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    Great Signs, Great Service- Signazon

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Being as attached to the Brooklyn community as I am, I always like to share good information when I get it. I recently learned about a great company offering quality products at affordable prices so naturally I had to pass my newly learned information on to A Child Grows! You may not be familiar […]

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    Parentpreneur Spotlight: Lara Fitch – Strolby Founder and Brooklyn Mom

    by Nicole on 10/30/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    We are surrounded by amazing moms and dads doing very cool things in our Brooklyn community, besides raising their children. As a parent pulled in so many directions, the idea of starting your own business is both exciting and scary. The benefits of setting your own schedule and being your own boss usually outweigh the […]

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    Miralax: Friend or Foe

    by Sarah on 9/27/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Having a kid with a GI tract that closely resembles the BQE on a summer Friday is stressful. Feeling conflicted about the treatment of that traffic jam is even worse. One oft-prescribed solution is Miralax. In the last decade doctors have taken to recommending Miralax to kids for quick relief, and to that end, it works […]

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    Little Swappies Children’s Clothing, Book & Toy Swap – This Saturday Sept 28th 10am

    by Nicole on 9/26/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I went to their last event and picked up some of the cutest little outfits! It is a wonderful opportunity to get new to you clothing and toys for your little ones. Here are the details below.  LITTLE SWAPPIES CHILDRENS CLOTHING, BOOK & TOY SWAP Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:00am -12:00pm  Avenues: the World School, […]

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    Minecraft: Dig It!

    by Sarah on 9/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I often feel like somewhere around age 33 (Strangely coinciding with the birth of my daughter) I lost all sense of what was cool and happening with The Kids. But this summer I spent two weeks with my niece and nephews and they schooled me. 1. I learned the percussive accompaniment to the Cups song […]

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    ACG Review: Joovy Groove Umbrella Stroller

    by Kim on 8/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      This review was written by ACG contributor Shayna Gehl and also published on Gehl’s website, The Disheveled Parent. This past June, I had the privilege of attending an incredible event hosted by A Child Grows in Brooklyn called the Brooklyn Baby Expo. I was working for a dear friend of mine and was lucky enough […]

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    Keeping Your Kids Appy: Learn with Homer, a new LOCAL learning app!

    by Nicole on 8/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Christine Dehne, Brooklyn-based mom, educator and multimedia artist, has found great things in this new app created right here in Brooklyn: Learn With Homer. I was recently asked to check out the newly released Learn with Homer, and was pleased to see that it was created right here in Brooklyn.  I’m all for supporting local […]

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    The Five Google Tools Every Parent Should Know How to Use

    by Kim on 7/09/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    I had the pleasure of meeting with a couple of communications reps from Google last week and was thrilled to learn about the internet safety tools Google has created for parents.  Even though my kids are only 2 and 4, it may not be long before they’re surfing the internet.  For any of you who […]

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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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    What are the Best and Safest Insect Repellents?

    by Nicole on 5/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Summer is almost upon us and as we head into warmer weather, I am starting to buy all of our necessary provisions! After our roundup of the best (and safest) sunscreens, we complied a list of some of the least toxic bug and insect repellents on the market with no DEET. Check out some of our top […]

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    Giveaway: Win an Orbit Baby G2 Stroller! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/27/13 | 89 Comment(s)

    Wow! Who wants to win this stroller of strollers!?!? – An Orbit Baby G2 stroller (retail value of $800) courtesy of Orbit Baby and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! This stroller can be used from birth up to 40 lbs. For families on the go with newborns or toddlers, the Stroller G2 is the ultimate solution for […]

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    Win a Britax Baby Carrier! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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

    For the Orbit Stroller Giveaway Go Here: http://www.achildgrows.com/giveaway-orbit-baby-g2-stroller/ 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 […]

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    FirstBIKE Review and Giveaway: Leave the Training Wheels in the Dust – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/16/13 | 67 Comment(s)

    My daughter (3 years old) mastered the scooter early on but was never really interested in trying a bike. Then we got the FirstBIKE and everything clicked! She took to it immediately, finding her balance quickly and propelling herself effortlessly. The FirstBIKE is a balance bike that allows kids to learn to ride without having to […]

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    The Best Sunscreens: Reviews and Ratings

    by Nicole on 5/16/13 | 2 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 […]

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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: […]

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    Get GMOs out of Infant Formula – Sign Petition to Similac (Abbott Laboratories)

    by Nicole on 4/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    GMOs—foods that have been genetically engineered by Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers—have never been adequately tested for long-term human health or environmental safety. Many ingredients used in infant formula, especially soy-based formula, are derived from GMO crops that have been genetically altered to internally produce pesticides or to be resistant to specific herbicides. Nobody should […]

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    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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    The Princess Diaries: How to Cope with the Disney Juggernaut

    by Sarah on 3/17/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    By Sarah Moriarty We’ve all witnessed it, the gravitational pull between little girls and all things princess related. Despite all our efforts to avoid gender specific toys, videos and stereotypes, many of our daughters end up tutu-ed and beribboned singing about being rescued. At my house we did it all, pushed the “masculine toys,” no […]

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    Switching from a Car Seat to a Booster Seat

    by Nicole on 2/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Baby Bodyguards has given us their awesome recommendations for when to transfer your child to a booster seat and some of the best options out there!  Around 4 years old, most children will max out of their forward facing car seat. By max out, I mean that their shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap […]

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    Yerdle: Reduce your environmental impact, Get rid of clutter and Save money…I like it!

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    I have stuff – a lot of stuff.  I am a mom to two toddlers living in a small Brooklyn apartment that always feels crammed full of stuff.  Toys, books, clothes, baby paraphernalia, you name it. It’s easy to accumulate too much stuff (and equally hard to find places to keep it)! A lot of […]

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    Drawing Apps for Kids (Free or Almost-Free!)

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

    This week a friend requested a list of “free drawing apps that don’t have tons of windows that I have to disable before my 3 year old makes in-app purchases.” If you want to use free apps, turn off your in-app purchasing in your settings before handing your device to your child.  Free apps tend […]

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    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 […]

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    Keeping your kids Appy – Finding Apps for Kids

    by Nicole on 1/24/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    We were about 15 months into our first iPhones when I realized my husband hadn’t installed or used ANY apps.  None. He was hardly using his phone as anything but a – a- a– phone.  Let’s just say I was VERY disturbed.  The budget-conscious part of me told him that if he didn’t start using […]

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    Best Books for Ages 0-5 Years

    by Nicole on 1/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I know I’m not the only one who gets tired of reading the same book over and over at bedtime. Yawwwn……..zzzzzz.  The Rusty Key, a Brooklyn blog that is dedicated to all things Kid Lit, is helping me and you get over the book doldrums by sharing their favorite books for kids here on the blog.  […]

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    Review and Giveaway: Crazy about the Ninja 3-in-1

    by Nicole on 12/21/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    Regular readers to this blog know that I’m a terrible cook; I’m talking heated fish fingers and turkey burgers here.  So, when I got an email from a publicist asking me if I wanted to try a fabulous new easy cooker, I said, “heck, yes!”  The Ninja 3-in-1 arrived in October and it’s changed my […]