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 $1000.00 to Lussobaby
- First 100 Moms at the show receive a complimentary Diaper bag sponsored by Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine
- Over $3000 in Door Prizes
- Relax in our Mommy Lounge
- Maternity and Baby Fashions
- Enter our Cutest Baby Baby 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||Active Play With Your Baby & Toddler|
|12:30 PM • 1:00 PM||Early Learning: Starting Your Child's Future|
|1:00 PM • 1:30 PM||Getting your Baby & Toddler to Sleep|
|1:30 PM • 2:00 PM||Co-Parenting: Working as a Team!|
|2:00 PM • 2:15 PM||New Daddy & Mommy Trivia / Door Prizes|
|2:15 PM • 2:45 PM||Dental Care for Babies & Toddlers|
|2:45 PM • 3:15 PM||The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation|
|3:15 PM • 3:30 PM||Dad's Diapering Contest|
|3:30 PM • 4:00 PM||Going Green: Cloth Diapering 101 test|
|4:00 PM • 4:15 PM||Winner of the $1000 Shopping Spree|
Certified image consultant, Joyce Lau is the Founder & CEO of Yummy Mummy Makeovers. An expert in personal branding & visual communications, she has worked with professional men and women, as well as business leaders in Vancouver. Yummy Mummy Makeovers came to life when she noticed that all of her clients and friends who were having kids seemed to struggle with the same concerns. They all spoke of post-baby body changes, the need for flexibility and a change in their identity. Taking all of these things into consideration, Joyce expanded her image consulting business and created something special just for moms – fabulous Style Parties focused on empowering moms & embracing personalized style. She not only re-invented the typical "Mom's Night Out", Joyce created a business opportunity that is profitable, flexible and fun. Yummy Mummy Makeovers is now a licensed business that allows moms with an entrepreneurial spirit to redefine their own career. Yummy Mummy Makeovers allow moms to spend time with their children, love what they do, and make a difference all at the same time.
Heather van Mil is the General Manager and Lead Teacher of Gymboree Play & Music of Vancouver & the North Shore. Initially trained as a Montessori Teacher in Ontario with a musical background rooted in the Royal Conservatory of Music, Heather has been working with young children and music for most of her life. Looking for a career change upon her move to Vancouver 6 years ago, she found the perfect combination of her passions with Gymboree, inspiring and teaching parents how to learn from and lead their children to develop their physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills in an fun and safe environment! Adding in Baby Signs training, and ASL experience with her own daughter just followed naturally.
Natacha V. Beim 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 Mastersdegree 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.
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 counselor and specializes in sensory processing to help children get to sleep and stay asleep.
Two Hearts+ founder Parrish Wilson is a change-maker, advocate and lover of love. She believes in the power of family and the fabulous impact that every person can have on our world. She’s on a mission to make families happier and healthier and she knows how to do it: she’s building strong parenting teams that are aligned as partners and loving life. As a team, these parents can lead their family to a life full of adventure and joy. Parrish has spent the past decade working with families as a counselor and group facilitator.
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.
Katie Minder is originally from England but grew up in Bermuda before coming to Canada. She is a mother to four boys and currently lives in Tsawwassen with her husband and two youngest children. Katie believes that those important weeks immediately following birth into new motherhood - be it for the first, second or forth time- should be supported as naturally as possible to ensure a smooth start. Katie is a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist with Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation as well as a Certified Doula through DONA International
Stacey Jackson is the co-owner of Tender Tushies Diaper Company. She and her business partner Rachelle were on the search for a truly affordable cloth diaper. They wanted a cloth diaper that everyone could afford without sacrificing quality. Launching Tender Tushies has allowed them to continue to make connections with mothers and babies and share knowledge of cloth diapering which is what they love to do.