MommyCon Atlanta Schedule Revealed
Registration will begin at 8:30AM on Saturday morning in the lobby of the Holiday Inn. Event hours begin at 9:00AM.
9:30AM-10:15AM Cloth Diapering 101 presented by Cotton Babies
Speaker: Jenn Labit
Join CEO and Founder Jenn Labit as she shares the Cotton Babies story and an introduction to cloth diapering products, wash routines, and accessories that will make your life easier as a parent. This session is a must-see for both cloth-curious attendees and those who are Cotton Babies fans!
10:30AM-11:15AM Rewind, Rewire and Refresh with Mindful Parenting
Let’s face it! We’ve all been programmed by our own early childhood experiences and not necessarily in a good way. We know we have unfinished business when we allow our children to push our buttons, and they do! There is something we can do about it! We can rewind (come to terms with our childhood experiences), rewire (our brains can be trained to rewire no matter how old we are) and refresh (practice simple techniques that calm the heart, brain and body) to help us be better parents with the ability to enjoy our children more and fight less.
11:30AM-12:15PM Turning Red to Green- A Menstruation Workshop on Making the Switch to Reusables presented by The DivaCup
Speaker: Kim Rosas
Check your skepticism at the door for this workshop on switching to reusable fem-care by self-proclaimed #vagangelist Kim Rosas. Whether you are cup or cloth curious you will find answers to your most TMI questions about what it’s really like to go green on your period. Kim will be giving a live demo of a menstrual cup insertion and removal using “Virginia,” a clear vagina-like tube. For cloth curious mamas she’ll go over the basics so you’ll be prepared to make the switch. There will be a Q+A at the end. Bring a good sense of humor plus an open mind and you may just become a #vagangelist too!
1:30PM-2:15PM Fad or Frenotomy: Oral Ties and the Breastfed Baby
Speaker: Dr. Erik Bauer, ENT
Tongue-tie has become a major buzzword amongst breastfeeding moms. This presentation describes normal and suboptimal infant feeding and the various oral conditions that may contribute to breastfeeding problems (e.g. palate and jaw position, ankyloglossia). Dr. Bauer will discuss evidence based care and general feeding recommendations for babies who may have these conditions. He will address scissor vs laser revision, post-op therapy, and alternative therapy when parents opt out of procedures. This presentation will also discuss the role of collaborative care between the pediatrician, lactation support, and the ENT.
2:30PM-3:30PM Boobs & Bottles: Epic Milk with The Leaky Boob presented by Ameda & Ergobaby
A humorous look at how from the first days of feeding our babies to wrangling toddlers, nourishing our children nourishes us.
3:45PM-4:15PM Balancing Motherhood and the Workplace with Sarah Wells
In this session, we’ll chat about the challenges and accomplishments of being a mom in the workplace, including your rights during pregnancy and leave, tips for making the transition back to work after baby and strategies to gain quality time with your family.
4:30PM-5:00PM Car Seat Safety with The Baby Guy NYC
Speaker: Jamie Grayson
Jamie Grayson doesn’t just know about strollers, breast pumps, and baby carriers; he also knows all about car seats. This incredibly informative topic gives you all the facts behind why rearfacing is important, when a booster should be used, and great seats for every budget. As a Child Passenger Safety Technician, Jamie will discuss the pros and cons of different car seats and answer all of your car seat safety questions.
5:00PM-5:30PM Giveaways with The Baby Guy NYC
Speaker: Jamie Grayson
Join Jamie Grayson as he gives all the amazing items you have seen at MommyCon away! You must be present to win so make sure you stay till the very end!
9:30AM-10:15AM Yoga, Your Core, & More!
Speaker: Saleemah Allen
Start MommyCon off right with a fun, energizing, family friendly, pre and postnatal yoga class! Gently warm up your body and find your center before challenging yourself with some strengthening and grounding standing postures, which fuse yoga and fitness for a dynamic and flowing practice. Plus, learn what it means to have a truly strong and well-functioning core so that you may enjoy your pregnancy and postpartum time in more comfort and easy.
10:30AM-11:15AM Babywearing 101 presented by Ergobaby and Beco Baby Carrier
Speaker: Angelique Geehan
Taught by a certified babywearing educator, Babywearing 101 is 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.
11:30AM-12:15PM Wrapping 101 presented by Ergobaby and Tekhni
Certified Babywearing Educator, Laura Brown, and Alisa DeMarco show you how to babywear using the Ergobaby Stretch Hybric Wrap and Tekhni Woven Wraps! In this interactive session, participants are each shown how to use a wrap to front carry and back carry. Wraps and baby dolls are provided for demo purposes for use during this session.
1:30PM-2:15PM Music with Ms. Jennifer: Interactive Music & Movement for You & Your Child
Speaker: Ms. Jennifer
Ms. Jennifer brings her love for babies & music to our conference in her high-energy, interactive, live music-making celebration! Even if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket or clap to the beat, you are sure to love making music with your newborns, babies, toddlers & preschoolers in this session! Join us for tons of singing, shaking, clapping, jumping fun in Music with Ms. Jennifer!
2:30PM-3:30PM Becoming a Babywearing Educator presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Laura Brown
Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for babywearing into a career? In this 45 minute session, Laura walks you through different opportunities to gain experience, how to decide if training or certification is right for you, getting started teaching private consultations and classes, as well as opportunities with retailers, manufacturers, and other babywearing related businesses and fields. She’ll also cover important aspects such as branding, advertising and building your business via social media and networking, as well as liability considerations
3:45PM-4:15PM Potty Training-1 of 99 Ways to Get It Done! with Potty Schmotty
Speaker: Tamica Oglesby
Tell the truth – potty training is the thing that made you become a parent!!! You couldn’t wait to deal with dirty diapers, wet clothes, and accidents – in public. If that doesn’t describe you, this workshop is for you. Potty Schmotty is a three-step potty training program – Prep, Shop, and Train! This adult supported, child led program is easy to follow and this workshop will leave participants ready to handle the wonderful task of potty training with skills and humor!
4:30PM-5:00PM Developing Oral Language: Helping you be your child’s 1st best teacher
A motivational, interactive, humor-packed “how-to” that gets you all fired up to put to use easy, fun, and practical strategies that build your child’s brain through language immersion as you:
* Talk to share language––its sounds, words, phrases, sentences, and rhythm
* Talk to share how language carries meaning
* Read aloud to share vocabulary and knowledge of the world––the two pre-requisites for all later success as a reader and writer
* Focus Talk™ around those read-alouds to model living with the language of literature.
Lullaby Earth Sleep Consultation Room
Advanced sign-up is required with the exception of the 1:00PM session which is open to all attendees. Sign-up for your sleep session two weeks prior to the event date, click here.
Each sleep consultation is focused on a certain age range and is a small group session with eight families.
9:15AM-9:45AM 0-3 Months Old
10:00AM-10:30AM 4-12 Months Old
10:45AM-11:15AM 1-2 1/2 Year Old
11:30AM-12:00PM 2 1/2 years +
1:00PM-2:00PM Moving Past Bed-Sharing: The Big Transition
2:00PM-2:30PM 4-12 Months Old
2:45PM-3:15PM 1-2 1/2 Year Old
3:30PM-4:00PM 2 1/2 Years +
Baby Guy Gear Area
Baby Gear Expert: The Baby Guy NYC – Jamie Grayson
Jamie Grayson will be stopping by the gear area for Q&A at 11:30AM-12:15PM and 2:00PM-2:45PM
Little Dippers Craft Corner
9:00AM-4:00PM Coloring & Chalk Drawing All Day
11:30-12:00PM Finger Painting with EzPz & Wee Can Too
Click each of the following to read more about our signature event elements: Evenflo Feeding Lounge, The Beco & Ergobaby Babywearing Lounge, and Cloth Diaper Resource Center with Dirty Diaper Laundry. Details about the Babyganics Clean Play Zone, Baby Care Area with Baby Comfy Care and more will be listed soon!