Essential Services for New Parents (Shhh … They’re Local Secrets)

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When baby makes three (or four or five), Mom and Dad have a lot to manage. It’s okay to ask for help and support, and have a little fun every now and then. We found essential services to make life with a little one easier. Flip through our album to see which people and places every new parent in Chicago should know about (and bookmark … and have on speed dial!).

For After-Hours Doctors: Lurie Children’s Convenient Care

An ear infection can lead to a sleepless night for everyone. For a doctor's help after hours and on weekends, there is Lurie Children’s Care. Not only are they open when your usual doctor isn’t, but they take appointments, too. Open Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat. &amp; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Convenient Care at the Lincoln Park Outpatient Center 2515 N. Clark St., Suite 801 312-227-8800 Online: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/specialties-services/emergency-medicine/convenient-care/Pages/index.aspx&quot; target="_blank">luriechildrens.org</a> <i>Photo: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/snorp/2816326056/in/photolist-5hSpBN-7Qa6Uf-9oq9gd-5iQazF-cqxPmq-3HmhQc-5nEDKY-bHAKgz-79tRBP-8u1zv6-79xHhN-8KgHv8-k1yPm-8u1zKe-79xH8U-rzFUb-8KgHuk-7iqZw3-atMLeP-azF1Rx-8KjLg3-79xHCG-79xHoN-4KTqgA-4ZHrPc-8KjLdY-oeVncr-ow8bFv-owuv4q-b2gYT2-6kL1Xf-oyuym1-nVC9MC-9KJa71-cqy5gG-7kTECt-4v6BQG-6ekBvt-oeNwrx-aSSxt-79Egwg-oSR2bU-auqtKC-aunRdP-8u4DsY-8u1ykT-aunRk4-aunRhi-6kHJ8p-8u4AF5&quot; target="_blank">James Willcox</a> via flickr</i>fuck

What parent-friendly service could you not live without? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Anli Chen