mio mio softens baby’s ride

Fans of cottony layette brands like Kissy Kissy and Baby Cottons will dig newcomer mio mio, which is bringing the immaculate, printed-pima cotton look to strollers.

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 . . .

The best hotels to catch the fireworks

The Fourth falls on a Wednesday this year, which means most of us are stuck in the city, sans barbecues and watching the Macy’s fireworks on TV. Of course you could always camp out for five hours to hold a …

La Maison Blanche in the off-season

It was kind of shocking that three boutique hotels opened in the Hamptons this past summer. Shocking because cool new hotels never open out east.

Sprout opens in New York

New Yorkers bringing up baby au naturel can do a little celebration dance on Saturday, when Sprout opens on the UES.

A new way to do Disney.

Here’s the thing about Disney. You can roll your eyes. You can wrinkle your nose. You can swear off the princesses. But eventually you’re going to cave. Everyone does. At least now you don’t have to schlep …

The do’s and don’ts of riding in cabs with babies

We’ve been on a mission to find trust-worthy advice on how to travel safely in a cab without a car seat, but the answer keeps coming back the same: just because it’s legal to take your baby in a taxi withou…

An ode to our favorite discoveries this year

It’s that time of year again—when booze and presents (er, egg nog and time with family) becomes way more tempting than seeking out cool new finds for babies and tots. So we’re signing off to celebrate the h…

Diapers.com introduces same-day delivery in NYC

We’ve never met a mom who isn’t hooked on Diapers.com. So we imagine you’ll all be psyched to hear that the baby essentials emporium has started same-day delivery service in Manhattan (sorry, borough moms, …

Skip Hop founder and NYC mom

As New York City moms, most of us have bought something from Skip Hop—whether it’s a super-functional changing pad, a drying rack that doesn’t hog up all the counter space, or a tasteful play mat. Founder E…

Five essentials beyond the lunch tote

We trust you’ve got the First Day of School outfit and backpack under control. But here are a few more essentials to help your tot (and you) survive the transition to nursery school.

Where to donate used baby gear

Clearing the apartment of outgrown baby stuff is one of life’s most liberating experiences. Unfortunately, most of the city’s thrift shops—Housing Works included—do not accept baby gear or clothes. So unles…

Family time out East

The Hamptons season officially kicks off this weekend, and whether you’re mooching, renting, or chillin’ at your own lovely beach pad, here are our picks for this summer’s best family offerings.

City hotels that welcome kids in their pools

New York summers would be way more delightful if we all had easy access to decent swimming pools. But fantasies aside, there is one interesting alternative to over-crowded public pools: hotels. Surprisingly…

Britain’s coolest strollers hit the States

UK cult brand Mamas & Papas is bringing its sleek line of strollers, carriers, and baby gear to the U.S. this summer. Brand reps brought the goods to New York last week for a preview, and boy did we take no…