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 A Photograph of Baby Toes: Sri and Jana

For many first-time moms and dads who are unsure about professional newborn photographs, consider Sri and Jana. If you worry your little one won't collaborate, Sri and Jana seem to have the baby magic to calm them down before bundling them up in unique props. "Awww" your way through their online portfolio.

Online: chicagophotographynow.com
Photo: Sri & Jana

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

— Maria Chambers & Anli Chen

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