Welcome to babydom! It’s a whole new world. The good thing is you’re not in it alone — especially in Chicago. We scoured the city and polled friends and family in a search for the best resources, places and services for this new stage of life. Click through our flipbook for the scoop on everything from support groups to mommy fitness programs to sleep trainers, plus lots more.

Open Play: Bubbles Academy

Have you walked into a fairytale? Nope, just entered Bubbles Academy, which -- besides being pretty and colorful -- is big on getting littles to use their imaginations. One of the best ways to enjoy this colorful, dynamic space is through Open Play. Babies can practice their crawling skills with the tunnels, inflatables and foam structures in the Meadow and Mountain Rooms. Open Play is open to children ages 0-6, and all children are instructed to be conscientious of the little ones around.

1504 N. Fremont St., Lincoln Park (312-944-7677 or bubblesacademy.com)


What is your favorite baby space or service in the Chicago area? Let us know in the Comments!

— Natasha Davis

Featured photo: TK Photography for Bump Club Chicago