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Li’l Baby Sprouts OC Baby Boutique

OC moms rejoice ~  a new mommy hangout has come to town! Li’l Baby Sprouts high end baby boutique and education center in Newport Beach is now open and they want you to welcome you to their community with open arms.

The store features a highly edited selection of apparel for newborns and toddlers, blankets, high chairs, baby carriers, toys and gifts along with your favorite baby necessities for feeding and bathing.

Li’l Baby Sprouts Grand Opening Event

You can check it out for yourself this Thursday, 2/28/13 from 3pm – 7pm at their special Grand Opening Event.

At the Grand Opening, moms and kids alike will enjoy refreshments, giveaways, a balloon artist and  free music class for the little ones.

Hourly giveaway prizes include gift baskets, professional photography sessions and more. Shoppers will also enjoy 10% off on a purchase of $25 or more and 15% off a purchase of $50 or more at the event.

Michelle from Classic Kids Photography will also be at the event doing mini photo sessions.

I had the opportunity to speak with Fanak Ojani, Li’l Baby Sprouts owner last week, to learn more about what she has created.

Local Love

A local OC mom herself of two li’l sprouts, ages 2 and 5, her dream was to create an Orange County retail location where moms could shop for personal, high quality products many of which are organic and sourced by local artists and business owners and made in the good ‘ole U.S.A.

She also had a vision of creating an educational program where moms and moms-to-be could come and relax in their colorful, comfy classroom while learning about topics taught by the best, most qualified instructors.

Classes include… 

Introduction to Breastfeeding

The Happiest Baby on the Block Baby Care Class

New Mom & Baby Care Series

Time to Eat! What and How to Feed Your Baby

Your Picky Eater: Tips and Tricks on Dealing

Nutrition Q&A

Music

Sign Language

Baby Sleep School (YES PLEASE!)

You can visit their classes page for more information, dates, pricing and registration. Fanak is so open to moms coming and hanging out at their location, that she even encourages you to arrange a play date or meet-up in their classroom when classes aren’t in session.  Call 949.721.1077 for more information on classes or play dates.

A Mother’s Corner 

With a warm and inviting interior, babies and moms-to-be can feel right at home shopping, and then kick back in their special Mother’s Lounge in the back of the boutique, which provides a sofa to rest or feed, while sipping on complimentary beverages.

The Details!

Li’l Baby Sprouts
1280 Bison Ave, Unit B9
Newport Beach 92660

Store Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:30am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed on Sundays

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[Disclosure: Li'l Baby Sprouts is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor and we are thrilled to share their business with our mommy readers!]

Granola Babies June ~ July Events

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.

Granola Babies Classes + Events for OC Moms

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.]

 

Boobie Palooza

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!}

La Leche League Family Picnic for World Breastfeeding Week

The La Leche League of South Orange County is holding a family picnic event in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week on August 7th, 2010 from 11AM- 2:00PM at Alta Laguna Park in Laguna Beach and I wanted to share the details.

First, the event is FREE!

They will be offering free gift bags to the first 100 families to arrive, including full size and sample size products from Natracare, Lansinoh, Plum Organics, Hylands, Baby’s Bliss, The Water Brewery, Mothering Magazine, and Whole Foods.

You can also check out a mom & baby yoga demonstration, a children’s concert featuring Music Together (Estoy Alegre) and Smile and Sing, and a Q&A and book signing with Dr. Bob Sears.

There will also be a silent auction and opportunity drawings, featuring products from Bumbleride, Beco baby carriers, Steph Fowler Photography, Balboa Baby,  Aliso Laguna Body Talk, Milkalicious, Kamee June Photography, Jenny Mason Photography, and Earthroots Field School.

The event is open to ALL! Please come join them to help support La Leche League of Southern California!

CLICK HERE to download the flyer with the event details and directions!