New York parents know that it can be tough to find a kid-friendly restaurant when venturing out of their neighborhood. That’s what Mommy Nearest is for. The app uses crowdsourced reviews from parents around the city to help users find places that are good for kids. It’s like Yelp for the stroller set.
Parents can use the app to search or review everything from restaurants and shops to playgrounds and hair salons. Kid-friendly restaurants are broken down by the amenities that they offer so users can search for restaurants that include high-chairs, kid’s menus or stroller-friendliness. Playgrounds can be searched by amenities as well, so a parent looking for swings and a sandbox can find their way. The app also lets a user search for bathrooms with changing stations and urgent care options based on their location in the city. The app is currently running a promotion and is giving away cash prizes in exchange for writing reviews.