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.