Parents can attend free workshops on such popular topics as Baby Sign Language, Making Your Own Baby Food, Baby’s First Two Weeks, Breastfeeding Basics, and Infant CPR. In addition, there will be a wide range of local resources available for parents-to-be. Attendees can find information on different birthing options, like at-home birth or alternative birthing centers, from local birthing and early parenting community representatives. There will be various representatives from nearby health & wellness clinics, yoga studios, diaper services, photographers, doulas, childcare organizations, lactation consultants and more.
In addition, the Birth & Baby Fair features unique and innovative products for mom and baby, many from local companies, including boutique-quality baby clothing, handmade toys, organic foods, sustainable products, mom & baby accessories, all available at special prices for the Fair only.
Also at the fair are various stations such as the TotSpot play area for the little ones where representatives from UrbanSitter will engage and entertain your kids. The Nursing Nook is hosted by the Nursing Mothers Counsel and will feature treats and a private area where you can comfortably nurse while lactation consultants are on-hand to answer questions. Parents can find natural, alternative therapies for their aches and pains at the Essential Wellness Booth, where there will be free consultations and acupuncture assessments. The Spoiled Mama and Stella and Dot lounge will feature complimentary pampering offerings such as mini-massages and sugar scrubs.
The Fair’s most popular event is the raffle, where attendees can get a chance to win one of several prizes contributed by exhibitors and sponsors, including high-end strollers from OrbitBaby. The first 150 families to attend receive gift bags with goodies from over 30 different designers and businesses.
Tickets are $8 general admission online or $10 at the door. Children under 18 are free. Attendees can pick up free or discounted passes from featured partners while supplies last. For more info, visit www.birthandbabyfair.com.