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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon […]


    Keeping Kids Appy: Breastfeeding and Introducing Solids

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

       When I nursed each of our children, friends and Kellymom were my go-to sources for information.  Those sources are both irreplaceable, but now there is a fantastic, fact-filled app, delivering information in a format that is accessible even as you are in the act of breastfeeding.  Sara Chana’s Breastfeeding for Boobs has hundreds of […]


    Cloth Diapers vs Disposables: A Peace Treaty

    by Sarah on 2/26/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    After my misguided notion that I could easily brush up on the basics of cloth diapering and give you all the salient points, saving you time and energy, I realized that cloth diapering is it’s own planet. So the real issue is what planet would you like to live on, the cloth diaper planet or […]


    Upstarts! Parents Raising Children, Building Businesses: Zoe Levine

    by Sarah on 2/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you’ve had a kid in the last decade and you live somewhere in the vicinity of Prospect Park, you’ve probably heard of (if not met) Zoe Levine. Zoe is the queen of prenatal and postpartum fitness, running her own personal training and fitness program, The Thriving Body. You need your diastasis recti measured? You […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Free For the Expectant Parents + Midwives and LCs

    by Nicole on 1/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here are a few free apps that may help you to keep track of mundane things so you can focus your energy on enjoying your experiences. Ovia Fertility: Ovulation Calculator is an easy to use app that can help you to find your most fertile days (or just to be more aware of your cycle).   […]

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    Baby Massage Workshop: Tricks to Chill That Kid Out

    by Sarah on 1/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Who doesn’t love a massage? Your colicky, nipple-confused, nocturnal newborn is clearly in desperate need of a rub down. You know that skin-to-skin contact is good for Petunia, but lying around with your screaming baby on your bare chest doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, so get yourself to Caribou Baby for their […]

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    5 Tips for Trips to the ER

    by Sarah on 12/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The night before we were to left for our Christmas holiday our daughter had her first trip to the emergency room. We’ve been lucky. She is four and we’ve had no major incidents, no broken arm from a fall a JJ Byrne, no head on collision with the wall at the Y, no raging fever […]


    Nannies: Does the Love Stop When the Paycheck Does?

    by Sarah on 12/16/13 | 4 Comment(s)

      How do you say goodbye to a member of your family when they move away, how do you explain their seemingly sudden choice to your kids, how do you do it when that person is in fact the nanny, someone paid to be a part of your family? There is a strange, sad and […]

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    Spuni: Mealtime with Baby Will Never Be the Same!

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had one of my mini foodies fling their meal across the room with the grace and power of a seasoned tennis pro. I sat in awe as they refuse to discriminate catapulting even their favorite dinners. When I recently learned about Spuni, my situation seemed to […]


    Throw Out the Bathwater, Keep the Baby

    by Sarah on 10/21/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    There’s been a lot bath-talk swirling around the interwebs of late. Claire Goss, a mommy blogger, sparked the debate when she admitted to only soaping down her three-month-old every week . . . or two. To her credit, there are many sources from The Mayo Clinic to Dr. Sears that support the idea of minimal […]


    What Your Birth Bag is Missing

    by Sarah on 10/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention parents-to-be, we know you are feeling prepared. You’ve made some awesome playlists, you’ve got the tennis balls, the granola bars, the organic juices and straws (seriously, don’t forget the straws). But there is one crucial detail you may have overlooked. Are you ready to fill out the birth certificate? Sure, you think, I’m great […]

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    New Pre and Postnatal Yoga Classes Come to DUMBO

    by Kim on 8/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    One would think DUMBO is the most fertile place in New York City with all the baby bumps and strollers out there. Having places like Brooklyn Bridge Park and P.S. 8 in its backyard, and being so close to Manhattan make it a great neighborhood for young families. Finally, expectant and new moms now have […]

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    After Bump: 5 Tips to Keep Post-Partum Stress Under Control

    by Kim on 8/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By Stacey Jayne Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, consider these 5 tips to keep postpartum stress under control. Ride the roller coaster of emotions. You will go from kissing your baby’s tiny fingers and toes to grieving the loss of your old life (no one really talks about this!) and worrying […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo – Not Just for Babies – Sunday June 2nd

    by Nicole on 5/24/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Think the Brooklyn Baby Expo isn’t for you just because you don’t have a baby any longer? Wrong! There will be lots of activities for older children and information, products and raffles for parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers!  Top 10 reasons you should attend event if your children aren’t babies any longer or you have […]


    The Silent Epidemic: Postpartum Depression

    by Nicole on 5/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Postpartum depression was discussed in my birth classes and with my other pregnant mom friends extensively when I was due with my first baby. I felt very educated about it but was anxious because I didn’t know what to expect. I luckily did not suffer from it but I had a few close friends who […]


    Weaning – When and How?

    by Nicole on 5/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Is there a “right” time and is there a “right” way to wean? Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us that tackles those questions. Weaning – Is now is […]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 9 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: […]


    Giving Birth: What To Do With Your Older Child?

    by Nicole on 4/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Most of us don’t live near family, so what do you do when you give birth and have an older child at home that needs to be watched? I worried about this more than actually giving birth when we were faced with that question. My parents and in-laws live a plane ride away so coming […]


    What is a Doula and Why Would You Need One? The value of birth and postpartum doula support

    by Nicole on 4/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Please join us for an evening to discuss the benefits of working with a doula from the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood! Tuesday, April 30th 6PM-8PM Birth Day Presence ~ Park Slope Studio 182 Eighth Avenue (between 1st St. and Garfield) Register Here! Seasoned birth and postpartum doulas Mollie Michel and Meema Spadola will be on hand […]

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    Is It Safe To Share Breast Pumps?

    by Nicole on 4/01/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was nursing I was so dependent on my breast pump. I had the Medela Freestyle and because I had to schlep it back and forth from work for a couple of years, it was the perfect one for me for its size. I replaced the tubing a few times, but other than that […]


    Common Childhood Rashes

    by Nicole on 3/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Katie Porterfield of baby gooroo has given us the 411 on all things rashes and skin aliments! It’s upsetting when your soft-skinned baby or toddler is suddenly covered with an angry red rash. The first time it happens, you’ll likely call your child’s pediatrician in a bit of a panic, but you’ll soon discover that rashes […]


    What is a Doula?

    by Nicole on 2/27/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was first pregnant with my daughter, I heard the term doula but I didn’t discover what one really was until very late in my pregnancy. By then, I thought it was too late to find one. After 24 hours of labor…I could have used one! Our doula expert, Mollie, has provided us with […]


    Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    The more milk your baby takes (or you remove through milk expression), the more milk you make. Some mothers with ample milk may “think” their supply is low when in fact it is not. So before you take steps to improve your milk supply, talk with your health care provider to make sure it is […]


    Free Breast Pumps. Really?

    by Nicole on 1/28/13 | 1 Comment(s)

      Breast pumps, breast pumps, get your free breast pumps! Within the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a provision requiring insurance companies to cover breast pumps and visits to lactation consultants at no cost to the patient. This makes me wonder how hospitals and OBGYN’s will change their approach to breastfeeding and the support […]