When baby makes three (or four or five), Mom and Dad have a lot to manage. It’s okay to ask for help and support, and have a little fun every now and then. We found essential services to make life with a little one easier. Flip through our album to see which people and places every new parent in Chicago should know about (and bookmark … and have on speed dial!).

For New Mom Social & Child Specialists: Sweet Pea Studio

Research consistently shows that healthier, happier moms tend to raise healthier, happier kids. Sweet Pea Studio hosts GRASP group (run by Allison Kramme, a clinical therapist; and Sara Sladoje, a Child Development Specialist) meetings to bring new mommies together to socialize, share and learn from each other.
 
3717 N. Ravenswood #214
Lakeview
Online: graspgroup.net

Photo: Sweet Pea Studio

What parent-friendly service could you not live without? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Anli Chen