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Read the interview with Tina Bar, owner of Wild Dill featured on the blog Baby Dot Dot!
BabyDotDot: Tell me about yourself.
Tina: My name is Tina and I am a mother of 2 little boys ages 5 and 10 months. We live in beautiful northern California just outside of San Francisco. I've always wanted to be a business owner and this little store is my dream come true.
BabyDotDot: How did Wild Dill start?
Tina: Wild Dill was actually launched in 2008 under a different owner. In 2014 I came across the store and was able to buy it from Jennifer and from then I've made a lot of changes to modernize and improve the shopping experience but have kept the core values of organic, fair trade and natural products for kids. I've also added new independent brands from all over the world and am expanding into accessories and jewelry for moms.
BabyDotDot: Where do you gather your inspiration?
Tina: I'm always inspired by my kids! I love watching them play and explore the world and seeing things through the eyes of a child is truly magical. I am also inspired by different cultures and the natural world. In my store I carry brands that have that touch of whimsy and a global perspective.
BabyDotDot: What is your favorite part of contributing to the industry?
Tina: I am happy that I can support other small businesses and believe that together we can make a difference in letting women find new careers through handcrafts and fair trade products in their home countries, but also through supporting independent brands that create jobs for designers, photographers, small factories, and even farmers.
BabyDotDot: What do you love?
Tina: My kids and nature.
BabyDotDot: What do you dislike?
Tina: Plastic and fast fashion
BabyDotDot: What are you proud of?
Tina: Growing my business, and learning how to do everything myself from building a new website to customer service.
BabyDotDot: What motivate you?
Tina: The desire to always learn something new.
BabyDotDot: Which of your current creations that you like the most and why?
Tina: I have 2 favorite brands at the moment - Pebble makes the most amazing fair trade toys that give opportunity to disadvantaged women in Bangladesh. My baby is obsessed with the carrot rattle. The other brand that does really well in the store are the organic, made in USA line of clothing from Winter Water WaterFactory. Their prints are so cute and the clothes stand-up really well to washing.
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I love jewelry and once in a while I find a new shop that absolutely blows me away with their amazing selection of jewels! My latest discovery is the beautiful shop Perliyna, with a curated selection of both fashion and high-end pieces from necklaces to bracelet and rings. Here is a round-up of my current wishlist from Perliyna!
With Easter is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start thinking how you are going to celebrate it, so your little ones have fun and warm memories left about this wonderful family holiday when they are much older. Little toddlers and babies don’t know much about the holiday and its traditions yet, so it’s all up to you, parents, to teach and expose them to the excitements of the season of bunnies, colored eggs, fun bunny costumes, and, of course, the rebirth of mother Nature.
At Wild Dill baby clothes online store, we’ve assembled heads-ups that will help you make baby’s first Easter meaningful and memorable for both, baby and you.
Make your little one’s first Easter basket
There’s no Easter for children without Easter baskets. At stores you can always find a huge variety of pre-made baskets. But though your baby may be too little to appreciate it, we think that putting your heart and soul to making your own personalized basket will bring joy not only to the baby, but also to you. What to put into your baby’s first Easter basket? We all know how babies love crinkly stuff and colorful toys that can produce any noise. So pack a couple of Easter baby gifts and bright naturals Easter toys like a hazel village rabbit doll or a pastel toy rabbit car into the basket, weave beautiful spring-pastels-colored ribbon through its handle, and add a couple of wooden or paper eggs to bring a touch of love and care to your little bundles of joy on this special day.
Start your own Easter tradition
Easter is all about tradition and family bonding. Think about some of your favorite Easter moments from your childhood. What might you want to reproduce with your little one? Dying eggs, baking a cake, eating a big meal all together, or having a mini egg hunt in the backyard - all these can be done with toddlers to make Easter day more fun and memorable.
Dress up your baby
Dressed up little babies are the most adorable thing ever. The choice of Easter-themed toddler boy organic clothing and toddler girl organic clothing is endless. If you don’t feel like making a little bunny out of your child, you can always opt for cute pastel clothing like a little dress for a girl or a suit for a little man. Easter is a perfect occasion to take good family shots, so with a dressed up baby these pictures will become extra cute and special.
Since Easter happens during spring, it also symbolizes the rebirth: nature starts shaking off the winter crust and welcomes new life in everything around. Let baby bathe in this magic and glory of awakening nature by taking them for a walk into a park, or woods, or simple allowing them to play with fresh green grass in the backyard, let them touch it, feel its softness. Create this bond between nature and baby, plant that admiration of natural powers and wonders into young hearts.
Let your baby have a feast along with your family members
Although, depending on baby’s age, not everyone can eat adult food yet, if your baby is over six months old (that’s what pediatricians recommend), you can go ahead and experiment with feeding them some real food. Whether it’s a tiny bite of mashed potato or a piece of ham, real food at a family table will make baby feel included in the celebration of the holiday. But before choosing what food to give your baby at a holiday table, consult with your pediatrician. Remember, that babies younger than one year old cannot have eggs, chocolate, honey, and other sweet treats that go in abundance on Easter.
Easter is a truly wonderful family holiday babies should be exposed to at the earliest steps of their lives. Making your Easter celebration creative, warm, and filled with fun activities and traditions will make these memories very special to your children when they grow up.
5 Tips to Dress Up Your Baby for Spring
The changing of seasons from winter to spring not only gives us a wiff of fresh air after long winter bundling, but it also means it’s time to change your baby’s wardrobe.
Winter coats, scarves, warm boots, and knit gloves can finally be put away deep into the closets. Still, don’t get too excited to pull out your baby’s summer outfits. The spring season is a sketchy one. Although it gets warmer out, no one has cancelled windy and rainy days and drastic temperature jumps throughout a day. As a result, parents frequently get lost and find it difficult to decide how to dress up their little bundles of joy for them to feel comfy and cozy.
At Wild Dill baby clothes store, we’ve made a compilation of useful tips on how to make your baby comfortable and stylish during the upcoming spring months.
Spring is a perfect time for layers that you can peel off or add on as temperature shifts throughout a day. When dressing your baby for a walk in the park, start with an organic cotton onesie or a pair of leggings with a cute long-sleeve tee, add layer of pants and a sweatshirt on top. Socks under boots will keep little feet warm in case a baby wants to practice his/her first independent steps on the still chilly ground. In case of unexpected gusts of cold wind, it’s good have a warm blanket or a bunting handy to pop the baby right into it. Keep a raincoat for a toddler at your fingertips, as spring is notorious for its showers. Making sure to check the day’s weather report will help you decide how best to dress your toddler.
When choosing the clothes your toddler will be comfortable in, always go for natural organic materials. At Wild Dill, we have a wide selection of toddler boy organic clothing and toddler girl organic clothing perfect for any weather. Make cotton your fabric of choice. It’s breathable and comfy and won’t cause any sweating and skin irritation. 100% organic cotton, eco baby alpaca, 100% bamboo fiber are the fabrics of your choice this season - very breathable and light-weight, these materials will keep your babies warm and cool when necessary.
Spring is the time to rock some cool hats. Hats are great for when a toddler has to rapidly transition from a warm environment to a cold one and regulate their body temperature fast. Whether it’s a light cotton hat or a cap, your baby will look both stylish and warm, but not too warm. Caps are also great for shielding your toddler from the sun’s rays. Our favorite this season is FORE AXEL & HUDSON BABY GOLFER TODDLER CAP.
Hoodies are simply irreplaceable in spring. Worn over a long or short-sleeve onesie or a tee, depending on the weather, hoodies will keep your baby comfy and cozy no matter what the weather is like.
With the upcoming Easter season spring pastels return to your baby’s wardrobe. Wait to get those Easter toys and Easter baby gifts. It’s time to burst out the sartorial sunshine with some pastel clothing and bright outfits first. Bright colors such as yellow, pink, orange or pastel colors like baby pink or baby blue and purple are all fun colors for spring. Patterns with flowers, fun prints, checked or striped outfits, sailor patterns, animal patterns, cute graphic designs in hues of pink, green, yellow, and brown will cheer up your eye.
The golden rule for dressing up your little loved ones this spring is to choose wisely what your babies will feel comfy in and feel free to experiment with layers and colors to get the ultimate fun out of this transition to summer.