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 …
OrgaNums delivers fresh organic baby food
Making your own baby food is splendid and honorable. And time-consuming and messy. We're all for having the stuff delivered—especially when it's made with organic ingredients and free of allergens, fillers, and preserva…
The zoo invites toddlers to get their hands dirty
It takes some effort to connect your toddler with nature when your front yard is a sidewalk and your backyard is an alley. The Lincoln Park Zoo wants to help. Its new Learn, Explore and Play (LEAP) program offers tots ……
A how-to on starting solids
Feeding a baby actual food can be nerve wracking when you're just getting started. Bump Club and Beyond and Whole Foods want to help. On July 24 (at the Lincoln Park Whole Foods location) and July 29 (in Lakeview Halste…
Dancin' Sprouts shows are made for families
Outdoor concerts are way more manageable when the kids can let loose. This month, the Dancin' Sprouts series returns to the Chicago Botanical Gardens with an awesome lineup of perfectly silly tot tunes. Jam with the fam…
Circus Zirkus opens at the CCM
Circus aspirations run strong in the little-kid crowd. For a taste of what it's all about, take ‘em to the new Circus Zirkus exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Through July 31, young children can swing on a mini …
Rockin' new music from Little Miss Ann
One secret to a successful (tantrum-free) summer road trip is playing good (non-explicit) sing-along tunes. Perfect timing, then, that Little Miss Ann just launched her fourth album a few weeks ago. The quirky set of te…
The Lincoln Park Zoo shows off its newest arrivals
It could take half a day to spot all the new baby animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo. And we’re fine with that. Start at the antelope and zebra area, where you should be able to catch a glimpse of … Continued