Top 4 walks/hikes/strolls/jogs for new moms
Trail weather is here. And though it's not difficult to find a gorgeous place to get your sweat on, here are four of the less trodden to try. Lake Hollywood (2600 Lake Hollywood Dr.) is one of the best (and easiest) … C…
Mama Strut relieves postpartum pain
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 wi…
Outdoor mom-and-baby yoga classes
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…
The best local resources for breastfeeding moms
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 …
Kidscounter enters the non-toxic bath care scene
Truthfully, the only baby bath products we'll even consider at this point are the non-toxic ones. Fortunately more and more brands are going that route. The latest? Kidscounter. Developed by Santa Monica-based Beautycou…
A new moms group combines wine with support
There’s a new moms group in town. And they like wine. That’s reason enough to be intrigued by Mama Needs A Drink, a group of moms with babies aged 0 to 12 months who gather once a week to hear … Continued
The Pump Station brings on a psychologist
Most of the nursing moms we know have turned to the Pump Station for products or advice (or both) at one time or another. And now the new-mom Mecca has added yet another resource: an on-staff psychologist. Jill Campbell…
Personalized self-help books for kids
Watching your child struggle is hard. And local mom Katherine Eskovitz knows what it’s like. So she launched Have a Plan Books, designed to help young ones create their own plans-of-action to get through tough situation…
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opens in Santa Monica
Westside patients of Children’s Hospital no longer have to trek all the way across town: a new outpatient center has opened in Santa Monica. Staffed by ten pediatric clinicians, the facility is equipped with seven exam …
Learn how to raise a philanthropic child
Little ones can be pretty self-centered—which is reason enough to attend Babytalk LA’s “How To Raise A Thankful Child” event. Happening on November 11 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Turning Point School’s auditorium, the free wo…
Tribeca Pediatrics lands in LA 
Our friends in New York rave about Tribeca Pediatrics. So we've got high hopes for their two Los Angeles locations, opening next month. The first office will open in Venice (3023 Washington Blvd.), followed by a Silver …
Babytalk's new crash course for expecting parents
Babies don’t come with instructions. So for those who are expecting one, Babytalk LA’s new Expecting Parents Group should be helpful. Held at its Beverly Hills location (8580 Wilshire Blvd.), the eight-week series cover…
Le Bébé Coo lands at local boutiques
It's great when a baby skincare goes the non-toxic route. Even better when the charge is led by a local mom. Founded a year ago by LA mom Jesse Laiken, Le Bébé Coo is bringing its fabulous products to the … Continued
Twigtale's new books offer support through transitions
Change can be tough on toddlers. Like really tough. Graduating to a big-kid bed, eliminating the pacifier, potty training. Twigtale wants to help with all of it. Founded by LA parents Carrie Southworth and Nishad Chande…
A new charity event benefits children’s environmental health
There's no shortage of benefits in LA, but here's one we're supporting with a capital S. Co-hosted by local mom Jennifer Stein Simms and Wendy Mindel Rubinstein, a NYC mom and Executive Board Member of the Mount Sinai C…