Your Guide to All Things Baby in the Merrimack Valley

The baby didn't come with instructions?!? We're here to help with resources in the Merrimack Valley

February 9, 2024

Do you have a baby in the house in the Merrimack Valley? Or will you have one soon? Congratulations! We love babies here at Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley and remember how much we struggled to find resources in the local area after bringing home the baby. So we wanted to help our new Merrimack Valley parents by creating a list of baby, infant, and parenting resources in the Merrimack Valley all in one place for you! If you know someone who is expecting or had a baby, please let them know about Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley and share this list of baby resources in the local area with them!

While Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley does our best to keep up, please double-check with the Merrimack Valley business or organization to make sure event details haven't changed. 

Do you know of resources or an upcoming event in The Merrimack Valley for families with babies? Email us details at and we will add it to this guide or to our Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley events calendar!

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Connect with other parents in the Merrimack Valley!

Looking to connect with other new parents in the Merrimack Valley for playdates, advice, support ... or just to get out of the house for a few hours? We feel that! Here is a list of local groups where you can meet other new families ... plus information on how to subscribe for free to Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley, the BEST place in town to find events for families:

Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley

Macaroni Kid Merrimack Valley is a free local calendar, weekly e-newsletter, and website focused on fun family events and information. We gather all kinds of local family events and activities each week and add useful information about classes, family-focused local businesses, book and product reviews, recipes, crafts, school and camp guides, and more. We proudly serve families in the Merrimack Valley area and all the places in between!

Merrimack Valley Moms/Caregivers Meet Ups

Hello! All parents and caregivers are welcome here :) This is a group for moms and caregivers in the Merrimack Valley area of MA and NH looking to find things to do with their littles! Play groups, walking groups, or even just mom friends. Not town specific, anywhere in the local area is free game.

Andover Area Moms

Andover Area Moms Group is here for families to:

• To provide a place for Moms in Andover and the surrounding areas to support each other.

• Allow businesses to tell us about their services.

• Ask for help in locating a service, business, or health provider.

Merrimac Mom's and Dad's Group

This group was created to encourage parents from, and around, Merrimac, Ma; to share ideas and information about our town and the issues that are important to our communities.

North Andover Moms

This is a regional page for all area Moms, Dads and our community to go to for advice, recommendations etc. From favorite date night spots to outings with the kids to great hair salons, whatever you'd like to share with other members.

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Best parks and trails in the Merrimack Valley for strollers

Want to go for a walk but not sure which trails around the Merrimack Valley have the best stroller access? Here are some of our favorite parks and trails in the Merrimack Valley to take baby:

Merrimack Valley Family Friendly Hiking Guide

11 Tips For Hiking With Toddlers

Merrimack Valley Biking and Stroller Trail Guide

Merrimack Valley Playgrounds and Parks Guide

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Classes for parents and babies in the Merrimack Valley

👶🏽Baby & Me Support Group (Haverhill)

🐿️Tinkergarden: Animal Super Heroes (North Andover)

🌳 Free Tinkergarten Outdoor Nature Class (North Andover)

👩🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻 Playgroup (Georgetown)

🎼CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids (Boxford)

👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼Toddler Time at Launch Trampoline Park  (Methuen)

👶🏽Baby & Toddler Story and Play- (Groveland)

🎼👶🏼Pre-Dance/Movement for Age 2-3.5 (parents welcome) (Methuen)

🦆 Mother Goose on The Loose (Haverhill)

👫Monday Meet Up ( Andover)

🎼Clemenzi Music Singalong(Groveland)

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