June 5, 2012
-- For the first time, the San Francisco Birth and Baby Fair is bringing its unique maternity and birthing showcase to the Peninsula, kicking things off at the San Mateo Event Center, June 23rd, 2012. For new and expecting parents, the Fair offers a mix of workshops, demonstrations, and original mom and baby products from Bay Area designers and businesses. The Fair runs from 10am-4pm, and features activities for the whole family.
The Fair, sponsored by CordBlood Registries and Dolphin Doula Group is attended by hundreds of new and expectant families each year, many travelling up from all over the Peninsula to find what is best and new in maternity, birthing, and childcare. With gas prices up for the summer, the Fair comes south to help these Bay Area parents save on gas and commuting and give them access to informative workshops and demonstrations, such as baby sign language, making your own baby food, and how to stay green with your baby. The Fair returns to the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, September 29th, 2012.
The Fair will also be raffling off prizes donated by exhibitors and sponsors, and the first 150 families to attend will receive gift bags with goodies from over 50 different designers and businesses.
The San Francisco Birth and Baby Fair is a fun, family-friendly event featuring the best in educational parenting workshops and demonstrations, maternity- and baby-themed products from local designers, and activities for moms and kids alike. The Fair hosts representatives from local birthing and early parenting communities, and attendees can find information on their different birthing options, like at-home birth or alternative birthing centers. Local and national designers and businesses feature unique and beneficial wares and services at special, Fair-day prices. For young ones, a tot play area sponsored by UrbanSitter and art corner offers all-day fun time. Tired moms can find privacy to nurse and rest in the special Nursing Nook, created by the Nursing Mothers Counsel or enjoy complimentary spa services such as massages, and more in their own Pamper Lounge, sponsored by BathFitter.
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.