Lily Trotters compression socks (courtesy photo)

Make pregnancy more pleasant

BY LIL LOVINUS
Scooter Booties are unisex designs and whimsical patterns make these handmade slippers suitable for boys and girls. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Trendy tots: Our favorite infant attire

BY JENN TANAKA
Is there a better way to fend off a fever or sore throat than with a Blueberry Lime, Roasted Peach Raspberry or Honeydew Mint popsicle?

Stop germs cold

BY JESSIE DAX-SETKUS
O.C. Small Paws

Volunteer here! O.C. Small Paws & more

BY JESSIE DAX-SETKUS
Handmade bracelets: If you like to take a more personal approach toward breast cancer awareness, a handmade item could be the perfect way to show support.

Think pink: Breast Cancer support products

BY JESSIE DAX-SETKUS
Once crops are harvested at Centennial Farm, they are donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Free school tours and affordable gardening classes are offered on-site by reservation. (Courtesy of Centennial Farm)

Kid-friendly farms abound in Orange County

BY DAWN ANTIS
Rare by Goodwill in Anaheim offers younger label worshippers the outfits they want at prices that won't break the bank. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Carrillo, Rare by Goodwill)

Secondhand stores offer kids first-rate fashion

BY JESSIE DAX-SETKUS
Sakura Bloom baby carriers

A place in the sun

Beat those summer ultraviolet rays with these stylish items
BY JESSIE DAX-SETKUS
Cooper and Kid (Flugan building)

Father’s Day favorites

BY NOELLE MEDINA
Mabel Francis wears The Bee & The Fox's Baby Bird tee.

Orange County businesses run by local moms

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
Littlest Warrior

What to wear: toddler fashion

These brands are growing fast and giving families cute clothing options beyond big box stores
BY ELAINA FRANCIS
Timeless literature, even for toddlers, should be a staple on any bookshelf. Expose your children to the classics with this collection of board books, which includes such titles as “Pride and Prejudice,” “Anna Karenina,” “Moby-Dick” and “Wuthering Heights.”

Sweet books to share with your little reader

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
WoodSnap

Photo framework

From colorful albums to eco-wood prints, here are some of our favorite photo-processing services
BY ELAINA FRANCIS
Little Wife Power House combines modern style and classic bedding. Through the brand's website, shoppers can buy baby blankets, boppy covers and pillow covers.

Wrap your baby in style

Hip blankets to keep your little one cozy
BY ELAINA FRANCIS
The Instax Mini 8 is perfect for youngsters with a creative eye and a desire to contribute to the family memory log.

On the road with your kids

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
The Stella & Wilbur bonnet comes in a variety of colors and patterns. From $15.50.

Cozy kids: adorable winter wear

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
Crafting It Forward delivers a craft box with an assortment of supplies to kids each month with the option of donating the crafts to a children's hospital or seniors center.

Get crafty for a cause

Teach your children to give back by using their skills to help groups that help others.
BY JAMIE LOBEL
Sons and Daughters Eyewear's Honey sunglasses in burgundy provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. $85.

Cool ways to surf, style or play in the sand

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
All Skin Chef products are made without parabens, fillers or additives.

Products for the eco-friendly family

BY ELAINA FRANCIS
Cover Me Ponchos are made of lightweight jersey knit, come in an array of fun prints and feature wide necklines.

Mom boss

With these products, you can buy from an O.C. mama
ELAINA FRANCIS
Britax B-Agile and B-Safe

Stroller roundup!

ELAINA FRANCIS