Seminar Agenda Saturday



Saturday’s opening ceremonies begin at 9:45am, with the Baby Show officially opening at 10am. Attendees are welcome to come to the opening ceremonies, which will be kicked off with the help of honorary parent ambassador and Chicago Baby cover star, Chicago restaurateur, Iron Chef, and amazing mom Stephanie Izard. Our sponsors: BabyCenter, The Bump, Canon USA, DK Publishing, Seventh Generation, and Motherly will also join us. Our charitable partners, GOOD+ Foundation and Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, will also be on hand.


11:30am-12pm – The Parental Guidance Panel of Experts

We have assembled some of the most followed and highly respected leaders in baby advice and guidance. Led by the BabyGuy Jamie Grayson, this panel of experts—including pregnancy & birth expert, Shari Criso, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC, feeding expert Dawn Winkelmann, M.S., CCC-SLP, and babywearing expert Alex Kaslowitz, TBC—will cover the spectrum on products and expert advice for parents, Rebecca Michi, Children’s Sleep Expert – all things sleep related.
Brought to you with support from Crane, Sage Spoonfuls, Ezpz, Rachel’s Remedy, and Love to Dream.

12-12:30pm – 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 for helping a new child sleep through the night!

12:30-1:15pm – Keynote Speaker—The BabyGuy Jamie Grayson—On What You Really Need To Know About Shopping For Baby

With insight and humor, the beloved baby gear expert tells all about strollers, car seats and car seat safety, crib mattresses, breast pumps, baby carriers, and more!

1:15-1:45pm – Child’s Play: Simple Tips for Photographing Children

Learn to photograph your baby’s first year milestones with Sherry Hagerman, president of Allusion Photography. Brought to you by Canon USA.

1:45-2:15pm – Breastfeeding Q&A With Shari Criso & Jamie Grayson

The co-hosts of a popular monthly online show about breastfeeding address your questions with their trademark insight and humor. Criso brings 25 years of experience as a nurse, midwife, lactation consultant, and Evenflo Feeding’s national spokesperson and expert to helps moms reach their personal breastfeeding and pumping goals. Grayson, the legendary baby gear expert, has also worked at a noted child birth support and education center to support new and expecting parents.

2:15-2:45pm – Special Closing Act: The Journey From Pregnancy To New Parenthood

Well-regarded hometown experts offer insights and advice on bump, birth, baby, and beyond. Moderated by
Alina Slotnick, co-founder, MamaTribe Chicago
Eric Bennion, Blog Editor/Social Media Manager, City Dads Group
Nicole Feliciano, CEO & founder, MomTrends Media
Jill Simonian, Author of The FAB Mom’s Guide &
Diana Spalding, Birth Expert and Digital Education Editor, Motherly
Dr. Rebecca Unger, M.D., F.A.A.P, Northwestern Children’s Practice

Don’t Miss Our Family Trial Classes.  These sessions are specially developed to give new and expectant parents and the kiddies both fun and education.

Saturday – Trial Classes Schedule

11:00 am Language Stars

12:00 pm Merry Music Makers

2:00 pm Fit4Mom

3:00 pm Musical Magic

For more of Saturday’s programming, click here!






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