One of the reasons we wanted to have a store front in our town of Orillia is to make face-to-face connections with our customers. Recently, our local paper, the Orillia Packet & Times, published a profile of Parenting by Nature and owner, Tamara Champion. Tamara’s focus on what her community needs and what parents need is clear in the profile.
“We want to be a partner in parenting by helping parents find the information and products they need to give their children the gift of a healthier, better life and future,” said Champion, who has an exhaustive questionnaire for companies that want to sell their wares at bynature.ca. “To me, it’s not all about making money. It’s about educating people, it’s about minimizing our impact on the planet… that’s what’s important.”
Thank you to everyone who came out to share in our Grand Opening celebration last week. We’re thrilled that you feel we are filling a void in the Orillia/Simcoe community. For our customers who aren’t close enough to visit our store, we want to give you a peek at our beautiful space.
Natural toys for kids of all ages
Our cloth diaper wall!
Eco books and green living products
Natural laundry products
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding products
Our nursing room is tucked away to give you some quiet when you need it
Natural gifts for young children
School gear for young children
Come Visit Us in Orillia
Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Southern Ontario, the bynature.ca Eco Boutique, as well as the shipping warehouse for our online service, is located at 5 Ontario Street in Orillia just 2 minutes off of Highway 11. Our convenient location allows us to easily serve the Barrie community, Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Orillia is in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, yet it is just over an hour away from the Greater Toronto Area.
We are so pleased to welcome a new, very special natural teething toy to our Natural Toy & Gifts Department. Our customers have been requesting safer, healthier natural toy options and we’ve been listening. Alternatives to plastic teething toys are available, and at Parenting By Nature (Canada), we’ve found a new one.
Sophie the Giraffe has been a favorite teething toy in France for more than 40 years. Since her creation in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe has wowed hundreds of babies (and parents!) with her natural beauty and charm. More importantly her flexible, renewable, natural rubber materials and non-toxic paint mean Sophie the Giraffe is a safe and all-natural teething toy for your little one. Parents world-wide trust the joy this classic toy brings to their babies. Check out Sophie the Giraffe today – she makes a unique natural baby gift for any new baby.
We’ve had numerous emails lately from new parents asking for direction in choosing natural baby toys. Particularly with the many recent recalls of baby toys made in China due to unhealthy, lead-compromised materials, more and more parents are realizing the importance of what they are giving their little ones to mouth, teethe and chew on. At Parenting By Nature we’ve carried a wide assortment of natural baby toys in Canada since 2004, and these baby toys have ALWAYS been carefully selected for their purity, safety and charm.
All of our natural baby toys meet or exceed internationally recognized safety standards. We aim to provide natural baby toys that are not only safe, but also functional and designed to last. This melding of form, function and quality mean that our natural toys are pleasing for baby to play with, serve a definite purpose, and will stand up to the rigours of simply being a baby’s cherished plaything. We hope that you’ll find the perfect baby toy to share with your little one, as well as your family and friends within our natural baby store.
Being both a mother and business-owner I have made it my mission to educate and advocate against our disposable way of living and urge parents to consider some classic, all natural toy alternatives for our most precious beings. A quality natural baby toy can be shared and passed down for generations to come, and will never loose its original appeal. Look for natural baby toys that are educationally appropriate, environmentally responsible, designed to last a lifetime or more, and above all, are safe for our children, families and earth.
According to eMarketer, Canadian consumers spent $3.8 billion shopping online in 2004 and $6.2 billion online in 2005. In fact, Canadians are poised to double their online spending for retail goods from $8 billion this past year to $16 billion by 2009. After a very, very busy holiday season we don’t doubt this! According to an Ipsos-Reid study, “all in all, it is a very positive story. You have more people buying online…and they plan to come back and do it again. The whole experience is improving”.
As a mom and a business owner I know the convenience and value of online shopping. We still get many customers, however, that are leery about shopping online and I don’t blame them. Having done an awful lot of shopping on the internet myself, I’ve been burned in the past, but I’ve also learned a great deal along the way. Online stores come and go with the change in the wind, and without a store “front” it’s difficult to determine what the consequence of any transaction may be. It’s important to learn as much as you can about the credibility of any online store that you would like to make a purchase from.
Some of the top reasons customers hesitate when making online purchases are due to poor customer service, a lack of communication or an inability to reach a “real, live” person. We hope that at the Parenting By Nature Online Baby Store we’ve helped to ease your mind as Customer Care is our top priority. We’ve been selling cloth diapers, baby carriers, baby toys and baby gifts online across Canada since 2004 and we know what it takes to make shopping online enjoyable. Our goal is that when making a purchase at our Natural Baby Store your online shopping experience will be one you want to tell others about. If you’ve enjoyed our store or services, please let others know at The Diaper Pin or The BabyWearer. Public review sites are instrumental to customers looking to find quality products & services online and they provide at least one way to confirm the integrity of an online store.
If you have any problems or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We would like the opportunity to do what we can to make things better. We are committed to being here, when you need us, for questions, returns or support. Happy Online Shopping!