San Diego Babies and Toddlers

We teamed up with others in the community to create a new digital guide that has essential, up-to-date information for first-time parents and must-have resources for those who are expecting the second (or third) time around. This unique bundle includes advice from local, experienced parents on topics such as breastfeeding, sleep strategies, potty training, nutrition and how to prepare toddlers for preschool.

Thank you to our San Diego Babies & Toddlers Sponsors! 

cpmg babyChildren’s Physicians Medical Group
cpmgsandiego.com/find-a-doctor
Every day, your child is growing and changing. And you know it’s important to have a doctor who’s an expert in children’s unique medical needs. CPMG is proud to provide the growing families of San Diego County and Southern Riverside the only integrated pediatric network of primary care, specialty care and hospital services, as part of Rady Children’s Health Network. Our focus is specializing solely in children’s health from birth through age 18. Parents can be assured that our pediatricians, with backgrounds and extensive training, will deliver the best care of your little ones.

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San Diego Regional Center Early Start Program
SanDiegoRegionalCenter.org
Is your baby meeting important milestones? If you have concerns about your child’s development, don’t wait! Have your questions answered today!

aquaproAqua Pros
aquapros.org
Excellence in aquatics, one swimmer at a time. Our program is designed to help students thrive and become competent swimmers while still offering the most convenient, family-friendly structure for parents. We instruct all students: 2 month old infants through adults. Our swim program is divided into four levels, and class size is kept to three students in a group class and four in a Parent-Tot to allow for individualized instruction.

The Super Dentists SuperDentistBaby
TheSuperDentists.com
We're the largest, most trusted Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Parent Dentistry practice in San Diego, we see babies, toddlers, kids, teens & parents. Six convenient locations. Call 1-855-GO-SUPER

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Floaties Swim School
https://floatiesswimschool.com/

Floaties Swim School is the premier swim school in San Diego county. Our facilities are custom built for the needs of infant and toddlers,  where they can learn quickly how to stay safe and love the water in a warm and comfortable environment, no matter what time of year. Join us now for semi-private swim classes as the standard and start your child's journey to safety around the water.

MommaBear SD babiesMommaBear Organics
www.mommabearusa.com
MommaBear Organics is a women-led, BIPOC-owned company dedicated to providing organic lollipops and suckers for common ailments. Our herbal lollipops are organic and free from GMOs, gluten, dairy, high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. MommaBear homeopathic lollipops are artisanal and made in small batches with carefully sourced herbal and organic ingredients. Proudly hand-crafted in the USA. We care deeply about our customers and giving back to our community. 
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FUNbelievable
www.funbelievableplay.com
FUNbelievable is San Diego's premier, award winning indoor play and party facility for kids under 12.  Join us for open play or plan a special event. We specialize in stress-free children’s parties. Feel like a V.I.P with a private event. 

Grace sdbabiesGRACE
www.gracellc.com
GRACE LLC is the most personalized surrogacy agency in Southern California. We are confident that our approach, expertise, commitment, and passion will help you effectively navigate your surrogacy journey. We take pride in our mission, which is to support you from the beginning of your journey to the end… and beyond. We believe that it takes a very special woman to become a surrogate it is essential for us that you are happy, relaxed and supported throughout the whole process. You will not be able to find an agency that has more experience as well as more compassion than GRACE LLC. Becoming a surrogate, you will be the one and only person who can turn a childless couple into parents or an only child into a brother or a sister. You will be financially compensated for your time and energy… You would be helping a family while helping yours financially.

UltraStar Cinemas Logo 2020 stackedUltraStar Cinemas
ultrastarmovies.com
Moms & Dads: Bring Your Baby to a Movie YOU Want to See! Our Parent Movie Morning & Baby's Night Out showings allow new moms and dads an opportunity to watch a new Hot Hollywood Hit, without worrying about their baby disrupting other guests. Special amenities include stroller parking, dimmed lights, and changing facilities in the auditorium---so you don't need to miss any of the film when tending to your new little one.  Selected film title changes weekly.  Visit our website for current feature.

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FIT4MOM
sandiego.fit4mom.com
FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind and spirit. Join us for fitness, fun and community at a location near you! 

first 5 SD babiesFirst 5 San Diego
first5sandiego.org
First 5 San Diego promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through five years of age. Our goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed. We provide San Diego’s youngest children with healthy development screenings, dental care, high-quality preschool and parenting workshops.

Seaside artsSeaside Arts Center
seasideartscenter.org

Seaside Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equitable arts education in an environment that fosters creativity, compassion, and confidence in each of our students. On site in Carmel Valley, we offer a wide range of dance, theater, voice, and visual arts classes. Seaside Arts Center also offers enrichment classes and camps at community centers and schools throughout San Diego. These programs subsidize our outreach work serving youth at-risk, children with limited access to arts education, as well as our robust in-house scholarship program.

When Breastfeeding is Hard

When Breastfeeding is Hard

In California, about three quarters of women who begin breastfeeding in the hospital have stopped by nine weeks postpartum. According to Neonatologist and Lactation Consultant Dr. Nancy E. Wight, wh . . .

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San Diego Babies and Toddlers

San Diego Babies and Toddlers

We teamed up with others in the community to create a new digital guide that has essential, up-to-date information for first-time parents and must-have resources for those who are expecting the seco . . .

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Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday: Tips from parents

Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday: Tips from parents

Most seasoned parents agree that first birthday parties are mostly for the adults, but still want a fun, memorable way to commemorate this important milestone. Some parents swear by a cake smash pho . . .

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The Importance of Dad Involvement

The Importance of Dad Involvement

Researchers who study father-child attachment confirm what active, involved fathers have known in their hearts for years—that the father-child bond is no less important than the mother-child bond. . . .

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Priceless Tips for NICU Parents

Priceless Tips for NICU Parents

Parents do countless things to prepare for the arrival of a new baby—research, plan, decorate, buy baby gear, select a name and so much more. No matter how much parents prepare, the unexpected can . . .

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How to Transition Back to Work After Maternity Leave

How to Transition Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Just as new moms are getting into the rhythm of parenthood, reality hits for those who work away from home and it’s time to go back. Here are strategies to help plan and manage the transition back . . .

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Baby Digestion Issues in the First Year

Baby Digestion Issues in the First Year

Most babies have healthy, functional digestive systems—even those who experience an occasional bout with gas, diarrhea or tummy pain. But because common digestive issues like spitting up, reflux, . . .

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The Benefits of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing

The Benefits of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing

It is estimated that 15 percent of infants and children in intensive care units are there due to an underlying genetic condition. Just a few years ago, many of these infants would pass away or go th . . .

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Easy Games that Help Baby’s Brain Development

Easy Games that Help Baby’s Brain Development

Playing with your baby yields much more than adorable smiles. According to child development experts, simple games boost baby’s brain development, fostering growth in language, math, science and o . . .

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Baby Sleep Challenges and When to Consider a Sleep Coach

Baby Sleep Challenges and When to Consider a Sleep Coach

When I was pregnant with my first son, I read at least 10 books about birth. Sure, I knew the birthing process would last a mere one to two days and I’d chosen a trusted provider to guide me throu . . .

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Pregnancy and Baby Nutrition Impact Growth and Development

Pregnancy and Baby Nutrition Impact Growth and Development

  The World Health Organization found that a child’s nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life—from conception through age 2—has a substantial impact on physical and behavioral developme . . .

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How to Support Oral Health in Babies and Toddlers

How to Support Oral Health in Babies and Toddlers

A little-known fact for many parents—when you test the temperature of your baby’s bottle with your mouth or share food, a straw, or a utensil with your toddler, you’re also sharing bacteria th . . .

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San Diego Pediatricians, OB/GYNs and Midwives Recommended by Local Parents

San Diego Pediatricians, OB/GYNs and Midwives Recommended by Local Parents

Thank you to all the local parents who responded to our request for favorite pediatricians, OB/GYNs and midwives in San Diego County. Doctors and providers are listed alphabetically by organization, . . .

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What New Moms Need to Know about Breastfeeding

What New Moms Need to Know about Breastfeeding

For some new moms, breastfeeding comes naturally, but for others, it brings anxiety, fear, challenges and a lot of questions: Will I make enough milk? Will my baby latch? Will it hurt? Breastfeeding . . .

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Baby Feeding & Nutrition: Introducing Solids

Baby Feeding & Nutrition: Introducing Solids

When baby is ready for solids her world expands to include meaningful family mealtimes, colorful messes and even bursts of excitement over new flavors. However, the solid food transition can be stre . . .

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