Is there a new baby in your family?
If your answer is YES, then you’ll want to be sure to check out the Baby & Tot Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford on October 18th & 19th, 2014!
There will be over 150 exhibitors to shop and sample from.
If you have a crawler in your midst, sign them up for the Baby Races where you can WIN a prize for the first baby to cross the finish line.
And just for the Mommies, make you you pop into the Yummy Mummy Lounge where you can learn the latest make-up tricks, check out what’s hot in the fashion world, shop and save on beauty products and also WIN prizes!
Anita Alberto Photography will be on site to take photos of your little darlings for the Photo Contest, where you can enter to WIN a $250 gift basket and possibly become the face of the Baby & Tot Show 2015!
If you’re bringing your active kiddos along to the show, check out the Kid Zone, sponsored by My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre.
When it’s time to feed or change the little ones, there’s a Nursing & Changing Lounge available with complimentary diapers and wipes, courtesy of Costco Wholesale.
The Seminar Stage will be featuring:
Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD is a child feeding expert who helps Moms and Dads support their picky eater to try new foods on their own (without being forceful or sneaky). A speaker, Author, and dietitian, Kristen is a picky eater turned food-lover herself. Kristen worked behind-the-scenes at the BC Ministry of Health to create many of the resources that health professionals use throughout the province. Since 2008 she has been working with families to support them in providing good food for their kids today…and, instilling in them a life-long LOVE of healthy eating. Following Kristen’s teaching, parents learn how to get their kids to try new foods on their own without resorting to the forceful methods of the past, negotiations, or being sneaky. Get a taste for Kristen at www.KristenYarker.com STAGE TIME: 2:15pm
Ricky Shetty is the owner and operator of the family-friendly website Daddy Blogger where he writes about parenting from a father’s perspective. Ricky will be sharing 3 Tips for Being a Better Dad. This will be a content-rich, engaging, and highly practical presentation. Ricky will be giving out a few copies of his Amazon Best Selling Book “Wisdom from Daddies: What I Learned from Interviewing 100 Dads about Fatherhood” to parents who will be attending. To find out more about Ricky, check out his website: www.daddyblogger.com . STAGE TIME: 12:15pm
Marnie Huard – CheekyChops Sleep Consultant
Having experienced the negative effects lack of sleep has on a family and a relationship, Marnie understands all the challenges that come with it. Choosing Cheekychops Consulting to help her son sleep better was one of the best decisions she ever made for herself and her family.
Marnie is originally from Newport, Quebec, and moved to BC five years ago. She now lives in Langley with her husband, their very active son, and their dog. They are raising their son in a trilingual environment: French, German, and English. Marnie is fluent in both English and French. Marnie will be speaking about the about the myths of infant sleep and explain why they aren’t accurate and what should be done instead. Visit her website here. STAGE TIME: 3:00pm
Justine Pearson, BA Psychology, CD (DONA) has been serving families over the past 15 years as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Educator, and Breastfeeding Consultant. She believes how a woman births her baby as well as her breastfeeding experience can greatly affect a family long term. She will be sharing practical ways to feed your baby with ease. Working with families, she regularly experiences how breastfeeding is most successful with up-to-date education and support. Justine has dealt with many difficult situations including; latch issues, breast and nipple pain, repeated clogged ducts, insufficient milk supply, multiples, and helping moms establish a stress-free pumping routine. She is a passionate expert in the birth field who is gifted in what she does. Get her updates here. STAGE TIME: 3:45PM
10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Birth Photographer
Jaydene Freund is one of the first professional birth photographers in Canada. She’s been photographing births over 5 years and has captured nearly 70 births. Her photos have been featured in The Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Canadian Family and Global News. After co-founding Canadian Birth Photographers in 2012, Jaydene has continued to establish birth photography as an accepted genre of professional photography.
10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Birth Photographer will show incredible images that will promise to leave you inspired and wanting to birth again. See more at www.CradledCreations.com . STAGE TIME: 1:00pm
Vanessa Wideski is a qualified financial security advisor holding her LLQP certification, she specializes in helping families to plan for their children’s future and to save for their education.
RESP, TFSA, GIC; with so many choices available, it can all be quite confusing, but it doesn’t have to be! When you attend our workshop you will learn the difference between an RESP, TFSA, and a GIC. You will also learn about the three main government grants that are available for your child’s education, did you know that all residents of B.C. are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in free government grants!?
Lastly we will also introduce you to a concept that very few are aware of, we’ve coined it “the million dollar baby program.” This workshop will explain these facts in layman’s terms making it very simple and easy to understand. New parents have a lot to think about when they’re expecting a new addition, we’ll take the guess work out of finances and help you make a well informed decision when choosing the best way to save for your child’s education and invest in their future. Click here to view her website. STAGE TIME: 11:30am
Martin Sunderland is a Fire Inspector and Public Educator with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service. Prior to joining the fire service he was a high school shop teacher working with inner-city teens, first in Ontario, then in Surrey.
Since joining the fire department, Martin has used his experience and training as a teacher to develop and implement a series of new initiatives designed to connect with youth and reduce injuries, property damage and other consequences connected with risky behavior.
He is a leader in the field of youth firesetting intervention and works closely with Abbotsford schools. Martin has also found new methods of connecting with preschool and elementary school children about safety in ways they not only understand but remember long after he has left the classroom.
Martin is an experienced and passionate public speaker and has been a guest presenter at fire prevention conferences in BC as well as Washington, Oregon and Colorado. He is also a sessional instructor at the Justice Institute of BC. STAGE TIME: 1:30pm
Be sure to enter to WIN hundreds of prizes, including the Grand Prizes : a Family Vacation and $1000 CASH PRIZE!
Ticket price includes: a reusable shopping bag (for the first 500 attendees in line each day), official show guide, access to all exhibitors, seminars, stages and meet & greets.
On-line admission rates:
Children 12 & under: Free!
Click here to purchase online.
*Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket sales at box office are CASH ONLY.
The Baby & Tot Show has generously provided Raincity Parent with a 4pk of tickets & a $50 Gift Certificate to give away to one lucky reader! The giveaway runs from October 5th-15th and is open to residents of the Vancouver, B.C. area and the Fraser Valley. Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.
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