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Hospitals | Clothing & Nursery Furnishings | Education & Support
Home Services | Labor Care Resources | Pediatricians & Infant Health Care
Photographers | Other Services


Children's National Medical Center , 202-476-5000.

George Washington University Hospital , 202-715-4000.

Howard University Hospital , 202-865-6100.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , 202-877-7000.

Sibley Memorial Hospital , 202-537-4000.

Frederick Memorial Hospital , Frederick, MD, 240-566-3300.

Holy Cross Hospital , Silver Spring, MD, 301-754-7000.

Laurel Regional Hospital , Laurel, MD, 301-725-4300.

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center , Olney, MD, 301-774-8882.

Prince George's Hospital Center , Cheverly, MD, 301-618-2000.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital , Rockville, MD, 301-279-6000.

Washington Adventist Hospital , Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-7600.

Dominion Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-536-2000.

Fauquier Hospital , Warrenton, VA, 540-347-2550.

Inova Alexandria Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-504-3000.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital , Fairfax, VA, 703-391-3600.

Inova Fairfax Hospital , Falls Church, VA, 703-776-4001.

Inova Loudoun Hospital , Leesburg, VA, 703-858-6000.

Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital , Alexandria, VA, 703-664-7000.

Prince William Hospital , Manassas, VA, 703-369-8000.

Reston Hospital Center , Reston, VA, 703-689-9000.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center , Woodbridge, VA, 703-523-1000.

Virginia Hospital Center , Arlington, VA, 703-558-5000.

Clothing & Nursery Furnishings

Baby Blossom
Northern Virginia's source for baby gear and beyond. Visit us in Fairfax or Reston for our superior selection of strollers, car seats, gifts and more. Fairfax: 9512 Main Street., Fairfax, VA. 703-865-4688. Reston: 1631 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA. 571-313-1717. ,

Belfort Furniture
Belfort Furniture, the largest furniture store in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, carries an extensive collection of kids and baby furniture, including cribs, changing tables, dressers and beds. ,, 22250 Shaw Rd., Dulles, VA, 703-406-7600.

Kensington Caboose
Stocked with quality children's clothing and toys, trendy maternity-wear, baby equipment and a selection from retail vendors. Serving the community for 23 years. , 10508 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-0178.

Paddington Station
Consignment maternity and children's clothing, toys, books and baby equipment.
448 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA, 703-938-0378.

small change
Providing upscale clothes, baby gear, handcrafted gifts and new toys for babies through teens and mothers-to-be since 1981. , 1629 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA, 703-437-7730.

Education & Support

Bringing Home Baby
Tushies to toes, we'll help you get settled. Naturally. Eco-friendly infant care, baby carriers, postpartum doula care, new parent classes and infant massage. , 11506 Lockhart Pl., Silver Spring, MD, 301-906-6162.

P.A.C.E. (Parent and Community Education)
Bringing families together since 1973, P.A.C.E. continues to provide educational/emotional support for first-time mothers and their new babies. Second Time Around Groups now available. ,,

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
This walk supports the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation in providing patient support for and increasing awareness of the millions of mothers and their babies impacted by preeclampsia. The family-friendly event takes place at 10:30 a.m. on May 18. ,, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD,

Silber, Perlman, Sigman & Tilev, P.A.
We handle adoptions for diverse families: domestic and international adoptions, second parent adoptions, surrogacy agreements and donor agreements. We also handle all areas of family law. , 7000 Carroll Ave., Ste. 200, Takoma Park, MD, 301-891-2200.

Home Services

Baby Proofing Montgomery
We provide high-quality childproofing and safety products, professional installation and comprehensive safety evaluations to parents, grandparents and caregivers, fitting any home, style and budget. , 301-984-9323.

Chef on Call
Too busy to cook for your family? On bed rest? Let us help! We do all the shopping and food preparation. You simply reheat and eat., 703-222-9088.

Safe Start Baby
Time to babyproof? Safe Start Baby is your babyproofing expert, offering professional installation, quality safety products, consultations, CPR training and a webstore with hundreds of babyproofing products. , 888-240-SAFE.

Labor Care Resources

Mother & Baby Matters, Inc.
Since 1991, has provided birth doula and postpartum doula care with flexible scheduling for days and/or overnights and certified lactation consultants for breastfeeding help. , 12001 Market St., Ste. 301, Reston, VA, 703-787-4007.

Pediatricians & Infant Health Care

Feeding Therapy Program at TLC
If you have feeding concerns for your newborn or young child - challenges with feedings, spitting up, irritability, transitioning to solid foods - call for a consultation. , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-738-1415.

Palisades Pediatrics
Dr. Christi Hay
Palisades Pediatrics is a unique pediatric practice that provides home visits, direct access to the physician and expanded healthcare services for children newborn to 21 years old. ,, P.O. Box 40814, Washington, DC, 202-735-7600.

Pediatric Dental Care
John Han, DDS
At Pediatric Dental Care, your child's oral health is our primary concern. Let us build beautiful smiles starting in infancy. , 10614 Warwick Ave., Ste. B, Fairfax, VA, 703-383-3434.

Rabbi Avraham Rappaport, Certified Expert Mohel
Parents' and doctors' preferred choice. Most specialized and painless procedure possible. Joyful and accommodating ceremony. Serving the greater MD, DC, VA communities and beyond. Office: 301-260-7590. Cell: 443-790-6541. Toll-free: 877-MDMOHEL. ,,

TLC's Family Hearing Center
Offering hearing testing for infants in a safe and comfortable pediatric-friendly environment. , 2092 Gaither Rd., Ste. 100, Rockville, MD, 301-738-1415.


Artistic Design Photography
Unique maternity, infant and children's photography. , 301-741-1575.

Other Services

Abbye Ashton Inc.
Specializing in nannies, newborn care, housekeepers, housemen, couples and cooks for placement in homes in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

B & G Regal Domestics, Inc.
We provide upscale nannies as well as the full range of high-end domestic assistance. Our applicants are fully screened and personally interviewed. ,, P.O. Box 34557, Bethesda, MD, 301-770-4995.

Infant/Toddler Family Day Care
A network of professional child care educators with a commitment to the principle that learning begins at birth. Providers located throughout Northern Virginia. , 11166 Fairfax Blvd., Ste. 206, Fairfax, VA, 703-352-3449.

Staffing Solutions @ Mother's Aides
Professional in-home child care since 1979. Live-in/out, part-time caregivers, elder care, house managers, personal assistants, chefs. Emergency, short-term, temporary services. Carefully screened, complete background investigation. Serving the metro area. , 5618 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, VA, 703-250-0700.

Nanny Poppinz
A nanny agency created by moms for moms. Live-in/out. Nannies, housekeepers, newborn specialists. Full- or part-time. Temporary/hourly care. 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. 1-877-A-NANNY-4U or 703-873-7574. , is a household employment payroll and tax service. We assist families hiring nannies, housekeepers, nurses and other domestic employees remain compliant with Federal and State taxing authorities. , 24236 Knollbrook Pl., Aldie, VA, 703-819-9796.

DC Metro's premier on-demand babysitting referral service for one-time, part-time, full-time & last-minute needs. Sitters have extensive childcare experience, carry CPR/First-Aid certifications and passed extensive background checks. , 5 Northrup Ct., Rockville, MD, 240-341-9182.

TeacherCare provides extraordinary child care by placing a playful, loving teacher in your home. Teachers care for all of your child's daily and enrichment needs. Ages birth-teens. , 703-204-0511.

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know - so you feel secure in hiring someone you trust. ,,