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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

Featured Events & Speakers:

11:30  Breastfeeding 101, Helen Anderson, RN, CLE, Founder & Chief Lactation Officer, Milkies / FairhavenHealth
Labor, delivery and breastfeeding - how to have the birth you want
Events during the birth process can have long lasting effects on breastfeeding. Learn which common delivery room decisions can make breastfeeding more challenging, how to avoid them and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start.
 
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Breastfeeding 101 Prize Giveaway: Milkies; Milk-Saver, Milk Tray, Softies, Nipple balm, Nursing Tea, Nursing Blend.
 

  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. One full size package of diapers along with your pass to BabyFest gets you into the dance party, and the cool thing is you will also receive $10 off your regular price admission with diaper donation!

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
 
 
 1:00  Scaredy Cat Potty Training: Punching Potty Training In The Mouth!  Laura Wojciechowski Super Undies
Super Undies is here to help you punch potty training fear fear in the face! We know what an adventure potty training can be first-hand! Join Super Undie's Laura as she walks you through all things potty training, including why it's so scary! Learn what it takes to potty train, and leave empowered to get the job done.
 
 3:30  Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX and your Daddy of Ceremonies for THE BIG SHOWER!

Be The Father You Want to Be. Don Hudson is a business owner, father and husband from Portland OR. As a former stay-at-home dad, Don recognized the the need for a place for men like him to find the 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.       

 
 
       

 

Portland's Biggest Baby Shower at 3:45!

The Big Shower. This is like no other shower you've been to.
It's an hour of games, education, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant & New Parents. We will be giving away thousands of dollars in amazing prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry, luxuries & essentials for your new arrival. Pick up your Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN these great Shower Prizes! Note: VIP Pass holders please arrive at least 30 minutes early to turn in your Bingo Cards and enjoy VIP seating. Seats are available on a first-come basis. 

Play Baby Bingo for a chance to win big prizes.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating at the Main Stage will be cleared at 3:00. VIP Ticket Holders may arrive at 3:10 and will receive priority seating on a first-come basis for The Big Shower. Remaining seats will be available to standard ticket holders at 3:20.

  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

 

Full Schedules:

  • Portland Seminars and Workshops
  • Seattle Seminars and Workshops

2017 STAGE SCHEDULE:

3 Exciting Stages Packed with Entertainment & Workshops for New Parents!

Note: Registration is not mandatory but we would love it if you did.
 
Entertainment Stage #1 - Featured Events:
 
  Eventbrite - Workshop for New Parents: Sleep Baby Sleep by Slumber Time Solutions  
11:15  BRAVE BIRTH STORIES: Everyone Has a Birth Story
Produced by Brave Birth Doula Care and performed by local actors, you'll hear real birth stories from Portland moms, partners, doulas, and midwives. This is an event you won't want to miss!
 
  Eventbrite - Workshop for New Parents: Sleep Baby Sleep by Slumber Time Solutions  
NOON:  Baby Loves To Boogie Dance Party, Red Shoe Productions  
Come celebrate Mother's Day with your Littles at our Mama's Day Dance Party and let loose for some post naptime, pre-dinner fun! This event is guaranteed to get those little booties moving n' grooving complete with DJ, bubbles, scarves & parachutes. Children FREE to BabyFest!
 
   Eventbrite - FROZEN Stage Show at BabyFest! 
1:00 An Afternoon with Mary Poppins-- the Ultimate Nanny,  Red Shoe Productions

The Littles are going to jump for joy at this year's special Mary Poppins STAGE SHOW and Meet & Greet with Miss Poppins & Friends. Join us for some Mother's Day Fun with music, games, prizes and special Mama's Day Crafts.  

We have so much fun planned this year in our Children's Village at BabyFest! Don't leave the Littles at home!  Children FREE to BabyFest!

Feature Event

    Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

Portland's Biggest Baby Shower at 4:00!

The Big Shower: Featuring Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX  your Daddy of Ceremonies  This is like no other shower you've been to. It's an hour of games, education, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant & New Mamas. We will be giving away thousands of dollars in amazing prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry, luxuries & essentials for your new arrival. Pick up your Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN these great Shower Prizes! Note: VIP Pass holders please arrive 30 minutes early to turn in your Bingo Cards and enjoy VIP seating. Seats are available to our Mama guests of honor on a first-come basis. 
 

   3:45 Daddy's Baby Shower!

New this year, and because Daddies need a Baby Shower too, is the Daddy's Baby Shower 3:45 on Stage 3 in the Daddy Zone! Hosted by PDX Dad's Group/National At-Home Dad Network and sponsored by Heathen Brewing Co, this special event is for Dad's to connect and WIN some swag on their own! Pick up your Daddy Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN great Prizes!

 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

  

Shopping Hour Also during the Shower will be a special Mother's Day Shopping Hour. Mamas can complete a Wish List during the day with Must Haves from all the exhibitor booths and your partner/friend/family can shop that last hour for specials and gifts perfect for a new Mama's Day surprise.

Stage #2

 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
11:15  Healthy for Two: In Pregnancy & Postpartum, Ellie Petri, PT, RYT & Author
Join Ellie Petri, author of the book Healthy for Two: In Pregnancy & Postpartum and learn about exercise during pregnancy and putting your tummy back together post pregnancy. Prize Giveaway: copies of her book.
 
  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Breastfeeding 101 
NOON:  Breastfeeding 101, Helen Anderson, RN, CLE, Founder & Chief Lactation Officer, Milkies / FairhavenHealth
Labor, delivery and breastfeeding - how to have the birth you want
Events during the birth process can have long lasting effects on breastfeeding. Learn which common delivery room decisions can make breastfeeding more challenging, how to avoid them and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. 
Prize Giveaway: Milkies; Milk-Saver, Milk Tray, Softies, Nipple balm, Nursing Tea, Nursing Blend.
 
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Preparing your Dog for Your New Baby
12:45 Avoid Unnecessary Interventions during Labor and Birth Wendy Scharp, Portland Doula Love
Learn 10 solid ways to avoid unnecessary interventions during labor and birth. We will also talk about how to prepare during pregnancy, techniques to try during labor/birth and the importance of having confidence in your medical team. Prize Giveaway: Labor Kit and Certificate for Free Class: Positions for Labor Class/ Massage for Labor Class. 
   Eventbrite - Getting Your Core Back After Baby!
1:30 Car Seat Safety: Infants & Toddlers.
Lucie Drum, AMR Community Education Mgr and Michelle Nichols, DCM Tom Sargent Safety Center Injury Prevention Educator.  Enjoy a 30 minute presentation on the basics of car seat safety for infants and toddlers. Workshop will include tips on selecting the right car seat for your child and securing the car seat in your vehicle. Demonstrations and car seat resources will be shared with attendees. Check out this link: www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide for information on car seats and www.safekids.org for lots of other important safety information about keeping kids safe.
 
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Healthy Development For Infants
2:15 Regaining Intimacy, Wendy Strgar, Good Clean Love  
Loveologist Wendy Strgar is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and sexual health educator whose work has helped thousands of people reclaim their passion and heal their relationships. A pioneer in the organic personal care product industry, she is the founder and CEO of Good Clean Love. 
  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Healthy Development For Infants
3:00 Newborn Photography: Safety, Soothing & Posing, Amy West, Blissful Mondays Photography  
When looking for a photographer to capture these precious days it is vital that parents do their homework. Many parents don't know what's involved in a newborn session and that unknown is scary. Let me take the mystery out of this and join me for a live demonstration. Prize Giveaway: 2 myBaby Sound Spa On The Go Sound Machines
 
Stage #3 
 
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Healthy Development For Infants
11:00 Green and Clean Nursery, Elena Roadhouse, Bloom Alchemy 
Our daily lives are a bombardment of stress, toxins, and chemicals. This important workshop will help identify and eliminate toxic cleaners, cosmetics, and baby care products from your home and offer ideas and examples of effective natural substitutions. Prize Giveaway: 1 hour in-home consultation/ starter cleaning kit to include: Reusable glass bottles with All Purpose Cleaner, Window Cleaner, Lemon Essential Oil and soap dispensers.
 
 Eventbrite - The Critical Defining of "Normal" in your Baby's Health
11:30 Baby Swim: Unlocking Infants Innate Potential Debbie Marrs-Sayers, DolFUN Swim Academy and DolFUN PROTraining Institute.  It's a FACT: Movement builds confidence. Children who learn how to swim from a young age are ahead of their peers on a number of important milestones. Such as, transition to school, cognitive development, language development and physical development. Benefits, questions, issues and concerns about baby swimming..Answered. Prize Giveaway: 0 DolFUN Swim Certificate
 
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Car Seats For Infants & Beyond
12:15 Baby Basics, the things you actually NEED when you have a baby. Cari Wolverton, Seahorses
Creating a baby registry can be overwhelming. This workshop will discuss things that you really need before baby comes. The rest of the stuff you can buy along the way. Prize Giveaway: Seahorses Gift Card.
 
1:00 Therapy for Pre-Postnatal Discomforts. Belinda Coppernoll, CNM, IBCLC, RN, Mamastrut
This class discusses pre-postnatal discomfort such as low back pain, abdominal muscle ligament strain, perineal swelling including hemmohroids, why they happen and therapies that can help prevent and treat.
 
1:45 Baby Gear for Active Families. Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX
New parents don't have to put their active lifestyle on hold when the baby arrives if they have the right gear. With the right equipment, and mindset, parents can enjoy the same hobbies they had before babies while raising a child. Prize Giveaway: Seahorses Gift Card.
 
  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
 2:30  Tracy Cutchlow, Zero to Five Tantrums & Defiance & Yelling, Oh My! 3 Simple Steps for Managing Tough Moments with Preschoolers. Your Kids talk back. Bedtime takes forever. Siblings pick fights. You're tired of yelling, nagging and bribing. What can you do? Typical discipline techniques don't work in the long-term. Learn a perspective-shifting method you can use in any situation to avoid power struggles, build your child's self-confidence and stay calm. 
Tracy is the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far). It was called "the coolest-and easiest-book for new parents" by Parents Magazine.  Prize Giveaway: Zero to Five Book 
 
 Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland 
3:15 Habits of Highly Successful Modern Dads: Chris Routly, National At-Home Dad NetworkThe Full Routly
   Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

3:45 Daddy's Baby Shower!New this year, and because Daddies need a Baby Shower too, is the Daddy's Baby Shower 3:45 on Stage 3 in the Daddy Zone! Hosted by PDX Dad's Group/National At-Home Dad Network and sponsored by Heathen Brewing Co, this special event is for Dad's to connect and WIN some swag on their own! Pick up your Daddy Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN great Prizes!

  

Shopping Hour Also during the Shower will be a special Mother's Day Shopping Hour. Mamas can complete a Wish List during the day with Must Haves from all the exhibitor booths and your partner/friend/family can shop that last hour for specials and gifts perfect for a new Mama's Day surprise.

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULES: 

3 Exciting Stages Packed with Workshops for New Parents!

Stage #1
11:30  Breastfeeding 101, Helen Anderson, RN, CLE, Founder & Chief Lactation Officer, Milkies / FairhavenHealth
Labor, delivery and breastfeeding - how to have the birth you want
Events during the birth process can have long lasting effects on breastfeeding. Learn which common delivery room decisions can make breastfeeding more challenging, how to avoid them and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start.
 
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  Prize Giveaway: Milkies; Milk-Saver, Milk Tray, Softies, Nipple balm, Nursing Tea, Nursing Blend.
12:15  Baby Basics: A Survival Guide for the First 2 Weeks, Rue Khosa, ARNP, IBCLC, CBE, The Perfect Push
This comprehensive Baby Care Basics class will cover all the essential information parents need to know to safely and confidently care for their newborn. Topics include medication safety, feeding, bathing, cord care, diapering, comforting, using a thermometer, identifying red flags and much more.  
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  Prize Giveaways over 800 dollars in value: including 2 In-home lactation consults,  Newborn Essentials Hampers, Kiinde gift basket. ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A KIINDE STARTER KIT!

Feature Event : Main Stage

   

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 off your regular price admission with diaper donation if you order it here:

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  

1:00  Scaredy Cat Potty Training: Punching Potty Training In The Mouth!  Laura Wojciechowski Super Undies
Super Undies is here to help you punch potty training fear fear in the face! We know what an adventure potty training can be first-hand! Join Super Undie's Laura as she walks you through all things potty training, including why it's so scary! Learn what it takes to potty train, and leave empowered to get the job done.
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  Prize Giveaway:  

 1:45  Keys To Helping Baby Sleep, Amber Barrett, The Seattle Baby Whisperer 

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!

 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  Prize Giveaway: Sleep Consultation (0 value) and the new Hushh For Baby portable white noise sound machine by Dohm ( value).

 2:30 Bringing Baby Home: Now What?  Dr. Pariksha Patwari, MD, FAAP, Allegro Pediatrics
The moment a child is born, a parent is also born. Babies make the world a better place, and becoming a parent is a momentous decision. While your life will soon be filled with love and adulation, this decision also comes with vulnerability, responsibility, challenges, and lots of questions! Days are shorter, nights are longer, and unfortunately bank rolls are smaller. Join me as we embrace what will be the most memorable journey in your lives, and talk about what to expect. I will wear not only my pediatrician hat but also speak as a fellow parent and friend as we share our stories, experiences and apprehensions. 
Prize Giveaway: Graco Extend2Fit 65 Convertible Car Seat .  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  
 
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.
 3:45  Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX and your Daddy of Ceremonies for THE BIG SHOWER!

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.       

Feature Event: Main Stage 

       

Seattle's Biggest Baby Shower at 4:00!

The Big Shower. This is like no other shower you've been to.
It's an hour of games, education, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant & New Parents. We will be giving away thousands of dollars in amazing prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry, luxuries & essentials for your new arrival. Pick up your Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN these great Shower Prizes! Note: VIP Pass holders please arrive at least 30 minutes early to turn in your Bingo Cards and enjoy VIP seating. Seats are available on a first-come basis. 

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.

  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

Stage #2

  
Gentle strategies to get your baby off to a good start. Learn 7 gentle sleep and soothing tips for your baby.
 
Prize Giveaway: one hour phone or skype sleep consultation.Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  
 12:00 Creating Your Own Birth Experience: The Role of a Doula, Christi Nixon, Emerald City Doulas. 
Although doulas have been around for hundreds of years, people are sometimes confused about the important services a doula can provide. Join Christi Nixon, president & chief doula at Emerald City Doulas as she walks through the educational support, emotional support and physical support doulas can offer. Included in her workshop will be a Belly Binding demonstration. Belly binding is a way of firmly wrapping a woman's abdomen in a length of fabric. In many societies it has been an ancient traditional way of caring for a mother during pregnancy and after she has given birth, helping her to naturally heal. 
Prize Giveaway: Two Belly Bindings at our booth! (0 ea) Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  
 12:45 Your Little Handful: Parenting the Spirited/High Needs Baby, Macall Gordon, M.A., That First Year Parent Coaching & Support
Is your baby perceptive? Intense? Always--ON? Not a self-soother, not interested in sleep? This workshop will talk about elements of 'spirited-ness and what you can do to work with the challenges and gifts of having a child who is just MORE. The workshop will also look at what it takes to parent spirited babies, including how to prevent depression, fatigue and burnout.  
 
Prize Giveaway: sleep coaching session (includes assessment, 1-hour consultation and follow-ups 0 value.   Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  

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. Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  

 
 2:15 Introducing Your Dog to your New Baby Susan Oshie, Paws4Training
Recommended for expecting parents, grandparents and babysitters.
Many expectant parents are concerned with how their first baby will get along with their new human baby. The secret is preparation. This workshop will benefit:
  • Dogs by helping them adapt to the great changes ahead of them, so they continue to be an integral part of the family and not banished to the backyard
  • Babies, by helping to ensure safe interactions with the family’s “other baby”
    Expectant parents by reducing their anxieties and stress
  • Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Preparing your Dog for Your New Baby

Stage #3

  •  11:15  Tracy Cutchlow, Zero to Five
  • 10 Myths About Motherhood That All Of Us Believe

    What is motherhood supposed to be like? Our expectations going in influence how we feel about ourselves, our children, our role as parents and the other parents around us. So let's get a few things straight.

    Tracy is the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far). It was called "the coolest-and easiest-book for new parents" by Parents Magazine.
     
    Prize Giveaway: Zero to Five Book 
    Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
 1:15 Car Seats for Infants & Beyond Cari Wolverton, Certified Passenger Safety Technician
An informative talk on the basics of what type of car seats are available and how to make sure you are using them safely.
 
Prize Giveaway: Diono RXT Car Seat (0) Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Car Seats For Infants & Beyond
 
 2:00  Get Started BabywearingCarrie Loe, Sweet Baby Wraps.

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.

Prize Giveaway: Ring Sling (+ value!)  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five   

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