This month CCCN is highlighting retail businesses that have products to support families from preconception through early parenting. We are highlighting businesses that have in-person and/or virtual presence. Learn more about each business and see what they have to offer on the Central Coast below! We want to continue to support local businesses and childbirth wellness professionals in our community.
“At EcoBambino, we strive to enrich children’s lives with products that support healthy growth, and inspire thinking, learning, and creativity. We believe in creating a healthy environment for children, while also working to preserve our planet. We care about the products filling our shelves, but we also care deeply about the families who visit our store. We value our customers and want to give them a positive, memorable shopping experience, whether through our website or in person.”
Location: 863 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Number (805) 540 - 7222
Products available: Pregnancy Retail, Newborn Retail, Toys up to one year, Toddler Clothing, Baby & Toddler Books, Lactation Supplies, and Baby Products.
"For some new moms, breastfeeding is a smooth transition, but for many, it can be more challenging. Our team collectively brings thousands of hours of personal and professional expertise about lactation and the issues surrounding breastfeeding. You were never meant to do it alone. We believe that successful breastfeeding is an essential part of your newborn's development and it is our primary goal to support you during this process."
Location: 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Number: (805) 543 - 6988
Facebook: Growing With Baby
Products available: Lactation supplies, Childbirth/Parenting Books, Baby Toys, and Nursing Bras
"Depending on what you need, here is where you will go...
Hello Village has birthday gifts, toys, hats, lots of art supplies, and of course our balloons and party decor!
Village Kids has all the consigned items and baby gifts! Only 3 doors down from Hello Village."
Location: Hello Village: 201 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, California
Village Kids: 127 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, California
Products available: Newborn retail, Toys, Toddler clothing, and Balloons
"Howdy ya'll! We are Matt and Kiel and this shop is our contribution to the world. Growing up as kids we never had a shop or place that represented all the colors of the rainbow. Being a biracial same-sex couple with four adopted children, we set out to make a difference. Our goal is to create a safe place where love, acceptance, tolerance, and diversity is celebrated and acknowledged every day. We hope you feel seen, and feel love when you walk into to ONEderChild. It's from our hearts to yours!
Location: 1622 Copenhagen Dr Suite 1, Solvang, CA 93101
Products: Newborn retail, toddler clothing, baby and toddler books, toys, and nursery items
"Pipsticks is a monthly sticker subscription club and to-die-for cute stationery maker! We know that little things that are cool and serve a purpose - even if that purpose is unadulterated fun - can rock your world and save your day. We are IN LOVE with stickers and understand their power to make you smile. We don't stand for ugly or lame and work hard to bring you simple and fun. We promise that your Pipsticks experience will be touched by happy and helpful people."
Products: Stationary and stickers
"Skin To Skin is handcrafted skincare for mothers and babies using organic ingredients and medicinal herbs. These products are meant to support a mother's labor, postpartum period, and transition into motherhood. Created by a mother and doula in Cambria, CA."
Products: Pregnancy retail, newborn retail, lactation supplies, and baby products
"Wildflower Medicine is herbal care products to support pregnancy and postpartum, made by a local herbalist and mama! Organic ingredients, sustainably crafted. Same-day local delivery is available for Five Cities and SLO area clients in need."
Location: 289 Irish Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 *
Facebook: Wildflower Medicine
Products available: Pregnancy retail, newborn retail, postpartum care products, and a digital course teaching postpartum nutrition and food prep.
* you can find Wildflower Medicine at the SLO Farmers Market on Thursdays
"Tinkle Belle Diaper Service is your local diaper service! We offer 2 types of cloth diapers & the only waste to energy disposable diaper option on the central coast! Tinkle Belle will teach you everything you need to know about diapers, provide all of the necessary supplies & support you every step of the way during your diapering journey! Reap the benefits of high-quality & eco-friendly diapers - earlier potty training, less diaper rash, zero waste, fewer blowouts, etc!"
Location: P.O.Box 283, Los Alamos, CA 93440
Products available: Newborn Retail, Baby Products
We want to say thank you to the businesses for your time and services you provide to families on the Central Coast. If you want to learn more about each of these businesses, please visit their website or contact them directly.
Do you have a favorite go-to store on the Central Coast for Pregnancy, Baby, Postpartum needs? Let us know! Share in the comments below.
Written by Megan Fisher and in collaboration with Zabrina Cox, CtP Program Director.