Must-do Mondays 5/24: Best Parks for BabiesMonday, May 24, 2010
Second City Baby
Spring, or what's left of it in this sweltering heat, is almost over, and it means it's time to get your little one to the park. Yes, babies can go in swings too! (Just put a little blanket behind or in front of them to give them added support. But make sure he or she can hold up his head before you try it!)
I'm partial to parks with the cushiony flooring, especially for crawlers, rather than those with wood chips. I'm also partial to parks with a lot of shade because babies less than 6 months old can't wear sunscreen, and well, no baby needs a burn!
So, herewith, three of my favorite, baby-friendly parks:
Felger Park: Not only does it have lots of shade, plenty of baby swings and ample bench seating, it has sprinklers, and well, when it's hot, who doesn't want to play in the water!
Che Che Wang Playlot: Did someone say "new park"? Oh yes, it's new and clean, and if you've got crawlers, this is the place to be. But, beware. There's no shade (because it's new, of course), so the little ones will need serious hats. Or, go on a cloudy day.
Winnemac Park: The great expanse of this park makes for great stroller walking with the little one. And, there is a nature walk and garden where you can show your baby all the pussywillows he could ever want.
Do you have a favorite park to take your baby? Post a comment and let me know!