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January 20th, 2017 Choose Your Perfect Carrier


Baby carriers ROCK. They are the absolute best way to keep our infants close and cozy or corral an all-over-the-place toddler while freeing up our hands for necessary tasks, like shopping…or catching Mardi Gras beads! Check out our newest styles & tips below or rent one for only $2 per day. We also offer free […]

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September 22nd, 2016 Favorite First Foods of the Zuka Babies…..


What was/is your baby’s favorite first food? Share a photo of your baby eating first foods for a chance to win a fun first foods prize package. (Valued at $30) Get more details on our Facebook page. Hurry, contest ends Monday, September 26!  For a little inspiration, here’s a list of favorite first foods & […]

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August 11th, 2016 Back-to-School Black Bean Peppermint Brownies


by: Casey Tobik One of my family’s favorite back-to-school treats are these dreamy, chocolatey, grain-free brownies, scented with peppermint essential oil.  (Don’t be afraid of the black beans; they have a very mild flavor and add a creamy texture, plus a healthy dose of protein.). Not a fan of peppermint? Leave it out or replace […]

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July 6th, 2016 First Foods in a Foreign Land


by: Guest Blogger,  Lauren DeAngelis Alvarez We just arrived in the Dominican Republic for our summer work, with our six-month-old baby Sebastian and a suitcase filled with his things from home.  On first glance, our lives here are very different than they are at home in New Orleans – our Dominican apartment is in a […]

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June 27th, 2016 Our Favorite Potty Training #Tips and Funny #Fails


Potty training is both taxing but rewarding. And each parent seems to have their own journey to achieving potty training success with their little one. In honor of National Potty Training Month we asked our ZukaBaby customers to share with us their potty training tips and memorable fails: Tips: “I am all about potty training […]

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June 22nd, 2016 Flying with a Baby- Tips from Travelers


At six months old, our little boy is already a seasoned traveler with many flights (including international) plus some long road trips under his belt. We have picked up some tricks and whispered recommendations from pros along the way, and here are our top pics:   Timing is Everything. Feed her right as the plane […]

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June 6th, 2016 My Son Was Born Weighing Less Than a Quart of Milk


My son was born weighing less than a quart of milk. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the roller coaster ride that Preeclampsia put our family on. Preeclampsia is a deadly disorder of pregnancy that by conservative estimates takes the lives of 76,000 mothers and 500, 000 babies every single year. It […]

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June 1st, 2016 Nipple Confusion Fact, Fiction and Frustration


Ever had a baby latch onto your shoulder, your nose, your finger, or on the reverse totally opposite end refuse a bottle or pacifier? Then you’ve experienced the ever dreaded and mostly misunderstood nipple confusion. We wanted to dispel some of the myths surrounding this almost ubiquitous newborn proclivity and give some tips for how […]

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May 16th, 2016 Move Over Mosquitoes: 3 Natural Bug Repellents


Picture it…. you and your family are enjoying a beautiful evening outdoors, riding bikes or playing with sidewalk chalk or bubbles. Suddenly, a beautiful sunset turns into a buffet dinner for the mosquitoes. In Louisiana, we joke about mosquitoes being an abnormal size, and they certainly do seem to come in flocks! Especially with babies […]

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May 11th, 2016 Top 3 Tummy Tamers

Baby massage

If baby ain’t happy nobody’s happy. It’s hard to see your precious little one in pain—especially due to a seemingly incurable bothered belly. At ZukaBaby, we have researched and tested the best tummy taming baby products on the market and have chosen our Top 3 to recommend to you. Each of our recommendations are all natural, fast acting […]

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