MommyCon :: MommyCon San Diego 2018 Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement

MommyCon San Diego 2018 Schedule and Exhibitor Announcement


All events on this schedule for MommyCon San Diego take place at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (8757 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108). 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, November 9, 2018

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

1:00PM  Registration Opens
Registration Registration will be open for all VIP tickets.


2:00PM-2:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***  Groovaroo
Speaker: Maria Harris
This interactive session will focus on the holistic health benefits for both parent and child that come from babywearing dance. Bring your partner, friends and your baby to groove with us while learning about these benefits. Like the heart to heart bond formed in the womb, babywearing dance synchronizes the wearer and the child while releasing hormones that create a strong feeling of connection and love. The other focus of this session will be demonstrating that dancing can break down walls and build community for both new and experienced parents, resulting in a fun and supportive “tribe” for your family!


3:00PM-3:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***Ask A Dad with Mat York and Xza Higgins
Speaker: Mat York and Xza Higgins
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.


4:00PM-4:45PM  ***VIP SESSION***  The Parenting Trifecta – Self-Care, Children, Partner with Christy and Geoff Malone presented by Smart Bottoms
Speaker: Christy and Geoff Malone
As parents, it’s easy to focus all of your time and energy on your children, leaving little left to invest in yourself or your relationship with your partner. Geoff and Christy Malone are going to discuss how they’ve worked through common parenting pitfalls to create a healthy lifestyle (physical, mental, emotional, and relational) for their family. Married for over 15 years and parents to two pre-teen daughters, Geoff and Christy will share their personal experiences, encourage attendees to recognize when to ask for help, and provide suggestions on how to take small steps towards things like self-care and improving your relationship with your partner.


Saturday, November 10, 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  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  Babywearing 101 from SSC’s to Wrapping presented by Ergobaby
Speaker: To Be Announced
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  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   Sleep Consultation: 0-12 Months
Speaker: Rebecca Michi
During this session, Rebecca will discuss what is normal when it comes to sleep for children ages 0-12 months. There will be time to ask Rebecca all of your questions related to normal sleep, gentle sleep training and ways to get the best possible night’s sleep.


11:15AM-12:00PM  Nourishing Our Children presented by Weston A. Price
Speaker: Lindsea Willon
Session Description To Be Announced

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  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  Birth&Breastfeeding&Babywearing&Marriage, with Mat and Jordan York
Speaker: Mat and Jordan York
This satirical and honest session with Mat and Jordan York will let you find out how this couple of 10 years has used parenting naturally as a way to manage their relationship. From having 3 kids in 4 years to starting their own business, they’ve found the humor and a recipe for not killing each other even when times are tough.

11:15AM-12:00PM  How to Elevate Your Sex Life
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.

11:15AM-12:00PM  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.

11:15AM-12:00PM Sleep Consultation 12-24 Months
Speaker: Rebecca Michi
During this session, Rebecca will discuss what is normal when it comes to sleep for children ages 12-24 months. There will be time to ask Rebecca all of your questions related to normal sleep, gentle sleep training and ways to get the best possible night’s sleep.


12:00PM-1:00PM  Lunch Break

12:00PM-1:00PM  The Baby Games presented by Ergobaby
Register here for a free ticket to attend: http://bit.ly/ErgoBabyGames
Register here for a chance to compete*: http://bit.ly/ErgoBabyCompete

*Even if you are applying to compete, still grab a ticket to attend. That way, if you’re not chosen you can still get in to watch.


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  Ring Slings 101 presented by Moby
Speaker: Jess 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 Is It Supposed to Hurt? A Discussion about Breastfeeding
Speaker: Rochelle McLean
Women are often told that pain with breastfeeding is normal, but it isn’t! Learn the five most common causes for breastfeeding discomfort and how to treat them.

1:00PM-2:00PM Managing the Motherload
Speaker: Julie Cole
With humour and practical advice, Julie Cole shares her tips and tricks for busy moms and how she has survived raising six babies while blogging and running a business.

1:00PM-2:00PM 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.

1:00PM-2:00PM  Starting Solids: Mealtime Solutions (infants + babies 4 months to 2 years)
Speaker: Dawn Winkelmann
Description: 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.

1:ooPM-2:00PM Sleep Consultation 24 Months+
Speaker: Rebecca Michi
During this session, Rebecca will discuss what is normal when it comes to sleep for children ages 24 months and older. There will be time to ask Rebecca all of your questions related to normal sleep, gentle sleep training and ways to get the best possible night’s sleep.


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


3:00PM-3:45PM  Peaceful Parenting
Speaker: Lisa Howe
What if someone told you that parenting is 80% connection and 20% coaching? Have you been curious about what exactly Peaceful Parenting is and if it could work for your family? Join Lisa to learn what a peaceful parent is, how to practice self regulation, foster connection, and how to coach your child to gain cooperation. You’ll go home with tangible, practical ideas that you can apply in your family.

3:00PM-3:45PM  Newborn Wearing presented by Moby
Speaker: Jess Mann
Newborn wearing is an intro to styles of carriers that are appropriate for newborns; we will address safety, positioning, and what to look for in a carrier for your newborn. At the end of the class you will have the opportunity to try on carriers, get fit checks, and answer individual questions.

3:00PM-3:45PM Childhood Food Allergy Prevention: Tips from An Allergist-Mom presented byReadySetFood!
Speaker: Katie Marks-Cogan, M.D.
Join Ready, Set, Food! and MommyCon for a talk on Preventing Childhood Food Allergies with Board Certified Allergist Katie Marks-Cogan, MD. Ready, Set, Food! is an organic, allergist-mom developed system that makes it easy to follow the new national guidelines on allergy prevention. Simply add Ready, Set, Food! to your baby’s bottle or food every day starting as early as 4 months to help reduce their risk of developing peanut, egg, and milk allergies by up to 80%.

3:00PM-3:45PM Turning 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!

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.

3:00PM-3:45PM  Sleep Consultation: All Ages Q&A
Speaker: Rebecca Michi
During this session, Rebecca will open the floor for all of your questions regarding is normal when it comes to sleep for children of all ages. There will be time to ask Rebecca all of your questions related to normal sleep, gentle sleep training and ways to get the best possible night’s sleep.


Exhibitor List

Confirmed as of 11/5/18.

Acru Health
Babies in Bloom
Baby Banana
Baby Tula
Bluehost, Inc.
Bumbleride
Califia Farms
Center for Better Beginnings
Cat and Dogma
Charlie Banana
Chunkabuns
Dyper
Elemental Raw
Evenflo Feeding
Evolution Smart Bag
Goddie Gum Drops
Grovia
Gymboree Play & Music
Happy Family
Hipsqueak
In Her Shoes
Inspire Life Chiropractic
Kabrita
Keenz
Kinderpack
Kindred Bravely
Lil Tulips
Little Balance Box
Mabel’s Labels
March of Dimes
Moby Wrap / Petunia Pickle Bottom
MommyCon Shoppe
MTRNL
Naked Panda Designs
Northwestern Mutual
Ora Organic
Quiet Book Queen & Crafts in Between
Rainbow Frog Textiles
RAWR Naturals
Re-Play
Red Trolley Studio
River Babe Threads
RXBAR
San Diego Blood Bank
San Diego Family Magazine
Signature Resources
Smart Bottoms / Bumblito
Sticky Lickits
Studio 120 Photography
Super Undies
Tekhni Wovens
The Harmony Planners
Travel Tray
TWELVELittle
Weston A Price