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March 8, 2021
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Baby Expo/Mommy Bonanza

By Lisa M. Collins

Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Local mom Karen Connell and her powerhouse of an all-things-parenting-in-NYC blog, A Child Grows in Brooklyn, is hosting a baby expo for Brooklyn Parents, in the penthouses of downtown Brooklyn’s Toren building at 150 Myrtle Avenue.

At the expo, moms can attend mini-workshops, demonstrations, seminars or just relax in the nursing lounge, where they can savor catering by Brooklyn Fare.

There will be gear, clothes and furniture on sale, manicures and blow-outs. Hands-on activities include testing carriers, learning CPR, learning to make baby food and install a car seat.  Topics for discussion by panels include setting good sleep habits, school zoning  and how to select a doula and/or nanny.

Activities for babies and children include Tummy Time, Baby Yoga, first lock cuts, haircuts, food tastings and more.

It’s like an extravaganza for moms ripping their hair out, dying to leave the house.

You can read more about it here:

Tickets may be purchased at

Price: $35 per ticket or $60 for two tickets. All activities, seminar and demos included in admission price.

Free goody bags given to first 250 attendees. Subscription to Time Out New York Kids for all ticket holders.

Raffle prizes throughout the day include strollers by UPPAbaby, Mutsy, Britax, Quinny and highchairs from Boon and Stokke, diaper bags and parent pampering packages.

The HASHTAG for our event is #BKBABYEXPO and you can follow the twitter conversations @buzzingbloggers @achildgrows


10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Raising a Good Sleeper Speaker: Janet K. Kennedy, PhD, NYC Sleep Doctor

11:15 am – noon: Best baby gear gurus. Speakers: Jamie Grayson (the Baby Guy NYC) and Jennifer Link (Sweet Pea Baby Planners)

12:30 pm – 1:15 p.m.: Parenting Partnerships: How to work together. Speakers: Soho Parenting and Family Matters NY

1:45 pm – 2:30 p.m.: Greening Your Home. Speaker Alexandra Zissu

The Expectant Parents Guide to Brooklyn Speakers:  Karen Connell, founder of A Child Grows in Brooklyn and Chana Balk from Baby Bites Brooklyn

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