Take a breath. Women have been having babies since the beginning of time — long before two-way baby monitors with video capabilities.
If you’re yearning for a less complicated perspective, head to Greenpoint’s newest parenting outpost, Caribou Baby.
Created by a self-described urban hippie with a passion for holistic and natural products, it strives to be more than just a retail shop, offering classes on child birth and breast-feeding, tutorials on baby wearing, and unconventional mommy-and-me activities.
Or if all you need is retail therapy, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea while browsing the thoughtfully edited selection of organic baby soaps, natural pacifiers, glass bottles, wooden toys, and handmade quilts.
After just a few minutes, you’ll be breathing easy.
Caribou Baby, 272 Driggs Avenue, between Eckford and Leonard Streets, Greenpoint (347-460-2229 or cariboubaby.com).
Jam on Dumbo
What: Back-to-back concerts by The Okee Dokee Brothers and King Pajama.
Why: Add color to your weekend with face painting.
When: Sun., 3:15 p.m.
Where: Water Street Restaurant, 66 Water St., b/t Dock & Main Sts. (718-625-9352). Tickets online at jamondumbo.com. Parents and one child, $20; additional children, $10.
Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts
What: More than 600 blankets displayed throughout the enormous Park Avenue Armory.
Why: It will put your baby blanket collection to shame.
When: Opens Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 643 Park Ave., b/t 66th & 67th Sts. (212-616-3930). Admission is free.
The Lovie Project
What: In exchange for the donation of a new lovie, photographers shoot artful portraits of your tot’s most beloved (and threadbare) friend.
Why: The new lovies will be donated to homeless children.
When: Thru Apr. 30.
Where: Classic Kids Photography, 1182 Lexington Ave, at 81st St. To make an appt., call 212-396-1160.
Photo: Courtesy of Caribou Baby