NorthPark Center is the only shopping mall in the U.S. with a public library—a children’s one, to boot. Bookmarks is a cool space (literally) to hang out on beastly hot days. Check out their Baby Bounce Basics class for moms and kids …
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MOBY'a new soft-structured carrier, the Aria, can be worn on your front, back, or hip. It has adjustable straps (worn straight, or criss-cross), a breathable mesh panel for warm weather, a button-on front cover for chilly days, and the critical hip-to-knee support. $160, at mobywrap.com.