Sunday, 25 September 2011

I have a goal

When I took over Kohlrbaby I was thrilled to take on the challenge as this is a whole different ball game for me. For the past couple of weeks I have been thinking of ways of how to make "Moms" aware of  Kohlrbaby.

It is a great product I must say otherwise I wouldn't take on the challenge.  I approach BC Childrens'hospital and I was wondering whether I could work with them.  I told them that for every sleepsack that I sell.  I will donate $5.00 to Childrens Hospital.    I decided to do this not just because I wanted to promote Kohlrbaby but  on the personal side, we have been donors to the foundation.  We wanted to give more but that means I had to work a little harder to do it.  Days have past and have not heard.....well one day received this email saying that my cause marketing was approved.  Yipee! then reading the details of the "agreement"  the minimum donation is $25,000.
Then I started thinking...for me to achieve this $$$, I have to sell at least 15 sleepsacks a day. At present, I dont even come close to 1 a day.
This is now the biggest goal that I would like to achieve and maybe someday I would be able to reach this goal.
Of course with everybody's help

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Start of my journey

Having a business of my own is like having another kid.  Another task is added to my daily to do list as my day starts

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Study links factors to choice of infant sleep position

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified three principal factors linked to whether caregivers place infants to sleep on their backs. Those three factors are: whether they received a physician's recommendation to place infants only on their backs for sleep, fear that the infant might choke while sleeping on the back, and concerns for an infant's comfort while sleeping on the back.

A large body of research has shown that placing infants on their backs to sleep reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death during the first year of life in the United States.

"Placing infants on their backs for sleep remains the single most effective means we know to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome," said Marian Willinger, Ph.D., Special Assistant for SIDS research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which funded the analysis. "For the vast majority of infants, concerns about choking while back sleeping are unfounded."

Dr. Willinger noted that certain conditions might prompt a physician to consider recommending against back placement. However, such recommendations are arrived at only after careful deliberation and after taking into account all the potential risks and benefits for the infant involved.

The survey also found that after increasing steadily, the proportion of infants placed to sleep on their backs leveled off in the years since 2001.

The study appears in the December issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Its lead author is Eve R. Colson, M.D., of Yale University School of Medicine.

To read full article visit this link

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Camping with your Baby? - Choosing a location

So getting outdoors used to be one your favorite pass times. But now shouldering your backpack has been replaced by shouldering your baby carrier. Never fear! Getting back outdoors and introducing your baby to it is not as complicated as you might think. You might not be the minimalist packer that you once were, but just add a few things to your packing list and you’ll be back outside.

Since camping season is getting close, over the coming weekw we will be posting ideas for camping with your baby under the following categories:
  • Choosing Location
  • Dressing Baby
  • Around Camp
  • Sleeping
  • Feeding
  • Packing
  • Tips and Tricks
Please feel free to add your own comments and experiences!

Choosing Locations

Start off choosing a familiar campsite not too far from home. Trying a practice trip in your back yard lets your baby get used to sleeping in a tent while allowing you to make sure your trip list is complete. As well, aim for a trip in the spring or fall when temperatures are cooler. It is easier to add clothing layers then to try to cool down your baby.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Baby's Sleep, Mother's Mood

I recently ran across an article in the ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2008)

Here is an excerpt from the article and the link to read the full article

"Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with an elevated risk for depression in everybody, at all stages of life, but in new moms, because of the hormonal changes and the need to recover from the pregnancy and birth, sleep deprivation can really be a problem," says Armitage, a professor of psychiatry at the U-M Medical School. "It can interfere with the social rhythms that are important for keeping the circadian clock in the brain in sync, it can minimize the amount of energy moms have to care for their infants, and it can contribute to the development of depression."

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Visit us at Birthfest 2009!

Come by our booth and say hello!

We are excited to be back again at Birthfest, an event featuring locally-made products and local services. A great event for the whole family!

Date: March 14, 10-3
Location: Britannia Community Center off of Commercial Dr. (Vancouver, BC)

For more information visit:

Thursday, 26 February 2009

2 for 1 Sale

2 for 1 Clearance on microfleece sleepsacks and XL Sleepsacks
(Ecofleece, Microfleece and Organic Hemp)

clearanceWe are getting ready for spring and clearing out our existing stock of microfleece sleepsacks in all sizes and XL Sleepsacks* to make room for our upcoming Spring stock.

Choose from our:

*Classic sleepsack not included

**Available while quantities last

***No applicable with any other discounts