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New Moms

Welcome to motherhood! It’s a joyful, challenging, sleep-deprived time, and NPN is here to help you through it. Looking for support? NPN's New Moms Group gives you the opportunity to meet weekly with moms who have babies around the same age. We meet every Wednesday from 12:15pm - 1:00pm over Zoom. Check our calendar to sign up for the next one! We encourage you to attend weekly, or as often as your schedule allows.

 

New moms can also watch videos on topics such as infant sleep and postpartum depression, and seek advice and support on our member discussion forum. Trying to find a nanny? Our Childcare Classifieds can connect you with a parent-recommended caregiver or a nanny share family. 

 

New! Check out our All About Baby directory to find a Chicago pediatrician, lactation consultants and childcare options.

Your newborn care questions, answered
As an expecting parent, you are rightfully overwhelmed with all that's ahead for you when your little one greets the world. This tiny creature will depend on you for everything, and you want to be pre...
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A tale of two postpartum experiences
A day or so after giving birth to my first baby, a terror set in — a realization that my life had forever changed. I felt like a stranger in the world, going through the motions of being a mom on the ...
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The perks of a pandemic baby
In June 2021, we visited friends in the suburbs for a “pandemic baby” party. With all adults vaccinated and the older kids wearing masks, we gathered outside to hug friends we hadn’t seen in 18 months...
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Discussions

Formula Exchange - Buy/Sell, Give/Get

Starting a thread to facilitate the exchange of formula for those who need it.    I mistakenly ordered four 24 oz cans of Similac Pure Bliss infant formula. I’m going to return to Target but can also sell to someone on here if they need it. The cans are $31.50 each plus tax.    (Also f...

Outdoor music classes for little ones

The weather is finally gorgeous, so check out one of Merry Music Makers outdoor music classes in Roscoe Village, Northcenter or Andersonville! Babies, toddlers and preschoolers love to move to the beat and sing with their favorite grown-ups during our weekly Music Together classes that are also avai...

Are you a first time mom of a baby 0-6 months old?

The May session of The Chicago New Moms Group starts Friday, May 20th at 1pm.  Groups take place in person at Merry Music Makers located at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Chicago.  Due to the fact that babies cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19, all moms are required to provide proof of vaccination.  Register he...

In-home massage recs for post-partum mom

Hello! I have a newborn and am in all sorts of pain from awkward breastfeeding poses for hours and hours a day and night. Can you please recommend a good masseuse that does deep tissue-ish massages and would come to my house in Lincoln park? Thank you!  Anonymous poster hash: 48ed1...d80 ...

Botox Recommendations

Looking for someone/place to get Botox. Someone conservative, not over-priced, and skilled. Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Evanston, or elsewhere Anonymous poster hash: 1b962...39d ...


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