Best Place for Hippie New Moms - 2012
If there's anything that can set off a bout of morning sickness, it's stepping into the dizzying maze that is Babies 'R' Us, where you're forced to choose among 15 types of butt wipes, all available in bulk. Luckily, there's a refuge. Belly Sprout, a bright, airy boutique nestled in downtown Santa Ana, is where new mamas and mamas-to-be can discover more natural ways of caring for those adorable, boob-sucking creatures we call babies. The shop offers a range of eco-friendly and handmade lifestyle products for pregnancy and motherhood, all handpicked by holistic guru Christy Funk. And Belly Sprout's Fullerton studio offers an array of classes and workshops at which parents can learn about topics such as water birthing, placenta encapsulation, baby sign language and cloth diapering. Having that knowledge and support is enough to help you sleep like a—well, you know.