Babyproofing

Childproofing Chicago


Best Baby/Kid Stores in the Chicagoland area

Galt Baby – a baby store full of knowledgeable employees and all sorts of baby gear.

Sprout San Francisco – a baby boutique specializing in all natural and organic products.

Twinkle Twinkle – an upscale baby boutique specializing in nursery decor and unique gifts.

 

Classes

Childbirth Classes – consultant who goes above and beyond to help future mommies feel educated about pregnancy and childbirth. She is also a doula!

 

Daycares

Discover the World Daycare in Roscoe Village:  Petra Dubell (owner) 312.731.0101

Little Green Treehouse in Lincoln Park and Lakeview

Children’s Learning Place  in Lakeview

Prairieland Montessori in Lakeview

Sonnet Academy – multiple locations

Goddard in Lincoln Park

Creme de la Creme – multiple locations

 

Dermatologists

Pinski Dermatology


Parental Support

Neighborhood Parents Network – an online and in person Chicago parent community board. It’s a great resource for connecting parents, finding schools, doctors, nannies, events, etc.


 Pediatricians

Dr. Paul Martin
312.926.7337


Prenatal Resources

Doula –  women who are there to support future mommies from pregnancy through birth.  My favorite doulas are Samantha (Shay’s personal doula) and Maura with Windy City Doulas.

Obgyn:

Dr. Catherine Clinton
312.943.0282

Dr. Melinda Lukens, Dr. Patricia Katz, & Dr. Patricia Gale
312.642.9844

Dr. Dawn McGee
312.726.3917

Dr. Bonnie Wise & Dr. Salasche
312.775.1100

Dr. Stanley Friedell
312.440.9400

Home Birth – give birth at home with this wonderful team of midwives

Prenatal Chiropractor – Dr. Tohtz at Serenty Family Wellness

Prenatal Yoga classes – Sweet Pea Yoga Studio

 

Primary Care Physician

Dr Amy Desai
312.922.3815


FREE Preschool Info

Oscar Mayer

Drummond Elementary

 

Public School Info

CPS Application 

  • If your child will be 3 by September 1 – get a PIN and then apply to 3 free CPS schools: Drummond, Oscar Mayer, and Sunder.
  • If your child will be 4 by September 1 – get a PIN and then apply to 4 free CPS schools: Drummond. Oscar Mayer, Sunder, and the Inter-Language Academy.
  • If your child will be 5 by September 1 – get a PIN and apply to: Classical and Gifted schools as well as an application to Magnet schools by the lottery system.

*The testing/application period is October 1 through December 1. You then find out which schools your child has gotten into or where they are on the waitlist in late March.

Chicago School GPS – consultants who will help parents navigate choosing the right public or private school in Chicago.