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June 23rd, 2015 Give ‘em a Hand: 4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Baby Sign Language

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By: Casey Tobik, Metarie Sales Associate and certified WeeHands instructor. (NOTE: This is Part 2 of a three-part blog series on baby sign language. ) I think I knew before my son was born that I wanted to sign with him. Why? Because that’s what all the “smart” moms and babies did. Which, in hindsight isn’t […]

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June 16th, 2015 Hands Up! 7 Arrestingly Awesome Benefits of Teaching your Baby Sign Language

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By: Casey Tobik, Metarie Sales Associate and certified WeeHands instructor. (NOTE: This is Part One of a three-part blog series on baby sign language. ) Teaching your baby sign language and using it at home can seem like quite the undertaking at first. But, as someone who has taught not only my child sign language […]

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June 11th, 2015 “Don’t Put the Baby in the Garbage” (and other Top-Notch Tips from our Favorite Zuka Dads)

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We love sharing great parenting tips from our mom community, but now it’s Dad’s turn to speak up. In honor of Father’s Day, here are a few words of wisdom – on parenting, on life – from some of our favorite dads. Just don’t put the baby in the garbage.   – Michael, Jen’s husband […]

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May 26th, 2015 Summer Travel Must-Haves

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I asked the staff at ZukaBaby for some of their favorite items for summer vacations (and stay-cations!). From the best baby carrier for summer time heat to the best swim diapers, these ladies had a variety of recommendations to get you through the long, hot New Orleans summer.   Are We There Yet? : Getting […]

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May 1st, 2015 Staff Picks for May & Every Day (plus a gift card giveaway)

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Looking for gift ideas to treat yourself, your favorite mom or a marvelous mom-to-be? At ZukaBaby, we are always on the hunt for smart, stylish and sane solutions for our customers, our friends and for our own families.  Check out a few of our latest favorites and post a comment by May 31 for a chance to […]

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April 22nd, 2015 Not a bird, a plane or even supermom… How I saved my son’s life TWICE

The first time it happened my 5 month old son and I were laughing on the couch. He was sitting in my lap facing me when all of a sudden his eyes became huge, panicked, terrified. He began flapping his arms and opening his mouth without a sound coming out. My reflexes and my panic […]

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January 28th, 2015 To Suck or Not to Suck – a NoseFrida Review

  There I was, 35+ weeks pregnant in the last weeks of being very-big-bellied with my first child. I felt like the Amazon boxes couldn’t come fast enough and I was running to Zukababy every week for something – I needed EVERYTHING for my baby and I needed it yesterday. Some call this shop-a-holic syndrome […]

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January 7th, 2015 Baby Shower in the Big Easy

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I moved back to New Orleans while 7 months pregnant in July (that’s a blog for another day.)  After living away for ten years, I had no idea where anything was or what would make a suitable place for a baby shower. My dear cousin, with help from my mother, planned my baby shower while […]

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January 5th, 2015 Keeping your New Years’ Fitness Resolution with a Baby

  January 1st comes around every year and I don’t know about you but my resolutions always include at least one about exercising more, eating better, and generally taking care of myself. And if all of that wasn’t hard enough in past years, this year I’ll have to do it with a baby. Like many […]

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December 29th, 2014 Free Weekly Support Groups in Metarie with Michelle OT starting 1/12!

I am excited to spend my Mondays at Zukababy in Metairie beginning  January 12th. This gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and to provide advice to families from my professional and personal experiences. I’m hosting two FREE drop-in programs: Mommy and Me and Working Mom’s Lunchbox Series. My professional experience includes nearly 30 […]

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