September 2011 Blog Posts (33)

Car Seat Safety Demonstrations - Free Check at Pretend City

Have you ever had your car seat inspected? This is a great chance to get it done for free!


Where: Pretend City 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92612

When: October 25th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Specifically for: Infants (0-12 months), Young Toddlers (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Preschoolers (4-5 years),…


Added by Beth G on September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Halloween Events in Orange County

Here are a few events for the Halloween season here in Orange County. For a complete list provided by…


Added by Monika Baptista on September 29, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Receive a $5 Target Gift Card!!

This week, purchase your OC Mommies Discount Card online and receive a $5 gift card to Target Stores! We are having so much fun shopping and saving with our discount cards, and we want you to join us. From today until Saturday October 1st, when…


Added by OC Mommies on September 28, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bats, Cats and Spiders- Toddler Program at the Orange County Zoo- Halloween Activities

Come learn all about the animals associated with Halloween! Class includes hands on learning and fun crafts. Please note this class fills quickly! Please see special instructions.

Event Fee: $5.00 per child (One parent included)

Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry weekdays $3 per car;…


Added by Stephanie on September 27, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Gymboree San Juan Capistrano is Officially Open!!

We can't get enough of the South County Gymboree classes..because our kids LOVE IT! The owner, Mitch, runs a top notch program, the teachers are fabulous with the kids and their classes offer 45 minutes of play and fun for every age. So we couldn't WAIT to step foot in the new location that JUST opened in…


Added by Stephanie on September 27, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

When should my child first see a dentist?

A very popular question that always comes up on our discussion board is, "When should my child first see a dentist?". We decided to ask Dr. Samuel Wu, from South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics what his recomendation is.



 "First visit by first birthday" sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a "dental home"…


Added by Beth G on September 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Orange County Children's Book Festival 2011

If you're looking for something fun and educational to do this weekend check out the Orange County Children’s Book Festival! This fun event has author and illustrator presentations, storytellers,…


Added by Beth G on September 26, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Learning Through Arts and Crafts- Your Developing Toddler



Arts and Crafts are a big part of learning for 2 year olds. Children at this age learn through music rhythm and movement, nonrepresentational (scribbles and random marks) and dramatic play. It's likely your toddler will start to choose their "favorite color" and take every oppotunity to…


Added by Stephanie on September 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

to do Kindergarten or not.....?

If you are on the fence as to the benefits of Kindergarten for your child this article might be helpful.

Added by natalie garcia on September 25, 2011 at 1:45pm — 3 Comments

Common Sleep Mistakes - By: Michelle Donaghy, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach℠

Common Sleep Mistakes

By: Michelle Donaghy, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach℠


Here are four common sleep mistakes and how to avoid them:

1. Putting children to bed too late!

Set regular bedtimes (and, if appropriate, nap times) and stick to them.  And don't wait until your child is rubbing his eyes, yawning, or whining — that's probably too late. Put him to bed earlier. Even 15 to 20 minutes of extra sleep…


Added by Beth G on September 25, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

2011 Children and Youth Summit - Orange County

Join Orange County Fifth District Supervisor Patricia Bates for a

morning focused on building Healthy Families and Healthy Futures.

WHO IS INVITED? All parents looking for information, ideas and inspiration. …


Added by Beth G on September 22, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Baby Shower, Bridal Shower and Private Events Venue in Orange County- The Wine Artist

If you are looking for a fun, cozy, sheek place to hold your next event.. you must check out the Wine Artist in Lake Forest! The Wine Artist caters to a number of private events including baby showers, bridal…


Added by Stephanie on September 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hope for Hanna- Hosted by the Talega MOMS Club

Rally your friends, family, and coworkers to join us at the Plaza Pacifica shopping center in San Clemente to help find the causes, effective treatments, and a cure for autism, as well as enjoy a day of good old-fashioned family fun.

Rain or Shine! The 3rd Annual Trace 3 San Clemente 10k-5k and 1/2k Kids Run benefitting Hope 4 Hanna will take place on Sunday, October 9th, 2011. Help us as we "Take Down Autism One Step at a Time".

New for 2011 is our…


Added by OC Mommies on September 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bel Bambini Celebrates the Opening of Its Second Location in Newport Beach - Baby Store Newport Beach


On October 7, 2011, Bel Bambini celebrates the opening of its second location in Newport Beach, bringing the renowned West Hollywood based baby boutique to Orange County.

Inspired by nature, the design concept of Bel Bambini-Newport, was to bring the outside into their space.  With many high-end eco-friendly products including apparel and furniture, Bel Bambini wanted their space to reflect that with an organic and whimsical approach…


Added by Beth G on September 20, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Fall Crafts & DIY's

The Fall season brings with it a few of my favorite things such as pumpkins, apples, cool weather, colored leaves and cute little woodland creatures. To celebrate this wonderful season I have found a few crafts, tutorials and DIY's for you to enjoy!…

Added by Monika Baptista on September 19, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Nipple Shield Guidelines

A nipple shield, or as some new mothers have called it  a " breast shield" or "nipple guard" is used as a breastfeeding tool to help assist some babies with latching difficulties. There are many different reasons why your Lactation Consultant may have recommended the use of a nipple shield. For some women, the only way they will ever be able to breastfeed is with a nipple shield, where for others it is just a temporary solution. There is nothing wrong with using a nipple shield as long as it…


Added by Danielle Gauss on September 16, 2011 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

OC Mommies Play With Me Bumble Bee Class at Pretend City!




Session Dates: Thursdays, October 6-27

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Specifically for: Toddlers (2-3 years): grown-up participation…


Added by Beth G on September 15, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Pumpkin Patch in Irvine- Halloween Activities for Kids in Orange County- Tanaka Farms

U- Pick Pumpkin Patch at Tanaka Farms!! Opening October 1, 2011

No Admission Charge or…

Added by Stephanie on September 14, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It's time to get FIT

So a month or two, (or a year or more) have gone by and you have not quite gotten back to your workout.
There are a million reasons/excuses why.
1) No time. 2) Baby won't go into kids klub at the gym
3) You"re just…

Added by Natalie H on September 13, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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