About Us

Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine
A a free, full-color, glossy magazine published four times per year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Each magazine issue features timely editorial content, baby and toddler product reviews, contests and information on breastfeeding support, mom and baby/ tot programs, local retailers, and educational services. Highly appealing articles geared to pregnancy, babies, toddlers and young children has set Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine apart from other parenting magazines.

Raising a young family has its challenges. Our magazine is designed to help busy parents get access to information proactively – when they need it most.

Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine readers are intelligent, discerning and influential. We offer advertisers a fantastic channel to reach and impact this affluent audience.

Vancouver 4 Kids
Many of today’s families are now ‘blended’ and that often translates to toddlers and teens in the same household. So we launched our Vancouver for Kids section on our UBT website to help parents with older children. Our goal is to offer articles and information about products, programs and activities specifically for that age group.


Our magazine can be picked up at over 500 locations throughout Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and surrounding suburbs. These locations include medical and maternity clinics; retailers; hospitals; and doctor’s offices; community centres and local libraries. In addition to direct mail, our Urbanbaby and Toddler magazine is also available at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores.

Through our exclusive partnerships with Movies for Mommies; Shop n’ Stroll Classes; Santa Claus Parade, tradeshows and community events, we offer additional distribution throughout the year.

Our Team

Lara Leontowich –  Publisher

Becoming a new mom over a decade ago was a turning point for Lara Leontowich. She became an entrepreneur so she could spend ample time with her family. Her businesses unleashed a passion for making much-needed resources accessible to young families.

Lara is a mother of two who are ten years apart. As editor and publisher for Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine, she stays in-tuned to the ever-changing needs of expectant parents and parents of babies and toddlers.

With every issue of Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine, we are committed to provide timely and useful content parents can easily relate to.  And if we can provide a chuckle or two to brighten a parent’s day, all the better!

 Our Contributors

Julie Romanonwski, resides in Surrey, and is the owner of Miss Behaviour: Parenting Coach & Consultant Services. As a licensed Early Childhood Consultant specializing in children’s behaviour; discipline; anxiety; development; and communication through a positive and respectful approach. Julie has helped parents learn key skills and techniques to enjoy raising their children.


LindsayCoult100Lindsay Coulter, is David Suzuki’s Queen of Green. With a Zoology degree and a passion for nature she courageously leads and inspires others to live more gently on the Earth. She answers fan and follower questions, offers DIY recipes and tips without judgement and guilt, and regularly appears as a “green” expert in the media. As a mom of a toddler, she can lead a mean worm hunt, loves to ride horses in the Rockies and throws the best neighbourhood block parties!


kirstenyarker100Kristen Yarker,  resides in Victoria  is an MSc, RD and Child-feeding expert helps Moms and Dads support their picky eaters to try new foods on their own (without being forceful or sneaky). A speaker, writer, and dietitian, Kristen is a picky eater turned food-lover herself. Her passion: enjoy healthy eating (from the very first bite). Since 2008 she has been working with families to provide good nutrition for their kids…and, instill a LOVE of food that lasts a lifetime.

Our Mommy Ambassadors

Melissa100Melissa Collins, resides in Langley with her husband and two daughters. She’s a lover of coffee and self-proclaimed lip-gloss junkie residing in Langley. While she’s not working in marketing for Recreation at the City of Surrey, she’s blogging about the realities and the humour in parenting. She’s a glamper and loves to unwind at her trailer at Mount Baker, cozied up on the hammock with a good book. Read Melissa’s blog at www.mellysmommymanual.blogspot.ca