Baby Care Resources

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Last checked and updated on November 2016.

ATTACHMENT/ BONDING (also see Parenting Below)

Attachment Parenting International
The mission of API is to promote parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents.
www.attachmentparenting.org

Facebook page for Bay Area Attachment Parenting
http://www.facebook.com/groups/232022776894202/

Yahoo group for Bay Area Attachment Parenting
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BayAreaAttachedFamilies/

BABY WEARING

Baby Wearing International
A nonprofit organization offering information, resources, and local chapters on baby wearing.
www.babywearinginternational.org

CAR SEAT SAFETY

Information on car seat safety and locate car seat check locations.
1-866-seat-check
www.seatcheck.org

Safety Belt Safety USA
Information on car seat safety.
1-800-745-safe
www.carseat.org

 CHILDCARE REFERRALS

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County
Resource and referral information for childcare.
www.4c.org

Stanford Park Nannies
Fee based nanny finding agency.
www.spnannies.com

CLOTHING

Kid to Kid
Buy or sell used maternity clothing, children clothing, and baby equipment.
www.kidtokid.com

CIRCUMCISION

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
Research and information on circumcision.
www.nocirc.org

CORD BLOOD BANKING

Parents Guide to Cord Blood Banking
Impartial view of cord blood storage options for parents who are contemplating this form of medical ‘insurance’.
www.parentsguidecordblood.org

Cord Blood Banking
Save the Cord Foundation
Facts about cord blood banking, banking choices, and list of private and donor banks.
www.savethecordfoundation.org

Cord Blood Banking Guide
Thorough information on cord banking including- review and compare cord blood banks, questions to ask when searching for blood banks, and many other cord blood topics.
www.bankingcordblood.org

DIAPERS

Tiny Tots
Delivery and cleaning service and/or purchase for cloth diapers and compostable diapers. Free classes on cloth diapering. They also have a boutique with clothing/ toys and offer more free and low cost workshops/ classes.  This is an amazing company with fabulous customer service and outstanding products!
Campbell, CA
408-866-2900 or 408-866-2925
www.tinytots.com

EarthBaby
The best 100% compostable diapers and wipes delivery service. Use coupon code BIRTHLORE to get one pack of diapers and wipes for free and one month free of delivery.
www.earth-baby.com

Jillian’s Drawers
Huge cloth diapering selection for home laundering, including gently used diapers for less. Has a 21 day trial to try out different styles of diapers before committing to a large purchase for only $10.
www.jilliansdrawers.com

HOLISTIC PEDIATRICIANS/ FAMILY CARE

Whole Family Wellness
1601 El Camino Real, Suite 101
Belmont, Ca 94002
650-595-5437
www.wholefamilywellness.org

INJURY PREVENTION/ SAFETY

Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International
Kidpower teaches people of different ages and abilities to be successful in learning and practicing personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy skills.
These “People Safety” skills prepare individuals to prevent and stop most bullying, abuse, assault, and abduction and to advocate effectively for the well-being of themselves and others.
I highly recommend taking their classes!
www.kidpower.org

CA Poison Action Line
Website is for information on poison prevention and phone number is to call for instruction on what action to take if you believe poisoning has occurred.
1-800-222-1222
www.calpoison.org

Healthy Child Healthy World
Nothing is more important than your children’s health. We help you protect them from the toxic exposures they face every day.
http://healthychild.org/

American Red Cross
Health and safety courses, babysitting training course, CPR for adults, children and infants.
www.redcross.org

US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Recalls and safety information.
www.cpsc.gov

Safe Kids
Information on preventing unintentional injuries.
www.safekids.org

SIDS Alliance
Information about and prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.
www.sidsalliance.org

PARENTING/ INFANT-CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Zero to Three
Extensive website covering all aspects of child development, parenting, child care and more.
www.zerotothree.org

Ask Dr Sears
Extensive information about your child’s development and health written by pediatricians.
www.askdrsears.com

Mothering
Articles and resources for pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
www.mothering.com

Parenting Classes

The Parents Place
A program of Jewish family and children’s services. Classes and resources for all.
www.parentsplaceonline.org

PLAY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Please see Blossom Birth Services and Harmony Birth Services  for free or low cost support and play groups for the whole family (under Resource Centers).

Las Madres
Brings together local mothers who have children born the same year for weekly playgroups, meetings, sharing ideas and support.
www.lasmadres.org

The National Center for Fathering (not local)
www.fathersforum.com

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Family Support
Our Family Coalition
A lot of resources listed for the Bay Area.
www.ourfamily.org

Preemies
Las Madres offers groups for preemie families- see above for contact info.

Premature Baby Premature Child (not local)
Support and resources for premature children and their families.
www.prematurity.org

Micro-Preemies (not local)
Support and resources for micro-preemies and their families.
www.micropreemies.com

Single Parents
Parents Without Partners (not local)
www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Special Needs Infants
Parents Helping Parents
PHP is a local parent directed non-profit resource center offering educational programs, health related services, and support networks for children and adults with special needs.
408-727-5775 San Jose
www.php.com

Special Parents Information Network
Parents of children with special needs can find local support and resources.
831-423-7713 Santa Cruz
www.spinsc.org

Support for Families
Parents of children with special needs can find local support and resources.
415-282-7494 San Francisco
www.supportforfamilies.org

Twins/Multiples
Mid Peninsula Parents of Multiples
Resources, support, and play groups for families with multiples.
www.mppom.org

Gemini Crickets of San Jose
Resources, support, and play groups for families with multiples.
www.geminicrickets.org

RESOURCE CENTERS FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND PARENTING

BABI- Bay Area Birth Information
Provides information, resources, support groups, Bay Area provider lists, and community awareness events for families and birth professionals throughout the Greater South Bay.
www.bayareabirthinfo.org

Birth Ways
A community resource center, referrals, classes, lending library and more.
Oakland, Ca
www.birthways.org

Blossom Birth Services
A non-profit community resource center for expectant and new families- classes, support groups (including free and low cost), play groups, prenatal and postnatal exercise, lending library, and more!
Palo Alto, Ca
www.blossombirth.org

Harmony Birth Resources
A community resource center for expectant and new families- classes, support groups (including free and low cost), play groups, prenatal and postnatal exercise, lending library, and more!
Campbell, Ca
www.harmonybirth.com

Natural Resources
A non-profit community resource center for expectant and new families- classes, support groups, play groups, prenatal and postnatal exercise, lending library, and more!
www.naturalresources-sf.com