In the first few weeks and months schedules can be hard to keep to but you want to get out of the house to keep your sanity, here are some suggestions on the best places in Vancouver for new Mom. They will help you stay sane and also connect you with other new Moms to bond with. Meeting other new Moms in exactly the same stage as you can be a huge comfort!
Best places in Vancouver for new Moms
They are your new go-to place where there is an array of classes, comfy seats, bathrooms and space outside of your living room! I spent hours there (and still do!) and made wonderful friends. The Roundhouse community centre has weekly drop-in classes run by a public health nurse, which covers a new topic each week from nursing, to sleeping to swimming. You can also just drop in to weigh your baby and save yourself a trip to the doctors office. Call your local community centre for times as they are not listed online. You can also register for many great postnatal classes the Roundhouse Community Centre here.
Walking is such a great activity and the sea wall is the perfect place for sleepless mom and restless babes. Available anytime, puts babies to sleep, and you get some fresh air. An all around win. The seawall is an amazing place to enjoy the scenery, stop and have a drink and experience life. From the West End east to Yaletown, around to Olympic Village and up to Granville Island has the best stops and places to explore along the way. That is a lot for one day but chose a bit and take it in! Here are the highlights along the Seawall for Moms and babes.
1. Olympic village is great because you can stop at the Creekside Community Centre for a rest or diaper change or Terra Breads for a coffee and snack. If you are really hungry, you can wonder over to Science World and use the Triple O’s take out window and enjoy a burger on the sea wall (that counts for iron, right!?).
2. Granville Island is also great, so many places to eat and the False Creek Community Centre with a great outdoor park.
3. Yaletown, grab a snack at Urban Fare and sit along the Marina enjoying the view and pop into the Roundhouse Community Centre for a feed and diaper change
4. West End, grab a lemonade from a street vendor and feel the sand in your toes.
Mom and baby yoga
If you are looking to get some core muscles back and are near Kits, try Semperviva.
The best place to get out and not have to worry about your child crying as lots of others will be crying too. They often have interesting vendors and discussion topics too.
If you like swimming to would just like a bit of time child free in the hot tub, the Aquatic Centre has reasonably priced child minding Mon, Wed, Fri 9am – 1pm. Even 45 mins on your own can make you feel human again!
Available for all ages and at all libraries.
The Robert Lee branch downtown has drop-in childcare available every day if you want to work out or swim.
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