Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your parenting resources in one place? And to be able to learn about everything from nutrition and green parenting to toilet training and adoption 101? Well, Mommybites does just that. They offer online classes, jobs, nannies, and babysitters — all in one convenient website!
Mommybites will be at the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families comes to Chicagoland. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the Mommybites team, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the Chicago Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Mommybites, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Mommybites connects moms and moms-to-be with parenting resources, education, and support since 2006. We offer free online parenting classes in the form of teleclasses that become podcasts. The classes are on topics ranging from breastfeeding to babywearing to green parenting and healthy eating. We also have an active nanny board where moms recommend their nannies once the families have aged out of needing the nannies. It works because of the mom-to-mom feature and we have hundreds of moms each month posting their nannies.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Mommybites was founded eleven years ago as a company dedicated to education and support for expectant and new moms. Initially, our events were in-person events around Manhattan where a group of moms would have lunch with each other than an expert would speak on a topic like sleep training. The nanny recommendations started soon after that and over time, we moved both of these services online. So we remain true to our mission of educating and supporting moms, though most of it is now online.
What are the most popular and newest services from Mommybites?
We recently relaunched our website to be easier to navigate and expanded our e-commerce boards beyond nanny recommendations to also include babysitters, nanny shares, and mom-jobs.
What sets Mommybites apart in the marketplace?
Mommybites is unique because our moms are incredibly dedicated to education and best parenting practices. The type of mom who will spend 45 minutes on teleclass learning about the latest parenting techniques is really unique. To keep up with our community, we love exposing them to new brands and new experts in New York and nationally.
What can parents expect from Mommybites at the Chicago Baby Show?
At the Chicago Baby Show, we look forward to meeting new moms and sharing with them our upcoming classes. We generally host a fantastic raffle at the Baby Show where moms can sign up for our new classes and at the same time be entered to win something like a Buy Buy Baby gift certificate.
To learn more about Mommybites, check out mommybites.com.