Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What's new? Now in Spanish!

What's new? We have just added some great information from Ameda. They offer a large library of resources with printable files in English and Spanish.

Also we still have a few openings for the Infant Massage: The Nurturing Touch Class. The classes run for 4 sessions, please call the Pump Station store or better yet, drop-in and see us for more details.
  • Starting Jan 11th in Santa Monica
  • Starting Feb 14th in Hollywood
Also more products are available online. The favorite blankie of many, the Angel Dear Lovies have been added. We have Dalmatians, Blue Elephants, Giraffes, Pink Giraffes, Frogs and Owls too.

Does your little one have a favorite animal friend. The Zoo Pack's coordinating Zoo Lunchies are online now also. Take a snack along in cute Bee, Dog, Owl, Monkey, Zebra or Frog lunchie lunch box.

Wait, I forgot one... Ahh yes for those of you traveling through NYC this past weekend a little Penguin packed with juice and animal crackers would have been perfect!

We're proud to offer Dandelion's Bamboo Zoo Animals, Puppets, Corn Start Teethers, and the Limited Edition Winter Snowman Collection.

Don't miss out on the latest Deals and Events. Sign up for our newsletter and check out often.

LASTLY, North American Bear's Flatso are waiting to be brought into your jungle. Look for them in out Baby Sleep >Blankets, Pillows & Swaddles dept.

Happy Holidays! And don't leave home without your Hippo, or is that your Blue Flatopotamus.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Puj Tub named #1 Baby Product of 2010

The Puj Tub was ranked #1 in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine's Top 10 baby products from 2010!

Puj Tub
The Puj Tub is a soft and flexible baby tub that you can use in any standard bathroom sink to quickly and safely bathe your baby. Easy to use and quick to put together, the Puj Tub is a great item for every mom on the move.

Click here to watch a quick video on how to the puj tub works, learn more and buy...

from Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine

Monday, December 20, 2010

Working and Pumping on Capitol Hill: Hello to Congress' "Boob Cube"

Working and pumping at the nation's Capitol
An article in The Seattle Times today highlights one of the perks of a Capitol Hill job gaining popularity and affection these days — the lactation suite, aka “the boob cube.”

New mothers who work in Congress used to lug their own pumps to work, hide in the bathrooms, and squat near an available electrical outlet (sound familiar?).

Not anymore. A trend is spreading in Washington that gives breastfeeding moms a state-of-the art pumping an nursing experience. Here’s what new motherhood looks like amid the votes and the bills in the nation’s capitol:

Today there are more than half a dozen lactation suites — used my members of Congress, aids, journalists and more.

The one highlighted by The Seattle Times “the boob cube,” is a 12-by-10 room in the basement with frosted glass doors, equipped with an electronic combination lock, two hospital grade pumps, a mini-refridgerator, hand sanitizer and sterile wipes, comfy chairs, multiline phones, a TV (normally with C-SPAN), and power outlets for laptops.

The first lactation suite was put in place in 2006, but Nancy Pelosi has been a driving force in adding more and making them more mom-baby friendly to support the demands of both motherhood and career.

Employers across the country should make Congress their template for working mom accommodations, no? Can you imagine a similar set up at your office, or did you have one like this?

Image: flickr/will palmer

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fussy Baby & Swaddling Tips from Corky and Wendy

We've found swaddling your little ones helps get them to sleep. A swaddled baby will feel warm, comfortable and secure quickly, especially newborns. Being wrapped will relax the startle reflex (throwing arms up and/or kicking) which wakes them up. It also prevents scratching.

All Don't miss our Mommie Matters Video, Fussy Baby. Watch and learn the tricks to calm a fussy baby. Life saving tips like bouncing on a ball, swaddling, white noise and more. What do you do when as soon as you strap your baby in the car seat they start to cry? Let Wendy and Corky help. Video is about 3 minutes long.

Bonus: We've just added Woobies online!

Double Bonus: Check Today's Deal! (It's the Dec. 13th) Do you see a Woombie?

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Stuff Online

Not only did the Pump Station hold some major sales this year for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and told you about Amex Small Business Saturday we are still adding more good stuff online. In the past few weeks we've added the highly requested EPIBI Soy Nursing Pads Starter Packs, Angel Dear Hoodies, the Light of the Moon nursing bras and one our favs, Rhino Toy's new O Ball Roller.

Some have been on sale some may go one sale and some you just can't wait for the sale. Keep checking out weekly specials and don't forget to check out the 24 Days of December Deals. We even have deals working on the weekends!

It may be the holidays but we keep working for you. The Hot Topics will be updated later this Week too, so check the new schedules. Coming up in the next few days are:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hands Free Pumping Bras 40% Off

We've just added Hands Free Pumping Bras by Medela and Simple Wishes to our Cyber Monday Sale. Mom's are always looking for ways for to find a little extra time in the day. Hands Free pumping bras allow for some much needed multitasking to help squeak in a few more moments. Our busy Moms love being able to play with their little one, check email or read while pumping, and you will too.

Today Only get Hands Free Pumping Bras for 40% off
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Also check out some of our breastfeeding support groups and classes:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Help A Mother Out: Glendale Diaper Drive

You are invited to the following event:
Diaper Drive Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
from 10:00am - 11:00am (PT)

131 North Isabel
Glendale, CA

Join us at the Glendale Police Department on December 1st at 10am for a morning social to kick off the Glendale Diaper Drive!

Help us diaper babies in need by participating in the Glendale Diaper Drive this holiday season.  Donations will accepted online and at participating dropoff locations from December 1st through December 14.
At our kick-off event you will meet the people behind the drive - the Glendale Domestic Violence Task Force, Glendale Rotary Club at Noon, and PATH/Achieve Glendale - and learn more about how diaper need affects our community.

At any given point there are 42 women and children in 
Glendale homeless due to domestic violence.
Homeless families in crisis need diapers.

Nearly 4,000 families in Glendale earn less than $10,000 per year.
It can cost up to $1,100 per year to diaper a baby.

Diapers are not covered under food stamps or WIC.
Babies left in dirty diapers face great risk for diaper rash, 
staph, and urinary tract infections.

Shop this Saturday, Get $25 from American Express

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Precious Prints in Santa Monica and Westlake!

LAST OPPORTUNITY for Christmas gifts for spouses and grandparents ! Precious Prints Clay Prints will be creating and print keepsakes of your adorable little ones at:
*The Pump Station Santa Monica THIS Saturday November 13th from 1:30pm-4:30pm
*The Pump Station Westlake Village THIS Sunday November 14th from 10:30am-1:30pm

$25 off of your holiday order of any 3 keepsakes!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings this Sunday Nov 7

Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings Time
Turn Clocks Back this Sunday, Nov 7

Here's how to ensure the time shift goes as smoothly as possible:
1. Put your child to sleep as his normal bedtime on Saturday night.                                         

2. Your child will likely wake up 1 hour earlier by the new clock than he normally does, say at 5:00 AM (which still feels to him like 6:00 AM).  Psychologically, it can be painful to see 5:00 AM on your clock and deal with a child who's bright and perky.  There's not a lot you can do about his energy level on this first morning, so just get up with him.

3. If your child still naps, stretch him as much as you can toward his normal first nap time (according to the current clock).  So, if your child wakes at 5:00 AM (according to the current clock), his body will want to nap 1 hour earlier than normal.  Don't let him!

Instead, do everything to keep him awake.  Give him a bath or do the Hokey Pokey around the house to keep him up as close to his normal first nap time as possible, then follow his usual schedule thereafter.  Don't let him nap too long, as doing so may continue to cause early morning wakings.

If your child has outgrown napping, you still need to allow him to wake up at the early new time once the clocks have changed (bummer).  However, spend your day eating and doing activities according to the usual time (even thought the clock has changed).  Do your best to keep him up all the way to his regular bedtime at night, by the new clock.  Yes, he'll be a bit cranky in the evening, but after a few days, he'll adjust!

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"With compassion and expertise, The Sleepeasy Solution targets your child's specific sleep needs and supports parents through the emotional side of sleep learning." 
-- Sonya Gohill, MD, Pediatrician

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday travel can wreak havoc on your child's sleep - but with planning and careful monitoring, you'll be able to catch plenty of good zzz's (what a great holiday gift!).
Getting There

*Schedule travel - whether flying or driving - during nap time or your child's bedtime.  One benefit of a night flight is that your child will not get bored being in his seat for too long. 

*If traveling by plane, consider investing in a separate seat for your child (sometimes offered at discounted rates).  It is an important safety precaution - and will also give your arms a break, particularly on a long flight.
Creating a Good Sleep Environment

*If your child is still in a crib, arrange for a crib at your destination, if possible.  Or, bring a portable playpen.  Bring a crib sheet from home that you haven't washed in a few days, so it smells familiar to your child.

*When you arrive, spend time with your child in the room where he'll be sleeping to help him orient to that space.  Play with him; unpack while he's amusing himself on the floor.

*Bring white noise to protect your child against unusual sounds in the new environment, like the clickety-clack of the room service cart in the hallway.

*At a hotel, your room will likely have blackout shades; if you're staying at someone's home, bring materials to darken the windows (black plastic garbage bags work well, even if they don't look so hot) - but be sure to ask your host's permission first!  The dark windows will help your child sleep till his scheduled waketime and to take good naps.

Time Zone Changes

* If you're traveling west to east and staying for a week or less, stay on the time zone you came from (i.e., your child goes to bed at 10:30 pm instead of 7:30 pm and wakes at 9:30 am instead of 6:30 am).   

* If traveling east to west, slowly try to stretch your child as far as you can toward her regular sleep times according to the time zone you're in (i.e., her usual naptime of 11:30 am will feel like 2:30 pm; over the first 2 days, try to stretch closer and closer to the current clock time of 11:30 am).
Sleeping Away from Home

* Do as much of your regular wind-down routines as you can.  If your child is upset going down in a new environment or in the middle of the night, start with just a little bit of assistance, such as verbally reassuring him. 

* If he's still upset a minute or so later, pick him up, calm him down, and then try to put him down awake.  If he's just not having it, go ahead and help your child to sleep, or back to sleep - and don't worry about it! 

* As soon as you get home, you'll come right back to your nice sleep foundation.  He may be a bit rusty the first night or two, but he'll remember his good sleep skills quickly.

For more information on The Sleepeasy Solution 
or to order products, please click here.  

Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekly Specials

Time to save at and their 3 locations. This week we are offering items at 20% OFF Displayed Prices. All sales run through Sunday evening 11/7/2010.

We have the popular Sleep Sheep on the Go from Cloud B, and all JellyCat Toys. This includes the Junglies, the Bunglies, the Bashful and the soft books from JellyKitten. Oh and the Truffle playmats.

We went a little crazy this week and included Born Free and the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Edition Diaper Bags, too. Available online now are the Wave Dot and Cherry Bloom designs. We didn't name them, but they are pretty cool.

Q-T Nursing Bra 381

20% OFF

Junglie Blue Elephant

20% OFF

Twister Bottle & Nipple Brush

20% OFF

» see all Weekly Specials

And Don't leave home without your Monkey!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Picture Day in the Park THIS Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday at Douglas Park in Santa Monica for another Picture Day in the Park event! Perfect way to get a beautiful (and very affordable) family photo taken with this year’s holiday cards in mind. Details below, please call The Pump Station, Santa Monica to reserve your spot today!

The Pump Station (Santa Monica) : (310) 998-1981

Session cost is $99 + CA sales tax (Regularly $375- a $276 SAVINGS!)

Session includes:
*15 minutes of family portraiture photography at Douglas Park
*1 high resolution image file suitable for holiday card or gift printing
*A private, online gallery that may be shared with family and friends
*All participants will receive a 10% discount on all holiday card purchases with Docuvitae
Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Me and My Parent Yoga Classes

About Us:  Yogi Beans is a yoga-for-kids’ experience designed to help children develop better body awareness, coordination, flexibility and enhance self-confidence. Yoga is a wonderful way to introduce a physical activity that is both noncompetitive and nonjudgmental.
Through the physical movements, children are introduced to yoga's true meaning: union, expression and honor for oneself.  In addition to the physical poses, we explore the spirit of yoga where the significance of positive thinking and the maintenance of a healthy positive self-image are emphasized.  Sprinkled with music, picture books and other age-appropriate props, children are introduced to the world of yoga and inspired to awaken their inner yogi and yogini!

Me and My Parent Yoga Classes
Yogi Beans

All registration info can be found on our website (class days, times and ages for all 3 Pump Stations)

The Pump Station Santa Monica
Thursday 9am (6wks – crawling)
Thursday 10am (12-24mths)

The Pump Station Hollywood
Friday 10am (12-2mths)
Friday 11am (6wks – crawling)

The Pump Station Westlake
Tuesday 11am (12-24mths)
Thursday 9:30am (6wks – crawling)  
We also do private groups and birthday parties!

We also recommend:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghosts and Goblins

We want to see your Halloween Baby Pictures! Email them to and we will post them here as they come in.
The Wright Mommy & Me Group with Julie Wright-Santa Monica



The Wright Mommy & Me Group-Santa Monica


 Bryce and The Stroller Strides Halloween Picnic Party

Jack from The Wright Mommy & Me Group

Hunter from The Wright Mommy & Me Group Santa Monica


  Beckett in The Wright Mommy & Me Group with Elyse - Hollywood

 Beckett in The Wright Mommy & Me Group with Elyse - Hollywood

Baby Iris

 Baby Iris and cousin Brock


 Beckett in The Wright Mommy & Me Group with Elyse - Hollywood



 Dillon and Sophie


Colin, 6 months

Brielle in The Wright Mommy & Me Group with Elyse-Hollywood

 Jill Campbell's Mommy & Me Group in Westlake Village

  Jill Campbell's Mommy & Me Group in Westlake Village

  Jill Campbell's Mommy & Me Group in Westlake Village

 Jill Campbell's Mommy & Me Group in Westlake Village
 Jill Campbell's Mommy & Me Group in Westlake Village