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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

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: $100 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: $25 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: $25 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.

REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Win Prizes!
  • Attend Workshops/Fashion Shows
  • Get Pampered
  • Shop & Be Educated
  • Interactive Baby Play Zones
 

 

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