MommyCon Philly Schedule and Topics
Babywearing + Attachment: How it Benefits the Whole Family with Dr. Henrik Norholt presented by Ergobaby
The history of the psychological paradigms for parenting in the past century have often been focused on the mother as the primary caregiver. We will draw from the fields of mammalian and primate research, attachment theory, neuropsychology and studies into the effects of parent-infant physical contact to support the benefits of babywearing for the entire family. We will discuss various examples such as the work of Happy Baby, to strengthen the role of babywearing in both parents, and even extended family.
Babywearing School: Join Heather Felker in the Beco and Ergobaby Babywearing Lounge all day long for a comprehensive overview of baby carrier safety, and assortment of carriers including; the mei tai, soft structured carrier, woven wrap, stretch wrap, hybrid wrap, ring sling, wrap conversion and custom carrier options.
Babywearing Ballet: No experience necessary to take this elegant dance class with Jenna Nichols. The session includes basic babywearing ballet principles, and is open to all levels and skill sets.
Baby Food Making with Wean Green: Learn about infant nutrition, and how to prepare delicious baby foods with Melissa of Wean Green.
Becoming a Mompreneur: A few inspirational stories about mompreneurs and what some key factors are to creating success as a mompreneur (why some make it and some don’t).
Car Seat Safety: Learn and discover new car seat safety tips, laws, and information with Alyssa Majko-Ruben, CPST-I. This incredibly informative topic gives you all the facts behind why rearfacing is important, why a booster should be used, and great seats for every budget.
Cloth Diapering 101: An introduction to cloth diapering with Jennifer Labit. Topics discussed will include types of diapers, accessories and detergents.
Giveaways: Join Jamie Grayson, the Baby Guy NYC in the main seminar room for the giveaways at the end of the day. You must be present to win!
Mom Humor by the Honest Toddler: Join Bunmi Laditan, the creator of the Honest Toddler as she shares how to turn your tumultuous toddler into an obeying, 12-hour sleeper who eats all their veggies.
Play Based Learning: Methods and tools that help your children grow and learn while having fun in everyday life.
The Leaky Boob presented by Motherlove: A community of over 100,000 breastfeeding and supportive women, The Leaky Boob aims to normalize breastfeeding in this inspiring discussion about ways we can band together to encourage and support a mothers breastfeeding goals.
Sacred Milk Stories: Mothers deserve a safe place to share their joy and pain, or to celebrate and grieve their Milk Story. We will dedicate this time to gather around in a circle with our Sisters to tell the stories of Our Milk through deep listening.
Sleep Consultations with Rebecca Michi: Stop by the area for your free infant sleep consultation with Rebecca and walk away with new ideas for getting your little one to sleep with ease using her gentle tips. Sign-up by clicking here.
Squeeze Fitness with Acelleron Maternal Wellness: Fitness and education with Bryan Jarrett and Suzy Vecchi will help new and expectant parents hone in on their inner fitness diva. The session will offer tips that are educational, but also physical demonstrations for participants eager to take a more hands-on class.
Wrapping 101: Join Alisa DeMarco as she shares an introductory course to wrapping using the Ergobaby Wrap and Tekhni Woven Wraps. Alisa will show you how to front wrap cross carry, back wrap cross carry, and more!
8 Things the Slow Movement Can Teach You: This session focuses on living well in a busy, fast-paced world. Tools and tips will be shared around how moms can live more meaningfully without giving up who they are or what they love.
#ISupportYou: Jamie Lynne Grumet (I Am Not the Babysitter and TIME magazine) and Suzie Barston (The Fearless Formula Feeder) will be leading an interactive support group as they share stories of motherhood, feeding their children, and the importance of motherly intuition.
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