Featured Seminars

Pregnancy, Health, and Wellness

11:30-12:00
Well-regarded experts offer insights and advice on pregnancy, birth, baby, and wellness.

Speakers:
Diana Spalding, Birth Expert and Digital Education Editor at Motherly (Saturday)
Rachel Gorton, Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist,Sales Partnerships Manager, Motherly (Sunday)
Debra Flashenberg, Founder and Director, Prenatal Yoga Center (Saturday)
Allison Walsh, LCCE, IBCLC, Past President, Lamaze International®, and Co-Director NYC Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program (Saturday)
Robin Gibson-Douthit, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (Sunday)
Kaity Velez, Co-Founder and Editor, wellroundedny.com (Sunday)
Sally Tannen, Director, 92Y Parenting Center (Sunday)

Keynote Speaker

12:00-12:45
The BabyGuy Jamie Grayson—Ask Me ANYTHING
Back by popular demand, BabyGuy Jamie Grayson will share his insights and humor in an Ask Me Anything Session with emphasis on strollers, car seats and car seat safety, crib mattresses, breast pumps, baby carriers, and more! Come prepared with your questions and let this Gear expert guide you to the right choice.

Breastfeeding and Sleep Advice from the Experts

12:45-1:15
For most moms, there is nothing more top-of-mind than breastfeeding and sleep! Join experts Shari Criso (Nurse-Midwife & Lactation Consultant) and Rebecca Michi (Children’s Sleep Consultant) for their popular “Breast-Sleeping Q&A” and get your questions answered!

America’s Most Trusted Pediatrician—Dr. Harvey Karp—On Raising A Happy & Healthy Baby

1:15-1:45
The author of the acclaimed books and videos series The Happiest Baby On the Block and The Happiest Toddler On The Block shares insights and best practices for caring for and bonding with baby—especially when helping a new child sleep through the night!

Expert Safety Panel – What Every Parent Needs to Know About Protecting Their Baby

1:45-2:15
Our panel of safety experts will discuss the critical items all parents must be aware of to keep their baby safe. From pre-natal to toddler, this panel will cover issues of car seat, stroller, sleep, swim, and household safety. This is information you need to know!

Speakers:

Michelle Muller, Co-Founder + Chief Mom of Little Spoon
Daniella Brown, Safety Advocate, UPPAbaby (Saturday)
Alison Jacobson, CEO and Executive Director, First Candle
Brendan O’Melveny, Chief Aquatics Officer, Imagine Swimming
Alisa Baer, MD, Pediatrician & Co-Founder, The Car Seat Lady, LLC (Sunday)

2:15-3:00– Getting Back to You
After baby arrives, everyone focuses on taking care of baby: But who’s taking care of Mom & Dad? How do they find life balance in their new role as parents?

Speakers:

Nicole Feliciano, CEO and founder, MomTrends Media
Melinda Nicci, Founder and CEO, Baby2Body
Eirene Heidelberger, President and Founder, GIT Mom
Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founder, City Dads Group
Natalie Diaz, Founder & CEO, Twiniversity
Marianne Ryan, PT, OCS, Clinical Director, Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy, Author, Baby Bod