As a new parent or new-to-the-area parent, finding reliable and trustworthy medical care for your little ones is among your most important decisions. So what style of care are you looking for? Pediatrician or Family Doctor? Laid back vs. strictly clinical? Old school or modern techniques? Big office vs. small shop? Traditional or modified vaccination schedule?... The comparisons are endless and every family’s needs are different. But one thing is certain: everyone wants is a medical professional they can trust to take careful responsibility for their child’s health and well-being – no matter what the needs may be.
Thankfully, here in Lamorinda, we have an array of pediatric care options that appeal to just about every family’s style. Often offices will let you schedule a new patient meet and greet before you formally join their practice. Insurance sites usually provide ratings and reviews of doctors in your network and within your area but here is the neighborly take on each of the top options in and around Lamorinda to get you started in your search:
There are so many options for toting your tots to dine out and about in Lamorinda. Little and big kids alike have favorite restaurants as we are not short on options. Ask any child and they will tell you the reason why they have a favorite restaurant and they know exactly where they want to go for their birthday dinner. Ask any parent, and they know which restaurants are ‘kid-friendly’ and where they can find value, variety and...a place noisy enough where they won’t stand out!
Tilden Park is HUGE, so you can enter it from Orinda or Berkeley. It’s a popular site for groups and families on weekends, and has so much to do it never gets old. So many of the activities are perfect for children!
Getting extra help and support during the first few months is sometimes critical when a young family member (or any family member!) isn’t sleeping enough to function well. A popular alternative to full on zombie survival mode is the proactive approach of hiring a night nanny. Especially in two income families or families with existing children getting used to a new family member...waking up exhausted is not the only way.
Night nannies are usually employed anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months or more if needed. Usually until parents are feeling confident with established sleep and feeding routines. Schedules of night nannies vary depending on each families needs, once a week, every other night or on nights prior to their workday. Common hours are either 9 or 10pm until 6am. In Lamorinda, parents turn to a few local and trusted nannies for their needs.
Whether new or experienced parents in the Lamorinda area...if you are looking to get some much needed sleep from your little ones waking you to feed all night? Or are you ready to start sleep training those sweet little toddlers? We’ve got some local Lamorinda moms who can help get you back on track and feeling like yourself again!