Our goal? To help you feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed as your child transitions into the early years.
In Scandinavia, that special feeling of a cozy home or "hygge" is the foundation to health, wellbeing, and happiness. We strive to bring this cozy, cared-for feeling to you through our toddler and preschooler services and consultations.
We believe that raising happy, healthy children requires just the right amount of outdoor play, learning, healthy eating, healthy sleep, and "lagom", or contentment. We also believe that creating as natural a play environment as possible, creates a healthier environment for toddlers and preschoolers to grow and thrive, and we are happy to assist families in selecting organic and natural toys and products.
Meet Kate Wallace, Founder
Why Choose Hyggehood?
Hi, I'm Kathryn (Kate) Wallace, RN, a Boston nurse with over two decades of newborn and childcare experience. One of my very favorite things to do is help new parents adjust to parenthood in the easiest, coziest, most comforted way possible with a friend by their side. I love incorporating part of my Swedish heritage into our “hygge child” model of care.
I hold a master's degree in healthcare leadership from Brown University, and really enjoy working with new families as they transition from pregnancy into childhood. I created Mamma and Bebis to do just that after experiencing my own difficult pregnancy, and lack of supportive resources. In the three years since I started Mamma + Bebis, I’ve had many clients ask about services related to the toddler and preschool years. This is what led me to open Hyggehood this Fall. I like to think of it as a continuation of care for our current families, and a great new resource for welcoming new families with slightly older children.
Our team of childhood experts, childcare experts, and nurses are here to ensure that your transition to early childhood is seamless and supported. We greet you with a box of pastries and coffee upon our arrival, and hope to make our visit comforting, educational, and rewarding for both you and your child.
With experts throughout the east coast, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York we look forward to finding the right fit for your growing family.
We're proud to share our partnership with Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons’ vision is that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Cradles to Crayons launched in Boston in 2002 and currently serves children in Massachusetts, Greater Philadelphia, Chicagoland, and NYC. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. They supply these high-quality new and gently used items—clothing, shoes, coats, books, school supplies, diapers, and more—free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. Cradles to Crayons engages thousands of youth and adults in volunteer activities year-round in support of local children in need.
Looking to donate new or gently used items?
- You can find a local drop-off location in your area.
- Or match with a specific child and ship directly from your home through Giving Factory Direct
- Volunteer opportunities are available in-person for ages five and up and virtually for anyone at all sites. Find more information at cradlestocrayons.org.