Readers’ Choice: Top-Voted Family Resources
Kids’ Dentist to Smile About
Bothell Pediatric Dentistry (Bothell) — Going to the dentist can be a blast at Bothell Pediatric Dentistry: “The staff make going to the dentist FUN! … and the waiting area is like a mini-retreat for parents.”
Lynnwood Kids Dentist (Lynnwood) — How is this for high praise: “My 4-year-old actually begs me to go see the dentist.”
Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry (four Puget Sound locations) — Voters praise the dental care with a gentle touch and the fun, kid-focused environment.
Positive Parenting Group or Class
Lake Washington Toddler Group (Kirkland) — LWTG welcomes children ages 5 months–4 years, offering programs and classes for parents and siblings that promote strong, healthy families.
Program for Early Parent Support — PEPS (multiple locations) — This indispensable org helps parents of infants and young children build communities that empower them to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and the sharing of information. A must.
Woodinville Toddler Group (Woodinville) — This “very supportive and nonjudgmental group” provides community for parents and an environment in which toddlers can play and create with their peers.
Allegro Pediatrics (eight Eastside locations) — Voters have praised the clean clinics, caring staff and wonderful access to health care available at Allegro. “They always get us in! We are never rushed and always leave feeling comforted and taken care of.”
The Polyclinic (multiple locations) — Staff pediatricians offer both inpatient and outpatient care, ensuring continuity for children’s health and well-being.
Swedish Medical Centers (multiple locations) — Readers appreciate the convenience of weekend hours, multiple locations and top-notch medical care by great staff. The app “simplifies everything.”
Special Needs Resource or Service
Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center (Seattle; via telehealth statewide) — The center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and emotional disorders in children and adults, using a strength-based approach.
Kindering (multiple locations) — Offering evaluations, therapy, early intervention, education and support to serve children with special needs and their families.
Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy (Wallingford and West Seattle locations) — Speech language pathologists provide individualized services. “We were matched with a therapist quickly and have had a wonderful experience.”
Supportive Birth or Postpartum Service
Birth Matters NW (Eastside) — The doulas of Birth Matters NW have a combined 20+ years of experience providing labor and postpartum care, including birth classes, full-spectrum doula services and placenta encapsulation.
Exhale: Body & Birth (Seattle) — PALS-certified birth and postpartum doula with a commitment to health activism, reproductive justice, providing inclusive and full-spectrum care.
Swedish Medical Centers (multiple locations) — In addition to expert delivery, maternity and postpartum care, Swedish offers a wide variety of classes that expectant and new moms and dads rely on for peace of mind in early stages of parenting.
Trusted Nanny or Babysitter Service
The Nanny Consultant (Woodinville) — “Kyla Lopez-Perkins takes caring care of the parents [to make] sure they have the perfect nanny who fits their family,” avows one satisfied customer.
Seattle Nanny Network (Kirkland) — Offering long-term child care, backup care and child care for events, Seattle Nanny Network earns voter props for its excellent training of nannies and great customer service.
West Coast Nannies (Bellevue) — This boutique placement agency wants to help your family find the perfect nanny.