Meet the Experts Saturday | Meet the Experts Sunday
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Sunday’s opening ceremonies begin at 9:45am, with the Baby Show officially opening at 10am. Attendees are welcome to come to the opening ceremonies, which will be kicked off with the help of our honorary parent ambassadors, The MOMS—Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein—and wellness maven and noted doula, Latham Thomas, and our sponsors, including BabyCenter, Babyletto, The Bump, Canon USA, DK Publishing, and Volvo Cars of Manhattan. Our charitable partners, the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly known as Baby Buggy) and Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, will also be on hand. And we will begin the day with a special salute to two local institutions—the JCC Manhattan, and the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA)—for their support and service to NYC families and beyond.
The Journey From Pregnancy To New Parenthood
Well-regarded hometown experts offer insights and advice on bump, birth, baby, and beyond. Moderated by Renee Sullivan (The Moms Groups), with Dr. Dina DiMaggio (Pediatric Associates), Debra Flashenberg (Prenatal Yoga Center), and Tamara Hawkins (Stork & Cradle, NYLCA*).
America’s Most Trusted Pediatrician—Dr. Harvey Karp—On Raising A Happy & Healthy Baby
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 for helping a new child sleep through the night!
Keynote Speaker—The BabyGuy Jamie Grayson—On What You Really Need To Know About Shopping For Baby
With insight and humor, the beloved baby gear expert tells all about strollers, car seats and car seat safety, crib mattresses, breast pumps, baby carriers, and more!
Breastfeeding Q&A With Shari Criso & Jamie Grayson
The co-hosts of a popular monthly online show about breastfeeding address your questions with their trademark insight and humor. Criso brings 25 years of experience as a nurse, midwife, lactation consultant, and Evenflo Feeding’s national spokesperson and expert to helps moms reach their personal breastfeeding and pumping goals. Grayson, the legendary baby gear expert, has also worked at a noted child birth support and education center to support new and expecting parents.
New Dads Boot Camp (Moms Welcome Too)
The co-founders of NYC Dads Group, Lance Somerfeld and Matt Schneider, lead a seminar version of their highly-acclaimed boot camp, featuring candid conversation and practical advice on everything from changing diapers to developing a good parenting partnership with your mate.
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