DayOne Baby Community Support

The DayOne Baby Community

We want DayOne Baby to be a haven for families to learn, love, and thrive in the process of bringing a new child into their lives. We believe new parents need both a physical haven for creating community with like-minded others, and an online haven where they can find the best products and most enhanced education for the entire family circle—moms, dads, nannies, and extended relatives alike.

Mom and Baby

We would love to hear from you. Please send us an email with your questions or comments.

DayOne Baby Community

At DayOne Baby we believe that expecting and new parents benefit from connecting with one another. The special bonds formed in our classes create indescribable friendships for our families. We see first-hand how community, non-judgmental, evidence-based education, and the best products can make birth and parenting less stressful and more fun for families.

We believe that our community encompasses all those around the world who are going through the parenthood journey. Our community extends far beyond our San Francisco store to reach families near and far. Our mission is to educate parents around the world through our online education on our blog, webstore, social presence on Facebook and Instagram, and through our bi-weekly newsletter.

We invite you to visit our store for a free class, sign up for our newsletter, and shop our webstore to experience the unique DayOne Baby community for yourself.

DayOne Baby Testimonial

We just moved to San Francisco a few months ago when I was 8 months pregnant. My family lives on the East coast and I knew no one out here and was feeling very isolated. I will forever be grateful to my doctor who recommended I stop by DayOne Baby and take some classes, because I have now found my home away from home!

The staff at DayOne Baby were sensitive to my breastfeeding needs and made me feel comfortable at a very vulnerable time in my life.

Sharon mother of Abbey

How the Baby Develops

How the Baby Develops

Follow how the baby develops week per week in these fascinating and informative video clips. Courtesy of The Endowment for Human Development.

The DayOne Baby

Knowledge Bank

Growing families need credible and trustworthy sources of information. We have gathered and will continue to share with you what we believe to be some of the best and most relevant information for families and caretakers in our community. We aim to inspire, educate and enlighten you by sharing knowledge from trusted and reliable sources.

Pregnancy & Childbirth

There is nothing more motivating to most women to improve their overall health than recognizing they are responsible for the wellbeing of another human being. Eating healthier, receiving appropriate medical care and educating yourself on ways to avoid potential hazards that could harm your developing baby are all great ways to give your baby the best start possible. Like all areas of health, there are many controversies and debates about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Included below are evidence-based research sources to help you learn more, enabling you to dialog with your healthcare provider.

Easy Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy
http://healthychild.org
Prenatal Screening
http://www.nichd.nih.gov
Cord Blood Banking Companies Certified by the American Association of Blood Banks
http://www.aabb.org
Optimal Cord Clamp Timing
http://www.drgreene.com
Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
http://resources.iom.edu
TED Talk: What We Learn Before We Are Born
https://www.TED.com
TED Talk: Conception to Birth Visualized
https://www.TED.com
Choices in Childbirth
http://www.choicesinchildbirth.org
Cesarean Birth
http://www.marchofdimes.org

Breastfeeding

Most people understand breastmilk is the perfect food for babies for at least the first year of life. However, with families scattered across the country, many women have lost access to the helpful hints and tips about breastfeeding that used to be learned from nearby sisters, aunts, mothers, and grandmothers. In fact, I have worked with many women who had never seen a baby breastfeed until they breastfeed their own baby. Luckily, there is a tremendous amount of helpful information and professionals to guide breastfeeding women to reach their goals and enjoy the experience with their baby.

What Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know
https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/dayonebaby-shared/Pumping-and-Storing-Breastmilk.pdf
Composition of Breastmilk
http://doublethink.us.com
Breastpumps & Lactation Services Covered by the Affordable Care Act
http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com
Breastfeeding & Raynaud’s Syndrome
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org
Medications and Breastfeeding
http://www.pfli.org
Workplace Support for Breastfeeding in Federal Law
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org

Health & Safety

Caring for your baby includes protecting them from harm, which is challenging given everything in sight seems to be a potential hazard! I recommend to parents to focus on basic concerns you can control such as using your car seat correctly, verifying your crib and baby furniture is safe, that you and anyone caring for your baby practice “safe sleep” with your baby and you’re preparing for emergencies such as earthquakes and fire. And don’t forget to take a CPR Certification course!

Newborn Screening Tests
http://www.cdph.ca.gov
CoSleeping
http://www.heartswaddle.com
Car Seat Safety
http://www.safekids.org
Child Seatbelt Safetly Infographic
http://www.safekids.org
Healthy Nursery/ Minimizing Toxins
http://healthychild.org
Fire Safety
http://www.safekids.org
Earthquake Preparedness
http://www.calema.ca.gov
Emergency Supplies for Earthquake Preparedness
http://www.bt.cdc.gov

Infant Development/Early Learning

Baby brain development has become a very exciting area of new research and we are learning more and more about the incredible abilities of babies. Support your baby’s early learning by talking, playing, singing, dancing, and reading with your baby and most importantly, allow plenty of time for play.

Everyday Ways to Support YourBaby’s and Toddler’sEarly Learning
http://www.zerotothree.org
Importance of Reading to Your Baby
http://www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three Baby Brain Map
http://www.zerotothree.org
Importance of Play
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org
TED Talk: What Do Babies Think?
https://www.TED.com
TED Talk: The Linguistic Genius of Babies
https://www.TED.com
Toddler Mood Management
http://www.drgreene.com
Happy, Healthy child: A Holistic Approach
https://www.brucelipton.com

Feeding

Starting solid foods for your baby shouldn’t be complicated, but many parents find it is confusing with the multitude of recommendations as to which foods should be offered first. One thing seems clear-the days of offering white rice cereal as the best choice for a first food are over! Also, check out the Environmental Working Group’s list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen foods based on levels of pesticide to help you make healthy choices when preparing foods for your baby and family.

Why White Rice Cereal for Babies Must Go
http://www.drgreene.com
Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen / Clean 15 Foods
http://www.ewg.org

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