Product Review: The GB Ellum

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Folks, there’s a new stroller in town and I’m here to tell you about it! The GB Ellum , newly debuted this past summer, boasts full-sized luxury that is lightweight and maneuverable. To add to Ellum’s feature-packed resume, are additional perks like an adjustable foot rest, lush padding throughout the seat, and the cool “self standing” feature, while remaining affordable to boot. Sound […]

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    Finding Time to Exercise: Achieve the Impossible

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The biggest complaint I hear from moms who want to exercise is finding the time. When it comes down to it, the workout is always the first thing that falls off the list. If only we had that extra hour in the day. But we don’t. Some say we all have the same exact 1,440 […]

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    Giveaway! The Quinny Buzz Xtra Stroller

    by Sarah on 5/27/14 | 58 Comment(s)

    Before you have a kid the idea of a hierarchy of strollers seems ridiculous. Once you have a kid and try to push them around Brooklyn in a cheap, rickety plastic mess, you realize why you need the smooth ride of a good quality stroller. Save your back, save your time, save your sanity. Win a free […]

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    75 Giveaway Tickets To New York Baby Show

    by Sarah on 5/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th  from 10am to 4pm our friends at New York Family magazine will be hosting the annual New York Baby Show. And A Child Grows is giving away 75 family tickets away to the show. Enter below for your tickets! a Rafflecopter giveaway Last year the New York Baby Show […]


    Top 10 Spring Break Tips for Traveling with Kids from phil and teds

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Michael Grant, president of phil&teds, shares his infinite wisdom on traveling with kids, which is basically what this guy does for a living. And since phil&teds are one of our illustrious sponsors at The Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo, you can come check out all their gear and see these tips in action this Sunday! As parents we know […]


    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest […]

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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 […]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off […]


    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, […]


    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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    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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    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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    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 […]

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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 […]


    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!” […]


    The East River Ferry to North Williamsburg: 12 Places to Visit

    by Nicole on 7/05/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    If you have a bucket list for the summer, then put East River Ferry on it. You can take a breezy ride on the East River Ferry to 7 various stops during the week and to Governor’s Island on the weekends. Each ferry stop is a trip in itself, with each neighborhood’s gems waiting for […]


    7 A.M. Enfant Sample Sale This Friday

    by Nicole on 4/17/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not too long ago, a lot us ran around to the sample sales in Soho, scavenging for designer duds at half price. It seems those days are mostly over as we hunt for deals for our kids’ closets instead. This Friday, I, along with parents from all over NYC, will descend on Beekman Street for […]

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    How to Store Your Stroller for New Yorkers

    by Nicole on 3/20/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all live in New York which = no room, no space, no storage, nada! This is where the StrollAway comes in. We were sent the small contraption last week. It basically looks like a large over-the-door hook. I set about putting it up immediately since we are desperate for space. My husband watched me […]

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    Consignment Sale coming in 2 weeks- track shoes ready?

    by Nicole on 10/05/10 | 3 Comment(s)

    Has anyone been to or sold items at the Be Green Consignment Sale in the past? I’m tempted to sign up as a consignor but the pre-organization I would have to do sounds daunting. The Be Green Kids Consignment Event is happening in just a couple of weeks- and whether you want to consign or […]

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    Stroller Strides- new classes added, including 5K training!

    by Nicole on 9/22/10 | 2 Comment(s)

    My biggest regret after having our babies was not doing a mommy boot camp- get your booty in shape type of class. When I saw the moms who were doing it, I was envious; actually downright green. They had triceps and biceps to die for and they got them while hanging out with their babies, […]


    Great stroller shade with style

    by Nicole on 8/05/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    If there’s one thing we want to protect our babies from in the summer, it’s too much sun, but many stroller canopies don’t offer proper coverage. That’s where the CityShade comes in. Cleverly created by a Brooklyn-based mom, this super stylish yet durable pram shade is a perfect item to splurge on. The best part […]

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    Top of the Shop: Refinery in Carroll Gardens

    by Nicole on 4/27/10 | 3 Comment(s)

    This is the third installment of our new feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a weekly look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then my favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. […]

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    Carriers vs. Strollers

    by Nicole on 3/11/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    The New York Times goes on a “babywearing” trip to 2 of the biggest babywearing stores of NY and Brooklyn: Boing and Metro Minis.  They report that, for a lot of these parents, the “last decade’s coveted Bugaboo or Maclaren stroller has been largely supplanted by baby carriers.” Has babywearing become fashionable? That’s what the […]

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    Best Way to store your stroller

    by Nicole on 11/18/09 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all live in New York which = no room, no space, no storage, nada! This is where the StrollAway comes in. We were sent the small contraption last week. It basically looks like a large over-the-door hook. I set about putting it up immediately since we are desperate for space. My husband watched me […]

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    James Bond Stroller with Changing Table

    by Nicole on 11/18/09 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yes, it’s true. James Bond (if he ever settled down….) would have this stroller. Abiie, a new stroller company, has just released a G2G stroller with a “Baby Deck”- a built-in changing table. With a flip, the G2G’s seat bottom unfolds into a sanitary changing table. It has a removable, washable anti-microbial pad, and a […]