Elemental Protection

10 Cute and Functional Jackets for Little Adventurers

From rain jackets to wind breakers and North Face to Eddie Bauer, these garments will protect kids against a range of damp and cold weather.

10/12/2021 By Jenni Moore

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

Cozy Up

9 Sweaters and Fleece Jackets to Keep the Kiddos Warm

From classic sweaters for boys and girls to pullover kids fleece jackets, these options from local Seattle boutiques and outfitters are a parenting win.

09/10/2021 By Jenni Moore

Puddle Jumpers

Kids Rain Boots to Keep Your Little One Playing All Day

The best kids waterproof boots this fall include Hunter kids rain boots with a Peppa Pig design and options from Seattle consignment stores and more.

09/02/2021 By Jenni Moore

Coronavirus Chronicles

Should Your Child Still Wear a Mask This Summer?

Like parenthood, the answer is complicated.

07/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Expect When You're Expecting...a Covid Vaccine for Your Child

Your 12-year-old can get vaccinated now. Here's what you should know about kids and shots.

05/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Great Expectations

The Best Seattle Shops for Maternity Clothes

Skip the big box stores and buy local for your pregnancy wardrobe.

02/23/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Things to do with a Kid

8 of the Best Playgrounds in and Near Seattle

The region's destination slides, climbs, and swings.

02/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Free time

Things to Do Around Seattle for Midwinter Break

Scavenger hunts, snowplay spots, and more: 15 ideas for all that free time you never asked for.

02/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Care Bears

This Seattle Bear Hunt Map Keeps Kids' Tantrums at Bay

A national movement, distilled into one handy Google map.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

BABY TALK

The Small Human Festival Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The new theater festival is predicated on the idea that babies might dig abstract art just as much as adults.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

Washington's Battle Against E-Cigarettes

With vaping and e-cigarette use on the rise, our region looks to cool the heat.

12/23/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Step by Step

What the Heck Is a Walking School Bus?

One local researcher revives a bygone practice—the stroll to school.

11/26/2019 By Lily Hansen

Staying Active

7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids in Motion

Exercise doesn’t need to be football or laps around the track.

11/26/2019 By Lily Hansen and Courtney Cummings

Tech Time Out

Does Your Kid Need a Digital Detox?

Kids’ fixation on digital devices shows no sign of powering down. Is it time for technological temperance?

11/26/2019 By Emily Alhadeff

Learning in the Dirt

Washington's Outdoor Preschools Let Kids Embrace Nature

They might offer health benefits, too.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

CHILDREN’S WELLNESS GUIDE

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy

Acrobatic exercise? Outdoor preschool? Tips from chefs? Oh, yes.

11/26/2019 Edited by Stefan Milne Illustrations by Mike Holm

March of the Half Pints

When Did Seattle Breweries Become Baby Hangouts?

This town increasingly views drinking local as a family activity.

09/24/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Cake & Chaos

Kids Parties That Don’t Make Parents Gag

We get it—if you have to sit through one more germ-filled, candy-powered party at a Chuck E. Cheese, you’ll riot.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones