When it comes to style, New York is in a league of its own; there are as many shopping options as there are personalities. The same rules can apply when it comes to your baby thanks to the global marketplace made possible by our own Brooklyn-based Etsy.

Vanessa Bertozzi, program manager for Etsy Wholesale, is a new mom to the most stylish one-year-old in Brooklyn. While caring for her little one Lucky, Bertozzi spent a year of “round-the-world shopping,” and found that by making it an international affair, “your cosmopolitan babe is much more likely to sport outfits that aren’t identical to all the other kiddos.” Here she looks beyond the big box store to bring the best fashion picks for babies from around the world to Well Rounded NY.

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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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