well baby center
a non-profit parenting and counseling center
OUR MENU OF SERVICES
New! Online Private Parenting Consultations
$80 per hour*; $60 per hour* for a series of 4.
New! Online Counseling
$120 per session*
New! Family Play Yard Rental
Available for use by one family at a time or for families “quaran-teaming” together. By appointment Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 1 – 4 pm. Call 310-402-2229 to reserve your time. Masks required. We can accommodate a play date with your family and one other child or family. Fee applied per family. Climbing structure, picnic tables, play house, vehicles, “grassy” area for babies on blankets. Clean bathroom, safe facility. Includes our gift of a Parents’ Survival Kit complete with parent/child masks and hand sanitizers. $20/hour/family.
New! Online Practical Parenting for Trying Times
Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
This group is based on our popular Loving Discipline workshop. Learn ways to manage meltdowns, provide practical discipline, and maintain stability while sheltering at home. Includes mindfulness exercises.
$20* 1 hour; 4 group series, then month-to-month.
New! Online Self-Care Practices for Stressed Out New Parents
This group is based on the powerful techniques we teach in our mindful parenting groups. Learn deep breathing to check in with yourself daily and restorative exercises to replenish your spirit. Includes mindful parenting strategies.
$20* 1 hour; 4 group series, then month-to-month.
New! Online Mindful Parenting Group
Fridays 2 – 3:30 p.m.
A unique, developmentally-based approach to promoting sensitivity, flexibility, and mindfulness in communication between parent and child, focused on enhancing the attachment relationship. One-hour parent-only discussion followed by 30 minute singing and dancing during circle time with toddlers. For families with children born between March and December 2019.
$40* 90-minute group, 8-week series, then month-to-month.
New! Online Becoming Social Group
Parent Discussion Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30pm
Children’s circle time Saturdays, 11:00-11:30am
This group is split into a one-hour discussion time with parents on Wednesday nights and a half hour of circle time with songs, dancing, and sharing stories with older toddlers on Saturday mornings. For families with children 2-4 years of age. $40* 90-minute group, 8-week series, then month-to-month.
New! Online Loving Discipline 10-week Parenting Class Series
Similar to Practical Parenting, this class follows a predetermined curriculum and includes a Certificate of Completion. Court-approved.
$20* per class.
*Free scholarships available for those with household incomes below $50,000/year. For those who don’t qualify, as always, all our services are offered on a sliding fee scale.
All clinical services are available on a sliding scale, based on your income, and we offer free initial consultations and free introductions to our groups.
Welcome to Well Baby Center.
Our specially-trained family counselors guide parents through the process of self-healing and self-discovery so they can be fully present as their child grows. We strive to achieve maximum impact by intervening as early as possible.
In addition, we provide specialized infant-parent and maternal mental health training to professionals who, through their own clinical practice, will reach many families beyond those served at Well Baby Center.
"Well Baby Center is a wonderful resource for new parents on the Westside. It provides a welcoming and reassuring environment with genuinely caring and knowledgeable staff.”
Ellen and baby Ava
"I always feel supported and never judged. Well Baby Center is refreshing, supportive, informative, and helpful."
Charise and baby Ethan
"In Mindful Parenting Group, both my husband and I learned to be proactive in our discipline. As new parents, it's so easy to rely on the parenting skills you were raised with. We unlearned some parenting habits that we did not want to continue."
Eve, Peter, and baby Sophia
"Group interaction and hearing from other parents was very helpful and cathartic. I liked how you could really bring your personal issues into the course, [which] exceeded my expectations. I feel like every parent would benefit to come to a safe place like this to discuss parenting."
"It was great to hear the experiences of other parents and to share opinions on how to navigate common issues. The class helped me to stay present. A great opportunity to gain tools and structure for parents."
"The group provided a supportive space to discuss and address the everyday issues of parenting. The group leaders were very knowledgable."
"The class helped us as parents to speak about what’s going on and hear and lean from other parents. It was great to gain knowledge from intelligent and caring teachers. It was even better than I thought [it would be]. I learned new things and skills about children and their development and how to navigate better decisions for parenting. The leaders were the best I have had in a child/parent group. They knew what to talk about, how to manage the time for sharing and learning."
"Reflective & child-centered play have [greatly] changed my parenting. The facilitators have created a warm, welcoming space, ... and fostered a mindful attitude for parenting. They taught us great techniques but also [gave] great answers and feedback to our concerns."
"It helped me understand myself and my child and gave me information I didn’t know I needed. I would recommend this group because we need better parents, better people, and a better world."