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These temperatures are brutal, and it's only May! But here's something to always keep in mind: even a cool spring or fall day isn’t safe for leaving a child inside a car

In 2016, Texas led the nation in the number of hot car infant deaths. 

This alarming trend has gone surprisingly unabated. Since 1990, over 600 children have died from overheating in a car. Yet it took Congress until June 2017 to introduce the Hot Cars Act that would require all cars to have back seat child detection technology. 

Until the bill is passed, the best we can do is to educate ourselves so our children don’t become one of the statistics. Here are some things to keep in mind as the temperature climbs toward the sweltering heat of summer.
May 19, 2022

steps you can take to ensure the safety of your infant’s formula
Are you affected by the current formula shortages? The Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture shares some steps you can take to ensure the safety of your infant’s formula.
May 16, 2022

It's getting hot! We need places to cool off! Thankfully, there are over 60 pools in the 512 that allow us to do exactly that.

Here's our list. Rate and leave a review for your favorite pool!

May 9, 2022

Texas Foster Care and Adoption Services

May is National Foster Care Month.

In Texas, over 10,000 children, often abused and neglected, are waiting for a foster family or an adoptive home. When neither is not found, these children are having to stay at Child Protective Services (CPS) offices on cots, siblings are being split up and placed in separate foster homes or in residential treatment centers (RTC's).

“Foster care is a challenging journey that takes a lot of a family’s resources. Not all of us are called to take on that responsibility at any point in time. But if we can provide care to the caregivers, we can become part of a meaningful network that is essential for a functioning foster care system. Here are 5 ways you can support a Foster Family.
May 5, 2022

Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? There are plenty of splash pads in and around Austin. And we've made a list of all of them, including schedule and pricing info.


April 22, 2022

STOP! Before you throw out that car seat, please read the below. 

If your child has just outgrown his or her car seat or if you have a car seat collecting dust in your garage or attic, consider the following options before filling our already jam-packed landfills.

1. Reuse - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
2. Sell, trade, or give away - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
3. Recycle - an option if the car seat is damaged or has expired.

Before we show you ways to recycle your car seat, here are some car seat guidelines. Read on.

April 11, 2022


Celebrate your kid's birthday at ArtBarnATX

Art Barn ATX specializes in the ULTIMATE Kid’s Birthday Parties. Art Barn ATX knows kids want to have fun, be creative, and use their imagination, so that is exactly what their parties are. Their party packages are full of options for boys and girls, young and older. 

Read more about the many projects and activities you can choose from.
April 5, 2022

Children’s Consignment Sale Just Between Friends Williamson County
Award winning children’s and maternity consignment sale Just Between Friends Williamson County is coming back to Leander on May 5-7, 2022!

JBF Williamson County is a bargain hunter’s dream with 28,000 sq ft of quality items inspected by a recall specialist for 50-90% off of retail prices.

Bring your family, friends, besties, or make it a meet-up for your Mom group. Children, strollers, and wagons welcome.

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or one Prime Time Shopping pass.
March 28, 2022

Austin Businesses Helping Ukraine Children
We're calling all our current, past, and future local business partners to support our fundraiser and help ensure that Ukraine's children have access to safe water, nutrition, health care, education and protection.

Every donation of $40 or more will get you a free shout-out on our Facebook page.

Of course, individual donors are welcome as well.

Once you've made your donation, send us an email at hello@livegrowplayaustin.com with your business information, current events or specials, or anything else you'd like our readers to know about.

Thank you.
March 8, 2022

Cordovan art camps
Time to register for spring and summer camps!

Celebrate Spring and Summer this year at Cordovan Art School's “ART ZONE” at the award winning BEST CREATIVE ART CAMPS in the greater Austin Area!
February 18, 2022