Bibs and Cribs Baby Expo is a fun day of learning, experiencing, and preparing for your new arrival with all the essentials for you and your baby from pregnancy to pre-school, in an atmosphere where you can meet and mingle with many different exhibitors who can help you at one of the most important and monumental stages of your life!
Breastfeeding Support Group: Making New Connections
Meets Fridays from 10 – 11 am at Mass General for Children at North Shore Medical Center, 4th Floor.
La Leche League of the North Shore
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, location varies – see website
Contact Laura at (617) 699-2123 or Maureen at (978) 468-1268
La Leche League of Salem
Meets monthly, location and times vary – see website for details.
Contact Alyson (978) 509-9450 or Emily (617) 620-9019
La Leche League of Topsfield
Meets third Thursday of each month at 10:15 am. 1 South Common Street, Topsfield, MA. Contact Erica at (978) 882-2835 or Jeanine at (978) 887-5282
The Breast Connection
Weekly drop-in sessions for moms with babies age newborn to four months. Lactation consultant will be on hand to provide support to breastfeeding moms. Tuesdays, 8:30-10 am. Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly. Contact (978) 283-7102 or (978) 879-4373 for more info. Free or suggested donation.
Groups – For Moms & Infants
CFCE of the North Shore
Hosts free, open playgroups for children birth and up (unless otherwise noted) at local libraries, churches and their Peabody location. Locations include Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Topsfield, and more. Schedules changes based on time of year, check out their website for full details.
Drop in Playgroup at Boxford Town Library
First Monday of each month, ages 0-5
10:30 – 11:30 am.
Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
Weekly drop-in sessions for moms, facilitated by a lactation consultant but you do not need to be breastfeeding to attend. All aspects of motherhood are discussed. Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm for moms of babies ages newborn to three months and Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm for moms of babies older than three months. Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly. Contact (978) 922-3000 ext. 2203 for more info. Free or suggested donation.
New Baby Support Group
Meet local parents (and their babies) in a welcoming, relaxed environment. Group is led by a postpartum/newborn nurse and breastfeeding education with 10 years of experience helping families. Mondays, 11 am – 12 pm. Birth to Three Family Center, 25 Green Street, Ipswich. Contact (978) 471-2180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Shore MOPS
Meets every other Thursday from 9 to 11:15 am. Typical meetings include eating, socializing, listening to a special speaker or short video, having discussion time, and doing a creative activity. Sometimes it’s a little different, but it always includes eating and socializing! They also have play-dates, MOMs Night out, and Special Events. Held at the North Shore Community Baptist Church located at 9 Hart St in Beverly.
Topsfield/Boxford Newcomers and Natives Playgroup
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, ages 0-5
(location varies, see website)
P.O. 56, Boxford, MA 01921
4th Trimester at A Mom’s Village
This special package includes 3 months of mommyTIME Membership (they’ll watch the baby while mom has a chance to relax, shower, nap, get pampered, or enjoy a hot cup of coffee), Mommy & Me Fitness Classes, mommyNAPTIME and 50% Discount on Mom & Baby Music Class. Located at A Mom’s Village at 637 Lowell Street, West Peabody.
Pregnancy and parenting classes ranging from childbirth to breastfeeding to CPR and more. This cozy spot also offers support groups for new moms. Located at 217 Main Street, North Reading. Contact (978) 500-5081 or email@example.com.
Marblehead Parenting & Tot Club
Marblehead Parenting & Tot Club has a lot to offer prospective, new and seasoned parents. Parents can begin with childbirth classes, then join a new parent group once the baby arrives. And kids can get in on the fun starting with music and art enrichment classes for infants through 3 years of age. A wide variety of classes are also offered for preschool age children along with open play times in their Tot Club indoor playspace for ages 0-6. Located at 40 Tioga Way, Marblehead MA. Contact (781) 990-5254 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Boston Birth Associates
Boston Birth Associations provides both birth and postpartum doula services. Their postpartum doulas offer caring and non-judgmental support after the birth of your baby. They can help with newborn care and household tasks anytime, day or night. They also sometimes facilitate new mom groups around the North Shore. Located at 800 W Cummings Park, Woburn, but helping families in many North Shore locations. Contact (978) 764-4414 or email@example.com.