Getting Out of the House with a Newborn

Today's prompt over at NaBloPoMo is: Where is your favorite place to connect with friends? And while my answer pre-baby was probably "Happy Hour" or "A wine bar" or something along those lines... its changed to more baby friendly places now. I really enjoying getting out of the house with little Lucy... and I think she likes it too. So I thought I'd share some places that we've been so far (2 months in...) that have worked well.

The obvious one? Coffee shops. I've always enjoyed sitting around a coffee shop chatting - and its just as easy with a little one in a car seat as it was before. In this hot Sacramento weather - they are nice and air-conditioned and you can get a little pick me up if you didn't get much sleep the night before. Great spot for new moms.

Restaurants. Lucille does great in restaurants - sleeping most of the time. All so far have been accommodating. Roxy and Brookfields (that's where she is in the picture) even had the car seat slings for the table. Tower Cafe was very accommodating as well.

If you want to get interactive with the kiddos - and have them connecting too ... I highly recommend Baby Storytime at the library. We've been to two - and they were both fun.

Parks are of course another easy option... but right now in Sacramento its really too hot after 9am.

Any other suggestions on places to connect with friends after having a baby?

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.

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