You asked and you shall now receive. It’s only fair for us to share all of this stored up knowledge about having a baby and what is going on with your body during those nine (really ten) months. We now will answer, in a very public forum, all of those burning questions about having a baby. Each Monday, we will tackle a commonly-asked-question from the point of view of an expectant parent. Chiming in to give feedback will be three women who have been there and done that: an expert (you know someone who does this for a living), a mom from our community (for the “best” friend advice you need) and a babybites’ team member (someone who will promise to give you the REAL deal and no fluff). Earmark, share and add your own input to today’s question; it’s good karma.
What are great places to register for baby gifts online?
Expert: Renee Sullivan
Never has there been an easier time for our friends and family to pick out just the right little thing for our little one. Giggle is known to have a smaller selection of great stuff, so works well for narrowing down the selections in the sea of baby gear. On the flip, some expectant moms love Amazon.com as it has everything a new moms could want (and more!). Buy Buy Baby is another popular choice – they have a great return and exchange policy – so helpful when you get two of that cute Snugaroo.
Mom: Angela Cierpicki
These are some online stores which are perfects for baby gifts: Yummy Mummy is a great one stop shop for breastfeeding requirements – eg nursing tops. Metro Minis has a huge range of babywearing carriers, slings and wraps. Earth Mama Angel Baby has some absolutely gorgeous pampering type products.
Mommybites’ team: Laura Deutsch
About our team:
Renee Sullivan, parent coach and Mommybites support group director, works with moms each week to create their own personal parenting plan that is right for them, while making sure that each mom gets the support, resources, and community they need for their parenting journey. Drawing from her experience as an birth coach and educator, she guides moms – new, seasoned and expectant through the never – ending array of decisions that come with having a child. Before joining Mommybites, she narrowly escaped the trenches of Corporate America where she was a Senior Project Manager for The New York Times, Morgan Stanley, and Pfizer. She lives in New York City and is the mom of one happy kindergartener.
Angela is taking a break from her previous career as a Process Improvement Specialist working in the Healthcare industry. Angela’s current “boss” is her beautiful 15 month old son, Ethan.
Laura Deutsch is the original founder and creator of Mommybites. Since first starting Mommybites (formerly known as babybites) in 2006 by handing out post cards to fellow moms on the streets of Manhattan, Laura has continued to use her business savvy, dedication and creativity to cultivate and grow Mommybites in its flagship city of Manhattan. Prior to founding Mommybites, Laura worked as a middle school math teacher at The Dwight School in Manhattan. Laura holds her BA from Binghamton University and her MA in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. She currently resides in Summit, NJ, with her husband, Brian, daughter, Ava, and son, Jacob.