ZukaBaby Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Second Location
Event to benefit the Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition
Metairie, LA (January 5, 2015) - ZukaBaby, a natural parenting boutique located in uptown New Orleans since 2009, is bringing cloth diapers, baby wearing, breastfeeding, natural toys, organic layette and more to Metairie! On Saturday, January 24, from 10AM to 3 PM, ZukaBaby will celebrate the grand opening of its second location at 3248 Severn Avenue with a baby shower-themed party for everyone from mothers-to-be to toddlers to grandparents.
As part of the celebration, ZukaBaby has partnered with the Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition (GNOBAC), which promotes awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding in the lives of mothers, children and families, and promotes breastfeeding as the standard for optimal infant health and development. A portion of the sales from both ZukaBaby locations on January 24 will be donated to the GNOBAC.
“With the grand opening of our Metairie store, we really want to give back to the community that has fostered our success while also supporting a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. By supporting the initiatives of the GNOBAC, we hope to educate and empower more breastfeeding mothers in the New Orleans area,” says ZukaBaby owner Erin Pelias.
“We’ve seen a fantastic cultural movement toward breastfeeding recently, and we are eager to further encourage this trend locally. As knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding increases, we see hospitals promoting beneficial practices like skin to skin and rooming in, and taking part in initiatives like Best Fed Beginnings and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative,” says Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition Program Manager Jennifer Macias.
The Metairie ZukaBaby grand opening is free and open to the public. Event highlights include family entertainment, sweet treats, giveaways, special discounts and more. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of the store’s new Nola Nesting Nursing Lounge located upstairs, which will co-function as a baby shower and private event venue.
As part of the day’s festivities, ZukaBaby will be giving away a free baby shower at the Nola Nesting Nursing Lounge to one lucky mother-to-be. To enter, guests must fill out an entry form at the Metairie store on January 24. The winner will be chosen at random on January 25.
For more information about ZukaBaby, call 504-596-6540 or visit zukababy.com. Follow ZukaBaby on Twitter @ZukaBaby or visit facebook.com/nola.zukababy.
ZukaBaby is much more than just a retail store; it serves as a building point for families who want local, natural, unique and affordable options. ZukaBaby strives to be a valuable resource for the community by offering ongoing Natural Parenting classes, a diaper exchange and Share the Love cloth diaper bank site for the area, and much more.For more information about ZukaBaby, call 504-596-6540 or visit zukababy.com. Follow ZukaBaby on Twitter @ZukaBaby or visit facebook.com/nola.zukababy.