MommyCon Seattle 2016 Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement!
VIP Day – Friday, April 1, 2016
Purchase your VIP tickets here!
10:00AM-11:00AM Baby Safe Pool Party presented by Babyganics
Join us as we takeover the Marriott’s indoor pool for a morning of fun! We will be playing games, enjoying the pool and making new friends. This session is great for parents with babies 18m+ but younger babies are more than welcome, too. Products include Babyganics, Munchkin, Beco Baby, Baby Banz and more! SOLD OUT!!!
1:00PM-2:00PM 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. SOLD OUT!!!
2:15PM-3:15PM Babywearing VIP presented by Beco Baby Carrier & Ergobaby
Learn how to use a soft structured carrier and play games with your babywearing friends! Each attendee walks away with a Beco Baby Carrier or Ergobaby carrier which are given out at random during the session. SOLD OUT!!!
3:30PM-4:30PM Feed the Baby VIP with The Leaky Boob presented by Earth Mama Angel Baby
Join Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob for this brand new session featuring some fun surprises for your little ones. Products featured will keep your little one busy at the dinner table, and make your life as a parent easier. This session is great for new parents and those with children up to age 3. There will be delicious snacks too! SOLD OUT!!!
6:30PM-7:30PM MommyCon After Dark presented by Maya & Max by MOBY
Join the MommyCon team for a night you won’t forget! We will have games and an adult themed gift bag. Please note that this session is for adults, but nurslings are more than welcome. Children over the age of 12 months are not permitted, and we unfortunately cannot make exceptions. The content is no-holds-barred so if your little one likes to repeat things, you may want to leave them at home. Men are also not permitted in this portion of the event due to the intimate nature of the conversation.
MommyCon Seattle 2016 – Saturday, April 2, 2016
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9:00AM-5:00Pm Little Dippers Crafts + Coloring
10:00AM-10:45AM Scaredy Cat Potty Training presented by Super Undies
Speaker: Laura Wojciechowski
Super Undies will be presenting info on all things potty training, including why it’s so scary! Come learn what it takes to potty train, and leave empowered to get the job done.
10:00AM-10:45AM The ONE Thing You Need For a Joyful Motherhood with Mary Boyden
Speaker: Mary Boyden
There is little in motherhood that we have control over. Our kids’ schedules can be unpredictable, the house never seems to stay clean, and our hormones seem to have our minds racing and hearts sinking and soaring all day long. We are often told to let go of control in motherhood to reduce stress, but there is one thing we would do well to regain control on: our positive perspective.
10:00AM-10:45AM 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 an 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-11:00AM Baby Food Making with Sage Spoonfuls
10:45AM-11:30AM Postpartum Rehabilitation: It’s About Function and Safety with Dr. Dara 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.
11:00AM-11:45AM 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!
11:00AM-11:45AM Fall in Love With YOU with Angel Laketa Moore
Speaker: Angel Laketa Moore
This session is all about building our self-esteem as parents so we can help our children do the same. Value your unique identity, appreciate your self worth, and ultimately fall in love with you.
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.
11:00AM-12:00PM Bite Sized Snacktime with Mixed Pears
Enjoy a fresh fruit snack and use Bite Sizers from our friends at Mixed Pears.
11:00AM-12:00PM Up Close and Personal – a Mentrual Cup Demo with Kim Rosas
1:30PM-2:15PM Toddler Exploration with Tara Coffin
Speaker: Tara Coffin
For all those parents and caregivers that scan Pinterest for finger paint recipes and cornstarch concoctions–this session is for you! I’ve scoured the web and experimented in the kitchen for the very best and safest recipes for toddlers, and can explain the science behind why getting messy is so important for young children.
1:30PM-2:15PM Wrapping 101 with MOBY and Tekhni Wovens
Speakers: Laney Kolker and Alisa DeMarco
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.
1:45PM-2:15PM Exercises and Tools for Recovery of the Pelvic Floor
Speaker: Dr. Dara DaCunha
This class will help sift through the sometimes overwhelming amount of information available on the pelvic floor and how to rehabilitate it postpartum. Dr. Dara will discuss some of the equipment, kits, and tools on the market used to pull the lower core back into place and share a few exercises to help begin your journey to a healthy pelvic floor.
1:45PM-2:30PM Parent Hacks, Best Guesses, and the Surprising Thing About Trusting Yourself with Asha Dornfest
Speaker: Asha Dornfest
People tell you all the time: “You’re the expert on your own family.” “You know your child best.” It’s true, but it’s also bewildering…aren’t experts more sure of themselves? How come becoming a parent often leaves us feeling clueless and out of our depth? Asha Dornfest is the author of the new book, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids. This book, inspired by ten years-worth of real-world parenting conversation and tip-sharing on her blog, ParentHacks.com, proves that every parent experiences moments of genius that deserve to be recognized. Asha launched the Parent Hacks blog when she herself was a new parent. Her family life didn’t line up with what she was reading in the parenting books and magazines, so she started a blog to swap tips and advice with other parents. Along the way, a community was born, and, with time and experience, Asha learned to trust her instincts, eventually accepting that we rarely feel sure of ourselves as parents. Asha’s kids are now teenagers, and with the benefit of hindsight, she encourages new parents to feel secure in the knowledge that they will figure it all out as they go along.
1:45PM-2:30PM Social Media for Small Businesses with Jen Aprea
Speaker: Jen Aprea
2:30PM-3:00PM Baby Food Making with Sage Spoonfuls
2:30PM-3:15PM You’re Going to Do What? Where? With a who? with Jen Linstad MSM, LM, CPM
Speaker: Jen Linstad MSM, LM, CPM
An informative review of birth options outside of the hospital in Washington state. Jenn Linstad MSM, LM, CPM is a licensed midwife in Washington state, and has been a birth professional in the area since 2008. She will discuss what out of hospital midwifery care looks like, what the scope of practice/legal status is for midwives in Washington, who is considered low risk, what are the (statistical) outcomes , and what makes the difference. Is it the care or the location? A question/answer period at the end of the session will provide space for those who are left wondering, excited, or skeptical!
2:30PM-3:15PM Ring Slings 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-3:3oPM What Love Tastes Like with The Leaky Boob presented by Earth Mama Angel Baby
Speaker: Jessica Martin-Weber
Feeding with love and the impact of infant feeding on long term parenting and the importance of telling our stories and how we do so.
2:45PM-3:30PM Papa Perspective
Speaker: Kevin Higgins
This “dude friendly” workshop will address everything from your wife telling you she wants an Igloo Birth to where to find the $40,000 car seat she picked out for less than the cost of a fishing cabin.
3:30PM-4:15PM Food Neophobia: What it Is, What it Isn’t, & How to Help Your Toddler Overcome It
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
For both parents and professionals. We’ll explore seven reasons why toddlers fear new foods; learn ways to decrease anxiety at the dinner table; learn when food neophobia starts and ends; learn four common mistakes parents make that can cause food refusal; learn tips to overcome food neophobia; and understand when to seek help or start feeding therapy.
3:30PM-4:15PM Building Babywearing Community with Laura Brown
Speaker: Laura Brown
3:45PM-4:30PM Why Body Positive Images for Mothers 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.
3:45PM-4:30PM 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!
4:30PM- 5:00PM Car Seat Safety with Mat York
Speaker: Mat York
4:30PM-5:00PM An Introduction to Positive Discipline
Speaker: Sally Cote
In our interactive workshop, parents will gain insight to their developing child. They will gain hands on experience to provide positive solutions to handle every day parenting challenges. Parents will leave feeling empowered and enlightened.
5:00PM-5:15PM 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.
Sleep Consultations with Rebecca Michi presented by Naturpedic
Sign-up form will be posted two weeks prior to the event.
MommyCon Seattle Exhibitors as of 3/17:
Babies R Us
Baby Care Area with BabyComfyCare
Baby Food Court with Stonyfield YoBaby
Babywearing Lounge with Beco & Ergobaby
British Swim School
Cloth Diaper Resource Center with Dirty Diaper Laundry
Cotton Babies at the MommyCon Shoppe
Danielle Forte Collection
Earth Mama Angel Baby
Evenflo Feeding Lounge
Indigo Willow Breastmilk Jewelry & Keepsakes
Ju Ju Be
Momma Bear Magazine
My First Diapers
Tekhni Wovens at the MommyCon Shoppe
The Noisy Design
The Original Squeeze Company