2024 Newborn + Littles Guide! | The Monmouth Moms


At Coast Cheer, we know you’ll love our Shark Culture! Everything from our energetic and fun atmosphere to our family friendly culture!  At Coast, we teach and foster a love of competitive cheerleading, progress safe skills in tumbling and cheerleading, while encouraging self accountability, confidence and responsibility in a familial atmosphere.  We can’t wait for you to dive into our gym and fall in love with the Coast experience!

Toddler Open Gym


February 13 : Valentines Party with Elmo

March 28 : Easter Party with the Bunny

April 18 : Spring Fling with Baby Shark

May 7 : Mothers day with Minnie

June 18 : Summer Party with Pepa



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7 Mount Lane Manasquan

Manasquan, NJ 08736




Cuties Children’s Boutique is a charming locally owned baby & kid’s store located on Rt 35 in Shrewsbury, offering a unique assortment of clothing, gifts, and special occasion
for newborn through size 8 years. The owner is a Monmouth County mom, who carefully curated the product assortment to feature innovative & organic baby products,
contemporary & classic children’s apparel, and special occasion wear for every budget.
The shop carries a range of top baby brands including Kissy Kissy, Angel Dear, Kyte, Kickee Pants, Mayoral, Magnetic Me and more. If you are looking for the perfect take me home outfit, newborn photo accessories, baby keepsakes & must- haves (magnetic me footies!), or a beautiful christening outfit, Cuties is the place to go for a pleasant and easy shopping experience. They offer a one-stop shop with exceptional products, great customer service and complimentary gift-wrapping on all purchases.
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Welcoming a new baby is a beautiful mix of joy and a little bit of nervousness. East Coast Baby Co. specializes in providing comprehensive postpartum care, a vital service for new mothers and families during the transformative early stages of parenthood.  A postpartum doula offers more than just care; they provide a supportive presence, offering evidence-based guidance and emotional support tailored to your family’s needs. By choosing to work with a postpartum doula, you’re not just ensuring the well-being of your newborn, but also prioritizing your own health and recovery. This kind of support is crucial in the early weeks of postpartum, a time when nurturing yourself is as important as nurturing your new baby.

Imagine having someone by your side who understands your needs and those of your baby. Whether it’s giving you a chance to get some well-deserved rest, guiding you through the ups and downs of baby sleep, or assisting with feeding, we’re here to make your life easier. Every moment with your baby is a memory in the making, and we want to help you cherish it without the stress.  Our offerings at East Coast Baby Co. include day and overnight support, guidance on infant feeding and sleep consulting.

What truly sets East Coast Baby Co. apart is our personalized approach and deep understanding of the postpartum journey. We recognize that every family is unique, with diverse needs and expectations. Our doulas are not only highly trained and experienced but are also compassionate and adaptable, ensuring that the support you receive resonates with your personal parenting philosophy. By choosing East Coast Baby Co., you’re not just hiring a service; you’re embracing a partnership that values and supports your journey in the most nurturing and empowering way. In this pivotal chapter of your life, East Coast Baby Co. is committed to being your trusted ally, making your transition into parenthood as smooth and joyful as possible.



Five Star Swim School is THE best place for children to learn how to swim and gain much-needed confidence around and in the water. Their lessons focus on developing essential swim skills, ensuring safety, and having fun! Mommy and Me Swim Lessons are designed for infants and toddlers aged 6 months to 2.5 years, providing a lovely bonding experience for a parent and a child while teaching valuable water skills.

The Seahorse Level – Mommy and Me Swim Lessons are 30-minute group sessions where infants and toddlers are accompanied by one parent or one caregiver in the water. One of our experienced and certified instructors will guide you and your child through the swimming lesson. The student-to-teacher ratio for this class is [6:1].

In addition to all the valuable skills your child will learn during the Mommy and Me Swimming Lessons, it provides a fun and social environment for parents, guardians, and children. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other families and make new friends while enjoying the water together. Contact Five Star Swim School today to enroll your child and start building a lifetime of love and confidence in the water!


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Five Star Swim School

Multiple NJ Locations

Eatontown, NJ




Gymboree Play & Music caregiver and child classes are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development. Our teachers support you and your child as you spend uninterrupted time together, creating a safe space to play, explore and learn. Play is a fundamental component of early childhood education, and is the cornerstone of every one of our programs. Through play-based learning, your child is challenged physically, cognitively and socially. Our custom curriculum is based on the most current early education ideology, and is designed to grow with your child, from birth to kindergarten. Gymboree Play & Music caregiver and child classes are uniquely and intentionally designed for early childhood development – ages newborn-5.
Gymboree also offers drop-off School Skills and Summer Camp classes.  A playful twist on a traditional preschool class. Children will develop the fundamental skills necessary for reading and writing as we explore letter recognition, phonics, sight words, spelling, and comprehension. They will build social skills during Gathering Time, while exploring the day’s fun and imaginative theme, and during Show and Share. Children will learn decision-making skills and build fine motor skills during our station play, and expand their creativity through art. We will help prepare them for a lifetime love of school, classrooms, and learning. Gymboree also offers drop-off School Skills and Summer Camp classes for ages 2.5-5.

Book your child’s next birthday at Gymboree Play & Music!  We’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! We specialize in 1st birthday parties all the way through to 5th birthday parties.


Three Monmouth County Locations

Howell, NJ

Ocean, NJ

Red Bank, NJ





   Everybody in the pool – and that means baby too! Did you know that there are a ton of emotional, developmental and physical benefits to getting babies into the water at an early age? Most importantly, this is a wonderful bonding opportunity for parents who want to spend time splashing and smiling with their little one (while also introducing the basics of an important life skill!).

    Goldfish Swim School offers Mini Classes for children starting as early as 4 months of age. Kids ages four to 35 months-old enjoy a weekly 30 minute class in the water with mom, dad or another caregiver working on basic water and swim safety skills with the help of an instructor.  The pool is kept at 90 degrees to make the water inviting and comfortable for all swimmers.

   The classes are fun and interactive for babies and their caregivers! Parents hold their baby while supporting him or her through the various swim skills. Even with an instructor leading the session, parents guide their child and remain involved throughout the class. Mini Class activities include singing group songs, practicing tummy time, and getting little ones comfortable in the water. Babies practice their grasp reflex, move on to holding onto the wall and eventually inching their way down it. With the help of mom or dad, babies work on their pulling paddle, “Superman” glides, sea otter floats and kicks. As babies progress through the Mini Program, they will work on crab walking, getting out of the pool safely by climbing up using the “fin, belly, flipper, flipper” technique and breath control. In addition to weekly Mini Classes, Goldfish offers family swim several times a week so parents can spend time together in the water with baby practicing the water acclimation skills they learned in class. We’d love to see you and your little one in the pool! Contact Goldfish Swim School in Middletown or Manalapan to schedule a free trial!


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Middletown & Manalapan




 Little Rockers creates original music and video content for kids ages 2 months to 10 years. Their high energy music classes, parties, shows, lessons, preschool
classes and digital content have been a popular staple in Monmouth County and beyond for over 10 years. With their home base in Shrewsbury, NJ, at Little Rockers
Music & Arts Playcenter, they have an incredibly clean and interactive space for kids to learn (and party) through play. The play area is a total hit with kids who love to
make a band on the stage or slide down “the fastest slide in Monmouth County.”  Little Rockers also travels to homes and venues for parties, as well as schools, libraries, camps and family friendly spaces for interactive shows with The Little Rockers Band.


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166 Patterson Ave. Unit 1
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702


Rock Out Loud

12 US 9 N

Morganville, NJ 07751





Love to Learn Playhouse offers a safe and stimulating environment created for children ages 0 – 5 years along with their caregivers. Our classes are designed to engage and entertain your child while still fostering their natural desire to wander and explore. We offer open-ended learning activities where your child can participate as much or as little as they would like and equipment to help to practice a broad range of their developing skills.

We offer 3 different instructor led classes, Play with Me, Messy Play and Preschool Playgroup. All of our classes offer open ended play time as well as weekly themed activities led by our instructors, beginning with circle time and ending with a dance party! We also offer 2 unstructured play options, Family Open Play for children 0-5y and our Just the Babies Free Social Hour for families with children under 12 months.

As an added bonus, we offer flexible scheduling, free siblings, discounted bulk session packages and a flexible cancellation policy. Come discover all that Love to Learn Playhouse has to offer!

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Love to Learn Playhouse

864 Hwy 36
Leonardo, NJ 07737
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Raising Sunshine LLC’s mission is to support families in raising happy, healthy, and kind kids. Through inclusive adult/child classes, birthday parties, informational parent workshops, and products created with early development in mind, there is something for every young child and their family. Raising Sunshine is an inclusive early childhood community where all young children and families are welcome.
Our most popular class is Story Time and Sensory Stations for ages 1-4 which is hosted in numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Each class begins with a welcome song and story time. After the story, children will engage in free play in sensory stations that match the theme of the story to continue expanding language, building vocabulary, and more. Sensory play promotes fine motor, language, social emotional, and cognitive development. Some examples of stations that will be set up include a water table (weather permitting), play dough activity, group sensory bins, etc. Each class ends with a dance party!
We also offer open play classes for ages 0-2 . These classes are a great opportunity for children and their grown ups to engage in developmental play while connecting with local families. Our Creating Connections class is for ages 3-5. Children will participate in story time, small group activities, sensory play, and make and take art projects while building connections with their peers and caregivers. Families will learn strategies to support the healthy development of their children with a strong emphasis on social emotional skills. Each class’s activities will be designed around a highly engaging theme!



  • Night Nursing Services 
  • Sleep Training Services
  • NEW!  In home– Lactation Consultant Services (Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
  • NEW! Prenatal Classes–including Breastfeeding Class + Newborn Care Class

Night Night Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) only night nursing company. Our RNs also work in the mother/baby areas of the hospital like Labor and delivery, post partum, nursery, NICU, pediatrics, and school nursing.  All of our nurses are very well versed in the care of newborns and their moms! Many of us are also certified breastfeeding counselors, meaning we can help with breastfeeding questions or concerns. 

We are a very flexible company that changes with you as your needs and baby’s needs change. We don’t require you to book any minimum number of nights for  that reason, but we are able to accommodate any schedule for any length of time you desire.  Schedules range from 7 nights/week to 1 night/week for any amount of weeks. 

Meet a Nurse

Meet Colleen! She has been with Night Night Nurse since we started in 2017.  She is incredibly knowledgeable, compassionate, patient, and a self proclaimed “Rule follower”.  She will make sure that your little one is as safe as possible.  In addition to being a star “Night Nurse”, Colleen is our go-to nurse for sleep training.  She has a perfect 100% track record for getting our little ones to sleep through the night.  We can do this when baby is 4+ months. 

Colleen proudly boasts four children of her own, and 8 grandchildren.  She will care for your baby as if it were her own. 

Colleen is one of 35+ nurses we have ready to come over and help you!

Meet the Owner!

My name is Catherine, and I am a mom of three young children myself as well as a registered nurse. I started this business because I understand the complexity of being a new parent–and the amount of support needed during that time. I also understand the protective forces that are innate in mothers, and the desire to make sure my little ones are in the best hands possible. Additionally, I have worked alongside the most wonderful women in the world as a Labor and Delivery nurse. I have seen the dedication and expertise up close with my colleagues in the “Mother/Baby” areas of the hospital. They are warm, compassionate, smart, fast acting, and the best baby whisperers. They are aware of how to minimize the spread of germs, keep an eye out for things that are abnormal, and care for families during the most tender and special times in their lives. They are “pros” at this, and they are comfortable and thrilled to come to your home to continue this process with you! This is a match made in heaven, parents who want to go to sleep and not wonder about the well being of their baby; and nurses who love what they do so much they opt to help families in their time off from the hospital.


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