ZukaBaby + KINDRED Grand Opening in Metairie

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Introducing the ZukaBaby + KINDRED Studios Modern Parenting Collective

Grand Opening November 14 to Benefit the Fussy Baby Network

New Orleans, La., November 4, 2015 — ZukaBaby, New Orleans’ premiere natural parenting boutique and KINDRED Studios, a modern parenting lifestyle studio are proud to announce their partnership, including both the Uptown studio at 5228 Magazine Street and Metairie boutique at 3248 Severn Avenue.

The partnership centers largely around the expansion of classes, education, workshops and play time. ZukaBaby and KINDRED are proud to introduce a new opportunity to create and cultivate a parenting village through our memberships, with classes ranging from baby sign language to parent-led daily support groups. In honor of this “parentship”, KINDRED will now also offer yoga and Pilates classes in Metairie as part of its GET FIT. membership. ZukaBaby is continuing to offer its expansive selection of natural parenting products for both parents and baby, along with gift registry services, available at both locations and online.

“We’ve been serving the Greater New Orleans parenting community for six years now, and as of last year, with two locations,” said Erin Pelias, owner of ZukaBaby. “In this uncertain economic time, it made sense for us to partner with a similarly minded brand that is appealing to the same customer base. Not only is it smart business, it is about growing that community and offering goods and services in one space for busy parents and their babies.”
ZukaBaby + KINDRED invite everyone to the Grand Opening at the Metairie location on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can enjoy free Romp Room play in between mini demo classes, complimentary light snacks and refreshments, and of course shopping and membership promotions from both ZukaBaby and KINDRED Studios.

Guests may also register to win memberships and other great prizes from local, family-friendly brands! The event will also benefit the Fussy Baby Network, the Gulf Coast’s leader in no-cost postpartum & infant support. Grand Opening guests that purchase donations of new toys, swaddle blankets, breastfeeding pillows and other baby items, for Fussy Baby to use with its parent support groups and community baby showers, will receive 10 percent off ALL membership purchases.
Fussy Baby Network® New Orleans & Gulf Coast serves parents who have concerns about their baby’s fussiness during the first year of life. Their infant specialists work with families to find more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy baby. They also explore ways to reduce stress while supporting parent’s new role.

Postpartum depression (PPD) and support are growing concerns; according to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20 percent of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. If you settled on an average of 15 percent of four million live births in the US annually, this would mean approximately 600,000 women get PPD each year in the United States alone.

About ZukaBaby
ZukaBaby is a Natural Parenting Boutique specializing in cloth diapers, babywearing, breastfeeding, natural toys and organic layette. Now serving two locations, on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, and in the Vieux Carre Shopping Center on Severn in Metairie. ZukaBaby is a family-run and family-friendly business, founded in 2009 by Erin Reho Pelias when her daughter and inspiration for the store was 11 months old. Zuka is not only a retail store, but also a building point for a community that wants more local, natural, unique, affordable options for families. For more information or to shop online, please visit: www.zukababy.com.

About KINDRED Studios
KINDRED is a modern parenting lifestyle studio that focuses on fitness and wellness in an upscale boutique setting, for both parent and baby, from prenatal to postpartum phases of parenthood. The studio offers fitness, a padded Romp Room for play, shopping by ZukaBaby and juices from Sprout and Press. KINDRED specializes in prenatal and baby/tot friendly yoga, barre, ballet, Pilates and indoor cycling classes as well as in-house resource workshops and support
groups. Located on Magazine Street, Kindred offers a modern take on parenting in a high-end environment for its customers to maintain their active lifestyles and do something for themselves while spending time with little ones. More information, monthly memberships and gift cards are available at: www.kindred-studios.com.
Media Contacts: Uptown PR: Genevieve Douglass – gdouglass@uptown-pr.com or 504.496.8314
ZukaBaby: Jen Fultz- jen.zukababy@gmail.com or 504-224-9333
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