The Pump Station introduces “Only the Essentials” classes

Babies need a lot of stuff. And choosing it all can be totally overwhelming. Crib or bassinet? Carrier or wrap? Is a white noise machine necessary? The Pump Station & Nurtury feels your pain . . . .

Introducing party kits from the Little Host

Lots of moms hire event planners for their babies’ birthdays. But lots of moms don’t. For the latter, Party City doesn’t always cut it. Enter the Little Host, a new Santa Monica-based website offering thoug…

100 reasons to raise kids in Los Angeles

To celebrate the 100th issue of StrollerTraffic LA (today!) we’ve rounded up 100 of our favorite reasons to raise a family in Los Angeles—starting with . . . can you guess?.

Früute puts a modern spin on a classic gift

We were bummed when West Hollywood tart shop, Früute, shuttered its doors. But we’ve gotta say, their new line of gorgeously curated gift baskets—cheekily called “Früute Baskets”—is pretty fab.

littlefox delivers eco-chic goodies for babies

We know, we know. Enough with the monthly subscription services already. But we just have to tell you about one more: littlefox.

Kidspace creates a winter wonderland for tots

We love LA through and through, but this time of year we can’t help but covet crackling fires, hot cocoa, and of course that powdery white stuff.

Pop-Up Pantry delivers gourmet meals

Fine dining becomes something of a Holy Grail once there’s a baby at home. To support the quest, Pop-Up Pantry delivers three-course dinners directly to your home.

Little Twigs debuts its ecofab webshop

There’s really no excuse for not raising a baby in a green environment. Especially when companies like Little Twigs make it so darn easy.

How to design a nursery right here in LA

People are into owls these days. We get it. But for something a little less mainstream, we like the idea of decorating the nursery with Los Angeles flair.

Chic holiday cards by local designers

‘Tis the season of photo cards—a great time to support local artists. The LA-based gals at Social Type offer their super-clean, contemporary holiday cards through Minted.

Introducing pipopipo infant socks

Watch out, Trumpette. There’s a new (and pretty flippin’ cute) line of baby socks in town.

Mommy-And-Me Yoga kicks off at A Magic Forest

Yoga for the diaper set has certainly caught on. The latest offering comes from A Magic Forest play space, where yoga instructor Melissa Bechtel is putting a Waldorf-inspired spin on sun salutations . . . .…

Actress, Tickle Time inventor, and Los Angeles mom of two

When Anne Heche isn’t on set or with her sons, Atlas, aged 3, and Homer, 10, she’s spreading the word on her new product—a mineral-based powdered sunblock for kids called Tickle Time.

A ghost-proof guide to celebrating with wee ones

Dressing up a baby for Halloween is ridiculous amounts of fun. But other than the cute costume, most elements of the spooky, sugar-filled holiday are totally inappropriate for babies and toddlers. Here, a f…

Toluca Lake Farmers Market family-friendly makeover

Los Angeles has no shortage of excellent farmers’ markets, but few entertain the kids while you sort through squash and persimmons. That’s why we kinda sat up and took notice when we heard Toluca Lake’s rev…