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September 2010 Newsletter

Little Padded Seats
130-A 5th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
****************************** **************** September 10, 2010
Dam! We're busy little beavers!

We have quite a few events, both in Valley Junction and off-site, in which we will be participating or modifying our open hours. Here's a quick run down of where and when you will see us over the next couple of months...

Note: There is a key to the color coding at the bottom of the table.

Fri, Sep 1011:00am 1:00pmARAG Green FairCapital Square Atrium
Sun, Sep 123:00pm 5:00pmVBAC Preparation Class #1Little Padded Seats
Sun, Sep 128:00am 4:00pmAntique JamboreeValley Junction
Sat, Sep 189:00am 1:00pmMercy Stork AffairMercy Health Center
Sun, Sep 1910:00am 12:00pmCloth Diaper 101Little Padded Seats
Sun, Sep 1910:00am 5:00pmEvery Family RocksIowa State Fair Grounds Agricultural Building
Sun, Sep 1911:00am 5:00pmFall Art MarketValley Junction
Sun, Sep 193:00pm 5:00pmVBAC Preparation Class #2Little Padded Seats
Fri, Sep 245:00pm 9:00pmARTstopValley Junction
Sat, Sep 2511:00am 7:00pmARTstopValley Junction
Sat, Sep 259:00am 9:45amIntro to BabyWearingLittle Padded Seats
Mon, Oct 45:30pm 7:30pmCloth Diaper 101Little Padded Seats
Wed, Oct 610:00am 5:00pmQuilt WalkValley Junction
Thu, Oct 710:00am 8:00pmQuilt WalkValley Junction
Thu, Oct 74:00pm 8:00pmQuilt Walk Open HouseValley Junction
Fri, Oct 810:00am 5:00pmQuilt WalkValley Junction
Sat, Oct 910:00am 5:00pmQuilt WalkValley Junction
Sat, Oct 9LeavingABCLas Vegas
Sat, Oct 16ReturningABCLas Vegas
Sun, Oct 1710:00am 12:00pmCloth Diaper 101Little Padded Seats
Fri, Oct 225:00pm 9:00pmGallery NightValley Junction
Sun, Oct 242:00pm 3:00pmPumpkin ParadeValley Junction
Mon, Nov 15:30pm 7:30pmCloth Diaper 101Little Padded Seats
Sun, Nov 710:00am 3:00pmGreen Gifts FairDes Moines Social Club
Key to color coding
Off-site event that Little Padded Seats is participating in. Does not effect store hours.
Little Padded Seats class - Store is closed these hours.
Valley Junction event - Store is open extended hours, except when conflicting with in-store classes.
Lauri & Tommy attending All Baby & Child Expo. Little Padded Seats will be open normal hours.

Additionally, we have turned down the opportunity to participate in Bebe Palluza on the weekend of September 18-19. We are just too busy with other established local events to do this one as well. We hope that they have a great turn out! Please consider attending this baby event. They represent everything 'from pickles to tricycles'. We want to grab a few hours that weekend to drop in on this event to check them out and hopefully we will participate next time they are in town.

Product News

We only have a few product announcements to make this time...

  • Care for your LilyPadz non-absorbent breast pads is now easier while on the go. LilyWipes are a set of six individually packaged wipes pre-moistened to clean and refresh your LilyPadz wherever you are.
  • thinksport bottles now come in Orange in the 750ml (25 ounce) size and Black in the 350ml (12 ounce) size.

Oops! Last newsletter we told you that we had new bamboo Swaddlebees Baby Wipes. Well, we ordered bamboo wipes but the manufacturer actually sent us cotton velour/sherpa wipes. Sorry for the mis-communication!

We're expecting to bring in a couple *wink* of new products from attending the ABC Trade show next month ... so keep your eyes open.

Upcoming Classes

Cloth Diaper 101

Sunday, Sep 19, 10:00am

Monday, Oct 4, 5:30pm

Sunday, Oct 17, 10:00am

Monday, Nov 1, 5:30pm

Sunday, Nov 14, 10:00am

Monday, Nov 29, 5:30pm

Intro to Babywearing

These classes are now free!

Saturday, Sep 25, 9:00am

VBAC Preparation

Sunday, Sep 12, 3:00pm

Sunday, Sep 19, 3:00pm

Note: This is a single 2-part class.

Email Diane Tinker or call 515-480-4818 to register.

Random Joke

It seems that despite the in-store displays and advertisements in the paper, stores don't want you to do your Christmas shopping too early.

A local store just arrested a fellow for shopping about two hours before the store opened.

500 on Facebook!

We reached 500 friends on our Facebook page! Congratulations to Bridget Nicole! She is our lucky random winner of a $25 gift certificate.

Thank you to everyone for the extra push that got us to half a thousand friends. Now is no time to rest on our laurels, our next goal is ... FOUR DIGITS!

Keep recommending us to your friends and help spread the word about cloth diapers, baby carriers and breast feeding!

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