Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big News!

Hi Everyone,

As 2010 quickly approaches, we are gearing up for a new and exciting year for Baby aWEARness. If you've been in the store recently, you might have noticed that there are some MAJOR changes in the works. In the spirit of providing everything a family would need to grow healthy, happy keiki, Hot Mama Maternity and Baby aWEARness are now under one roof!

We might be a little biased, but we think that Baby aWEARness and Hot Mama are an absolute dream team - Hot Mama Maternity keeps Hawaii's moms feeling blissful and beautiful during pregnancy; Baby aWEARness provides eco-friendly, natural products for Hawaii's blossoming families. Now sharing our space on the second floor of Manoa Marketplace, we can better serve Hawaii's moms and moms-to-be, providing essential resources and excellent products that are better for baby, better for the environment, and best for mom! Whether you are expecting a little one, or they have just arrived, Hot Mama Maternity and Baby aWEARness are now sharing a space in Manoa Marketplace, providing everything an expecting or new mother could need!

Also for your enjoyment, we have permanently extended our store hours!
We are now open:
Monday - Saturday: 10-6pm
Sunday: 10-1pm

In celebration of this new partnership, Baby aWEARness and Hot Mama are co-hosting "Hawaii's Next Hot Mama," a contest honoring and empowering the mothers of Hawaii. The contest will be held from January 1st to February 11th, 2010. As the face of the Baby aWEARness/Hot Mama partnership, Hawaii's Next Hot Mama will serve as an inspiration and role model for mothers and families throughout Hawaii. The winner will be the face of Hot Mama/Baby aWEARness for 2010 and will receive an entire package of perks including over $1,000 in prizes, a well-deserved spa package, and much more!

Hawaii's Next Hot Mama can be an expecting-mom, a brand new mommy, or a mother of many! She can be a full-time mom, a business-minded mom, a military mom - any kind of mom! You can nominate yourself, or a candidate that you think would best represent Hawaii's Next Hot Mama.

Stay tuned for more contest details!
Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and find out all the latest details first!!

All our love to your blossoming babies,

Ashley, Nicky, and Mel (from Hot Mama!)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nova Natural Toys!

We are so excited to have Julliet Lowe from the Enchanted Forrest Store at Waldorf ordering our toys now! Check out some of the products we ordered this week:

A perennial favorite, this Rainbow Tunnel Set is one of our most versatile toys! Cut from a solid block of wood, all of its brightly colored arches fit perfectly into one another. With a little imagination, they become cozy caves for woodland gnomes and animals, bridges for block play, rocking boats for dolls, and even a telescoping caterpillar.

What child doesn't wish they could be a little taller? With our Walking Blocks, they don't have to wait until they are older. Stepping up onto them and grabbing the ropes, they are instantly 6" taller. The fun is then figuring out how to walk with them!

Make sure you stop by the store soon to see the new toys for yourself! All our love!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Give Green This Holiday Season!

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.

We just got in Kissaluv's Organic Cotton/Hemp Fitted Diapers in.

Made of a mix of naturally durable and anti-bacterial Hemp, and Kissaluvscertified Organic cotton, our new diapers take green and sustainability seriously. And now, even better, the newly redesigned V.2.0 Kissa's pack in yet more bang for the buck as the M/L size fits babies 15-40lbs. Buy the diapers once the baby grows out of the newborn stage and you're all set until potty training!

Features that make these diapers so special:

  • Superb fabric that brings the goodness of organic cotton and the durability of Hemp fibers
  • Super Trim design, yet very absorbent
  • Snap-in soaker provides enough absorbency even for heavy wetter's
  • Our trademark ruffled legs and proprietary elastic which almost guarantees no-blowouts
  • Sturdy polyacetal resin snap closures- easy for parents, not-so-easy for curious toddlers!
  • Simple easy snap on design sure to be appreciated by moms, dads and grandparents alike
  • Overlapping wings to ensure a good fit for skinny and chubby babies alike
  • See our organic fitted diapers on babies!
If you have a expecting moms in your family, Kissaluvs are a newborn favorite.

Read on for more eco-friendly gift ideas or come visit us in store!

All our love to your blossoming babies,
Ashley and Nicky

The Reusable Swim Diaper
Perfect for your water loving keiki!
Imse Vimse Swim Diaper
Toss out all those bulky, gell-filled disposable swim diapers and switch to a diaper that is a swim diaper and bathing suit in one. Wear it alone or under a swim suit or swim trunks. Do not add anything to the inside; you do not want a swim diaper to be absorbent - it would just absorb pool water and could weigh the child down. The design is based on containment. Make sure it fits snugly without leaving red marks. When you get out of the pool, make sure to put on an absorbent diaper to prevent accidents.

The One-Size Reusable Diaper

Happy Heinys Cloth diapering has come a long way since the days of pins, rubber pants and soaking. In fact, with today's top-of-the-line reusable diapers, cloth diapering is not only better for baby, it's better for your budget and the environment. With modern advances in cloth diaper design, they're easier to use than disposables and provide a sustainable alternative to the excessive waste generated with traditional disposable diapers. No more late night diaper runs, diaper rash, expensive diaper creams or constantly taking out the trash. A quick trip to the washing machine is all you need for three to four days of clean, highly absorbent, non-toxic diapers.

For more info, check out my DIY Cloth Diapering Article in the Winter Issue of Green Magazine.

Waste Free Lunches

Alien Bento Box

If you have ever been to a school cafeteria after lunchtime or glanced over at a Styrofoam filled trashcan in front of your favorite local eatery, you know how waste intensive our midday eating habits can be. With Waimanalo Gulch and other landfills reaching their capacity, it is time for Hawai'i to adopt a cleaner, greener way of fueling up.

Consider the concept of the waste-free lunch. A waste-free lunch is prepared and served without disposable packaging or food waste. It is successfully achieved through the use of reusable water bottles, cloth napkins, stainless steal cutlery and lunch containers like bento box sets which promote appropriate portioning to lessen food waste while simultaneously scrapping the need for plastic baggies, plastic wrap or tin foil. Buying in bulk-nuts, beans and rice-also reduces the amount of trash entering the waste stream. Bulk items can be purchased and prepared regularly without all the excess packaging.
Non-Toxic Toys!
Keiki Seminars

We have a wide variety of non-toxic toys for your growing keiki. From the always popular Sophie the Giraffe, to Melissa & Dougs wooden sushi set, we have the perfect toy for your babies and toddlers!

Klean Kanteens
KK Red

In 2004 Klean Kanteen™ introduced the first personal hydration bottle made from stainless steel to give health and environmentally conscious people an alternative to plastic. We have yet to see another bottle company, stainless or otherwise, that makes a product comparable to our high quality, handcrafted bottles or that commits to strong environmental and labor standards. Klean Kanteens are the PERFECT gift for the whole family! They come in 12oz, 18oz, 27oz and 40oz sizes.

Coming Soon!
The FLIP Diaper System
A Reusable/Disposable Hybrid Diaper by the makers of
Bum Genius
Flip Diaper System

Why Flip™?
Cloth diapering has never been so easy!
· TOSS the used insert into your diaper pail
· REPLACE the insert with a clean one
· REUSE the cover. The one-size cover and insert adjusts to fit most babies from 7-35 pounds.

Flip features:
· A waterproof shell, so no extra cover is needed.
· Wipe the inside of the cover out and use it over and over again!
· Form fitting elastic to prevent leaks.
· Patent pending comfy butterfly closure. A feature that is unique to cloth diapers made by Cotton Babies.
· No stuffing involved just tuck insert under flaps and go!
· Choose between a one-size Stay-Dry Insert or a one-size Certified Organic Cotton Insert.
· Disposable inserts are also available for use while traveling.
· Patent pending 3x3 adjustable snap system to fit most babies from birth to potty training.

Friday, December 4, 2009

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December at Baby aWEARness

Happy December everyone! This year is really flying by. We hope you all had blissful Thanksgivings!

Our final Vaccine Lecture of 2009 is THIS Sunday so please sign up ASAP if you are planning on attending. Space is limited.

We are also extending our store hours this month. We will be open Monday - Saturday, 10-6pm.

We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!

All our Love to your Blossoming Babies,
Ashley & Nicky

Super Baby Foods
Taught by: Ashley Lukens
December 6th, 3pm
Fee: $15

Baby FoodsIntroducing solids and transitioning your baby to a solid food diet can be a confusing and at times overwhelming experience. Super Baby Foods is a class designed by a mom for moms. This class will not only teach simple ways of preparing food for your growing baby, but ways to save money and time as well. Based on the best selling book, Super Baby Foods, the Feingold Diet, macrobiotics, and homeopathic/naturopathic medicine, this class also gives you the tools you need to select food that will promote baby's overall health and well-being.
Class fee includes information and recipes!

Vaccine Lecture
December 6th, 5:30pm

Its that time again!! Come join us for an evening with Dr. Madeleine Portuondo, local naturopath and midwife, who will be repeating the fabulous vaccine safety lecture for those of you who missed it the first couple of times. Dr. Portuondo is a wealth of knowledge and the 2 hour lecture covers everything from immunology basics to vaccine preservative components and more. It is truly a must-hear event for parents of young children. I was astonished at how little I knew on the topic.

Limited to 25 people so please RSVP to ashley@babyawearness if you would like to attend. Cost is $20 person/$35 couple and includes a very comprehensive packet of information.

As always, shopping after the event for attendees will include a 5%
storewide discount! Sunday, December 6th. 5:30pm.

Announcing: A New Diaper Package
Just in time for the holidays!

I've recently fallen back in love with my prefolds. This package is meant to give you enough pocket diapers to last a few days while also providing prefolds for your at-home convenience.

Infant Prefold/Pocket PLUS package -
$325 (12% savings)
12 Infant Prefolds (bleached or unbleached)
12 Pocket Diapers (Fuzzi Bunz, bumGenius, Mommy's Touch, or solid Happy Heinys*)
2 Snappis
2 Thirsties covers
1 Pail Liner
1 Wetbag
1 Charlies

If you are interested in learning more about our other diapering packages, please visit us in store!

ISR Water Safety Lecture
General Water Safety Practices for Adults and Children
Fee: Free!
Presented by: Jenni Matheson and Jens Trumpa of ISR Swim School
When: December 13th, 4:30pm

In a Water Safety Class Jenni Matheson and Jens Trumpa, Certified Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Instructors, will provide helpful tips on safety in and around the water to ensure that a safe environment for children and their families is created.

Facts about drowning statistics indicate that water can be a serious hazard in a child's life. Yet even simple measures of safety can prevent tragedies. Learn and raise your awareness about aquatic safety practices. This class will touch on general water safety measures, specific beach safety tips, what to consider when swimming in the ocean and other bodies of water. If you have your own pool or not, it is important to be aware of pool safety and practices to ensure that everyone is safe. Pool parties are popular, but they are also the host of most water accidents that could be prevented.

Learn that keeping children safe in, on, and around the water involves several layers of protection that will lead to a life time of fun in the water. Safety with a smile.
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR): Providing informational talks, offering aquatic self-rescue™ swim lessons and raising the awareness of water safety helps ISR Swim School with their mission, which is to ensure that not one more child drowns.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Keiki Hula Class

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Mele Kalikimaka ia kakou (Merry Christmas to all)!!!

It`s time to get into the swing of the holidays with our first ever Christmas Baby Hula Class on Saturdays from 4:15-4:45!!! $50 covers 3 classes, holiday hula skirt (for the hula girls) or shorts (for the surfer boys), songbook and jingle bells for keiki and parent. If a family has siblings, it will be $50 for the first child and $20 per additional child. Space is limited, so please contact Kumu Malia at to register.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Classes and Events at Baby aWEARness

Hi Everyone,

Hope this email finds you all doing well, relaxing into our fall rainy season. As usual, I can't say enough about how busy and blessed we are over here.

Mom & Baby Yoga starts on the 31st. There are only a few spaces left, so call in and reserve your spot!

Elimination CommuncationAre you interested in potty training your infant? Has the potty training process got you feeling a bit frustrated??

I'm thinking about starting an Elimination Communication Workshop and Support Group. Please email me if you are interested in the topic or have practiced elimination communication yourself! I know I own a diaper store, but a diaper-free world seems like an amazing place to be!

Also, I would love to have more moms attending our breastfeeding support groups!breastfeeding Sign Breastfeeding can be a lonely and stressful process if you don't have proper support. This is only amplified if you are a working mom, struggling to attain a proper work/life balance, complete with all day pumping regimes. If you've got a good system going, come in and share! There are moms just waiting for your advice. Join us the first Monday or the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:15am.

For all you Allens Detergent lovers, I finally ordered some, so come on in! AllensALLENS NATURALLY was developed over 19 years ago in cooperation with a Store Front Cooperative by the name of Stone Soup (which has since closed) whose members wanted home care products free of dyes and perfumes. Many of the members were involved in the Feingold diet. Dr. Feingold's theory was that children were hyperkinetic because of dyes in food. It was the belief of the co-op members that the dyes in national brands might leave a residue that could possibly migrate through the skin into the body. Other members of the Cooperative experienced MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) and felt perfumes to be a major culprit. As a result, ALLENS NATURALLY developed a complete line of home care products free of perfume and dyes.

Read on for more class details. We look forward to seeing you all in store soon!


Ashley and Nicky

Healthy Cooking for Thanksgiving
With Heidi Rupke
Saturday, November 14th, 4:30pm
Cost: $20

Does your sweet potato casserole with mini-marshmallows need a make-over? Are you hoping to bring something fabulous to yourKeiki Seminars family's Thanksgiving table but aren't sure what? Would you like to make three dishes that are simple, healthful, and speedy? If so, join home cook Heidi Rupke for a hands-on course that will inspire your culinary ventures and leave your taste buds tingling. We will be making and sampling: Sweet Potato Salad, Green Bean Almondine, and Fennel-Orange Salad. Saturday, November 14, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Baby AWEARness.

Baby Boot Camp - Pre-Natal Fitness Class
Moving to Wednesdays @ 5pm, starting November 4th

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Come Join us for some Pre-natal Fitness & Fun! Keiki Welcome!

Specifically developed for pregnant women, Prenatal Baby Boot Camp combines a balanced variety of modified strength-training exercises and stretches to prepare pregnant women for delivery and the demands of motherhood. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, and BBC programming is fully compliant with the latest American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guidelines.

Ashley and Nicky

Wool Covers are Back!

Come check out our new wool diaper covers, a premium diaper cover that allows maximum air circulation while still offering the best protection against leaks. This high quality cover allows you to take advantage of the benefits of wool, without giving up the benefits of a wrap cover. The soft loop closure makes diaper changes simple and eliminates the use of pins. This cover also has snaps for added security in sizes Medium, Large, XL, and SL. Made of Merino wool.

Holiday Photos by Diana Lorge
Beautiful Baby

Interested in giving the best present a grandparent could ever ask for?? Give the gift of a wonderful family photo this holiday by signing up for a holiday sitting with Diana Lorge.

$120 sitting fee (outdoor or indoor)
30 min. session
Up to 100 images
All images uploaded to a private album for viewing/ordering
5x7 to 30x40 print sizes available (canvas and premium quality papers)

Session includes group and individual poses as time permits!

Please feel free to contact Diana via e-mail at: if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Classes and Events at Baby aWEARness

Happy October Everyone!!

Time flies. I can't believe we are already approaching Halloween!

Next week is going to be an awesome week at Baby aWEARness. We are FINALLY going to get our Mom & Baby Yoga class going, something I know so many of you have been looking forward to. We are also starting our 4 week Keiki Seminar Series with Pualani Ramos, having another Vaccine Lecture, and gearing up for Keiki Sign Language on Tuesday October 20th.

Also in the works - the Baby aWEARness Cafe! I haven't forgetten about all you moms interested in having a yummy place to go with your kids midday. We have had some wonderful chefs and moms come in and we're getting all the details figured out. Stay Tuned!

We look forward to seeing you in store.

Ashley and Nicky

Mom & Baby Yoga
Mom & Baby
With Liz Bowen
Saturdays, 9am
**Begins October 17th

Keiki Seminars
Keiki Seminars With Pulani Ramos
Fridays, 6:00pm (October 16th-November 6th)

Keiki Seminars are for parents of young children and early childhood educators.
Learn the crafts, songs, rhymes, and techniques of the Waldorf early childhood curriculum. Auntie Pualani of Na Pualani Preschool will share with you the Waldorf curriculum for the preschool - kindergarten. A series of 4, hands on, informative workshops are designed to give parents insight and techniques to enhance the parenting experience and give early childhood educators new ideas and inspiration for their classrooms. Each class is 2 and half hours long.

Session 1: Child Development, and Child Behavior,
Session 2: Songs, Rhymes, Games and Imaginative Play,
Session 3: Arts & Crafts and Baking,
Session 4: Stories and Literature that Support Language Acquisition and the Imagination.

Learn how to get your child to comply without a struggle; learn how to choose a good toy; learn fun and easy games to play with your child; learn how to choose the right book to enhance your child's language skills; learn how to make finger puppets from felt, how to make homemade bread and so much more.

Keiki Sign Language - Beginner Play Class
Baby sign With Lisa Krietzer
Tuesdays, 9am (October 20th - December 15th)

Beginner Play Classes start October 20th! They provide a playful environment where caregivers and their hearing children learn ASL signs and research-proven Signing Smart strategies - such as how to bring signs into your child's world and how to recognize your child's early signs - while making signing simple, fun, and successful! Classes aret $150 for the 8 wk session and include the handbook and two DVDs.

About the Instructor
Lisa Kreitzer is originally from Oahu and received her Master's degree in Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lisa spent several years working in public school systems, both on Oahu and in Oregon, as an elementary school counselor. She has been involved with the Signing Smart™ program since 2003 both as a participant and instructor. Lisa received her mentoring for the Signing Smart™ Play Classes from Dr. Reyna Lindert, co-founder of the Signing Smart™ program. She has seen first hand, with her own children, what an amazing tool signing with hearing infants and toddlers can be. Teaching families how to incorporate signing into their everyday lives has been a wonderful experience!


Breastfeeding Support Groups
breastfeeding Sign

Led By: Naoko "Nicky" Lawnsby, Dr. Sylvia Pager, Kristin Speltz, and others
Fee: Free
When: Every 1st Monday of the Month @ 10:15am
Every 3rd Saturday of the month @ 10am

Have questions about breastfeeding? Want to share your questions and experiences with other breastfeeding moms? This class, led by an IBCLC certified lactation consultant, can provide you with the support you need to continue breastfeeding.

Call 988-0010 or email for more information

Creative Crafts for Kids
October 19th, 10:30am

Has the economic recession taken a bite out of your kids' entertainment budget? Let a former elementary teacher show you how make the most out of what you already have on hand. Learn how to make play-doh and finger paint with common ingredients found in most kitchens. Discover a new use for old, broken crayons, and be prepared to take those cardboard boxes out of the recycling bin. Cost: $15
if you'd like to attend!

Bucket Gardens!

Bucket Gardens is a recycling project that uses 5 gallon buckets, recycled from the food industry and recycled paint from paint suppliers to create individual "Bucket Gardens". Children paint a bucket and have their very own personalized garden to plant. Na Pualani Learning Ohana provides paint, brushes, the buckets cleaned and ready to paint and all other supplies and expertise. It's a great activity for parents and children to enjoy and it's a green project that turns a used bucket into a garden.

Bucket Gardens is a great learning activity for a variety of venues including businesses and parties and proceeds from these activities go towards supporting the Bucket Gardens in the Schools Project. Bucket Garden Workshops have been held at the Haleiwa Farmer's Market, Whole Foods Market, Kokua Market and Baby AWAREness.

For more information please visit our website:
Or call: 262-3253

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

International Babywearing Week at Baby aWEARness

In honor of International Babywearing Week, the theme of the week is babywearing and all of the wonderful carriers we currently have in store! International Babywearing WeekHolli Shiro, one of our amazing team members, put together a wonderful handout on the benefits of babywearing, which you can find on our website.

We recently got in the líllébaby™ EveryWear™ which, for all you carrier junkies, is definitely worth checking out. The líllébaby™ EveryWear™ is a versatile child carrier, featuring multiple sitting positions and all-in-one carrying (outward facing/inward facing, hip or back) from newborn to toddler. The contoured seat offers ergonomic sitting positions and promotes healthy spine deveLille Babylopment. The Gentle Motion Suspension System™ helps absorb weight and movement, making it comfortable for both parent and child. It retails for $110, so it is also our most affordable SSC. You can read more about the líllébaby™ on their website.

We're also having a sale on all Brown Boxed Beco Baby Carriers so hurry in before we sell out! $20 off in honor of my favorite little canadian, Torsen Elligott, who will be turning one in October. Coupon below.

Read on for some highlights on our classes running in October. We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!

Ashley and Nicky

breastfeeding SignAn Introduction to Breastfeeding for Pregnant Moms & Dads
With IBCLC Naoko "Nicky" Lawnsby

When: September 27th, 5:30pm
Fee: $20/person or couple

In this class, taught by an IBCLC certified Lactation Consultant, learn:

* The basics of breastfeeding your newborn: latching, positioning,
and breastfeeding cues
* The basic anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding
* The myths of breast-feeding
* What to expect in the hospital and at home
* How to prepare for returning to work.

Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

Macrobriotic LogoIntro To Macrobiotic Cooking
With Chef Leslie Ashburn

When: October 4th, 4pm
Fee: $38 ($34 early payment discount two days before class is scheduled.)

Learn how to bring more balance, flexibility, and joy into your life through the power of food. Discover the importance and health benefits of a whole food diet consisting of grains, land and sea vegetables, beans and bean products, fruits, seeds, nuts and natural sweeteners. Classes include an introductory lecture, demonstration of several dishes, recipes and educational material, and tastings.

Vaccine Lecture - October 18th - 5:30pm

Its that time again!! Come join us for an evening with Dr. Madeleine Portuondo, local naturopath and midwife, who will be repeating the fabulous vaccine safety lecture for those of you who missed it the first couple of times. Dr. Portuondo is a wealth of knowledge and the 2 hour lecture covers everything from immunology basics to vaccine preservative components and more. It is truly a must-hear event for parents of young children. I was astonished at how little I knew on the topic.

Limited to 25 people so please RSVP to ashley@babyawearness if you would like to attend. Cost is $20 person/$35 couple and includes a very comprehensive packet of information.

As always, shopping after the event for attendees will include a 5%
storewide discount! Sunday, August 16th. 5:30pm.

50,000 Books for Hawaii's Keiki
Please click here and vote for Hawaii. If we win, Hawaii will receive 50,000 books for students in need. It only takes a few seconds to vote! You can vote every 24 hours until Sept 30th.

Please send this out to your friends and family!

Again, we're looking forward to seeing all of you in the store sometime soon!
Ashley Lukens and Nicky Lawnsby
Baby Awearness

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September at Baby aWEARness

Things are BUSY at Baby aWEARness.

We just got in a TON of Melissa and Doug toys for you non-toxic toy lovers.

My favorite is their wooden sushi set! Too cute!!

We're just kicking off our Pregnancy Appreciation Month and have a ton in store for you over the next few weeks. Don't forget about our Free Prenatal Massages on Thursdays from 1-4pm!! Baby Boot Camp Classes start Monday, September 14th! There is so much more! Read on for more details!

Planning for Natural Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
Sign Up Today!!

What: Planning for Natural Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
When: September 13th, 5:30pm
Where: Baby aWEARness

Do you want a natural birth but aren't sure what it entails? Have you heard about homebirth but have questions regarding safety and local options? Are you hoping to avoid unnecessary medical procedures when you give birth in the hospital? Find out the how, where, why, and when of natural birthing on the island from one of Oahu's most prominent nurse-midwives. Whether you are planning a home or hospital birth, this class will help you gather the information you need to be successful.

$45 person/$60 couple
private consulting for natural birth planning $125 per session

Cindy Stein Urbanc CNM, MSN, MPH is a certified nurse-midwife on Oahu that has been attending births at home, in birth centers, and in hospitals on 3 continents since 1994.

Register by emailing or calling 988-0010

Healthy Cooking for Busy Families

Are you stuck in a dinnertime rut?
Do you dread the question, "What's there to eat?"
Want to eat well without breaking the bank?
If so, join us for...

Healthy Cooking for Busy Families
Sunday, September 20th

Fellow parent and home cook Heidi Rupke shares ideas for streamlining meals without sacrificing nutrition or going broke. This hands-on course will include organizational tips, practical resources, and a delicious meal prepared by participants. We'll be enjoying: Korean barbecue burgers made with sustainable beef from the North Shore Cattle Company, homemade hamburger buns, Moroccan salad, summer tomato bliss, and tropical fruit smoothies.

Register by calling 808-988-0010 or emailing

Signing Smart Beginner Play Classes

Taught by: Lisa Kreitzer
When: Tuesday October 20th- December 15th
Fee: $150 for the 8 wk session and includes the handbook and two DVDs

Beginner Play Classes provide a playful environment where caregivers and their hearing children learn ASL signs and research-proven Signing Smart strategies - such as how to bring signs into your child's world and how to recognize your child's early signs - while making signing simple, fun, and successful! Classes are held in 8-week sessions.

Free Open Play Day! September 29th 9am! Come see what Baby Sign Language is all about!

Wanted: Chef for Baby aWEARness Café

Baby aWEARness is looking for a chef (professional or novice) interested in local, sustainable and organic food to sublet their café space 2-3 days a week to serve healthy lunch and snacks. Terms of the arrangement are negotiable based on experience and availability.

The dream for this cafe is to provide a space for someone who loves to cook local organic food but cannot afford the overhead of their own café. The customer base is primary moms and their babies, so the menu should also feature small edible healthy treats for children.

Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in learning more about this. Interested parties can contact: for more information.

Pregnancy Appreciation Month
Calendar of Events

Thursday - September 10th (1-4pm) - Free Prenatal Massages in store

Saturday - September 12th - Maternity Photos with Diana Lorge

Sunday - September 13th (5:30pm) - Planning for Natural Pregnancy and Birth

Monday - September 14th (9am) - Baby Boot Camp Prenatal Classes Begin (first class free!)

Thursday - September 17th (1-4pm) - Free Prenatal Massages in store

Friday - September 18th (9am) - Baby Boot Camp Prenatal Fitness Class (first class is free!)

Sunday - September 20th (5:30pm) - Healthy Cooking for Busy Families

Sunday - September 27th (5:30pm) - Breastfeeding for Pregnant Moms

Again, we hope to see all of you soon!


Ashley Lukens and Nicky Lawnsby
Baby aWEARness

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome to the Baby aWEARness Blog

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Baby aWEARness Blog.