Category: For Mom & Dad

Expecting your own little sprout or already a mom? Here’s where to find the essentials for keeping yourself and your family healthy.

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Pictured: 1) Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat; 2) Organic Nursing Cover; 3) Niche Nursing Pillow; 4) Vanilla Grapefruit Lip Balm; 5) Charlie Diaper Bag in Khaki; 6) Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter; 7) Mint Receiving Blanket; 8) Sea Lion Kimono Top, Footed Pants, & Knot Hat. When I had my first child, I headed… Read more »

Sprout Baby Registry

Sprout Baby Registry

Looking for a Friend’s Sprout Baby Registry? Search All Registries Here. Sprout San Francisco Baby Registry Getting ready to welcome a new baby into your home is exciting, but it might be just a little overwhelming too. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Whether you prefer one-to-one personal assistance, a DIY experience, or a… Read more »

What Do I Really Need to Come Home from the Hospital?

At Sprout, we try to provide everything a family needs for a new baby in the healthiest and most natural way possible. We offer a gift registry so people can let their friends know what to buy them, an app to register on your iPhone, and a registry checklist so that parents can make sure they… Read more »

Information is Scary, but Don’t Run! Just Do What You Can.

In a recent Sprout newsletter (which you can read here) we advised pregnant women about some of the risks for their babies that can be found in our environment. We got an email response from one of our customers expressing how terrifying some of this information is. This is something I commonly worry about, the… Read more »

I am Pregnant! Now What Should I Change?

In a report by the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians in October of 2013, doctors declared that “Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals. …The evidence that links exposure to toxic environmental agents and adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes… Read more »

Our Secret Club: Learn What We Know Now

We recently hosted a fascinating discussion at our SF store with representatives from the Breast Cancer Fund, a San Francisco- based non-profit that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease, and Beautycounter, a company that creates safe and effective skin care and cosmetics for… Read more »

Cell Phone Safety

According to our friends at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, we should not be keeping our cell phones next to us all of the time. This is especially true for pregnant women. Also, how many of us have handed a cell phone to a one year old to play with or put a… Read more »

What I Love: The Conflicting Loves of an Entrepreneur Mom

When I was asked to write about “what I love” for Valentine’s Day, my mind immediately went to my girls, but then in a few other directions. I think this must be the plight of every mom out there, that we never have the time to dedicate ourselves 100% to our kids as well as… Read more »

How I Learned to Take Time for Training & Win My Children’s Cooperation

By Deborah Mitchell, Ph.D. I want to share the story of how my three-year-old daughter brought me, a Clinical Psychologist, to my knees and how I regained my footing.  Parenting got really difficult right around the time my daughter turned three.  I started to find myself embroiled in battles that left me frustrated, helpless, and… Read more »