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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

Portland Dates:

Oregon Convention Center, Sat. April 28, 2018. Hall D: Expanded Show, Over 70,000sf! 

VIP Entry: Premium Pass 10:00am, Super Pass 10:30am, Show Hours: 11a-5p

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***Premium Pass includes a Gift Bag valued over $350 with products & services from our sponsors! (limited quantities) 

**Super Passes include VIP Entry, Gift Bag valued over $250! Limited quantity, reserve yours today! 

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The Ultimate Expo for Expectant & New Parents!

Win Prizes, Attend Seminars, Get Pampered, Shop and Be Educated on Everything You Possibly Need for Your Growing Family.

What To Expect

A Full Day Baby Marathon 11:00am - 5:00pm. (VIP Entry: Premium 10:00, Super 10:30) 

    

***Premium Pass includes a Gift Bag valued over $350 with products & services from our sponsors! (limited quantities) 

VIP Pass Guests enjoy Early Entry:

*Premium Passes include 10:00 VIP Entry, Preferred Seating at the Shower & Gift Bag valued over $350!

*Super Passes include 10:30 VIP Entry, Preferred Seating at the Shower & Gift Bag valued over $250!

 VIP Passes are limited in quantity and available only online so reserve yours today! 

Baby Bingo: Pickup your Bingo Card at the reservation desk and get started 'table hopping' and attending Workshops. Collect signatures on the corresponding Bingo square and bring to The Big Shower to be entered to WIN the Grand Prizes.

Workshops: Plan ahead for the Workshops you want to attend and please note that each workshop will host a drawing for a valuable prize.

 Pampering: Kick back & relax in the pampering area, rest your feet and take your turn getting pampered by Paul Mitchell. Complimentary services include; Real NW Housewives Hair Styling, Makeup, Manicures & Braid Bar. 

    

Children's Village: Activities for babies, toddler & kids. (Admission to event is FREE for Children age 12 & under) Come celebrate Mother's Day with your Littles at our Baby Loves To Boogie Dance Party beginning at NOON (bubbles, scarves & parachutes guaranteed to get those little booties moving n' grooving) followed by a very special stage show featuring Mary Poppins-- the Ultimate Nanny and meet/greet with Miss Poppins & Friends!

Come explore a variety of Interactive play with WeVillage, Gymboree, Portland School of Music & Dance, Seahorses PDX and the ever-popular Art ala Carte will be hosting Messy Madness (you may want to bring a change of clothes)! 

    

The Daddy Zone: A Place For Modern Dads and Their Kids (& Mamas too!) New Dad Meet-Ups, Non-stop Activities, Great Workshops and Daddy-Gear Demos!

       Enjoy complimentary Belly Art by Blooming Lotus Henna for all the Mamas!

  

Join Baby Boot Camp in their Experience Zone to learn about Restoring Your Core. They will be providing free diastasis recti tummy checks as well as answering questions to help expecting women prepare their core and pelvic floor for the demands of pregnancy, labor, delivery and birth recovery including helping with back pain, pelvic instability, improving optimal fetal positioning, proper pushing techniques and abdominal splinting.

 

BabyWearing Academy hosted by Babywearing International of Portland. Visit this feature area to test out a wide selection of baby carriers and wraps by some of the top manufacturers. Local babywearing educators staffing the academy will assist parents in fitting and proper usage and answer any questions. You will also have a chance to WIN your favorite Carrier/Wrap, as they will be featured as a Raffle at the Big Shower!

2017 Schedule: (also see Workshop Stages)
Interactive Demo Zone:
 
11:15: Baby Massage Class. Regina B. Greenwood, Genetic Bond  Come and learn the most powerful bonding and communication tool with your baby. Infant Massage Class for mamas-to-be and parents with babies age 0-12 months. Massage helps to improve discomforts such as tummy pain, teething, colic and gas and promotes better sleep. Bring a blanket or towel for your baby to lie on. Massage oil and other material provided.

  Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland

11:45: FIT4MOM Demo Class, Fitness for Moms of All Stage of Motherhood. Come try out some great exercises you can do at home. FIT4MOM's certified instructors will be at BabyFest offering info on exercising while pregnant, tips for returning to exercise after baby, best options for "losing that baby weight" and offering a supportive community to help YOU find your strength in motherhood! Prize Giveaway: FREE MONTH OF CLASSES for everyone attending the workshop!

  Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland
12:30: Healthy for Two: In Pregnancy & Postpartum. Join Ellie Petri, PT, RYT and author for this interactive session on Exercises to assist with diastasis recti post partum, hip strengthening and stretching exercises, instruction on How to roll over in bed with decreased pain and stress on the pelvis. (You may WIN one of her books!)
 
  Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland
1:15 Yoga Class: Prenatal / Mommy & Me
Join readySetGROW for this special Yoga class great for pregnant mommies, those with baby and the whole family is welcome! Mats are provided but bring a blanket/towel.
 
  Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland
2:00: Restore Your Core: Diastasis Repair Movements. Join Kim Colvin, Baby Boot Camp's certified personal trainer and licensed Core9 Birth Recovery & Diastasis Repair Provider to learn some great moves to restore your core!
 
  Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland
2:45: Playing with Your Baby. You've fed, changed and bathed your baby, now what? Join Leslie Hanscom of Gymboree Play & Music as she shares playful games and songs to enjoy with your newborn. Playful interactions promote a special bond between the newborn and a caregiver as well as helping to develop a baby's brain.
 

  

4:00: Portland's Biggest Baby 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 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: Premium & Super Pass holders please arrive at least 30 minutes early to turn in your Bingo Cards and enjoy VIP seating. Seats are available to our Mama guests on a first-come basis. 

 4:00 Daddy's Baby Shower!  

New this year, and because Daddies need a Baby Shower too, is the Daddy's Baby Shower on Stage 3 in the Daddy Zone! 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.

Plan Your Day

1) Parking is located in the Convention Center Parking Structure as well as neighboring lots.

2) Strollers: The Convention Center offers a spacious lobby and exhibit hall therefore strollers are welcome. Baby Carriers are ideal. 

3) Baby Swag: VIP Swag Bags will be available for pick up in a designated area throughout the day (anytime after 11:30) so that you will not have to haul your gifts around all day.

4) Lunch/Refreshments are available onsite at the Convention Center and directly in the exhibit hall so that you can enjoy the Baby Marathon without having to leave for lunch.

5) Mama Rest Stops - Nursing Lounges: hosted by:   

5) Breast Pump Demo Lounge: hosted by: 

Do you wish you could test out your breast pump before buying it? Now's your chance...come see Ardo. 

Take a break and enjoy a Massage with:  

6) Diaper Depot Changing Lounge hosted by

   

We Are Excited To Have You Join Us at The Ultimate Event for Expectant & New Parents!

 

  • Portland Seminars and Workshops
  • Portland Tickets
  • The Big Shower!

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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Standard Ticket - Advance General Admission:

/person, /couple. (Children 12 & under free). (EARLY-BIRD BY JAN 1: /pp, /couple)

Standard Ticket Includes; Admission at 11:00, 1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to the Big Shower, seminars, samples, shopping. This ticket does not include a gift bag.

VIP PASSES! (Advance Only-Limited Quantities) 

SUPER Pass:

/person /couple (advance only-limited quantities) (EARLY-BIRD BY JAN 1: /pp, /couple)

Super Pass Includes: VIP Entry at 10:30, Preferred Seating at Shower, Premium Gift Bag with over 0 in fabulous products & services from our sponsors (One gift bag per Couple),  1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to seminars, pampering, samples, shopping.

PREMIUM Pass:  

/person /couple (advance only-very limited quantities) (EARLY-BIRD BY JAN 1: /pp, /couple)

Premium Pass Includes; VIP Entry at 10:00, Preferred Seating at Shower, Super Premium Gift Bag with over 0 in fabulous products & services. (One gift bag per Couple), 1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to seminars, pampering, samples, shopping.   

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An amazing weekend for hip, new moms, expectant moms, and trendy tots!

NW's Biggest BabyFest!: Shopping + Shower Games + Amazing Prizes + Great Speakers + Connecting with other Expectant & New Parents and much more.  Come celebrate and get showered with goodies!

      

NW's Biggest BabyFest!

Everything from bellies to tots—BabyFest! featuring Portland's Biggest Baby Shower & Seattle's Biggest Baby Shower is a unique experience where you can discover what is best for you, your pregnancy, and baby!  Our events are dedicated to providing you with the most respected local, regional, and national organizations who provide products and services to enrich the lives of Northwest families, as well as the latest innovations, essential parenting tips, child safety and educational advice from experts all under one roof.

Attendees will enjoy a Full Day Baby Marathon over 150 Exhibits from some of the best baby companies both local and national, Workshops by the professionals on topics such as Baby Proofing, Healthy Pregnancy, Sleep Solutions and our Feature Presentation UW Medicine: Preparing For Birth.

Guests can choose the VIP Experience received with Premium & Super Passes, with Early Entry, VIP Shower and an amazing Swag Bag filled with gifts from our sponsors. (limited quantities, so hurry!)

3 Big Showers complete the Day: 

  Feature Presentation: Daddy's Baby Shower

3:00: Stage 2 (Daddy Zone)

New this year, and because Daddies need a Baby Shower too, is the Daddy's Baby Shower on Stage 2 in the Daddy Zone! 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!

Daddy's Baby Shower Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

       

 

Feature Presentation: VIP Baby Shower

3:00: Cornish Playhouse Auditorium (next door)

The VIP Shower. THIS MAIN EVENT IS FOR PREMIUM & SUPER PASSHOLDERS ONLY!
It's 45 MINUTES of games, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant & New Moms. 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 VIP Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN these great Shower Prizes! Note: Doors to the Cornish Playhouse Theater will open at 2:45 to turn in your VIP Bingo Card and enjoy theater seating. Note: Dad's will enjoy their OWN Daddy's Baby Shower at this time at Stage 2 in the Exhibit Hall and submit the Daddy's Bingo Card (doubling your family's chance to WIN!) Seats are available on a first-come basis. Don't miss your chance to win big prizes including Strollers, Car Seats, Carriers, Nursery Items, Baby Accessories and more.
 

Feature Presentation: Seattle's Biggest Baby Shower

4:30: Cornish Playhouse Auditorium (next door)

The Big Shower. THIS MAIN EVENT IS FOR STANDARD PASSHOLDERS ONLY!
It's 30 MINUTES of games, exclusive prizes and connecting with other Expectant and New Moms. 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: Doors to the Cornish Playhouse Theater will open at 4:15 to turn in your Bingo Card and enjoy theater seating. Dad's will enjoy their OWN Daddy's Baby Shower at 3:00 in the Exhibit Hall and submit the Daddy's Bingo Card (doubling your family's chance to WIN!) Eventbrite Standard Passholders may reserve their ONE seat in advance online and remaining Seats will be available on a first-come basis.  Don't miss your chance to win big prizes including Strollers, Car Seats, Carriers, Nursery Items, Baby Accessories and more.

 VIP Shower Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five   BIG Shower Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

For more complete details on this event visit our WHAT TO EXPECT page.

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

 

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