Cute and functional bibs for those sloppy first meals
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 co…
BabySpace to launch support groups at Kidville
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/bab…
Snooknuk offers fun for tykes (and relief for moms) 
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 st…
JAG Gym opens gymnastics classes for babies
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 devel…
Four baby penguins hatch at the Aquarium of the Pacific
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 b…
A Mother’s Haven teaches Spanish and French to babies
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 fa…
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…