Thursday, July 7, 2016

Moon Sand Recipe!

I can't tell you how much fun this is to play with, for kids and adults alike! Soft, silky, and moldable. Use it with sand toys and cookie cutters.

8 cups flour
1 cup of vegetable oil OR baby oil
1.5 Tbsp non-toxic Tempura paint powder

Mix all ingredients together with a potato masher or pastry cutter.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vote for the Best of Vancouver!

It's that time of year, when you can vote for your Best of what Vancouver has to offer. The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver voting polls are open! Answer 15 and be entered to win a Helmet getaway, and many other prizes.  

Best Baby/Toddler Store can be found in the Urban Living section on the third page. We appreciate all of your votes!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Vancouver Poster for Kids

I have finally finished, printed, and framed my Vancouver posters for kids.  All of the iconic, local hotspots for wee ones are represented, from the Aquarium to Science World and everything in between. They are 16 x 20 inches and come framed (in a white Ikea Ribba frame) or unframed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Easy Banana Popsicles

I saw this recipe for easy Banana Popsicles on the Snappy Gourmet and had to repost it!

2 large ripe bananas, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon rum extract

1. Place bananas, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a saucepan and cook for 3 minutes. (or microwave for 2-3 minutes)
2. Place banana mixture in the blender with the yogurt, milk, vanilla, and rum extract. Process until smooth.
3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least a few hours until they are frozen.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nutcase Little Nutty Gen 3!

The new Little Nutty Helmets have arrived and they are just too cute! We love that they now come with a visor. They have taken the best features of their Street Sport line of adult bike and skate helmets and used them to enhance the design and function of the little kid helmets you love. Great designs that kids and parents both adore, with a smoother contoured shell, a lighter weight for littler heads, and extra sets of pads to grow with your kid. This third generation of our Little Nutty helmet is sure to get your kid out on their bike or scooter in safety and style.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Week SALE

Shop our Boxing Week SALE now! 20-60% OFF toys, clothing, shoes, rain boots, carriers, diaper bags and more!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

True North Strong & Free

For years I have been meaning to design a line of not-so-tacky tourist shirts...and it finally happened! Locally designed and locally printed. True North raglan tees, onesies and t-shirts are now available at Hip Baby.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Order by December 21st!

We're one week away from the big day! Are you ready? Some of you are, most of you are not. In two more days the kids will all be out of school and will be needing our undivided attention. If you have left things to the last minute please remember that Hip Baby has free shipping anywhere in Canada (with orders over $100). Our last shipping date is December 21st to make it to you by the 24th!

Clockwise from top left: Maileg Rudolf the Reindeer $56, The Christmas Wish $21.50, Brio Pull-Along Engine $32, Tag Whimsy Wool Stocking $37, The Monster Factory VW Tent $96, Maileg 3 Metal Soldiers $24, Hansa Reindeer $66, Cate & Levi Shark Plaque $49, Dexton 6' Teepee $225

Monday, December 14, 2015

Shortbread Fairy Bites

I found this recipe on the Pink Piccadilly Pastries blog and had to share. Little kids will love the rainbow sprinkles!


1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/4 cup All Purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 tsp multi-colored nonpareils

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Get your orders in before the 21st!

Click here for great gift ideas by age at Hip Baby!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Because who doesn't love foxes?! This is just a small collection of fox items that we carry at Hip Baby! Click here to buy online.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Black & white.

Black & white patterns are the easiest for babies to see...and when done right they are also modern and stylish!

Clockwise from top left: Tea Collection Kerala Bubble Dress $58, Lulujo Modern Bamboo Swaddling Blankets $19, Hape Happy Grand Piano $172, 3 Sprouts Polar Bear Bath Toy Storage $23, Cross Knit Baby Blanket $59, Masked Bunny Sweatshirt $35, Nutcase 8-Ball Little Nutty Helmet $65, Andy Warhol's So Many Stars Board Book $14, Hunter Kids Tour Boots $90.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hung by the chimney with care!

These heirloom quality holiday stockings from Tag are hand-cut, hand-embroidered, and hand-assembled. Made from 100% cotton with a wool felt snowman or reindeer design, they are sure to become part of your christmas traditions for years to come!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Toys for the holidays!

We have a great selection of unique wooden toys for baby, toddler and kids at Hip Baby! Toys that are built to last, fun to play with, and beautiful to look at.