What we're all about
Granola Babies is here to support mothers around the globe in their mothering journey by providing sustainable hand-selected products, natural and holistic resources and creating a village of community.
Classes Offered by Giselle Baturay, Owner of Granola Babies
Childbirth Education * Nurture Baby Naturally * Aromatherapy/Herbalism * Breastfeeding Consultations * EcoBaby Consultation
How it all began....
Giselle Baturay is a mother, wife, herbalist, aromatherapist, prenatal and postpartum educator, boutique owner, community builder, healer, gatherer of dreams, task juggler and a lover of life. She began her natural living journey as a child through her herbalist mother in the Dominican Republic and once she became a mother she naturally had a passion for providing mothers with the resources they needed to raise babies naturally. Since her own parenting experiences with her three beautiful children led her toward gentle parenting and eco-friendly choices, she volunteered for years by leading babywearing, natural parenting and natural living groups.Yet the choices for products and information to live organically and raise children naturally were quite limited. And so Granola Babies was born.
Back in May of 2005, Granola Babies paved the way in California by providing parents worldwide with what they need to raise their babies naturally. And in 2010 Giselle saw a need for an easy one-stop shop supplying natural parenting and living needs and wellness resource for Southern California parents. Each and every product stocked online and in the store is selected only after personal testing by Giselle and her family or her natural parenting circle. And while the online store continues to serve customers across the country and around the world, it is a special treat to get to meet customers face to face.
In addition to the boutique, and truly the heart of what is Granola Babies, there's the Community Room and the many events and classes uniquely provided by Granola Babies. From workshops, to special events, to hosting fairs Granola Babies is truly the heart of the natural living community of parents in Orange County. And it all comes from the passion Giselle holds for supporting and nurturing mothers in holistic living and parenting.
Giselle specializes in Holistic Living and Wellness (Prenatal and Postpartum). She believes in our goddess ability as women to move mountains through holistic living. She brings her experience as a Aromatherapist/Herbalist and Reiki Practitioner as well as a Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator. Giselle draws from the teachings of wise leaders that have paved the way and from her experience in holistic living and natural mothering. Like many before her she believes holistic living is lifelong learning. And for over 15 years Giselle has studied holistic mothering and wellness including studies at the University of San Diego, The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Healing Hands of Holistic Health, Sage Mountain, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Impart Wisdom and Wellness Center, DONA International and International Childbirth Education Association.
Granola Babies can be seen on The Bump, OC Family, Bamboo Living Magazine, Green Child Magazine and other online and print publications.
Granola Babies is dedicated to the best customer service. Our team is experienced in natural living and we welcome our customers like we do our friends. As a small business, we're unique. We offer living wage and medical insurance. And by shopping at Granola Babies, you make it possible for this small business to give to our community and grow our local economy.
We’re always open to customer feedback about what kind of classes you’d like see, products you’d like to find, or suggestions for Granola Babies.