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Insect Protection Do’s & Don’ts From Dr. Tanya Altmann

Insect Protection Do’s & Don’ts From Dr. Tanya Altmann

Dr. Tanya Altmann

With summer comes mosquitoes and mosquito bites. While it can seem like all repellants are the same and that they all offer safe and easy one-step protection for all ages, that’s usually not the case, especially when it comes to babies. Here are six do’s and six don’ts to keep in mind when using repellent to protect your little ones from insects this summer.

Do:

1. Keep your infants and young child’s skin covered as much as possible in lightweight clothing and try to cover exposed skin, such as tucking pants into socks.

2. Consider using a mosquito net over your stroller or infant carrier.

3. Choose insect repellents approved for use of children and follow directions on the package.

4. Apply insect repellent to clothing (instead of directly to the skin when possible), such as around ends of sleeves, pants and socks to avoid flying insects from being attracted to nearby skin. Only apply to exposed skin when needed.

5. After coming inside or before bed, wash off insect repellent with a hypoallergenic baby wash designed to moisturize, like Baby Dove Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash.

6. Wash insect repellent off your children’s clothing before they wear them again.

Don’t:

1. Don’t use fragranced products such as scented laundry detergent or lotions as that can attract biting insects.

2. Don’t use repellents that contain more than 30 percent DEET in young children.

3. Don’t use insect repellent on babies under 2 months of age.

4. Avoid using sunscreen and insect repellent combination products because sunscreen should be reapplied frequently and insect repellant should not as that can overexpose your infant to components of the insect repellent.

5. Don’t apply insect repellent near the eyes or mouth or on hands in young children who may put their hands in their mouth

6. Don’t store products within children’s reach or let children apply their own repellent.

Dr. Tanya Altmann is a UCLA-trained pediatrician who, in addition to being a working mother and releasing her two books (What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician’s Guide to the 11 Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids and Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers), has also been featured as a child heal expert on numerous news national TV programs. She has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She is also the official medical advocate for Baby Dove. Learn more about her at drtanya.com!

Zumba For Babies Is Here

Zumba For Babies Is Here

Zumba and BabyFirst TV have teamed up on an amazing class called Zumbini: A 45-minute music, dance, and educational program for children ages 0-4 years and their parents. Yes, it’s Zumba for babies!

Zumba is the largest branded fitness company in the world, and their partnership with BabyFirst brings the first class of its kind to children and their parents. The program will offer live classes, take-home music, books, toys and even an interactive TV show called “Zumbini Time.” Zumbini aims to create an ultimate bonding experience between children and their families while offering an early childhood education program to create a true 360-degree experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with BabyFirst,” says Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba. “They are the leaders in developmental programming for babies, and together we have done for early childhood education what Zumba did for fitness–we made it fun.”

The class’ curriculum includes cognitive, behavioral, social, and motor skill development mixed with singing, dancing, and playing to bring a “Zumba” flavor to Zumbini. Grammy-nominated producers created original music for Zumbini and the curriculum is specifically designed to engage kids and keep them energized. “Zumbini Time” is a shortened, at-home version of a live class meant to supplement Zumbini and will air nationwide three times a day, every day, on BabyFirst TV.

“By creating ‘Zumbini Time’, we are providing an alternative for parents who can’t make it to an in-person class, or don’t have a Zumbini class close to home,” says Guy Oranim, CEO of BabyFirst.

Furthermore, Zumbini and baby retailer buybuy BABY have partnered to bring Zumbini classes to select buybuy BABY stores across the U.S–NYC fams can head to the buybuy BABY location at 270 7th Avenue (between 25th and 26th Streets). After each class, families can take home a Zumbini bundle, which includes about 20 original songs, a songbook with lyrics and animation, and a plush toy.

“Our goal as a company is to bring this educational and developmental bonding experience to as many families as we can, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with this partnership,” Jonathan Beda, CEO of Zumbini, said in a press release.

To learn more, visit buybuybaby.com & zumbini.com!

 

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Jancee Dunn’s New Book Is A Field Guide For The Modern Marriage

Jancee Dunn’s New Book Is A Field Guide For The Modern Marriage

Reading How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids is like talking to your well-read best friend. That’s because the book’s bestselling author, acclaimed journalist Jancee Dunn, feels your pain. She too has been a frustrated mom; she knows why dads act the way they do (it’s part evolutionary, part neurological), and she helps couples manage those tricky first 30 years of parenthood.

In How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Dunn also explains why high-earning dads help less than those who bring home a smaller pay check. We interviewed her recently on why she wrote her book, lessons she’s learned since then, and why you’re not the only woman to want to poison the father of her child.

Your book has the best title of any book ever.

It certainly grabs your attention, doesn’t it? The publisher and I figured that if you’re a woman who just had a baby and are deranged, you need something simple and clear and direct.

It’s good even if your kids are teenagers.

I do hear that a lot. I’ve heard it’s also good for empty-nesters who need to get along with their spouse again after the kids have left. It’s basically how to fight like grownups, so it applies to any age.

What inspired you to write this book?

It’s the book I wish I had read when I was pregnant, despite the fact that the title might frighten you about having children. I wish there had been a book that would prepare me—you would still fight, but you would know how to handle it. Also, I wrote it because our marriage was in trouble. I could also see our child’s personality changing. It was the classic thing—we’d be sweet with the kid and curt with each other. That’s stupid, and my daughter knew something was up. I naively thought that she’d be fine because we were not taking anything out on her. If you’re fighting in a small Brooklyn apartment, you are taking it on her, indirectly.

I underlined passages that reminded me of my husband, and after seeing it in print, I felt like I could let some things go. Because it’s not just my husband. It’s a universal truth.

When our daughter was born, I felt really alone. I felt like no one was going through this except me. Even my close friends didn’t tell me how much they were fighting with their husbands. They would tell me years later, but we all kept it from each other because you feel little ashamed maybe or self-conscious.

You write about the jingling of the keys, when the dad is ready to leave the apartment and the mom is still getting herself ready after having fed, dressed, and packed up the children. He wants to know why it always takes her so long.

I would tell him: “Yelling ‘let’s go’ won’t get us out the door any faster. What would help is saying: ‘what can I do?’” He would genuinely be baffled about why I would run out the door with no makeup, in some insane, crazy outfit. And he’d say: “We’ve got to get started earlier.”

You interview an army of experts and cite tons of research. My favorite was the report that explained why men don’t get up for a crying baby at night: They actually don’t hear it. They’re hardwired to hear the overall danger to the family, whereas women hear the offspring.

There is research in sub-conscious brain activity in sleeping men and women. They found that the night time sounds most likely to wake up a woman (like a crying baby) weren’t even in the male top 10. Men would hear car alarms, strong winds, and heavy rain. Researchers figured out that it must have been because men were more responsive to disturbances that posed a larger threat to the whole clan. As for women, their job for millennia was raising babies, so they are more responsive to threats to the baby. Just knowing some of this stuff at least might have calmed me down a little bit. I used to just seethe.

Have you been able to sustain the lessons you learned while writing the book?

No matter what expert I consulted—whether it was a couples’ counselor or FBI crisis negotiator or a home organizer—everyone said the same thing: Clarity. Clarity. Clarity. Fights arise when things are not clear, when roles are not clear, feelings are not clear, when chores are not clear. On weekends, we would fight about who deserved to rest more and who deserved not to do chores. Every weekend we were starting anew. It’s a terrible way to go about things. Now, we divvy up everything. One person sleeps in on Saturday, one sleeps in on Sunday. I needed to increase my communication with him. I was not telling him, in a very clear way, what I needed. I went for emotional rather of practical. I would yell things like: “I’m doing everything around here.” That doesn’t help. It doesn’t give you a way forward. So last week I said: “I’m cleaning up the dishes and can you come over here and help me out?”

But even when you say what you need, you still get the: “I’ll be there in a second.”

I would be doing the dinner dishes and ask for help, and [my husband] would say: “Let it soak.” I would say to him that I needed to get in the kitchen to do other things. I would tell him that activity in the kitchen never stops… Over and over again, I would quietly lead him into another room and shut the door, stick our kid in front of Minecraft, and in a calm voice say: “When you say ‘in a minute,’ you treat this like an option.” I would tell him that things around the house take work; things don’t magically happen. I don’t have options; I just have to get things done.

Your husband came off very well in book, even when he was playing chess on his computer. Did he ask you to change anything?

He just confirmed things. He’s a journalist, so he kept saying: “What matters to me is to tell the truth.” He kept saying that readers can sense when you’re BS’ing them.

Your research is for heterosexual couples, but your insight seems it would apply for same-sex couples as well.

There’s usually a primary parent in every relationship—either same-sex or not—who does more of the work. And that can engender resentment, no matter who you are. But there is more research emerging about same-sex couples. They seem to be getting a lot of this stuff right that heterosexuals are not.

Do you see yourself falling into any parenting traps with your daughter the way you did with your husband?

I need to be consistent with her the way I am with him.

To learn more about Jancee Dunn, visit janceedunn.net!

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Childcare Resource: AuPaired

Childcare Resource: AuPaired

What parent doesn’t want flexible, dependable, affordable live-in childcare? That’s question Rachel Kuchinad had in mind when she founded AuPaired, an au pair matching service that works exclusively with US citizens (which is something of a rarity in the au pair agency industry).

Kuchinad is a mom-of-three and a former au pair and au pair employer herself, so she has experienced both sides of the au pair arrangement.

Her service focuses on finding the best match between a family and an au pair; AuPaired handles extensive vetting, personalized matching, travel arrangements, au pair training, and conflict resolution and check-ins throughout the year.

To learn more, visit aupaired.nyc!

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Maclaren X Dylan’s Candy Bar

Maclaren X Dylan’s Candy Bar

Two of the most recognizable names in the children and family space—Dylan’s Candy Bar and Maclaren—have joined forces in the sweetest way this year!

Just launched earlier this summer, the Maclaren X Dylan’s Candy Bar collection is a line of limited edition Maclaren strollers (including the Volo, the Quest, and the Junior Quest models) designed with Dylan’s Candy Bar’s signature aesthetic of vibrant stripes and colorful candies.

“As a mom myself, I wanted to design a stroller that was not only fun for kids, but for parents, too,” says Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar.

To learn more, visit maclaren.us!

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5 Essential Carpool Safety Tips

5 Essential Carpool Safety Tips

Carpooling is not only convenient, but it’s also a fun and efficient means of transportation (both during the school year and during the summer when kids are headed to day camps, warm weather activities, and play dates). Here are five tips to ensure all your precious passengers stay safe.

 1. Have a safety discussion with your carpool: You may do all the right things when it comes to kids and cars, but what about the other parents you are entrusting your children with? Do they always make sure safety seats are being used properly? Do they always keep kids ages 12 and under in the backseat? Do they always refrain from using their cell phone while driving? Have a frank discussion with each driver and make sure you are all on the same page when it comes to safety.

2. Remember basic car seat safety: In a nutshell, kids should remain in their five-point harness seats for as long as possible. Once they reach the maximum weight and/or height requirements for their five-point harness seat (check your car seat’s manual), they can move to a booster seat. According to the American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP), young passengers should remain in a booster seat until the adult seat belt fits them correctly, usually at 4’9″ and somewhere between 8-12 years of age. The seat belt fits properly when the lap belt lays across the upper thighs (not the stomach) and the shoulder belt lays across the chest (not the neck). Kids ages 12 and under should always sit in the back seat.

The introduction of portable booster options has made carpooling easier than ever. The Bubble Bum and the Ride Safer Travel Vest are a couple great options that meet all federal vehicle safety standards and are a cinch to use. The Mifold is another new product that is a fraction of the size of traditional boosters and fits in the glove compartment of your car.

3. Create an emergency call list for each child: Create a simple list that contains emergency information for each child in the carpool. Some information to include: Parents’ contact information, an alternative contact number (such as grandma, grandpa or a nearby friend), the name, number and address of your pediatrician and child’s dentist, a copy of your medical insurance card and the child’s medical history (i.e: Allergies, special medications, etc.). Storing this information on each driver’s cell phone provides easy access.

4. Create an organized schedule: Ensure everyone knows when he or she is responsible for pick-up and drop-off by putting a schedule in writing. This will avoid confusion for all involved. Doodle and Google Docs are great options to do this online. Be sure to also share your schedule with your children so they know who will be picking them up.

5. Practice safe behavior while driving: Imagine the kind of driver you hope your child will be at age 16—and drive that way. Refrain from any distracting behaviors such as texting, blaring loud music, or talking on the telephone. Always buckle up and follow the rules of the road. Also, be sure to secure anything that could become a projectile in your car if you should be in an accident. If you have an SUV, use the trunk cover. If you have toys in the car to entertain baby, be sure they aren’t heavy and don’t have sharp edges to cause damage.

Jennifer Beall Saxton is the founder and CEO of Tot Squad, a trusted partner of retailers, stroller, and car seat brands that offers car seat installation, baby gear cleaning and stroller repair. Franchising opportunities and more information on tot squad is available at thetotsquad.com.

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Nursery Pick: Anne Geddes Paint

Nursery Pick: Anne Geddes Paint

Iconic baby photographer Anne Geddes has created her own line of nursery paint specifically designed to help nurture a baby’s development. Geddes partnered with Master Paintmakers to create 10 non-toxic and water-based shades of paint that are perfect for nurseries. The paint line features soft shades including “Darling,” ” Heaven,” “Cherish,” and “Sunbeam.”

Geddes is a world renowned photographer specializing in baby photography. Known for her adorable photos, she has dressed babies in props from flower pots and food costumes to blending in with the sea and nature. She recently published a new book called Small World in which she catches up with the babies she photographed years ago. Geddes has also photographed children to bring awareness to health and safely. In 2012, she partnered with the United Nation’s Foundation Every Woman Every Child initiative to bring awareness to women and children’s health and welfare.

Her new paint line features a baby safe formula. Not only are they toxic-free and water-based, but they are made from natural ingredients, making it safe for babies, children and pregnant mothers. In addition, the paints are durable and easy to clean. Once the paint is dry, stains and marks can be washed off without any damage.

Research shows colored rooms have a more comforting effect on babies and children compared to bare ones, and every color in her paint line has a different effect for babies. The colors are separated into four categories: calm, clever, creative and confident. Calm colors feature soft pastels while clever colors are bright and energetic. Inspired by her mantra “Protect. Nurture. Love,” the colors are specifically designed to encourage development and exploration and help soothe and relax babies. Each color is formulated to stimulate imaginative thoughts through a sense of love and natural wonder.

One percent of all sale proceeds from her paint line will be donated to charities. The shades of paints are available in U.S. gallon and quart sizes, and be purchased at Walmart.

To learn more, visit annegeddespaint.com & annegeddes.com!

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The Peninsula Hotel Partners With Stokke

The Peninsula Hotel Partners With Stokke

The Peninsula Hotel is expanding its offerings for family accommodations by partnering with beloved baby brand Stokke and enhancing their Peninsula Academy programs this summer. The partnership with Stokke offers parents an exclusive baby-friendly  experience during their vacation at select Peninsula locations (including the Midtown location).

Families staying at any of their 10 hotels worldwide can experienced the V.I.B. (Very Important Baby) Experience, which provides them with a variety of furniture and baby gear during their stay. It also offers amenities from Stokke Sleepi Cribs to Tripp Trapp highchairs to eliminate the stress of packing for parents. Stokke AS is a brand that started in 1932 known for its high-quality furniture. The Tripp Trapp chair, launched in 1972, remains one of the core products of the brand. Families also have the option to book the V.I.B. Airport Experience, which further eliminates the need to pack a car seat or stroller on their trip. The V.I.B. Experience includes a car transfer with the Stokke Xplory stroller and PIPA by Nuna (for US hotels) car seat. These amenities strive to make traveling easier for parents.

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Along with the V.I.B. Experience, the Peninsula Hotels also offers enhanced Peninsula Academy family activities for children of all ages. The programs aim to provide fun ways for children to engage in the local culture and lifestyle of the city, and different activities allow families to participate together or separately. Families enjoys special benefits with the Family Moments promotion. In addition to specially created meals for guests ages 12 and under and a wide selection of movies in high definition, the Peninsula Academy offers fun programs tailored to each destination.

Family Scavenger Hunts allow the entire family to participate and learn about the location while staying at the hotel. Children are rewarded with a personal memento after successfully completing the Scavenger Hunt. Children can also attend the Peninsula Kid’s Academy classes for more fun and educational programs.

To learn more, visit newyork.peninsula.com & stokke.com!

 

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The Ultimate Guide To Flying With Babies & Kids

The Ultimate Guide To Flying With Babies & Kids

What do a root canal and running a marathon have in common? Both are easier and a bit more pleasant than flying with kids! In all seriousness, air travel with kids isn’t for the faint of heart, but here are a few tips that just might help a little….or a lot!

Pack Only What You Have To: Sometimes it feels as though you need an entourage just to transport all your children’s gear: Car seat, stroller, portable crib, diaper bag, feeding supplies, etc. But when you travel, bring only what you absolutely need for the actual flight and purchase/rent/borrow everything else at your destination. Most hotels, even many economy-class hotels, provide cribs or high chairs free of charge. There are also services such as Baby’s Away or Babierge that actually deliver gear to your hotel or condo. They will bring car seats, cribs, high chairs, strollers, even toys, right to you—so you don’t have to lug gear through the airport. If you do need to bring your own gear, however, be prepared to check it.

Lastly, pack a spare change of clothes for your child and for yourself in your carry on, in case your child throws up, or has an accident or a diaper blow out.

It Is Possible To Stroll Right Up To The Gate: If you are like many moms, your child’s stroller is like a second home on wheels. Not only does it keep your kids contained, but it stores a ton of stuff. When traveling, bring a portable stroller (must be collapsible or foldable) to the airport that you can then take right up to the gate and check free of charge. Just keep in mind that you will need to go through security, so plan on being asked to take everything out of the stroller (including your child).

However, if you elect to not bring your stroller up to the gate, or use your car seat on-board, airlines will check each for free. Keep in mind that like any baggage, your gear may be damaged if not protected, so it’s a good idea to either use the original box your items came in or purchase a bag for them. Best of all, these bags are generally very roomy and provide a little additional packing space, free of charge!

Don’t Forget About The Security Checkpoint – Plan For It: This can be one of the toughest part of flying with kids, however with just a bit of planning, it can be pretty painless.

Tip: Try to avoid is having lots of small bags—just have one big bag to throw on the conveyor belt. Next, wear easy slip-off shoes and no metal jewelry or belts (one less thing to struggle with when you are also trying to keep an eye on your kids). Finally, be sure to check your diaper bag for liquids, gels, and creams, and put only the essentials (diaper cream, liquid meds, first aid supplies) in a quart-sized zip-lock bag. Note: Formula and breast milk are allowed, but you may need to go through an additional inspection process.

Bring Your Child’s Safety Seat On The Plane

You are not required to, but both the Federal Aviation Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend that you use an FAA-approved child restraint device for your child. This requires that you purchase a seat for your infant or toddler. Legally, you may carry a child up to 24 months old on your lap, usually free of charge, but this isn’t the safest option.

A couple of other things you want to keep in mind when it comes to car seats on planes.

  • Purchase a window seat. That is where the seat must go, so that it doesn’t block the exit in case of emergency. Car seats are not allowed in exit rows or aisles.
  • Make sure your car seat is FAA-approved. The label should read, “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.” Flight attendants are instructed to look for the label, and you may run into problems if it’s missing.
  • Booster seats are not allowed for use on airplanes.
  • The FAA suggests that all infants under 20 lbs ride in a rear-facing seat; 20-40 lbs ride in a forward-facing seat and 40 lbs and up use the regular seat restraints. As always, consult the manufacturer’s user guide for instructions on securing the seat.

And as an added bonus, kids generally rest better and feel more comfortable in a seat that is familiar to them. That means an easier flight for you!

Jennifer Beall Saxton is the founder and CEO of Tot Squad, a trusted partner of retailers, stroller, and car seat brands that offers car seat installation, baby gear cleaning and stroller repair. Franchising opportunities and more information on Tot Squad is available at thetotsquad.com

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All Baby Everything: Resources For New & Expectant Parents In NYC

All Baby Everything: Resources For New & Expectant Parents In NYC

For expectant and new parents (with children up to toddler age), New York Family has four very special and helpful resources.

The New York Baby Show: The New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event for expectant and new parents (and their babies and toddlers) from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond. Explore a mix of top products and services for maternity, baby, and toddler. Sample an inspiring menu of speakers and demonstrations from highly regarded and beloved figures in the world of parenting and pregnancy. Make discoveries, get your questions answered, feel supported and informed, win great raffles, and best of all…enjoy yourself!

Our Weekly Baby Newsletter: We also offer expectant and new parents a wonderful and free weekly e-newsletter filled with info on pre- and post-natal resources, shopping tips, news, and musings—not to mention fabulous giveaways. You can sign up to receive it every week HERE.

Finally, the following directory should also help you address many of your needs as new parents.

GEAR & FURNISHINGS

Albee Baby albeebaby.com
Allyn Howard allynhoward.com
ANB Baby anbbaby.com
Babesta babesta.com
Babies“R”Us babiesrus.com
Behr’s Superstore behrsfurniture.com
Bellini bellini.com
Brooklyn Baby World brooklynbabyworld.com
buybuy BABY buybuybaby.com
Flying Squirrel flyingsquirrelbaby.com
giggle giggle.com
Lullaby Baby lullabybaby.com
Metro Minis metrominis.com
Mini Jake minijake.com
NessaLee Baby nessaleebaby.com
Pottery Barn Kids potterybarnkids.com
Rosie Pope Baby rosiepope.com
Sprout San Francisco sproutsanfrancisco.com
Upper Breast Side upperbreastside.com
Wee Babe weebabe.com
Wild Was Mama wildwasmama.com
Yummy Mummy yummymummystore.com

HOSPITALS & BIRTHING CENTERS

The Brooklyn Birthing Center brooklynbirthingcenter.com
Lenox Hill Hospital lenoxhillhospital.org
Maimonides Medical Center maimonidesmed.org
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center mountsinaihealth.org
Mount Sinai Hospital mountsinai.org
Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital roosevelthospitalnyc.org
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Center mountsinaihealth.org
New York Methodist nym.org
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center nyp.org
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital nyp.org/lowermanhattan
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital childrensnyp.org/mschony
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center nyp.org
NYU Langone Medical Center med.nyu.edu

MATERNITY CLOTHES

A Pea In The Pod apeainthepod.com
Clementine Consignment clementineconsignment.com
Destination Maternity destinationmaternity.com
Encore Maternity encorematernity.com
FitBump fitbump.com
Motherhood Maternity motherhood.com
Rosie Pope Maternity rosiepope.com
Seraphine seraphine.com/us
The Upper Breast Side upperbreastside.com
Wild Was Mama wildwasmama.com
Yummy Mummy yummymummystore.com

PRE- & POST-NATAL EDUCATION, FITNESS, AND SUPPORT

92Y 92y.org
Babies“R”Us babiesrus.com
Ancient Song Doula Services ancientsongdoulaservices.com
AquaMom aquamom.com
Baby in the Family babyinthefamily.com
Birth Day Presence birthdaypresence.net
Carriage House Birth carriagehousebirth.com
Choices in Childbirth choicesinchildbirth.org
City Births NYC citybirths.com
“Conversations with Rosie Pope” rosiepope.com & youtube.com/rosiepope
Destination Maternity destinationmaternity.com (for their classes)
Diastasis Rehab diastasisrehab.com
DONA International dona.org
Fern Drillings ferndrillings.com
Fit4Mom fit4mom.com
FitBump fitbump.com
Fitnotic fitnotic.com
JCC Manhattan jccmanhattan.org
Karma Kids Yoga karmakidsyoga.com
Lamaze International for Parents lamaze.org
LCFITNESSNYC lcfitnessnyc.com
Mama Glow mamaglow.com
Mama Views mamaviews.com/baby-nurses
Manhattan Twins Club manhattantwinsclub.org
Metropolitan Doula Group metrodoula.com
Metro Minis metrominis.com
Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness (MOM) mindovermatternyc.com
Mom Support momsupport.org
Mommybites mommybites.com
The Moms Groups themomsgroups.com
New York Lactation Consultant Association nylca.org
Northeast Doulas northeastdoulas.com
NYC Dads Group/New Dad Boot Camps nycdadsgroup.com
NYC Doula Service doulacare.com
Peace, Love, and Labor peaceloveandlabor.com
Pregnancy & Parenting pregnancyandparenting.com
The Pregnant New Yorker thepregnantnewyorker.com
The Prenatal Yoga Center prenatalyogacenter.com
PROnatal Fitness pronatalfitness.com
Rhythm for Life rhythmforlife.com
Seleni Institute seleni.org
Stork and Cradle storkandcradle.com
Strollercize strollercize.com
Tribeca Parenting tribecaparenting.com
Twiniversity twiniversity.com
Urban Wellness Acupuncture urbanwellnessnyc.com
Wild Was Mama wildwasmama.com
Yummy Mummy yummymummystore.com

RESOURCES FOR FINDING BIRTH & LACTATION PROS

The American College of Nurse-Midwives midwife.org
Castle Connolly castleconnolly.com
DONA International dona.org
Mama Views mamaviews.com
The Metropolitan Doula Group metrodoula.com
NYC Doula Service doulacare.com
The New York Lactation Consultant Association nycla.org