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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

Portland Dates:

Oregon Convention Center, Sat. May 13, 2017. Hall D: Expanded Show, Over 70,000sf! 

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

PREMIUM PASSES SOLD OUT, RESERVE YOUR SUPER PASSES WHILE THEY LAST!

***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! 

 SPECIAL EVENTS: Children FREE!

  

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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 11:30 (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:

 

11:30: 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!

 
12:15: 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!)
 
 
1:00 Dancing For Birth: Lisa Marie Morgan
Is a childbirth education and fitness class combo. We use bellydance, Latin, African dance and more to teach your body the most comfortable positions for birth and help you feel confident using them for a safer and easier birth. Prenatal mommas will learn how moving their bodies now will affect their labor later and postpartum mommas can wear their babies to class for postpartum toning and strengthening. No dance experience necessary!
 
 
1:45: 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!
 
 
2:30: 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!

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. 

Feature Event

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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.

 

Stage #2

 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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PORTLAND SHOW TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!

 

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Standard Ticket - Advance General Admission:

/person, /couple. (Children 12 & under free). 

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)

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:   SOLD OUT, SORRY!

/person /couple (advance only-very limited quantities) 

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 Special Guest Appearances.

  

Guests can choose the VIP Experience received with Premium & Super Passes, with Early Entry, Preferred Seating at the Big Shower and an amazing Swag Bag filled with gifts from our sponsors. Premium Passes include a Gift Bag with over 0 in product & services from our sponsors! (limited quantities, so hurry!)

The Big Shower completes the Day at 3:45. 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 over ,000 in amazing prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry, luxuries & essentials for your new arrival. Play Baby Bingo for a chance to WIN our Grand Prizes. 

    

Daddy Of Ceremonies: Don Hudson, Seahorses For more complete details on this event visit our WHAT TO EXPECT page.

SEATTLE TICKETS SOLD OUT!

HURRY! GET YOUR PORTLAND TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST. LIMITED QUANTITIES

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REASONS TO ATTEND

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

 

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