Featured Seminars

11:30-12:00 – Pregnancy, Health, and Wellness
Well-regarded experts offer insights and advice on pregnancy, birth, baby, and wellness.


Melissa Gonzalez, LCCE, CD (DONA), Mesa Birth, Lamaze International
Dr. Daniel Weissbluth, Weissbluth Pediatrics
Hillary Scharmann, Founder, Doula & Perinatal Educator, HEART Birth & Baby
Dr. Diane Holmes, Medical Director, Lurie Children’s Primary Care – Town & Country Pediatrics (Saturday)
Dr. Damian McGee, Health System Clinician in Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care (Sunday)

12:00-12:45 – Keynote Speaker

The BabyGuy Jamie Grayson—Ask Me ANYTHING
Back by popular demand, BabyGuy Jamie Grayson will share his insights and humor in an Ask Me Anything Session with emphasis on strollers, car seats and car seat safety, crib mattresses, breast pumps, baby carriers, and more! Come prepared with your questions and let this Gear expert guide you to the right choice.

12:45-1:15 – Breastfeeding and Sleep Advice from the Experts

For most moms, there is nothing more top-of-mind than breastfeeding and sleep! Join experts Shari Criso (Nurse-Midwife & Lactation Consultant) and Rebecca Michi (Children’s Sleep Consultant) for their popular “Breast-Sleeping Q&A” and get your questions answered!

1:15-1:45 – 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 when helping a new child sleep through the night!

1:45-2:15 – Expert Safety Panel – What Every Parent Needs to Know About Protecting Their Baby

Our panel of safety experts will discuss the critical items all parents must be aware of to keep their baby safe. From pre-natal to toddler, this panel will cover issues of car seat, stroller, sleep, swim, and household safety. This is information you need to know!


Daniella Brown, Safety Advocate, UPPAbaby
John Lonergan, Co-Founder and CEO, Big Blue Swim
Additional Panelists TBA

2:15-3:00– Getting Back to You

After baby arrives, everyone focuses on taking care of baby: But who’s taking care of Mom & Dad? How do they find life balance in their new role as parents?


Lauren Barth, Editorial Director, MomTrends Media (Saturday)
Eirene Heidelberger, President and Founder, GIT Mom
Eric Bennion, Social Media Manager, Chicago City Dads Group
Julie Burt Nichols, The Wizard, Twiniversity