Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Now this is cool...

Author Ann Douglas is hosting and teaching a free online 4 week pregnancy course via WebMD called Your Personal Guide to Loving Your Pregnancy. Here is more information!

It's baby time! Whether it's a surprise or a long time coming, the pitter-patter is about to hit. You need practical, up-to-date information you can use right now. So while you're waiting for your star to be born, join us here Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon ET to meet classmates, share ideas, and ask questions.

Look for an article on York Region Baby by Ann in September!!

Scrapbooking 101

We found a great class for moms wanting to learn to scrapbook and have a night out!!

If you've always wondered what in the world these scrapbookers do and where they find the time here is your opportunityunity to investigate this exciting hobby! The memories we make and share with our loved ones are so precious, and I can help you preserve your special moments for a lifetime.

Course Name: Scrapbooking 101
Pre-requisite: None
Dates: Mondays: Sept 11 to Nov 20 (Thanksgiving off)
Tuesdays: Sept 12 – Nov 14
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
Course Fee: $275.00 to cover all materials
Location: 21013 Warden Avenue
You bring: Pictures

With this course you will be provided with all of the products you need for your album project. Whether youwant to do one for a Christmas gift or for yourself now is a perfect time to start.

You just need to bringpictures. This is a beginner course for those with little or no experience at all with albummaking. You do nothave to be creative to attend this course.
A course outline and all materials will be provided to you on the first day of class.

For more information please contact: Jennifer at (905) 478-8573.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Our e-Newsletter

Every month we send out a e-Newsletter to our subscribers with news, events, and more. We also have special news and exclusive discounts and deals for members.

To get in the loop and to get connected sign up for our e-Newsletter.

If you sign up before August 31 you'll be entered to win a $40 gift certificate from Alli's Originals!

Sign up here!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Take our survey -- win a prize!!

If you have a few extra seconds to spare, please fill out our online survey about and you'll be entered to win a Mally Leather Bib, worth over $30.00!
(and you'll be helping out site get better and better!)

Click here to take survey - We really appreciate!
We really do!

Survey closes September 30, 2006.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Enter our August Contest - Sponsored by Baby~ola

Did you know that Baby~ola, the pregnancy and parenting place has moved into a great new location?

Baby~ola offers Prenatal Classes, Sweet Signs' Baby Signing Classes, Infant Massage, Nursing Necklace Workshops and Spa Fridays with Exhale Mobile Spa. And Starting August 11th, they offering Mummy Massages every Friday from 10:30am-1:00pm.

This month Baby~ola is sponsoring a great contest. Simply fill out the form, on York Region Baby between August 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006 and you will be entered to win a Sweet Signers Level One Class and Baby Signing Flash Cards which is valued at $150.00.

What is Sweet Singers you ask? Sweet Signs is an American Sign Language based program for Hearing Babies & Toddlers. It is designed to improve and ease communication between you and your pre-verbal baby. You will learn many signs to teach your baby as well as how and when to introduce them.

When I first heard about teaching you hearing baby sign language when I was expecting in 2004. I had to learn more about it. It's amazing and by 10 months old my little guy could sign that he wanted "more" "food" and now as a nearly one and a half year old his signing has expanded to include "finished", "diaper change" and "bath".

Monday, August 21, 2006

Upcoming Car Seat Clinic

Car seat safety is so important and we are pleased to announce that our friends at the Co-operators in Aurora will be having a car seat clinic in the coming weeks.

Here are the details:

Buckle Up Bears Car Seat Clinic

Hosted by: The Co-operators in Aurora, Kim Collins Agent
Date: Saturday September 9 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Supreme Auto Collision, 15306 Yonge St, Aurora (beside Dollarama plaza)

By appointment only - Call 905-727-4957 to book your half hour time slot per seat, please let them know that York Region Baby sent you!!

It is recommended that the child be there as well.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Advisory regarding Infant Formula

As an FYI ... just arrived in our inbox...


OTTAWA, August 18, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising the public that some cans of Mead Johnson powder infant formula found at stores in the Windsor, Ontario area have been tampered with. One can has been found to contain what is believed to be a detergent.

A total of four suspect cans have been reported in the Windsor area.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the tampered material.

Consumers using powder infant formula products should look under the label to inspect the cans for signs of tampering.

CHIP is conducting an investigation of the suspected tampering and the case has been referred to the police.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
CHIP at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday)

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at

End Of Summer Sale

Imagine Baby is having an amazing end of summer sale! You can save 20% on all instock items from Bee's Knees Crawling Pants, Mally Bibs, parade organic cotton and more...

If you live in York Region, pick up is available. Just email Imagine Baby with the products you'd like!

Imagine Baby ships to Canada and the USA.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Walk for Heart 2006

A special note from Kirsty, Founder of York Region Baby.

"As many of our readers know, almost 2 years ago, I lost my mother to heart disease while I was 4 months pregnant with Liam.

My mom had a known condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. This condition is a hereditary disease, and while myself and my sister don't have it, a few other members of my mom's family in the UK do have the disease. We'll be screening my little guy for it in the next year or so.

Last year, myself and Liam and my-mother-in-law walked the walk for my mom. And this year I am inviting all the members of the York Region Baby community to walk for themselves, their daughters, their sons, their dads, their moms and anyone else touched by Heart Disease and Stroke.

If you'd like to be a part of "Team Babypalooza" please email me. We'll be walking in Newmarket at Fairy Lake on Sunday September 24.

On top of raising money for Heart and Stroke, it's a great day to get to know other's in your community and having fun. We'll have our own prizes and gifts for people on our team! I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you."

Thanks for your support,
Kirsty & Liam

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

News from Name Your Tune

It's time to get down and boogie! We received our Name Your Tune CD in the mail just 2 days after ordering it last week and we are so impressed. We've been dancing around the house and it's great for the car! We are happy to announce that Name Your Tune has launched a new CD with the 4 new songs! And now you hear your child's name more than 80 times throughout 14 songs. The new track listing for the Name Your Tune CD is:

Hello, How Are You? NEW!
If You're Happy And You Know It NEW!
Old MacDonald Oh How I Want To Go
Wheels on the Bus Boom Boom,
Ain't It Great To Be YOU! NEW!
Down at the Park
The More We Get Together NEW!
Head and Shoulders
There are Seven Days
Rainbow Song ABC Medley
I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
Instrumental Lullaby

In other News, Name Your Tune has been awarded a very prestigious award! They have been awarded the iParenting Media Award for 2006. Congrats to Candace and the gang at Name Your Tune from York Region Baby. Check out our events page on York Region Baby to find out about a very special event in September!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

It's coming...Babypalooza!!

Mark your calendars for the hippest baby and toddler show around!

Babypalooza is coming this fall!

Babypalooza is unique shopping experience for families and families-to-be. They'll lots of vendors from the latest in maternity fashions, to baby gear to activities for baby and mommy.

Hosted by: York Region Baby & baby magoo

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2006
Time: 10:30 am - 6pm
Location: 5 Municipal Way, Aurora

To stay in the loop about the show sign up for our e-Newsletter!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

And the winner is...

Congrats to Lori, of Aurora who told us a very funny baby story and has 2 of the cutest pictures of to prove it. What are the chances that these pictures will be pulled out by mom for future girlfriends, and of course, the sildeshow at their weddings!!

Lori sent us the following story...

"I went to my best friend's house with my 4 month old son Brayden. She has a 2 month old son Dylan. We put them on the floor together to play and while the moms talked. We looked down a few moments later and they were kissing each other. Camera was out and we snapped the shot. When they are older,we'll make sure we pull out the picture to show them!"

Lori wins a FREE SESSION GIFT CERTIFICATE from Salsa Babies. (6 weeks valued at $72)! Thanks to Salsa Babies! For more information on upcoming classes in York Region check out their website.