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You are invited to: Healthy Babies Rock!
It's time to dress up and get down! Healthy Babies Rock benefits programs and services provided by Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii.
Where: Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., Honolulu, HI 96814
When: Friday, August 7, 6-8pm
What: Featuring food stations, live music from Streetlight Cadence, aerial dance performances, face painting and photo booth, arts & crafts, and more!
Cost: $40/ticket, children are free. (All ages are welcome)
Tickets: Available online, at Still & Moving Center, or by phone: 737-5805
Please help us spread the word and mahalo for your support!
“Becoming a Parent” Series - Coming Soon!
Are you a new parent or expecting your little one to make a grand appearance shortly? If so: You're Invited! The "Becoming a Parent" 5-part Workshop Series starts July 16.
Birth is a powerful event that ushers in one of the biggest transitions of your life. Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and guest childbirth educator, Allison Mecham Evans, are excited to offer support for new and expectant parents to help welcome this exciting life change.
Each workshop highlights practices and principles that will help you:
• Discover your inner guidance, so you can trust yourself.
• Step into your power, so you can be confident.
• Trust your baby, so you can both thrive.
• Develop social supports, because mothering matters.
1) July 16: “Lessons of Birth: 12 Essential Practices & Principles for Peaceful
Birth & Parenting”
2) Aug 20: "The Five Keys to Postpartum Thriving"
3) Sep 17: "You Are an Authority: Developing Your Intuition"
4) Oct 15: "You Can Do Hard Things: Tapping Feminine Energy"
5) Nov 19: "From Couple to Parents: Better Than Ever After Baby"
About Allison Mecham Evans, M.A., life coach, childbirth educator, speaker and creator of the "Becoming a Mother" prenatal program:
Traditional prenatal education treats birth as a finish line instead of a bridge. A great birth doesn’t necessarily translate into a great beginning. Though many women are well-prepared for giving birth, they are often poorly prepared for new motherhood. I help mothers and mothers-to-be find ease and joy in motherhood. With this series, you’ll connect to your inner guidance, your own authority, your baby or child and to the social supports that are vital to your thriving. We can do better; we need to do better, to support mothers through their entire transition. The world needs mothers to step into their power so we can all benefit from their energy and creativity.
Consolidated Theaters Keiki Film Hui radio promo
Through July 30, 2015, participating Consolidated Theatres will be showing family favorites every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for just $1.00 as part of their Keiki Film Hui to benefit Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii! Contact Consolidated Theatres to get your seats! Participating theatres include Kapolei, Koko Marina, Mililani, Pearlridge and Ward. There, you can also make donations that will directly support our work in the Islands. Thank you for giving!
2015 Keiki Film Hui
Through July 30, participating Consolidated Theatres will be showing family favorites every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for just $1.00 as part of their Keiki Film Hui to benefit Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii! The following is a list of the movies scheduled for viewing.
Contact Consolidated Theatres to get your seats! Participating theatres include Kapolei, Koko Marina, Mililani, Pearlridge and Ward. There, you can also make donations that will directly support our work in the Islands. Thank you for giving!
Recalls for the month of April, 2015
We are committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products which can put your child at risk. Here is an overview of recalls for the month of April, 2015 that you should be aware of:
Listeria in ice cream and hummus leads to recalls: 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus and involving 25 Blue Bell Creameries products in more than 20 states.
April 15, 2015 CPSC: Husky Securelock is voluntarily recalling its Vertical Bike Hooks as they can unexpectedly detach, allowing the bike to fall which poses a risk of injury to bystanders. Sold exclusively at Home Depot. Units: 120,000 in the US and Canada.
April 15, 2015 CPSC: Cycle Gear is voluntarily recalling its Wheelies Semi Truck and motorcycle toys because of excessive levels of lead, which are in violation of the federal standard for lead content. Units: 155
April 14, 2015 CPSC: Yamaha is voluntarily recalling its Viking VI vehicle because of a crash hazard when rear wheels loosen. Units: 3,500
April 14, 2015 CPSC: San Pedro Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling its Renovated Mattresses because of failure to meet mandatory federal open flame standards, posing a fire hazard. Units: 4,800.
April 8, 2015 CPSC: Smooth Industries is voluntarily recalling its children’s pajamas because of failure to meet federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injury to children. Units: 7,600.
April 8, 2015 CPSC: Dimension Industries is voluntarily recalling its outdoor Hampton Bay-branded Niles Park Collection patio set because the patio sets rocking chairs can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard. Product sold exclusively at Home Depot. Units: 25,000.
April 1, 2015 CPSC: Stokke is voluntarily recalling its Trailz Strollers because of a fall hazard to the infant as the strollers handle can break while in use. Units: 400.
We are so honored to be featured on the national CDC website, describing our recent safe sleep efforts in Hawaii. Our goal is to reduce sleep-related deaths by letting parents know how to reduce risks and how to help babies sleep safely.
From the moment you receive a positive pregnancy test, it begins. The worries about your baby; the wonder about their future; and the questions about what kind of parent you will be. All of this is very normal, and even the most seasoned parents experience a barrage of emotions and questions with each pregnancy.
These feelings also help begin the natural process of bonding with the new life growing inside you. While each parent experiences pregnancy uniquely, it’s important to begin the bonding process, long before holding your new baby in your arms.
The brain is wired to seek safety, and it’s important to establish your baby’s sense of security. That begins with feeling confident and secure in your own environment. Although pregnancy and new parenthood can feel very overwhelming at times--hormones, sleep deprivation, emotional and financial stress can each take a toll--remember that you’re never alone. Find a trusted friend who can offer a listening ear – more people have experienced the same feelings than you might think. Ask for help around the house or for a break to recharge yourself with a nap. Make an effort to meet up with friends or set a “playdate.” Rest and social interaction help provide the energy you need to care for baby, and helps you bond naturally.
Once baby arrives, babywearing and skin-to-skin contact not only promotes successful breastfeeding, it also helps build baby’s sense of safety and security, as does baby massage, and talking to your baby. Invest in a comfortable, quality baby carrier, and settle in together. Forget the myths: it’s impossible to spoil an infant, so never hesitate to comfort and respond to their needs.
Research shows that infants begin recognizing their parents' facial expressions by three or four months of age. Receiving a big grin from your adoring baby is the most rewarding response to all your effort, and is merely the beginning of a lifelong bond.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses. The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. The recall includes mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER, which were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier.
A new report has found that unnecessary medical interventions in labor and delivery may be putting mothers and babies at risk. Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care was released by Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. It finds that a large body of evidence demonstrates that the hormonal physiology of childbearing has significant benefits for the health of mothers and babies and can optimize breastfeeding and maternal-infant attachment. The report concludes that the country's maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns. Click here to review the report.
WEBINAR: PREGNANT WORKER EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS
The Department of Labor Women's Bureau will host Know your Rights: Employment Protections for Pregnant Workers on January 27th from 2:00-3:15pm ET. The webinar is the second in a series that explores key policies and programs for working women. This installment showcases the Women's Bureau's work on educating workers about pregnancy protections provided under the law and also highlights recent developments at the state level. To participate in the webinar, click here to register.
RECALL OF IKEA CRIB MATTRESSES
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses. The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants. The recall includes mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER, which were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. They were sold in IKEA stores nationwide and online from August 2010 to May 2014 for about $100. There have been two reports of infants become entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib. The children were removed from the gap without injury. Consumers should contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link at the top of the page for more information. Check out the CPSC website for more information.