Fall Editor's Letter



Starting when my girls were just a few days old, I would take them outside for some fresh air. The idea began with my mom. She was in town to help out after the birth of both girls. After I had my first, she suggested I sit outside with Tori for a few minutes each evening to “give the baby an airing.” Mom is a big believer in the power of fresh air, and as a new mom, who was I to argue? After a few weeks of sitting out back, we moved on to nightly walks in the stroller. My rule of thumb was 50 degrees or higher and we went out for a walk. I loved those nightly constitutionals! As cooler days are arriving in Kansas City, it’s the perfect time to head out for a stroll. If you’re tired of walking around the neighborhood, we’ve got a list of great stroller-worthy places to visit in Kansas City. And when it’s too cold to venture out, we’ve included indoor destinations as well. Check it out.

I was fortunate and didn’t need to utilize a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after the birth of either of my girls. For many parents, it’s a reality and can be a scary one. Whether planned or not, the time a baby spends in the NICU is stressful. Olathe mom Sarah Lyons, who knows a thing or two about NICU stays, shares invaluable tips and info.

If it’s time for you to choose a place to deliver your bundle of joy, great news! Our Labor & Delivery Guide, both here in print and online at KCParent.com, gives a great overview of places that deliver. Be sure to read through it to aid with your decision-making process.

Enjoy the cooler temps with your little ones, KC!

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