IN’BOX delivers fresh-prepped school meals for little ones
A personal chef may not be in the cards for many of us, but a gourmet lunch box delivery service could be the next best thing. Created by local moms Ingrid Calvo and Stephanie Rubin, IN’BOX offers preschool-appropriate …
CMANY hosts a shadow-making workshop
Since shadows tend to solicit giggles from toddlers, the upcoming Shadow Playground workshop at the Children’s Museum of the Arts should be a hit. Bring your child to the museum from 3pm to 5pm on August 22, 23, 28, or …
Gourmet Rice Krispies treats are here
Say what you will about the evils of sugar, Rice Krispies treats are a happy place for many children of the eighties (like us). So we plan to be among the first in line when Treat House opens tomorrow. Located … Continu…
Wovenplay launches pretend-play clothing
We’re big fans of Wovenplay. (Like really big fans.) And we've gotta say, the Greenpoint-based label's newest addition is genius: machine-washable pretend-play clothes. Each costume in the Aventuur collection is sold as…
The Queens Zoo gets a teeny new addition
--Photo by Julie Larsen Maher, WCS Late this spring, the Queens Zoo welcomed a baby pudu—the world's smallest deer. The ridiculously adorable (and yet unnamed) fawn hangs out near the other South African animals, close …
Kidsy eases the what-to-do conundrum
There’s no shortage of activities for kids in this town. In fact, the challenge lies in deciding what to do—and managing the logistics. Kidsy has a solution. The new site streamlines the whole play date-planning process…
Manhattan Milk adds meat and produce
We’ve loved Manhattan Milk’s old-fashioned dairy delivery service since it first launched in 2007. (And not just because the owners, who personally come to your apartment and stock your fridge, look like this.) So we we…
Little Free Libraries pop up in lower Manhattan
Even Goodnight Moon gets old after a while. Here's a cool way to freshen up your child's book collection. The Little Free Library is a traveling book-swap program that sets up outdoor "book shelters," where kids (and ad…
What New York parents expect and pay in 2013
Nanny. That's what 82% of us call the woman who helps us take care of our children. Our nanny, to be more precise (say 65.6%). And while 71% of us who have nannies are working in an office full or … Continued
New York Sports Connection centralizes registration
There are a lot of toddler sport classes in New York. A lot. And while word-of-mouth is the way most of us choose our kids' programs, we like the way UWS dad Aaron Finkel thinks. He's just launched a site … Continued
Team Esteem opens it services to toddlers
Aside from the usual tantrums and sharing snafus, toddler play dates are generally fun for little friends-in-training. But for children with developmental delays, speech issues, or weak conversation skills, they can be …
Last-minute openings for wee ones
Like everything else in New York, camp experiences start early. While no one's shipping off a toddler on a camp bus, there are some fun summer sessions for the 3-and-under set. And no, it's not too late to register. The…
Mommy Nearest locates anything you might need
It's generally not too difficult to find a baby-friendly lunch spot or clean changing table in the City. Still, we appreciate the convenience-minded inspiration behind Mommy Nearest, a new directory-type app for NYC mom…
Cynthia Rowley’s candy store gives new meaning to “dark chocolate.” 
Don't shoot the messenger, but Cynthia Rowley has just opened a new candy shop. And it's awesome. Opened mid-February on the second floor of her four-story Madison Avenue store, CuRious Candy has an Alice in Wonderland-…
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…