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Some tips for managing visitors after your baby is born

The first weeks after your baby is born are a time of contradictory emotions, for some very good reasons: You just had a BABY! How cool is that? How amazing are her little hands and feet and her smell and her teeny face? This is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to you. On the other hand, you ... Read More »

The endless battle: how do you regulate kids and sweets?

When blogger Melissa Langsam Braunstein was a child in an Upper West Side playgroup, one child earned an unfortunate nickname: Rice Cake. Whenever a hosting mom offered cookies around, the poor kid’s mother gave him a rice cake. Braunstein writes: “I too pitied Rice Cake. His mother always sounded like a health food extremist. After all, why can’t a kid ... Read More »

Could the Cybex Priam be the next Bugaboo Cameleon? 

  UPDATE: THE CYBEX ATON CLOUD Q INFANT CAR SEAT IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2016. We very rarely see a baby product company that can pull off excellence in both strollers and car seats: the only company I can think of that definitely nails it is UPPAbaby, whose Vista Stroller and Cruz Stroller are matched in quality by their ... Read More »

Gift Guide:  8 great birthday presents for a fourth birthday

By age four, there’s one very easy shortcut to finding the perfect gift for your kid: just ask her! At this age, kids are pretty clear on what they like, whether it’s princesses, dinosaurs, superheroes, or baseball. Granted, your child may ask for something you’re not quite willing to give them (say, a pony or an iPad), but you can ... Read More »