MommyCon Minneapolis Schedule Revealed
Registration will begin at 8:30AM on Saturday morning on the 4th floor of the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Exhibitor hours open at 11:00AM for MommyCon Minneapolis!
For a list of exhibitors, click here.
10:30AM-11:15AM The Great Cloth Diaper Change presented by All Things Diapers
Join your fellow cloth diapering attendees (or become a convert) set a new world record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time! Thanks to our partnership with All Things Diapers, all attendees will be able to participate whether you cloth diaper or not! This part of the event is free to attend, but pre-registration helps us gauge anticipated attendance of this segment of the event. Click here to pre-register.
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!
12:15PM-1:00PM Partnering with Your Pediatrician: Tips and Strategies for Effective Communication
A board certified pediatrician with a Western medicine brain and a natural heart will discuss ways to enhance and embrace a true partnership with your child’s medical doctor. Frequently natural families are immediately put on the defensive in the medical doctor’s office – learn how to equalize the office space for your child’s benefit
1:15PM-2:00PM 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.
2:15PM-3:00PM Comedy Hour with the Bunmi Laditan of the Honest Toddler
From stretch marks to poopsplosions, Pinterest to playdates- no topic is off limit for Bunmi Laditan, the mom of three behind the social media sensation Honest Toddler and bestselling book, “Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting. Get ready to laugh (nobody will know if you pee a little #momlife). Get a sneak peak of her newest book coming out in spring 2015 “Toddlers Are A**holes” from Workman Publishing.
3:15PM-4:00PM Breastfeeding Myths with Shari Criso presented by Evenflo Feeding
Speaker: Shari Criso, IBCLC
Shari Criso has been a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and now she becomes a MommyCon Speaker with a session that will debunk breastfeeding myths! This informative session will leave you feeling empowered to succeed in your breastfeeding journey.
4:15PM-4:45PM 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.
4:45PM-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!
11:15AM-12:00PM 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.
12:15PM-1:00PM 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.
2:15PM-3:00PM Why Does My Child Need Chiropractic Care?
Speaker: Dr. Sandy Rebrovich, DC
You’ll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh, my back went out again.” Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children – but it started there, in childhood.
Learn how chiropractic care can help with birth trauma, difficulty breastfeeding and colic. You’ll see how chiropractic care can support your child’s spine and nervous system as they reach various milestones such as sitting up, crawling and walking. And, see how chiropractic care can support your child through illnesses (like ear infections) as well as injuries.
3:15PM-4:00PM 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.
9:30AM-10:15AM Sex After Baby presented by Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper
Need to spark things up a bit? Is something missing from your sex life now that baby has arrived? Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob share stories, words of encouragement, and give advice on how to make things a bit more interesting even after being together 18 years!
11:15AM-12:00PM 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!
1:15PM-2:00PM 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!
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. Sign up’s are below.
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!