The Bellies to Babies Celebration®, is a one of a kind event, offering a unique opportunity for new and expectant parents and grandparents to explore and shop for trendy baby fashions, décor and so much more! Community resources and support services will be on hand to answer questions for new and expecting parents.
Your One Stop Shopping Destination! Explore and shop for trendy baby fashions, décor and so much more! With everything under one roof you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
- Admission by donation for Basics for Babies
- One lucky attendee will be win our Grand Prize $1000 in prizes from Raspberry Kids
- First 100 Moms at the show receive a complimentary Diaper bag sponsored by
Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine
- Over $2000 in Door Prizes
- Relax in our Mommy Lounge
- Maternity and Baby Fashions
- Enter the Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine Cover Model Photo Contest
- Extensive Range of Exhibitors
- Community Resources & Support Networks
- Workshops by “Baby Experts”
- Free Parking
|11:00 AM • 4:15 PM||Celebration Begins|
|11:45 AM • 12:00 PM||Sponsor Recognition|
|12:00 PM • 12:30 PM||Early Learning: Your Child's Future|
|12:30 PM • 1:00 PM||Exercising Before, During and After Pregnancy|
|1:00 PM • 1:30 PM||Breastfeeding: Starting Off Right|
|1:30 PM • 2:00 PM||Banking Your Baby's Cord Blood|
|2:00 PM • 2:15 PM||New Daddy & Mommy Trivia|
|2:15 PM • 2:45 PM||Counting Pennies: Budgeting for Baby|
|2:45 PM • 3:15 PM||The Benefits of Having a Birth Doula|
|3:15 PM • 3:30 PM||Rookie Dads Bootcamp|
|3:30 PM • 4:00 PM||10 Awesome Products for Babies, Toddlers and Families|
|4:00 PM • 4:15 PM||Raspberry Kids Grand Prize Draw|
Heather is the founder of Word of Mom Marketing - where she consults and strategizes with companies on the best practices and vehicles to reach and engage the pregnancy and young family market. With over 10 years experience and a young family herself (her and her hubby have 2 very spirited girls, 5 years and 18 months old) she knows what moms are thinking, talking about and googling at 2am!
Natacha is a renowned writer, speaker and educational leader, with over fifteen years in the field of early childhood education. Natacha’s educational background includes a Masters degree in Education, and a degree in Journalism; she is currently working towards a postgraduate degree in Developmental Psychology. Born in Uruguay and raised in Montréal, Canada,Natacha has traveled extensively, studied the educational approaches of several countries, and spent over four years as an elementary school teacher in Europe.
Austan is full-time working mom and a veteran fitness professional with over 15 years of experience in the field of fitness, health and wellness. Austan has expertise in the areas of Personal Training, Group Fitness and many other specialty disciplines including pre/post natal care. Currently, Austan works at Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club as a District Fitness Manager where she oversees the daily operations and coaching all 150 of personal trainers in the greater Vancouver area. This natural born leader has also recently become an instructor at the British Columbia Personal Training Institute, educating the next generation of Personal Training talent. She is a proud wife to a handsome firefighter and mom of a very happy 2 year old boy that keep her on her toes.
Amanda graduated with her BScN from the University of Alberta in 2003. She has worked as a perinatal nurse for over 10 years in Canada and the United States. Her strong passion for labour and delivery and belief in informed decision making lead her to complete her Childbirth Educators certification in 2009 and Lactation Consultant certification in 2011. She has been teaching prenatal classes since 2009 and opened Samara Birth Services in 2011. When she is not teaching prenatal classes she is a wife and mom of two boys, a perinatal nurse at St. Paul’s hospital, and a faculty instructor at BCIT in the Perinatal Specialty Nursing Program.
Diane is a Client Services Representative with Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program. With over 4 years of experience at Insception Lifebank, Diane understands the importance of saving your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue stem cells for today and the future.
Tu-Anh is a mom of two who has worked in the corporate world for 6 years. She combines her experience in finance and motherhood to help other families plan for the arrival of their new addition.Through planning and budgeting, families can be prepared financially for this new chapter in their lives.
Rylie founded New Spirit Arrivals ~ Birth + Postpartum Services out of her passion and love for everything pregnancy, birth and postpartum related. As a mother she understands the value of emotional, mental and physical support during this time in a woman's life. She serves women and their growing families throughout the Lower Mainland as a Birth Doula, a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and a Holistic Bodywork Practitioner. She also offers rental services of Birth Pools and Elle TENS units. Rylie completed her training as a Birth Doula through DONA International, is a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through Full Circle Placenta Training and attended Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage and is a Certified Holistic Bodywork Practitioner.
Sue is the Chief Executive Mom or Raspberry Kids, a local Vancouver lifestyle store that carries fresh, healthy & fun products for children and families. Sue has been "belly to baby" three times and her very own Raspberry Kids are aged 9, 7 and 17 months. They keep her on her toes and also help out by being fantastic product testers. Sue is often seen on the side of a soccer field or driving around town in her logo wrapped Raspberry Mobile. If you see said vehicle, don't hesitate to say hello!