From the moment you find out that you're pregnant, everyone is quick to give you all kinds of advice.
You'll get plenty of advice about how to parent and even more people push an urgency on you to make decisions. One of the best parts of becoming a parent is empowering yourselves and making your own decisions for the best...Read more
Newborns are delicate and sensitive to severe temperatures and sun exposure. Their skin is unable to handle the harsh rays of the sun and protection from direct sunlight is important for your brand new baby. Apply plenty of baby-safe sunscreen on little limbs that are exposed in the sun. Dress your little one in lightweight clothing that is breathable and light colored to keep them as cool as you can in the sunshine. Limit sun exposure when the...Read more
We're excited to announce new businesses and community locations that have hopped on board in our area this spring to benefit this great cause that continues to make a tremendous difference in our communities.
If you have diapers ready and waiting you can bring them to our No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser at Croton Point Park on May 21st or bring them to one of these friendly locations over the next few months. Take a look at some of the locations to see which bin is closest to you.
Easter is the first big holiday that officially celebrates the changing of the seasons and the birth of spring.
Whether you're celebrating Easter as a religious holiday, a gathering of family or anything in between, rich family traditions make the holiday so much sweeter and more meaningful. We put together a list of fun traditions that many families call their own and some that might be completely new!
Get your little ones on board with celebrating Spring's arrival with some fun activities made just for them.
Dying Easter Eggs
If your household is Easter celebrating, you probably have some great memories of dying Easter eggs. Get started by hard boiling a whole bunch of eggs. You can use a kit or can even make your own beautifully vibrant egg dye. Kool-Aid and hot water makes a ton of colors to choose from and they smell fantastic. You can even write some secret messages on your eggs for the kids to find when they start dunking their eggs. If your kids are...Read more
What is Passover?
Passover is the eight day observance that marks the hardships, exodus and liberation of the Israelites from Egypt.
Many families celebrate passover in different ways, depending on what traditions their families have chosen to adopt. In most homes, Passover is celebrated with family gatherings, a meal of specific foods and often a series of prayers and readings. This is the oldest Jewish celebration that is continuously celebrated and even some non practicing Jewish families come together to celebrate the roots of their religious heritage.
What about getting the younger generations involved?
There's easy and fun ways to get your kids involved in the family's Passover celebration and it's even a little crafty! We put together a quick guide for parents to get the little ones excited and involved to participate this year around the Passover table.
The plagues can seem like an intimidating story to teach to...Read more
February is one of the most popular months to eat out.
Valentine's Day falls smack-dab in the middle of the month, giving parents the reminder of how lovely it can be dine out. Unfortunately parents know the struggle of taking little ones out to restaurants that aren't quite family friendly. Whether you have a picky eater or a fussy one in your family, choosing which restaurant to go to can be half the battle.
This Ossining restaurant was designed with your fussiest restaurant goer in mind. It's as kid-friendly as it gets for a restaurant where your kids are encouraged to play in their clean indoor play areas while parents enjoy their meal.Your kids will be begging you to bring them to...Read more
In 2016, we took a moment to appreciate the hilarious things our kids say.
This just happens to be one of the highlights of parenthood and we can't get enough of little kids saying hilarious things. We decided to go back for a second look at even more occasions where parents were floored by the funny things that came out of their kids mouths. Sure it can be embarrassing, but having a small child is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
They have no filter and these funny one-liners usually make a grand appearance at the worst possible moment but of course it makes us laugh till' we cry and we wouldn't have it any other way.
With a baby in tow, 'hands free' is more important than ever and baby wearing frees up your hands while safely snuggling your baby against your body. The right baby wearing sling can be a comfortable option for you and your baby while supporting your little ones delicate joints.
Some baby wearing options fit similar to a front facing backpack with clips and over the shoulder straps, while others are more like a scarf wrapped strategically around the mother's body. Criteria when choosing how you'll wear your baby should include:
Support for your baby's spine, neck and hips
Comfort on the wearers back and shoulders
The only way to find out what works best for you is to try different styles to see what you're most comfortable with. Every parent's preferences are different when it comes to baby wearing, so don't be nervous to test a variety of brands to find the perfect fit for you and baby.
It seems like no matter how you choose to feed your baby, there's always someone with something to say about it.
You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't.
The big kicker is, most of this judgment is coming from other parents!
When did feeding a baby become the root of such a heated debate? These little babes have to eat!
Since the haters are gonna hate, we're gonna keep doing what we do best and keeping it judgement free. We aren't the only ones fighting the good fight and there's more celebrities speaking out against the hate and promoting the empowerment of mothers.
Criticism with public breastfeeding, or breastfeeding in general, can be an ugly. Women should not have to be worried about disgruntled onlookers judging them for 'indecent exposure'. Breastfeeding is a natural process and until women's bodies can be seen as creators and not sexual objects, there will...Read more
Northeast Doulas is proud to provide families in the Greenwich, Fairfield, Westchester, NYC areas (and beyond) with the best trained most experienced doulas available.
Clients of Northeast Doulas enjoy the benefits that our professional and compassionate doulas bring to them in both labor and on the postpartum side. The staff of Northeast Doulas offers labor support in the birthplace of your choice (hospital or home), and postpartum support from 4 - 24 hours per day.