One Of Everything, Please
Pink Chicken’s no fuss, breezy beach style jives with Santa Monica's vibe. It makes sense, then, that the NYC-based designer chose to open its first California outpost on Montana Avenue. Owner Stacey Fraser designed the boutique with favorite details from … C…
Postpartum soreness can be the worst. The worst. And if you're nursing, you can’t really pop pills. Mama Strut aims to comfort. The all-in-one shorts and belly band “soft brace” naturally supports childbirth recovery with budge-proof ice or heat packs for the…
Mess, Averted
Baby’s first spoonful always makes for a great photo op. But in reality, you're entering a new era of messiness. Here, some of our favorite full-coverage bibs for the splatters ahead.   The genius OXO Tot Roll-Up Bib combines a terry … Continued
Your Parenting Questions, Answered
Babies are equal parts amazing and overwhelming. Sometimes, it just takes the right support system to get you through. BabySpace owner and child development specialist Caren Gitlin has created a series of new parent/baby support groups to be held at … Continu…
An Easier Way To Change The Sheets
Changing crib bedding is a circus act—especially when it comes to readjusting the damn crib skirt. LA mom Darcie Fitzgerald has come up with a solution: the Stay Put. Made from polypropylene and designed to reduce friction between the mattress … Continued
A New Place To Play
With consistently gorgeous weather, LA doesn't exactly beg for indoor play spaces. But that doesn't mean we're not totally psyched about Snooknuk. Opened by local mom Cheri Moon, the new Larchmont spot offers a fully stocked playroom for little ones, … Contin…
Get The Ants Out Of Their Pants
Toddlers don't require a massive, Olympic-style gym to learn how to tuck. But we think the new baby gymnastic classes at JAG Gym are pretty flipping cool. Taught by seasoned instructors, classes focus primarily on developing gross motor skills. Tadpoles … Con…
Penguins are cute. The 2-month-old penguin chicks at the Aquarium of the Pacific though, are ridiculously adorable. Hatched in nests hidden behind the June Keyes Penguin habitat, the four new babies (two girls and two boys) have been kept behind … Continued
Bilingual Is Sort Of Expected These Days
It may not guarantee your kid an Ivy League ticket, but early exposure to foreign language can only help. A Mother’s Haven is introducing music and movement classes for infants and toddlers in Spanish and French this fall. Each total immersion class is … Cont…
Cooking Doesn't Get Much Easier
We do a little happy dance when something new comes along that makes feeding — and entertaining — kids a bit easier. Founded by LA mom Galit Laibow, Foodstirs is a collection of food-crafting kits that include fun dessert recipes … Continued
A Refreshing Way To Zen
There's no shortage of yoga classes in this town. But few sound as lovely as the new mom-and-baby sessions at the South Coast Botanic Garden. The hour-long classes are held outdoors and taught by instructors from People’s Place Yoga, who … Continued
Because Nursing Isn't A Snap
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've hunted down the best local resources for gear, advice, and assistance when you need it most. One-stop shop: Not only does the Pump Station & Nurtury sell nursing clothes and pumping supplies, but … Continued
Nursing Never Looked This Good
Slipping into nursing duds may not be exactly like getting back into your old clothes again, but it's definitely a step closer. And fortunately, the options are getting cuter and cuter (not to mention more and more clever). Here, some … Continued
Less-then-craftsy moms who want to put a DIY spin on their child’s party should check out the new P.S. XO all-in-one party boxes. Launched last month by local moms Soleil Moon Frye and Kara Nortman, the kits come in toddler-friendly themes … Continued
Sarah Pollak has been helping the Bay Area's polished moms-to-be stay fashionably relevant for seventeen years. And now she's brought her stylish maternity store, Mom's The Word, to Beverly Grove. Expect a range of carefully selected brands including Paige, M…