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Family

Reader's Picks


Best Baby Gift Store

Marin

Heller's for Children

514 Fourth St., San Rafael.

415.456.5533.

Napa

Mud Puddles

1443-B Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.5925.

Sonoma

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol.

707.824.0940.

Honorable Mention

Cupcake

641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa.

707.579.2165.


Best Toy Store

Marin

A Child's Delight

190 Northgate One Shopping Center, San Rafael. 415.499.0739.

Napa

Toy B Ville

1343 Main St., Napa.

707.253.1024.

Sonoma

the Toyworks

www.sonomatoyworks.com.

Honorable Mention

Early Work Toy Station

90 Sycamore Lane, Petaluma.

707.765.1993.


Best Kids Consignment

Marin

First Place Tie

Outgrown

1417 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.457.2219.

Yeah Baby!

1830 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax.

415.459.4493.

Napa

4 Kids' Sake

1757 Tanen St., Napa.707.257.3657.

Sonoma

Sweet Pea Children's Boutique

15 Charles St., Cotati. 707.794.1215.

Honorable Mention

Zoe's Clothes

108 Kentucky St., Petaluma.707.775.3239.


Best Kids Clothing Store

Marin

Heller's for Children

514 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.5533.

Napa

Mud Puddles

1443-B Lincoln Ave., Calistoga.

707.942.5925.

Sonoma

Earth Child

200 S. Main St., Sebastopol.

707.824.0940.

Honorable Mention

Wee Three Children's Store

1007 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.525.9333.


Best Birthday Party Place

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.

415.339.3900.

Napa

PB&J's

849 Jackson St., Napa.

707.226.5867.

Sonoma

Pump It Up

1458 Roman Drive, Rohnert Park.

707.481.1604.

Honorable Mention

Vertex Climbing Center

3358-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa.

707.563.1608.

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Marin

Toast Cafe

31 Sunnyside Ave., Mill Valley.

415.388.2500.

Napa

The Little Gourmet

1040 Main St., Napa. 707.257.7700.

Sonoma

Mary's Pizza Shack

www.maryspizzashack.com

Honorable Mention Tie

Velasco's North of the Border

190 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

707.773.0882.

Pasta Bella

796 Gravenstein Ave., Sebastopol.

707.824.8191.


Best Imagination Center

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum

557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito.

415.339.3900.

Napa

Scientopia Discovery Center

1785 Tanen St., Napa. 707.259.1559.

Sonoma

Kidspot Imagination Center

6826 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol.

707.823.5432.

Honorable Mention

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

www.childrensmuseumnb.org


Best Kids Sports Venue

Napa

Rockzilla

849 Jackson St., Napa. 707.255.1500.

Sonoma

Redwood Empire Gymnastics

434 Payran St., Petaluma. 707.763.5010.

Honorable Mention

Sports City

www.nbsportscity.com


Best Private School

Marin

Marin Country Day School

5221 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera.

415.927.5900.

Napa

First Place Tie

Justin-Siena High School

406 Maher St., Napa.

707.255.0950.

St. Helena Montessori School

1343 Spring St., St. Helena.

707.963.1527.

Sonoma

Summerfield Waldorf School

655 Willowside Road, Santa Rosa.

707.823.1658.

Honorable Mention

Sonoma Country Day School

4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa.

707.284.3200.


Best Summer Day Camp

Marin

Dance Palace

503 B St., Pt. Reyes Station. 415.663.1075.

Napa

Nimbus Arts

3111 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena. 707.963.5278.

Sonoma

Camp Wa-Tam

Howarth Park, Santa Rosa.

707.542.3282.

Honorable Mention

YMCA of Sonoma County 1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa.

707.545.9622.


Best Pediatrician

Marin

Fernando Ulloa, MD

711 D St., San Rafael.

415.454.4100.

Napa

Harvest Pediatrics

11 Trancas St., Ste. 270, Napa.

707.963.0171.

Sonoma

Richard Holve, MD

401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa.

707.393.4044.

Honorable Mention

Fred M. Brewer, MD

3883 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa.

707.521.8966.


Best Dog Obedience School

Marin

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato.

415.506.6263.

Napa

Napa Valley Dog Training Club

68 Coombs St., Napa.

707.253.8666.

Sonoma

Sonoma Humane Society

5345 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa. 707.542.0882.

Honorable Mention

Olivet Kennel

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa.

707.542.2066.


Best Doggie Day Care

Marin

A Lot of Love Dog Care

Corte Madera, 415.924.6510.

Napa

Ruff Dog Daycare + Hotel

49 Enterprise Court, Napa.

707.258.2020.

Sonoma

Olivet Kennel

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa.

707.542.2066.

Honorable Mention

Camp Bow Wow

2120 Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa.

707.546.2267.


Best Groomer

Marin

Canine Design

1435 Fourth St., San Rafael. 415.456.4112.

Napa

Tails of the City

2205-A Main St., Napa.

707.254.7877.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Olivet Kennel

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa.

707.542.2066.

Sonoma Humane Society

5345 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa.

707.542.0882.

Honorable Mention

Pet Talk Grooming

6 Enterprise Drive, Rohnert Park.

707.585.3810.


Best Pet Boutique

Marin

Pet Cottage

218 Greenfield Ave., San Anselmo.

415.485.1158.

Napa

Fideaux

1312 Main St., St. Helena.

707.967.9935.

Sonoma

First Place Tie

Debbie's Pet Boutique

10333 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor.

707.838.1896.

Fideaux

43 North St., Healdsburg. 707.433.9935.

Honorable Mention

Give Your Dog a Bone

170 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0364.


Best Animal Shelter

Marin

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato.

415.506.6263.

Napa

Napa County Animal Shelter

942 Hartle Court, Napa. 707.253.4382.

Sonoma

Sonoma Humane Society

5345 Hwy. 12, Santa Rosa.

707.542.0882.


Best Kennel

Napa

Wine Country Pet Resort

1199 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa.

707.252.7877.

Sonoma

Olivet Kennel

2404 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa.

707.542.2066.

Honorable Mention

Fit 'n' Furry

860 Lindberg Lane, Petaluma.

707.769.7387.


Best Feed Store

Marin

Pet Pro

909 D St., San Rafael.

415.459.4080.

254 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley.

415.381.4100.

Napa

Wilson's Feed & Supply

1700 Yajome St., Napa. 707.252.0316.

Sonoma

Western Farm Center

21 W. Seventh St., Santa Rosa.

707.545.0721.

Honorable Mention

Frizelle-Enos Co.

265 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol.

707.823.6404.


Best Veterinarian

Marin

Dr. George Walters, Northbay Animal Hospital

4140 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael.

415.499.8387.

Napa

Dr. Glenn Baker, Twin Oaks

1195 Mee Lane, St. Helena.

707.963.4843.

Sonoma

Dr. Matthew J. Carter, Central Animal Hospital

203 D St., Petaluma. 707.762.2693.

Honorable Mention

Dr. Lisa Pesch, Veterinary Healing Arts Center

245 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.1491.


Best New to you

Marin is a bastion of quality used baby gear, and, with a new burbler in the house, I have driven from the hills of Mill Valley to the tract homes of Novato scooping up great Craigslist finds to clothe her. But now, those searching for recycled top-of-the-line items in the nation's wealthiest-per-capita county don't have to comb through online listings from questionable sellers—not, at least, with San Rafael's Outgrown and Fairfax's Yeah Baby!, your reader's picks to tie for best kids consignment shops in Marin.

Both Yeah Baby! and Outgrown have the kinds of brands that Marinites have no problem spending mad bank on, using for two months and then discarding. Burberry for baby? You got it. They've both got a solid policy of only carrying clothes in good shape, and the prices are a burp of fresh air. If you're looking to pick up some Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Small Paul or Ollie Baby duds at Circo by Target prices—plus a selection of maternity clothes and toys—Outgrown and Yeah Baby are the spots.—G.M.


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