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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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    Pretend Play – Spark Your Child’s Creativity – Toy Suggestions

    by Nicole on 5/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    With my daughter turning 4 soon, pretend (or imaginative) play has been the focus of her days! She loves to make up stories and imagine we are different people – superheros, ballerinas, monsters, animals, grown-ups… I love the ideas she comes up with! She tends to spark my creativity more than I think I ever [...]


    Win a Britax Baby Carrier! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/19/13 | 34 Comment(s)

    For the Orbit Stroller Giveaway Go Here: Enter to win a Britax Baby Carrier courtesy of Britax and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! The Britax Baby carrier is suitable from 8-32 lbs and is designed for long-lasting back and shoulder support. Purchase your Brooklyn Baby Expo tickets this week and you will be entered to win this wonderfully flexible carrier. If [...]


    The Best Sunscreens: Reviews and Ratings

    by Nicole on 5/16/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Now that the weather is finally warming up and everyone’s planning for their summer activities, it’s time to think about using sunscreens again. You can spend days researching and testing all the “good’ sunscreens out there. And believe me- I’ve done it. After 4 years of scrutinizing, ordering and testings various sunscreens- I have my [...]


    Win a Britax B-Nimble Stroller!

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

    Enter to win a Britax B-Nimble stroller courtesy of Britax and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! Lightweight, easy to carry and fold stroller appropriate from 6 months (or from birth when used with an infant car seat) up to 55 lbs. Purchase your Brooklyn Baby Expo tickets this week and you will be entered to win this [...]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 8 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: [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo Tickets Now Available!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: Click here for tickets! Join us for A Child Grows in Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th 11am-3pm in Brooklyn, NY! The event will take place at St. Francis [...]

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    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Suspended in the NYC Area

    by Nicole on 4/23/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dolly Parton started a foundation called Imagination Library that I signed up for 3+ years ago when my daughter was first born. The way it worked is you sign your child up and they send you one book a month based on your child’s age…for free! I stopped receiving the books in the mail months [...]


    Free App to Track the Safety of Baby Products

    by Nicole on 4/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    This sounds interesting- A free app that lets you track any recalls on baby gear and products. I definitely couldn’t keep up with all of the recalls and warning so perhaps this is an easy way to do so. LolaKnows is a free app for iPhone designed to allow users to search for products and [...]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: Norman & Jules Toy Shop

    by Nicole on 4/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month: Norman & Jules Toy Shop in Park Slope. If you wonder who are Norman and Jules, they are the great-grand fathers of Charley the daughter of Courtney Ebner [...]

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    Product Review and Giveaway: Mini 3in1 Scooter from Kickboard USA! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 3/13/13 | 48 Comment(s)

    We have been BIG fans of the Mini Micro Scooter (Mini Kick) since my daughter was around 2. It took her a good 6 months or so to get the hang of it but now she is 3 1/2 and she is a pro at riding it along the Brooklyn streets, weaving in and out of [...]


    Crossing The Street Safely with Toddlers

    by Karen on 3/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Over the last 4 years, I have become a parent who nags a bit.  I hate this- and though I really try and curtail it, I find that as a parent living in an urban environment, it’s pretty difficult. Here is how I sound: “don’t touch that pole- that’s where dogs go pee” “watch out!” [...]


    Want to Trade Your Maternity-Wear for Some New Duds?

    by Kim on 2/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends over at Closet Dash are having a maternity swap party on February 27th!  It’s an opportunity for all of us who have maternitywear we no longer need to trade it for something that’s suitable to our current size, whatever that may be. Or if you are pregnant and want trade for some wonderful [...]

    Save the Date 2013 Brooklyn Baby Expo

    Brooklyn Baby Expo – Save the Date!

    by Nicole on 2/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: Click here for tickets! We are so excited to announce that the 2nd Brooklyn Baby ExpoSM TO PURCHASE TICKETS GO TO: FOR MORE INFO GO TO: WWW.ACHILDGROWS.COM/EXPO Facebook Twitter Our first expo had over 500 [...]

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    New Kids Store Opens in Bed-Stuy

    by Nicole on 12/28/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    People have been talking about this new children’s store in Bed-Stuy called Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe; I’ve gotten 3 emails to date about it. Everything from, “PipSqueak does such low mark up on their goods for sale that they can compete or do better than Toys R Us!” to “they are such a huge addition to [...]

    Storefront of Word- a gem of a bookstore in Greenpoint

    Word: Greenpoint’s Gem Bookstore

    by Nicole on 12/10/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    WORD is one of Brooklyn’s flourishing independent neighborhood bookstores; a hub for serious and young readers alike, author events and even home to a basketball league.  Located in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, the store is a mere 1000 square feet in size, but stacked with delicious reads and personable gifts in every possible [...]

    Could you die right now? This angler fish cape from Pipandbean at Etsy is the best!

    Best and Most Hilarious Etsy Costumes I Could Find in Under 3 Hours

    by Nicole on 10/17/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just for fun I have been searching Etsy for innovative, creative and hilarious costumes…I spent way too much time looking (yawn….) Billed as a Nemo or fish costume, this outfit made me laugh more than any of the others. For $49 from pipandbean, I’m sure your kid would be the hit of the Halloween parade. [...]

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    Girl Powered Food and Design Market Debuts

    by Nicole on 10/10/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    There’s a new pop-up market coming to Brooklyn- and before you moan “another one?”- hold on! This one has a totally different mojo and has some great people behind it. The women who created Curious Jane, a summer camp and after-school program for girls focused on design and creativity, have decided to expand their program. [...]


    Radiators- Childproofing and Safety

    by Nicole on 9/27/12 | 10 Comment(s)

    Now that we are in September, those of us less inclined to the cold chill, have started our heat. That means steaming hot radiators and floor-to-ceiling scalding hot pipes. How do you child proof them and do you really need to? The short answers are: many ways, and definitely yes, yes! (We covered how to [...]

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    Favorite Places for Families in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 9/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fast becoming THE place to raise a family in Brooklyn; between the pool finally opening and a sleuth of amazing places to shop, eat, play and ways to give back- it’s easy to see why. Jessica Glorieux and Donna Ladd launched Motherburg NYC in June 2012 to help parents in North [...]

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    Where to Get Party Supplies in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 8/16/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whether you are looking for goodie bags or balloons, Brooklyn has a lot of great resources for your birthday supplies. We’ve listed where to get Party Supplies in our Marketplace but we rounded up some of our favorites to share with you. Most of us dread doing the goodie bags for our kids’ birthday parties: [...]


    What Does Your Family Stand For?

    by Nicole on 8/15/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    We made one small change in our family routine this summer- but it has made a big difference in our family dynamic. It has truly altered our attitudes as we start our day. It all started when a family company named Papersalt sent a few of their books to me. After reading them one night [...]

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    Beach and Bath Towels That Bite, Pow and Snarl

    by Nicole on 8/01/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Bath time can be a drag: no one wants to get in the water or out of the water- that is, unless they have a super cool towel to snuggle into. We’ve found some hooded towels that might entice even the coolest customers to transform into snarling, clucking and neighing animals that can’t wait to [...]

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    Organic Teethers: What to Look for and Where to Find Them

    by Serena on 5/14/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    Teething is not only painful for babies- it’s painful for us parents. The screaming, crying and anxiety of hearing your child hurt can be awful. How do you soothe your child? I have tried everything from frozen peas to cold rings, necklaces, blanket or other chewable teethers – some work and others don’t. The problem [...]


    Shopping: Old Fashioned General Store in Crown Heights

    by Nicole on 4/26/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    This week I wrote about an old fashioned sweets shop opening up in Cobble Hill and it reminded me that I have been meaning to post about another old fashioned store that opened up in Brooklyn this year. Owl & Thistle General Store doesn’t just take on the name of “general store” – it embodies [...]