FFTC’s Ultimate Baby Guide to the Twin Cities

Ultimate Baby Gude

Oh, my goodness!  Congratulations!  You have a baby (or you are expecting). If you are anything like me, you may be wondering, “What now?”  Well, first let me tell you that you can relax. It’s going to be okay. This is your baby guide to Twin Cities resources.

We continue to update this list, so check back as often as you need. And drop us a comment if you have ideas for anything we should add or research. Are you a resource for new parents? Same deal. Leave us a comment, we’ll check it out and add as appropriate.

Getting Outside the House With Baby

Best Twin Cities Baby Outings: If you are looking for a way to get out with baby that has the added bonus of age-appropriate developmental benefits, you’ll love our list of the Best Twin Cities Baby Outings.

Twin Cities Baby Outings

Favorite Restaurants to enjoy your baby

Start with our list of 10 Baby Friendly Restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Baby Friendly Restaurants

Then maybe check out these restaurants:

  • Pizzeria Lola, 5557 Xerxes Ave. S., Minneapolis , MN 55410
  • Convention Grill and Fountain, 3912 Sunnyside Rd, Edina, MN 55424
  • Fig + Farro, 3001 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Blackbird, 3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Fika, American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Hot Plate, 5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
  • Hazel’s Northeast, 2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Keg & Case Market, 928 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
  • Red Robin
  • Applebee’s

Or stay home and try out locally-created Mostly Made Meals. We reviewed them here: Mostly Made Burrito Bowls. And here: Mostly Made Skillet Pasta.

Favorite Baby Blogs

Baby blogs can come and go, but these have shown staying power:


Favorite Twin Cities Baby Boutiques

These are some of our favorite baby boutiques:

And these come highly recommended, too.

  • Moss Envy
  • Good Night Moon
  • Lil Tulip’s–Stillwater
  • Baby Grand
  • Enchanted Tree House

Multi-Cultural Baby Resources

Exercise with Baby

  • Babies at the Barre We loved partnering with Tori Levine, founder and owner of Babies at the Barre to bring you barre exercises you can do at home. They don’t currently have a Twin Cities franchise, but you can also follow the YouTube Channel:

Tori Levine, exercise

Family Sports

Baby Classes, Workshops & Resources:

  • Pacifier often offers FREE workshops for new and expecting parents.
  • Amma Parenting Center offers resources for new and expecting parents at several metro locations
  • ECFE – Find your community’s ECFE developmentally appropriate program for parenting support and classes.This is your go to for Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, Even Start, Early Childhood Family Education, and School Readiness.
  • A Woman’s Design and the Nesting Place, offers comprehensive resources for new and expecting families.
It’s never too early to introduce music

Reading With Baby

Baby Book Recommendations

Looking for some good baby book recommendations?

Local author and illustrator Cori Doerrfeld (The Rabbit Listened) has illustrated a series of lift-the flap books that follow Baby and Puppy through the seasons. These would be a cute addition to any nursery bookshelf.

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Baby Names

Haven’t picked a name yet? You are in luck. While you probably know the Social Security Administration releases an annual list of the most popular baby names for the country, did you know you can search by just your state? Get some inspiration or pick names you want to avoid from their list of the Most Popular Baby Names in Minnesota.

2 thoughts on “FFTC’s Ultimate Baby Guide to the Twin Cities”

  1. Baby Hazel Games has more than 300 girl games to play online! We have collections of dressup, makeover and different kinds Of girl games.

    1. That sounds interesting, Sheryl. There are also some really good FREE paper doll templates online. That — with a box of crayons — can entertain children offline all day long.

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