MommyCon Atlanta 2016 Schedule
9:30AM-10:30AM Cloth Diapering 101 with Jenn Labit 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!
9:30AM-10:30AM The In’s and Out’s of Natural Birthing in Atlanta Panel
Ask a panel of local moms, a doula and a doctor questions about their natural birth process including Hypnobabies, water birth,Bradley Method and more!
9:45AM-10:15AM Postpartum Rehabilitation: It’s About Function and Safety presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Dr. Dara
What happens to our bodies during pregnancy and how we can regain physical strength postpartum. This is NOT about weight, but about increasing function, decreasing pain, and protecting ourselves from injuries while we love, guide, and grow with our children.
9:45AM-10:15AM Babywearing 101 with Beco Baby Carrier and Ergobaby
Speaker: Laura Brown
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.
10:30AM-11:15AM Turning Red to Green: A Menstruation Workshop on Making the Switch to Reusable’s 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!
10:45AM-11:45AM Move Baby Move! It’s paramount to your baby’s development…and your sanity!
Speaker: Joanna McNeilly
Why do some babies like swings, or bouncy seat, or cars, or carriers? MOVEMENT, pretty simple really. We will take a quick peek at WHY that is the case, why does lil Jr like that movement so much? Why does it calm, or excite? Then we sift through your day to see when are there times of high energy and movement. We will discuss, briefly, when spikes in development make a need for movement more important. Plus some great ways to change up the movement in the household!
10:45AM-11:45AM Scaredy Cat Potty Training presented by Super Undies
Speaker: Laura Wojciechowski
10:45AM-11:45AM Wrapping 101 with MOBY and Tekhni Wovens
Certified Babywearing Educators Laney Kolker and Alisa DeMarco show you how to babywear using the MOBY 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.
1:15PM-2:00PM From Weaver to Mother: Following Passion Finding Purpose
Speaker: Angelique Geehan
Are you curious about toddlerwearing? Is it really time to size up your carrier? Learn all the facts about comfortable toddlerwearing in this interactive session. This will be hands-on and attendees will be able to try on various toddler carriers.
1:30PM-2:30PM Is Your Picky Eater Driving You Crazy? presented by YoBaby! by Stonyfield
Speaker: Sally Kuzemchak
Wondering what happened to that baby who would eat absolutely anything you put on his spoon? Picky eating is maddening—but totally normal. In this session, you’ll learn just why picky eating happens, how long you can expect it to last, and important mealtime strategies to put in place NOW so it doesn’t last any longer.
1:30PM-2:30PM Learning through Sensory Play
Speaker: Dr. Cassie Brown
Did you know children discover the world around them using 8 sensory systems? Join us as we explore all 8 systems, how each system effects a childs development and age appropriate activities to stimulate that development.
2:15PM-3:15PM Why Body Positive Images for Mother’s is Paramount presented by The Moby Wrap
Speaker: Jade Beall
Join the creator of A Beautiful Body Project as she tells stories of body love and why images without Photoshop matter. A further description will be added soon.
2:15PM-3:15PM Ring Sling 101
Speaker: Angelique Geehan
Ring slings might look complicated, but Angelique will show you just how easy they are. This versatile carrier can be used from birth well into toddlerhood. Angelique will share techniques for making this your go-to, on-the-go carrier.
2:45PM-3:30PM Fall in Love with You with Angel Laketa Moore
Speaker: Angel Laketa Moore
3:30PM-4:15PM Community Engagement Through Collaborative Conversations to Address Breastfeeding Inequalities
Speaker: Tenesha Sellers
This talk will highlight the importance of breastfeeding and a discussion on strategies to form collective impact around breastfeeding inequities.
3:40PM-4:15PM Cloth Diapering 101 presented by Cotton Babies
Speaker: Jenn Labit
Learn all about cloth diapering from pre-folds to all-in-ones. Learn the lingo and the best fit for your family.
3:45PM-4:30PM Open A World of Possible: How to Create a Lifelong Reader presented by Scholastic
Speaker: Pam Allyn
It all comes down to that special moment when a child finds the right book to read. When once-upon-a-time becomes the only time that matters, and a child who reads becomes a child who loves to read – for a lifetime. The right book is a key. It opens a world of greater understanding, self-motivation, and joy. It opens a world of possible. LitWorld Founder, and literacy expert and author, Pam Allyn will share her insights on creating lifelong readers and learner.
3:45PM-4:30PM Social Media for the Modern Parent
Speaker: Jen Aprea
3:45PM-4:30PM When a Lending Library Could be a Learning Library
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.
4:45PM-5:30PM Giveaways + Gear for the Modern Parent with Mat York presented by Eyla’s
Speaker: Mat York
Join Mat York, CPST and babywearing enthusiast, as he discusses all things baby gear! This session wraps up our day with a crazy big giveaway, and attendees will walk away with an in depth look at all the products we feature at the event.
Exhibitor List as of 2/1/2016
100 Percent Chiropractic Austell
Atlanta Birth Doulas
Babies R Us
Baby – Doo Wraps
Baby Care Area with BabyComfyCare
Baby Food Court with Stonyfield YoBaby
Babywearing Lounge with Beco & Ergobaby
Baby Safe Play Space with Babyganics
Bees and Weeds
Birth in the Know
Black Women Do Cloth Diaper
Buy Buy Baby
BWI of Atlanta
Chompy Chic Chewelry
Cloth Diaper Resource Center
Clover and Birch
Compass Family Chiropractic
Crunchy Momma Decals
Dributts Cloth Diapers
Easter Seals North Georgia
Georgia Birth Network
Green and Lovely
iPlay Baby Wear
Ju Ju Be
La Vie Bebe
Little Dippers Craft & Art Station
Medical Supplies of Central GA
Mothers and Others for Clean Air
North Georgia Breastfeeding Center
Rhett’s Toy Box
Sacred Lotus Henna
Simple and Natural Personal Care
Soft and Sweet Bottoms
The Natural Baby
Tip Me Not
True Source Family Chiropractic
Wrapped Up ATL