There is nothing quite so special as reading to your baby. It’s a learning experience, a bonding experience, and even a sentimental experience, flipping through the pages that you may have read yourself as a child and seeing them anew through the eyes of your own little one. This week we want to help you get started on your baby’s library by filling it with some amazing books from our friends at the Picture Book Club. Founded by NYC mom and lifelong lover of books, the Picture Book Club creates giftable subscriptions that include hot-off-the-presses discoveries, classic and recent favorites, and overlooked gems. Win "A Decade A Month" subscription package ($180 value), which includes a book a month from each of the last 12 decades. Books arrive gift-wrapped with a handwritten card, which makes this subscription the perfect baby shower or new baby gift. Don’t have the patience to find out if you won? Use the code "WRNY" for $5 off any purchase at the Picture Book Club. 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.