Hometown Babies: Pittsburgh

Find out why Pittsburgh is a great place to parent.

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Meet the Tour Guides

Courtesy of Shelley Rodgers

Meet the Tour Guides

"I grew up here then moved away for several years, but I couldn't wait to come back," says Shelley Rodgers, a senior producer at KDKA, the local CBS station. "I'm so happy to raise my son in my hometown, where everyone is friendly and helpful." She and Drew frequent North Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo. "There's tons to do. You just have to get out and enjoy," she says. Good advice, no matter where you live!

The guides: Shelley Rodgers, 30, with Drew, 10 months

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Smile!

Bryan McCay

Smile!

Family-friendly local restaurant Eat 'n Park gives kids free Smiley Cookies (and hands them out at events such as the March of Dimes March for Babies).

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Fans from Birth

AP Photo/ Keith Spakocic

Fans from Birth

Pittsburgh babes are raised to be sports fans! During last year's Super Bowl, newborns posed (for a few minutes) with Terrible Towels for the Steelers.

"We take our son to sports games. I watch. He looks cute in a jersey!" says Rodgers.

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Homegrown Talents

Courtesy of 4Moms

Homegrown Talents

Baby-gear company 4Moms is located in the industrial-chic Strip District. The namesake moms are raising 15 kids! Their new Origami stroller folds at the touch of a button. ($850; 4Moms.com)

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History Lesson

Jeff Greenberg/ visitpittsburgh.com

History Lesson

Andrew Carnegie made his fortune in Pittsburgh steel, then he built many institutions in the 'burgh. Kids flip for dino skeletons at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

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Get to the Point

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Get to the Point

Families picnic where three rivers join together.

Originally published in the January 2012 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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