Hometown Babies: Boston

Beantown babies live surrounded by history. Check out all the old -- and new! -- places in Boston that are perfect for your little one.

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Courtesy of Jo Swani

Meet the Tour Guides

"This is a walking city," says Jo Swani, co-owner of The Moxie Agency, a public relations company. "Being able to get around on foot is key for me. I spend hours strolling my son around the South End." We asked her to share some of the many places they go.

The guides: Jo Swani, 34, with Deven, 16 months

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Peter Ardtio

Mulberry Road

"I visit a store called Mulberry Road for special baby clothes and gifts," Swani says. Ambajam blankies are ridiculously soft and a top seller ($27; Shop.MulberryRoad.com).

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Five Isis Parenting Centers

Five Isis Parenting centers offer groups and seminars for pregnant women and parents. "I took their Great Beginnings class with Deven and made good friends," Swani says. "We bonded over our lack of sleep and wacky body stuff. It's nice to feel you're not alone!"

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Peter Ardito

Boston Public Garden

The tale Make Way for Ducklings ($12; BarnesandNoble.com) is famously set in the city. In Boston Public Garden, tots can hug a bronze sculpture of the birds.

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Peter Ardito


UPPABaby, based in the suburb of Hingham, recruits local parents to test and to pose for pics with their luxe strollers, including the new Cruz ($459; UPP ABaby.com).

Originally published in the September 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and availabilities are subject to change. Please contact each hotel and attraction for up-to-date rates and information before taking your trip.

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