Zuka Blog

August 26th, 2015 ZukaBaby is Movin’ On Up

new Uptown store photo

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes designed to help expand our Zuka community and make our products, classes and services more accessible than ever. From August 27 – September 6, we held a huge moving sale at our New Orleans store. We have now officially moved into our new space, located in the […]

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August 18th, 2015 DIY Natural Insect Repellent

essential oils for insect repellant

by: Brittany Davidson, Metairie Store Manager and doTerra Wellness Advocate Hands down, Summer is my favorite time of year. Beach, sun, hot weather, festivals, tan lines and long evenings. However it is an unfortunately itchy and scratchy season as well. Moving from Nashville to New Orleans with my husband last year we have seen a […]

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August 4th, 2015 New Product Roundup: Eight Great Finds for Fall

new products for fall

We are falling hard for these eight-plus new items for feeding and fashion, football and fun, teething and traveling near and far. Bee’s Wrap Tired of the wrangling with flimsy, disposable plastic wrap? Bee’s Wrap® is the sustainable, natural, REUSABLE alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Available in assorted colors and sizes perfect for wrapping […]

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August 3rd, 2015 #ZukaDiaperDiary: Casey’s Story

Asa in cloth

Welcome to #ZukaDiaperDiary, our new series featuring honest, straight-forward feedback from the real world of cloth diapering.  Each month, we’ll feature a new cloth diapering family and share their story with you.  Casey’s #ZukaDiaperDiary When did you start cloth diapering? April 2014, two weeks after my son was born. How did you find out about […]

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July 28th, 2015 Staring, Snacking, Suffering and Taking It One (Breast)Feeding at a Time

photo of breastfeeding struggles

by Jen Fultz, ZukaBaby Sales Associate Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Here’s my personal account of the struggles, frustration, satisfaction and lessons learned from my own breastfeeding journey.   The Early Days: Staring, Snacking and Suffering When I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my daughter. I had a goal of at least six […]

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July 15th, 2015 Welcome to #ZukaDiaperDiary: Kimberly’s Story

Kimberlys son

Welcome to #ZukaDiaperDiary, our new series featuring honest, straight-forward feedback from the real world of cloth diapering.  Each month, we’ll feature a new cloth diapering family and share their story with you.  Kimberly’s #ZukaDiaperDiary   When did you start cloth diapering? Newborn, Sometime between meconium passing and the umbilical card falling off.   How long […]

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July 14th, 2015 Registry 101: 6 Tips for Shopping Smart and Staying Sane (Part 1)

baby registry 101

By: Casey Tobik Are you newly pregnant? A first-baby-in-a-while mom? Just want to know about the latest and greatest baby products to fit your budget? This blog series is for you! My personal journey into the wonderful world of baby registries started with an overwhelming feeling of pure confusion. As I approached the vast market […]

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June 30th, 2015 Baby Sign Language: 10 Signs to Get You Started (Plus Free Video)

Casey photo

By: Casey Tobik, Metarie Sales Associate and certified WeeHands instructor. (NOTE: This is the final part of a three-part blog series on baby sign language. See previous posts here.)   I always recommend parents begin with about 10 signs, with half to three-quarters of them being “routine” signs, aka things you do multiple times a […]

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June 30th, 2015 Sun Happens: 10 Picks and Tips for Baby-Safe UV Protection

Baby Asa at the Beach

By: Betsy Goldin Becker What is your family up to this summer vacation? If your answer is any of the following: a) barbecuing b) building sandcastles c) swimming  d) slurping snowballs e) strolling outdoors – or all of the above (lucky you!) – chances are, you and your little ones will be exposed to the […]

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June 24th, 2015 Keep Cool During Baby Wearing: 6 Top Carriers for Summer

BabyKtanBreeze white hip

By: Erin Pelias (NOTE: This is an updated version of previously posted material.)  We hear from many ZukaBaby parents who are concerned about baby wearing in the heat. Summer may just be getting started in some places, but we are already in the thick of it here in New Orleans, with high temperatures lasting through […]

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