We chose vegan leather for our bags and accessories because in addition to being an eco-responsible option, this material is not of animal origin. It is also durable and easy to maintain. These are all desirable qualities for those who have a very fast pace of life!
Never leave a child unsupervised with Mini Totem products. Our designs contain small pieces of material that could cause a choking and strangulation hazard if misused. Babies should always be supervised by an adult when using Mini Totem products. All of our products meet the quality and safety standards established by Health Canada.
Vegan leather bags and accessories:
Clean with a damp cloth dampened with a small amount of water and mild soap. Do not use chemicals for cleaning in order to maintain the original appearance of the item. Vegan leather is a very durable fabric that does not require any protective treatment.
Our Cindy and Geneva bags can hold a maximum weight of 10 lbs and our Mini Cindy bags can hold a maximum weight of 5 lbs. We recommend that you do not overload your bag beyond this weight in order to maximize its practical lifespan.
Each strap has been designed for optimal use of your bag, in order to distribute the weight of its contents evenly so that it follows you for a long time.
- It is better to lift your bag by the central handle rather than by a strap.
- If you want to wear it as a backpack, it is important to wear both straps at the same time so as not to force one strap more than the other.
- If you prefer to wear it across the body or on the shoulder, the nylon strap or the vegan leather strap are ideal.
- To attach it to the stroller, the ideal is to use the two small loops provided for this purpose.
Bamboo-cotton quilts, muslins and bibs:
Machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on low heat or air dry.
Pacifier clips and hair accessories:
Hand wash and lay flat to dry.
Machine wash in cold water and dry flat to prevent cotton shrinkage. For best results, hand wash with mild soap and dry flat.
For best results, let burn until the wax melts evenly. Do not exceed more than 4 consecutive hours. Keep the wick in the center and trim 1/4" each time it is lit. Turn off when only 1/2" of wax remains. Once the candle is finished, wash the mug in very hot, soapy water. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Our bags have a one-year warranty covering manufacturing defects, upon presentation of proof of purchase. This includes manufacturing defects such as seams, clips and zippers. Does not apply to scratches or tears and does not cover damage resulting from misuse or poor maintenance of the bag and its accessories. Mini Totem reserves the right to offer repair or exchange of the bag or to offer compensation. Mini Totem reserves the right to refuse to apply the guarantee if the reason is deemed not applicable to it.
Our Cindy and Geneva bags have been designed to support a maximum weight of 10 lbs (4.5 kg). To maximize the use of your bag and the life of your bag, be sure not to exceed this weight. It is also recommended to use the straps provided for this purpose to hang your bag from your stroller.
By making your purchase on our online store or at one of our retailers, you confirm that you have read our warranty policy, understand it and agree to subscribe to it if applicable.
New closure on decorative covers
Small change to our decorative covers since 2022. The zipper on the side is replaced by a wallet closure at the back. The size of the covers does not change, they fit perfectly on the Maovic pillows that you already have at home.
So that children do not have access to the buckwheat hulls inside, we have adapted the zipper of our pillows. On mini pillows sold from March 1, 2022, there is no longer a pull on the zipper. It is therefore not possible for little hands to open the pillows.
If you need to open the pillow, slide a paperclip through the zipper slider. You can use it as a pull tab and remove it when finished.
Adapt my mini pillow
If you purchased a Maovic pillow before March 1, 2022, please remove the zipper pull by cutting it using pliers. Once the zipper pull is removed, your pillow is secure and ready to be inserted into our new covers.
Decorative covers and white covers
Maovic MT covers are washer and dryer safe at low temperature. Empty the covers completely of their hulls before putting them in the washer. Turn over to wash.
Our waterproof covers are made of PUL. They are washer safe in cold water and dryer safe on low heat. However, it is best to let them air dry to maximize their useful life.
To cool the buckwheat hulls, place them in the sun. They will heat and disinfect themselves.
A mess on the pillow? Wash the husks with a mild soap, rinse well and lay them out to dry completely before returning them to the pillow
To protect your Maovic pillow from damage, our waterproof covers are ideal.
Buckwheat hulls have a shelf life of approximately 10 years. After this time, they can be sent to compost. Is it time to replace your hulls? You'll find it right here .
Buckwheat hulls have a lot of benefits. They have anti-mite and anti-bacterial properties and they give off a pleasant, soothing smell that promotes relaxation. In addition, the shape of the husks helps regulate temperature, which provides additional comfort. They are also ergonomic, offer good support and you can adjust the quantity of shells according to the sleeper's needs. Unlike other types of cushioning materials that need to be replaced quickly over time, buckwheat hulls last. Just wash them to refresh them! When they have reached the end of their lifespan (we are talking about ten years or more), the husks can be composted. Our pillows are therefore a sensible choice for our planet.
Health Canada Recommendation
Health Canada recommends adding items to a child's bed from 24 months of age only for safety reasons. With this in mind, the pillows are suitable for little ones from 24 months to around 6 years old, depending on their needs. As every child is different, your best indicator is the little one who will own it. If you are wondering whether your child might need it, observe the way he/she goes to bed. If he/she puts a blanket or a stuffed animal under his/her head when sleeping, this would be a good time to introduce a pillow into his/her bed to promote a good night's sleep and optimal comfort.
Before 24 months
For little ones who have reflux, the Maovic MP mini pillow becomes a must-have. Simply slide it under the head and upper body to provide a nice stable tilt for your child and thus reduce reflux which is often a great source of discomfort. Our pillows are also often used on the changing table to make diaper changes more comfortable. It is also possible to use them during supervised naps.
Other uses for our mini pillows
Many of you have purchased a Maovic MT mini pillow for your needs, because it offers pleasant lumbar support when you are at the computer, on the road or simply in front of the television. It is also the perfect pillow to carry when traveling and on the plane because its small size is optimal for transport, without compromising comfort
During their design, our pillows were approved by a team of chiropractors.
Our mini pillows are 10 inches by 16 inches and are designed for children ages 2 to 5.
Our junior and adult formats are 20in by 16in. The difference between these two formats lies in the quantity of buckwheat hulls contained inside. The junior pillow is adapted to the body shape of children aged 6 to 12 years. It contains fewer hulls, but it can adapt to the growth of small sleepers. In fact, as your child grows, or according to his comfort, you can add buckwheat hulls to his pillow.
All of our pillows have zippers, allowing you to adjust them to your liking by adding or removing shells. You can personalize your pillow according to your favorite sleeping position or according to your preference between a firmer or lighter pillow.
No. Our pillows are not waterproof, which means the husks will need to be washed if there is a spill. To protect the hulls, it is possible to slip a waterproof cover between your pillow and the decorative cover. Our waterproof covers are made from PUL (the same fabric used for reusable diapers) and available for all our pillow sizes.
Depending on the cut of fabric, the location of the designs may differ from the photos. It is also possible that the color may vary slightly, depending on the brightness of your screen.
As our pillows have a metal zipper, it is not possible to put them in the microwave.
All Maovic products by Maison Paréa are made and filled by hand in Quebec in our Montreal workshop.
Yes, all the products in our care range are hypoallergenic.
None of our company's products are tested on animals. The Maison Paréa skincare range is made with vegan ingredients.
Our three products can be kept for 12 months.
The products in the Maison Paréa range are 100% developed and made in Quebec.