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 Upcoming Events

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Granola Babies in Costa Mesa has great upcoming events and workshops for new moms and I wanted to share the dates and details!

New Baby Care Class
Sunday, May 20th, 2 – 4:30pm

Learn how to care for your newborn baby in this comprehensive 2 1/2 hour class for pregnant or new parents, as well as their caregivers.

Topics include: umbilicord care, newborn appearance, bathing, diapering, swaddling, traveling, newborn sleep, calming baby, feeding, carrying and other resources for parents.  Each family will receive a “Gentle Baby Bath and Body” gift set.

$40/family; registration required. Click here to sign up.

Sleep: Getting Better Sleep for Your Baby
Saturday, May 26th at 3:00 – 4:00pm

Learn how a baby sleeps, how many hours your child should be sleeping, how to set up routines, the importance of sleep associations and creating a sleep environment that fits with your family. Class is geared to parents of young babies.

Free to attend; registration required. Click here to sign up.

Pregnancy Support Group
Saturday, June 2nd, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Be inspired, receive support and learn how to make your birth a happy, healthy and inspiring experience. Learn tips and ways to have a natural birth in a hospital setting.

Topics include: creating a birth plan for a hospital birth, overview of Bradley Childbirth Education by The Birth School, pros and cons of having a doula, what you can and can’t ask for in a hospital big, questions to ask your birth care provider, what happens after birth in a hospital and more.

Free to attend; registration required. Click here to sign up.

Prenatal Radiance Yoga
Sunday, June 3rd, 2:30pm

Pregnant moms can come and share in this replenishing, supportive gathering through gentle prenatal yoga and meditation. Each Prenatal Radiance gathering is designed to connect the growing mom with important effective practices of self-care and well being as you prepare your body and mind for enjoying coming adventure.

$15/per person and includes gentle prenatal yoga instructional guide with audio meditation. Registration required; click here to sign up.

Conceiving Naturally
Tuesday, June 5th at 11am

This 1 1/2 hour workshop is designed for women who are struggling with fertility or who are wanting to prepare their bodies before conception for a healthier pregnancy.

Topics include: information on how to conceive naturally, how to work with your cycles and have your hormones be your allies, information on holistic therapies for conception, how to increase your chances of conceiving.

Taught by Joanne Cohen, a Health and Transformational Coach, who will share her 5 step process for conceiving consciously and holistically.

$15/per person; 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.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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

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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 March Classes + Coupon Code!

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Hi ladies! Happy Friday! What a week, huh?! Busy one for me over here! Hopefully yours was great! I wanted to share some fun and informative classes offered this month at Granola Babies in Costa Mesa along with a coupon / discount code for 10% off March classes for Tiny Oranges readers!  Details below.

Here are the amazing classes you can find going on this month at one my favorite natural baby boutiques in OC…

Mommy Connections Saturdays (Saturdays March 10th – April 28th from 1:30 – 3:00pm)

Mommy Connections introduces you to programs and services in our community and provides a unique and fun way to bond with your baby and other moms. Learn from expert speakers on a wide range of topics for mom, baby and family such as: detoxifying your home, pediatric dentistry, estate planning, childproofing, infant and toddler meals, and MORE. Amazing topics, right?!

All moms get a swag bag full of discounts, coupons and samples. Babies are usually between 0 – 7 months, but up to age one is fine. Siblings also welcome. Cost is $120 for 8 Saturdays. Registration required, space is limited.

Click here to register and enter code “tinyoranges” for 10% off!

Babywearing and Strollers 101 (Saturday, March 10th at 11:00am)

In this one hour workshop you can learn everything about carrying your baby, whether it be in a comfortable baby carrier or long lasting stroller.  In the stroller part of the workshop you will cover how to choose a stroller, details you want to look for, and demo how to use them (even take a test drive!)

Cost is $25 per family and includes a $15 Gift Certificate redeemable same day as the class. Registration is required, space is limited.

Click here to register and enter code “tinyoranges” for 10% off!

Introduction to Solids: What Every Mom Should Know (Wednesday, March 14th at 10:30am)

Lead by registered dietician, Katie Bartels, in this class you will learn that feeding interactions between parent and child are just as important as proper nutrition.  Topics covered include recommendations by the AAP, timing for starting solids, which to give and how much, common feeding myths and more.

Cost is $15 and includes a handout on starting solids. Registration is required, space is limited.

Click here to register and enter code “tinyoranges” for 10% off!

Baby Tales – Storytime and Songs (Wednesdays at 10:30am starting March 21st)

Storytime, songs and music for babies and toddlers and their caregivers with play time and socialization to follow! This is FREE to participate and no registration is required – just show up!

New Baby Care Class (Sunday, March 25th at 2:30pm)

Learn how to care for your newborn baby. By the end of this comprehensive 2-hour class you will learn all about important topics such as cord care, newborn appearance, bathing, diapering, swaddling techniques, traveling with baby, newborn sleep, calming baby and understanding colic, feeding, carrying and resources. All parents will also receive a “Gentle Bathing” gift set.

$35 per family. Registration required, space is limited.

Click here to register and enter code “tinyoranges” for 10% off!

 All classes take place at:

Granola Babies
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B
Costa Mesa

Call 714.445.4948 for more information.

Like Granola Babies on Facebook * Tweet with @GranolaBabies on Twitter

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

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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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