Newborn & Pregnancy Guide

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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!

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USE CODE: ‘BLOOM’ on www.earth-baby.com 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 with your first order! 

No contract, subscription, or obligation necessary. We simply want families to try out our amazing diapers and service to see how easy saving the environment 1 diaper at a time truly is.  Also you don’t have to leave the house for diapers anymore!  Not only will your family be diverting 5,500 diapers from landfills, but since our plant-based diapers are breathable, they are better for your baby’s bum preventing skin irritations and diaper rash.  If baby is already at home you can start anytime.  If you are still expecting, we suggest signing up now and receiving your first diapering supplies at least 2 weeks before your little one’s due date.  This way you are all set and ready once baby arrives.  We will only begin your service once baby is at home and your family is ready.

Do your part to end diaper pollution so that our kids inherit a healthy planet! 

From the moment your baby was born, you’ve wanted nothing but the best for your child. But all too often visits to the pediatrician are rushed and impersonal, leaving you with unanswered questions and feeling more like a number than a human.
 
At GetzWell, we offer truly personalized pediatric care through a functional medicine lens. We give your family the time, the expertise, and the deep relationships that help your child thrive. Experience whole kid health from infancy through adolescence with integrative medicine, custom treatment plans, advanced genetic testing, and 24/7 access to caring physicians trained at the best medical schools in the US.
 
We are a membership-based practice with two San Francisco locations near you — the Marina/Cow Hollow office serves families in Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Laurel Heights, Russian Hill, and Nob Hill — and our Noe Valley office serves families in the Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Twin Peaks and throughout the Bay Area.

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

Keepsake

1. Lucy Darling Little Rainbow Baby Memory Book

2. Ink-Less Baby Hand and Foot Print Kit

3. Personalized Pacifier Clip

4. Love Bug Photography

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.

Check out useful information and resources for new and expecting moms, provided by CPMC Newborn Connections HERE!

Origin is a progressive women’s health company offering expert physical therapy for the over 40M women annually experiencing incredibly common but overlooked health issues specific to the female body. Origin provides both in-person and virtual care with a specialized focus on pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and sexual health. Trusted by over 15,000 women and 500+ OBGYNs, Origin is the go-to for women who have been told: “that’s just the way it is.” We believe every woman should have access to the care they need to feel good in their bodies, through every stage of life. SFBAM readers can get a free intro call by signing up here!

Little Ones Welcome is a holistic practice integrating Western and Eastern perspectives on Women’s Health (including fertility, gestational, intrapartum and postpartum wellness). Jennifer Renee Chu, the founder and director of Little Ones Welcome, is a California Licensed Acupuncturist specializing infertility, pregnancy, and pediatric care. She is also a DONA trained Birth/Post-partum Doula and a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Educator at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
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

While Pregnant

1. Tummy Shield™

2. nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

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

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

5. The Mama Sutra: Ancient Positions and Practices to Soothe the Modern Baby

6. Awake at 3 a.m.: Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood

7. Berkley Clothing Janey Over-Belly Ultra Soft Legging

8. U-Shape Maternity Pillow

The Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks books and toys are a line of educational products designed to set young children on a solid learning path toward high emotional intelligence (EI/EQ), which is exactly what children and parents need to thrive. The toys, books, and activities teach babies, toddlers, and preschoolers skills in key areas including emotional and body self-awareness, emotion vocabulary, empathy, compassion, and many more. The really good news is that this process for learning EQ fundamentals can begin as early as infancy and parents learn and benefit too! With the fun and engaging  Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks books and toys, parents role model high emotional intelligence for their newborn or toddler during interactive play.

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

1. SoClean O₃ Smarthome Cleaning System

2. Swivel Glider with Ottoman

3. Hanging Diaper Caddy Organizer

1. etta loves Animal Print Playmat

5. Airfree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

6. Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks Gift Box-Educational Tools for Building Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Babies

7. Baby Delight Alpine Deluxe Portable Bouncer

8. Yoto Player

9. Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner

10. Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket

11. Graco Pack ‘n Play Travel Dome Playard

12. Jungle Safari Musical Baby Crib Mobile

Changing Room Essentials

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

2. Loloma Fiji Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

3. Organic Burp Cloths

4. Hypoallergenic Bamboo Diaper and Wipes

Bath and Body Care

1. Munchkin Bath Beats Musical Bath Toy Gift Set

2. The SkinSoother Baby Bath Silicone Brush

3. The Infant Baby Bath Floating Toy Safety Temperature Thermometer

4. Summer Deluxe Baby Bather

5. Tubby Todd Newborn Bundle

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

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.

Most little ones go through a picky eating phase, but just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s easy! Download the Happy Family Organics Picky Eating Guide here

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

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

2. Evenflo Balance Bottles

3. Nurturally Pumping Bra

4. Happy Baby Organic Infant Formula Milk

5. Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup

6. goSili Silicon Spoons

7. little cocoa bean co. Microwave Steam Sanitizing Bags

8. KeaBabies Organic Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

Baby Foods

1. Happy Baby Organics Snackers

2. Kabrita Organic Goat Milk Porridge

3. ChildLife Essentials Organic Baby Bundle

4. Early Allergen Introduction for Babies

Baby Teethers

1. Happy Baby Gentle Teethers Organic Teething Wafers

2. Lucy Darling Little Rainbow Baby Teether

3. Fillable, Freezable Baby Teether

4. Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether

For Mama

1. Happy Mama Organics Lactation Cookies

2. See’s Candies Assorted Chocolates

3. KeaBabies 3 in 1 Postpartum Belly Support Recovery Wrap

4. Breastfeeding Support Lactation Instant Coffee

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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MonBaby, Smart Monitoring Solutions for Parents of Infants
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. The Helping Babies Sleep Method: The Art and Science of Teaching Your Baby to Sleep

2. KYTE BABY Unisex Bamboo Rayon Sleeping Bag for Babies and Toddlers

3. ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag

4. Lulla Doll

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

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. Handzies Natural Soap and Water Hand Wipes

3. Mabel’s Labels
4. goSili Silikids Silimap Mat

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. No Reception Club Getaway Bag + Sidekick
2. Munchkin Brica Fold N’ Go Travel Bassinet

3. Infantino Whale Bubble Inflatable Bath Tub and Ball Set

4. Munchkin Portable Air Purifier

Stroller and Accessories

1. etta loves Animal Print Playmat

2. Playgro Toy Box Dingly Dangly Mimsy

3. Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

4. Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Baby Activity Chime & Teether

Baby Fashion

1. Pediped Originals Adrian Sneaker

2. Mom’s Angel SF Handmade Baby Gear

3. My Little Outfit

4. Chewy Teething Bib

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