New York Family Baby Blog

Tips, trends, musings, and giveaways for expectant
and new parents with infants and toddlers

Where To Donate Baby Gear

By Elisabeth Reed

Five great places to donate your toys and kids’ stuff and help families in need this spring.

745324_90137114 As the mom of three kids, I do my best to routinely go through toys and gear in my home so we’re not overloaded with kids’ stuff. But it still feels like Brandon, Julia, and  Sarah accumulate new belongings faster than I can keep up with them.  Not to mention all the random items I keep for nostalgic reasons (like [more]

Spring Fever Essentials For Tots

By Elle Belle

Spring has sprung for our littlest blogger — she shares her picks for making the most of the (finally) beautiful weather we’re having

ChalkSwirlInsertSmall_large I think I have a case of spring fever! This tiny toddler is tired of arctic temperatures, snow, and being stuck inside and is ready to hit the great outdoors and dominate the playground! I simply couldn’t get by, however, without these spring essentials. I’m sure your kids will love them, too: Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter: I’ve been getting around town [more]

Elle Belle Reports Live From Pirates and Princess Adventure

By Elle Belle

Our littlest blogger gives rave reviews to Disney’s latest fantasy adventure on the stage

DL8 Jake and Sofia Put on your tiaras and swing your swords as you join Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. You and your parents will love this new live show based on our Disney Junior's favorite series, "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." It featured great songs to make you sing out loud, an interactive screen [more]

Fit For A Prince

By amy goodman

Zulily’s lifestyle editor shows how your baby can get the Prince George Look without the royal price tag

zulily3 Prince George is the newest fashion icon and much like his dear mum, Princess Kate, has triggered overnight sell-outs but this time it’s cute rompers, cozy sweaters and more. Amy E. Goodman--the zulily lifestyle editor, with lots of expertise on dressing everyone from babies to mommies--has some great tips below on how to get the royal baby’s look (for a [more]

The Power Of “Let It Go”

By Alex Richards

One local mom witnesses the full force of the “Frozen” toddler army–and on a city bus no less

frozen-women Yesterday Trixie and I were waiting for the bus when we noticed two little girls--cute, blond sisters, about 6 and 3--singing while they waited for the bus. Guess what they were singing? Give up? Okay, I’ll tell you. They were singing "Let It Go." Y’know, from "Frozen"? I know, I know. I was surprised too. I mean, what are the odds that someone [more]

The Best Smartphone Apps For Techie Tots

By Iman Saad

Raising digital natives means screening the best age-appropriate apps for your curious kiddos

Fiete Match Fiete Match Kids (and babies and toddlers) these days seem to adapt to technology faster than ever--so while you may remember your very first (and not-so-sleek) cell phone coming not too long ago, children growing up in today's world are using smartphones and tablets from the get-go. But what does it all mean for parents striving to raise [more]