Columbus Schedule and Exhibitors
Friday VIP Schedule
Each of these VIP sessions are sold out! You must have a ticket to attend each VIP
Cotton Babies VIP with CEO and Founder, Jenn Labit
This small group session is hosted by Jenn Labit, Founder & CEO of Cotton Babies. This new session will help you create and better run a business as a woman entrepreneur with children. The gift bag includes products Jenn loves from some of her favorite brands.
Babywearing VIP with Beco & Ergobaby
Learn how to use a soft structured carrier and play games with your babywearing friends! Each attendee walks away with a Beco or Ergobaby carrier which are given out at random during the session.
The Leaky Boob VIP presented by Ergobaby & Ameda
Jessica’s session will focus on the importance of infant feeding support, and the beauty that is the sisterhood of motherhood. The gift bag for this session will feature products from Ergobaby and Ameda in addition to some of Jessica’s favorite brands of products!
The Baby Guy NYC VIP
This session is hosted by Jamie Grayson of The Baby Guy NYC! The session is geared towards new and expectant parents where Jamie will share some of his favorite products, answer your questions and bring his rad sense of humor to this 45 minute meet and greet. If you are not expecting or have a newborn the items featured in this session will not apply to you/your family.
MommyCon After Dark
Join the MommyCon team for a night you won’t forget! Meet the team and talk about all things WOMAN (sorry men, this one is only available for the ladies). We will have games and an adult themed gift bag. Please note that this session is for adults, but nurslings are more than welcome. The content is no-holds-barred so if your little one likes to repeat things, you may want to leave them at home.
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!
10:45AM-11:45AM Breastfeeding, Pumping and Going Back to Work with Shari Criso, IBCLC and 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.
1:15PM-2:15PM 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.
2:30PM-3:30PM Essential Oils with Patti McCormick, RN
Speaker: Patti McCormick
A no-sales approach to discussing essential oils in a collaborative environment that showcases their origin, use and how to apply them to your family. Patti McCormick has been a holistic educator and maintained a private practice since 1978. She founded and directed one of the first state approved and federally accredited holistic vocational schools in the United States . Through Insitute of Holistic Leadership she now provides education and consultation for integrating holistic practices into various industries such as education, business and healthcare.
3:45PM-4:30PM 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!
Legislative Meeting Room – 1st Floor
9:30AM-10:30AM 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!
10:45AM-11:45AM Parenting and your Family of Origin
Speaker: Vicki Twomey
Are you a perfectionist? Do you need to be in control? Do you know why? The older you get, the more your traits start to emulate that of your parents. In a group setting we will look at different types of backgrounds and take apart how they can affect as adults and into parenthood. Participation is encouraged! Vicki Twomey has been running women retreats and seminars for years and this topic is always a favorite!
1:15PM-2:15PM 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!
2:30PM-3:30PM Dinner Solved! Ingenious Recipes That Make The Whole Family Happy, Including YOU
Speaker: Katie Workman
The beauty is, MOM only cooks once, but everyone eats. So for example, the Tikka Massala Marinade is made ahead and divided in half – then you marinate chicken in it for the meat eaters and cauliflower for the vegetarians. Or when you make Burgers – a summertime favorite -add a spicy Cajun Mix to half of the ground beef, and leave half plain.
House Meeting Room – 1st Floor
10:45AM-11:45AM 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.
1:15PM -2:15PM Wrapping 101 presented by Ergobaby and Tekhni
Certified Babywearing Educator, Laura Brown, and Alisa DeMarco show you how to babywear using the Ergobaby Stretch Hybrid 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.
2:30PM-3:30PM When a Lending Library could be a Learning Library: Altneratives for Trying Carriers
Speaker: Laura Brown
Many groups feel the pressure to have a lending library when they don’t have the resources, or the model doesn’t actually work for them. Why a learning library might be something to consider as an alternative.
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 – the links will go out via email and posted in our Facebook group.
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 +
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!
Aden + Anais
Babies R US
Baby Care Area
Cotton Babies at the MommyCon Shoppe
Cloth Diaper Resource Center
Darah Medical Supply
Diaper Duty Cleaning Service
Ergobaby Nursing Pillow
EzPz at the MommyCon Shoppe
Pink Lemonade Shop
Simple and Natural Personal Care
The Breastfeeding Center