This Saturday, October 20 from 10 am until 9 pm, the Utah Valley Convention Center is hosting an All About Baby Expo – and it’s FREE! There will be many booths, vendors, mini classes, and even a giveaway. It will have some great info for you and your baby!
Here is the press release:
Provo, Utah – October 9, 2012 – On October 20th a new, semi-annual Expo comes to Utah County with the purpose of putting more focus on the care of babies. The All About Baby Expo has chosen a new home at the Utah Valley Convention Center to introduce their inaugural event which will return every six months in one of the highest birth-rate locations in the United States.
“Our mission is simple: to focus on these precious little ones through pregnancy, delivery, and the tender years of a new life. Attention to their physical, spiritual, and emotional health and happiness should be first and foremost,” explains event producer, Melynda Fanene.
Fanene and husband, John, welcomed their first child on August 12, 2011. Their son, known as Baby Rock, inspired their desire to share with other moms and dads what they wish they had known, being first-time parents. “So much of what we learned came from the internet or talking with other parents. We’re still learning every day with each stage of his new life. We just want to create an avenue for businesses and educational outlets to share and empower parents with options.”
The All About Baby Expo will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 220 West Center Street in Provo. The event is free to the public and will offer a full day of mini classes, activities, and vendors.
What I Wish I’d Known (Before And) When I Was Pregnant
What I Wish I’d Known During Labor And Delivery
What I Wish I’d Known The First Few Moments Through The First Year
Baby Signing Demo Class
Car Seat Safety
Baby Mattress Safety
Beauty Talk: Moms, Don’t Forget Mom
Expecting moms can also register to win prizes as part of the All About Mom and Baby Shower promotion including the grand prize, two round-trip tickets on JetBlue Airways. Current schedule updates as well as participating sponsors, vendors, and giveaways can be found online at AllAboutBabyExpo.com. Booth themes include baby products, clothing, toys, health and wellness, education, birth options and more.
Businesses and organizations involved are required to support the mission of All About Baby. “We want to offer a platform for these incredible businesses to present their products and services to moms and dads so they can provide the very best. We encourage a healthy pregnancy, educated parents to make the right decisions for themselves and their babies, and products that are safe and beneficial. With so many options out there, we want to place as many in one spot, in front of these new parents, to help save a little time and possibly give them an option they never considered.” Because products and services in the industry are constantly changing, the All About Baby Expo is not only for brand new moms but anyone influencing a baby or young child. Organizers also want to make sure Dad knows he won’t be forgotten and will have prizes, vendors, and activities with him in mind as well. Though the event is free admission, attendees are encouraged to empty their ash trays and their pockets and donate Change4Change to help build care packages for babies in the local Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Vendors and sponsors are highlighted weekly with social media updates and giveaways through the blog at AllAboutBabyExpo.blogspot.com and the event Facebook and Twitter pages: www.Facebook.com/AllaboutBabyExpo and www.Twitter.com/AllAboutBabyXpo.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah has the highest fertility rate in the country, and Utah County, the highest in the state. The event will be held bi-annually in April and October in Provo, Utah. Event organizers plan to extend nationally in 2013.