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Eko Bear

We have the pleasure of welcoming a new sponsor to Kids in the Capital, Eko Bear! A local online store selling eco-friendly toys , Eko Bear was started by Linda Peters out of desire to find environmentally friendly toys for her son.  

Every product offered by Eko Bear is eco-friendly. This includes biodegradable toys, toys made from recycled materials and toys made with sustainability in mind. Eko Bear provides a summary of what makes each product eco-friendly in the shop by brand page.

You’ll recognize a lot of the great brands offered by Eko Bear, like Plan ToysSprig and Clementine Art. If you are looking for something in particular and didn’t find it on Eko Bear, you can contact  Linda and she will try to find it for you.

We are excited by the upcoming giveaway being hosted by Eko Bear! We are very excited that Eko Bear is offering Kids in the Capital readers 15% off all purchases with the coupon code Capital15 until December 31st, 2010.

Make sure you take a look at Eko Bear website, check them out on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Welcome Linda!

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Inspired Photograph – A GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

by Julie

As a Kids in the Capital sponsor, I am thrilled to be able to offer a free Halloween-themed photo session to one lucky reader!  The prize includes a 1 hour photo session of your little one(s) in costume, at Proulx Farm (Thank You Proulx Farm for covering the admission fees for the winning family!) and a custom designed photo collage.  If you haven’t been to Proulx Farm yet, this’ll be the perfect time to check it out!  Visit their website for a complete list of activities.

The photo session will take place Saturday October 16th at 10am, with a rain date scheduled for Saturday October 23rd at 10am.

If you are interested in winning, simply leave us a comment telling us about your favourite thing about Halloween.

For extra entries:
– Join the Inspired Photograph Facebook Group
– Join the Kids in the Capital Facebook Group

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Giveaway closes on Sunday October 3 at 11 pm. Good luck!


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Spoiled Sugar is giving it away!

The giveaway is now closed! The winner has been contacted.

Are you ready for this? It is going to be good.

We are excited to be hosting a giveaway for one of our sponsors, Spoiled Sugar!

Have a boy? You could win: your choice of beanie (excluding the owl, two snack bags, a onesie of your choice, a bib and a pacifier clip or an extra bib. Have a girl? You could win: your choice of beanie (excluding the owl), a snack bag, one “Cindy Clips” of your choice, one “Sassy Clip Halloween Clip” of your choice, a bib and a onesie.

Since we wanted to be able to tell you how fabulous Spoiled Sugar products are and not just show you, Brigitte provided Kids in the Capital with a collection of items to review. Thank you to one of our bloggers Chantal for undertaking the arduous work of reviewing for us! Here’s what Chantal had to say:

I was privileged to be asked to review some products from Kids in the Capital’s sponsor Spoiled Sugar. I received a bag full of goodies.

 My apologies for the terrible photo. My camera is being challenging these days, maybe some day I will be asked to review a DSLR… a woman can dream can’t she! LOL

Okay Back to Spoiled Sugar.

Spoiled Sugar owner Brigitte Cusson is the busy Ottawa mom of a 4-year-old boy and 10 month old triplets. You read that right, triplets. She started the store as a way to source handmade unique items for her triplets and to share them with the rest of us. Her store is chock full of adorable items. I was particularly drawn to the wooden teething toys and the sippy cup straps!

I couldn’t wait to put the onesie on my boy. He is so cute in it. He doesn’t use a pacifier but recently has begun to throw his toys out of his car seat when we are out driving. The clip has come in super handy for this and it is so cute. My 5-year-old is anxious to use the snack bag to bring his snack to SK on Monday. He loves the guitar theme. He was extra happy to see his brother wearing a bib made of the same material. I go through so many bibs I am glad to have this one and I love the soft terry on the reverse side for wiping up my boys face when we are done eating.

Thanks Chantal!

Since Chantal has three boys and no girls I volunteered my 4-year-old to try out the hair clips that Brigitte is including in the giveaway. There was a point where my girl would rip a clip out of her hair as soon as I put it in, but I am happy to say we have moved past that. I think the cuteness of these clips helped too.

My girl wore the two little button barretts to hold back some of the shorter strands of hair at the front of her face from when I decided I would cut her hair and ended gave her too much bang. Oh, and from where she also decided to cut her own hair. But let’s not talk about that…. This little clips would be perfect for babies and girls with short or fine hair.

She also loved the butterfly barrette. At the beginning of the day she wore it clipped right above her ponytail elastic. As the day wore on and her hair started slipping free, I just moved it and clipped back some of those short strands of hair.

Want to try some of the great products from Spoiled Sugar yourself? Then visit Spoiled Sugar and leave a comment here about the item or product you loved best. For additional entries into the giveaway:

– Sign up for the Spoiled Sugar newsletter and receive two extra entries
– Be a fan of Spoiled Sugar on Facebook and leave Brigitte a comment telling her your most wanted item for Christmas
– Be a fan of Kids in the Capital on Facebook
– Tweet I entered the @kidsincapital giveaway to win an awesome gift pack from @SpoiledSugar
– Follow Spoiled Sugar on Twitter

The Spoiled Sugar giveaway is open to all Canadians. The winner is eligible to select their fabric and colour choices from all in stock merchandise, however custom orders are not being accepted for this giveaway.

 The giveaway closes on September 18th at 9pm.


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Spoiled Sugar

We are so excited to welcome a new sponsor to Kids in the Capital! Spoiled Sugar is not only new to us, it’s a new business that has just recently been launched online. I have a feeling that once you check it out you’ll wish, like I did, that it had been around sooner.

Brigitte Cusson is the owner of Spoiled Sugar. She is the mom of a 4-year-old boy and, wait for it, 10 month old triplets. It was her family that inspired her to begin her business:

When the triplets were born, I wanted them to be as unique as possible. As you can imagine, buying three of everything at large retail outlets quickly got very boring, and I needed a solution. I decided to seek out handmade items to keep things fresh around home as I didn’t want to see the same thing three times, all the time!

Brigitte sources items from other mom-run businesses. She is looking to bring quality handmade products to her store. And let me tell you, if I didn’t think one those cute handmade bonnets she is selling would look silly on  (never mind fit!) my four-year old I would totally buy one.

Want to know what’s next or what is new for Spoiled Sugar? Beside perusing the fabulous merchandise online, you can also keep up to date with the store through their newsletterFacebook and Twitter. Oh, and you can keep your eyes peeled for an awesome Kids in the Capital giveaway coming soon!

Welcome Brigitte!

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Kinderville products – so good you’ll want to eat them. + GIVEAWAY!

*contest is now closed*

by Vicky

I’ll admit it, when I first laid my hands on these Little Bites Bowls from Kinderville, I had a sudden urge to bite them. Maybe I’ve been reading too much Twilight?  But the colours, the texture, the smell… all beckoning me to bite down and gnom-gnom-gnom! If I were a teething child, they would be my chew toy.

This could very well be the best compliment ever – so good you’ll want to eat them?

The texture of Kinderville products is just one of the many things you will love. Made from silicone, they are not only BPA, phthalate and lead free, they are also bacteria resistant and dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and microwave safe. Bonus! I don’t think I own any other dish that is so versatile.

Let me tell you just how excited I was to have been given the opportunity to review this product. When Gwen from Nayla Natural Care dropped off the box, it’s no wonder I had an urge to eat them – the packaging alone was only one indication of just how scrumptious they were. I was just about to open the box when my 3 and a 1/2 year old ran by and snatched it from my hands. Apparently he was hungry too. Together we took them out of the box, and decided it was time for a snack. I dropped a few pretzels into the bowl and off he went.

The bowls are nice and wide which helps avoid spills, and are also the perfect depth for little hands; not too deep to get lost in, and just the right size for a snack. They also work well on the highchair tray, since the silicone prevents them from sliding around too much. Mind you, they aren’t too helpful in actually preventing my 13 month old from pitching her food onto the floor at lunch time! We’ve used them outside, and in the living room too (gasp!) Is it bad that I’ve also been using them for my own snacks? Why should the kids get all the fun!

You know that cupboard in your kitchen with all the sippy cups, bottles, and kid friendly bowls? The one that things fall out of every single time you open it? Well these bowls are stackable, so you don’t have to worry about the real estate you’ll have to uncover to store them. And besides, you’ll really want to pitch those other bowls when you get these.

Kinderville also has storage jars, cups, freezer trays and popsicle molds which are all available for purchase at Nayla Natural Care, owned and managed by Gwen.  This busy mom of two has put together an excellent selection of safe, non-toxic, high quality and unique products for your family  in one convenient spot! She also tests and approves all the products before they make it into the store, so you know you’re buying only the best, mom-approved products available!

If you haven’t yet discovered Nayla or the Kinderville line, you’ll want to check it out.

Happy gnoming, er I mean shopping! 😉

Vicky is the mom to 3.5 year old son named Joel and 1 year old daughter named Mieka. You can read her blog at blog Some Kind of Wondermom.


Gwen has generously given us a set of Kinderville Little Bites Bowls to give away to one of our readers.  To enter visit the Nayla Natural Care site and come back and tell us what product you would most like from the shop.

Once you’ve done that, you can get extra entries by:

– signing up for Nayla’s email newsletter

– “liking” Nayla Natural Care on Facebook

– “liking” Kids in the Capital on Facebook

Please leave an extra comment for every extra thing you do.  Good luck!

Contest closes on Sunday August 8 at midnight.


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Nayla Natural Care

We are very, very excited to welcome Nayla Natural Care as a new sponsor of Kids in the Capital! Welcome! 

Nayla Natural Care is an Ottawa-based online store that carries high quality all natural, organic and non-toxic products for you and your family. Nayla Natural Care was born when two parents went looking for products for their own family to use. Now they sell everything you could need for your family, from natural sun protection and insect protection to  food storage containers.

Gwen is the owner of Nayla Natural Care and also a mom. In addition to balancing the demands of her business with her family life, she also finds time to hang out on Twitter. Like some other Twitter addicts  moms we know. If you are looking to connect with another mom or independent business woman, make sure you add Gwen to the people you follow.

We are excited to share that Nayla Natural Care will be hosting a review and giveaway in the coming weeks. We think you will be as excited as we are!

Gwen, we are thrilled to have you and Nayla Natural Care on board!

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