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.
Bellies to Babies Celebration is proud to support the following charity: The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Basics for Babies Program. In lieu of admission, donations of monies and baby supplies will be accepted at time at registration.
Car Seat Recycling
Drop off your old and expired car seats, booster and infant seat at the Bellies to Babies Celebration tradeshow for recycling. Keep your used car seat out of the landfill. Car seats can be conveniently dropped off outside the tradeshow venue prior to attending. To date B2B has recycled over 250 car seats! Sponsored in partnership with WCS Recycling. Monetary dontations will be accepted to cover the cost of this recycling program.
- Admission by donation for Basics for Babies
- One lucky attendee will be win our Grand Prize $1500 in prizes
- 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 Cutest Baby Photo Contest
- Extensive Range of Exhibitors
- Community Resources & Support Networks
- Workshops by “Baby Experts”
- Free Parking
|11:00 AM • 4:00 PM||Celebration Begins|
|11:30 AM • 12:30 AM||Sponsor Recognition|
|12:00 PM • 12:30 PM||Dental Care for Babies & Toddlers|
|12:30 PM • 1:00 PM||What to Expect After Having Your Baby: From Cuddles to Breastfeeding|
|1:00 PM • 1:30 PM||How to Organize Your Kids in Four Easy Steps|
|1:30 PM • 2:00 PM||Sweet Dreams: Getting Your Baby or Toddler to Sleep|
|2:00 PM • 2:15 PM||New Daddy & Mommy Trivia / Door Prizes|
|2:15 PM • 2:45 PM||Going Green: Clothing Diapering 101|
|2:45 PM • 3:15 PM||Babywearing: Your Guide To Success|
|3:15 PM • 3:30 PM||Rookie Dads Bootcamp|
|3:30 PM • 4:00 PM||Top 10 Awesome Products for New Parents|
|4:00 PM • 4:15 PM||Thank You & TJ’s Kid Door Prize Draw|
Rowena is the founder of Getting It Together - Professional Organizing company. With over 25+ years of experience and expertise she is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, speaker and coach/trainer. She has a natural ability to harness and teach others the best practices for getting – and staying – organized.
Dr. Anita Gartner is a Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and has been dedicated to continually improve the standard of care delivered to her patients. Dr. Gartner has met the requirements as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been a member of a number of dental and medical professional organizations and has volunteered on professional boards in the Evergreen Pediatric Dental Study Club (Seattle, Washington), B.C. Pediatric Dentist Society and the Audit Committee of B.C. Children's Hospital. She has participated in joint clinical studies with graduate students and post doctoral students from the Department of Oral Health and Psychology at the University of British Columbia and Public Health at the University of Washington.
Hanneke is a registered nurse with a masters degree. Since becoming a nurse, Hanneke has developed a passion for maternity care, especially supporting and educating parents before and after their baby is born. She has taught thousands of people prenatal classes, and has worked with many new families. Hanneke has a 5 year old daughter and a 6 month old baby boy. In addition to her clinical expertise, Hanneke brings her personal experience to her practice.
Jennifer is the founder of Sleepdreams Sleep Professionals Inc and is a university instructor who has presented at several national conferences on sleep and is involved in sleep research. She has worked professionally in paediatrics for children and infants since 1996. Her educational credentials include an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia, a Master of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Science at the University of British Columbia. She has also taken course credits as a breast feeding counsellor and specializes in sensory processing to help children get to sleep and stay asleep.
Natalie is a mother of two young boys and the owner family-run, online-based retail store based out of Maple Ridge. Lagoon Baby specializes in cloth diapers and natural parenting supplies. They carry a great selection of Canadian made cloth diaper brands, well-known brands, hard to find brands, and are also proud to offer products made by work at-home moms. Natalie is a proud cloth diaper mom who has successfully cloth diapered on her two sons.
Jackie is the owner of Oh Sew Baby, a new and successful babywearing company. She began babywearing 2.5 years ago with her first daughter and quickly recognized the need for locally designed, easily accessible and affordable carriers. With 20 years of sewing experience, a background in civil engineering, and several hundred hand-sewn carriers under her belt, she is uniquely suited to understand and craft a safe and comfortable babywearing experience for you.
Hannah Gutjahr is one of the leaders of BC's largest babywearing group, Babywearing From the Valley To Vancouver, an online-based community that hosts monthly workshops and events focused on keeping your baby close, hands free. She has been babywearing for over 5 years now, and has extensive experience with a variety of carriers and brands. As an active behind the scenes participant in Oh Sew Baby, she provides insight into the ever shifting needs and desires of the babywearing community.
Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine is print & online magazine for young families with kids 0-5 yrs in Vancouver and BC. It's BC's trusted family resource from pregnancy to elementary school. Lara had the opportunity to come board with the magazine 2011 and made the transition –from the daily commute for a management job –to taking on a series of entrepreneurial ventures.