Newborn & Pregnancy Guide


Our Ultimate Guide to Everything Baby

Congratulations on becoming/being a mama! Pregnancy is full of uncertainty, labor, and intensity. Bringing home a newborn can be an exciting and terrifying time for new and seasoned parents alike. We have compiled the best resources in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as our top picks for everything pregnancy and baby related!

Combine your Childbirth Preparation with an all-inclusive relaxing weekend getaway where you will enjoy prenatal yoga, an extensive and comprehensive childbirth preparation course, great food, and free time to explore. Leave feeling refreshed, confident, empowered, and ready for your positive birth experience! This retreat is best suited for couples, partnered persons, or a birthing person with a friend as it is based on double occupancy in your own comfortable private cottages on a 200-acre resort in the foothills above wine country.

Next pregnancy retreat offering: November 3-5, 2023 at Mandala Springs; just 2 hrs from San Francisco, 1 hr from Santa Rosa. Registration closes Oct. 15, 2023. The spring birth class retreat is slated for May 16-19 in Lake Tahoe. Check Birth Class Retreat for more!

Keep the planet and your baby’s bum happy and sign up for your FREE compostable diaper service trial with REDYPER™ San Francisco. Get responsible diapering products delivered right to your doorstep. Soiled diapers + wipes are collected weekly, commercially composted, and turned into dirt in 14 weeks. Use code BLOOM and receive 50% off a New Baby Starter Pack (2 packs diapers, 2 packs wipes, and 1 box of compostable collection bags) plus 4 weeks of complimentary delivery, pick up, and composting services! Learn more and sign up at

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Bright Horizons® is a leading education and care company, trusted by families and employers around the world for safe, discovery-driven early education that responds to the specific needs of working families. We know quality care and learning can be life-changing for children and parents, and we’ve created a research-based curriculum that’s designed by educators and delivered by highly trained, professional teachers to engage children and support parents. Our goal is to provide environments that are great places for childhood and prepare children for success in school and life.
HealthyBaby is on a mission to protect and enrich the full potential of every baby and support you every step of the way. As the first and only EWG-verified diaper, we pride ourselves in creating the safest and best-performing essentials from preconception to pre-k. We’re here to help you thrive and connect – learn more about us and our elevated essentials at


Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, The Village Postnatal Retreat Center takes care of the whole family in San Francisco. Here, the birthing parent, partner, and baby receive 24/7 postnatal care including healthy meals and spa treatments along with education and support from a wide array of specialists. The Village, founded by Jen Darwin, who is also the owner of Golden Gate Doula Associates, creates a highly personalized and customizable experience that is comfortable and relaxing so that you can get the support you need to get yourself and your family off to a healthy start. The Village normalizes and delivers high-quality postpartum care.

Contra Costa Children’s Dentistry is a complete family dental office treating patients of all ages from one year old and up. We provide quality and personalized dental care, placing value on prevention and will help your family maintain a healthy and beautiful smile with state of the art technology. Our office features a fun, friendly environment to make your child’s dental experience a positive one. Our patients are like family—you can count on us to be open and honest and for us to base our conservative approach on what we would want for a member of our own family.

As parents (or soon-to-be-parents), you have probably already decided you would do anything for your child’s happiness, safety, and well-being. That is why it is crucial to designate guardians for your precious bundles of joy — if something were to happen to you and your spouse or partner, there is nothing more important than choosing a guardian who you know will provide the same love, care, and values that you do. At the Law Office of Prachi Mehta, we offer a unique, flat-free pricing structure, so you know up-front exactly how much your investment will be. We will help you ensure your children are taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what, so you can sleep at night with peace of mind.

We connect families who need help meal prepping with local chefs. Pocket Chefs will plan, cook, clean, and shop so you can reclaim your time!

Located in Walnut Creek, CA – Broadway Plaza is an open-air shopping center with 80 specialty shops including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Apple, and Lululemon, plus delicious restaurants like True Food Kitchen, Boudin, and P.F. Chang’s. It is also home to co-working space Industrious.

All Things Baby

baby boner
Baby Boners and Other Things You Should Know If You’re Having a Boy
baby nurse doula
Should You Hire a Baby Nurse or a Doula? Here’s the Difference.
Navigating the First Year as Preemie Mom
gut health microbiome digestive health
Raising Baby and Biome: 7 Steps to Healthier Microbes and a Healthier Kid
Your Guide to Online Mommy Lingo and Abbreviations
NICU baby
{NICU Notes} How I Made It Through Each Day While Waiting for My Baby
having kids at 40
The Ups and Downs of Having Kids in My 40s
My Baby’s Birth Injury
introducing newborns to cats
Cat, Meet Baby: How to Successfully Introduce Your Newborn and Kitty


EmBeba Rescue Balm and Diaper Balm
Lucy Darling Little Rainbow Baby Memory Book

Ink-Less Baby Hand and Foot Print Kit

Love Bug Photography

Driving While Pregnant – Shield that Tummy!
What Pregnant Women Need to Know About COVID-19
5 Ways to Prepare the Body for Birthing
gender reveal
The Most Important Reason I Wanted to Find Out My Baby’s Sex
Keeping Comfortable on Airplanes… While Pregnant
egg donor infertility
How Blessed We Are: My Infertility Journey’s Happy Ending (with a Twist)
creative way to announce pregnancy to older children
I’m Pregnant! How to Break the News to Older Siblings
creative ways to announce pregnancy
I’m Pregnant! Lessons Learned for Sharing the News with Your Partner
Pregnancy Sucks- But It’s Wonderful Too!
You Still Can’t Touch My Belly and Other Thoughts on My Second Pregnancy
tips for natural induction
Operation Natural Induction: How I Ended the Waiting Game & Met My Baby
Dressing for Work When You’re Pregnant

While Pregnant

OSIM uCozy 3D Neck and Shoulder Massager

SafeRide4Kids Tummy Shield™

nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

Boppy Total Body Pregnancy Pillow

TheraNatal Complete Prenatal Vitamin & Mineral Supplement

Berkley Clothing Janey Over-Belly Ultra Soft Legging
Loloma Fiji Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Cocozy™ CloudSoft Adjustable Maternity Pillow

Labor and Postpartum

amma360 Postpartum Proten+
Healing Mama Co. Labor & Delivery Bundles
amma360 Postpartum Multi+ Omegas
TheraNatal Lactation Complete Postnatal Vitamins

ROAM Homegrown Luxurious Lavender Spa Set

Boppy Nursing Pillow
Eco Lips Organic Lip Balm

KeaBabies 3 in 1 Postpartum Belly Support Recovery Wrap


What to Expect Pregnancy Journal and Organizer: The All-in-One Pregnancy Diary

Awake at 3 a.m.: Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood
The Mama Sutra: Ancient Positions and Practices to Soothe the Modern Baby

The Simplest Baby Book in the World: The Illustrated, Grab-and-Do Guide for a Healthy, Happy Baby

All About the Safe Haven for Your Baby

baby proofing tips
7 Baby Proofing Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe
Pint-Sized Thrifting: New Growth for Children’s Resale
how to use cloth diapers
How to Use Cloth Diapers
Alternative Uses for Common Baby Products
Family Wellness Tips for Poison Prevention at Home
clothing donation
Where to Donate Baby Clothes and Gear in San Francisco

Nursery Essentials

etta loves Animal Print Playmat – use code SFBAM for 15% off

SoClean O₃ Smarthome Cleaning System
Swivel Glider with Ottoman

Hanging Diaper Caddy Organizer

Medela Organic Breast Massage Oil and Organic Nipple Cream
Airfree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

iHome Night Light with Sound Machine for Baby

Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner

Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

Graco Pack ‘n Play Travel Dome Playard

Jungle Safari Musical Baby Crib Mobile

Changing Room Essentials

HealthyBaby Newborn Gift Bundle
Rafe + Moose Collection

Loloma Fiji Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

DYPER Viscose from Bamboo Baby Wet Wipes

BLACK+DECKER 3-In-1 Upright, Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Charlie Banana Baby 2-in-1 Reusable Fleece Cloth Diapering System

Charlie Banana Absorbent Disposable Inserts for Cloth Diapers

Organic Burp Cloths

Bath and Body Care

Munchkin Bath Beats Musical Bath Toy Gift Set

The SkinSoother Baby Bath Silicone Brush

The Infant Baby Bath Floating Toy Safety Temperature Thermometer

Summer Deluxe Baby Bather

Dabble & Dollop Bath Sets

Yookidoo Baby Bath Shower Head

Bamboo Baby Hooded Towel

Soft Organic Baby Washcloth

Toys for Development

Hahaland Portable, High-Contrast Tummy Time Mat

Hahaland Silicone Pull String Montessori Toy

Hahaland Sensory Tissue Box Toy

Hahaland Puzzle & Garden Learning Set

Infantino Baby’s 1st Rattle Bundle Gift Set

Baby Einstein Neptune’s Ocean Discovery Jumper

Infantino Kick ‘n Keys 7-in-1 Musical Piano Activity Gym with Seat Positioner

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Hahaland Baby Piano and Drum Set

Hahaland Sensory Baby Books

Hahaland Unicorn Musical Light Infant Piano Toy

Duck Duck Books MWBE Certified Multilingual Books

Columbia Allergy is the nation’s leading network of renowned allergists and immunologists specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with environmental and food allergies. Under the leadership of Dr. Sanjeev Jain and a renowned team of board-certified allergists and immunologists, Columbia Allergy aims to help patients who suffer from a life of strict allergen avoidance achieve relief through innovative, clinically proven treatment methods.

Creating a positive force in the world since 2005 with healthy bodies, minds and hearts, It’s Yoga Kids® mission is to provide every child access to yoga through enrichment, education, and publishing. Touching toes is not required. 😉
Use code SFBAM to get 10% off IYK online programs!

All about Getting Those Little Mouths Fed

What You Need to Know About Introducing Peanuts to Baby
The Truth About Breastfeeding
food allergy friendly
5 Ways to Make Your Playdate More Food Allergy Friendly
How I Stopped Secretly Hating Breastfeeding
breastfeeding vs. formula
I Was Selfish for Feeding My Baby Formula, and I’m Totally Okay with That.
weaning baby from breastfeeding
Hello From the Other Side… of Breastfeeding
breasting is hard world breastfeeding week
New Study Reveals the Secret to Breastfeeding Success
toddler throwing food
My Baby Is Throwing Food – What Do I Do?
breastfeeding twins
Feeding Twins: Double the Babies, Double the Guilt

Feeding Accessories and Baby Formula

Llama Naturals Vitamins, Prebiotic & Probiotic for Kids

Chicco Duo Deluxe Hybrid Baby Bottle Set

little cocoa bean co. Microwave Steam Sanitizing Bags

Nurturally Pumping Bra

GoSili Silikids Snack Bag

GoSili Silicone Straw Cup with Lid

ChildLife Essentials Organic Baby Bundle

Early Allergen Introduction for Babies

GoSili Silicone Spoon Set

Evenflo Balance Bottles

Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup

KeaBabies Organic Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

Baby Foods

Baby Teethers

Happy Baby Gentle Teethers Organic Teething Wafers

Lucy Darling Little Rainbow Baby Teether

Fillable, Freezable Baby Teether

Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether

For Mama

Happy Mama Organics Lactation Cookies

See’s Candies Assorted Chocolates

KeaBabies 3 in 1 Postpartum Belly Support Recovery Wrap

Breastfeeding Support Lactation Instant Coffee

5 Ways to Help Your Newborn Sleep
Expert Tips for Better Mom Sleep
infant sleep advice
5 Tear-Free Ways to Get Your Newborn to Sleep
MonBaby, Smart Monitoring Solutions for Parents of Infants
sleep training advice
5 Things a Sleep Consultant Wants You To Know
The One Thing Your Baby Needs to Be Able to Sleep Through the Night
4 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep in Different Time Zones

Sweet Dreams

SleepOvation Baby Crib Mattress

MY LITTLE ZONE Nursery Crib Bedding Set

The Helping Babies Sleep Method: The Art and Science of Teaching Your Baby to Sleep

iHome White Noise Machine for Baby

Pixsee Smart Video Baby Monitor

pixsee 5-in-1 Camera Stand

Chicco PhysioForma 100% Soft Silicone One Piece Pacifier

Boppy Cuddle Pregnancy Pillow

Dr. Sarah Mitchell created Helping Babies Sleep to empower tired, frazzled parents with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to get their children to become independent sleepers. She helps by educating parents on their child’s age-appropriate sleep needs, guiding them through sleep training options, and coaching parents through the process of getting their little ones to sleep in my online course or one on one in sleep coaching packages.

Crib Notes Consulting provides personalized strategies for all developmental stages for all children between ages 0 to 5 years old, including navigating the first year, potty training, sign language, and teaching self-regulation. We believe every family, parent, and child is unique and what works for each of them is different. Our goal is to inform parents, provide them with options, and help them choose and implement what works best for them.

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travel hacks for traveling with kids
San Francisco Moms Guide to Traveling with Kids [FREE Printable Packing List]
flying with kids
Flying During COVID-19
baby sleep on vacation
7 Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Well on Vacation
Dear God, Are We There Yet? How to Keep Your Kids Happy(ish) on the Road
Packing List for Family Getaway
flying with babies
Have Baby, Have to Travel – Advice for Your First Family Flight
help baby sleep while traveling
8 Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep While Traveling and Other Moms Tips
Mother holding sleeping baby on airplane
Should I Fly the Red-Eye with My Baby?
britax car seat machine wash cover
Have You Been Cleaning Your Car Seats the Wrong Way?

Safety First

Tummy Shield Pregnancy Comfort Seat Belt Adjuster

Quilbie® 3-in-1 Baby Cover with Patented All-Season CalmTech® Protection (Light Blocking + Sound Reducing)

Safety 1st Deluxe 25-Piece Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit

J.L. Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats

Diaper Bag Essentials

Gladly Family Pod™ Diaper Bag Changing Station & Travel Cot

Handzies Natural Soap and Water Hand Wipes

Mabel’s Labels
goSili Silikids Silimap Mat

Hahaland Black and White High Contrast Baby Soft Book

MOBY Easy-Wrap Carrier
Zoey Naturals Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Motherlove Diaper Balm

Travel System and Overnight Stay

LectroFan Alpha Portable Sleep Sound Machine

No Reception Club Getaway Bag + Sidekick
iHome Night Light with Sound Machine

Infantino Whale Bubble Inflatable Bath Tub and Ball Set

Stroller and Accessories

Jeep Deluxe Wrangler Stroller Wagon by Delta Children

Playgro My First Bead Buddies Giraffe

Forager Project Organic Kids Cashewmilk Yogurt

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity Chime & Teether

Baby Fashion

SFBAM Premium Baby Apparel ([ach Product Sold = 1 Tree Planted]
Pediped Originals Adrian Sneaker

Feltman Brothers Baby Apparel

Reversible Teething Bib

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