Parents and their tireless tots will make a “play date” with family-friendly entertainment at the Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo at the Merchandise Mart Expo Building on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26. In addition to more than 125 local and national exhibitors offering the latest products for young families, the Expo will be overflowing with more fun than a new mom’s diaper bag - with games and contests, live bogging from the Moms Connect area, themed parties, seminars and parent lounges.
Mom Rockers and Bestselling Authors
On the main stage, Queen of the Mom-Rock Movement guitarist Joy Rose will jam out to tunes for kids and parents alike with her distinctive Rocky Horror Picture Show meets June Cleaver style. The mommy maven has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and Fox News, and will perform singles from her band The Mydols as well as share inspiring stories about motherhood.
Penny-pinching parents and bestselling authors Alan and Donna Fields will show how moms can save up to 50 percent on pricey baby supplies. The Denver couple will rank baby products for functionality and durability to ensure parents are getting the best deals, and share industry secrets to get specialty and designer products at bargain bin prices.
Life coach and “The Courage Expert” Sandra Ford Walston will share strategies for harried moms to invest time in themselves, maintain their energy, and restore their courage to be natural leaders for themselves, their communities, and their children.
Just for Kids
Rambunctious tykes can jump, run, and romp at fun interactive play stations and special themed events at the Expo. Princesses will be whisked away to enjoy treats, games, and girl time at the Princess Tea Party, while boys don eye patches, bandanas, and pirate beards for swashbuckling fun at the Boys Pirate Party. Princesses will dine on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.; pint-size pirates will chow down on Saturday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required by emailing email@example.com. Space is limited.
From “high tea” to getting dirty in the kitchen, bitty bakers will explore new foods and flavors with the nutritionists from Bean Sporuts Café & Cooking School, as they prepare oodles of delicious and healthful dishes that won’t end up on the floor.
Rugrats will also get in on the fun as they crawl, scoot, and wobble their way to victory in the Diaper Derby. And if the tots still aren’t tired, they can learn gymnastics basics from the 5280 Gymnastics. Babies can bounce out the last if their energy in the Data Baby bounce house.
Fun for Moms
Moms won’t be left out of the fun at the Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo. The first 50 moms to arrive at the show each day will receive the coveted Bebe Swag Bag, overflowing with more than $500 in products and goodies.
Susan the Shower Diva will bring the party with fun games, etiquette advice, and theme ideas for families and gal pals to throw mom-to-be the perfect baby shower. Sleep professionals from the CJ Foundation for SIDS will share tips for creating a safe, healthy sleep environment for infants.
While licensed babysitters watch the kids, moms can rest their feet during the Expo in the Mommy Pampering Lounge, where makeup consultants will offer styling tips and spa professionals provide relaxation and beauty treatments.
Moms Stay Connected
Web savvy moms, moms who blog and new media mavens can stay connected and post updates live from the show in the Moms Connect Area. Moms can use the show’s free wifi internet access to post about their favorite exhibitors, upload images from the Expo, provide tips about not-to-be-missed show features, and chat live with other Denver parents from their smart phones and laptops. Moms can register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down n’ Dirty Dads
Dads can bask in the glow of big screen TVs and videogames while relaxing in the Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo’s Daddy Tailgate Lounge. Fathers will put their diapering skills to the test in the Daddyathon obstacle course, where they will race the clock to push strollers through a circuit of baby-related games and challenges. First one across the finish line wins a Britax stroller and “man bag” from O Yikes! active gear.
Hundreds of Exhibitors
In addition to the show’s entertainment, more than 125 exhibitors will share the hottest new products and services for families and expectant parents. Denver’s best boutiques and trusted national brands will offer furniture and bedding, toys, clothing, handmade baby carriers, diaper and daycare services, and nursing supplies. Customized journals, photo albums, and birth announcements will chronicle the memorable first years of a newborn’s life.
The Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo will be open Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Merchandise Mart – Expo Building, located at 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, 80216.
General admission to the Expo is $7 online and $10 at the door, $5 for grandparents, and free for children under 5.
For more information about the Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo or to purchase discount admission tickets online, visit www.bebepaluzza.com or call (317) 517-9920.
The Denver Maternity, Baby, & Toddler Expo is produced by Bebe Paluzza, the nation’s largest producer of baby fairs and events.
The Denver Maternity, Baby & Toddler Expo is made possible in part by national sponsors Britax, Buy Buy Baby, The Data Baby, Hybrid Mom, Joovy, Kia, Kidzola, Mamapalooza, The Picture People, Ptpamedia, The Shower Diva, Sounds of Pertussis, US Family Guide, and Whirlpool.
Bebe Paluzza is partnering with the CJ Foundation for SIDS, the largest non-government funder of programs meeting the needs of the SIDS community, to raise awareness and funds about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.