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…

Babies ‘R’ Us debuts its new look in Union Square

Stocking up on diapers, wipes and other baby essentials isn’t exactly our idea of a fun shopping excursion. It’s all about quick, in-and-out. So it helps when the vast, one-stop baby emporiums are well orga…

Alfresco WiFi for WAHMs

We’re not sure which is worse: a sobbing toddler pounding at your home-office door, or loiter-slumming at Starbucks. Now that the sun is shining, work-at-home moms have another option—the park. Thanks to pa…

Sizing up the new Bugaboo Bee

Three years after the Bugaboo Bee debuted (and more or less bombed), we are just two weeks away from the debut of the “New Generation Bee.” The StrollerTraffic team spent the past week poking, prodding an…

Three cool resources for expecting moms

Despite the power of maternal instincts, preparing for a baby is hardly intuitive. Certain things—like which baby bottles minimize gas, how to time contractions, and the best way to install a car seat—simpl…

Car services that come with car seats

Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport recently starting providing travelers with free “self-service” strollers to help families maneuver through the terminals. We won’t hold our breath waiting for a similar serv…

Ideas for entertaining kids in the backseat

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means you’ll probably be in the car with your kids at some point. It’s rarely a peaceful journey door-to-door, but these tips from the StrollerTraffic Scouts should help keep ‘…