Everything is new to a new mom. So we’ve rounded up our all-time favorite finds for making motherhood in NYC as easy as finding a corned beef sandwich.
Ergo Baby Carrier
Instead of lugging a stroller up and down the subway stairs, stow your babe in an ergonomically designed carrier ($115-$160). It’s comfortable for moms and safe for kids up to 45 pounds.
Ella’s Kitchen Fruit and Veggie Pouches
It takes 30 minutes to put on a jacket, so you can forget about slicing fresh fruit before walking out the door. But you can have a delicious, nutritious snack with portable fruit-and-veggie smoothies ($11-$14).
MD Moms Baby Silk Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes
Set a new record for speedy sunscreen application with handy wipes ($26). The doctor-created formula offers water-resistant, sweat-proof, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
We know kids who refuse to wear anything but this cool and comfortable footwear ($30). That you can hose them down after a day in the dirt is enough for us.
A mom’s stroller has to carry way more than just her kid. Make the most of your mobile home with mountaineer-inspired clips ($5), designed for attaching whatever your packing.
When you’re done traipsing about town, check out our favorite finds for bath time, bedtime, and playtime.
Manhattan Film Festival’s Children & Family Program
What: The lineup of independent shorts for kids includes four funky music videos directed by the all-knowing Sandra Boynton.
Why: Look out for appearances by Kevin Bacon and B.B. King.
When: Fri., noon.
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th St. (212-864-5400). Tickets online at symphonyspace.org. Adults, $14; children, $9. Tickets at the door, $15.
New Museum Block Party
What: A day of projects and performances on the street.
Why: The culture continues inside with free admission to the museum.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie St., b/t E. Houston & Canal Sts.
Baby Baboon Birthday Party
What: Jabari and Azizi are turning 1, and kids can decorate cards for the adorable duo.
Why: The primates feast on cupcakes; you watch.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave. Zoo admission is $8 for adults; $5 for children over 3; free for children under 3.
Photos: Guido Mieth / Getty Images; Courtesy of MD Moms; Natalie Young / Courtesy of Mommy Carabeans