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 After-Hours Doctors: Lurie Children’s Convenient Care

An ear infection can lead to a sleepless night for everyone. For a doctor's help after hours and on weekends, there is Lurie Children’s Care. Not only are they open when your usual doctor isn’t, but they take appointments, too.

Open Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Convenient Care at the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center
2515 N. Clark St., Suite 801
312-227-8800
Online: luriechildrens.org

Photo: James Willcox via flickr

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

— Maria Chambers & Anli Chen