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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

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 1,000 dollars in value: including; Spectra Breast Pump, Sarah Wells Bag, Brezza Bottle Sterilizer, 2 In-home lactation consults,  Newborn Essentials Hampers, Kiinde gift basket. ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A KIINDE STARTER KIT!
 1:00  Baby Basics: Building a Pain Coping Mindset for Pregnancy, Labor & Birth, Charlene Hamilton,  Heart of Birth
Getting ready for the physical intensity of labor & birth doesn't have to wait until your last trimester. Come and sample the Birthing From Within approach to pain coping practices, and learn how you can begin developing a "pain coping mindset" at any time during your pregnancy. 
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five  Prize Giveaway: Private Birthing From Within Class with Heart of Birth!

Feature Event : Main Stage

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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:

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 ($250 value) and the new Hushh For Baby portable white noise sound machine by Dohm ($35 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! ($200 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 $250 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 ($360) 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 ($80+ value!)  Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five   

REASONS TO ATTEND

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

 

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