Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Ooo Ga Ga!

Lei ChicYou never knew life would be like this.

Your days are filled with squeals and sobs.

Then every night, as you lovingly stare at your baby sleeping, you and that proud new dad turn to each other and share one thought.

We don't know what we're doing. And we're pretty sure we're doing it wrong.

Forget labor; the breastfeeding debate alone is enough to rattle you. Then there are car seat questions, diaper dilemmas, and an entire aisle of cribs and strollers that are either perfect or absolutely horrible depending on which of 42 different opinions you listen to.

It’s all enough to make you want to hit the bottle (if only you could).

What you need is an expert, other than your mom or mother-in-law, to cut through the clutter with a real list of what you need to know.

Move your bootie over to Baby Gaga, a series of free workshops to answer parents’ cries for help. Every Saturday, a different professional will tackle key topics. What do most people forget to babyproof? Professionally-trained baby safety expert Gwen Trowbridge knows, and adds why it’s even dangerous to leave your safety latches on once your little one’s not so little any more.   Lactation consultant Patty Anes answers the questions you feel too awkward to ask others.  And Baby Emporium’s Tom Kim talks about the baby gear you really need, as well as the common mistakes you might make when installing that car seat.

The free workshops last an hour.  

Just long enough to pick up a few coos and don’ts to help you sleep like a baby.

Baby Gaga workshops are held every Saturday in March, 5:30 p.m. at the Baby Emporium, 614 Cooke Street. Reservations are required. E-mail editor@islandfamilymagazine.com with which workshop you prefer, phone number and the names of those attending.

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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