The whole "New York City is a terrible place to raise babies" debate seems to continue, especially in conversations on local parenting groups. But as a mom of three NYC babies, I disagree. Yes, it can be a nuisance to find subway stations with working elevators and contend with tiny spaces and noisy neighbors. Still, there are so many enriching first-time experiences to share with your baby in the city that it's worth muddling through the inconveniences.
So stock your diaper bag, strap your infant into a stroller or carrier, and try these 20 things to do with NYC babies before age 1.