Attending a mommy-and-me class with your baby does more than get you out of the house to socialize with other parents of infants. These baby-parent classes, whether they're parent-child music, art, yoga, or baby sign language classes, have numerous...
Finding a nanny in NYC can be a stressful, long process. You want to find someone you trust, who you feel comfortable leaving your child with, and who will ideally be with your family for years to come. When it comes to hiring a nanny, checking her...
Talking to your baby can be fun, but it’s not all fun and games. Everything you say to an infant (and even a toddler) influences the way and the speed at which he learns to speak. Narrating what you do every day, singing, reading, speaking in “baby...
Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Saf...
Let’s face it: Parenthood is scary for both new mothers and fathers. One of the scariest moments of all, in fact, comes when they’re handed their infant in the hospital. What happens next, though, can be very different for women versus men. Mothers...
One of the most astonishing revelations about newborns is their ability to communicate almost from birth. Without words, he can inform when he wants to eat, when he wants to play, and even when he wants to rest. Healthy babies are constantly changi...
If getting your infant to sleep through the night sounds like a dream-come-true, sleep training might be in your future. Here are the basics of sleep training, the different methods of sleep training, and why babies go through sleep regression—and ...
Though many parents may not realize it, they should be reading to babies as early as possible. There are numerous early childhood education and lifelong benefits to reading to babies. Early childhood education and reading experts share the numerous...
Stemming from the RIE® Educaring® approach to parenting from Magda Gerber, which is responding to your child respectfully, some parents are creating safe-play environments in their homes for children. Creating a “yes” space for your infant, crawler...
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that requires children younger than 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat as a safety measure. The law will take effect on Nov. 1, 2019.
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern has been named a five-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery by Healthgrades.
The importance of preconception counseling for women who are planning on getting pregnant.
Women can now breast-feed at one of five lactation pods set up by the Department of Health around New York City.
Key nutrients moms should eat when breast-feeding
Obstetrician and gynecologist Karyn Wat, M.D., will join Mesbah OB-GYN Women's Health Care & Wellness in July.
The Wholeness Center now offers kids' birthday parties and MommaArts, which provides maternity care and support for parents.
Babies younger than 1 should not be given fruit juice at all, while older kids should drink it only in moderation and focus instead on eating whole fruit, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Insurance premiums for pregnant women could go up considerably per the new GOP health bill, intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Maternity Center at Nyack Hospital offers classes on Lamaze, breastfeeding, infant care, and more for expectant parents and caregivers.
The Rockland Health Department was awarded a $1.2 million grant to fund the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities project.
Risa Klein is a certified nurse midwife with an office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She was the “birth consultant” for the feature films Baby Mama and Laze.
Support groups like Allied Breastfeeding Support offer new and expectant moms all the help they need when it comes to questions or concerns about breastfeeding.
The Nurtured Child now has a permanent location in DUMBO/ Vinegar Hill, in which classes for new and expecting families will be taught.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut is launching a new support group at its Stamford location and a secondary infertility webinar.
A study suggests that moms who run during pregnancy produce kids who are more apt to be like them and become runners themselves.
New York State's new budget includes a paid family and medical leave requirement.
CMV, or cytomegalovirus, is an under-the-radar virus that effects babies' hearing and development. Here's how to treat and prevent it.
Johnson's three-step bedtime routine is proven to help babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
This local mom of six kids riffs on pregnancy cravings and nine months’ worth of unfiltered comments from friends and strangers alike.
Two new studies find that women who breastfeed reduce their risk of breast cancer and Type 2 diabetes in the long run.
New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.