Amphibians to open at Shedd this weekend
Opening Saturday, May 16, at the Shedd Aquarium, Amphibians will showcase 40 different species of amphibians from all over the world, including salamanders, frogs, newts, and wormy-looking caecilians. Built with little …
Boats docks at the Chicago Children’s Museum
There’s a high seas adventure coming to the Chicago Children’s Museum —and we’re so there. Boats, open May 8 through the fall, will offer tons of pretend-play opps in lifelike boats (sailboats, kayaks, workboats) with p…
Meet the newest residents of the Lincoln Park Zoo
There are so many newbies at the Lincoln Park Zoo. And they’re all just too damn cute. Start at the Regenstein Center for African Apes, where an adorable baby girl gorilla, Bella, was born in February. You can see the ……
Perennial Virant's yummy new brunch for tots
Remember Sunday Brunch for two? Sigh. Well, at least Perennial Virant has made a fancy family brunch a possibility with its stellar new menu for little diners. Known for delish seasonal, local, and organic fare (and an …
Maggie Daley Park opens to the public
There can never be too many parks. The new lakefront Maggie Daley Park has a lot to offer little ones—even when it’s 16 degrees outside. Its 20-acre grounds are home to an ice rink, play garden, and field house, where ……
FroYo Chicago serves up good eats and good times
February isn't exactly the ideal time of year for frozen treats. But the newest FroYo Chicago location may change your mind. The yogurt is organic and delish (definitely try the peppermint stick and French toast flavors…
Let Momeeze bring the diapers and baby food to you
Between packing up the gear, timing the naps, and pulling on the layers, it's drudgery to take baby out on errands. Especially when it’s this damn cold. Momeeze has a solution. Founded by local moms Natalie DuBrow and V…
Tear-free merriment for the littles
Rare is the baby who actually smiles for the photo op with Santa. Instead, try one of these age-appropriate holiday happenings. Through December 21, the Zoolights are on daily from 5pm until 9pm at the Lincoln Park Zoo—…
Teach your little one that giving goes both ways
We don’t know many charitable toddlers. But the holidays are a great time to introduce the idea of giving back. More Than Milk has organized a few kid-friendly events to get everyone into the sprit. Take your little one…
Grab tickets for the new Lionel Train Adventure
Toddlers and their trains. Treat the engine-obsessed tyke in your life to a ride on the new Lionel Train Adventure at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The 28-passenger trackless electric train whisks riders from a classic train st…
Good Juice Co. serves cold-pressed yumminess in Old Town
Gotta love a toddler snack that's easy to grab, full of vitamins, and fresh. Let's do a little happy dance for the opening of Real Good Juice Co. in Old Town, where organic, locally sourced juices and smoothies come in …
Keep baby clean (and adorable) at mealtime
Getting mushed avocado out of a footie is no one's definition of fun. When baby transitions to solids, it's time to invest in a few full-coverage bibs. Whole Foods in Lakeview carries a slew of fruit-themed waterproof b…
Where to find more than just apple picking
Since toddlers generally need a shoulder ride to pick apples from trees, it's a good idea to visit an orchard with other ways to round out the fun. Here, three day trips worth a visit. On the weekends, head to … Continu…
Kohl introduces a new support group
New moms have a lot to learn. And the Kohl Children’s Museum wants to help. Bring your baby (0-12 months) to their new weekly Baby & Me Time for an hour of tips and support from a maternity ward nurse. … Continued
A new music class comes to town 
Our mom friends in New York rave about Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad music class, so we’re thrilled to see it’s finally arrived at the Kidville here in Lincoln Park. Each week, a live four-piece band leads kids ages 0 to …