Many of you already know that I have dual citizenship with the US and the UK. I am so proud of where I have come from and when people ask me to share something unique about myself, that is what I share. And to me, one of the best parts of my cultural heritage is sharing it with my children. I love sharing with them the history of their nationality, their lineage and ancestry, and all of the customs and traditions of each culture. My hope is that they will keep passing down these special family treasures with their children for generations to come.
What many of you don’t know is that my husband is a Canadian citizen. He was born in Canada and immigrated to the US as a child. It hasn’t been as easy for him to claim dual citizenship, but he remains a very proud Canadian and thus I have adopted the same passion for his country of origin.
We both love sharing the different aspects of each country with our children and will continue to do so as they grow. Whether it’s celebrating the 4th of July, Canada Day, or Boxing Day we want to celebrate each country we originated from as a teaching tool of pride and remembrance! And I love that we can celebrate three different citizenships and parts of the world!
This weekend we were able to recognize and celebrate both Canada Day and Independence Day! So what better than to be patriotic and celebrate both holidays with some festive swaddle blankets from I am baby this year! Since we were celebrating both country’s holidays this weekend, the shop owner was kind enough to send us a few different styles to represent both countries. And just the opposite of my marriage, the shop owner is Canadian and her husband is American! I am baby is mommy owned and based in Canada! And the shop owner lives very close to where my husband grew up and where some of his family live now! It is such a small world, isn’t it?
I am baby is geared toward parents who love their countries, customs, and cultures. They strongly believe that patriotism to your country is something that comes from the heart and should be taught early by parents.
The I am baby swaddle blankets are super soft 100% organic cotton muslin. They can be used as a swaddle, a nursing cover, a burp cloth, a play mat, a sunshade, or a blanket! There are many uses for a swaddle blanket long after baby isn’t swaddled anymore! Just be cautious when using it to cover your baby in the stroller in warm weather as babies cannot regulate their temperature and can’t tell you they are overheating. Make sure not to trap the heat under the blanket and monitor them and their temperature at all times. And please do not use any type of blanket in a crib as the baby may suffocate.
As you are aware, I love shops that give back! The first swaddle blanket we received is a Canadian Charity Blue and Grey Maple Leaf combination set. The best part of this two packaged set is that 100% of the proceeds go to a Canadian children’s charity. To purchase your own charity blanket please click here http://iambaby.ca/product/canadian-charity-blue-maple-leaf/
We also received a traditional I am Canadian swaddle blanket and a traditional I am American swaddle blanket. Both blankets are white with the country’s respective flags printed on them! They are super stylish and very holiday festive! To shop the American flag swaddle blanket click here http://iambaby.ca/product/i-am-american/ and to shop the Canadian flag swaddle blanket click here http://iambaby.ca/product/i-am-canadian/
To learn more about the company please visit their website here http://iambaby.ca and to shop all 11 products click here http://iambaby.ca/shop/ They also have Australian, British, Italian, and Portugese styles available!
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