Chicagoland CPR

Business Profile: Chicagoland CPR, LLC

Here at Green Diaper Babies we spend a lot of time working with and among wonderful businesses in Chicagoland. Follow our Business Profiles to learn about business that are owned by Green Diaper Babies’ customers, many which are great local resources for families to connect or learn. If you have a business that you would […]

Business Profile: Zumbini (Logan Square)

Hello!  We are so excited about today’s Business Profile!  Here at Green Diaper Babies we spend a lot of time working with and among wonderful businesses in Chicagoland. Follow our Business Profiles to learn about business that are owned by Green Diaper Babies’ customers, many which are great local resources for families to connect or learn. If you have a business that you would like to highlight, please contact our offices!

This interview highlights current Green Diaper Babies customer, Cara T.  Let’s talk about Zumbini in Logan Square, Chicago!

 

Zubmini group lead by Cara Turner.

 

What is your business to share?
Zumbini by Cara Turner. 

 

What do you do, what services do you offer, who do you offer it to? 
Created by Zumba® for kids ages 0-4 and their caregivers, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun! 

Where do you offer this?
I’m currently teaching in Logan Square at Studio 101 Dance and Fitness (3627 W Armitage) on  Saturdays at 10a. I am also available to do demos for businesses, groups, parties, festivals, etc. 

What do you love about what you do, why do you do it? 
I discovered Zumbini after becoming a new mom in November 2016. My daughter, Wren, was totally captivated by Zumbini TV from birth! When I couldn’t find any classes in our area, I thought it would be really special to bond with Wren by learning to teach Zumbini together. We practice everyday and she comes to my classes with her dad. We all love it! 

 

Fun in class at Zumbini with Cara Turner.

What is something that most interests you about this topic and need?
Through session based classes (typically around 6 weeks), I see the children develop gross motor skills (moving to the music), strengthen fine motor skills (learning to play instruments), and develop social skills (learning to share and play together). It has been fun and rewarding to share these experiences with families.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned this year, company or otherwise?
Even as newborns, your child will have their own personality and interests. An exciting part of the parenting adventure is engaging in a variety of activities with your child, some of which may even be new to you. 

What’s your connection to Green Diaper Babies  and why do you use cloth?
Cloth diapering was something we were curious about during pregnancy. We attended a cloth diapering class with Shannon of Green Diaper Babies to learn more and really liked the ease and convenience of a service as well as the all-in-one diapers. In addition to being environmentally conscious, we learned cloth diapering leads to earlier potty training and were sold.

Outdoor Zumbini at a Chicago Festival 2017.

 

If you are interested in learning more you can contact Cara directly at cturner1103@gmail.com

Follow Zumbini on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zumbinibycara/

Business Partners: Prenatal Fit

We at Green Diaper Babies are thankful for the many business that work alongside of us to reach and service the Chicagoland area.  Today we are featuring Prenatal Fit, a gym for women for before, during, and after pregnancy.  We are very excited to share Prenatal Fit with you.

Prenatal Fit, in Lincoln Park, has grown quite the community of expecting women and mothers. The classes and environment focus on women all through their journey to and through pregnancy as well as afterwards.  The gym offers a variety of fitness classes from Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre, Yoga Sculpt, and even Zumba.  Prenatal stands apart from other gyms catering to pregnant women because they offer more than just prenatal yoga.  They are also very flexible, offering many times to workout to cater to all different working schedules.

All classes are prenatal and postnatal safe.  Prenatal Fit also offers postpartum classes for mom such as mommy and me yoga and mommy and me move.  They also mix it up by offering groove baby carrier class and mommy and me stroller bootcamp.  They are committed to walking through the journey of motherhood with you.  The group fitnesses classes provide needed support and empowerment for all participating.

Prenatal Fit’s mission is to be more than a gym, but also a support group for women going through a huge life changing time in their lives. Becoming pregnant and becoming a new mom is definitely one of the hardest times in a woman’s life.   It’s comforting to be able to hang out with other women who are also experiencing the same struggles and changes in their bodies, jobs, relationships, and daily living.  In addition, to build the community and also educate, Prenatal Fit offers workshops to cover all corners of motherhood: childbirth, breastfeeding, bringing home baby, cloth diapering, cpr, infant massage, etc.  They also offer massage services and child care during exercise classes.

We are so happy to have partnered with Prenatal Fit for well over a year and are excited for the years ahead.  We are thankful to teach Cloth Diaper 101 at Prenatal Fit monthly. Make sure to visit Prenatal Fit and also check out our next Cloth Diaper 101 class in their space here.IMG_2936 (2)