Who knew endless naps and snacking would get old? If you and the babe are ready to get out (get dressed), and greet the world, we’ve rounded up the best activities for mom and her little bundle, from newborn-friendly yoga, to baby music workshops to storytimes for the smallest of the small.
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Photo courtesy of Le Petit Baleen

Swim!
There’s a reason your little one loves the bath—he or she has probably spent more time in water (9 months?) than they have on dry land, so it’s never too young to get ‘em swimming and splashing. Le Petit Baleen and American Swim Academy offer classes for babies as young as 8 weeks, and with their extra warm indoor pools, friendly instructors and viewing benches (grandma and grandpa will want to see this), it makes for the perfect activity (and photo op) all year round.

American Swim Academy
6948 Sierra Ct.
Dublin, Ca
925-479-7946
Online: americanswimacademy

Le Petit Beleen San Francisco
933 Mason Street
San Francisco, Ca
866-896-3603

La Petite Baleen San Bruno
434 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno, Ca
866-896-3603

La Petite Baleen Half Moon Bay
775 Main Street Half
Moon Bay, Ca
866-896-3603

LaPetite Baleen Atherton
60 Fifth Avenue
Redwood City, Ca
866-896-3603
Online: swimlpb.com

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Read!
Your nearest public library undoubtably offers a weekly baby-and-me class aimed to introduce little droolers to the joys of reading though music, movement and lots of cuddles. The (free!) classes also offer new parents and opportunity to relearn all those sweet kiddie songs that they probably haven’t heard in a few decades, and to bring home a few new books to keep that bedtime routine interesting.

Baby Rhyme Time and Playtime
San Francisco Public Libraries
Mission: Mon., 1:15 p.m.
Ocean View: Mon., 2 p.m.
Sunset: Mon., 2 p.m.
West Portal: Tues., 10:30 a.m.
Ortega: Wed., 3 p.m.
Presidio: Thurs., 10:15 a.m.
Mission Bay: Thurs., 10:15 a.m.
Bayview: Thurs., 11 a.m.
Main: Thurs., 3: 30 p.m.
Online: sfpl.org

Babies and Books
Larkspur Public Library
Wed., 9:30 a.m.
400 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, Ca
415-927-5005
Online: ci.larkspur.ca.us

Baby Bounce
Oakland Public Libraries
Main: Tues., 10:15 a.m.
Golden Gate: Tues., 11:15 a.m.
Diamond: Wed., 10:15 a.m.
Lakeview: Wed., 11 a.m.
Montclair: Thurs., 11: 30 a.m.
Online: www.oaklandlibrary.org

Just Baby and Me
Burlingame Public Library
Fri., 10:30 a.m.
480 Primrose Rd.
Burlingame, Ca
650-558-7400
Online: burlingame.org

Baby Lapsit
San Jose’s Martin Luther King Library
Thurs., 11:30 a.m.
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, Ca
408-808-2183
Online: sjlibrary.org

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Photo courtesy of Pomegranate

Stretch!
Those first few months with baby are a serious workout, and you’re likely to be feeling sore in places you didn’t even know existed. And your babe is probably still unfolding from his or her time curled up in your belly. Take some time to stretch it out at one of these relaxing mom and baby yoga sessions. Crying little ones are par for the course, so don’t stress about your babe being on their best behavior!

Post Natal Yoga with Jane Austin
Yoga Tree
1234 Valencia St.
San Francisco, Ca
415-647-9707
Online: yogatreesf.com

Mom and Baby Yoga
Pomegranate
25 Tamalpais Ave.
San Anselmo, Ca
415-785-3173
Online: pomcenter.com

It’s Yoga, Baby + Massage
It’s Yoga Kids
569 Ruger St.
San Francisco, Ca
415-750-9990
Online: itsyogakids.com

Postnatal Yoga (with childcare!)
Yogalayam
1723 Alcatraz Ave.
Berkeley, Ca
510-655-3664
Online: yogalayam.org

Mom & Baby Yoga
Blossom
299 S. California Ave., Ste. 120
Palo Alto, Ca
650-321-2326
Online: blossombirth.org

Mom and Baby Yoga
Yoga at Change
400 Ben Franklin Ct.
San Mateo, Ca
650-340-9642
Online: yogaatchange.com

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Photo courtesy of Music Together

Sing!
Whether or not you can carry a tune, your voice is still the sweetest sound your baby hears. Learn some songs, explore different instruments and give your baby the gift of music during his or her first months.

Music Together
Hundreds of classes in Bay Area locations everywhere.
Find a class here: musictogether.com

Mini Music Time
Inner Rhythms
518D Tamalpais Dr.
Corte Madera, Ca
415.895.6144
Online: minimusictime.com

Baby Move & Groove
Ark Row Kids
122 Main St.
Tiburon, Ca
415-435-2200
Online: arkrowcenter.com

Kindermusik Sing and Play
Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnoila Ave.
Piedmont, Ca
510-531-3190
Online: nanmusik.com
Music at Gymboree
925 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, Ca
408-629-5813
Online: gymboreeclasses.com

 Do you have a favorite activity to do with your new babe?

—Erin Feher