Welcome to the Club
Viv Pickle. We love, love, love this diaper bag. It’s big, but not too big. There are tons of pockets. The lining is waterproof. You pick the fabric you want from more than 100 choices. All for … $70! 21 North 3rd Street, 215-922-5904; vivpickle.com.
Way to lose the baby weight
Baby Boot Camp. The good part: There’s at least one 55-minute class in our area every single day (from Center City to Upper Merion to Doylestown) where you can speed-walk and squat and dip with kid-in-stroller. The bad part: You can’t use the baby as an excuse anymore. $15 a class; babybootcamp.com.
Excuse to get out of the house
Reel Moms. As soon as you figure out how to snap in the car seat, go directly to the AMC Loews Theatre in Cherry Hill for new releases on Tuesday mornings at 11. There’s a changing table in the theater, and every baby’s crying, so no one cares. 2121 Route 38, Cherry Hill, 856-486-7420; amctheatres.com.
Place to meet new moms
The Maternal Wellness Center. This storefront in Mount Airy offers support groups out the wazoo (new moms, new dads, lesbian parents, single moms, etc.), plus massage, yoga, psychotherapy, acupuncture, and a retail store with cool locally made clothes and products. 606 Carpenter Lane, Mount Airy, 215-713-2666; maternalwellness.org.
Bella Figura. The Bravado! nursing bras in this barely year-old shop alone are worth it, but the clothes (Meet Me In Miami, Juliet Dreams, Chiarakruza) are so un-maternity-like that you might be bummed when you have the baby. 4 Mechanic Street, Haddonfield; 856-795-1991.