Granola Babies June ~ July Events

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Granola Babies in Costa Mesa has great upcoming events and workshops for pregnant moms, new moms and kids’ classes.  Check them out!

New Parent Class – Breastfeeding & Baby Care 
Saturday, June 23rd, 1 – 4pm

This is a comprehensive class for pregnant women and their support person/partner to learn how to breastfeed and care for your newborn baby. The class is limited to 5 – 8 pregnant women (plus a support person) so that each couple has time to digest the information and receive personal attention.

$85/pregnant mother (one support person/partner included); registration required. Click here to sign up.

Baby Sing and Sign – Signing Storytime and Songs
Thursdays at 1pm

Children love to sing, listen to music and dance to different  songs with various rhythms and beats. In this class, the ASL signs are taught that go along with the traditional children’s songs as well as new modern songs. Singing, games, books, signing and FUN!

Class runs weekly on Thursdays and cost is $12/class.

Registration required;space is limited. Click here to sign up.

Movie Night – “Being Dad”
Thursday, June 28th at 7:00pm

Being Dad features dozens of new dads from all over the country who share the thoughts, fears, concerns and joys they experienced from the first time they heard, “Honey, I’m pregnant!” through the first time they held their newborn child.

Children welcome to attend.

Free to attend; donation of $5 per person to DASC is appreciated and also enters you into a raffle. DASC is a non-profit community of doulas.  Click here to sign up.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Wednesdays at 1pm

The breastfeeding support group at Granola Babies is an inviting, friendly and welcoming group for mothers.  Children are welcomed and there’s a comfortable sofa for nursing.  You’ll receive both education and breastfeeding support for a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child.  Each week also features a different parenting topic.

Pre and post baby weigh check available to measure milk intake.

Free to attend; no reservation required.

Gymboree Play & Music “On the Go” for Little Toddlers (10 – 22 months)
Tuesdays at 10:15 – 10:45am July 10th – July 31st

Join Gymboree “On the Go” to laugh, learn, play and grow! Enjoy special activities designed to support your little toddler’s physical, cognitive and social growth as they begin moving and exploring the world. Each week will include parachute, bubble games, and a rockin’ musical dance party with fun instruments, songs, finger plays and activities.

Classes are parent-child participation. Class is held once a week for 30 minutes and cost is $35 for a 4 week session (7/10 – 7/31.) Registration required. Click here to sign up.

All events and classes take place at Granola Babies, 3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B in Costa Mesa.
714.445.4958

Granola Babies also carries pregnancy and baby products such as Medela breast pumps and rentals,  breastfeeding pillows, pregnancy and parenting books, diaper bags, eco teethers, strollers and more.

Click here for the entire class calendar.

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Granola Babies April Events

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Is anyone else in complete awe that it is actually April already?  Where has the school year gone?! I wanted to share some fresh new classes and events going on this month at the largest green parenting store in Orange County – Granola Babies!

And when you are in the store, mention THIS POST and get 10% off any toy purchase for babies and toddlers during the month of April 2012. Yay!

Here are the offerings, click HERE for the summarized list with links and info on their Events page.

Baby Tales

Wednesdays at 10:30am
 Storytime and songs.
Free, no registration required.

Toddler Tales (18 months – 3 years)

Fridays starting April 13th at 3pm

Storytime and Songs
Free, no registration required.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Free, no registration required.

Feeding Your Picky Eater
Workshop led by Katie Bartels, MS, RD (registered dietician)

Tuesday, April 17th at 11am
$15 for the workshop. Registration required. Click HERE to sign up.

Mommy Support + Playgroup

Thursdays starting April 12th – May 17th
11:30am – 12:30pm

(New series will follow as each one ends)

This series is for expectant mothers and new mothers of babies 0 – 8 months.
$75/6-week series. Registration required, space is limited. Click HERE to sign up.

Mommy and Baby Photo Sessions

Saturday, April 21st from 11am – 4pm (30 minute appointments)

Sugar Free Photography is taking appointments through Granola Babies for your own very special Mommy and Baby photo session just in time for Mother’s Day. Photo sessions are free ($125 value) with the purchase of $50 from Granola Babies April 1st – April 20th.
Contact Sugar Free Photography for pricing on images and prints.

Click HERE to make a reservation – only 10 spots available.

All events and classes take place at Granola Babies, 3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B in Costa Mesa.
714.445.4958

[Disclosure: Granola Babies is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor.]

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Granola Babies Classes + Events for OC Moms

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If you haven’t made it over to check out the new Granola Babies location in SOCO (next to the oc mart MIX) in Costa Mesa, it is one of those outings you have to put on your list! This natural baby boutique is the largest natural parenting store in OC, but what some of you might not know is that Granola Babies also offers amazing classes and events for expecting and new parents.

When I was breastfeeding and had an infant, I truly relied on my mommy friends to survive. Being a new mom was not something that was meant to be forged through alone!  That’s why I was really happy to see that Granola Babies offers such great support classes to help moms when we need it most.

Most all of the classes require registration in advance at least a day prior to the class. Please click the title of the class for more information and click HERE for the entire calendar.

Mommy Support + Playgroup – Fridays starting 2/24 from 11:15am – 12:15pm; 6 week series for expecting moms and moms of babies 0 – 8 months old.  Meet other moms, share your experiences and join in a weekly discussion topic.  $75/6 week class.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays 1 -2pm and Thursdays at 11am – 12pm.  Inviting, friendly, welcoming group with comfy sofa for nursing. Both groups lead by a Certified Lactation Educator (CLEC). Pre and post baby weigh check available to measure milk intake. Free to attend and no reservation required.

SoCal Connect – New Moms Connect Group – Tuesdays starting 2/21 at 10:30am – 12:30pm. This 8 week education and support program is for first time mothers and their babies (0 – 6 months.) Groups limited to 10 women and facilitated by a family and child development expert. Moms will learn about infant development, baby care, parenting issues and transitions. $400/8 week series

Babywearing and Strollers 101 – Saturday, February 11th from 11am – 12pm. One workshop where you can learn everything about carrying your baby,
whether it’s in a comfortable baby carrier or a long lasting stroller. $25 per family, and $15 gift certificate redeemable same day as class.

Let’s Make a Craft! – Friday, February 10th @ 11am. Recommended for children 2 – 5 yrs and siblings welcome to attend. For this interactive Kids Craft class, kids will create a special nature-based craft to take home. Materials provided.  $10/child.

Please click HERE to see their entire list of classes and special events coming up for Orange County families. This is only a select group of classes and events – there are many more!

www.GranolaBabies.com * Granola Babies on Facebook * @GranolaBabies on Twitter

[Disclosure: Granola Babies is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor and all photos provided by Granola Babies.]

 

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Boobie Palooza

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Ok, first off, how can you not smile when you say the name Boobie Palooza?  Every time I saw the name of this post on my editorial calendar it made me giggle.  And this event makes me smile for more reasons than one because I am passionate about any company or event that helps support the breastfeeding mamas of the world!

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, you are invited to join Berlin Wellness Group & The Pump Station & Nurtury on Sunday, August 7th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in Costa Mesa for a FREE family event that includes lots of fun for everyone!

Some of the highlights include:

A Lactation Lounge hosted by The Pump Station

Expert Panel Discussions with topics including Breastfeeding and Prenatal and Postpartum Wellness

VIP Swag Bags for first 100 moms and expectant moms

Prizes/Raffle Giveaways

Fun activities for kids and music by Papa is a Rolling Stone

Complimentary Beer Garden
{Check out their recent blog on “breastfeeding and beer” very interesting!
Wish I had this information when I was nursing!}

Complimentary Chair Massage

The Burnt Truck gourmet sliders

“Rockin’ Babies” book reading with Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil

...and much more!

Follow this event on Twitter, stay-up-to-date on Facebook and
visit www.boobie-palooza.com for more information!

Boobie Palooza
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
1:00 – 4:oopm

3140 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 751-2229
Cost: FREE!

Click HERE to RSVP and be entered to win a prize valued at $300!  The winner will be announced at the event and must be present to win.

{Disclosure: This is a sponsored event post, one that I am thrilled to help promote!}

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