Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baby Fair & CDGS

Thanks to all who attended our Fall Baby Fair and Cloth Diaper Garage Sale! If you braved the unseasonably warm weather, there were some wonderful deals to be had at the diaper tables, and some great products from our vendors. If you were unable to be there, you can see some of the vendors online - Beautiful Bellies and Babies, MKP Images, Little Shredder, Happy Baby, Happy Healthy Hip Parenting, Busynest Cards and San Diego Bargain Mama.

Congratulations to our prize winners, too!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Too Cute!

Our gorgeous new shopping cart covers have arrived - beautiful fabric on one side, plush minkie on the other! We also have some fabulous new dyed Indian prefolds - the photo does not do the vibrant colors justice. Come in and see them for yourself!

Monday, September 22, 2008

More new products!

Hyland's Homeopathic Remedies, BabyLegs and some new sweet clothes are all in stock now!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

gDiapers are Here!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now carrying gDiapers and refills - they are a great eco-friendly alternative to disposables!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New BPA-free Products for Your Child

Looking for an alternative to plastic sippy cups or bottles? We have added several safe alternatives for your baby or child! We now have 12 ounce Klean Kanteen sippy cups, adapters and valves. We also carry the Green to Grow line of bottles, as well as the Adiri Natural Nurser.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Other Side of the Glass

This is a trailer from a new birth documentary directed towards fathers and partners. I am interested to see how the final movie comes out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Screening: Birth Documentary

New Documentary Leads the Way in Examining the Sensual Nature of Birth
Birth Resource Network and Gerri Ryan, LM, CPM proudly announces a screening of
Orgasmic Birth . . . a remarkable new documentary that examines the sensual and intimate nature of birth—an everyday miracle

WHEN: Friday, September 19th 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Mira Costa College
WHERE: 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA, 92056 – Little Theatre Room 3601, Parking in Lot 3-E
Students: FREE Suggested $5 donation benefits Birth Resource Network
Contact: Gerri Ryan,619-434-9188 or
Presented by MiraCosta College Behavioral Sciences Department, Birth Resource Network and Gerri Ryan, LM, CPM. A Panel of Experts (midwives, doulas and childbirth educators) will answer questions and lead an audience discussion exploring undisturbed birth – A Woman’s Right of Passage.

Five years in the making, Orgasmic Birth challenges cultural myths by revealing the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth. Viewers witness the passion of birth as 11 women have their babies in unhurried, non-medicalized settings—including hospital birth centers—where they feel supported and safe. According to birthing experts who provide commentary in the film, a pleasurable birth that is allowed to take its time is an integral part of women’s sexuality and a neglected human right.

Women’s health advocate and bestselling author Christiane Northrup, MD, observes in the film that people have been "brainwashed" to view birth not as a natural process but as "an emergency waiting to happen." Yet birth is an everyday miracle that the body is well equipped to handle, given the proper setting and caregivers and ample time.

Health professionals in the film who present their views with evidence-based support include:
• Sarah J Buckley, MD, general practitioner/family physician with qualifications in GP obstetrics; author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
• Maureen Corry, MPH, executive director, Childbirth Connection, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care
• Elizabeth Davis, BA, CPM, midwife, author, international lecturer, and co-founder and director of the National Midwifery Institute, Inc.
• Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, world-renowned midwife, author, and founder/director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee
• Marsden Wagner, MD, former director of Women’s and Children’s Health, World Health Organization

This film is currently being screened worldwide. Locally, midwives, physicians, nurses, families young and old are being invited to view this epic film. Please join us for this memorable evening.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The BOLD Red Tent...mother's voices...intimacy...truth

Who: Mother and Mothers-to-be
What: A sharing of stories and experiences
When: Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Where: 770 Rancho Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA
Time: 2pm-6pmCost: $5 (proceeds benefit San Diego BORN)
Bring: A pillow to sit on. Babies-in-arms only.

The Birth Resource Network is proud to host a BOLD Red Tent Event. The concept is simple: gather women under a 'red tent' to listen to birth stories from our community and then use this 'testimonial' as a call-to-action by presenting a video to key local and national representatives.

We are calling all mothers and mothers-to-be to join us for this monumental event. We invite all stories; from the empowering that are to be celebrated, to the challenging births that need to be healed by telling your story.

All proceeds will benefit San Diego BORN, a non-profit organization that offers a one-stop resource for families to find mother- and baby-friendly maternity services. Refreshments will be served. This will be a very casual and safe environment.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fresh Baby has arrived!

Have you always thought about making your own baby food, but felt a little intimidated? Check out the So Easy Baby Food kits, trays and cookbook! We also have sets of free recipe cards for parents. Drop by and pick up your set today!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mention the Blog & Get a Free SBB Sample!

Have you tried the luxurious Susan Brown's Baby line of skin care products? We have just received samples of different yummy products to share with our customers! Mention the blog when you drop by the store and receive your free sample (while supplies last)!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Calling all pregnant mamas and babies under 2 weeks of age...

Mary from MKP Images is looking for models! Newborn shots should be within the babies first two weeks of life. This is crucial since babies older than that tend to be awake more often and stir when moved. If anyone is interested, she will waive the session fee and in return a model release is required. Any image can be purchased from the session at regular price. She would also have the artistic freedom to try out shots she would like to capture and experiment with.

This is a wonderful opportunity. Those Babies in Bloom customers that had this opportunity a few months ago were rewarded with some absolutely stunning photos! Call or email Mary using the contact information on her website.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thank You & Congratulations!

I would like to think all of our wonderful newsletter readers for taking the time to complete our survey. We truly do value your input and I think you will be pleased with the new products coming soon to the store!

Congratulations to Laura C. - her name was drawn from all of those that completed the survey and she has received a $50 Babies in Bloom gift certificate!