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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

2016 STAGE SCHEDULE

3 Exciting Stages Packed with Workshops for New Parents-- Introducing the new Daddy Zone Stage!

Note: Registration is not mandatory but we would love it if you did.
 
Stage #1
 
 11:00  Sleep Baby Sleep, Marie-Eve Gagnon, Slumber Time Solutions

Are you expecting or have a baby between 0-6 months? Do you have questions about sleep? Join us to learn about what to expect during the first 6 months and leave with gentle, practical tips to encourage healthy habits to help your baby, and you, get more sleep! 

Prize Giveaway: 60-min phone or Skype consultation Eventbrite - Workshop for New Parents: Sleep Baby Sleep by Slumber Time Solutions  

 
  11:45  FROZEN Children's Stage Show,  Red Shoe Productions

The Littles are going to jump for joy at this year's special FROZEN STAGE SHOW and Meet & Greet with Anna, Elsa & Olaf!  We have so much fun planned this year in our Children's Village at BabyFest! Don't leave the Littles at home!

Children Admitted FREE to BabyFest! Eventbrite - FROZEN Stage Show at BabyFest! 

 1:00  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.
 1:45 Let's Talk Toxins: Bernetta Avery, MD, The Pediatrics Practice
Toxins are a real part of life and it can be scary to think about how to protect your newborn from unnecessary exposures.  This workshop will help you think carefully about the four common environmental toxins and give you real strategies for minimizing their impact on your child.  Join us to learn the practical tools for avoiding and mitigating these common toxins.
 
 2:30  Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX and your Daddy of Ceremonies for THE BIG SHOWER!

Be The Father You Want to Be. 

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Portland's Biggest Baby Shower at 2:45!

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.

 

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 11:30 B.A.R.K.S – Building Animal Relationships with Kids Safely Dove Lewis ER Vet Hospital
“Preparing Your Dog for Your New Baby”
Recommended for expecting parents, grandparents and babysitters.

This class provides couples the tools and information they need to consider as they prepare for their baby’s arrival. Couples are presented with a detailed plan for each trimester to ensure a positive association between the baby and dog. It focuses on safety for both the family and dog, helping to create a less stressful home life. 
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Preparing your Dog for Your New Baby
 
 
 12:15  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
 
 1:00 Getting Your Core Back After Baby. 
Jessica Dorrington, PT, MPT, Directory of Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Associates
Our bodies go through some amazing changes during pregnancy! The abdomen creates a safe haven for baby and after the pregnancy bliss is over we want women to have the tools to get their core back, get their body back and return to all the activities they love to do without pain or risk of injury. Approximately 50% of women experience a separation of their linea alba- or core /six muscles. These muscles are important for protecting our spine during movements and for giving us the belly we want back.  Join Jessica for a fun, interactive learning experience as she guides you through the hype of what to do and not to do to get your Body Back. 
Prize Giveaway: BOB Stroller
Eventbrite - Getting Your Core Back After Baby!
 
 1:45 Healthy Development For Infants, Michelle Yorn, Portland Waldorf School 

What is essential for an infant to thrive and create a foundation for future learning? What can we as parents and caregivers offer to our babies to ensure maximum neural pathway development?

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Healthy Development For Infants
 
 
Stage #3  The Daddy Zone: A Place For Modern Dads and Their Kids (& Mamas too!)
 
 11:00 Straight Talk: The Critical Redefining of "Normal" in your Baby's Health Dr. Nic West
Health Investment vs Paying for Crisis Care. The importance of proper neurodevelopment (how to achieve and monitor it) for immune function, prevention of things such as ADHD, ADD, and sensory processing disorders as well as allergies and asthma. Shedding a new light on health and what is "normal" in the developmental years.
Prize Giveaway:  Gift Card to Seahorses PDX / Gift Card to Cute As A Button Boutique.
Eventbrite - The Critical Defining of "Normal" in your Baby's Health
 
 
 12:00 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 Car Seat
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Car Seats For Infants & Beyond
 
 
 12:45 Cloth Diaper Basics Don Hudson, Seahorses PDX
Stop by to learn about the benefits of reusable diapers and the low down on what your family needs to get started.
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Cloth Diaper Basics Prize Giveaway: Cloth Diaper Package value
 
  1:30 Thule Demo: Don HudsonSeahorses PDX
Come check out the full line of Thule outdoor gear including carry packs, bike seats and trailers, and strollers.
Eventbrite - Thule Demo: Strollers, Bike Seats and Trailers, Outdoor Gear Prize Giveaway: Seahorses Prize Package
 
 
 2:00 New Dad Meet-Up: Sam Stevens, MS, LMFT
A great Chance to meet and talk to other Dads in the same stage of life. 
Eventbrite - New Dad Meet Up! Portland Prize Giveaway: Seahorses Prize Package
 
 
11:00, 12:30, 2:00 Messy Madness + 4 Easy Steps to Better Pictures of your Baby
Join Art ala Carte and Serravision Photography to explore your creativity and make a delightful mess and as a bonus you can learn how to take dynamic photos and come away with free, premium images taken by Serravision. (30 minutes Photo Workshop prior to each Messy Madness) Art ala Carte / Serravision Experience Zone
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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.

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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