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.



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



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



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.


Dr. Paul Martin

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.


Dr. Catherine Clinton

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

Dr. Dawn McGee

Dr. Bonnie Wise & Dr. Salasche

Dr. Stanley Friedell

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

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.