Things To Do in NYC with a Baby
For most of us, New York City (aka, NYC) is on our bucket list of places to visit. Part of what makes NYC unique is its vibe. It’s this incredibly busy city with major news stations, top performers, celebrities, financial markets, and more, but it’s also filled with beautiful parks, iconic landmarks, history, water, and more. However, the hustle and bustle of the big city can be intimidating when traveling to New York City with a baby.
As you plan a trip to the Big Apple, consider family-friendly things to do with a baby that are outside of the heart of the city. When traveling with a baby, we encourage parents to find ways to keep their baby and their belongings close.
At Tushbaby, we design products that make life with a baby (traveling included) easier. From our best-selling hip seat carrier, the Tushbaby, to our mini wearable crossbody diaper bag, The Pack, we prioritize quality, safety, and functionality in every product. The Tushbaby is designed to strap on high and tight above the hips with a plush hip seat for your baby to sit on, or lay on if you’re using the feeding position. While it’s not hands-free, it can be when paired with The Snug attachment. It’s the same back-saving *relief* of a hip carrier with the hands-free flexibility of babywearing—the ultimate 2-in-1. When you’re not using The Snug, store it in one of the five storage pockets on the Tushbaby. Feeling more confident about traveling already? Let’s explore things to do with a baby in NYC.
Your Guide for Things To Do in NYC with a Baby
Central Park sightseeing
Central Park is the largest (and an iconic) park in Manhattan. Located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side of Manhattan, Central Park attracts millions of visitors each week. This world-famous park is family-friendly and offers clean fresh air, a haven for wildlife, and a sense of calmness in the busy city of NYC. From yoga classes to boat rides to the Central Park Zoo, there are endless things to do in the park with a baby.
Plan your trip to Central Park by viewing attractions, activities, and special events online, and pack a carrier for an action-packed day. With five pockets for baby essentials and personal items, Tushbaby is perfect for keeping everything close without having to lug around a diaper bag. Its ergonomic design offers built-in lumbar support for the wearer, ensuring mile 10 is just as comfy as mile 1. It’s the only carrier that does it all and keeps you looking stylish.
Times Square has plenty of excitement to offer, and a LOT of sensory stimulation. From the dazzling lights of Broadway shows to street performers and shopping, there’s truly no place like Times Square. When visiting with a baby, you’ll want to keep them close, and babywearing can make it easier to navigate busy spaces with your belongings in tow, too. For babies ages 0-3, the Tushbaby offers an open design that allows your baby to explore and interact with its surroundings while being supported. Praised for its ergonomic design and support by pediatricians, orthopedists, physical therapists, pelvic floor therapists, and even spine surgeons, the Tushbaby offers support and flexibility. The design of the Tushbaby reduces pressure on your upper body, neck, and back while supporting healthy hip development for your baby, placing their hips and legs in the Pediatrician-recommended ‘M’ position. Amidst the chaos of Times Square, you will want to keep your baby close and your belongings close, too. Tushbaby can help you do both with five storage pockets and a hideable bottle holder. When naptime or the need for hands-free babywearing arises, and it will, attach The Snug to the base of the Tushbaby, cross it over your shoulders, and buckle it securely in the back. Now your hands are free, your baby is safely resting on your chest, and your belongings are nearby – now you’re ready to take in the full experience of Times Square with a baby.
Surrounded by water, Coney Island offers peaceful views with a busy city backdrop. As a world-famous amusement park, you can visit the aquarium, ride the rides, and devour the famous eats at Coney Island.
Visit a playground: Imagination Playground, Hippo Playground, or Brooklyn Bridge Park Playground
Something hits different about hitting the park in New York City. We’ve highlighted several different parks on our list, but these ones in particular have great playgrounds. NYC is a busy city, but as busy as it is, it still strives to provide outlets for residents and visitors to enjoy a simpler life. Don’t forget to clip The Pod onto your Tushbaby before you head out to store a clean pacifier—when naptime rolls around, you’ll want the easy access.
NYC is a dynamic city with no shortage of sightseeing, both inside and outside. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden can be a great place to enjoy the city skyline while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spread out over 52 acres, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has plants and flowers meticulously landscaped to stroll through and bond with your baby. Be sure to bring your Tushbaby along to keep them supported—when they get hungry, Tushbaby seamlessly transitions to offer feeding support on the go.
First subway ride
In NYC, public transportation is how most people get around, so you’ll likely be taking your baby on their first subway ride. The Subway is rather compact and can be busy. When traveling on the Subway with a baby, babywearing is usually preferred. Avoid the crowded elevator without a cumbersome stroller and open your seating options while babywearing. The whistling and movement of the subway may even lull your baby to sleep. If you feel naptime coming on, pair The Snug with the Tushbaby for hands-free babywearing – the ultimate 2 in 1 combo. The Snug attaches to the base of the Tushbaby, goes over the wearer’s shoulders, and buckles in the back. Without The Snug, the Tushbaby requires the wearer to support the baby with one or both hands. The design promotes bonding and flexibility as you can take advantage of 4 carrying positions, including breastfeeding support. From the Subway to the streets of the city, you will appreciate the support and flexibility Tushbaby and all of our products can offer.
Tushbaby can make it easier to tour NYC with a baby
Tushbaby offers a collection of products designed by moms who truly understand life with a baby. While it’s no easy feat to care for a baby, it’s well worth the reward. As you show them the world and all it has to offer, let Tushbaby make traveling with a baby and enjoying every moment with them easier. From our best-selling hip carrier to our fold-up changing pad, our products are ideal for a busy trip.
And now, you can take your Tushbaby hands-free with our pioneering attachment wrap, The Snug! It’s easy to put on alone: just attach it to your Tushbaby carrier, place your baby on the seat, wrap the straps over your shoulders, then buckle up and go. All the while, you can stash your stuff in your Tushbaby’s storage pockets. You’ll fit in with those busy NYC parents in no time—and you may even teach them a thing or two.
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