Nira’s Top Local Picks for Kids

These locally-made kids products will make your lives easier, moms

Peekaboo Beans

Being a mom of two boys, I sure can empathize with all the other moms out there – it’s exhausting! – that’s why I always appreciate a few tips to make life a little easier. Here are a few of my favourite local products that will hopefully help.

Peekaboo Beans

If you want your kiddies to be comfy and trendy all at once, then Peekaboo Beans is your new bestie. Peekaboo’s goal is to support a child’s developmental, physical and social requirements and to promote “free play.” Founder Traci Costa wanted to give parents what they were looking for – stylish, good quality playwear – and thus Peekaboo Beans was born. Peekaboo is perfect for my rugged little boys!

Redfish Kids

Redfish Kids Clothing screams modern and fun. Inspired by trendy street fashion, the Vancouver-based company uses fabrics hand-picked from around the world – I love the sense of culture that comes through in the designs.

Looking for something fun to give at a baby shower? School pictures coming up? Maybe even getting a head start on Christmas events? Redfish is a must shop.

Credit: Wizard Wear

Wizard Boots

Wizard Boots are the socks that magically stay on. The inspiration for this local company hit when new mom Mary Kastle “was looking for a comfortable and classy alternative to baby socks for her infant son.” She wanted something that would stay on her son’s feet (’cause we all know how babies just love ripping off their socks any chance they can get!).

Wizard Boots are available in sizes from 0-24 months, so get organized and order these booties now for Christmas.


Credit: Emily Press

Emily Press Labels

If you have kids, then you definitely need to order Emily Press labels, pronto! Clothing, shoes, lunchboxes, backpacks, water bottles, toys – you name it and you can put a name on it.

Everything that goes to school and daycare needs to be labelled, so instead of ruining your little one’s lovely things with unsightly tags, choose these modern, waterproof and washable designs.

I’m ordering more. Right now.