NOON: 'Baby Loves To Boogie' Dance Party & Diaper Drive.
September marks Diaper Needs Awareness Week. Many Northwest Mamas have to choose between buying diapers for their child and putting food on the table. It is a struggle that is hard to comprehend but you can help! Parents: bring your toddlers & pre-schoolers with you and let loose for some post naptime, pre-dinner fun. This event is guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving. The ImaginationBand will take you on an imaginative journey to a wonderful world--such as Outer Space, The Jungle, The Sea through Music, Storytelling, Song & Dance. One full size package of diapers along with your pass to BabyFest gets you into the dance party, and the cool thing is for a limited time, you can receive $10 off your regular price admission with diaper donation if you order it here:
Babies need sleep; it helps them grow and is imperative to their brain development. But most every baby needs a little help learning how to sleep...and stay asleep. The Seattle Baby Whisperer will explain some key aspects to baby sleep, keys to help baby sleep, and a few nursery must haves. Join our workshop and ask your questions about babies and sleep!
Be The Father You Want to Be. Don Hudson is a business owner, father and husband from Portland. As a former stay-at-home dad, Don recognized the need for a place for men like him to find he support and community offered elsewhere to mothers. Seahorses: a place for modern dads and their kids offers products for growing families, classes and events and daddy meet ups. They are building a trusted community of men supporting men to be the best father they can be.
Play Baby Bingo for a chance to win big prizes including Strollers, Car Seats, Carriers, Nursery Items, Baby Accessories and more.
Prizes from these sponsors: Diono, Thule, BumbleRide, MobyWrap, Combi, Chicco, 4Moms, Naturepedic, PyroPyro, Banz, Tortle, MAM, thinkbaby, Earth Mama Angel Baby, bamboobies, Babyhawk, Boppy, My Brest Friend, Bundle Organics, Beco, Ubbi, Daddy & Co, Pelo, BabyLonia, Belly Bandit and more.... the Baby Swag keeps pouring in!
PLEASE NOTE: Seating at the Main Stage will be cleared at 3:00. VIP Ticket Holders may arrive at 3:30 and will receive priority seating on a first-come basis for The Big Shower. Remaining seats will be available to standard ticket holders at 3:40.
1:30 Baby Sign Language - Hop to Signaroo
Babies DO have the desire and ability to communicate before they have the ability to speak. Hearing families can use American Sign Language as a temporary means of communication with hearing babies as young as five months old! Signing stimulates intellectual growth, accelerates language and motor development, and greatly reduces frustration. Join Nancy Hanauer, the founder of Hop to Signaroo, for an introduction to this empowering tool for early communication. Attendees will receive a discount on future classes.
As you prepare for baby’s arrival and get through those first months - having a comfortable baby carrier that you know how to use might just be a lifesaver. During this workshop certified babywearing educator and owner of Sweet Baby Wraps, Carrie Loe, will walk you through the best options for newborns. You’ll get the pros and cons of different styles of carriers and a demonstration of ideal positioning for comfort and safety. This workshop is open to all attendees and is ideal for those expecting a baby or in the first 6 months of life with baby.