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NYC Mom Must-Haves

Don't Leave Home Without Them

gear moms shouldn't live without!

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).

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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.

Crocs
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.

mommy toolbox carabeans!

Mommy Carabeans
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.

this week in new york!

WATCH
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.

CREATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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

LOCATIONS
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie St
bt E Houston & Canal Sts
New York, NY 10002
Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-399-7339
2537 Broadway
@ 95th St
New York, NY 10025
212-864-5400
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