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.

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 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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Yes to Carrots Yes to Cucumbers Yes to Tomatoes!

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A few months back I stumbled upon a baby lotion at Target called Yes to Baby Carrots that had me shouting it’s praises from the rooftops.  Light, all natural and affordable. I have used lots of baby care products over the past few years and I have to say this one was the best.

Since I loved this moisturizer so much I went to the Yes to Carrots website to see if there were more “Yes to Carrots” products and found there was MUCH more to the “Yest to” brand than met the eye on the shelf at Target!

I connected with @YesToCarrots on Twitter and they ended up sending me some additional products to try for baby and me too!    I was curious if my passion would equaled. It was a lot to live up to. But after trying them all for about a month, I am now a loyal “Yes to” consumer for life and consider myself a YES WOMAN!

Here are a few of my absolute favorite products for ME!  I will do another one on the baby products.  All equally fabulous. But first, some important notes on the company…

There are four different collections…

Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Tomatoes and Yes to Baby Carrots are designed to meet different, specific skin types & needs.  You can even go on their website to find your own unique recipe!   And “Yes to” uses high quality organic fruit and veggie ingredients with a natural elixir from the Dead Sea to hydrate NATURALLY!

“Yes to” gives back….

A portion of the profits goes to the Yes to Seed Fund, a non-profit organization that provides grants to schools and communities to help them build gardens and promote a healthy lifestyle.  Um, like I needed yet ANOTHER reason to buy their products, but this one gives me a certain warm fuzzy!

“Yes to” is affordable…

For the quality and fact that these products are all natural and paraben-free, they are extremely affordable. And, all orders online over $50 comes with free shipping!

So these are some of my top picks!

Yes to Cucumbers Completely Cooling Body Butter

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love. First off, I am probably one of the few adults that cannot actually stand cucumbers.  Weird, huh?  I don’t like the taste, even in those “spa waters!”    So I was a little hesitant to spread cucumber lotion on my body. What I found was that it doesn’t smell like cucumber, but the cucumber ingredients {along with green tea and aloe vera} make it an absolutely luscious moisturizer!  I love the fresh scent (so does my hubby.) It is extremely moisturizing and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  My new personal favorite lotion.

Best part: it’s paraben, petroleum & SLS-free & $12.99.

Yes to Carrots Carrot Rich Moisturizing Body Scrub

I have used body scrubs in the past, but many times have been turned off by how harsh they are for my skin.   This is the first exfoliating scrub I have used for my body that has been gentle enough for me.

Used in the shower, the exfoliating grains are tiny, not rough, but enough so that you can feel it working.

It deeply cleanses, then exfoliates and moisturizes leaving your skin silky smooth and ready for your Yes to Cucumbers Body Butter!

Key ingredients include Dead Sea Minerals, Ginko & Green Tea.  And all “Yes to” products contain a full list of ingredients you can check to see what you are putting on your body.

Again: Free of the above chemicals, and are you ready? Only $9.99.

Yes to Tomatoes Tender Touch Hand Cream

This moisturizing hand cream uses avocado & lycopene from organic tomatoes to make your hands feel like baby-soft skin!

I don’t know if this is just me, but all of a sudden when I turned 35 I felt like my hands were really showing my age! Fine lines and just a little wrinkly.

This hand cream is LIGHT. Not heavy or greasy (AT ALL) and I use it right before bedtime.  Goes on smoothly and has a nice light scent.

It doesn’t take away my hand’s 35 years, but it sure makes my paws feel more pampered!

Again: paraben, petroleum and SLS-free & $9.99!

Yes to Carrots Pomegranate Lip Butter with SPF 15

So I am a little bit of a SPF freak with the amount of time I spend outdoors with my kids in the summer.

Not just in summer but really year round, as we know from living in OC, we are lucky enough to get to spend a LOT of time in the So Cal sun.

This lip butter is very moisturizing, light and fragrance-free.  I use it on my kids too, especially for beach or pool outings.

Best part: AGAIN, 100% natural & $3.49!

So there began my love affair with the “Yes to” brand.  I think you will love it too.  If you have some time it’s interesting to Google about parabens and skin care products.  There is some thought-provoking information out there.

It makes me FEEL good to know that I am putting products like this on my body that are made from natural ingredients.

So want to be a “yes woman” too? Click here to shop online or find a store!

{Disclosure: The products in this post were provided free of charge by Yes to Carrots, but these opinions are my honest ones and it all started with a product I purchased myself!}

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Say Yes to Baby Carrots!

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I just happened upon this baby lotion at Target a couple weeks back and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!  It is by a company called Yes to Carrots.  It caught my eye in the baby care aisle and my daughter and I got a chuckle out of the name so we thought we should test it out!

It is an absolutely fabulous baby lotion!  Very light, not a heavy scent, very moisturizing and it says it is 100% natural and Paraben, SLS and Petroleum-free.  The key ingredients which make it so yummy are organic carrots, organic aloe vera & coco butter.

And, at $7.99 it won’t break the bank either.  I am dying to try their baby SPF (it says product coming soon) and SPF for me too!

Click here to find a store or shop online.  Home page says get 20% orders of $50 or more with Yes to Carrots coupon code “YESTOYES” and free shipping on all orders over $50.

I definitely say YES to Baby Carrots!

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