to ...


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School of Cloth - Weekly Blog Posts on the RDC!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Friday, September 30, 2016, In : Educational 
It's that time of year, the Real Diaper Association is doing our yearly school of cloth. And this year I'm a guest blogger! All my blogs for the RDA will also be on the Real Diaper Circle of SD&G! Starting with this week's Diapering in an an emergency situations! Here's a sneak peak, go to the RDC website for the whole thing... click the RDC SDG tag on the main menu...

School of Cloth
Week 1: Emergency Diapering


We've all been there. You're in the middle of the drying cycle on your cloth d...


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NEW! Weekly Special/Contests!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Monday, September 12, 2016, In : Announcements 
Hey fan!
We're feeling to need to give back and at the same time drive sales. So from now until December, every week we'll feature a new baby carrier, that you have a chance to win!

This is how it works; each week I select a baby carrier we retail (this week is the Chimparoo Ring Sling). If we sell 5 or more of that carrier, one of every 5 sold is free. The customer must purchase the carrier and once we hit 5 sold of the select item, one person receives a refund for the full purchase price!

Spr...
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My Interview with Betsy Thomas!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, In : Educational 


I had the amazing honor to sit down over coffee with Betsy Thomas, cloth diaper maven now moved onto the next chapter of her life, creator of Bummis brand with her friend Shirley in 1988. We sat down earlier this month, the two of us and my 17 month old Fallon who of course sported a Bummis cover during the interview. She was a joy to sit down with, very personable and down to earth. I would like to share that interview with you now! Enjoy!





First off thank you for taking the time t...


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Twitter and Tumblr

Posted by Tracey Valade on Monday, June 13, 2016, In : Announcements 
Dyou know, we are on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook?

I wanna talk to you now about the Twitter and Tumblr.
Starting tomorrow our Twitter will have daily safety tips. Tips on car seat safety and babywearing safety, Sun safety in the summer months and even home safety tips. Exmaples being tips on safe bed sharing, tips on keeping warm without winter coats in car seats, tips on how to get a high back carry with a woven wrap to stay high... And so on! I am on Twitter as DarolottyShop!

And T...
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Join us June 25th!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, In : Announcements 

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New Chimparoo Colors, Small Restock & The Seeker Newspaper

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : Announcements 
Hello my faithful followers!

I have a few things to tell you about today!

First of all, Chimparoo. Have you SEEN the new colors? They're amazing. And the pictures don't do them justice, but go look at them anyways. I've got them up in the Treks, Woven Wraps (Still need to finish the Short, but the other 3 options are up), Mei Teis and Ring Slings, and Suck Pads for the Trek/Multi. We have one Size 1 Ring Sling in stock in the new Fiesta, and it's absolutely amazing. I've got an Ocean and Lime T...
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Glowbug is back!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Announcements 
Hey fans!

I've added Glowbug's full lineup back to the website! Orders placed will be ordered the same day they are purchased. We've got 12 and 25 packages of the awesome pocket diapers, available in 3 print packages. We've also added liners, wipes, inserts and a diaper sprayer! Glowbug have snap-in inserts and a 360 gusset to help with leaks.

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Bummis Pre-Order And New Products!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Announcements 
Bummis Pre-Order!
There are way too many things to do this as photo listings. So here is what we're doing this time.
Go here: http://www.darolottys.ca/online-store
Pick the items (including print/color and size if applicable) and make note of them. Then email message me with your order. I'll add it to a spreadsheet. When the order closes, I'll check to ensure the items are in stock still in the warehouse, then invoice you/send you a total in our message. I'll run the pre-order from toda...
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CBG Spotlight on Carriers - January - Tula SSC

Posted by Tracey Valade on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Educational 

We're focusing on just the soft-structured carriers today, but Tula also has woven wraps and ring slings, as well more recently they released a line of baby blankets.


 Tula also has a line of full and half wrap conversions. These are soft-structured carriers made entirely out of woven wraps, or, in the case of half conversions the wrap is sewn onto the existing carrier.


Tulas can be purchased new for $140 directly from the website. However on the used market the price ranges from $100 t...


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CBG Spotlight on Carriers - February - Size 4 Woven Wrap

Posted by Tracey Valade on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Educational 

Spotlight on Carriers – February – Size 4 Woven Wrap

Woven wraps come in various sizes from size 2 to size 8. This chapter will cover a size 4 woven wrap. Note that sizes that are larger can also do many of the carries featured, just they will have excessive “tail”. A size 4 is usually 3.6 meters long.

Fabrics

Woven wraps come in several different fabric blends. These are usually 100% cotton, silk/cotton, linen/cotton, wool/cotton, cashmere/cotton, and hemp/cotton. They can h...


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CBG Spotlight on Carriers - December - Ring Sling

Posted by Tracey Valade on Sunday, January 24, 2016, In : Educational 
Wondering what CGB is? Cornwall Babywearing Group of course!

Myself as well as Rebecca Sorrell and Christine Piette are the new Cornwall Babywearing Group admins.

We're adding lots of awesome new things including a spotlight on carriers! This is the December edition. The next will be Feb as it's late into the month and I just have been so busy with GCDC I couldn't decide on another carrier.

SPOTLIGHT ON CARRIERS
December Carrier - Ring Slings!

Ring slings are a great, easy, well-known option f...


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Great Cloth Diaper Change 2016!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : GCDC 
Hello everyone!

As promised, here is an up to date blog post on this year's great cloth diaper change, Cornwall!

To stay up to date, ask questions and help spread the word, find us on Facebook events too!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1007196312679602/

We're holding the event at my children's school, Ecole Elemenaire Notre Dame, in the gym!
We're eliminating online registrations this year, all registrations will be done on paper! The form is available for you to print in advance, just send ...

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Product Review - LUG Kids Tuk Tuk

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : Product Review 
Hi folks! This is a personal review of the LUG Kids Tuk Tuk carry all diaper bag. I recently went to the showroom to check out this new line for myself and loved it so much, I had to have one! My husband picked the Tuk Tuk out for me in midnight (black) and I loved it even more once I got home and really had a look. So here is a review of the features and a show of how much really fits. Once I use it for a couple weeks I can give a better review of performance! This bag is also available in p...
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Car Seat Safety Guide

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, In : Educational 
Hello!

About a year ago I posted a blog on car seat safety. At the time I was not a trained technician. Now I am! So I am posting a slightly updated, more informative blog to car seats! All the children's photos in this have been used with permission from the parents or guardians and I've removed some faces for privacy reasons. Feel free to ask me anything, or let me know if you need help installing your seats!


CHILD RESTRAINT SAFETY GUIDE by Darolotty's

Rear-Facing – Infant Seat


Important thi...


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Update! So many things happening!

Posted by Tracey Valade on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, In : Announcements 

Hello everyone!

So many new and exciting things happening around here!

First off, I had to use a temporary laptop for a few weeks while mine was away for repairs. So for those waiting for news about the Great Cloth Diaper Change, we did it! We changed enough babies worldwide to set a new record! I'll do a whole breakdown in a blog post soon!

Some of you driving around town might notice the huge mounds of dirt and hard hat wearing workers around the SheConnex Studio where I set up shop. They're d...
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Customer Review #4 - MioClean Laundry Detergent & Pikapu AIO Diaper

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Product Review 
Pikapu one-sized AIO diaper, used on Char (2years, 32lbs) and Abbie (1yr, 28lbs). First off - I love the charcoal colour!! It's amazingly cute, and is perfectly GN. C; had diaper on for almost 3hours (out of the house, combination of walking and sitting in the stroller), it held up amazing! No leeks - LOVE the double gussets, no compression moisture on the cover - amazing! A; the "heavy-wetter", had it on 2 separate times, once for an hour during the day (thank you perfect fit for containin...

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Customer Product Review #3 - MioSolo AIO by Bambino Mio

Posted by Tracey Valade on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : Product Review 
This product review was submitted by a customer and has only be altered to make it fit the premis of a review, and has been approved by the customer. "I like it it fit nicely in the leg, the gussets held the poop in (because yes he had to poop in the brand new lent out diaper) I didn't get to check it for absorbency because he pooped before he peed. However it seemed to soak up quite a bit when I was using my diaper sprayer on it" Thanks for your short, sweet and to the point, honest rev...
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Customer Product Review #2 - Pikapu All-in-One Diaper

Posted by Tracey Valade on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : Product Review 
This is a review received by a customer who is currently testing a product we will soon carry, the Pikapu all-in-one one-size diaper. This has been unaltered by anyone other then the customer. Thank you.

"Our first run with the diaper was cut short to the new diaper christening The solids came off very easily and was rinsed away leaving no stains with little effort. washes up nice and drys very quickly, likely due to the material content. The double gusset creates a great comfortable fit (lea...
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SITE DOWN FOR RENOS STARTING MARCH 1st

Posted by Tracey Valade on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : Announcements 
Hello everyone!

This website will be temporarily closing on March 1st 2014!

We'll be back on March 8th 2014 with official store open and services available!

We'll have a diaper lending library, a carrier lending library and cleaning services!

Our workshops will continue at the Early Years Center and we'll also be starting additional meet-ups and workshops! I'm hosting the first one on February 24th at 1pm at my house!

Stock will be ordered and picked up if local, and we'll have some ready for purc...
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SITE CLOSING FOR RENOVATIONS...

Posted by Tracey Valade on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Announcements 
AND RE-OPEING AS A STORE OFFICIALLY!

We've finally go the green light on financing and will be shutting down the website on Monday Feb 24th, to re-open as a website on March 3rd, and a store! We might not have a lot of stock when we open, but we're going to do what we can!

Stay tuned as details develop and thank you all for your support! 



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Car Seat Safety

Posted by Tracey Valade on Friday, April 12, 2013, In : Educational 
Car Seat Safety
Darolotty's How-To's & What To Do's


Please note the photos in this post are used with permission of the parent(s) of the children and faces have been removed when possible (unless permission was given by the parent of the child) to reserve privacy of the children. I have left the photos of my own children only. I am not a car seat technician but I do know car seat techs, and have been studying car seat safety for 3 years. I plan to get my tech certification this spring/summer s...


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Cloth Diaper Terminology

Posted by Tracey Valade on Saturday, April 6, 2013, In : Educational 

Cloth Diapers – What did she say?


Here is a little 101 on cloth diaper terminology for you beginners!


Please note I wrote some of this but got help from a few websites, including Diaper Jungle & Dirty Diaper Laundry.


AIO - All-In-One - AIOs are fitted diapers that have a waterproof outer layer. This layer usually consists of fabric that has a PUL backing, polar fleece such as Windpro, or wool. These are the closest in similarity to disposable diapers since they are a one-piece diaperi...


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