Now more than ever it’s up to parents to seek out social support and help — but what happens, when all of our movements and contacts are restricted? When grandparents can’t come over to help out, or when neighbours don’t stop by for a cup of coffee?
The challenges of parenting can undoubtedly feel overwhelming, and even more so in a pandemic. That’s why Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo #BBTE is bringing the experts to you in the comfort of your own home at the debut, #BBTE Virtual on July 4 & 5, 2020.
With a line-up of trusted professionals leading insightful & informative discussions on what parenting looks like in our new reality, the all-day expert series helps you navigate these uncharted waters.
Now is your chance to seek expert advice – at no charge at all
From sleep consultants and prenatal educators to registered dieticians #BBTE Virtual helps you connect with experts in the world of bump, baby and toddler.
Registered Dietitian Maude Perreault helps you feel confident introducing solid foods to your baby, by sharing her two best tips. Although most babies are ready to eat solids around six months of age, follow your baby’s signs of readiness like being able to hold his head, having a good neck control, and having lost the tongue-thrust reflex. When ready, start with iron-rich foods regardless of if you are following a baby-led weaning approach or a traditional spoon-fed purées approach. Iron-rich foods include meat, eggs, fish, seafood, beans and legumes, tofu, enriched baby cereals, to name a few. Iron is an essential nutrient to support baby’s rapid growth and prevent lasting brain development complications.
For more food-related tips, tune in to Maude’s virtual talk on July 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Find a forum Parents may find it helpful to discuss their experiences with other parents. In addition to seeking help from friends, relatives, neighbours, and medical professionals, the #BBTE community is dedicated to sharing problems, stories, and tips with you.
Sara Warren will be sharing some of her favourite tips, tricks and strategies for turning everyday things into springboards for fun. She is a Writer & Creative Director specializing in kids, and family entertainment whose love for family-friendly fun turned into the successful brand, Travels with Tots. Sara’s candid approach to family fun and her real and actionable suggestions for fun activities is what her 100K Instagram followers have come to rely on when preparing to travel with their kids or looking to turn an ordinary day into a new fun experience. Sara recommends checking your cupboards before you buy anything; you might already have what you need. And before you recycle it see if you can create with it: Egg Cartons, Cardboard Boxes & Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls are the base for so many great activities.
For more fun at-home tips, tune in to Sara’s virtual talk on July 4 at 10 a.m
The #BBTCommmunity is here to help you. Register early and plan your day!
Schedule – Saturday, July 4, 2020
- 9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Expert Lounge [Everything You Wanted to Know About Pregnancy]- LIVE Q&A with #BBTExperts
- 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
DIY Fun at Home [Sara Warren, Creative Director for @TravelsWithTots]
- 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Comforting Touch for Baby – [Margaret Wallis-Duffy, Health & Wellness Advocate at Wallis for Wellness]
- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Preparing for Baby & Sleep – [Debbie Fazio, Parenting Coach and CEO of Precious Moments Babeez]
- 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Expert Lounge [Parenting in a Pandemic] – LIVE Q&A
- 12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Homeschooling 101 – [Kelly Farrell, Director & Progressive Childhood Educator for Oak Learners]
- 1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Introducing Solids to Your Baby – [Maude Perreault, DCN, Registered Nutritionist for Family & Co. Nutrition]
- 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Pregnancy + Infant Loss [Melissa, Rainbow Baby Mama & Founder of Josiah & Co]
- 2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Angry Parent & Mental Health – [Michelle McVittie, Child life Specialist: Mom the Manager]
- 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Power to Choose, Where You Deliver and Who Supports You! [Virginia Collins – Prenatal Educator at Precious Moments Babeez]
- 4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
What To Expect When Expecting During A Pandemic [Hamilton Doulas
Register early and plan your day!