Smitten Films turns digital pics and clips into mini flicks

There are plenty of apps that do nifty things with your raw digital media. But here’s a service that saves you the hassle of sifting through gigabytes of snapshots, clips, and files.

Swaddle Waddle lands at Books of Wonder

Bookstore culture is a big part of raising a baby in New York—whether you’re buying, browsing, or just dodging bad weather. So it seems fitting that one of our favorite neighborhood storefronts, Books of Wo…

Gifts with local flavor

To honor those tough little buggers growing up as native New Yorkers, we’ve put together a For the NYC Baby Pinterest board, full of great gift ideas.

Yogi Beans hosts certified RIE classes

RIE is huge in LA. The hands-off parenting philosophy is based on early childhood educator Magda Gerber’s theories that when parents observe more and do less, they can encourage a baby’s natural abilities. …

What to snap up from our favorite shops

With warmer days in the mix (finally), it’s time to start stocking up for spring. Here’s what the owners and buyers of New York’s top baby stores had to say about the most popular items coming in for the ne…

Brooklyn Makers sells locally made stuff for kids

Last spring, blogger Teresa Lagerman launched Brooklyn Makers as an ode to the many Brooklynite artisans and designers crafting super-stylish and sustainably-made goods for kids and families. And now she’s …

The Honest Company lands at J&R Jr.

We would never (ever) diss online shopping. But sometimes you just need stuff now. So we were happily surprised (totally psyched, actually) to discover that J&R Jr. quietly started stocking Honest Company p…

Red Carpet Kids does over-the-top movie parties

It’s a bit unusual for us to feature something meant for kids ages 5 and up, but this is one idea worth bookmarking. Red Carpet Kids is, quite simply, the best birthday party concept we’ve seen.

Oeuf intros NYC-themed plush toys

We’re always up for a little hometown pride—especially if it’s in the form of super-stylish, eco-friendly, sustainably made plush toys and pillows.

The Carlyle hotel debuts “Sophie and the City” packages

We’ll admit it’s unlikely that anyone would actually put up their parents (or in-laws) at the Carlyle. But let’s just say that . . . . 

Festive gifts for baby’s first Valentine’s Day

Flowers and candy are kind of lost on babies, but there are plenty of other ways to make a fuss over them on February 14th. We’ve rounded up a few gifty ideas from around town for spoiling your little one.

Score mad deals on Pink Chicken overstock

Considering the daily onslaught of deals online, it’s been a while since we’ve geared up for a good ol’ fashioned sample sale.

Readings by Mo Willems and other kidlit heavyweights

One of the many reasons we love the MoMA Design Store is the awesome (not to mention, free) Children’s Author series it kicked off last fall. As it turns out, the 2013 lineup is even better—starting with Mo…

Best Dressed New York lives up to its name

Special occasion dresses should be, well, special. That’s the idea behind Best Dressed New York, a by-appointment-only boutique tucked away in an UES townhouse.