MommyCon Philadelphia 2018 Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement


All events on this schedule for MommyCon Philadelphia take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107). This is a preview schedule and exhibitor list. Additional sessions and exhibitors may be added and will be announced approximately 30 days before the event.

Tickets are available for purchase here and will not be available at the door.

*Full Exhibitor List*

Friday, July 27, 2018

In order to attend events on Friday, you must have a VIP ticket.

12:00PM  Registration Opens
Registration Registration will be open for all VIP tickets.


2:00PM-2:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***  Ask a Dad with Mat York
Speaker: Mat York
A session with Dad of 3, That Dad Mat will be answering questions from the perspective of a Dad/Non-gestational caregiver. Covering topics like birth, Babywearing, Cloth, and car seat safety, Mat will be there to answer care givers of all types product and parenting based questions while sharing his story.


3:00PM-3:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***  Babies at the Barre with Tori Levine
Speaker: Tori Levine
Babies at the Barre™ is a mommy and me style exercise class designed for new caregivers and their babies. This mommy barre™ class will work your body from the inside out while you playfully interact and connect with your bundle of joy. Class is a mix of basic ballet and pilates exercises that focus on rebuilding strength in your core and pelvic floor. No prior dance or pilates experience is required and moms-to-be, new moms, and moms with older children will get a great workout!


4:00PM-4:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***  Pack Like a Pro with Christy Malone presented by Smart Bottoms
Speaker: Christy Malone
Whether you are planning for a home birth or a hospital birth, having a well packed hospital bag will help you feel prepared for your big day. Christy Malone, a seasoned mom and leader in the baby industry, will share with you her must have list for every hospital bag. She’ll also discuss some of the things you’ll want to have on hand the weeks following birth. You’ll leave this session with a hospital bag checklist, a birth plan outline, and a list of essentials to make your labor, delivery, and recovery just a little bit easier.


Saturday, July , 2018

In order to attend events on Saturday, you must have a VIP, Saturday Premium Admission, or Saturday General Admission ticket.

8:30AM  Registration Opens
Registration will be open for all ticket holders.


9:00AM-3:00PM  Exhibitor Hall hours


10:00AM-11:00AM  Cloth Diapering 101 presented by Smart Bottoms
Speaker: Christy Malone
Curious about cloth diapers but not sure where to start? This is the session for you! Christy Malone, CEO of Smart Bottoms, will start with the basics, discussing the types of clothdiapers available, the benefits of cloth diapering, the biggest differences to expect between cloth and disposable diapers, and how to wash and care for your cloth diapers. We’ll end the session with an audience Q&A period. Find out if cloth diapering is right for your family.

10:00AM-11:00AM  Picky Eating: Why Toddlers Fear New Foods presented by ezpz
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
In this session, parents will learn the reasons why toddlers fear new foods and solutions to overcome picky eating. In addition, Ms. Dawn will teach four common mistakes parents make that can cause food refusal and learn practical tips to help your child learn to try, eat and enjoy a variety of foods!

10:00AM-11:00AM  It All Begins With Nurturing the Heart
Speaker: DeLisa Boyd
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in “The 3 Stands” for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of the NHA is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with children.

10:00AM-11:00AM  Babywearing Basics for New Caregivers presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Laura Brown
Laura is a certified babywearing educator as well as an educator and community outreach specialist for Ergobaby. Babywearing 101 is a comprehensive overview of baby carrier safety and an assortment of carriers including the meh dai, soft structured carrier, woven wrap, stretch wrap, hybrid wrap, ring sling, wrap conversion, and custom carrier options.

10:00AM-11:00AM  Red to Green – A Menstruation Workshop on Making the Switch to Reusables presented by 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!


11:15AM-12:00PM  Nurturing the Development of your Baby’s Brain through Movement and Exploration
Speaker: Shannon Davis
As a mother and pediatric physical therapist, Shannon has learned a lot about the development of babies. This class provides an introduction to the development of a baby’s nerves, muscles and brain beginning in utero to age 3. Parents will understand and learn the importance of gross motor activities in the development of the early brain. We will also look at how much a baby needs to move each day to ensure optimal brain development.

11:15AM-12:00PM  Food and Testy Toddlers. How Diet Can Influence Behavior In Young Children
Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Onusic
Does you toddler have frequent outbursts of anger, aggression, crying and throwing which dissolve him or her and you in tears? Where and when do these episodes seem to break… is she especially testy in the grocery store or after a birthday party at school? Find out how that breakfast cereal, Juice Box, Jell-o dessert or macaroni and cheese could be the trigger, and how to diffuse and prevent future testy episodes.

11:15AM-12:00PM  Building Community Through Facebook Groups
Speaker:Xza Higgins
Facebook Groups are a free tool that allow like-minded people to get together and discuss their passions. Xza will share how a simple Facebook group changed her perception of parenthood and how it guided her in creating MommyCon.

11:15AM-12:00PM  Wrapping 101 presented by Moby and Tekhni Wovens
Speaker: Jess Mann and Alisa DeMarco
Jess and Alisa, both Certified Babywearing Educators, will show you wrapping basics starting with stretchy wraps and then graduating to woven wraps. In this introductory interactive session, participants are shown how to do a front carry. Wraps and baby dolls are provided for demo purposes for use during this session.

11:15AM-12:00PM  Loss Mama Sanctuary
Speaker: Ambyr Amen-Ra
This session is dedicated to helping mamas work through the many emotions that come with the loss of a baby at various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. We will talk about creating a safe spiritual space, wherever mom is, that allows her to feel, work through, and move past her feelings of deep grief. We’ll incorporate deep breathing and movement that will open up the energy centers and allow positive energy to flow. We’ll go over some mantras that mamas can say whenever they feel stressed and will encourage peace and hope. We will discuss pregnancy, birth and parenting after loss. The goal is to offer mamas a space to talk about their experiences and walk away with tools to help them through the anxiety that often comes post loss. There may be some tears – but by the end – there should also be joy.

11:15AM-12:00PM  Starting Solids: Mealtime Solutions (infants + babies 4 months to 2 years)
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
During this session, Dawn will show you practical mealtime solutions for infants + babies 4 months to 2 years. There will be time at the end of the session to ask Dawn any questions related to feeding, how to start Baby Led Weaning (BLW) and product recommendations.


12:00PM-1:00PM  Lunch Break


1:00PM-2:00PM  Breastfeeding and Maternal Nutrition, with Moorea Malatt, CLEC, Kandi Perazzo, RD, and Andie Schwartz, RD, CLC presented by Happy Family
Speaker: Moorea Malatt, Kandi Perazzo, and Andie Schwartz
To be announced.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Potty Training Through Parenting presented by Super Undies
Speaker: Laura Woj, The Scaredy Cat Potty Trainer
Potty training is more than memorization. It is more than teaching your child the ABCs. It is incorporated into every day life, in all families, everywhere. Come learn how to potty train, as well as what you could be doing to sabotage your own potty training efforts.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Reduce Overwhelm and Find Your Rhythm presented by Cybex
Speaker: Kristi Hayes Devlin
Overwhelm is the new normal for most families – but it doesn’t have to be! There are many solutions to reducing the overwhelm and find your family’s best rhythm. Learn techniques that will help you manage your life and nourish your spirit.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Ring Slings 101 presented by Moby
Speaker: Jessica Mann
Ring slings might look complicated, but we will show you just how easy they are. This versatile carrier can be used from birth well into toddlerhood. We will share techniques for making this your go-to, on-the-go carrier.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Placenta Basics: Breaking the Taboo
Speaker: Ashanti Rivera
Ashanti Rivera is a Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist in a mission to break the taboo that still revolves around placenta encapsulation. Come learn about the basics of the placenta and how moms are utilizing it as a part of their postpartum routine.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Picky Eaters: Mealtime Solutions (toddlers + preschoolers 2-5 years)
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
During this session, Dawn will show you practical mealtime solutions for toddlers + preschoolers 2-5 years. There will be time at the end of the session to ask Dawn any questions related to picky eating and product recommendations.


2:00PM-3:00PM  Shopping Break
Last chance to shop before the exhibitor hall closes at 3:00PM!


3:00PM-3:45PM  Newborn Wearing presented by Moby
Speaker: Jess Mann
Description not available.

3:00PM-3:45PM  Romp N Roll
Speaker: Lisa Lichon
Romp n’ Roll is a kid’s gym which provides fun and educational gym, art and music classes for children 3 months through 6 years old. In addition to our classes, we also offer camps, kid’s night out, special events (in house and off site) and AMAZING birthday parties!

3:00PM-3:45PM  To Be Announced
Speaker: To be announced
To be announced.

3:00PM-3:45PM  Intro to Soft Structured Carriers presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: Laura Brown
Laura is a certified babywearing educator as well as an educator and community outreach specialist for Ergobaby. Babywearing 101 is a comprehensive overview of baby carrier safety and an assortment of carriers including the meh dai, soft structured carrier, woven wrap, stretch wrap, hybrid wrap, ring sling, wrap conversion, and custom carrier options

3:00PM-3:45PM  To Be Announced
Speaker: To be announced
To be announced.

3:00PM-3:45PM  Special Needs: Mealtime Solutions (all ages)
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
During this session, Dawn will show you practical mealtime solutions for infants and children with special needs. There will be time at the end of the session to ask Dawn any questions related to special needs and product recommendations.


Exhibitor List