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Best Baby and Toddler Outings Around Seattle and the Eastside

Best nature outings, coffee shops, story times and museums and more for babies and toddlers

Getting Out and ABoutAfter we brought our newborn daughter home, once the initial excitement of learning how to keep her alive wore off, I started wondering, “What exactly are we supposed to DO with a baby?” I started researching ways to prove I was incompetent or that something was wrong with her. I read parenting books so I’d “get it right” in the future but all that did was fuel my worry engine. Add some sleep deprivation and I nearly lost my mind after the first month.

The only thing that helped was to get out of the house, each and every day. New parents, take note. Yes, it’s inconvenient. But your baby needs to get some stimulation every day. The sooner you get out and join the parent community, the happier you (and by extension your child) will be.

Plus, as you'll soon find out, it’s actually easier to get in shape (and eat out, and see a movie, and go to museums) with a baby in tow than a dawdling toddler.

Here are some of our favorite activities to do with babies and toddlers so you (and they) can get the support and social engagement you need. Browse all the ideas or skip to your favorite.

Get outside

Swim and wade

Get a membership to a baby-friendly museum

Go to story times

Go to a kid-friendly cafe

Hit the indoor play spaces

Eat out, see a movie, or get some exercise

Join a support group

Enroll in an infant or toddler co-op

More ideas for babies and toddlers

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