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Area’s Second Annual Baby Expo Designed to Educate and Entertain New Parents, Parents-to-Be, and Grandparents
April 16, 2012
Safe Kids Columbus will host the area’s second annual Baby Expo on Saturday, April 21 at the Columbus Civic Center. The Expo will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.; it includes seminars, baby contests, more than 50 local exhibitors, a new “Baby Market Place” and lots of giveaways. Admission is $5, and children 6 or younger get in free. The first 200 paid admissions get a baby bonus bag, complete with valuable coupons and free product samples. Learn more at www.safekidsbabyexpo.com
The Baby Expo provides local parents-to-be, new parents and proud grandparents the opportunity to attend “Baby School” and participate in itsy bitsy 10 minute sessions to learn what it takes to raise a happy and healthy baby. Don’t be tardy, as door prizes will be given away after each Baby School class, to include items such as car seats, high chairs, gift baskets, and even treats for those four-legged newborns! Baby School educational seminars will be presented throughout the day. Topics include: labor and delivery, prenatal and newborn care, and birth control after baby, among others.
The Baby Expo will also include opportunities to have fun with your family. Attendees will be invited to take part in diaper derbies, a daddy diapering contest, play the hokey pokey, baby bingo, ask the Doctor stations, tours inside the Baby Care Transport Vehicle, kids can bring their teddy bear to be cared for in the Baby Ambulance too, shop in the Baby Market Place and vote for their favorite Baby Shower and Birthday Cake exhibited by area bakeries. At noon, attendees can check out the latest baby and toddler outfits at the Fashion Show.
Attendees will also have the chance to interact with more than 50 exhibitors who will provide giveaways and valuable information on baby development and the latest baby products. Some of the exhibitors include photography studios, baby furniture merchants, and food and nutrition experts. Local pediatricians will also be on hand for consultations on baby growth and tips on how to select a pediatrician. Lactation experts from the Columbus Regional Lactation Center and Boutique along with the WIC (Women, Infant & Children) program will be conducting informative and discreet one-on-one nursing and educational sessions.
The ultimate giveaway is the Grand Prize Drawing, which includes a complete baby nursery, photography package, car seat, high chair and more. The Grand Prize is valued at nearly $4,500. Entries for the grand prize can be purchased at the event website at www.safekidsbabyexpo.com and event day. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win the grand prize, however only present attendees can win door prizes.
Columbus Regional Women and Children’s Center is proud to be the Baby Expo presenting sponsor. Baby and Beyond, Amerigroup, and Public Health/Family Planning are serving as the contributing sponsors.