You’ve just moved. Your house is in boxes, your partner’s passed out and your baby is –what? Crying, feverish, teething?You don’t even have a pediatrician yet, where do you go for the lowdown and local parenting tips? The local parenting listserve of course!
Parenting listserves may be both famous and infamous, but no one can deny their usefulness in finding everything from baby gear to toddler clothes. Babble has done some serious homework to bring you a list of the top twelve parenting listserves around the country. Which is your favorite?
As Lynn Harris points out,Listserves can both clear the waters and muddy them up. They’re great when you need to sell a changing table or talk through a babysitter issue (get ready for some passionate debate on the latter), but they need to be used judiciously. Read: Don’t rely on them for medical diagnoses. But for a whole lot else? Have at it.