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Shop NYC for kids

Here are our top shops for toddlers in NYC.   Bundle NYC, SoHo 128 Thompson Street (between Prince and Houston Streets) | New York, NY | 212 982 9465 Bundle NYC offers great new brands. Owner Allison MacCullough has a brilliant eye for selecting children’s clothes.       Makie, Soho 109 Thompson Street (Between Prince and Spring Streets) | New York, NY 10012 | 212 625 3930 Japanese clothing designer Makie designs beautiful and covetable children’s clothing.             Bu & The Duck, Tribeca 106 Franklin Street (between 6th Avenue & Broadway) | New York, NY 10013 | 212 431 9226 Bu & the Duck has an old-world feel to its store and selection. They sell handknitted sweaters, adorable dresses, cute hats, and well-made wooden toys.       Firefly, Park Slope and South Street Seaport 240 Seventh Ave | Park Slope, Brooklyn | 718 965-3535 Firefly is a discount children’s wear depot founded by Andrea Simoneau, former ex-Wall Streeter and aunt of 24 nieces and nephews.       …

Favorite Online Shops for Kids

Here’s a list of our favorite online shops for kids: Ali’s Wagon Arte Bebe Atsuyo et Akiko Baby Geared Bean New York Belle Heir Brittain Road Burberry Catimini Copenhagen Styles Crew Cuts Dapper Baby Diesel dominique rouzier Double Dutch Kids Elias & Grace Emma & Avery Flora and Henri Flying Peas Genius Jones Gymboree HauteLook Kids Honey Collection il gufo ismodern Ittikid Jacadi Janie and Jack Kate Quinn Organics KicoKids lemlem Linen Kids Little Dudes Only Little Fashion Gallery Lotus Springs Lucy Sykes Lucky Wang Makie Maloup Marc Jacobs Marie Chantal MilkShop Milalu Mini Boden Mor Mor Rita Moxie Kids Neige Nonchalant Mom Oeuf Original Penguin Papo d’Anjo Papou Periwinkle Petit Bateau Pink Chicken Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc. Rachel Riley Ralph Lauren Rothschild Kids Sage Baby NYC Shoe Garden Sweet William Three Lovelies Tipi Tipi Yo My Booties 77kids  

Favorite Toy Stores in NY

Here’s our list of favorite stores to shop for toys in NYC.   A Time for Children  506 Amsterdam Ave., NY, NY, 212-580-8202 Acorn  323 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718.522.3760 Area Play  Various locations in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, NY The Artful Place  171 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718.399.8199 Baby, It’s You  3727 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10463, 718.548.1134 Blue Tree  1283 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10128, 212 369.2583 Boomerang Toys  119 W. Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10013, 212.226.7650 Chelsea Market Baskets  75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 The Children’s General Store  168 East 91st St., NY, NY 10128, 212.426.4479 Daily 235  235 Elizabeth St., NY, NY 10012, 212.334.9728 Dinosaur Hil  306 E 9th St., NY, NY 10003, 212.473.5850 Enchanted Toy  1179 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10028, 212.288.3383 FAO Schwartz 767 5th Ave.,NY, NY 10153, 212.644.9400 Giggle, For a Giggle Store Locator go here! Grandma’s Place  84 West 120th St., NY, NY 10027, 212.360.6776 Heights Kids Kid O  123 West 10th St., NY, 10011,212.366.5436 Kidding Around  60 West 15th St., NY, NY 10011, 212.645.6337 Kidrobot  For a Kidrobot Store Locator go here! Kisan Concept Store  125 Greene St., NY, NY 10012 …

KIMOCHIS™ Sweet, plush characters with feelings

MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE interviews mompreneur Nina Rappaport-Rowan — the creator of KIMOCHIS™. The catalyst to launching KIMOCHIS™ was the devastation Nina felt after the Columbine tragedy in 1999. Nina first launched this line of characters in November 2008, hoping to help parents teach their children about empathy, kindness, resilience, and gratitude. KIMOCHIS™ have a purpose — they are lovable, educational, and can bridge connections and open communication with our kids. SHOP KIMOCHIS™ Q & A MOMS & TOTS MAGAZINE: WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR DEVELOPING KIMOCHIS? Nina Rappaport-Rowan: Turning 40 marked a pivotal time in my life. While I have always been satisfied with the choices I made in my career, I knew that I had something a little more purposeful to do. I was really struck by the Columbine incident. This continues to haunt me everyday. The idea that children are killing each other in schools is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE to me. I have to believe there are ways that we can stay connected to our kids, to make sure they are emotionally …

Rebecca Minkoff Makes Wearable Tech Sexy

To help a mom stay connected while on the run (as in running errands), there are so many sexy, cool and functional gadgets. Rebecca Minkoff is known for her super casual yet super cool designs, especially her incredible handbag collection. Recently,  she’s teamed up with Case-Mate to create a line of wearable technology, including charging devices, notification bracelets, and phone cases. Included in the line is a gold chain-link bracelet, known as the “notification bracelet,” with a silver bar and pyramid studs that connects with your phone via Bluetooth . The bracelet lights up when you receive a text or call from certain people, so you can put your phone away but stay in touch. It’s perfect for the working mom that needs to be connected all the time. There is also a lightning cable bracelet, which connects to a USB cord and features a leather strap, studs, and a clasp that hides the fact that you can use this bracelet to charge and sync your phone on the go. This very cool compact mobile charger is also a Rebecca Minkoff product. It’s small …

The HereO Watch

HereO has made a cool gadget to keep tabs on your kids. This GPS watch device connects with a mobile and web app to allow parents to keep track of where their children are at all times. The watch retails for $149, and is available in June 2015 (sold out at the moment). The GPS tracking service used by the app is paid on subscription basis, $5/month.

Style Your Kid’s Locks

Finding the right products for your kids’ hair can be challenging? We recommend Baby Botanicals , LeBaby  and So Cozy. All products from Babo Botanicals contain NO Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, 1.4 Dioxane, Formaldehyde, Proplene Glycol, Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances. By purchasing Babo, you can help make children’s urban rooftops greener. For every Newborn gift set purchased, a percent of proceeds will go towards educating children about urban gardening and making their school rooftops greener.   LeBaby Hair Gel is made especially for babies, kids and anyone with sensitive skin.  It thickens baby-fine hair to maintain hairstyles, without the sticky or stiff feeling.   So Cozy products have a celebrity fan-based. They are hypo-allergenic and not tested on animals.  These products have a mild fragrance and do the job of styling kids’ hair. So Cozy Green Apple Swimmer’s Shampoo  ($11.95, 8 oz), So Cozy Kooky Kiwi Styling Cream ($13.95, 4 oz).  So Cozy Groovy Grape Alcohol-free Styling Gel ($13.95, 8 oz).