Swaddle Waddle introduces Little Expressions
We’re usually game for classes that teach babies how to communicate. And if they can possibly learn a second language, all the better. Swaddle Waddle's new Little Expressions class is designed to expand vocabulary and c…
Stock up before the next storm
We know a lot of little ones who were riled up by this week's snow. We also know a lot of moms who were completely unprepared. Here's where to find the best winter essentials around town.   Small Change (1196 … Continue…
The Grinch returns to CMOM
If you missed last year's Grinch’s Holiday Workshop at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, it’s back—and way more fun. The exhibit runs through December 31 and has an awesome lineup of new Who-ville-inspired activities,…
An Eloise event at the Plaza
Tea at the Plaza Hotel is one of those mother-daughter rites of passage. And if you can tie in Eloise, even better. On November 4, Eloise’s "Birthday Party Tea" will be held from 4pm to 6pm in the hotel’s Palm … Continu…
A new online program from Tribeca Nutrition
The switch to solids finds a lot of us scratching our heads. Tribeca Nutrition wants to help. Founder Natalia Stasenko, a pediatric dietitian and consulting dietitian for Head Start, has developed a new online program c…
Crumbs Bake Shop hangs a gluten-free shingle
Gluten allergies and aversions are pretty common these days. How smart, then, that Crumbs Bake Shop is opening Crumbs Gluten Free. Located in the Village, the stand-alone storefront will open within the next few weeks, …
The best new shows for tots
It's ticket-buying season in the City. But before you brave "Matilda" with your little ones, test their attention spans at one of these made-for-the-wee-set shows. With kids ages 2 to 5 in mind, the 30-minute “Songs Fro…
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…