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Your Guide to All Things Baby in & Around the Shreveport Bossier Area

The baby didn't come with instructions? We're here to help with resources in & around the area

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher September 19, 2021


Do you have a baby in the house in the Shreveport - Bossier City area? Or having one soon? Congratulations! 

We love babies here at Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know and remember how much we struggled to find resources in the Shreveport - Bossier City area after bringing home baby. 

So we wanted to help our new Shreveport - Bossier City area parents by creating a list of baby, infant, and parenting resources in and around the Shreveport - Bossier City area all in one place for you! 

If you know someone who is expecting or had a baby, please let them know about Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know and share this list of baby resources and around the Shreveport - Bossier City area with them!

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

Do you know of resources or an upcoming event in and around the Shreveport - Bossier City area for families with babies? 

You can add low cost/free events to our calendar by clicking HERE. Email us at mimiwebb@macaronikid.com and we will get it added into this guide!



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Connect with other parents in and around the Shreveport - Bossier City area!

Looking to connect with other new parents the Shreveport - Bossier City area for playdates, advice, support ... or just to get out of the house for a few hours? 

We feel that! Here is a list of groups in the Shreveport - Bossier City area where you can meet other new families ... plus information on how to subscribe for free to Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know the BEST place in the area to find events for families:

Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know

This is a FREE weekly e-newsletter, website, area resource guide & events calendar helping you find family fun locally. CLICK HERE to sign up for our weekly newsletter which includes The Weekend Update (Contains the highlights of the weekend events so you NEVER have to miss out on something cool again) as well as recipes, articles, resource guides and MORE!

Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know

With over 11,000 members & growing, this Facebook group is the one place where Northwest Louisiana Area moms can find parenting advice & support, learn more about the area, plan a fun girls, date night out, or playdate using the Macaroni KID Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know website to house all of the resource guides & group calendar which is kept updated almost daily. This group formed out of the original Red River Moms online forum and later known as MomsLikeMe.com which moved over to Facebook when the local paper stopped supporting the online forum alongside longtime publisher & parent Mimi Rankin Webb.

Shreveport Area Autism & Special Needs Parent/Family Support Network

This smaller more intimate sister group to Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know offers families a place to share information, experiences, ideas & support within Shreveport Bossier (Ark-La-Tex) & the surrounding area in the matters of all things special needs related including but not limited to Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Downs , Sensory Integration Disorders & Issues, ADD/ADHD & the many other parenting & family challenges we go through in our day to day lives. It also offers events posts for family friendly events that can be enjoyed by everyone much in the way that the larger group does keeping families connected and included.

Families Helping Families Region 7

Families Helping Families Region 7 is a network of families who, because of their experiences have become committed to reaching out to individuals with disabilities and their families. This is a parent driven, coordinated network of services providing peer to peer support, trainings on disabilities topics as well as special education topics for parents, professionals, and our community partners. Caring for individuals with disabilities takes a wealth of support, knowledge and information. Connecting with others who have similar experiences gives families first-hand information and encouragement. They offer a parent support group which meets the second Friday of each month historically and can help get you connected with Early Steps, Medicaid, OCDD and other helpful services in the area designed for children and individuals who may have a developmental delay or disability. Find their website HERE.

Basic Necessities: Diaper & Period Products Bank

Basic Necessities provides free diapers, period products & incontinence supplies to people facing economic challenges in the ArkLaTex. You can swap out your outgrown diapers for the right size with both open & unopened boxes are welcome. Their services are also free of charge and they are centrally located in Shreveport on Centenary Blvd across from the College Northside Dorm parking lot.

Bossier And Caddo Parish Food Stamp Program

The Bossier and Caddo Parish Food Stamp Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and LaCAP, provide monthly benefits to low-income households and Louisiana residents at least 60 years old to assist in a portion of their food budget, respectively. SNAP participants may also be eligible for Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC) offered by the Louisiana Department of Health. For more information or to see if you qualify for these programs click here

MOPS at Broadmoor Baptist   

MOPS of Grace

MOPS of Christ UMC

MOPS is an acronym for Mother's of Preschoolers and is a Mom-meeting where you can enjoy crafts, mom-time & more while the kids have their own separate activities. These are primarily church-based in our area and require registration to attend. These can be a great way to get out and meet other Moms!

B A Blessing Group

This is where you can share your outgrown baby clothing & equipment, maternity clothes, kids clothes and more with area families in need. EVERYTHING is posted for free and this is a great way to give back to our community!



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Best parks and trails in & around the Shreveport - Bossier City Area for strollers

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

Arthur Ray Teague PKWY 

Enjoy this dog friendly walking/biking trail that runs alongside the Red River In Bossier.

Clyde Fant Memorial PKWY 

Enjoy this walking/biking dog friendly trail that runs alongside the Red River in Caddo.

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

The property remains open during daylight hours so you can enjoy exploring and walking the trails and visit the boat landing to go fishing. Check our calendar HERE for special events such as the Saturday Story Walks and other fun programming!

R.W. Norton Art Gallery 

This is always a fun place to explore both inside and out behind the museum in the beautiful grounds and sculpture gardens! This is probably one of our BIGGEST hidden gems in the area!

Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

The trails are OPEN* during normal park hours.  This is a great place to get out and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine and maybe learn some fun things about area wildlife and more!



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Resource Guides for parents and babies in & around the Shreveport - Bossier City Area

Macaroni Kid Shreveport Bossier Mom's Area Guide to Toddler Fun

Enjoy our guide to ALL the Baby & Toddler fun in and around the area! Find the daily schedule of area toddler times, storytimes, library activities and more in this helpful guide.

Macaroni Kid SB Moms In the Know Mother's Day Out Resource Guide

Find the right Mother's Day Out and MOPS program for your family in this handing reference of area offerings!

Macaroni Kid Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know Swim & Splash Guide

Cool off: find splashpads, pools & swimming lessons in and around the Shreveport Bossier City area. Need to know where to find indoor lessons for baby or your toddler? We can hook you up!

MacKid Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know Community Resource Guide

Find help when you need it the most with our area resource guide of non-profits who can help with rent, utilities, food, diapers and more.

Macaroni Kid Shreveport Bossier Moms In the Know Guide To Zoos, Aquariums, Tigers, Gators & More, OH MY!

Sometimes, you just GOTTA talk to the animals and we know where you can go to find the in Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas!

Guide to Area Farmers Markets, U-Pick Farms, Fresh Milk, Meat & More

Know where to find fresh milk, veggies, meat and especially where you can go to pick your own fruits and veggies.

FUN INSIDE Places To Play In & Around The Shreveport Bossier City Area

Here's where you can have fun AND stay out of the elements in and around the Shreveport - Bossier City area.

Hiking & Exploring Guide

Here are a bunch of fun Local Places to Walk/Hike and explore in and around the Shreveport Bossier City Area.

Find even MORE fun on our website HERE.



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