Fun and tasty dessert kits from Foodstirs
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 desse…
A new sing-along show for families
Here's a concert where you won't get shushed, no matter how noisy your little ones are. Starting July 18 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, the new Princess and Pirates Sing-a-long Concert is a must. The mash-up of favorite f…
Bring them to watch a fossil dig
Toddlers who like fossils tend to really like fossils. But even those who are lukewarm on the subject would probably get a kick out of seeing them excavated. The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is making that … Cont…
A new YMCA opens with little ones in mind
Not only does the new Anderson Munger Family YMCA in Koreatown have its own parking lot (!), but the top-notch facilities were designed specifically for families with small children. Beyond the usual lap pool and gym yo…
A new app delivers anything you need
Sitting in traffic on an errand run can ruin a  good day. Which is why we think Postmates sounds like a godsend. Launched locally just a couple of weeks ago, the app (which is available for iOS and Android platforms) … …
A handy resource for new moms
Google is great for a lot of things. But as a resource for pediatricians and toddler classes? Not so much. For something more trustworthy, resident mom and SoCalMoms founder Tracy Fredkin is launching CITYMOMS. Kind of …
The Natural History Museum’s Bug Fair is back
Bugs. Blech. But if your toddler is into them, you've gotta suck it up and hit the annual Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum. Little ones can watch ants carrying food through a colony, touch some big (but non-deadly…
Flutter-filled happenings at Kidspace
There's a general consensus among toddlers that a butterfly sighting is exciting. So imagine the thrill when more than 500 of the winged creatures are released at once. That's the main attraction during the annual Butte…
Sign up your toddler for songwriting lessons 
There are lots (and we mean lots) of music classes in this town, but toddler songwriting sounds so much cooler than the others. Starting this summer, tots as young as 2 can create music that reflects their own interests…
Pamper & Play eases separation anxiety
No matter the nursery school, it can incredibly stressful (on everyone) if your toddler has a difficult time separating. And while it's totally par for the course, a little prep can go a long way. At Pamper & Play’s pre…
Raddish makes tots useful in the kitchen
When Samantha Barnes founded mobile cooking school Kitchen Kid in 2006, her mission was to teach kids all over LA how to cook healthy meals. Now she's furthering that cause with Raddish, a monthly delivery service desig…
Piper Preschool to open on the Westside
Getting into preschool seems about as easy as getting drafted to the NFL. At least with the opening of Piper Preschool, there will be a handful of more spaces for future applicants. Started by Cassidy Preschool founders…
Our favorite local spots for princess, train, and car fanatics
--Photo by JellyBean Pictures Toddlers are damn serious when it comes to their favorite things. For parents inclined to indulge them, here are the coolest spots to feed three popular infatuations. Cars. The Metropolis I…
The Natural History Museum opens its Spider Pavilion
Spiders scare the living hell out of most of us here at StrollerTraffic. But since we know quite a few toddlers who think they're awesome, we mustered up the courage to investigate the Natural History Museum’s new Spide…
The latest gear from Poncho Baby
We’ve had our eye on Poncho Baby ever since Hollywood mom of two, Carolina Toro-Gerstein, launched the awesome poncho-style nursing cover last year. And now the collection has expanded to include other useful feeding-ti…