Whether it’s your first child or your last, preparing and welcoming your new baby into your home takes a lot of planning. We want you to know what options are offered in our community that can help make this exciting journey as comfortable as possible? From new shops, products and services to the tried and true options, we’ve put together the area’s best New Baby Guide just for you and your baby. Sweet blessing!
116 S. 8th Street, Opelika. 334-745-4497.
Upscale children’s consignment boutique in downtown Opelika. Fringe Kids carries infant through children’s size 14/16. We accept consignment items between 10:00am-5:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Find us on Facebook!
Your one stop shop for personalized gifts, monogramming, and embroidery services. Whether you need Personalized Baby Gifts, personal items monogrammed, Corporate Promotional Items, or mass production services, you have come to the right place! We offer free pick-up and delivery on monogrammed orders placed in the Auburn / Opelika Area.
Hamilton Place Shopping Center,
2415 Moores Mill Road, Suite 210, Auburn. 334-521-0201. Kid’s and babies clothing & shoes, gifts, infants to pre-teen. Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm; Saturday 10am-5pm.
Fun & Fancy
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 3, Opelika. 334-745-2237.
Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am- 2:00pm. We can help you with gift, clothing & shoe needs from expectant mother to baby to child and beyond.
Kids Clothes Connection
Twice a year consignment sale (Spring and Fall) for the Auburn/Opelika area. Offering gently used clothing, shoes, baby gear, baby furniture, toys, books, household items, and more.
1220 Fox Run Avenue, Opelika. USA Town Center. 334-705-8098; www.usatowncenter.com
Huge selection of name brand children’s clothing and accessories, featuring Little Me, Bailey Boys, Rosalina, Duck Head and more.
One Eighty Wellness Spa
1100 S. College Street Suite 204, Auburn.
824 Avenue A, Opelika. 887-1180;
Prenatal Services include prenatal facials, massages and skincare products. We are proud to be the first in the area to carry Pretty Mommies™ Skincare Products, which are safe for both pregnant and nursing women and we use them during our Prenatal Facial Treatments and Massages. We are committed to promoting wellness during pregnancy through massage therapy. Our massage therapists are licensed with the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and have received special Certifications in Prenatal Massage.
The Breastfeeding Boutique
East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika.
Offering the convenience of being able to purchase breastfeeding items such as pumps and replacement parts/accessories, bra pads, storage bags, and more.
The Mother’s Nook
3rd Floor, East Alabama Medical Center,
Breast pumps and supplies, nursing pillows, gowns for mom, bras and nursing camisoles, infant and preemie clothes, gift registry and so much more! It also features a special private room for nursing moms.
Baptist Medical Center East
400 Taylor Road, Montgomery. 334-273-4444; www.baptistdelivers.com
Our brand new maternity rooms, are as big as they are beautiful- with more space to accommodate family and friends. You’ll find high-end finishes and modern amenities including comfortable furnishings, soothing color schemes, a special area for the bassinet, flat screen TV’s with ports to accommodate all your digital devices. And when you add the best team at the region’s #1 choice for maternity care, every new mother should feel even more comfortable.
Auburn University Medical Clinic & Women’s Health
400 Lem Morrison Drive, Auburn.
334-844-5204. Professional services include routine gynecologic care, counseling and prescribing of birth control methods, morning after contraception, referral for pregnancy alternatives and diagnosis and treatment of STDs.
East Alabama Medical Center Prenatal Clinic
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika.
Services include routine prenatal care, post-partum exams, contraceptive services, referrals, breastfeeding classes, baby walk, childbirth classes and more. Small Wonders Program-To participate in the Small Wonders Maternity Care Program you must: Apply for Medicaid or be eligible to receive Medicaid, have been denied Medicaid and have no insurance, and live in one of the following counties: Barbour, Chambers, Lee, Macon, or Russell.
East Alabama Women’s Clinic
502 East Thomason Circle, Opelika. 334-749-0390. www.eawomensclinic.com
If you are in need of an annual exam, are having a baby, or are experiencing menopause, our experienced doctors are ready to assist you. In addition to quality care, you’ll find information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect women of all ages.
Gynecology & Wellness Center
2290 Moores Mill Road #200, Auburn.
2412 Village Professional Drive. Opelika.
Our mission is to provide exceptional, compassionate, comprehensive, cost effective quality of care to women of all ages.
Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 locations: 121 North 20th Street, Opelika 334-737-0000 and 986 Drew Lane, Central Park Office Complex, Auburn. 334-821-3355; www.leeobgyn.com. Services offered- Obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, ultrasound, bone density, and childbirth classes.
Women’s Hope Medical Clinic
820 Stage Road, Auburn; 334-502-7000;
Walk-ins are welcome. 24 Hour Hotline-
800-395-HELP. All services are free and confidential including- Pregnancy testing, STI testing & referral for men and women, limited ultrasound and prenatal care, education on all pregnancy options, education on sexual integrity & building healthy relationships, parenting education to earn FREE baby supplies, adoption education and referral, abortion recovery and support, emotional support, resource and referral network for medical care, housing, and other social services.
Auburn Pediatric Dentistry
841 North Dean Road, Auburn. 334-826-6651; www.auburnpediatricdentistry.com
We do preventative services including sealants and mouthguards. Restorative work including space maintainers.
East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry
742 North Dean Road, Auburn.
Dentistry for children and teenagers.
Liles Pediatric Dentistry
2320 Moores Mill Road, Suite 250, Auburn.
Offering dental services for children and adolescents.
Pediatric Associates of Auburn
411 B. Opelika Road, Auburn.
After hours on call emergency service: 334-821-4766 or 334-737-2364.
Services offered- prenatal consults, newborn care, routine physicals, immunizations, acute care, laceration treatment, hospital care, in house laboratory and more.
Auburn Pediatric and Adult Medicine, L.L.C.
2353 Bent Creek Rd # 110, Auburn.
Services offered- sick visits, newborn care, well child visits, immunizations, sports physicals and more.
Pediatric Clinic, L.L.C.
2401 Village Professional Drive, Opelika and 260 East Glenn Avenue, Auburn. 334-749-8121. www.thepedsclinic.com
After hour clinics available. Provide primary care health services for infants, children and adolescents.
Alabama Department of Public Health
All Kids Children’s Health Insurance Program; www.adph.org; 1-888-373-5437
A low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children under age 19. Benefits include regular check-ups and immunizations, sick child doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, hospitalization, mental health and substance abuse services, and much more. Women, Infants and Children (WIC), 1-888-942-4673, a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve. Plan First Family Planning for Women- 1-888-737-2083, Alabama’s Plan First Program is a family planning program for women ages 19 to 55. Family planning can help you and your family have a better life.
Baptist Medical Center East
400 Taylor Road, Montgomery. 334-273-4444; www.baptistdelivers.com
Small Wonders– Having a baby is an exciting time for parents and families. However, it can also be a time filled with many questions about labor and delivery, parenting and safety. To help prepare expecting parents, new parents and their families, Baptist Health provides a comprehensive parent/family education program.
Childbirth Preparation Class-This comprehensive four-week series covers all aspects of the labor and delivery experience, admission process, medication and anesthesia options including epidurals, Cesarean sections, coping and comfort measures including breathing and relaxation techniques. Postpartum care and newborn characteristics are included. A maternity area tour is also included as a part of this class. All of our classes are taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education. This class is $60 per couple. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Childbirth Preparation Boot Camp– A fast paced one day class that includes the same information offered in our weekly series. Maternity Area Tour is also included as a part of this class. $60 per couple, includes 2 box lunches
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class-This class provides expectant mothers with information about breastfeeding including various factors influencing lactation and advantages of breastfeeding. Class. $20 per couple.
Infant Safety/CPR Class -Teaches parents and grandparents the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR for infants and children including care of the choking infant, infant rescue and breathing with hands on practice using ACTAR CPR dolls for class participants. $10 per person.
Caring For Your Newborn– Helps new families become familiar with the basics of caring for your infant in the first six weeks after birth. This interactive class covers routine hospital newborn procedures along with bathing, diapering, swaddling and soothing, normal infant behavior, appearance and sleep patterns. Partners are encouraged to attend. $20 per couple.
East Alabama Birth Village
We re-create the community village for our local families. By connecting you with local businesses and birth professionals, and helping supporters network with each other, the circle in which families have to travel for birth support is minimized and personalized. We are all working together to create healthy families and a healthier community. As you navigate the childbearing years, the EABV will be a source of knowledge and resources. Pre-conception, the EABV helps you connect to fertility assistance and support. In pregnancy and birth there is an extensive list of community resources for every aspect of the childbearing year. As parents, EABV can assist you in navigating East Alabama’s family resources. If you are struggling with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, you especially need to know what support is available to you. By holding Village Gatherings, we are connecting local families with each other, meeting and greeting community businesses geared towards pregnancy and motherhood, and offering educational events to help empower ourselves as citizens. Through our Birth Stories gatherings we are helping mothers share their stories in efforts to grow, heal, and celebrate together through loving compassion.
East Alabama Medical Ctr (EAMC)
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika.
Prepared Childbirth Class- 6 week program that helps parents-to-be prepare for the birth of their baby, both physically and emotionally. Discussions in pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum, initial newborn care, and breastfeeding. Registration for this class should take place during the 6th month of pregnancy. To register, contact the Health Resource Center at (334) 528-1260.
Breastfeeding Preparation- 2nd Saturday of each month; 10:00am-12:00noon; 3rd floor dayroom EAMC. FREE class for new mothers or pregnant women and their partners. The class includes information about breastfeeding, including techniques, storing milk, weaning, and helpful hints for working mothers. 528-1260
Breastfeeding Support Group- Each Thursday, 12:00-2:00pm. 3rd floor dayroom EAMC; FREE group provides a comfortable place for breastfeeding mothers to share ideas as well as seek emotional support. Infant weight scale available. 749-3411.
Small Wonders Program- designed to ensure that every Medicaid-eligible pregnant woman has access to medical care, with the goal of lowering Alabama’s infant mortality rate and improving maternal and infant health.
The Parenting Assistance Line (PAL)
A collaborative service of the University of Alabama Child Development Resources and the Alabama Children’s Trust Fund. When callers call the toll-free number, a parenting resource specialist will answer the phone, listen to you, then offer helpful information and support .Parenting is tough! Call for FREE confidential help. Parent Resource Specialists are available from 8:00am-8:00pm Monday- Friday.
Women’s Hope-Parenting Education
820 Stage Road, Auburn. 334- 502-7000.
www.womenshope.org; All classes are free, plus you can earn free baby items!
Earn While You Learn- offers individualized video lessons for expecting parents as well as families with children of all ages. Topics include baby’s development during pregnancy, SIDS, single parenting, discipline and emergency first aid.
Cradle Club- meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Parent Talk- lunch-time program for adults only. Free lunch is provided with each session, giving parents a chance to connect with other parents for fellowship and encouragement.
24/7 Dad- focuses on characteristics every father needs and covers the universal aspects of fatherhood. Dinner and gifts are provided for the participants.
Doctor Dad- teaches dads how to care for their child’s basic health and safety needs. Dinner and gifts will be provided.
Infant Classes and Play Groups
Auburn Parks and Recreation
Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn. 334-209-0171
Mommy and Me Music Class- Come dance and sing with your child! This is a fun and interactive class for parents or caregivers and children. Class includes dancing, singing, playing instruments, and more. Based on research showing the benefits of music for brain development, this is part of The Music Class curriculum. For more information or class samples go to www.themusicclass.com.
Premier Spirit Academy
923 B Stage Road, Auburn. 334-821-7300. www.premierspiritacademy.com
Parent & Tot Class- ages 18 to 35 months. Each student is accompanied by a parent or guardian who participates in the learning of basic tumbling skills. Parents help their child on the equipment as well as their interaction with other children. This class also emphasizes development of the child’s overall muscle tone, balance, flexibility and perceptual skills as well as listening, self-discipline and social interaction.
Auburn Public Library
749 East Thatch Avenue, Auburn.
Baby Time- Meets each Tuesday, 10:00am and 1:00pm, for ages birth-24 months and their caregivers.
Toddler Time- Meets each Wednesday, 10:00am and 1:00pm, for ages 18 months-36 months and their caregivers.
Preschool Time- Meets each Thursday, 10:00am and 1:00pm, for ages 3-5 years and their caregivers.
Healthplus Fitness Center
1171 Gatewood Drive #101, Auburn.
Infant Swimming Resource™ – a nationally recognized survival swimming program which teaches infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 6 years using the ISR Self-Rescue™ method. ISR also provides parents with drowning prevention resources.
Water Babies – Baby’s first swim lesson. American Red Cross Parent and Child Aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children class; eight 30-minute sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration, and more. Children must be at least 6 months old to participate.
Kindermusik at AUMC
Auburn United Methodist Church, 137 South Gay Street, Auburn. 334-826-8800.
www.aumc.net; Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for children from birth to 7 years old. Offering all types of music, storytelling, movement, sign language and more. Ages newborn -7 years.
A faith-based organization geared towards mothers of preschoolers! It was created and continues to be encouraged to help mothers come together to allow them fellowship time with one another and time for their children to have fellowship, meet new friends, socialize and give mom a break.
My Gym Auburn
300 N Dean Rd Ste 6, Auburn. 334- 246-0987, www.mygym/auburn.com
This program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. We offer structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.
Opelika Parks and Recreation- Opelika SportsPlex
1001 Andrews Road, Opelika. 334-705-5560
Parent & Me Swim- Designed for parents interested in acquainting their young children to the water in a fun and safe environment. Teaches infants, toddlers, and preschoolers’ water adjustment, blowing bubbles, underwater exploration and many other skills. Ages 6 months-3 years.
Picture Perfect by Candy
Candy Avera, 334-663-6643 and 334-501-1613; www.pictureperfectbycandy.com
Professional photographer specializing in contemporary professional portraiture for all your life’s milestones! Make your photo sessions and memories Picture Perfect!