2020 Newborn Guide

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Our Ultimate Guide to Everything Baby

Congratulations on being a mama! 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!

Be at Ease as Your Baby Sleeps!

MonBaby was launched in 2014 with the singular goal of providing peace of mind for parents and better sleep for the whole family through user-friendly technology.
MonBaby manufactures the only wearable movement monitors that provide live data tracking and a unique, patented Snap-On form factor. Their multi-functional sleep monitoring and training devices track breathing, body movement, and temperature for infants; and innovative movement-based sleep training for toddlers.


Happy Family Organics® has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother’s Day in 2006. We provide organic nutrition and support for your baby’s feeding journey, whether that’s breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picky eating. We thoughtfully craft organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid’s age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.  As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food is grown without using toxic persistent pesticides and has no artificial hormones or GMOs – just ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms.

EarthBaby is the World’s First Compostable Diaper Service!  Like all diaper services, EarthBaby delivers fresh new compostable diapers and wipes right to your doorstep. Soiled diapers are collected weekly, professionally composted, and turned into nutrient-rich topsoil in just 14 weeks.  By using EarthBaby you can enjoy the convenience of disposable diapers without the negative environmental impact.

USE CODE: ‘BLOOM‘ and receive 1 pack of compostable diapers, 1 pack of compostable wipes, and 4 weeks of EarthBaby delivery, pick up, and compost service for FREE!

Oath curates intimate groups of mothers and combines these with a world-class medical team to deliver an entirely new kind of care. Consider Oath your guide for the whole parenthood journey, from pregnancy to adolescence.
Courtesy of Sutter Health

Newborn Connections is the perinatal education and lactation center at California Pacific Medical Center. With over 5,000 deliveries per year, CPMC is the largest delivery facility in San Francisco and has been serving families in the bay area for over 28 years. Newborn Connection is responsible for prenatal tours and classes, Inpatient Lactation services, Traveling Newborn Connections Boutique, Outpatient Lactation consultations, pump rental station, and retail product center.

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.

Ayelet Marinovich, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, bestselling author, recording artist, mother, and founder and host of Learn With Less, where she helps new parents feel confident they can support and connect with their babies and toddlers – without having to buy a single toy. She is the creator of the Learn With Less® Curriculum, the basis for which is outlined in her bestselling books, Understanding Your Baby and Understanding Your Toddler.

Pregnancy To Performance is a telehealth physical therapy clinic created for moms and moms-to-be. Get effective treatment for pain and leaking as well as support in reaching your fitness goals, from the comfort of your own own home. Designed to fit into a busy schedule and get women feeling their best before, during, and after pregnancy.

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!

GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics is a membership-based primary care and consulting practice with two San Francisco locations where patients and the GetzWell professional team build deep and lasting relationships to help their children thrive.

Toycycle helps families lower their environmental impact while making it easy to find affordably-priced secondhand toys, apparel and gear for babies, toddlers and big kids. Every item in our curated collection is inspected for quality, cleanliness and safety, and is backed by a satisfaction guarantee. At Toycycle, buying used is now as reliable and convenient as buying new!

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

Keepsake

1. Baby First 5 Years Memory Book Journal

2. Ink-Less Baby Hand and Foot Print Kit

3. Personalized Pacifier Clip

4. Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

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
Babywise
tips for natural induction
Operation Natural Induction: How I Ended the Waiting Game & Met My Baby
Dressing for Work When You’re Pregnant

Read and Rest While Pregnant

1. What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting, 2nd Edition

2. nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

3. Momoir: A New Mom’s Journey to Embracing Her Not-So-Perfect Motherhood

4. U-Shape Maternity Pillow

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

1. Swivel Glider with Ottoman

2. UV Light Sanitizer Bag

3. Hanging Diaper Caddy Organizer

4. Soft Baby Play Mat

5. Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner

6. Boppy ComfyChic Hybrid Baby Carrier

7. Graco Pack ‘n Play Travel Dome Playard

8. Jungle Safari Musical Baby Crib Mobile

Changing Room Essentials

1. Hypoallergenic Bamboo Diaper and Wipes
2. Babo Botanicals Soothing Baby Diaper Cream

3. Organic Burp Cloths

4. Antimicrobial Diaper Disposal Pail

Bath and Body Care

1. Zoey Naturals Head to Toe Wash

2. The Scrub-a-DubDub Baby Bath Scrubber

3. The Infant Baby Bath Floating Toy Safety Temperature Thermometer

4. Summer Deluxe Baby Bather

5. Magicfun Bath Kneeler with Elbow Rest Pad Set

6. Yookidoo Baby Bath Shower Head

7. Bamboo Baby Hooded Towel

8. Soft Organic Baby Washcloth

Toys

1. Jungle Animal Roll & Learn Fun Baby Activity Ball

2. BabyBibi Cloth Color Recognition Books

3. Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym

4. VTech Tummy Time Discovery Pillow

5. Baby Einstein Neptune’s Ocean Discovery Jumper

6. Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy

7. VTech Lil’ Critters Roll & Discover Ball

8. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

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

1. Chicco Digital Bottle & Baby Food Jar Warmer with LCD Display, Digital Countdown and Ready Alert

2. MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic Bottles

3. Nurturally Pumping Bra

4. Happy Baby Organic Infant Formula Milk

5. goSili Bowl with Lid
6. goSili Sippy Cup

7. MAM Starter Cup

8. Dearest Grey Catch Bib

Baby Foods

1. Happy Baby Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal with Choline Oatmeal

2. Happy Baby Organic Puffs

3. White Leaf Provisions Biodynamic Organic Baby Food

4. Early Allergen Introduction for Babies

Baby Teethers

1. Happy Baby Gentle Teethers Organic Teething Wafers

2. Baby Teething Toys Set

3. Fillable, Freezable Baby Teether

4. Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether

Snacks for Mama

1. Happy Mama Breastfeeding Support Lactation Oat Bars

2. See’s Candies Assorted Chocolates

3. Mr. Lee’s Healthy Instant Noodles
4. 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
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

1. Chicco PhysioForma Soft Silicone Pacifier

2. The Ollie Swaddle

3. ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag

4. Fisher-Price Soothe & Glow Seahorse

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

1. Tummy Shield Pregnancy Comfort Seat Belt Adjuster

2. Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat

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

4. J.L. Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats

Diaper Bag Essentials

1. Keababies Diaper Bag Backpack

2. Hypoallergenic Bamboo Diaper and Wipes
3. Mabel’s Labels
4. Covered Goods™ Multi-use Nursing Cover
5. Zero Waste Reusable Wet Bags
6. Baby Wrap Carrier All in 1 Stretchy Baby Wrap

7. Zoey Naturals Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

8. TBG Mens Tactical Diaper Bag Set

Travel System and Overnight Stay

1. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

2. Munchkin Brica Fold N’ Go Travel Bassinet

3. Infantino Whale Bubble Inflatable Bath Tub and Ball Set

4. 2 in 1 Travel Crib & Bassinet

Stroller Accessories

1. World of Eric Carle Stroller Toy

2. Playgro Toy Box Dingly Dangly Mimsy

3. Universal Stroller Organizer

4. Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity Chime & Teether

Baby Fashion

1. Pediped Shoes for Infants

2. Feltman Brothers Blue White Smocked Bobbie Suit

3. Organic Harem Pants

4. Chewy Teething Bib

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