Emily Stocking

I started Babies by the Beach in 2016 to encompass my

growing passion for helping families begin their journey

into parenthood. New parents are constantly being

bombarded with information, and often times conflicting

theories on child-rearing. I hope to provide you with the support you need to make whatever decisions you feel are best for your family. With a strong background in the science of child development and years of hands-on experience caring for infants, I can offer unbiased information to questions and concerns if desired. I can also provide a plethora of local resources to make your transition easier and more joyful. I love giving families a break so that they can rest and devote time to their own needs. Self-care is an essential part of the physical and emotional undertaking of becoming parents, and I believe an important ingredient to having a happy family.   

Educational Background: 

Bachelors in Child Development and Psychology

California Polytechnic State University 

  • Infant Development

  • Language and Cognitive Development

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Family Development 

  • Toddler and Preschool Development 

  • Perspectives on Caregiving 

  • Creating Curriculum for Young Children

  • Administration of Children's Programs

  • General Nutrition 

Postpartum Doula Training

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)​​

  • New Mother Care

  • Nurturing Families

  • Counseling and Communication

  • Postpartum Mood Disorders 

  • Community Resources 

  • Newborn Care

  • Newborn Sleep and Schedules

  • Vaccines and Illness

  • Newborns with Special Needs

  • Breastfeeding Techniques

  • Feeding Guidelines and Safety

Lactation Educator Counselor Certification 

University of California San Diego 

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding

  • Latch and Positioning 

  • Common Concerns 

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Maternal Nutrition 

Infant CPR and First Aid Certified

American Heart Association


Professional Lectures Topics:

Best Baby Ever

  • Infant Massage

  • Babywearing

  • Creating Baby-Friendly Environments 

  • Infant Development and Tummy Time

  • Postpartum Mood Disorders

San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance 

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders 101

  • Optimizing Postpartum Care from ACOG

San Diego Birth Education Center 

  • Multiples for Doulas 

Meet The Owner

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