Closing at 2pm on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 for a birth!

Thank you for your understanding and supporting birth and doulas!


World’s Largest Baby Shower and Kid Expo!

We will be there!

Saturday, July 13th


Hawkeye Downs Expo Center in Cedar Rapids, IA


Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! I know there are lots of Moms and Moms-To-Be would love this special!  Spend $50 at Baby Time and receive a gift certificate for $15 to spend at Hands in Harmony – an A-list Winning Spa in Cedar Rapids! Not familiar with Hands in Harmony – check out their deluxe and mini spa packages.

This certificate is available now until Saturday, May 11th – so you better get in for a great gift for that special Mom in your life and include a gift certificate to Hands in Harmony!


Earth Day at Baby Time

Go Green Exchange Program

Saturday April 20th only:

Bring in any brand of new disposable diapers and get $.05 off your purchase of a cloth diaper (AIO, Insert, Prefold, or Cover only) for every diaper.  Open packs are acceptable. Disposables will be donated to Families Helping Families for their newborn diaper bags. Limit to a total of $10 off, no cash back if item purchased is less than $10.00.


Bring in any brand of NEW, unopened, disposable feminine products and get $.05 off your purchase of PIMP pads or the Diva Cup for each item. Open packs of individually wrapped pads or tampons are acceptable. Disposables will be donated to Families Helping Families for their teenager program. Limit to a total of $10 off, no cash back if item purchased is less than $10.00.


Baby Time will be open for shortened hours on Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th from 10am-1pm. Thank you and Happy Easter!


Baby Time is open on Saturday, March 16th from 10-3 at the shop and Kristen will be at Westdale Mall for the Macaroni Kid Egg-Stravaganza from 10-2! Lisa will be there for Music on the Move too! Lots of free fun for kids and you will have a chance to win a gift certificate from Baby Time! See the Facebook event page for more information.


Are you a doula, doctor, nurse, lactation consultant, parent or thinking of becoming a parent? Do you work in the health/fitness/wellness community? Interested in becoming a part of the birth community in the Corridor Area?

Check out The Corridor Birth Alliance! You can become a member or partner to learn more about birth choices and options as well as promote your business. There are opportunities each month to learn about different program, companies and network. Join the mailing list to stay informed!


New shop phone number! 319-531-6401

You can call or text this number during the working hours. Please leave a message if we’re closed and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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Did you know that I have a blog?  Check it out for updated product information, news, events and general musings of a small business owner.

You can also connect with Baby Time on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

Store Front News!!!

The rumors are true! Baby Time has moved out of my basement (HURRAY!) and into a brick and mortar store! Construction is finally done and I’m moving in the next few weeks. Feel free to pop over and visit, but be prepared to clean or help me set up if you do! I will publish open hours when the majority of my inventory is up and then will settle into a more normal open schedule probably the first or second week in October. Our GRAND OPENING event is scheduled for October 27th – so get ready for fun, prizes and lots of giveaways!

4341 1st Ave SE, Suite 123

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Music On the Move

Sing, play, listen, laugh, move, learn and bond with your baby through 4-year-old.  Come and join us for 45 minutes of weekly music and play while we explore songs, instruments, games, rhythms, chants, movement, sign language, and a variety of musical styles.

Children learn through play- especially play with YOU!  We will have fun tickling our senses while playing with (learning!) music, language, motor, social, and pre-academic skills.  Lisa’s expertise as a board-certified music therapist ensures that all children are welcome, regardless of developmental limitation.

Tuesday, 10 am

Wednesday, 10 am

$40/$50 month or drop in $12


 Lisa Klostermann, MT-BC has been surrounded by musicians and music her entire life.  She and has been lucky enough to observe the far-reaching benefits of music both as board certified music therapist and as a mom of twin preschoolers.  Lisa is passionate about the power and importance of play, and truly enjoys facilitating parents having fun with their children through music.

Before staying home to play with her twins, Lisa earned her Music Therapy degree from the University of Iowa and worked with a wide variety of individuals, including children in special education with autism, developmental delays, and speech delays.  She has also made music with adults with developmental delays, older adults in nursing care, individuals in hospice, and a worked a stint as Interim Director of Music Therapy at West Music.  Lisa and her husband Chris enjoy playing with music (most recently the ukulele!) and their two kids in Hiawatha.



6-24-2012 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!  Thanks for everyone’s participation for the drawing yesterday. What a great turnout! I’m so glad I was able to put three names from the hat. Thanks again to our sponsors at Hands In Harmony and Betty Usher at The Therapeutic Collective for donating massages.

$100 gift certificate to Baby Time: Lisa Tracy

1 hour pre or postnatal massage at Hands in Harmony: Sara Purcell

1 hour pre or postnatal massage at The Therapeutic Collective with Betty Usher: Amber Prewitt


6-10-2012 – Baby Time will be at the Ob-Gyn Associates World’s Largest Baby Shower with 94.1 KRNA Saturday, June 23 11am-3pm Westdale Mall Lower Level (former Von Maur location).

6-1-2012 – Please pick up your prizes if you haven’t already.  I’m also pleased to announce that Baby Time and Jungling Photography donated $250 to Families Helping Families as well as several boxes of clothes and baby items! They ARE in need of cloth diapers, so please contact them if you have any gently used diapers to donate.

5-4-2012 — Thanks so much for your generous contributions to Families Helping Families! And another thank you to those who offered drawing prizes! Email me to arrange a time to pick up your prizes. kristen (at) babytimeia (dot) com

$25 gift certificate for Jungling Photography – Leslie Kung

$25 gift certificate for Baby Time – Melissa Ritchie

$10 iTunes gift card – Bridgette Laver

One hour massage by Betty Usher, LMT – Shannon Wilson

One hour of postpartum doula work by Leslie Kung – Nadine Harris

One hour of personalized babywearing instruction by Leslie Kung – Autumn Harris

Laundry package including Charlie’s Soap and Norwex dryer balls – Christine Bohl

Arbonne Baby Bath package – Chelsea Wagner

One hour massage by Caitrin Rames, LMT – Leslie Kung

One hour massage by Caitrin Rames, LMT – Megan Glass

5-2-2012 — Voting as begun for your favorite picture! See the Baby Time Facebook page to vote. You can vote for your top 3 pics, please share with friends and remember to COMMENT! Likes do not count!


Photo Contest and Benefit


Jungling Photography and Baby Time are hosting a photo contest on April 27th and 28th.  The proceeds will be going to Families Helping Families of Iowa an organization that helps foster families meet basic needs of the kids they care for, a truly amazing group of people over there doing incredible things and I’m so happy to be helping them out!

The categories are Cloth Diaper Babies (1 yr and younger), Cloth Diaper Tots (age 1 and up),  Slings/ Carriers all ages, and now Maternity! Don’t worry if your little one hasn’t worn cloth diapers before, Baby Time will have some on hand to try on and use for your photo! And if your little one isn’t so little anymore and isn’t in diapers or slings, bring in their favorite doll or teddy and we’ll get them all decked out for the photo! Each entry will receive a 5×7 of the their image and there will be lots of great prizes from Baby Time and Jungling Photography.


On Saturday of the Photo Contest, I will have space for a diaper (and sling/carrier) resale. It is $5 to reserve your spot and you will also receive a $5 coupon to shop at Baby Time. Tag and Price your items as you wish – and you MUST be at your table to sell your items, garage-sale style.  There won’t a lot of room for extra children, but nurslings are welcome. Please arrive at 8:30am on Saturday, April 28th to set up. The photo contest begins at 9am and we will close up shop at 3pm.

Contact Baby Time at kristen (at) babytimeia (dot) com or 270-6328 to book your spot. Space is limited!

Postnatal Yoga Study
Hands in Harmony is proud to sponsor a “Postnatal Yoga Study” with Graduate student Melissa Buttner and the University of Iowa. Have you given birth in the past year? Participation may involve 8 week yoga session! Compensation and free yoga classes are provided! Email or Call 319.335.0307 to see if you qualify for the study!