The PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s

The ultimate gift guide for the 3s, 4s, and 5s in your life has arrived! From art supplies to costumes to puzzles and beyond, Park Slope Parents members have suggestions for kids of all genders, interests, and attention spans.

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP,join our community today to connect with families raising young ones the same age as yours.

Shopping for someone on the younger side? We have


The PSP Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens may be notoriously difficult to shop for, but our Park Slope Parents members have them outsmarted with these savvy suggestions.

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP, join our community today to connect with parents in our Tweens & Teens Group!

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Shoe Advice For Pregnant Moms

Tips and recommendations from PSP members for what to wear when your feet swell during pregancy.

The PSP Shopping List: Backpacks for Little Ones

In the early schooling years, kids need a backpack that can fit schoolwork and snacks without slipping off their little shoulders. Check out PSP member-approved backpacks below—and if you’re not a member of Park Slope Parents, join us to connect with a community that will share their wisdom from the expectant months all the way through the college years!

The PSP Shopping List: Best Breast Pumps

Wondering which pump will be b(r)east for you? Check out real-life reviews from PSP parents who have put pumps to the test!

If you’re not yet a member of Park Slope Parents, join here to find support in all stages of the journey, from expectancy through the college years.

The PSP Shopping List: Top Kitchen Gadgets

Shopping for the chef in your life? Here are some tools that PSP members love to make slicing, dicing, peeling, and boiling a breeze.

Not yet a member of Park Slope Parents? Join us today to connect with a community who will chop it up with you both in the kitchen and on the playground. Already a member? Go here to join the Cooking Group!

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Bag Recs from the PSP Working Moms

The Park Slope Parents Working Moms Group discusses all facets of nurturing a career and a family, from parental leave to pumping at work and beyond. Here are highlights from a recent discussion on the best commuting bags/backpacks that can convert to diaper bags!

Want to connect with fellow working moms? Find the groupHERE in your PSP membership account.

Not yet a member of PSP?Join us today to get connected to Working Moms, Career

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Best of the Best Baby Toys

With all of the options out there for keeping little ones entertained, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Park Slope Parents members to the rescue, with recommendations for toys and play appropriate for babies in the under-one age range.

We’ve also got plenty more shopping lists for the other young ones in your life:

-Stuff for Baby (key provisions for newborns)

-Fantastic First Birthday Gift Ideas

-The PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s


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There's No Bad Weather, Just Bad Clothes: Dressing Kids for Outdoor School & Play this Winter

Whether your child is enrolled in forest school, contending with unexpected outdoor classes due to the pandemic, or just bundling up for playtime in the park, proper gear is essential! PSP members have your little one covered (literally) with these recommendations.

This article also includes tips for wintertime babywearing gear.

Remember—there is no bad weather, just bad clothes!


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Fantastic First Birthday Gift Ideas

Your little one may not remember their first birthday festivities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get them something meaningful that will provide hours of fun, spark their creativity, and stimulate their imaginations. From magnets to memory books, our members have suggestions to suit every baby and budget.

Shopping for someone on the older side? We have crowd-sourced Top Toddler Toys and Activities, plus the PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s!


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How to Remember Your Reusable Bags

Come March 1, 2020, New Yorkers will be required to BYOB—bring your own bag, that is. In a state where over 23 billion plastic bags are used every year, the bag waste reduction law—which bans all plastic carryout bags from distribution by anyone who collects New York State sales tax—aims to mitigate harm on our communities and the environment. (NOTE: this law doesn't apply to restaurants.) There's just one problem: How in the world are we going to

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Slow Fashion Resources

A decade ago, stores like H&M, Forever21, and Zara seemed like a wonderland: cheap, easy, and constantly rotating stock to match the latest style. But today, with Forever21 officially bankrupt and the climate crisis dominating public discourse, the detrimental effects of “fast fashion” at all levels of the supply chain are increasingly coming to light. Fortunately, it’s easy to take steps toward being a more responsible consumer—and doing so need not mean


Top Toddler Toys and Activities

Members on our Park Slope Parents Toddler Groups have shared creative ideas for keeping little ones entertained. Read on for the recs—and if you're a parent in Brooklyn who's not yet a member of PSP, find your community by joining us today!

Shopping for someone on the younger side? We have crowd-sourced Fantastic First Birthday Ideas. Older? Head to the PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s.

Stroller Repair Tips

Wondering what to do if your stroller breaks? PSP members share what they did to get their stroller fixed.

The PSP Guide to Successful Stoop Sales

Follow these guidelines from our experienced Stoop Salers.

PSP Top 20 Stoop Sale-ing Tips

You’ve seen our tips for holding a stoop sale. Here are the top PSP tips for shopping at one…

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Park Slope's Second Hand and Consignment Stores

A rundown of the second-hand, vintage and consignment stores in Park Slope.

The PSP Shopping List: Grilling and Chilling

In the market for a grill? Read on for the best brands, advice on propane vs. pellet, and more.

If you’re a parent in Brooklyn who’s not yet a part of Park Slope Parents, join us today to get connected to the Cooking Group, the Dads Group (where this awesome grilling discussion took place), and so much more!