Let’s face it – packing up all the gear necessary to spend an afternoon out of the house with a baby can be a daunting task. But sometimes you’ve just got to get out! (Even if only for a short period of time.) Here are 5 places to go out and about with baby in Cincinnati:
9361 Montgomery Road G, Montgomery
The modern play area at the Mom + Me Play Café is made especially for babies and children under 5 years old. Not only do they provide a fun and engaging space for little ones to crawl around, they also offer coffee and tea for parents. Fussy baby? No problem. Blue Cocoon has special “bump seats” to help you bounce and soothe your little one, and nursing moms are always welcome within the play café.
8201 Arbor Square Drive, Mason
Did your New Year’s resolution include hitting the gym? Why not tagalong with baby?
According to the Little Gym in Mason, it’s never too early to have some “serious fun.” Parent and child classes are offered for babies starting at just 4 months old. These programs help promote early development with fun exercises and provide new challenges as your baby grows.
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11805 Commons Drive, Cincinnati
Kindermusik is recognized as a leader in music-based education for kids, and you can start bringing your newborn to classes when they’re just a few weeks old. At Sam Ash Music Store, you can join a class full of music and movement designed specifically for babies 0-2 years. Licensed instructors lead parents and their little ones on an adventure of learning and fun while laying a foundation for musical exploration.
Even though your tot won’t be reading their first novel for quite some time, the library is still the place to encourage a love of reading right from the start. The Public Library of Cincinnati has 41 branches and each one offers story times for kids. “Library Babies” is designed for infants 0-18 months and aids in the development of early literacy skills. Each story time utilizes songs, stories, rhymes and movement to engage your baby and to make their first library experiences fun and exciting.
3 locations in Greater Cincinnati: Mason, Oakley and Florence
Learning to swim is an important skill for all children to learn – so why not start early? Infant swim lessons begin at just 6 months and are designed for parents to participate alongside their babies. You’ll help your little swimmer master the “Teddy Float” – floating on their back for 30 seconds, as well as the “Teddy Paddle” – using flotation aids while paddling, blowing bubbles and kicking. The 90° saltwater pools promise to be gentle on your baby’s skin and eyes as they learn important water safety and swim techniques.
Babies don’t stay babies for very long. Make the most of this special time together by visiting these spots made just for you and your little sidekick!