- Everything you need to know about baby wearing (via Stroller Traffic)
- A third of housing will be made affordable as CPC approves Domino Sugar redevelopment plans (via NYC Mayor’s Office)
- Brooklyn school under fire after failing to report sexual abuse claim (via Gothamist)
- UWS co-op board bans strollers; tells parents to use the service elevator instead (via NY Times)
- 8-year-old launches campaign to buy lunch for classmates whose families can’t afford it (via FundRazr)
- Bringing Up Bebe author muses on life in her 40s (via NY Times)
- Study finds breastfeeding just might be overrated (via Yahoo)
- 10 reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12 (via Huffington Post)
Anything that might help your baby sleep better, calm grizzly toddler tantrums and make you feel less frazzled has our full attention. So the art of Feng Shui - thought to encourage imagination, learning, confidence as well as promote calmness and improved sleep - is something well worthy of incorporation into a kid’s bedroom. We caught up with Master Pun-Yin, one of New York’s most sought after Feng Shui experts – Mandarin Oriental, American Express and Calvin Klein are all on her client list – to find out the switches we need to make.
Life is a social whirl for music-minded NY babes. When they’re not perfecting their technical skills at Baby DJ classes, they’re twirling Saturday Night Fever-style at Baby Loves Disco (BTW get your tickets here for the March 16th show at Le Poisson Rouge.) And now it’s time to dust off the mini glow sticks because Baby Rave – […]
This week’s plastics scare is pretty worrying. Apparently even those BPA-free products touted as being super-safe have a mounting body of evidence suggesting they could be a time-bomb health hazard. Bad news for, well, pretty much all of us. I can’t think of many parents who don’t have a stack of Tupperware, plastic sippy cups or baby bottles crowding their cupboards.
We went snooping at the American International Toy Fair - the big daddy of toy pow-wows, with more than 1000 exhibitors – to find out what the year’s stand out trends are going to be. Consider yourself officially one step ahead of Santa.
- How cute is this? Little girl makes paper dresses with her mom (and the results are fabulous!) (via Huffington Post and @2sisters_angie)
- Kinvolved app targets truancy by sending texts from teachers to parents (via DNAinfo)
- Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 to open in spring and will feature a roller rink, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and handball courts (via Brownstoner)
- Greenpoint Kids Music website launches today (via site)
- Going viral: Toronto mom raps about her Muffin Top (via Today)
Please just watch this oh-so-sweet depiction of a kids imagination, made by Brooklyn film maker Bianca Giaever. Not only is it beautiful and ridiculously heartwarming but you’ll also learn useful (toddler) tips on how to cope with feeling scared (hint: pizza helps) and why you shouldn’t go to a swimming pool when it’s about to close.
Growing up in Crown Heights has its perks. It’s here you’ll find gems such as the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum, plus an abundance of leafy parks and cool coffee shops. So it’s little surprise that this North Brooklyn nabe has been dubbed the ‘next subway stop on Brooklyn’s gentrification express.”
So far in 2014 – between the two of us – we’ve welcomed more than a dozen new families to Brooklyn. NYC is just that sort of transient place where people are constantly coming and going. And the first bit of advice we give newcomers with kids in tow is that they should join the listserv for their chosen neighborhood.
- Four & Twenty Blackbirds are set to open an outpost of their famous pie cafe inside Brooklyn Public Library next month (via NY Daily News)
- As Ringling Bros Circus rolls into Brooklyn, fears grow over national clown shortage (via NY Daily News)
- Date set for this year’s Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo (via A Child Grows)
- Survey reveals working moms do 40 hours a week in the office and an additional 58 hours at home (via Salary.com)
- Brooklyn Lyceum to re-open today after snow-related issues (via Park Slope Stoop)
- 12 things you should never, ever say to teachers (via WeAreTeachers)
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