When I moved to New York City, my oldest daughter was nine months old. After living in the suburbs for my entire life, including my life as a mother, I was completely terrified to move to the city. I knew that it was going to be a wonderful experience for my family, but I was so scared to learn the “new” way of living.
After just a week in the city, I learned how easy it was to get around. I laughed at myself for being so scared, because there really was nothing scary about it at all. All of the stereotypes I had in my head about NYC were completely wrong. The people in the city are very nice and the city itself is actually very baby friendly.
New York City is a big tourist attraction. That is one thing that I love about the city. There are people from all over the world visiting here everyday. It is a city full of culture, amazing attractions, and incredible food. I’ve heard from so many people that would love to visit, but are reluctant because they do not want to come with their little one.
I know first hand that this city can be intimidating to come with a baby. Everything is spread out, you have to walk a lot, and you aren’t sure what is baby friendly. My advice is to do it! Your little one will thank you for it later, and you will really love sharing your experience with them.
If you are planning on taking a trip to NYC with your baby, here are some tips on how to get around the concrete jungle!
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