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Best Places To Make Friends With New Parents In Connecticut

January 12, 2011 4:23 PM

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When you first have a baby, the prospect of making friends with other new parents can seem daunting. You will surely find that just by going to your baby’s doctor appointments, running errands, going grocery shopping or to the pharmacy that there are plenty of other parents out there. The best places to make friends with new parents in Connecticut offer opportunities to bring them all together, so you can form a network of friendship and support to help you through those early years. - Nicole Roberge
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Newcomers Club

West Hartford, CT 06117
westhartfordnewcomersclub.com

The Newcomers Club welcomes its members who have experienced a “life change” such as a new baby. Here, you can meet other families experiencing the same things you are – and right in your neighborhood. With a membership of more than 100 families, it’s a great way to build friendships and embrace the community, as well as share your new lives and excitement with others. There are monthly social groups, sports activities, girls’ nights out and kids’ activities. The Newcomers Club provides a fun and easy way to get to know people and start building new relationships, while sharing the joy of your new baby with others.

Nurturing Families Network

Saint Francis Care
114 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 714-5613
www.saintfranciscare.com/

Nurturing Families Network offers many services for new parents, such as phone consultations and home visits. But one of their special offerings is “The Mom’s Café.” Here, parents and parents-to-be are welcome to meet and support each other, providing an opportunity to connect with other people and also learn about what being a new parent is like. Like anything else, parenting can be a little easier when someone else is going through it with you. The group meets once a month, and there is no fee to join. It’s a wonderful way to connect with others in a supportive and engaging environment.

Hartford Hospital

80 Seymour St.
Hartford, Ct. 06102
(860) 545-5000
harthosp.org

Hartford Hospital’s Parent Education Program features a special class: “Happiest Baby.” Of course, a new baby is a joyous event, but it is quite a change for a couple. When the little one isn’t being adorable or sleeping, he or she may be crying or waking you up at night, and that may have turned your world upside down. Don’t stress. This class will teach you how to keep your baby happy in a calming way, so there will be no more fussy babies. Not only will you have the happiest baby, you will meet other couples and their happy babies too! The class is $65 per couple.

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