FAQs

Why the Octopus?
Each tentacle on our octopus us designed to mimic the umbilical cord, providing comfort and familiarity to babies as they adjust to life outside the womb.
 
Why are so many of your products black and white?
The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using BLACK and WHITE stripes or LIGHT and DARK contrasting colours. So what about those nice soft pastels that used to be so popular in baby toys and nurseries? While these may look pretty to you, they do nothing visually for your baby.

Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development. Surround a baby with soft pastel colours, and you might as well be blindfolding him. Surround your baby with black and white or light and dark pictures, and watch your baby’s eyes light up!
 
Where are you located?
We are located in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
 
Can my baby sleep with the Octopus?
The Public Health Agency of Canada states that other than a firm mattress and a fitted sheet, there is no need for any extra items in a crib, cradle or bassinet. This includes the Octopus and all other toys, blankets, pillows and bumper pads.
 
Remember, the Octopus is intended to provide comfort to awake infants as they hold on to the tentacles under the close eye of their caregiver
 
Are your products available in any stores?
Our products are available at Ohtera in St.Thomas
797 unit#3 Talbot St.
 
Which organizations are you supporting?
Right now, we are donating a portion of the proceeds from each purchase to Fresh Start Maternity Supports and Loads of Love in equal amounts.
 
What is your return policy?
We love our products and think you will too! We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you’re not completely happy for any reason, just email us within the first 30 days, and we’ll refund every penny of your purchase price. It’s that simple! Read the full policy for more details.
 
How much is shipping?
We ship through Canada Post
Free shipping Canada wide on orders $60 and over
Free local pick up at the Elgin Mall every Tuesday from 5:00 – 9:00PM
417 Wellington St, St.Thomas, ON
$11 Flat rate shipping in Canada
$20 Flat rate shipping to United States
 
What are the benefits of Muslin Swaddle Blankets?
The breathable fabric regulates temperature, keeping your baby warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. They are highly absorbent making them perfect for cleaning up all of life’s little (or BIG) messes! They can also be used for a play mat, a nursing cover, a receiving blanket, a lightweight sunshield and so much more! These blankets are easy to wash, quick to dry, anti-pilling, eco-friendly and beautiful.
 
What can I expect when I order from Baby Octopi?
Every order is packaged with love by myself and my husband. Our items are individually sealed and sent together to ensure order completion and accuracy. Each item adorns a Baby Octopi tag and is ready for gift giving. The octopus also includes a special note explaining why they are so special!
 
What are your social media handles?
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @shopbabyoctopi