Conscientious Parents Shop with Confidence
A family owned + operated business in Canada, Parenting By Nature has been providing education, inspiration + support to parents since 2004. Dedicated to providing quality products and top-notch customer service, our role as parenting educators first and foremost ensures only the best makes the cut.
Shopping online can be risky business these days. Stores come and go with the change in the wind, and without a store "front" it's difficult to determine what the outcome of any transaction may be. Parenting By Nature has been an established online retailer for more than 10 years, and also has a storefront location in beautiful Orillia, Ontario (Canada). We're committed to being here, when you need us, for questions, returns or support.
Family-Oriented, Small Business
With so many big time catalogue companies focused only on their bottom line, it's reassuring to know that small, family-based operations still exist in Canada. At Parenting By Nature we care whether or not our customers come back, and we believe it is our exemplary service that sets us apart from our competitors. We've spent time time re-inventing the way an online catalogue company + customer-focused business should work. Great customer service with wonderful, carefully selected products all managed with integrity and strong value is only the start of what you will find at Parenting By Nature. You'll just love what we offer, and we'll always strive for your satisfaction.
Large In-Stock Selection means FAST Processing and NO Back-Orders
Parenting By Nature is an in-stock store, and all in-stock orders ship within 2 business days (usually the NEXT business day!). We carry a high volume of merchandise with a large selection. No more jumping between sites and repeatedly filling out account information, or driving store to store, lugging home heavy packages with a tired or cranky baby. Parenting By Nature offers the convenience of a very wide selection all in one online baby store in Canada and you can shop at your leisure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your items will conveniently arrive right to your front door.
Our aim is to have everything you're looking for, all in one place. It is a very rare occasion that a product is ordered through our inventory-controlled shopping cart system and it is in fact out of stock. We do NOT back-order products, so if you can add an item to your shopping cart this means it should be in stock for immediate shipping. Unfortunately no system is perfect. If by chance you have ordered something that is in fact out of stock we will notify you immediately and offer you a number of options for proceeding with or canceling your order.
If we don't have what you're looking for, chances are we can order it fairly quickly. Just let us know! We believe in establishing great relationships with our customers and we're happy to place a special or custom order when and where we can.
Competitive or Free Shipping - Convenient & Time-Saving!
At Parenting By Nature we know firsthand how catalog and online shopping can save you time, money and your sanity. We aim to make your shopping experience as stress-free as possible. With the convenience of around-the-clock shopping, finding the perfect baby gift or organizing your baby layette has never been easier.
There is no need to fight the crowds, stand and wait in line, or brave poor weather when shopping at Parenting By Nature. In fact, you don’t even need to get undressed out of your PJ’s! Life is complicated enough without struggling with kids, babies, car seats and strollers, maneuvering through traffic and dodging for a closer parking place. While shopping with Parenting By Nature not only will you save time, but you will save money as well. You will save money on gas, vehicle maintenance, impulse buys, and the expense of food and beverages normally purchased while shopping out of your home.
All that being said, we try our hardest to maintain the lowest shipping costs we can, while continuing to bring you the high level of customer service and quality products you have come to expect from our store. Our shipping rates are very competitive and we offer Free Shipping with minimum purchase and Free Shipping exchanges on select baby carriers. We use Canada Post Expedited services regardless of the cost of your shipping so your order will arrive to an address in Canada FAST. See our Shipping Information for complete details or, join our mailing list for MORE special offers.
Hassle-Free Returns and Exchanges (no restocking fees!*)
Returns and exchanges don't have to be complicated and we've tried to simplify them as best we can. You have 14 days from the day your package arrives at your door to return any new, unused, unwashed items that isn't quite right for you back to our store. All that's required is an Return Authorization email from us - just send us an email! We'll send you the return shipping instructions for mailing your items back to us and issue a full refund* when we've received and inspected the merchandise.
Need to exchange a size or colour? No problem! We know that online shopping can make getting the right size and colour of an item more difficult. We want to make things easier! If you are exchanging an item for the exact same product (just a different size and/or colour) just send us the item back (email us for the return instructions) and we'll ship you the new sizes or colours with no additional shipping charges!
*Please see our Store Policies for complete Return and Exchange details. Some conditions apply.
Proud Canadian Retailer
Shop in Canada, in Canadian funds! Parenting By Nature is proud to cater to customers in Canada. No more long shipping times or waiting for your orders to clear customs. Avoid duty fees, brokerage and handling, and returns or exchanges can be handled in a smooth and prompt manner. Pay in Canadian funds and know exactly what you are being charged - no surprises when your order arrives at your door.
Our Customers Matter to Us
At Parenting By Nature we enjoy establishing relationships with our customers and getting to know you and your little ones. We guarantee that you will receive the best possible customer service with a personal touch. Our goal is, and always has been, to help support moms and parents during this special time in their lives by providing a variety of services and environmentally healthy products for you and your family. Whether you have a question about cloth diapering, baby wearing, natural parenting, or about our own or other products that you have seen, we are here to help. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can. At Parenting By Nature we are committed to customer satisfaction and a pleasant on-line shopping experience. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Read what some of our wonderful customers have had to say about shopping at Parenting By Nature.
Gift Registry, Gift Certificates & Gift Wrapping Available
With everything you need in one store and with our large, in-stock selection, why go anywhere else? Your registry guests will have a wonderful online shopping experience with our store which means you'll be the happy recipient of their purchases. A Parenting By Nature Gift Registry is easy to set up - fill out this form and start shopping! A Gift Registry with Parenting By Nature can be viewed online with just one link. Our system is as easy as it can get for the reluctant online shopper. No fussy password systems or login information required to confuse your family and friends that aren't familiar with online shopping. Best of all, with our toll-free phone support and fast email responses your gift registry guests won't have any trouble getting help, should they require it.
Know a new mother or mother-to-be? Gift Certificates from Parenting By Nature make the PERFECT gift! Always in stock and ready to be emailed within one business day.
Authorized Retailers of Quality Products
Parenting By Nature is an authorized dealer for the products we sell. This entitles you to all the benefits of purchasing from an authorized retailer, such as full protection under the manufacturer's warranty, fair pricing and quality assurance standards. You may find web retailers selling products at discounted prices that are not authorized dealers. This means the manufacturer may not honor warranty claims. Please use caution when shopping online, and do take the time to find a company's displayed contact information - more than just an email is ideal. Company reviews will tell you much about a store and their service. Look for these online before making your purchase. If you can't find any, proceed with caution. It is far to commonplace for customers to place orders online and never receive their merchandise and/or company support (we've been there ourselves!).
Supportive of Family - Products with Integrity AND Value
Merchandise at Parenting By Nature is carefully selected based on their quality, integrity and value. We won't carry just anything in our store! We take great pride in the selection of our merchandise and if we won't use it ourselves or with our own children, we won't recommend it to you. We are strong advocates for breastfeeding, and carry products to nurture and support a nursing relationship being established between mom and baby, and our environmentally responsible selection includes items that can be re-used, passed on or products that will have a life well after baby has grown.
Each purchase made at Parenting By Nature is one you can feel good about. In almost every case, you are not only making the healthiest choice available for your children, family and home, you are also supporting MANY families in the process. The majority of our products are mommy or daddy invented and/or created and are not found in mainstream stores. We enjoy helping and supporting other small business owners and WAHM’s (work-at-home-moms) as much as possible. While we sincerely appreciate your business and the help you are providing our family, we are even more appreciative of the fact that, in turn, we are able to help support other small businesses and WAHM’s along the way. Thank you for your support!
Customer Reviews & Testimonials
We believe that the greatest knowledge comes from personal experience. It is because of this that all of the products sold at Parenting By Nature are tested out by real mothers and on real babies before we offer them to you. We only select products that we use and would continue to use with our families and offer as much information about our as products as we can. Throughout our store you will read real-life testimonials for a variety of products we sell. If you have a testimonial to share, we'd love to hear it! If we choose to use it on our website we will send you a free gift for your time.
Our mission at Parenting By Nature is to be your partner in parenting by helping you find the information and products you need to give your children a most precious and wonderful gift: the gift of a healthier, better life and future. We vow to offer products for parents that are supportive of family, as well as those products that help to lessen their ecological footprint and that are honorable and supportive of the world we have chosen to raise our children, and by extension our grand-children, in.
We will work towards this mission by encouraging parents to recycle, reduce the toxins being put into our bodies, reduce toxins in and around our homes, use organic or eco-friendly products whenever possible, experience the joy of babywearing, cloth diaper and breastfeeding as well as learn the the practice of attachment parenting. Our vision is to offer mothers and parents a place that they can gain information, inspiration and support.
About Tamara Champion
Tamara Champion is a Canadian leader in Babywearing consultancy and cloth diapering education. She has been educating parents about healthy alternatives to mainstream products since she was pregnant with her first daughter in 2004. Tamara is passionate about helping parents feel educated and empowered with the choices they make for their families rather than feeling overwhelmed and unable to change the state of our health and the environment.
Tamara is a Dona-trained postpartum doula, a trained babywearing consultant and a long-time cloth diapering advocate who formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Real Diaper Industry Association (2010-2012). A self-proclaimed Eco Enthusiast she has dedicated the past 10 years to helping families find products that are healthier for their children, promote the bond between parent and child, and reduce the carbon footprint the average family will leave behind for future generations.
From her office wall,
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. (Apple Inc.)
Thanks for being a part of this crazy journey with us.
Her two daughters keep her motivated each and every day.
Thank you for supporting our family business!
Still have questions or concerns? Contact us! We'd love to hear from you. We want to know what you are looking for! If you can’t find it here, please let us know. We have many sources for products and information and we will try our best to accommodate any and all requests. Or if you know of a product that you think might help support the mission of Parenting By Nature, please let us know. We are always looking for new and wonderful ideas that will help support babies, families and our world.
Tamara Champion, Educator & Eco Enthusiast
Mother to Rayne & Aurora
Founder of Parenting By Nature, Inc.