The idea behind Moms Pump Here is pretty genius: a website and GPS-driven app that points new moms in the direction of clean, safe places to nurse or pump in the city. Click on "Nearby Nursing Room" to find one within a…
New Yorker Alexis Spadaro Thalhauser knows that cutting teeth isn’t pleasant. But at least it can be really cute with her new line of Lexypexy teethers. They’re made from non-toxic, naturally antibiotic, hand-finished a…
Blueleo launches a nanny referral service
Local online marketplace Blueleo has launched a no-fee referral service designed to help families find a new gig for their nanny, baby nurse, or housekeeper. On the flip side, it gives families looking to hire domestic …
New support group helps moms deal with toddlerhood
Toddlers can be a real pain in the you-know-what. Commiserating over power struggles and bedtime tantrums helps. That's the idea behind the new Toddler Parenting Support Group from You Plus 2 Parenting. Led by founder a…
Local resources for breastfeeding moms
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we've scoured the City for the best gear, gurus, and guidance for moms who nurse. Gear: You can rent the Medela Symphony, Ameda Elite, or Ameda Platinum pump at Yummy Mummy (1201 Le…
Uber’s new family-friendly service
Uber has done an amazing job of easing taxi-shortage rage in New York with their genius (if pricey) on-demand car service. And now they’re trying to make schlepping around the city with a little one easier, too–and safe…
It's just a **lot** to keep track of
From those last weeks of pregnancy through the first years of childhood, there are lots of medical appointments to schedule. And lots of milestones to record. And lots of developments to share. Baby Bundle organizes all…
Learn CPR the fun way
Seeing a child choke is scary. Seeing a child choke and realizing you have no idea what to do is terrifying. For a first-time CPR lesson (or a refresher course), we like the idea of organizing a private group session. ……
Two new ways for moms to boost nutrients
Juicing may be having a moment, but it's not necessarily safe for expecting or nursing moms. That probably explains the proliferation of beverage companies targeting the pre- and post-natal crowd. The latest? Bundle Org…
Cindy Barshop opens up about infertility
Motherhood can feel lonely at times. Especially if you're struggling with heartbreaking issues like miscarriage, PPD, or infertility. It can be incredibly healing—liberating, even—to share these experiences with others …
A new resource for kids' therapists in the city
There are lots of kids who need speech therapy. And there are lots of speech therapists. Yet somehow it can be really challenging to find the right fit. Ditto for occupational therapy, physical therapy, special educatio…
Mommywise introduces sleep coaching tele-classes
We’ve all been there—totally exhausted, wondering if the baby will ever go the *&$@ to sleep. Mommywise wants to help. The Brooklyn-based practice has been creating custom sleep-training programs for nearly a decade; no…
FitBump launches next week
It can take serious effort to stay active and healthy while carrying around a growing belly. That’s why Kira Kohrherr, a local publicist with a soft spot for fitness, health, and nutrition, is launching FitBump on June …
The 411 on cleaning your living space
You'll never hear us bashing New York as a place to raise children. Still, there's an undeniable ick factor. (And we're not talking about the dog crap.) Even the most OCD among us can’t always detect the environmental h…
Baby Bodyguards offers a convenient new CPR and choking class
The only thing scarier than a choking infant is not knowing how to help a choking infant. Brooklyn-based Baby Bodyguards has added a private Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Course to their car seat installation and baby-…