Wee Bits: Rat Attacks, the Best City Strollers, Diastatis Recti Solutions, and Proof That You Should Order More Takeout

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WHAT? No, no, no, no, no. 

The Strategist catalogs the best city strollers, and there’s a lot here that seems right. (Also: One stroller is $1,300!)

While I have no doubt that stories like this one from Parents.com are both true and important, I have to say, I’m getting really tired of reading about how many of us can’t properly operate our car seats. 95 percent of us are doing it wrong? Really!?! Perhaps the problem at this point is that car seats are obviously too hard to use correctly, and perhaps someone should fix that.

The Fall 2017 schedule for Hall-Mercer classes is up, and registration is open now! There’s a bunch of classes for parents of variously aged children (cruising babies, terrific twos, young toddlers), a postpartum fitness class, and more.

Guys! A Philly mom has started a (very wide-reaching!) petition to get a lactation room or nursing pod in Union Station in D.C., Amtrak’s second busiest station in the country. (Currently, all that’s available is … wait for it … public bathrooms.) You can read about it — and sign it — here! 

Awesome story from NPR about special exercises to help fix diastasis recti. 

Speaking of exercising: Great piece from Runner’s World on getting back to running post-baby. (And it quotes Crystal Widmann from Philly’s own Y2BFit!)

Deal alert: Kids 12 and under get in FREE at the Museum of the American Revolution throughout Labor Day weekend, September 2 to the 4. (There will also be a bunch of kid-focused activities happening, too!)

This feels like the permission I need, via the NYT: “Want To Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests” 

Just a really lovely obit for Judith Jones — the editor who first flagged The Diary of Anne Frank as a book that should be published in English, and who later edited Julia Child — from the New York Times. 

From Philly.com: Will private funding (lots of it!) help save music education in our public schools? 

The Atlantic just ran a very graphic, very tragic photo essay about the (now closed-down) Kensington heroin camp, El Campamento. Sad and scary.