Special Delivery

That’s the only way to describe a new baby, isn’t it? A tiny package that you can’t wait to have arrive. In this special Baby and Maternity issue, we’re ready for some serious baby talk. (It’s one of our favorite subjects!)

First things first… are you expecting a little girl or little boy? Maybe you are waiting to find out yourself on the big day? Whether the news is pink or blue, this is one of the best surprises you’ll ever share with family and friends. For some clever ideas to reveal the gender of your baby, check out our article Boy or Girl? (See the creative way to share the news with a soon-to-be sibling too!)

If this is your first bundle of joy, you may feel overwhelmed (and anticipating major dollar signs) when you see all the baby gear and equipment on the market today. From bottles and burp cloths to baby monitors and bedding, it all seems necessary. And everything is so darn cute, it can be hard to resist. What do you really need though?  Find out in Baby Gear: Splurges and Saves.

Finally, as a mom you are part of a universal sisterhood now – so take advantage of it! Join a local support group for advice, connection, commiseration and even clothing and equipment swaps. It takes a village, right? We’ve got a list of area groups just waiting to welcome you into their tribe.

As always, we appreciate you picking up a copy of Dayton Parent. We hope you’ll let us tag along through all the wonderful months and years you have ahead with your little one!

Susan Bryant

Editor

P.S. Need some ideas to keep the kids entertained when it’s just too hot to go outside? Check out Summer Fun Without the Sun for places all over town that offer an air-conditioned good time!

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