Everything you need to know about raising toddlers, babies & infants in the Kansas City metro!
The holidays are approaching, so consider making this Baby’s First Christmas craft (& keepsake). Even if your child isn’t a newborn…those tiny feet are adorable! You’ll want to remember them.
Need recommendations for the best pediatrician or dentist? Best play area for kids or where to get children’s haircuts? Check out our Audience Favorites around KC! Each year, we survey thousands of local families to get the Best of Kansas City recommendations for you.
Where to Shop for Maternity & Baby Clothes?
If you’re looking for affordable maternity clothes or affordable baby clothes, consignment sales are your best friend.
Check out upcoming sales with Just Between Friends Consignment or Here We Grow Again Consignment Sales to save big on quality clothing! They will also have strollers, car seats, books, toys & clothing for older children.
Things to do with Toddlers in Kansas City?
Take them to the movies at theaters designed especially for them! B&B ScreenPLAY! Theaters have tunnels inside the theater so little ones can run around & burn off energy before the movie…
It is a great way to get active with your little ones & spend quality time together.
Childcare in Kansas City
The Family Conservancy created a Guide to Choosing Child Care Providers, so you can easily find the best care for your babies & toddlers!
You can also explore drop-in daycare at Kids Park in Olathe. You can drop-in whenever, for an hour of child care or all day.
So, you can get flexibility & great child care.
Education Resources for New Parents
Language Development & Early Literacy:
Check out these Language & Literacy tips from The Family Conservancy –
Then, explore Library Resources at your local branch. We’ve compiled a Guide to All KC Metro Library Programs. For example, Mid-Continent Public Libraries host Early Learner Storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers & families. Babies are considered 0 to 18 months, Toddler time is for 18 months to 3 years old & Preschool storytime is for ages 3 to 5. Family storytimes are for all ages.
If you are looking for expert advice, you can find many resources from The Family Conservancy. A local organization in KC that works with families.
We also work with many other local experts to get you the best safety tips for babies, including how to install a car seat. Check it out below:
Do Babies Need Swimming Lessons?
Babies ages 4 months and up can begin swimming lessons.
The earlier you start your children, the quicker they will learn & the safer your family will be. If you’re interested in swim lessons for babies or toddlers, Aqua Tots Olathe is a great option!
They even offer parent & tot bonding time…
Other Resources for Babies & Toddlers
Baby’s First Haircut
Your baby’s first haircut is a big deal! Shear Madness is a hair salon dedicated to children with different packages available for little ones.
Baby Diapers & Donations
Happy Bottoms is a local organization that provides diapers to families in need. If you are a family in need, look into Happy Bottoms!
If you are in a position to help out, Happy Bottoms is always accepting diaper donations. You can find a local donation spot online.
For more info about finding mommy friends in Kansas City,