The Cubs aren’t the only ones that won big this year — it was also a pretty great time to be a Chicago kid! From new play spaces and family hangouts to new sweet spots, here are our picks for the best things to hit the kiddie scene in 2016.

Nurture Life

Need help on more than one meal per day? Have a little one who isn’t quite ready for solid food yet, but can’t bring yourself to feed her mush from a jar that expires when she’s twelve? Or do you simply want to serve your kids tastier, healthier meals but don’t have the time or the skills in the kitchen to do it? If you answered “yep, that’s me,” to any or all of the above, you’re not alone. Freshly launched this August in Chicago, Nurture Life is a total meal delivery solution that has met the demand for fresh, organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids from six months to 18 years old.


We’d love to hear about your new favorite Chicago find in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers with reporting by Amy Bizzarri, Lisa Snart and MaryKate Hickey