Andrea

Andrea

New York, NY

Walk, shop, travel, eat, work, repeat. Love taking the baby everywhere I can.

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Mexico City transportation w/o car seat

Does anyone know how I can get between the Mexico City airport and downtown without lugging a car seat on this vacation? I’ll have no other use for it while there.

Andrea recommended a place Nov 19, 2017

★★★★

This place is small and very busy (because it’s so good!) but they’ve been so accommodating both times I’ve been in letting me keep the stroller table side. No high chairs but really friendly toward parents and kids and helpful with extra napkins, etc.

Andrea recommended a place Nov 19, 2017

★★★★★

This place is now Shuka (same owners but now totally different) and it’s fantastic. Really nice place with great brunch scene but they were SO nice to me with the baby. Several of the staff came over to meet him after they heard about it, they kept checking in, and they said goodbye to him by name on the way out. Such good food — I’d go back for any meal.

Toddler-proofing time! What are the best items you’ve used to anchor furniture to the walls? And how did you deal with floor lamps and even chairs that could be tipped?

Does anyone have favorite sippy cups? Also, best bibs with pockets? The sippy cups with the rubber inside the rim are frustrating because if the rubber shifts, sucking seems to be difficult.

I have a pair of adult shoes from this online brand and I think the kids’ version, just launched today, is adorable! But my impression was that early walkers need to be professionally fitted for shoes? And is it okay support-wise that the upper on these is all wool and therefore fairly unstructured? https://flipboard.com/article/allbirds-launches-a-kids-shoe-line-called-smallbirds/a-98tk5WXZRGu... More

What’s the recommendation on giving almond milk (obviously unsweetened, organic, non-GMO) to babies around a year old? My hesitation is 1 cup has 45% of an adult’s recommended calcium. I’ll ask my pediatrician, but also wanted to know what others have heard. Thanks!

My almost 10-month-old has about 8 front teeth, which I recently started trying to "brush" with one of those silicone finger mitts from Nuk. It seems ineffective and my son doesn't let me do it for long without screaming. Does anyone recommend a different finger brush or a different device altogether or have tips?

Any tips for helping an infant get over a cold more quickly? Recommendations for relieving symptoms are good, too, but I'm particularly interested in recovery. Thanks!

Andrea recommended a place Sep 03, 2017

★★★★

You might not think such a pretty restaurant known - rightly so - for its outstanding food would be a good spot for kids. But the staff gave me a great table, were super-friendly, and immediately offered a plastic cup and high chair (which I wouldn't even have thought they have). I wouldn't say it's a great place for a screaming baby, but it's definitely more kid-friendly than meets the eye.

I make a lot of food for my baby and share with him what I eat, but I need to supplement with some "off-the-shelf" options. I'm looking at the organic fruit/veggie pouches and jars and they all seem like smooth purées. My son can handle chunkier food and I'd like him to have that. Can you recommend any brands?

I want to make a birthday card for our nanny that's "from" my son so I thought it would be cute to decorate it with his fingerprints or handprints. What kind of ink could I safely use for this? Hopefully something I can buy on my way home tonight because her birthday's tomorrow! Any other ideas? "We" are also making some baked goods I know she likes and giving a birthday bonus.

When do I need to worry about my insanely strong and active son climbing out of his crib? He's 8 mos old and can pull himself up (though hasn't yet done it yet in the crib). Do we have to lower the mattress now? Related: Once mattress is lowered, how do you pick up the baby from lying down to take him out of the crib without killing your back??

I've found Pampers baby-dry to be so much better than Pampers swaddlers. But now we're at size 4 and I see Pampers cruisers are an option. Just wondering whether my babe will withstand a wet diaper overnight as well as he does with the baby-dry version? When did you switch? (I'd prefer to stick with one kind of diaper rather than daytime/nighttime IF you think it's possible.)

I've seen a few people here suggest baby-led weaning and I'd love more info and ideas for how to try it. My 7mo is spoon fed and seemingly loves every type of purée or mash we've given him (incl. eggs, dairy, fish, tofu). We're avoiding starches for now.

For those of you who go on long-ish day trips with your babies, how do you handle bed time? My 6-month-old just starting going to sleep for ~12 hours around 8:30 PM. I'm not inclined to rush home by then, but my husband is b/c he doesn't want to mess up the "routine". Do you just move baby from car seat to crib? Any success stories/tips I can use to negotiate with my husband? ... More

Hi everyone, my son is 5.5 mos old and his enjoying some tastes of food but we're gearing up for the real integration of solids next month. So far, I ordered the Stokke Steps high chair (anyone love/hate while it's still returnable?) and a baby spoon. Are there any other MUST-haves for this phase? We live in an NYC apartment and I don't like to have extra stuff around if it's no... More

Andrea recommended a place May 20, 2017

★★★★★

Their other locations are some of my favorite places to eat so I was thrilled when the latest location opened near me. Lots of tables have room nearby for a stroller and the noise level makes it comfortable to dine with a child.

Andrea recommended a place May 20, 2017

★★★★★

Brand new and delicious. Friendly staff that let me keep stroller table side during brunch even though they had to maneuver around it. Very noisy, so it's not that obvious if a child fusses. ;-)

Andrea recommended a place Apr 27, 2017

★★★★★

They have a great assortment of glasses for kids and even for babies. Very knowledgeable about brands and styles that will be appropriate, and creative with the psychology of getting kids to warm to glasses. They'll also do additional research to help you get the right product and secure insurance coverage.

Andrea recommended a place Apr 25, 2017

★★★★★

I took baby for early happy hour when I needed to get out and get some work done (don't judge!). They welcomed the stroller and didn't eye-roll at the fussing when he woke up. Then he sat on my lap for a while while I finished up and everyone was really friendly. Not crowded early evenings and there are great places to sit near the big, open windows.

Andrea recommended a place Apr 25, 2017

★★★★★

Stopped in for coffee for me and a bottle feeding for baby and the staff was so friendly they brought free chocolate over to my table. Only two tables so you have to get lucky, but there's stroller space.

Andrea recommended a place Apr 25, 2017

★★★★★

They reassured me in advance I could keep the stroller at the table and indeed I could! Not a lot of space, but we made it work and everyone was friendly about it.

Andrea recommended a place Apr 09, 2017

★★★★★

They take reservations and the space is largest enough that there are many. The biggest selling point for me is they'll guarantee being able to keep one stroller at the table and they'll note if you want to keep two and do their best to accommodate (which they did for me, even offering two different tables from which to choose).

Andrea recommended a place Apr 09, 2017

★★★★★

They were really accommodating in letting me keep the stroller table-side outside and even moved the sidewalk barrier to let me into the seating area from outside so I wouldn't have to to maneuver the stroller through a crowded brunch scene.

I know getting to keep a stroller at the table is never guaranteed, but any tips on where it's most likely to happen? During Sunday brunch, no less?

Andrea recommended a place Jan 07, 2017

★★★★

There are very few tables in the main dining area that can accommodate strollers. But there's an equally cute coffee area with tables where they don't normally serve food. Staff let me have breakfast there. Just note this restaurant doesn't actually serve diner food.

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