15 Canadian-made baby products we're loving

When it comes to pricey baby gear, the urge to save can often trump buying local. But, these 15 products are worth the investment.

dinosaur
Photo: Glitter & Spice

1. Glitter and Spice Inc. dino teether

Made from 100% food grade silicone, this modern solution to teething is safe for babies to chew on—and totally adorable. The teethers come in different styles, including dinosaurs, cupcakes, cookies, and different animals. Buy the dinosaur on it’s own or add a pacifier clip so it won’t get lost. $32, glitterandspicecanada.ca

infant car seat
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2. Clek Liing infant car seat

This infant car seat from is designed to protect your baby with features that meet Canadian and U.S safety requirements. Liing is easy to install and its multi-position recline can be adjusted to a more upright position as your kid grows. Clek car seats can be on the pricey side, this Canadian brand is one of the first car seat manufacturers to provide a recycling program, so you can feel a little less guilty after your little one outgrows it. $500, clekinc.ca

panda mitts
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3. mimiTENS panda mittens

Designed and made in Toronto, these cute mittens are lined with cotton fleece for extra warmth. The best part? The mitts stay on thanks to the cotton and lycra cuffs that hug kids arms making them difficult to pull off. The brand is named after a made up word intended to sound like “mes mitaines” in French. Recently they’ve expanded into more children’s accessories, so you can match the mitts with panda booties. $30, lovemedobaby.com

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Photo: Hey Pomelo

4. Hey Pomelo seamus baby wipes

Made to withstand any messy cleanup, the quick drying fabric resists smells, stains and they’re machine-washable. Located in Toronto, Hey Pomelo’s products are locally made and made from absorbent recycled polyfleece, which is soft enough for baby’s sensitive skin. $6, heypomelo.ca

red high chair
Photo: Guzzie & Guss

5. Guzzie & Guss perch hook-on high chair

Clunky high chairs are no match for this modern design. The Perch hanging chair is not only a huge space-saver, but it’s well-padded, portable and can attach to most tables. Bonus: the chair is machine washable and folds compact for easy storage. $70, guzzieandguss.com

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6. Minimoc panther voyageur

These stylish shoes not only go with everything, they’re also machine washable. Minimoc, run by a husband and wife team, puts comfort first. While the brand specializes in moccasins, the voyageur is easy to move around in, and comes with a self-expanding ankle feature that keeps shoes on. $65, minimoc.ca

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7. Beluga Baby Chelsea heathered navy wrap

These baby wraps are made from sustainable bamboo and four-way stretch fabric. Based in Vancouver, the founder of Beluga Baby was pregnant when she started the business and wanted to create a product that helped moms and dads stay close to their babies all while being hands-free. $77, belugababy.ca

sloth swaddle blanket
Photo: Lulujo

8. Lulujo sloth swaddle blanket

Made from muslin cotton, this extra-large swaddling blanket is covered in cute little sloths. The blanket is soft, breathable and comes prewashed, so you don’t have to worry about it shrinking. Best of all, it’s multipurpose and can be used as a nursing cover, change mat and stroller cover. LuLujo is based in New Brunswick and provides quality Canadian products that are functional, safe and affordable. $18, lulujo.com

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9. Mini Mioche short sleeve onesie

This super soft onesie is made with organic cotton and comes in several neutral colours. It can easily stretch over your baby’s head and features a three-snap opening ideal for easy diaper changes. Mini Mioche is ethically made and claims to be Canadian “from start to finish.” $27, minimioche.com

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10. Nooks Design booties

These felted wool booties were created for comfort, style and durability. The Driftwood design offers a neutral look that can be paired with any outfit. The booties are made with soft and breathable upcycled wool and upcycled leather for the soles. They also provide slip resistance for both indoor and outdoor use. Based in B.C., Nooks Design also offers clothing and other accessories. $45, nooksdesign.ca

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11. Loulou Lollipop colour block silicone and wood pacifier clip

This pacifier clip is made from 100 percent food-grade silicone and maple wood beads certified for teething. Loulou Lollipop is a Canadian company, run by twin sisters, committed to safe and high-quality materials. The wood beads are hand rubbed with certified organic olive oil and beeswax to prevent splintering. The clip can be attached to toys, clothes, strollers and car seats. Perfect for your baby’s teething stage! $18, louloulollipop.ca

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12. Jenny & Andy organic plush rattle cube

Made from organic cotton and hemp, these soft little cubes are great for sensory play as babies begin to experience textures and sounds. Founded by Canadian sisters, Jenny and Andy, the company was built on the belief that all children should be able to access safe toys made from high quality materials. Cubes also come in panda, airplane and donut prints. $25, jennyandy.ca

Photo: Nest Designs

13. Nest Designs bamboo baby bandana bib

From Vancouver, Nest Designs bib bandanas are made from a signature rayon blend of bamboo and cotton. The bibs are soft, absorbent, durable and come in a variety of stylish prints—perfect for your tiny droolers. They also have snap buttons, making it easy to put on and take off. $8, nestdesigns.com

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14. Matter Company Substance baby nappy ointment

The shea butter and coconut oil base in this ointment act like a protective barrier against wetness, while the natural plant-based ingredients are gentle enough for your baby’s skin. Made in Canada, Matter Company offers skin-soothing formulas for both moms and babies. $18, mattercompany.com

Photo: Jen B

15. Jen B baby bird

This little toy stands at about seven inches tall and comes in a cardboard box with a screen-printed illustration of a birds nest. Made in Toronto from organic cotton sherpa, it’s part of Fidoodle, a collection of toys made from recyclable materials created by artist and illustrator, Jen Bulthuis. $28, jenb.ca

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