Here’s an easy way to help an expectant mom halfway around the world and, at the same time, receive expert advice on the best new baby products. This week when you join weeSpring, a Facebook-based platform where parents share recommendations on baby essentials, the company will donate $1 to Kangu.org.
Kangu, a bit like Kickstarter for poor expectant moms, is an organization that crowdfunds prenatal care and childbirth services for women in developing countries. Most of the in-need pregnant women are from Africa, with some from Nepal and India. Kangu has partnered with vetted and approved local maternity clinics and hospitals to give the women access to high-quality services, from prenatal to delivery to postnatal care.
Diapers are dirty business. An unavoidable element of having babies and infants around, tending to our little ones’ messes often tops many parents’ list of most odious tasks. However there is light at the end of the No. 2 tunnel! Brooklyn company Ubbi is trying to make the diaper disposal process a bit less off-putting. Scooter investigated the latest Ubbi disposal system ($80) at the New York International Gift Fair yesterday, to see what all the buzz was about.
With its sleek, powder coated steel design and rubber seal, Ubbi prevents odor absorption, locks in the stank and is easy to clean. The chosen-one that gets to deal with diaper duty can use any tall kitchen bag on the Ubbi and a simple sliding lid means you don’t have to get too close or let too many aromas out into your space. Thankfully, the contraption is also childproof and locks so that pets and wee people can’t knock out the diaper pail’s contents.
Sharone Komoroff, mother of two and owner of Upper East Side fashion boutique, Pachute, has expanded her brand to Sag Harbor with a pop-up store called Pachute East. Scooter wanted to know more about her parenting in New York, the new store and how her kids are beating the heat:
Scooter recently tracked down New York City-based mom and children’s luxury lifestyle designer Bonnie Young for a little Q&A on her the story of her brand and how she raises her two kids (Celia and Brando). Founded in September 2006 while Ms. Young worked as Senior Creative Director for Donna Karan Collection, her namesake label offers fanciful fashion and lifestyle products for children ages 0-16.
Now, with a freestanding boutique in Aspen and a retail presence at Harvey Nichols, Bon Marché and boutiques around the globe in posh cities like Milan, London, Paris, and Dubai, the Bonnie Young label has attracted an A-list clientele including Julianne Moore Kate Hudson, Dakota Fanning, Rachel Weisz, Angie Harmon, Courtney Cox, and Goldie Hawn.
Here’s what we found out.