THINGS TO DO ALL DAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MAMAS! (and Daddies, too!)
MOMMY PAMPERING & RELAXATION STATION
Ok, so it's not a white sand beach by the clear blue ocean...it's Omaha in September. BUT, you'll feel like it is if you close your eyes!
The owners of the Baby Love Essentials, Omaha's Only Baby Fair will bring you some of the best massage therapists in town to rub away your pregnancy problem parts and help you achieve a moment of zen to help you enjoy all the event has to offer!
Now that you're officially rubbed into jello, grab a decadent snack, dip it in the chocolate fountain, and wash it down with a tummy tickling mocktail, designed to qwell your queasy belly by Baby Love Birth Services and Essentials Chiropractic and Wellness.
(NEW) FREE BELLY CASTING BY BABY LOVE BIRTH SERVICES
Head over to Mommy Pampering Station for your chance to have your belly slathered up and capture the fantastic shape that is your baby RIGHT NOW! Not only will you be able to watch this cool process, each hour you MIGHT be one of the lucky ladies who get to take home one of these forever keepsakes!
(NEWLY EXPANDED!) BABY SAFETY SANCTUARY
Once you've officially achieved peace of body (and belly!), head over to the ultimate space designed to give you and your kiddo's caregivers all the ammunition you need to help them grow up big and strong.
From the place associated with the having the expertiese in the field of children's health, one of our Title Sponsors, Children's Physician's, will have several of their best pediatricians on hand to answer all your newborn questions. Once your brain is full of baby tips, make sure to attend their hands on mini sessions to keep that little cherub safe and snug as a bug!
Children's Physicians will hold demonstrations each hour. Topics will be taught by certified instructors and will cover: *Infant CPR *Infant Choking *Proper Car Seat Installation *Proper Strap Positioning *SIDS Prevention and MORE
They don't call it "labor" for nothing! Feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of evicting that little stinker out of your belly? Does your partner look like a deer in headlights when you talk about the big birth day? Are you hoping that it's not really going to hurt as much as everyone has annoyingly decided to share with you? If so, this new event is for you!
Bring your partner and whoever is going to join you in the labor room to the Birthing Bootcamp section to learn tips on having a faster, less painful, and healthier birth! With tips from the leading hospitals in Omaha, you will leave this section with a bushel of knowlege designed to give your family the best start possible!
BABY'S FIRST CAKE WAR
Perhaps the most unique and cool display at the event is the Baby's First Cake War Contest! Come by and judge the most talented cake bakers in Omaha as they compete for the title of Number One Cake Creator.
Mangleson's will delight your inner decorating diva by displaying an AMAZING backdrop to inspire even the least creative of us with fantastic birthday party ideas that YOU can do at home...and for much cheaper than you'd expect!
The contestants of Baby's First Cake War will whip, frost, and sculpt their absolute best, most creative Baby's First Birthday cake and display them for all to see in the entrance of the fair. YOU vote on the best of the best and declare one business as the creator of the most Breathtaking Birthday Cake in Omaha.
The winning bakery will get a photo of their prize snagging cake on the cover of the next issue of Baby Love Essentials Magazine!
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR CONTESTANTS AND EXAMPLES OF THEIR CAKES!
MINI MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT
Always wanted to get one of those adorable pics of your blossoming belly but haven't had the time to book it yet? Head over to our FEATURED Maternity Photographer, Meri Valentin, and get a professionally posed pic of your pregnant paunch to remember this amazing time in your life.
Meri will have an area set up out of the public eye to help you be as comfortable as if you were sitting in your own living room...but without the pressure of picking up before your big shoot!
The session is FREE + you will recieve 1 FREE digital image!
Be sure to go to her website to see some of the most ADORABLE newborn pics you've ever seen!
(NEW) BEAUTIFUL BELLY PAINTING
If you feel like you might want that belly to be a bit bedazzled before you get the pic taken, Jumpers 4 You is bringing Omaha Masquerade to not only paint the kiddos faces, but Mama's belly, too!
If stretch marks have kept you away from getting those pics, let the artists conceal those annoying buggers by turning them into a background of beauty. Check out some of the awesome artwork done by artist and owner, Sonya here!
BABY CARRIER SAFETY CHECK
You all registered for them (the Baby Bjorn, Moby wrap, and Ring Slings) and then saw all the scary recalls...WAIT! Before you snatch your carrier and go racing back to the store to return it, check out this area at the event!
Grab the carrier you have and bring it to the certified baby wearing educator from Top to Bottom Baby Boutique to see if your carrier is on the No-no list AND learn how to wear baby SAFELY to increase breastfeeding success and reduce crying from colic!
Don't have a carrier yet? No problem! The owners will let you try on dozens until you find the one that will work for you and your partner and they'll teach you how to use it, too!
(NEW) LET THERE BE CAKE...SAMPLES
Come with a hungry belly and a sweet tooth, because you'll be able to try deliciously delectible cake samples from Monica's Cakes! Not only can this woman create a work of art, she promises the flavors will melt in your mouth! Taste these made from scratch mixtures, made with REAL ingredients, including real butter in every buttercream frosting!
Here's an example of what you can order from Monica's Cakes!
(NEW) MINI PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS @ 11:00 & 12:30
These mini workshops will teach you how to capture your child's personality and natural beauty on film...digital film that is! Michael Cerizo himself will teach you how to get that breath taking image of your little one in their day to day life. This film fanatic is commissioned by various state Professional Photography Associations to hold photography workshops and his specialty is photographing Little People, so you know you're learning from the best! Do NOT miss this opportunity to learn a skill that you will use for years to come!
Click HERE to see some of his amazing work!