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Any parents under H1B? I was@looking to get an au pair for kids and got to know that I cannot host one because I don’t have a green card yet. Any options? I heard people get au pairs that have another… more

We recently sleep trained our 7 month son. He went from waking up multiple times during night and taking only 30 minute naps 3 times during day (most cases nursed to sleep or rocked to sleep or took a… more

Hi all! I was asked coordinate a local happy hour for my team. The issue I’m having is that I’m currently pregnant and am not sure if I’m comfortable to hang out with strangers. What’s the most profes… more

Any parents who are still on the safe side with Covid? We have a 1 year old and being safe and staying mostly home is really getting to me. Most of our friends have kids who are able to mask up or are… more

Desperate parent of an almost 4 year old here.

Our toddler isn't quite done with potty training. He knows to run to the potty to pee, but poops are almost always an accident. We are wor… more

Any recommendations for a umbrella stroller? Our Uppababy Vista is way too big to lug around everywhere.

Any recos on great childcare in New York (ideally west village / Chelsea / Greenwich / soho)?

Looking for suggestions on sleep training guides, books, videos, blogs etc. for infants. Internet has plethora of information. I can’t figure what to follow.


My son is turning 13 and doesn’t want a birthday party. As any good parent would, I was going to completely ignore what he says he wants 😋 and do a surprise party. My friends (with no kids) are telli… more

Anybody still have children going to private school in person. Our 5 yo is in a Montessary where they had 3-4 COVID cases reported over the weekend. They are still keeping it open for now. We are wond… more

Has anyone experienced seizure with infant / toddler due to fever? I just had this febrile seizure happen to my 1 yr old and shook me to my core. Interested in hearing if anyone has dealt with this

First time Dad and my 15 month old keeps running up the stairs at my in-laws place and they keep encouraging it. Stairs are almost 10 inches high with nothing underneath and I’m worried that he might … more

Anyone has an alternative to an Au Pair. Wife and I were looking forward to host an au pair but can’t go through the official program since we are not permanent residents yet. Anyone has an alternativ… more


What Christmas gift can I get a 3 year old boy? He loves cars and all things transportation related. And has a ton of toys. I want to get him something very thoughtful that he can engage, learn or jus… more


Tips on being a good husband to a pregnant wife while working full-time (remote)?

She’s been feeling super nauseous and spending a lot of time in bed. I feel bad being tied up with work all… more


Hi my newborn baby has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia by pediatrician and I have an appointment next week with the orthopedic. Most likely it’s going to be a harness. It’s my first child and I am … more

Took my 2 year old daughter to the dentist and she found 4 cavities. We’ve been teaching her to brush her teeth before bed & after meals(unsuccessfully) so far.
She’s needs sdf treatment acco… more

What is the best gift you got as a new parent? A coworker just had his first kid and went on paternity leave. I just started with the team but offered to send him a gift. Partner is paying for the gif… more


My ex-wife is suggesting sending our 3 year old to a early school program, from 7am-5pm. Which I think is too long for a 3 year old. Any perspectives on this from other parents? Thanks

EY 🐠 - potentially starting with the firm soon, and my partner is due to have our first in April. Given the 1 year service requirement for leave, would I have the option to take PTO during birth and … more

Our 5 month old started daycare about 5 weeks ago. We’ve already had to keep her home for 2.5 of those 5 weeks due to catching various illnesses (croup, rsv, brinchiolitis, etc). Both my wife and I ha… more


Dads with older children: while raising your children, did your children prefer their moms over you? I know some will prefer dads over moms, but I assume majority of children out there will prefer the… more


Any ideas of how to make this a bit more active

Anybody willing to share common challenges, words of wisdom, helpful tips, etc.?

I can give it a shot in a separate post but equa… more


Sheesh I was really excited that this bowl existed….the. Saw that it’s not active at all 😂 Guess everyone’s on the what to expect app!


I am getting ready to send my 2 year old toddler to a toddler program next week for the first time. Have to fill out a form “bathroom waiver”, which is basically allowing teachers at the school to cle… more

Hi everyone, first timer here. Having some issues w. our 4 yo being pushed around and bullied at preschool. He’s really sad and upset. He’s also super shy & introvert. Any advise? Pep talk? Discus… more

Starting a new job next week and when do I tell my coworkers that I have a newborn? Male asking.


Consulting Baby Shower question - what was the best baby shower gift you ever received?

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