Being a brand new parent can really limit your day-to-day activities. Between very little sleep and a teeny tiny little baby who’s not quite yet ready to take on the world, you can quickly fall victim to cabin fever. Luckily for all of us, our options grow as quickly as they do! I know for us, as soon as we felt comfortable taking our son out, I was hardly home. After nearly a month in the house I was more than ready to get out — even if it took me an extra hour to get out of the house!
The possibilities are endless in our beautiful city; here are my top 10 places to take your baby in Cincinnati:
One more reason to love our zoo is their new(ish) Nursing Nest. For the new or nursing mom this is a great place to stop for a diaper change, a bottle or to nurse your little one in one of their private nursing rooms.
Any of the new splash parks in the area are great for those days in August when you question why you chose to live in what seems like the most humid city in the country. (We also love Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound!)
Cincinnati Reds Games
Emily grew up just north of Cincinnati in Hamilton, OH and now lives in Western Hills with her husband Jim, their son James and their lunatic yellow lab, Rosey. Emily graduated from Xavier University (Go Muskies!), and is now a stay at home mom after working in marketing and promotions for local radio and TV stations.
Emily spends most of her free time visiting the manatees (James’ favorite) at the Cincinnati Zoo, shopping at local antique shops, or singing Beatles songs with James who typically just stares at her like she’s crazy. Emily hopes one day he’ll join in but for now she enjoys his giggles. She also enjoys photography and has quickly turned into a Pure Barre addict while trying to melt away the daily milkshakes she consumed while pregnant. So far it’s going well, but Skyline frequently gets in the way.
Emily loves to write and is looking forward to connecting with other Moms in Cincinnati while writing for Cincinnati Parent.