As a New Parent, there's a lot to love about the Love Child Collective!
What is Love Child Collective?
A gathering space for expecting and new parents in the West Village.
Your home away from home, your village in the Village, a haven to connect with your family, friends and neighbors.
For parents, we offer creative classes to inspire your kids; while they play, you can catch up with a friend, get some of your own work done or take the opportunity to eat with both hands! We also offer on-site babysitting so you can take a yoga class and enjoy some time for yourself!
New Parent Circle
You've probably been told by friends or family to join a prenatal or parent group. Love Child can help - with Prenatal and New Parent groups right in the Collective space, you'll be able to connect with people facing the same challenges you are. In guided discussions, expecting parents will talk about such things as Navigating Pregnancy at Work, Self Care & Prenatal Resources, and Addressing Birth Fears. New parents will share their experiences with things like the First 6 Weeks, Career and Identity, and Relationships and Intimacy. And enjoy fresh healthy salads from Green Top Farms!
Free for Collective & Unlimited Members!
Wednesdays August 2nd - August 30th
12.30pm - 2:30pm
Breastfeeding Support Group
You can see all the Collective offering for New Parents here but the ones you won't want to miss in your first few weeks postpartum is our Breastfeeding Support Group. Breastfeeding is a choice and sometimes can be a challenging journey. Join other new parents going through the same experience and get professional help to address any issues that may arise.
Infant & Child CPR
CPR may be the most important skills for parents and caretakers to understand. While we hope to never have to use them, they can literally be Life Saving. Clients learn the basics of Infant and Child CPR, Choking Prevention and Resolution, as well as Baby Safety and come away with the knowledge, skills and the confidence necessary to keep their babies safe. Hosted by Baby Zone NYC.
Training last approximately 2 hours and costs $100/person. Private classes for groups or families with home safety inspection also available and start at $450.
August 23rd, September 20th, November 29th, December 20th
LGBTQ Parent Meet Up
This is an informal social group that brings together queer families, expectant parents and those trying to conceive. We gather to share notes on all things relate to queer conception & parenting, to create a strong(er) community and to have fun! Current, expectant parents and those in all stages of conceiving are welcome.
Third Sundays of Every Month at 4:00pm
Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-5, The Zumbini® program is a child-focused journey into the world of music, movement, and dance, and the natural response music provokes in both children and adults. A Zumbini® class is a celebration of the power of music to enhance our lives, stimulate learning, inspire dance and movement, and strengthen the bond between parent and child. This is a mixed age group class combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!
Mondays 12:45pm-1:30pm & 2:30pm-3:15pm
A music class for kids of all ages! Hosted by Dr. Alex & Friends.
Free for Love Child members, $15 for non-members.
Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Baby Massage & Movement
Tips and techniques to help soothe your baby through massage and movement.
If you work from home and want to spend a little time working in our space with wifi and on-site childcare, our doors are open. Limited availability.
1 Guest Pass
Bring a friend - for free.
Special Events for Kids
Book Signing, Movie Screenings and Special Holiday Events!
Schedule Play Dates
Playdates are fun for kids - and parents, too! Bring your little one along to a scheduled playdate and meet other parents - or take a breather in the space.
Open Play Hours
Want to host a playdate without opening up your apartment? Or perhaps you just want a new space for your little one to toddle or crawl around while you sip your coffee or chat to another mom or dad... Open Play Hours give you the flexibility to do just that, in the heart of the West Village.
Access to In-Studio Babysitting
Hello Sitter is shaking up the world of childcare with their highly rated CPR-certified and background-checked band of sitters. They're working with Love Child to provide their first-class childcare right in the space - so you can relax, eat with both hands, or simply visit the bathroom alone (!). Hello Sitter - hello peace of mind. Cost of sitting services will be set by and arranged with Hello Sitter.
Support & Resources from Love Child Team
Neelu and team are dedicated to helping trying, expecting and new parents in their respective journeys. With a raft of experts on hand, you will have a smart support network at your fingertips.
Check out our Lending Library. It's a growing collection of books and resources you can read in the space or take home with you.
Access to Love Child for Vouch
In joining the Collective, you'll also gain access to Vouch - a recommendation engine geared towards building community while allowing members to share their best recommendations in the city.
Access to Love Child's Slack Group
We often get requests from clients for each other's contact information after meeting at Love Child. This group will allow you to look for friends you may have made connect and schedule get togethers.