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MommyCon Orange County Preview Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement!

MommyCon Orange County Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement

VIP Day – Friday, August 19, 2016

Purchase your MommyCon Orange County VIP when they go on sale on July 9, 2016 at 12:00PM PST.

All VIP sessions take place on Friday, August 19, 2016. You must have a general admission ticket (or equivalent) in order to upgrade with one or more VIP sessions. You may purchase up to one of each VIP session upgrade per general admission ticket you hold. Sessions will take place at the Hilton Orange County. If you have any questions, please email

10:00AM-11:00AM Baby Safe Pool Party presented by Babyganics
Join us as we take over the hotel’s outdoor 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, Beachfront Baby, Munchkin, Baby Banz and more! Upgrade fee: $50.00.

12:00PM-1:00PM 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. Upgrade fee: $50.00.

1:15PM-2:15PM 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. Upgrade fee: $50.00. SOLD OUT!

3:45PM-4:45PM Feed the Baby VIP with special guest The Leaky Boob presented by Earth Mama Angel Baby
Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob joins our attendees for an afternoon of bonding, community building, and sharing our feeding journeys. Upgrade fee: $50.00.

5:00PM-6:00PM 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 18 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. Upgrade fee: $50.00.


MommyCon Orange County 2016 – Saturday, August 20, 2016

Purchase your MommyCon Orange County tickets here!

All events will take place at the Hilton Orange County (3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626). This is a preliminary preview schedule and exhibitor list. Additional sessions and exhibitors are still being added and will be announced 30 days before the event.

MommyCon Orange County Schedule

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9:30AM-10:20AM Bite Sized Snacktime with Mixed Pears
Enjoy a fresh fruit snack and use Bite Sizers from our friends at Mixed Pears.

9:30AM-10:20AM Medications and More During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding with Robert Felix
Speaker: Robert Felix
Moms who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or even planning a pregnancy often have questions about medications and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn about MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Learn how to connect experts behind the most up-to-date information.

9:30AM-10:20AM 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!

9:30AM-10:20AM “Get Down with Your Baby” with GroovaRoo Dance
Speaker: Amber and Meeshi Anjali
In the womb, mother and baby move to the same heartbeat. Dancing with your baby is a natural extension of this vital rhythmic synchronization. Benefits include bonding more deeply with your baby, improving baby’s sensory-motor development, getting a low-impact workout, socializing with other parents, and gaining confidence as a new parent. In our GroovaRoo Dance class, you will not only get lots of exercise, but you will also learn some easy funky dance routines that you can do with your baby at home and/or with your friends.

10:00AM-10:45AM Up Close and Personal: A Menstrual Cup Demo with Kim Rosas

10:30AM-11:15AM 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!

10:30AM-11:15AM Finding Empowerment Through Natural Birth with Simona Istrate and Laila Shad
Speakers: Simona Istrate and Laila Shad
There is a forgotten strength inside every women. There is a power in birthing with confidence and knowledge, and THAT is what Natural Birthing is about. Knowing the benefits of natural birthing and finding a place to birth your baby as you desire is what empowers women. A natural birth can take place anywhere- at home, birth center, hospital, via C-section, and more. It’s time to explore your options and discover how transformative natural birth can be.

10:30AM-11:15AM 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 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.

11:00AM-11:45PM How to Elevate Your Sex Life After Birth with Dr. Whitney
Speaker: Whitney Sippl
Learn how to really do a kegel to enhance your sex life (and address some common symptoms postpartum).  We will discuss the anatomy and role of your pelvic floor during sex, how to know if you’re doing a kegel correctly, and practice strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor with various exercises.  We will also discuss some of the tools and “toys” to help your pelvic floor and sex life after birth.

11:15PM-12:00PM 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.

11:15PM-12:00PM Your Vagina is Magical
Speaker: Elizabeth Bachner
Session Description: TBA

11:15PM-12:00PM Toddlerwearing with Angelique Geehan
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.

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch Break

12:00PM-1:00PM PAXPlaydate
***Bring your own lunch

12:00PM-1:00PM Expectant Parent Session (Advanced Purchase Required)
***Bring your own lunch

1:00PM-1:45PM 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.

1:00PM-1:45PM 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.

 1:00PM-1:45PM Wrapping 101 with MOBY and Tekhni Wovens
Speaker: Jess Mann and TBD
Certified Babywearing Educator Alisa DeMarco shows 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.

1:30PM-2:15PM Sustaining Feminine Health with Maleña Taylor
Speaker: Maleña Taylor
How feminine health affects our entire state of being, how to sustain feminine health, what can go wrong, and how to make it better.

2:00PM-2:45PM 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!

2:00PM-2:45PM Mama Find Your Music: Connect to Yourself and Your Creativity During Pregnancy & Mamahood
Speakers: Kate Coppola Leiva and Kacey Coppola Morreale
How do you hold onto yourself while everyone else is holding onto you? Motherhood is thrilling and overwhelming, and a lot is about routine – the same thing over and over again. So, how do you stay creative? How do you stay engaged? How do you find your inspiration so you can inspire your family and others? Through music and stories, Kate and Kacey Coppola – authors of The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant Mama – will help you find your creative spark so that everyone around you will want to know your secret! Welcome Mamas!

2:00PM-2:45PM Fall in Love with the Mei Tai presented by Babyhawk
Speaker: Jess Mann
Learn the history of the mei tai, ways to teach the mei tai and further understand knowledge surrounding this age-old carrier that is wildly popular carrier.

3:00PM-3:45PM 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.

3:00PM-3:45PM Postpartum Rehabilitation: It’s About Function and Safety with Dr. Dara presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Dr. Dara DaCunha
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.

3:00PM-3:45PM 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.

3:45PM-4:15PM Introduction to Baby Food Making presented by Sage Spoonfuls

3:45PM-4:15PM Building Babywearing Bridges
Speaker: Laura Brown
Join Laura Brown to discuss ways to reach out to other communities, including using available resources and networks as a means of collaborating and building bridges.

3:45PM-4:15PM How Babywearing Dance & Sensory Motor Activity Affects Neurological & Physical Development with Mariesha Garner
Speaker: Mariesha Garner
Mariesha is the creator of Babywearing Hip-Hop Dance ™ and owner of Rock With Me and Dance LLC. a developmental dance program offering a fun mix of Babywearing Dance, infant, toddler, kinder &Motor Sensory Integration Movement classes. “From birth until age 7, children are growing through important developmental stages that require sensory stimulation &physical activity”. It is vital to allow them to learn through movement as it helps the brain grow. In this workshop you learn fun motor movements, self-directed activities& dance steps to help stimulate your child’s neurological and physical development. These Integrated activities and exercises increases blood flow to brain, supports cognitive and emotional connections, helps children gain greater stability, core strength and balance/proprioception, stimulate the vestibular, cerebellum& help with the emotional brain while developing the nervous system& perceptual response all while the you and your family have FUN! Older tots are encouraged to join class, there will be some props and instruments.

4:15PM-4:45PM Car Seat Safety with Mat York

Speaker: Mat York

Sleep Consultations with Rebecca Michi presented by Naturpedic
Sign-up form will be posted two weeks prior to the event.

Exhibitor List as of 7/7/16:
Babies R Us
Baby Care Area with BabyComfyCare
Baby Food Court presented by Stonyfield YoBaby
Baby K’tan
Babywearing Lounge presented by Ergobaby and Beco Baby Carrier
Beachfront Baby
Black Women Do Cloth Diaper
Cloth Diaper Resource Center with Dirty Diaper Laundry
Daily Soul Sessions
Earth Mama Angel Baby
Enchanted Slumber
Ergobaby Booth
Evenflo Feeding
Evenflo Feeding Lounge
Happy Family
Labor of Love Birth Services
Lifeway Foods
Little Balance Box
Milky Mama
Momma Goose
MommyCon Shoppe
OC Doula Collective
Organic Pastures
Priestly Chiropractic
Sage Spoonfuls in the Baby Food Court
Sarah Grace Photography
Signing Times
Smart Bottoms
Snack Station
Super Undies
Tallulah Baby Designs
Tekhni Wovens at the MommyCon Shoppe
The Breastfeeding Shop
The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant Mama
Trendy Mommy Designs
Vagina Village
Z Creationz