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-…
NYC Mom Support provides expert advice in a group setting
There's no shortage of books, webinars, and workshops on new-parent topics like sleep training, transitions, and positive discipline. But we prefer the idea of having an expert answer our questions directly. That's the …
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…

Yummy Mummy is now accepting medical insurance

Let’s give it up for the Affordable Care Act, which passed in August and allows families to pay for pricy breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies, and lactation support through medical insurance. The catch?

Kidville launches Mommies: 101

Some aspects of mothering an infant are completely instinctual. Others, not so much. That’s why we like the idea of Kidville’s new Mommies: 101 program . . . .

The most effective ways to offer Sandy relief

. . . .There are literally hundreds of Sandy relief efforts underway. We’ve chosen to highlight a few well-organized initiatives that are focused on providing rapid aid to the most dire situations—and those…

A Q&A with Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns might be known for being gorgeous, but the model turned writer and filmmaker is way more focused on improving the global state of maternal health through her non-profit organization…

The best numbers to call during tough times 

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child—or at least the advice of some really good experts. Here’s who to call when you need a little help with . . .

Whole Foods hosts a free seminar by nutritional experts

. . . .It’s become nearly impossible to navigate the supermarket with confidence. Welcome Apple to Zucchini, a healthy eating resource founded by Vicky Feltman (a pediatric nutritionist and former food edit…

Parenthood Psychology launches in New York

It’s great that Postpartum depression is now out in the open and on its way to being accepted by the judging masses. But that doesn’t make it any easier to get to a therapy appointment on time when you’re g…

How to learn infant massage right in your own nursery

Rubbing lotion on your baby after a bath sure is nice. But it’s not infant massage. Done the proper way, infant massage offers myriad physical, emotional, and developmental benefits, from stimulating muscle…

Parenting advice for a [really good] cause

We can’t imagine a parenting question that Seedlings Group couldn’t answer. The wise and wonderfully warm child development pros offer . . . .