In addition to the more than 80 local businesses to explore, there is so much to do at the Portland Mom and Baby Expo!
FREE Seminars will be running all day long on both days. Topics range from car seat safety, infant sleep problems, baby wearing, igniting your “Mom Mojo” and more!
Interested in learning about Baby Carriers? Wondering what’s the difference between a wrap and a sling? Have you tried babywearing and can’t quite get it right? Come to the Babywearing Corner to have all your questions answered by babywearing experts!
The Babywearing Corner will be staffed by leading national expert, Kristi Hayes-Devlin who is a Maine Native and the owner of Wrapsody and the founder of the BCIA (Baby Carrier Industry Alliance) . Kristi will be assisted by the Southern Maine Babywearers. Do not miss this opportunity for their expert advice.
You are welcome to stop by wearing any carrier and get 5 minutes of hands on help with it to make sure your carrier is as comfortable and safe is it can be for both you and your baby. The experts will offer tips, tweaks, and tricks to improve the fit of your carrier.
If you don’t already have a carrier, you can take the opportunity to try something on from their large teaching stash. This is the perfect chance to try a variety of carriers as you walk around and check out the Expo exhibits! Stroller Parking is available while you are trying out the carriers.
Stop by wearing your Wrapsody carrier for a special free gift from Wrapsody!
A Nursing Nook, sponsored by Danish Woolen Delight provides a quieter area for moms and dads to feed and change their babies. The Nursing Nook will be located immediately off of the lobby and feature a quiet space with dim lighting, plenty of comfortable seating and a changing table.
Storybook Corner – Pause for a few minutes in the Storybook Corner created by Islandport Press. Take a break while your child explores all the wonderful books and coloring pages.
Islandport Press is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. They strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.
Story times will be offered at 11:00am and 1:00pm on Saturday, May 6th!
Slugger the Sea Dog will be at the Portland Mom and Baby Expo at a TBD time. Come take a selfie with Slugger!
Did you know 90% of carseats are misused? Learn from the experts from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.