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Retail Maternity and Baby Stores

Children’s Hospital Colorado Safety Store

About:  Staffed by safety experts, the store offers a variety of products to families to help keep kids safe. Stop by the store to get great deals on everything from car seats and helmets to fire extinguishers and child-proofing necessities for the home. Is your child’s car seat installed correctly? Know for sure. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a car seat check at no cost to you.

Customer Tip:  Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the latest Safety Store product promotions and injury prevention tips.

Discount:  Receive 10% off one product

Address:  Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus, 1811 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch CO 80129

Phone:  720-478-0098

Email:  SafetyStore@childrenscolorado.org

Website:  https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/parent-resources/expert-tips/safety/safety-store/

Did you know?  All proceeds from the store are reinvested in Children’s Colorado’s community-based injury prevention outreach initiatives.

Children's Book Stores
The Bookies

About:  The Bookies is an independent bookstore in Denver with a 35-year history.  Today, The Bookies has grown to include a friendly, knowledgeable staff and books for virtually everyone’s taste and interests.  With nearly 100,000 titles, you’re bound to find something you’ll love!

Phone:  303-759-1117

Website: www.thebookies.com

Address:  4315 E. Mississippi Ave Denver, CO 80246

Second Star to the Right

About:  Second Start to the Right is a new and gently loved children’s and young adult bookstore. Owned and operated by former teachers, we pride ourselves on assisting customers with knowledgeable and unique book choices.  Besides our wide selection of books, we also offer both math and reading tutoring through high school, writing classes, and author visits in addition to daily story time. We also offer parenting books as well as a selection of books in Spanish. In this digital world, we help keep children with their arms around books and ears listening to the magic of stories.

Phone:  303-455-1527

Email:  Secondstartotherightbooks@gmail.com

Website: www.secondstartotheright.com

Address:  4353 Tennyson St Denver, CO 80212

Resale Clothing Shops or Events

Just Between Friends of Denver

About:  Just Between Friends has everything you need for your newest addition all the way up to teenagers. Save 50-90% off of retail when you shop. Consign to make money on the things your child outgrows. Come prepared to shop! You will find everything from clothes, toys, accessories, bikes, strollers, high chairs, swings and more.

Discount:  Receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more Thursday-Sunday.

Location:  National Western Complex 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Phone:  720-785-3522

Email:  dawnescarcega@jbfsale.com or bobbiejopavlich@jbfsale.com

Website:  denver.jbfsale.com

Important info:  JBF Denver is held twice a year. Watch our Facebook page or sign up for our emails to stay up to date.


Other consignment/resale shops:

Back on the Rack 600 S. Holly St.  #104 Denver, CO 80246

Cotton Kids Consignment  10920 S Parker Rd B-5, Parker, CO 80134

Little Britches Kids Resale  Sheridan Green Shoppette, 11187 Sheridan Blvd #6, Westminster, CO 80020

Once Upon a Child  8025 Sheridan Blvd Arvada, CO 80003 & 8253 South Quebec Centennial, CO 80112

Plum Consignment   2373 Central Park Blvd Unit 106, Denver, CO 80238 

Kid to Kid  7310 W 52nd Ave.  Arvada, CO 80002  15035 East Mississippi, Aurora, CO 80012  8601 W. Cross Drive, Suite A-7 Littleton, CO 80123

Maternity Apparel

A Pea In The Pod  2751 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Right Start  3000 E 3rd Ave #15  Denver, CO

The Mama’hood  2902 Zuni St, Denver, CO 80211

Diaper Service

Bundle Diaper Service + Baby Shop

About:  Bundle is an eco-minded Cloth Diaper Service + Baby Shop based in Boulder, Colorado. Our commitment is to provide parents with warm + caring support through all of the changes that come with nurturing a family, keeping it simple + focused on love.  AND, Bundle’s diaper service is one of the only in the country to offer certified organic cotton prefolds! Better for the environment.  Better for your little one.

First-time customer tip:  Give us a call or come into the shop!  We love to make a personal connection and make sure that you feel supported + confident in your choices.

Discount:  Mention the guide and get a $20 credit towards diaper services or $15% off your purchase of $50 or more.

Address:  2825 Wilderness Place, suite 400 Boulder, CO 80301

Phone:  303-443-9416

Email:  amanda@bundlebabyshop.com

Website:  www.BundleBabyShop.com


Kelley Dallas Photography
I am a documentary photographer, specializing in family photojournalism and storytelling of everyday life. I document candid, natural moments – not forced, unnatural poses. My approach is personal, real, and relaxed – as I capture your family’s stories, personalities and “day-to-day” family activities.
Location:  I serve the Denver Metro area.
Phone:  303-349-3458
Email:  kelley@kelleydallas.com
Website:  www.kelleydallas.com


Rachel Grace Photography
About:  I capture your story as you transition into motherhood.  You’ll gain confidence and grace through photographs of your journey so you’ll always remember this beautiful chapter.  Photos of the early weeks after both of my children were born are the only way I honestly remember those blurry, exhausted, & joyful weeks.  I want mamas to remember and know how brave, strong, and utterly amazing they are for bringing life earth side.
Tip for new moms:  Sessions are stress free and centered on what life looks like right now, so there’s not need to worry about outfits or keeping baby happy.  Come as you are because it’s perfectly imperfect.
Offer:  Clients who book through Kindred Counseling receive $50 off their session fee.
Location:  I come to your home
Website:  www.rachaelgracephotography.com


Lauren Wright Photography
About:  I create whole hearted & timeless images for your family to hold close, to share with each other and your loved ones. The connections you have formed with your little darlings and your partner are of the utmost importance and should be documented in a style that you can treasure forever!
Offer:  Book both Maternity & Newborn Session and receive 10 digital images from maternity session as a gift!
Location:  Longmont, CO *Serving all Denver & Boulder County *
Phone:  720-501-7041
Email:  laurenwrightphotographyllc@gmail.com
Wesbiste:  www.laurenwrightphotography.com


Littlest Love Photography
About:  Michelle Duclos with Littlest Love Photography specializes in at home photography sessions of babies, toddlers, and their families. At home sessions allow young children to be at ease in their own environment and it also allows me to be more flexible with your little one(s) schedule. The images we capture will have real emotion and memories behind them, showing more than what you look like but a glimpse into who you are and the love you share. I also specialize in turning the images into so much more, into a true piece of art that your family will treasure for generations.

I am able to capture you and your family at any stage of growth so whether you are pregnant or are looking to capture a time in your baby’s growth there is no wrong time to call me to set up your perfect session, we will get coffee and I will walk you through the whole process from styling and planning, to the final artwork for display.

Promotion:  $100 print credit if you mention this guide
Address:  5570 Garrison St Arvada, CO 80002
Phone:  720-277-1931
Email:  michelle@littlestlovephotography.com
Website:  www.littlestlovephotography.com

Baby Wearing Classes

The Mama’hood
About:  Come discover the benefits of baby wearing with our in-house veteran baby-wearing mamas.
This two hour class will cover all the basics on why baby wearing is important, which carrier is best for you, and it will give you the opportunity to try several different carriers and slings. Perfect for expecting and new parents with babes in arms. This class is $30 to attend.  If you purchase a carrier the same day as the class you may apply the cost of the class to your purchase. Second Saturday of each month from 12:30-2:30pm in Denver and last Sunday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm in Boulder. $30 investment which can be applied toward same-day carrier purchase.
Website: http://www.themamahood.com/postpartum-parent-classes
Address:  2902 Zuni St. Denver CO 80211

The Family Room: Baby Wearing International Monthly Meeting
About:  Babywearingclasses include carrier demos, safety overview, and one-on-one assistance.  There is also library check-outs available for paid members.  Classes are held on the second Thursday of each month from 10-11:30am.
Phone:  720.839.6555
Website: http://www.thefamilyroomdenver.com/classes-workshops/
Address:  6279 W 38th Ave #1 Denver, CO 80033

Car Seat Checks

Did you know approximately 9 out of 10 car seats in Colorado are installed incorrectly?

CPS Team Colorado supports a network of more than 140 “inspection stations” across the state.  Most of the Inspection Stations offer free assistance for parents, including car seat checks, to ensure proper seat installation.  For parents facing financial hardship, some inspection stations provide car seats at a reduced price.

More than 90% of car seats inspected by Colorado CPS Technicians are improperly installed.  When used properly, car seats and seat belts prevent injuries and save lives.

For locations:  https://www.codot.gov/safety/seatbelts-carseats/carseats/old-child-passenger-safety-pages/fittingstations/fitting-stations

To look up Denver locations:  http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm

Presbyterian St. Luke’s

About:  At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, we are dedicated to the safety and well being of your family while you’re here, as well as when you leave. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians offer FREE community Car Seat Checks. We will assist and teach you how to properly secure and install your child restraint system, identify any potential recalls and provide best practice information for you to make the best choices for travel with your family.
Car Seat Checks are offered one Saturday and one Sunday a month and every Monday from 12-2. The Car Seat Checks are free. To schedule an appointment please call 303-839-7338. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate drop-ins.

This Fit Station is best scheduled before 36 weeks of pregnancy, but may be appropriate at any time you will be traveling with children.

Phone:  303.839.7338
Website:  www.pslmc.com/service/community-car-seat-checks
Address:  1719 East 19th Ave. Denver, CO 80218
*Free if delivering at PSL, otherwise $25

Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center offers free car seat checks.  To make an appointment, please register here or contact them at (866) 779-3347.  Appointments take around 20-30 minutes.

Website:  http://swedishhospital.com/service/pregnancy-and-childbirth-baby-classes-car-seat-fit-station

Pre-Natal Education & Childbirth Education Classes

Mama Nurture Wellness: Evidence Based Holistic Care

Hi! My name is Megan Dempsey, BA, IBCLC, CD(DONA), LMT, BCMT, RLC. I am the person behind Mama Nurture Wellness! I am a human and microbial biologist by degree with a background in human nutrition and dietetics. I thoroughly enjoy putting my depth of knowledge to work for conceiving, birthing, and postpartum families. I have two offices in Englewood and also offer services in your home.

I offer numerous services for families. I am an IBCLC and offer lactation consultation, prenatal lactation education, and lactation support groups. I work with new families on solving the mysteries that their babies present to them and develop feeding plans that make sense for you. I am a certified birth doula and provide non-medical childbirth support to birthing families. Birth doulas provide emotional, physical, spiritual, and informational support to birthing families. I am a board certified massage therapist and, now, focus on prenatal, postpartum, and birthing people and their families. I am advanced practice certified in prenatal, postpartum, and labor support massage therapy, as well as, being a certified NeuroMuscular therapist and have a back ground in rehabilitative massage therapy. I offer massage therapy for pregnant people in either a face down or side-lying position and am able to vary the pressure to suit your individual needs.

I also offer Birthing From Within childbirth education, a mindful approach to childbirth education in private and small group (2-3 birthing people and their birth partner). Finally, I offer Abuse Survivor Birth Consultations. These consultations are to aid survivors of sexual and physical trauma an opportunity to become familiar with situations that may arise during birth and assess their own level of trauma. Then, together, we can problem-solve ways for survivors to feel in control through during their birth. Survivors can then use this information to write a birth plan to help their medical providers support them in the ways they need during birth.

Tip for clients:  When scheduling an appointment, choose the location that you would prefer then choose what sort of service you need. I practice at Mountain Midwifery Center, Integrative Pediatric Health Care, and offer appointments in the convenience of your home!

Discount:  I’d like to offer 10$ for anyone to come in to either of my locations and check out a Prenatal, Postpartum, or Therapeutic Massage.

Locations:  Mountain Midwifery Center: 3535 South Lafayette st, ste 100, Englewood, CO 80113 and Integrative Pediatric Health Care: 1610 East Girard Place, Englewood, CO 80113

Phone:  256-698-2261

email:  megan@mamanurturewellness.org
Website:  www.mamanurturewellness.org



Birthing Classes

Rocky Mountain Birth

About:  I teach Birth Boot Camp Classes, Sibling Classes, Early Pregnancy Classes and Refresher Classes for couples that have already had an unmedicated natural birth.   This is a fresh, up-to-date, evidence-based curriculum that will prepare mom and partner to have an amazing birth.
Tip for new moms:  Be prepared to empower yourself to have an amazing birth!
Phone:  504.250.0282
Email: Lindsaycardella@gmail.com
Website:  www.rockymountainbirth.com

New Hope Doula & Birth Services

About:  I offer comprehensive, evidence-based childbirth and newborn care classes to families, either privately or in group sessions. I also provide doula services.
Tips:  Take a deep breath and relax! Once you sign up for a class, you’ll no longer be relying on anxiety-provoking Google searches for the answers to your childbirth and early parenting questions.
Discount:  I’d like to offer a 10% discount to anyone who mentions the guide.
Phone:  504.920.5413
Email:  newhopedoula@gmail.com
Website:  www.newhopebirth.com

Maternal Instincts

About:  Maternal Instincts is a company supporting babies, parents and home. We offer services to expectant families and families of newborns.  Our assistance includes night nanny support, baby led sleep training, and doula services.  We also offer classes on how to prepare for the first 6 weeks of bringing home your baby.
Phone:  (720) 401-7540
Website:  www.maternalinstinctsdenver.com/

Mandy Jeffries
(303) 931-2309

Birthing From Within
Rebecca Peterson

The Mama’hood

Prenatal Yoga and Childbirth Education Classes