Friday, December 2, 2011

Grow's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us!  Stop by Grow (or visit us online) to cross off a few items on your gift list.

Check out our non-toxic holiday gift guide organized by age and remember everything is 10% off through Dec 31, 2011!

1 to 2 years

2 to 4 years

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grow Warehouse Sale This Weekend!!!

Come by grow this weekend to get 20 to 50% off some of our best items that are slightly damaged, discontinued items or overstock!
Friday, may 20
11 am - 6 pm
Saturday,may 21
10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, may 22 
12 pm - 5 pm

here is a list of some of the items that are on sale:

roh crib by spot on square - regular price $1550 - on sale for $1150 (or $1050 with the purchase of a crib mattress) 

aerial crib by nurseryworks - regular price $899 - on sale for $750 (or $700 with the purchase of a crib mattress)  

walnut sparrow crib by oeuf - regular price $730 - on sale for $680 (or $630 with the purchase of a crib mattress)
2-wide changer by nurseryworks (slumber color) - regular price $1099 - on sale for $700 

grey sparrow twin bed by oeuf - regular price $890 - on sale for $700 (or $600 with the purchase of a twin mattress)

duet twin bed by nurseryworks (no trundle or drawers) - regular price $1450 - on sale for $1000 (or $900 with the purchase of a twin mattress)
otto table and chairs by bloom - regular price $450 - on sale for $375 or $350 cash

alma mini crib by bloom (in green, with mattress and 2 sheets) - regular price $550 - on sale for $475

plus more ....dwell 3 x 5 rugs, orbitbaby bassinet, toddler tables + artwork

Call us at 773-489-0009 if you have questions on any of the sale items.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The New Bumbleride 2011 Strollers!!!!

We are beyond excited for the much anticipated 2011 Bumbleride strollers! For the first time Bumbleride has made a Lifestyle video which illustrates all the reasons why their strollers are versatile and perfect for families with all different lifestyles. They offer 4 great strollers, sure to help make life's great adventure's a little easier!

Click here to watch video:

Featured in this video are the new 2011 models. Listed below are the changes that have been made to the 2011 models:

Flite-Added SPF 45 to sun canopy(amazing!)
        Updated wheel system, and harness strap
        Redesigned handle support brace
        PVC free rain shield available as an accessory

Indie-Added SPF 45 to sun canopy
         Optional maxi cosi car seat adaptor
         New optional locking Carrycot
         Updated harness straps
Indie Twin-Added SPF 45 to sun canopy
         Optional Dual Maxi Cosi car seat adaptors(perfect for twins!)
         New optional locking Carrycots
         Update harness straps

*rain shield no longer included in strollers, cup holder and multi-use bumper bar (which is a car seat adapter for Graco car seats) still included

The Movement: Features water-resistant sport fabric and SPF 45 in the sun canopies. Two great colors, Fog(grey) and Jet(black) shown here.

The Natural Edition: Features a blend of recycled materials and a bamboo blend fabric. Bamboo is naturally breathable and antibacterial. Available in two great colors, Ocean(a rich navy) and Walnut(a warm brown) shown here.

The new 2011 Bumbleride strollers will be available beginning April 25th. Grow will have both the new colors and fabrics in stock and on our showroom floor. Please email us at if you would like to be notified as to when the arrive.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is in the air!

We decided to feature our new Spring window with everything bright and fun! Hopefully the weather will start to cooperate with us a little bit here! 

We are receiving all of our new shipments - full of color and inspiring prints. We are loving the mixture of bright kelly green with light wood. The Oeuf Robin crib is the perfect piece to complement a simple, yet fun nursery. The Robin crib is now available in a dark Espresso too ( looks really great with grey hues)! For now, we are loving the birch with it's fresh Spring feel.

Our front window display!
Zebra print by Avalisa

Robin Crib by Oeuf(in stock) $595
Robin dresser by Oeuf $600

Nook organic knit blanket, perfect for cozy rocking.

Nook lily pad, our new favorite all organic play pad. A perfect pop of color to any room, plus great for tummy time or just a place to hangout.

Dwell organic mix and match sheet:lawn


Friday, April 1, 2011

Bump Club and Beyond

The Bump Club and Beyond is an AMAZING concept here in Chicago helping Mom's and soon-to-be-Mom's to connect with each other. They throw wonderful events pulling together the Chicago community and all the wonderful resources needed when starting a family. Oh, and did I forget to mention the out of control giveaways and gift bags?

Here is a little about who and what the Bump club is:
"Since April, 2010, Bump Club and Beyond (formerly Bump Club Chicago) has filled up and sold out over three dozen incredible events for moms and moms-to-be in Chicago! Here is how it all began…
As many of her friends began to have babies, our founder, Lindsay, realized that moms-to-be in Chicago needed a place to meet and connect with one another. Through many pregnancies she watched her friends experience this life stage without having the encouragement of others who also had a belly bump. After introducing many pregnant friends, it became evident that a supportive and social community catering to expectant and new moms was a necessity in Chicago.
And so Bump Club and Beyond was born.
Bump Club and Beyond is the first and only social event company in Chicago for moms and moms-to-be. We strive to provide you with the best resources this city has to offer, while at the same time, help you to connect with other moms and moms-to-be in the city. From Girls Night Out events, lunch & dinner seminars, discounted shopping, exercise classes and much, much more, we have something for every woman currently experiencing pregnancy and beyond. Sign up for our e-newsletter and check back often for Bump Club and Beyond exclusive discounts, sales, contests, previews, screenings and more!
After filling up and selling out 25 events for expectant moms in 2010 as Bump Club Chicago, expectant and new moms were asking for more!  In November 2010 Bump Club Chicago officially became Bump Club and Beyond and will continue to operate as such with a full calendar for both moms and moms-to-be moving forward!"
We at Grow are so excited to be participating in two of the Bump Club events this Month. The first is a brunch on April 10, 2011 with an amazing panel of participates going over the lingo of organics, how to live a healthier and greener life without breaking the bank. The second will be Monday April 11, 2011 and we will be discussing the benefits of an all organic and eco-freiendly nursery, plus sleep benefits from Janeen Hayward of Swellbeing. Click here for a link to the Bump Club and Beyond's website to check out all their upcoming events.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Today, the Saturday before St. Patrick's day is when all of Chicago watches the river turn green (luckily non toxic and safe for the environment, 40 pounds of vegetable dye to be exact), and parade the streets in their best green outfits. Here at Grow we decided to join in the festivities, in the most baby-friendly, organic and eco-friendly way possible! A List of our favorite GREEN products. For both their color and/or their mission. Enjoy!

Dwell studio all organic sheet: We love it for it's color, softness and worry free since it is made of all organic cotton. Made with azo free and formaldehyde free dyes. They also package their products in these cute little bags eliminating all PVC.

Under the Nile Green Bean teether: We love this teether since it is all organic cotton plus machine washable! Under the Nile also provides fair trade work to villagers in Egypt.
Bloom Alma Crib: This is the first bassinet that suits a child up to two years. Made of all solid non-toxic wood with no VOC paint. The alma crib has a two mattress level system so once you are done using it as a bassinet you are able to use it as a portable crib. The first portable crib made of all solid wood. Also, sold with the alma is an all organic mattress.

Orbit Baby's all organic footmuff: This first all organic footmuff on the market. Perfect for keeping your baby nice & cozy in the Winter or Fall months. Made of organic cotton, perfect for keeping baby warm, but also allowing proper air flow.
Kate Quinn organic onesie: All organic made in India, and one of our best sellers! So great for newborn and up, the easy side snap buttons make dressing baby that much easier!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Grey and Yellow

With Winter looming, we decided to add a pop of color to the display. We just re-decorated our store front to represent our two new favorite colors, Grey and Yellow.. The result? A beautiful mix. We aren't talking about the old school pale yellow, we are loving the bright, fresh and modern yellow, especially paired with a cool, sophisticated grey. Two great colors that you will never get sick of, or if you do, both are neutral and go great with another punch of color like hot pink for a girl, navy blue for a boy and even orange just to spice it up!

A pic of our store front(after a full day of rain and snow!)

We pulled together the items we used in the window to make this little design board. It's really great to mix and match different pieces of furniture rather then sticking with all one designer.

Art work by Avalisa
Eicho crib by Spot on Square
Play table in white/sable by Notneutral
Rocker by Nurseryworks
Alma dresser by Bloom
Organic mix & match by Dwell
All items available at Grow!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Finally! The First all Organic Play Mat is at Grow!

Nook Sleep Systems has put all our minds at ease with their new Lilypad. This is the first all organic tummy time, or anytime play pad. Not only is this a perfect place to lay your newborn on the floor, it's perfect for playdates and outdoor use too. Their soft pebbles help create airflow helping your new little baby stay nice and cozy without over heating. The designers really thought of everything; machine washable, easily-foldable with a strap, water/liquid resistant AND anti-bacterial. Made of all natural components so no off-gassing to harm our environment, made in the USA, and 40'' diameter and circular (hence the clever Lilypad name).

The Lilypad is truly the best option to use when laying or sitting your little one on the floor to play. They have come up with three bright and fun colors, all available at Grow.

Lawn $120

Blossom $120

Poppy $120

Click on any of the links to purchase! Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bumbleride Sale going strong!

Our most popular stroller company, Bumbleride, is still offering their great strollers at a great price. With SO many stroller choices out there it can be overwhelming when it comes to figuring out what stroller will truly be the best fit. You may often hear when testing out strollers "this is the only stroller you'll need".  One thing most sales people don't take into consideration is the different needs for different lifestyles. Because Bumbleride carries a few different models they help us to offer the most perfect fit for the blooming family.

Our top selling stroller: The Indie model. It really could be "the only stroller you'll ever need". Considered a jogging stroller, the Indie also reclines all the way back allowing a newborn to stay cozy for long walks. For the quick errand running the Indie's car seat adaptor that comes with the stroller makes for an all terrain snap and go. We love the Indie, and so do our customers!

Next up: The Flite. This is Bumbleride's true umbrella stroller weighing in at 13 pounds. I personally own this stroller for when my niece makes it into the city for the weekend. She is four and we still love it. With front wheels that lock (great for navigating through snow or gravel), we are able to hop on and off the bus and subway. A great savvy city stroller. If  you are always on the go and traveling this is for you. The Flite also comes with a carseat adaptor and reclines all the way back, so you are able to use it with newborn and up.

Last but not least: The Indie Twin. This stroller has all the great features as the Indie single, with the bonus as a double. Perfect for twin's or the ever growing family of two. Unlike most twin strollers the Indie has managed to stay on the light and narrow side, still being a jogging stroller but with smaller wheels. Perfect for city living, and endless walks and runs.

Right now all Bumbleride strollers are on sale in the Spice (orange) color. We love this bright color that is neutral for boy or girl or both! Stop by grow for demo's or just a browse!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

In honor of Valentine's Day we have chosen some of our favorite products in Pink and Red. We hope everyone is having a love filled day! Enjoy!

Muu Sam Crib with Butterfly Panel $1175

Dwell Thompson Glider $990

Orbit Ruby Infant Travel System $900

Manny & Simon Push Truck $32

Under the Nile tomato teether $7

Dwell Blossom Filigree Quilt $96

Kate Quinn Sherpa Bunting $60

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, we hope you loved our Valentine's Day picks and they inspired you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bump Couture Maternity Trunk Show at Grow-Update!

Hey all, the trunk show is in full affect and the clothes are SO cute. I love that they are all so functional and perfect for pregnancy and post pregnancy(and not even pregnancy;). Such great maternity wear because of their great styles, stretchy-ness of the fabrics, design appeal AND their amazing prices! Here are a few pics to entice you! Happy shopping.

Ruffle Silk top Retail $98, trunk show special $48

The Trunk show set up in Grow

Great goodie bags including: bellybars, preggie pop drops, hevea pacifiers and great coupon discounts!

Angelina Maxi dress $104 trunk show special $51
                      The Trunk show will be going on all weekend! Stop on by!
                                                                         773 489 0009

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bump Couture Maternity Trunk Show at Grow

Grow and Bump Couture have teamed up to host a great maternity clothing sale. Bump couture will have their Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer lines available for purchase. Starting at 50% or greater off retail prices. Bump Couture has amazing clothing all made in the USA, their pieces can easily transition from maternity wear to post pregnancy wear. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at some of their pieces, and I'm not even pregnant but can't wait to purchase a really cute flowy top (my fav) especially paired with a great pair of skinny jeans!(maternity or not). Here are some examples of what will be at the trunk show:

The event will be this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. There will also be great gift bags given with every Bump Couture purchase. 

Grow is also offering 10% off any non-sale item to those who "like" us on Facebook. We will be updating daily on new products and promotions. This is a great way to save if you haven't purchased your nursery furniture yet!
                               Please call us or email with any questions!
                                 773 489 0009