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#1 of 6 Old 06-05-2013, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just moved to Santa Monica, CA with my 3 month old son and husband. We're looking to connect with other parents with little ones in our area and we're also hoping to get some ideas of who to see for all things health related like Chiropractors, Homeopaths, General Practitioners etc. Anyone out there?


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Hi typebug!

 

Anyone in the area have recommendations to make?


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Welcome.

 

Pump Station is a good place to connect with new moms. They have nursing support and mommy and me groups. Dr. Berlin is a great prenatal chiropractor who also sees kids. I don't know if he sees "regular" people. Acorn in Santa Monica has sweet Waldorf baby things, Children's Book World is an amazing bookstore, and I love Sew Modern for crafting fabric. 

 

The yahoo group Peachhead is useful and Red Tricycle has good stuff for older babies. 

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Hi - you've probably gotten everything settled by now, but I second the recommendation to go the Pump Station. They will be really helpful!


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I just saw this post as I haven't really been an active member so a late welcome to you and your family :-) I have a few other suggestions- that are not in Santa Monica but close... Dr Ed Sarraf in Beverly Hills is a great pediatrician who recommends homeopathic meds before any other "conventional" routes. We hang out at The magic forest quite a bit which is a waldforf play area. It's in mar vista. Also in mar vista is the well baby center where they have classes and we belong to a mindful parenting group I've been very happy with.

I have an almost 2 year old boy. PM me for a play date if interested or if you have any other local questions like best playgrounds, etc.
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Thanks everyone. I went through some archives on Mothering when we got here and ran across an old address for Dr Sarraf. We've been with him for a year now. He's a great resource. Felt lucky to get in with him when we did.

We've been slowly meeting other attachment parenting oriented families at some of the playgrounds and at Books and Cookies. I still get a slack-jawed stare at the words "home birth" but Hey, we're in SoCal! Not the crunchy capital of the state.

We live walking distance to some classes which has been great. Love not having to drive anywhere.

Some of these suggestions I haven't run into yet. I'll take some notes here!

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