Parents of Tots

Building a Supportive Social Network

Do you have a new baby under the age of one?  

If so, there are lots of resources in our community available at your disposal.  Below is a non-comprehensive list.  Members can also refer to our Google calendar for new parent events

  • Breastfeeding Groups and Resources (Note: request access to our New Parents' Google calendar for information on local recurrent general and lactation support groups for new parents)

  • Recommended Baby-Related Phone Apps
  • Babywearing
    • Diaper Lab in Davis Square, Somerville

      • Have classes on cloth diapers, babywearing, infant sleep and will let customers try on various baby carriers

    • Babywearing International of Greater Boston

      • Monthly weekend and Monday evening meetings held in Somerville, Arlington, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Hingham, and Newton

      • BWI of Greater Boston (formerly Boston Babywearers) is a greater Boston, MA area non-profit group made up of diverse parents who love babywearing. We meet every month to learn from one another and teach others who are new to BW.There are many great resources online, but there is nothing like walking into a room full of parents wearing their little ones and being able to learn, make friends, and work together to build a community.

  • Movie theater baby matinees

  • Other
    • Regis College has a Guide for First-time Parents
    • Do you have well meaning family and friends offering to help out with your newborn care but they don't know what to do?  If so, they (and you!) might find this checklist helpful.
    • Have a child in the NICU?  Project Sweet Peas may be able to help you with emotional support!
    • If you're considering having (another) child, you might be interested in learning more about the costs of having a baby.

Have something to add to this site?  Please email pot.president@gmail.com and let us know!

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