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Northwest's Original and Largest Event for

Expectant & New Parents since 2001.

Seattle Dates:

Seattle Center, Super Saturday. September 23, 2017

SHOW EXPANDED! EXHIBITION HALL, 301 Mercer St (Lower Level) and PLAYHOUSE AUDITORIUM (more info soon) 

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

***Premium Pass includes VIP 10:00 Entry,  a Gift Bag valued over $350 with products & services from our sponsors! (limited quantities) Limited quantities, reserve yours today!

*Super Passes include VIP 10:30 Entry, Gift Bag valued over $250!

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

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BabyMoon Special: Luxury Hotel + Show (starting at $189/couple + tax)    SOLD OUT!

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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.  

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St, Seattle WA

  

***Premium Pass includes a Gift Bag valued over $300 with products & services from our sponsors! (limited quantities) Limited quantities, reserve yours today!

VIP Pass Guests enjoy Early Entry:

*Premium Passes include VIP 10:00 Entry and Premium Gift Bag valued over $350!

*Super Passes include VIP 10:30 Entry, Gift Bag valued over $250!

Premium & Super Pass Guests enjoy Early Entry: Note: VIP Ticketholders will be admitted before General Admission using a separate entry. Pickup your Baby Swag: VIP Swag Bags will be available in a designated area separate from the entry. You may choose to pickup anytime before you leave and avoid lines and having to carry around during the event. 

Baby Bingo: Sponsored by:   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. Workshops will take place in two areas with 15 minute intermission in between. Please note that each workshop will host a drawing for a valuable prize. (Workshop Schedule)

     

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

  BabyWearing Academy hosted by Babywearing International of Seattle.

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! 

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

 Cloth Diaper Education Academy hosted by Spray Pal.

Do you find yourself wondering Why choose cloth over disposables? What are the different cloth and hybrid styles available? What do they look and feel like and how do they each work? How does their use impact your life, your pocketbook and the environment? How can I home launder and what will I need to do it? Will my baby really potty-train 1 year earlier by using cloth diapers? Is a diaper service the right choice for me and how does it even work? For answers to these and more, please join us at the Cloth Diaper Education Academy for fun and informative hands-on learning and those attending can walk away with a sweet swag bag filled with cloth diapering products!

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

 

    Pampering & Massage  hosted by Bellevue Doula, Massaggio Galore, Youthful Addictions, Mascher Massage

Licensed Massage Practitioners will be performing pampering chair and table massages for expectant and new parents. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between a 5 minute back massage, hand massage or foot massage. Free Brow Wax, lash touch ups, skin care!

 The Daddy Zone: hosted by Seahorses.

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

 1:00 While You're Waiting Session - PEPS (Program For Early Parent Support)

New & expectant parents are invited to join PEPS for their popular While You're Waiting session. Learn more about PEPS and the importance of creating your parenting village. This is a great way to meet other new and expectant parents and to talk about the experience of pregnancy and early parenthood! (PEPS Booth) Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

Interactive Demo Zone: 

 11:15 Hula Baby ClassA Honu World of Hula.

In this mommy & me class you will exercise, learn about hula, and most importantly learn songs & motions to enjoy sharing with your baby as he/she grows. Hula Babies is a great way for Seattle-area moms to do something meaningful with their babies and for themselves, as well as to enjoy social interaction with other moms. In Hula Babies, we encourage moms to wear their babies in either a front or back carrier in which you are comfortable moving around. Hip carriers will restrict your movement. No hula experience required, just a desire to bond with your baby in a new way and learn a little about Hawai`i and the culture. Pregnant mamas and families welcome too.

Prize Giveaway: Four Hula Baby Classes ($48 Value) Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

 12:00 & 2:15 Dancing For Birth: Mariola Klein, DFBT, CD (DONA), Certified Dancing For Birth Instructor 
 
Dancing For Birth 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! *Prize Giveaway: Dancing For Birth Class Series
 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
 
  12:45 Fit4Mom Stroller Strides Demo: Bridget Dwyer, Fit4Mom Seattle  
Fitness for mom, fun for baby! FIT4MOM's mission is to help give women the strength for motherhood and each Stroller Strides class is specifically designed for a total body workout while also interweaving songs and activities to keep the little ones happy. This class is open to moms of all fitness levels, including pregnant moms!
 
Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five
 

  1:30 Baby Massage Class: Regina Bauzaite-Greenwood, CEIM, 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. Learn the benefits of baby massage and some practical techniques. Massage helps to improve a variety of physical discomforts for babies such as ease of tummy pain, congestion, teething, colic and gas. It also reduces stress hormones and promotes better sleep. All family members are welcome to attend. Bring a blanket or towel for your baby to lie on. Massage oil and other material will be provided.

**Raffle Drawing: 5-week Infant Massage course $125

 Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

FEATURE EVENT:

      

Don't miss The Big Shower at 4:00 

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 $10,000 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 the Grand Prizes! Note: Premium & Super Pass holders please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy VIP seating. You may drop off your completed Bingo Cards and receive your raffle tickets anytime throughout the day to avoid the rush. Seats are available on a first-come basis. 

Plan Your Day

1) Parking is located in the Seattle Center Mercer St. Garage $15/day. (also street parking)

2) Strollers: The Seattle Center Exhibition Hall is all one-level, making it Stroller Friendly. Baby Carriers are also ideal.

3) Baby Swag: May be picked up throughout the day to avoid lines at a designated area in the hall.

4) Lunch/Refreshments will be available at the show so that you may enjoy the Baby Marathon without having to leave for lunch. 

5) Nursing Lounge is hosted by:     

6) Diapers & Wipes in the Diaper Changing Station by  

7) Hotels: Enjoy a BabyMoon and the show! Special couple pricing at The Maxwell Hotel online only here.

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

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

The Ultimate Expo for Expectant & New Parents!

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

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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SEATTLE SHOW TICKETS: Hurry, While They Last! Limited Quantities.

 

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! 

SUPER Pass:

/person /couple (advance only-limited quantities) 

SUPER Pass Includes: VIP Entry at 10:30, VIP 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) 

Premium Pass Includes; VIP Entry at 10:00, Preferred Seating at Shower, Super 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.     

BUY TICKETS TO BABYFEST AND BABY BOOGIE

  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 off your regular price admission with diaper donation!

 

Eventbrite - New Parent Workshop: Zero To Five

 

BabyMoon Packages: Luxury Hotel + Show (VIP 10:30 Entry)

HOTEL CHOICES COMING SOON:

Standard Package - Standard Couple Pass - starting 9/couple advance only-limited quantities

Super Package - Super Couple Pass - starting 9/couple, includes Super Swag Bag advance only-limited quantities

Premium Package - Premium Couple Pass - starting 9/couple, includes Premium Swag Bag advance only-limited quantities

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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 PDX

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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