Whether you’re looking for children’s classes, mommy & me classes, or the perfect store for nursery furniture and baby essentials, Houston’s best stuff for infants and toddlers has you covered. — Amber Hilton

The Motherhood Center

3701 West Alabama, Suite 230
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 963-8880

The Motherhood Center in Houston offers several classes and services for infants and toddlers and their parents. In addition to pregnancy support and birthing resources, the Motherhood Center also offers a long list of children’s classes. These include classes in yoga and fitness, music and art, as well as classes based in the Montessori tradition. There is also a baby sign language class for children ages six months to three years, as well as little gardeners and craft class for children ages three to five. All of these classes are focused on helping infants and toddlers meet major developmental milestones. The Motherhood Center also offers fitness classes, support groups and a variety of other resources for new parents. There is even a photography studio if you’re looking to capture priceless memories of your infant or toddler. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is open later for massage appointments.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd.
Pasadena, TX 77507
(281) 474-2551

The Armand Bayou Nature Center in Pasadena, Texas, is situated roughly 25 minutes southeast of downtown Houston. The center offers mommy & me classes that help introduce toddlers to nature through use of the five senses. Classes incorporate storytelling, movement, art, music, literature and games to help teach young children about plants and animals, and foster an appreciation of nature. Children ages 24 months to four years are welcome with an accompanying adult. Classes are offered from late September through early June; eight sessions are offered during this time, each with different themes, so that you can come back again and again. Class sizes are kept small to help foster interaction, so call early to make your reservation.

USA Baby & Big Kids Too! of Houston

Westheimer Location
9523 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 532-9191

FM 1960 Location
2222 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 444-4002

If you want to create the perfect environment for your infant or toddler, USA Baby & Big Kids Too! of Houston is the place to go. USA Baby has two convenient locations in Houston – one on Westheimer and one on FM 1960. This store specializes in nursery furniture, kid’s furniture, strollers, bedding, diaper bags, toiletries, and other essentials for baby and mom. If interior decorating isn’t your thing, there are more than 60 designer-decorated showrooms between the two shops to help you get inspired. The warehouse is conveniently located on site. Many designer brands are offered here, and there is something for nearly every budget. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Phone orders are also accepted.