Faves

FAVES
This is a list of our favorite sites that you parents might want to check out. Since our daughter is still a baby, we'll probably add to this list as we discover new gems.

Disneyland
http://disneyland.disney.go.com
~ The Happiest Place On Earth ~

GENERAL
Baby Center.com
http://www.babycenter.com
Great info source for mommies-to-be and new parents.

Baby Chic 101
http://www.babychic101.com
A blog on the what celebrities are using for their babies/kids' fashion, gear, furniture, & toys. It's like the US Weekly of babies.

Santa Cruz Parent.com
http://www.santacruzparent.com

Local Resources for parents

BABY/KIDS CLASSES
Finger Babble
http://fingerbabble.com
Angelita Breiter - (831) 425-7357
Sign language for babies & toddlers. We are taking this 8 week class a 2nd time. Its a fun play class with basic signs from American Sign Language. Its great because your child can communicate things to you sooner then they would be able to say it!

Musical Me
http://www.musicalme.com
http://www.musictogether.com/video_families

Music class offered in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Saratoga, and Campbell for babies through 5 years. We love it!

About Music Together:
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.

Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science
http://www.sevendirections.org
Ben Llano Hecht, M.A. Ed.
(831) 427-9500 voicemail
(831) 334-6482 cell
This talented artist and former school teacher offers a variety of children through teen art classes. Ben is a very cool guy!

BABY CARRIERS
The Peanut Shell
http://www.thepeanutshell.com
Great Slings, nursing covers, and hospital gowns!

Baby Bjorn
http://www.babybjorn.com/en/Countries/USA
So chic. What more can I say?

Ergo Baby Carrier
http://www.ergobabycarrier.com
Very comfortable and works for a long time. We've had the Peanut Shell, Bjorn and Ergo.

 

 

BABY STROLLER
Orbit Baby
http://www.orbitbaby.com
Car seat/stroller system. We like to call it the Bentley of strollers.

BABY APPAREL
Cute Knitted Baby Hats
http://www.yellbaby.com

Baby Gap
http://www.gap.com/browse/division.do?cid=6344

Naartjie
http://www.naartjie.com

BABY BOUTIQUES
Ladies in Waiting
http://www.liwbaby.com

Dimples and Dandelions
http://www.dimplesanddandelions.com

Fiddlesticks
http://www.shopfiddlesticks.com

Miss Priss
http://www.missprissstyle.com

My Retro Baby
http://www.myretrobaby.com

Pink Taffy Designs
http://www.pinktaffydesigns.com

PhotoBug Baby Boutique
http://www.photobugbabyboutique.com

Tutti Bella
http://www.tuttibella.com