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.
A place for you to co-work, co-play, and use at your leisure – for you to take advantage of informative workshops to help you navigate pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and new parenthood.
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!
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.
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 April 5th - May 10th
12pm - 2pm
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.
Baby Massage & Movement
Tips and techniques to help soothe your baby through massage and movement.
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.
Kids Art / Music / Storytelling Classes
Bring baby or child to join other little ones in our fun selection of classes. Expect guest teachers to lead your under-5s through art classes, music sessions, or storytime in the Collective space. We plan to attract the best talent and would like to compensate our teachers well. Members will get a few free classes and discounted rates. Starts late Feb /early March.
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.
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.
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.
1 Guest Pass
Bring a friend - for free.
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 Facebook 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.
Special Events for Kids
Book Signing, Movie Screenings and Special Holiday Events!