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Babysafetyzone.org Is The Ultimate Baby Product Safety Resource For Parents

Babysafetyzone.org Is The Ultimate Baby Product Safety Resource For Parents

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), is a valuable resource both for the product manufacturers it represents, as well as for expectant and new parents when it comes to matters of home safety for children. Their safety blog, babysafetyzone.org, serves as an educational, interactive hub and community for parents and caregivers. What’s more, the Baby Safety Zone will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!JPMA-13-BSZ-logo-Text

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about the JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone, we caught up with the Baby Safety Zone team!

For someone unfamiliar with JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone, how would you describe the site’s mission and core offerings?

JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone is the leading online baby product safety resource for parents and caregivers. Choosing juvenile products can be overwhelming and using them correctly can also prove to be a challenge. Baby Safety Zone provides viewers with tips and information needed to make the best decisions when selecting and using juvenile products. Because the site is powered by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), it has the latest product safety updates that impact you, your baby and the products you trust. Baby Safety Zone provides safety videos, infographics, and covers a variety of topics on its blog.

What are the most popular and/or newest offerings from the Baby Safety Zone?

Baby Safety Zone’s blog features guest industry bloggers, a wide variety of topics, and hosts amazing giveaways. To be up-to-date with the latest information, sign up for the weekly newsletter. Baby Safety Zone also has helpful safety videos and infographics for commonly used baby gear.

What sets the Baby Safety Zone apart from other child safety sites?

BabySafetyZone.org is powered by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the leading voice of infant, toddler and juvenile product safety in North America. As the creators of Baby Safety Month and the JPMA Certification Program, JPMA works to ensure products interacting with your child meet and exceed minimum levels of testing and safety. No other website or program offers a comprehensive list of JPMA Certified products, parental instructions on the correct use of products (which addresses a leading factor in infant mortality – improper use of child and infant products), and the latest consumer product safety information from regulators and legislators that impact you and your child.

What can parents except to see from the JPMA’s Baby Safety Zone at the New York Baby Show?

We will be hosting a Safety House giveaway at our booth. Using our Safety House infographic, we will ask parents to find 10 hidden hazards in 30 seconds. Our knowledgeable staff will not only be conducting this informative game, but will also be available to answer any questions and help educate new parents about the dangers that might be right under their nose. Contestants will be entered into a drawing for one grand prize package of baby gear worth over $800 or one of two secondary prize packs from some of the leading baby and toddler product brands exhibiting at the New York Baby Show.

To learn more about Baby Safety Zone, visit babysafetyzone.org!

Giveaway: $1,000 Worth Of Tidy Tots Diapers & Accessories

Giveaway: $1,000 Worth Of Tidy Tots Diapers & Accessories

Now that we’re just four days from the New York Baby Show on May 14-15, we’re excited to announce our latest special giveaway: Over $1,000 worth of Tidy Tots cloth diapers and accessories for one lucky winner. That’s enough goodies to fully diaper your baby from birth to potty training, and them some!

Anyone who buys their ticket between now (May 10) and 11am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, will be automatically entered to win this amazing giveaway! big-giveaway

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler—from top products, to trusted parenting experts, to lots of family fun and support. The New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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 About Tidy Tots: Tidy Tots is the Hassle Free Diaper. Gentle on baby, friendly to the environment. Our parent-tested patented designs provide unmatched leak protection without sacrificing style and comfort. The integration of our natural liner with organic hemp blend diapers and inserts combine for a rash free and hassle free changing experience. Every detail works together to help families save time and money while focusing on baby’s happiness and comfort. When we say Hassle Free, we mean it! Tidy Tots’ mission is to provide an innovative diaper with high-quality materials and craftsmanship supported by outstanding customer service to ensure families’ easy transition to cloth diapering. To learn more, visit tidytotsdiapers.com!

Cheeky Chompers Teethers Include Details To Make Life Easier For Mom

Cheeky Chompers Teethers Include Details To Make Life Easier For Mom

Cheeky Chompers aren’t your average teethers. They incorporate features such as the ability to attach to baby, and multiple functionalities–their Comfortchew blanket is a teether and soother in one!

What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.ChewyToy-Lifestyle 1

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about Cheeky Chompers, we caught up with their team!

For someone unfamiliar with Cheeky Chompers, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Our mission is to combine innovation, quality, and style to create baby products that are as practical as they are fun!

What are the most popular and/or newest products from Cheeky Chompers?

The award-winning Neckerchew Bandana Bib is definitely our most popular item! We just launched our new fashions for the Neckerchews—Joules Design Anna Floral and Reynard Farm have been in the spotlight for their gorgeous patterns and bold summer colors.

Our new Chewy the Hippo Teether has also been getting a lot of attention. He is an adorable hippo made from 100 percent natural latex rubber. Babies absolutely love Chewy and moms love that, thanks to his unique shape, he isn’t a choking hazard.

 What sets Cheeky Chompers apart from other teethers on the market? 
 
Cheeky Chompers products are all of the highest quality and made in the UK using only the best materials. The focus on product details that make life easier for mom also sets us apart. For example, our Comfortchew Blanket acts as a teether and soother in one, comes with textile tags to keep baby’s hands busy, and features a loop to attach to baby’s wrist, cot, stroller bar, etc. This keeps it from falling on the floor and getting dirty or lost.

Chewy the Hippo comes with a strap as well, and his special shape prevents choking and also starts getting baby ready to use a sippy cup with handles. All of our products have those thoughtful details and multi-functionality that make them stand out.

What can parents except to see from Cheeky Chompers at the New York Baby Show?

Cheeky Chompers will be featuring our latest teether—Chewy the Hippo, along with our latest prints and fashions in the Neckerchew and Comfortchew lines.

To learn more about Cheeky Chompers, visit cheekychompers.com!

Cozy Bump Brings Comfort To Expecting Moms

Cozy Bump Brings Comfort To Expecting Moms

Many pregnant women have sleep issues because of their limited options for sleep positions and the stress that their bump puts on their back. Cozy Bump is here to change that, with a body pillow for pregnant women that provides comfort and support. What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond! cinco

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about Cozy Bump, we caught up with the Cozy Bump team.

For someone unfamiliar with Cozy Bump, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Our mission is to bring comfort, relaxation and pain relief to as many expecting mothers as we possibly can. During pregnancy every mom knows the importance of of taking care of herself, mind and body to ensure the health of her precious growing baby. Cozy Bump’s entire design and purpose is to aid in exactly that! The common complaints most pregnant women have are sleep issues and back pain namely because their sleep positions are limited  and the stress of carrying a baby, excess fluid and extra weight puts on their back. Cozy Bump offers a safe and effective solution for that. Our product allows for pregnant moms to lay on their belly while pregnant for things such as naps, reading, massages watching TV and much more. Its patented design cradles the belly while the decline leg rest and raised center air chamber work together to decompress the spine and relieve pain and tension.

What is the background of Cozy Bump? When was it started and how has it evolved since then?

Cozy Bump was created during my 7th month of pregnancy. Having endured so many sleepless nights with endless back pain and discomfort, my husband set out on a mission of creating something safe, comfortable and effective to help relieve all my ailments. We knew this would be no easy challenge after buying and returning so many of the other pregnancy products on the market now.

Cozy Bump started as just a simple idea with an inner tube where we thought simply placing my belly in the center while lying face down would allow me some relief but after actually trying it out it only caused more stress and discomfort to my back. We knew that there needed to be support to the belly as well as the hips to allow for true comfort and pain relief.

We created several prototypes before putting together all our research, feedback and testimonials from pregnant women, midwives, OB/GYN’s and chiropractors which led to our final product.

What makes Cozy Bump unique and different from other pregnancy pillows on the market?

Cozy Bump’s unique patented design differs from other pregnancy pillows on the market in its overall design. It was created with all different sizes in mind. It has an adjustable raised air chamber in the center to allow for and increase or decrease in size, air pressure and support throughout a woman’s  pregnancy. It’s designed with two separate air chambers, one in the body of the bed as well as one in the raised air chamber as an added safety feature. It’s designed to safely cradle the belly and apply gentle pressure to the hips while the angled leg rest aids in decompressing the spine and relieving back pain and discomfort. Cozy Bump is lightweight and  portable with a convenient carrying case. The material used is breathable, soft and safe for pregnant moms.

To learn more, visit cozybump.com!

Birth Day Presence Offers Smart, Non-Judgmental Childbirth & Education Services

Birth Day Presence Offers Smart, Non-Judgmental Childbirth & Education Services

Birth Day Presence knows that there is no one-size-fits-all birth. They select the best ideas and techniques from a variety of childbirth traditions to help parents have the birth they want, offering childbirth education classes; breastfeeding, newborn care, and infant CPR classes; on-demand breastfeeding help; and more. What’s more, they’ll be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To find out more about Birth Day Presence, we spoke with co-founder Jada Shapiro.

For someone unfamiliar with Birth Day Presence, how would you describe your mission and core offerings?

Birth Day Presence provides smart, non-judgmental childbirth education and doula services for savvy New Yorkers. We know there is no one-size-fits-all birth, and there are a lot of different approaches out there, so we hand-select the best ideas and techniques from a range of childbirth traditions and give busy expectant parents the education and support they need to have the birth they want. Our core offerings are childbirth education classes in a range of formats to suit different families’ lifestyles (private, group, express, 4-week format, etc.,), breastfeeding, newborn care and infant CPR classes, on-demand breastfeeding help, and birth/postpartum doula referral services.birth day presence

Tell us about the company’s background—how did it get started and how has it grown? 

Birth Day Presence really began when I was invited to photograph the birth of my friend’s child in 2002. The birth blew my mind! I realized how little I really knew about childbirth and how much there was to know. Eager to learn more, I went to a birth conference in Manhattan, and there I met a woman who was running a birth doula training the following week. The rest is history. I started telling everyone that I had trained as a doula, and you wouldn’t believe how many people invited me to help them at their births!

Pretty soon, Birth Day Presence was born. It grew organically as a doula service at first. After several years of being a birth and postpartum doula referral service, we added Childbirth Education classes to the mix and they were instantly very popular. Expectant couples loved that we were providing amazing, informative classes that were focused both on knowledge and information and on community and support. Over the years we expanded to teach classes in different locations, from our home studio in Park Slope, to our SoHo studio, to classes in satellite spaces all over the city, from Tribeca to the Upper East Side to Greenpoint. Our students and clients always tell us and show us what other services they need. Last year it became exceedingly clear that our community needed more breastfeeding support, and our Breast Start Visit service was born.

What are the most popular and newest services from Birth Day Presence for expectant and new moms?

Last year we launched The Breast Start Visit, an on-demand breastfeeding-help service, and it’s been extremely popular. You text us at 917-407-1347, and we get a certified breastfeeding specialist (CLC or IBCLC, depending on your needs) to you ASAP–whether you’re at the hospital or a birth center or at home. We realized it’s something our community needs–we help new moms with breastfeeding as early as day 1 to help them avoid pain and ensure a good milk supply. A huge part of a successful breastfeeding relationship is getting help as early as possible if there are any problems. As we always say, “If it hurts, get help!”

Our other most popular services are our Childbirth Education Classes. Manhattanites particularly love our weekend intensive class and our express class. But the whole suite of classes, including Infant CPR, Combined Breastfeeding/Newborn Care and Childbirth Classes, are quite popular.

What makes Birth Day Presence unique and different from other childbirth service providers?

Birth Day Presence is comprehensive: We’re the only company to offer the ultimate combination of childbirth preparation classes, doula matching services, and on-demand lactation support. Our strength particularly lies in offering nonjudgmental support and information in fun, engaging classes that leave parents feeling confident they can move through whatever comes up during their childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting. And we’re known for creating community. People leave our birth classes with new friendships and amazing community resources in addition to having a deeper understanding of childbirth, CPR and breastfeeding. Birth Day Presence is founded and owned by a NY mom since 2002! I had my daughter here — I get what smart, busy New Yorkers want and need as they’re preparing to become parents. To date we have served over 6000 families and are thrilled to continue!

What can parents except to see from Birth Day Presence at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

Birth Day Presence is excited to be participating in the fabulous New York Baby Show in so many ways. I am on two different panels throughout the weekend, offering up my expertise on getting ready for baby and how to be a single parent. We have a table, as well, where expectant and new parents can come talk to us directly to learn about all of our classes and services. And in the future…well, we have so many things in store I don’t know where to start! We are launching our newest partnership with the wonderful physical therapy office Renew PT, where we will now be offering many of our Manhattan classes. We are developing two pain relief products which will help moms during labor. And we are expanding our On-Demand Lactation Services.

To learn more about Birth Day Presence, visit birthdaypresence.com!

Tot Squad Comes To The Rescue Of Busy Parents With Their Baby Gear Maintenance Services

Tot Squad Comes To The Rescue Of Busy Parents With Their Baby Gear Maintenance Services

Many parents wish their baby gear was cleaner, but it’s hard to find the time or energy to actually clean it. Thankfully, Tot Squad comes to the rescue of busy parents everyday by providing the care, safety and installation of their baby gear both in retail settings and at home. What’s more, Tot Squad will be at the New York Baby Show, on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92 in NYC.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!Tot Squad Square Logo

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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To learn more about Tot Squad, we caught up with founder Jennifer Beall Saxton.

For parents who might be unfamiliar with Tot Squad, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Tot Squad comes to the rescue of busy parents everyday by cleaning and repairing their strollers and car seats.  We offer services at our Midtown East location and also provide pick-up and drop-off service in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have four cleaning packages that use natural, non-toxic cleaners from the Honest Company, and can repair most stroller brands, including Bugaboo, Orbitbaby, Uppababy, and Maclaren.

How frequently should parents clean their baby gear?

We recommend parents clean their gear every three months to keep it not only looking great, but also in tip-top shape from a health and safety standpoint. Car seat buckles can get sticky and difficult to unbuckle in an emergency and strollers can harbor dangerous bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella. By regularly maintaining your baby gear, it can extend its useful life and be passed down to siblings or families in need. (We are happy to help donate your used strollers to the Good+ Foundation!).

Where are you located? Do you make house calls?

Outside of our NYC location at 52nd Street and 3rd Avenue, we are headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and service the greater Southern California area. We recently sold our first franchise and will be opening in Washington DC next month, with many more locations opening throughout the year. We offer house call services and also do special events with preschools, daycares, churches, apartment and office buildings.

What inspired you to found Tot Squad, and how long have you been in business?

I founded Tot Squad in 2010 as a way to help busy parents. While getting my MBA at Northwestern, I did a survey of over 1000 parents and caregivers and more than 60 percent said they wished their baby gear was cleaner, but just didn’t have the time or energy to clean it.  So many of my friends and family had young children and I saw them struggling to juggle it all.  As we have grown into the leading national brand for baby gear services, we have established partnerships with major stroller & car seat manufacturers, retailers, and non-profits. Last year, we won 2nd place out of 500+ businesses in a global competition for millennials in franchising, with CNBC calling us the hottest new franchise concept!

What can parents expect to see from you at the New York Baby Show?

We will be doing stroller cleanings for the first 100 people at the show each day.  A vacuum and wipe-down is free, or show attendees can upgrade to deeper cleanings for steaming, sanitizing or stain removal with $40 off regular prices. We take care of the dirty work because we love helping families!

To learn more about Tot Squad, check out thetotsquad.com!

Gearing Up With The BabyGuy, The 2016 New York Baby Show Keynote Speaker

Gearing Up With The BabyGuy, The 2016 New York Baby Show Keynote Speaker

Jamie Grayson—known as the BabyGuy—is a nationally beloved expert in baby products and is the founder of the the BabyGuy Gear Guide. Not only is he well-regarded, but parents also really enjoy him, which is why his Facebook community is an incredible phenomenon. What’s more, he will be the keynote speaker at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92.

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Jamie Grayson

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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We caught up with Jamie to learn more about his work and what he has in store for parents at the New York Baby Show!

For an expectant or new parent who is unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe what The BabyGuy Gear Guide is all about?
My site is just an extension of my Facebook page and my life. I never wanted it to be an encyclopedia of baby products—other people can do that, I don’t care. There’s too much out there and there’s too much clutter, so having an edited site is much more efficient. If it’s on there, it’s on there for a reason—not just to be a “review.”

What really inspires you to pursue this work, and what do you love about it?
I have sisters 20 years younger than me, and I’ve always jokingly been called the Baby Whisperer because I’ve always been good with kids. I was an actor and on tour for years, as well as [working on] a few shows in NYC, but I knew that eventually when my knees gave out from doing “CATS” too many times I would go into teaching. I was fortunate to have incredible teachers growing up, so I needed to pay that back. What I do know is [this job] is a perfect combination of entertaining people and educating them. [It’s] incredibly fulfilling and I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life right now.

Last year you launched the babyguybox, a monthly box of baby goods that you curate and offer at a deep discount compared to the retail price. How does it work?
The box! It’s a blast. It’s an insane amount of work, but it’s fun. We launched it in the summer of 2015 and the first month sold out in three minutes. It was nuts. We like to think of it as a “boutique in a box” because not everyone has access to cool specialty stores to find items. So we find them for you. We are integrating subscription soon, but right now the best way to find out when they go on sale is to follow my Facebook page or the babyguybox Facebook page.

Some of our readers might not realize that you also have experience working with lactation consultants and early childhood parenting experts. What can expectant and new parents expect from you at the New York Baby Show? What topics will you cover in your keynote talk on shopping for baby products? You’re also doing a separate talk both days with Shari Criso, a well-regarded expect on child birth, breastfeeding, and baby care. What will those chats focus on?
I’m very excited to be making an appearance in NYC… It’s going to be an hour of me chatting about car seat safety, strollers, babywearing, and other products—and full of Q&A. And I am very excited to be doing a Q&A with Shari Criso. I’ve known her for years and we do a monthly Q&A Live on my Facebook page where we answer anything and everything that pops up. She’s a wealth of information, we get along famously, and I trust her.

Babywearing is one of your big passions. Why? Also, what’s your sense of it? Has it caught on as much with dads as it has with moms?
I love babywearing! I could give you a giant list of reasons why, but it’s truly a game-changer for urban parents. As much as I love strollers, they can be a giant pain in the ass on subways and buses. Wearing your baby makes navigating the city much easier. Don’t get me wrong, there are definite pluses to having a great stroller, but babywearing is just easy. As it becomes a bit more mainstream, I see dads wearing constantly. It’s great. There’s nothing like a sleeping baby on your chest.

Finally, as well-regarded as you are for your expertise in baby gear, and early parenting, part of your appeal is that you cultivate a fun, relaxed vibe. We know of no other baby product expert whose motto is “Conquering Baby Products & Life One Cocktail At A Time.” So we have to ask: What’s your favorite cocktail?
I love a great IPA. Or wine. Or bourbon. Or anything. I’m not picky. But I am a giant beer nerd, so [my] move to Denver has been a glorious thing for many reasons.

You can learn more about Jamie Grayson at facebook.com/TheBabyGuyNYC, and more about his monthly baby products boxes at babyguybox.com.

Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Supports Grassroots Fundraising In The Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Supports Grassroots Fundraising In The Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

 Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is an inspiring organization dedicated to raising funds for developing new, improved pediatric cancer treatments. They empower businesses, individuals, and organizations to “Be a good cookie” and raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other events. Learn more about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 14 and 15 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.Cookies-for-Kids-Cancer-Logo_With_Website-1

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We caught up with the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer team to learn more about what’s new with them and what parents can expect from them at the New York Baby Show!

 For someone unfamiliar with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, how would you describe the organization’s mission and core projects?

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.

 Tell us about the organization’s background—how did it get started and how has it grown? 

When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents Larry and Gretchen were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the funding of research for safer, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. In 2007, with the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word spread, and people nationwide began asking, “How can I help?” That’s how Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was born. Now, 7.5 years later, Cookies has granted $10 million to fund 80 childhood cancer research grants resulting in 32 new treatments now in clinical trial, available to children today. Good Cookies across the globe have hosted more than 7,000 events in all 50 states and 16 countries.

What are the most popular ways for kids and families to get involved with/ support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer?

We encourage individuals to Be a Good Cookie and get involved in their community through fundraising. This can take the form of a bake sale, a 5K, a lacrosse tournament, a cookie swap, a dress down day at school or really anything that inspires a supporter! The possibilities are unlimited and we provide step-by-step to all of our supporters no matter how they choose to Be a Good Cookie.

What makes Cookies for Kids’ Cancer different from other organizations in this space?

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides annual research grants to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.  Each year grants are reviewed and given under the guidance of the Medical Advisory Board. We are also proud to say as of 2013, a portion of funds raised are also used to DOUBLE, dollar for dollar, the federal allowance per child enrolled in the Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase I & Pilot Consortium.

What can parents except to see from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

We will be at the NY Baby Show hosting a bake sale! We hope all of the families can stop by and taste some delicious treats from our cookbook and learn more about our organization. Also, NY families should be on the lookout for bake sales year-round plus our two signature events in the city: Be a Good Cookie Family Fun Day (a cookie and activity palooza for kids of all ages) and Chefs for Kids’ Cancer (an annual dinner featuring the city’s most beloved chefs preparing meals for individual tables).

To learn more, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org!

Mommybites Connects Parents To High-Quality Resources

Mommybites Connects Parents To High-Quality Resources

mommybites-lockup-300ppiMommybites is a go-to community offering quality parenting resources, education, and more. The country’s top parenting experts have helped their team create incredible tele-classes, webinars, radio shows, videos, and blogs that are all updated regularly.

Learn more about Mommybites at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 14 and 15 at Pier 92!

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

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We caught up with the Mommybites team to learn more about what’s new and what parents can expect from them at the New York Baby Show!

For someone unfamiliar with Mommybites, how would you describe the site’s mission and core offerings?

For Mommybites co-founders, Laura Deutsch and Heather Ouida, it all started with a few simple questions: Is there a way for all moms from anywhere in the county to have access to quality parenting classes? Could they attend without ever leaving their homes? Could the class instructors be the same respected experts who were already running Mommybites’ successful in-person classes since 2006? Could the classes be free? It turns out that the answer to all of these questions is YES!

Tell us about Mommybites’ background—how did it get started and how has it grown? 

Laura and Heather have spent the last few years transforming these hypothetical questions into a reality–a reality that has gained them recognition from moms as far away as Europe and Australia (not to mention moms across the 50 States) and from national media, such as the Wall Street Journal. Attending these free online parenting seminars merely requires either a phone or a computer. Moms sign up for the classes on the Mommybites website and then receive the dial-in or login information. It’s that simple.

What are the most popular topics your classes cover? 

Topics vary from common parenting themes such as infant and toddler sleep, potty training, developmental milestones and post-baby finances, to more complex themes such as protecting children from sexual predators, children and divorce, children with special needs, and much more! Moms can either just listen to the class or they can jump in and ask questions to the expert.

What can parents expect to see from Mommybites at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

Over the coming year, Mommybites will be improving their already wildly popular free mom-generated nanny board and will using this model to start a mom-generated referral board to help moms connect with the the best service providers in NYC (tutors, hair dressers, interior decorators, trainers, caterers and many more!).  So stop by their to table to learn more about their free parenting classes, signature nanny board and their soon-to-launch referral board!

To learn more about the Mommybites and their services, visit mommybites.com!

Mommy Nearest’s App & New Website Help Take The Guesswork Out Of Parenting

Mommy Nearest’s App & New Website Help Take The Guesswork Out Of Parenting

Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly restaurant for brunch on a weekend morning, or a clean changing table when you’re-on-the-go, Mommy Nearest has your back. Their award-winning mobile app, launched in Manhattan in 2013, now lists more than 100,00 parent-rated, family-friendly places nationwide, and they just launched a new website earlier this month. Learn more about Mommy Nearest  at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 14 and 15 at Pier 92!mommy nearest

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

We caught up with  Mommy Nearest CEO Josh Milstein  to learn more about what’s new and what parents can expect from them at the New York Baby Show!

For someone unfamiliar with Mommy Nearest, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Mommy Nearest is the all-in-one parenting resource designed to help parents feel more confident – whether they’re looking for local things to do with their children or national content that speaks to a particular moment along the parenting journey, Mommy Nearest provides the support that they’re looking for and in a moment’s notice. Our award-winning mobile app has been helping parents spend less time searching and more time doing what matters most: enjoying time with their children. The app geo-locates parents and shows them the 50 closest family-friendly places that they might be looking for. Places on the app are then rated and reviewed by other local parents, thus layering in trust that is essential for a parent’s ability to make the best decision for their child.

Tell us about the company’s background—how did it get started and how has it grown? 

Mommy Nearest started as a geo-based app to discover family friendly places in Manhattan. We launched the app in the spring of 2013 and have since expanded nationally, listing over 100,000 family-friendly places nationwide. Earlier this month, Mommy Nearest expanded into Mommy Nearest Media and we have launched a brand-new version of our website. This new web experience will allow parents to read all of our content across all devices, discover hundreds of thousands family-friendly places as well as access hundreds of exclusive deals, special events, and much more from our partner businesses. By taking a tech-first approach to everything that we do and by constantly re-investing in ourselves, Mommy Nearest has truly become the go-to resource parents rely on as their children grow, learn and explore the world around them. Additionally, Mommy Nearest lists places and publishes content that is available nationwide, with local content specifically catering the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bay Area, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. markets.

What are the most popular and newest features from Mommy Nearest for kids and moms?

Parents love our geolocation tool that gives them peace of mind when trying to find a place to take the kids. Whether they’re looking for a clean changing table to change a diaper or a kid-friendly restaurant where they won’t get dirty looks if their child starts to cry, having an app that makes parenting easier has been incredibly well-received.

What makes Mommy Nearest unique and different from other sites and apps targeted at parents?

Unlike many content-heavy blogs and print entities that have dominated the parenting landscape for the past 15 years, Mommy Nearest offers a different experience that is accessible on all devices and in different formats. Our proprietary app functionality offers the most robust database of family-friendly places in the country. On the web, we’ve incorporated many publishing best-practices that simple blogging platforms just could never reproduce. Additionally, our user-generated contributions are unparalleled and so we are able to deliver a relevant, hyper-local experience nationwide. Our on-demand content and location-based functionality speak to the needs of this newest generation of parents, as does our inclusive content, which speaks to the variety of parenting styles openly embraced by this generation.

Mommy Nearest for Business (mommynearest.com/business) our innovative SaaS platform, also offers an unparalleled experience for small businesses looking to reach a highly-targeted audience of local parents. The B2B platform that we’ve built has no competition in a parenting space that has previously solely leveraged antiquated advertising methodologies.

What can parents except to see from Mommy Nearest at the New York Baby Show and in the future in general?

We absolutely love the New York Baby Show and are incredibly proud that this will be our 4th show! Without giving too much away, we’re going to be allowing parents to win some prizes while learning more about the kid-friendly world around them. For us specifically, we have a new Mommy Nearest app in the works which we hope to release sometime in the middle of 2016. We look forward to seeing so many new families at the show.

For more information, check out mommynearest.com!