Upcoming Event on October 21, 2019 in Kits 

Starting Solids with Live it Well Nutrition + Injury Prevention with Safe Beginnings 



Pack up your baby, bring your partner, and come join us at the newest Active Baby Store location in Kitsilano! You'll be learning from the two industry leaders in nutrition and child safety: Live It Well Nutrition and Safe Beginnings.

Arrive early to serve yourself a refreshment and get seated, meet other parents, do some shopping

Every attendant will receive a $10 Gift Voucher from Active Baby!

Register for the event here: 

Seminar Agenda: 


4pm-4:55pm Starting Solids | Katie Reitsma, RHN, ECC, CPR-B

  • When to start
  • Methods of feeding
  • choking vs gagging & signs
  • How to start solids and with which foods
  • Navigating Allergies
  • Questions

4:55-5:05 Intermission, Bathroom Break, Refreshment refill

5:05pm-6pm Baby & Toddler Injury Prevention | Holly Choi, CPSAC Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-1)

  • Common Home Hazards for infants and babies
  • Baby proofing
  • Preventing common injuries
  • The importance of a properly installed and used car seat
  • Why you should always fill out warranty cards
  • Questions

About your speakers:

Katie Reitsma (Live It Well Nutrition) is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in pediatric nutrition and women's health.

Katie is 100% science-based and she puts her years of formal nutritional education and decade of working in the school system to use in her business. She offers In-home visits to offer personalized advice, look through your cupboards and help you connect foods to symptoms, as well as sit with you through a baby/ toddler meal. She is a former Emergency Medical Responder and is currently Emergency Child Care and CPR-B certified, specifically trained in infant Anyphylaxis management, choking, and more. Introducing the first allergenic foods with Katie in your home is extremely reassuring!

She is a military wife and the mama to 2 back-to-back littles (a 1 year old girl and 2.5 year old boy). Katie enjoys public speaking and has done so in most large baby stores in and around Vancouver as well as many motherhood podcasts! When in mommy-mode, Katie can be found makeup-free, walking her German Shepherd to parks and playgrounds with her 2 kiddos!


Holly Choi (Safe Beginnings) discovered her passion for teaching while working in the medical software field for over 5 years. Following the birth of her first child in 2015, Holly certified as a First Aid Instructor with the Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch. Shortly thereafter, Holly became co-owner of Safe Beginnings First Aid alongside her sister, Jill Colpitts. Safe Beginnings First Aid is the Canada’s leading provider of infant and toddler-focused safety courses; together they have educated over 8000 caregivers and professionals since late 2016 with essential lifesaving skills.

With a keen interest in child safety, Holly certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) in October 2015 with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC). Since certification, Holly continues to volunteer weekly in her community; helping caregivers gain confidence with their car seat installation and usage. In October 2017, Holly certified as an Instructor (CPST-I) with CPSAC, and now trains new CPSTs across the Greater Vancouver area.

When she’s not busy teaching, Holly can be found enjoying family time in North Vancouver, BC with her husband and their two young daughters, ages 1 and 4.



Upcoming Event: October 26 1-4pm

Kitsilano Trick or Treat & Photo Contest  



Bring the family to our Active Baby Kits location (2918 W Broadway) on October 26 for some Halloween fun! 

  • We will have lots of candies and give away gift vouchers from  
  • We will also have FREE hot chocolate for kids and parents. 
Photo Contest: 
For all the families who come for trick or treating at our Kitsilano location and have pictures posted on Instagram, tag us @activebaby_ca, and you will be entered to win a $25 gift card. 


Details from @Kits on Broadway! Visit their website HERE 

Join us for HOWL-O-WEEN Kids & Pets Trick or Treating on Saturday, October 26, from 1pm to 4pm, on West Broadway in Kits!

Visit over 50 merchants for free Halloween candy, sweet treats, and pet treats all along West Broadway between Collingwood to Larch St.  Just look for the pumpkin in the window and the wagging tails! 

Event starts at West Broadway and Macdonald.  Participants can pick up their FREE treat bag and map of participating locations, and enter to win Halloween prizes! We’ll also be collecting non-perishable pet food and donations for the BC SPCA.  Any donation is pawfect 



Upcoming Event for November 2-3rd:

Langley POP UP shop for LianHandMade


Join us at our Langley location of a pop up shop with Lian Handmade... See below for more about the brand


LIANHANDMADE is offering easy styling and comfortable, and yet high quality garments for your little ones and for yourself. We are specialized in raingears, aprons, Hanbok and familylook that are made of top fabrics from Korea and Canada.

Found by Elina and partnered with her sister-in-law Bo, two moms are putting love and thoughts on every process of creating products.

LIAN strives for each piece to be a part of happy memories for every child. We believe all happiness can be handmade and with this in mind, LIAN keeps being inspired and truthful to ourselves that it can be timeless


FB: Lianhandmade2018

IG: @lianhandmade2018



Smallprint POPUP SHOP taking place at all Active Baby locations! 


About Smallprint and Mahnaz

Mahnaz is the owner and artist behind Smallprint Vancouver North. She specialize in capturing loved one's hand/foot prints, fingerprints, drawings and handwriting on silver keepsake jewellery. All her work is handcrafted by herself (right here in Vancouver!) and each piece will be hand engraved with the loved ones name and age when the print is taken. Prints can be taken at any age, babies to adults.

What is unique in her range of work is the Original Fingerprints where the actual finger is pressed directly into the silver (she uses a special sterling silver compound so its not hot) thus making your pendant literally touched by your loved ones.

In the High Fives/Little Kickers range she uses an inkless printkit to take the little one's hand and foot prints, essentially the paper goes black on contact and not their hands and feet.  She then takes those prints and transfers them onto the pendants/pieces that you would want to create.




 Capture your loved one's precious prints in silver!

Smallprint Vancouver North will be setup and taking prints directly into silver at Active Baby in Kitsilano on Saturday November 16th from 11am to 2pm.


 All orders will be complete in time for the holidays!

To book your printing appointment, please contact Mahnaz at or 778-865-3774. 


Bring your kiddies (or loved one!) along, Mahnaz will capture their unique fingerprints or hand/footprints. She will then handcraft a unique sterling silver keepsake especially for you!
Can’t bring them with you? No worries at all, you can take the prints yourself at home (only exception - Original Fingerprints). Or perhaps design something special featuring their drawing or handwriting? Contact Mahnaz for more details. 
Already have prints? Too easy - simply bring them along to the event or scan and email them to Mahnaz (!


Pet Prints 
Yes, she also creates paw print keepsakes!!



North Van Store 30th Nov

Capture your loved one's precious prints in silver!

Smallprint Vancouver North will be setup and taking prints directly into silver at Active Baby in North Vancouver on Saturday November 30th from 11am to 2pm. All orders will be complete in time for the holidays!


To book your printing appointment, please contact Mahnaz at or 778-865-3774. 



Langley 7th Dec

 Capture your loved one's precious prints in silver!

Smallprint Vancouver North will be setup and taking prints directly into silver at Active Baby in Langley on Saturday December 7th from 10am to 1pm. All orders will be complete in time for the holidays!


To book your printing appointment, please contact Mahnaz at or 778-865-3774. 




Past events:

Baby & Me Yoga Class Aug 20, Vancouver store 

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