While we sure love our neighborhood shops, we also love knowing we can “shop local” online. Come on, there’s nothing better than shopping in your pajamas, especially when you’re pregnant, and knowing you’re still supporting a small business rather than feeding the big box beast. And if you can shop for your baby, while in your pajamas, while supporting small business...well, that’s the trifecta.

The Baby Cubby is one of our very favorite online shops to do just that. This Utah-based small biz is run by parents who passiontate about finding the best, safest and coolest baby products out there. They realize that we can’t all visit their super-stocked retail location in Lindin, Utah, so they’ve created an online experience that’s equally as impressive, filled with gear guides, community feedback, and expert baby gear picks...including ours! (Go check out what we picked here.)

To help you take home some of the Well Rounded NY curated picks on the Baby Cubby blog, we’re giving away a $500 gift card to spend at Baby Cubby. Enter now!

Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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