The Greater Lansing Baby Fair

Lansing’s largest event for pregnancy, birth, and beyond

2016 Greater Lansing Baby Fair

The 2016 Greater Lansing Baby Fair was proudly presented by


in partnership with


We deeply appreciate the support of our Sponsors




delta dental logo

MET logo in blue


LGB Logo Lo-Res

Susan Maples logo


Michigan State University – Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Michigan Tobacco Quitline

Pediatric Care of Lansing


David N. Grimshaw, DO PLC

Diapers Unlimited Dydee Service

East Lansing Public Library

Essential Oils from Mother Nature

Goldfish Swim School of Okemos

Liberty Tax of Frandor

Lois Mummaw, Shaklee Independent Distributor

McLaren Greater Lansing

Next Generation Lactation Service

Rassel-Daigneault Family Chiropractic


Alex and Jayde Kids

Apple Blossom Doula

Aux Petits Soins, LLC

Babes In Blossom

Babysteps Lactation Center

Black Breastfeeding Sisterhood – a partnership between Willow Tree Family Center and Strong Start, Healthy Start

Boots & Roots – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

BWI of Lansing

Capital Area District Libraries (CADL)

Climb Out of the Darkness 2016 | Team Lansing – a partnership with Willow Tree Family Center

Cristo Rey Family Health Clinic

Curvaceous Lingerie

Dad’s Group – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Discovery Toys

Eaton RESA

Edward Jones

Expectant Parents Organization (EPO) & Capital Area Baby Cafe

Family Centered Birth Services

Family Outreach Services – an initiative of the Ingham County Health Department

Fit4Mom Meridian Township

Flourishing Families – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Gentle Strength Midwifery

Glorious Enterprises, LLC

Great Lakes Pediatric Associates

Hani C

Hannah’s House


Haslett Child Development Center


HOPING – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Ingham County Clerk’s Office

Ingham County Health Department, Strong Start | Healthy Start

Ingham Great Start Collaborative

Ingham Local Leadership Group

Juice Plus+ and Tower Garden

KerrBear Kids LLC

The Lansing Doula

Lansing Doula Network – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Lansing Moms and Expectant Moms

Las Lengüitas Spanish Immersion

Le’Mae Photography

Lead Prevention Program – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

Lil hearts Preloved boutique

Little Britches & Bow’s

Lords and Lace

LuLaRoe Mint Sky

Lyndsay J. Photography

Makeup by Alina

Maternal Infant Health Program – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

Meridian Massage & Bodywork

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Newborn Screening

Mid-Michigan Babywearers – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank

Mint Sky Photography

Molly Massage with Molly Made

Mother & Earth Baby Boutique

MSU Speech Neurophysiology Lab & National Stuttering Association – Lansing Chapter

Native American Outreach Program – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

New Young

NOCIRC of Michigan

Nurse Family Partnership – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

N-Zo Moments Photography

Office for Young Children – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

Once Upon a Child

Perfectly Posh / Independent Consultant Rhonda Rhines

PleasanTrees – Baby and Babywearing Accessories

Prenatal Yoga With Janet

Primerica, BookMedic Financial Solutions

Pure Haven Essentials

Red Cedar Birth + Botanicals

Registration and Enrollment Assistance Program – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

ReLove Creative Workshop

Shades of Motherhood – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Simply Bliss Spa and Esthetique

Sparrow Medical Group – Holt

Stories on the Move™

Stunning Anna K.

Support Groups of Willow Tree Family Center

The Traveling Tot

TheraB Medical

Thirty-One Gifts – Stephanie McCann Independent Consultant

Usborne Books & More with Jen

Whistle Pig Woodshop

Women’s Health Center – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – an initiative of Ingham County Health Department

Thank you to our media partners



Thank you to our photographers


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2016 Events and Attractions

Main Stage Attractions

10:00AM – DOORS OPEN!!

  • Welcome from Barb Byrum, Ingham County Clerk and Linda Vail, Health Officer at Ingham County Health Department


  • Sponsor Addresses


Stories on the Move™



Early childhood music class with Melissa Sigh from Sigh Studio of Music!



Zumba® with Antonio Cruz from Cruz Control Fitness!



Yoga with Janet from Maha Mamas


All Day Attractions

Check out the following attractions going all day!

  • Rock and Rest – Meet with local breastfeeding support groups at a nursing and diaper changing station!
  • Ma Spa – Get some tips for quick and easy make up for the busy mom from Simply Bliss Spa and Esthetique and Makeup by Alina ! Relax with a quick massage from Meridian Massage and Bodywork and Molly Massage! Shop for cute things for you (and donate to Willow Tree!) with LuLaRoe Mint Sky !
  • Kids Korner – Join the Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) for crafts, a sensory table, story time, and a special visit from Lexi!
    • 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15 Storytime!!!
  • Mid Michigan Babywearers – Meet with leaders from Mid-Michigan Babywearers to learn about safe babywearing, and how to keep your baby close enough to kiss!
    • Babywearing 101 class is running at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30! Stop by to learn about different kinds of carriers and which may be right for you.
  • Healthy Habits – Learn about how to have a healthy pregnancy and strong start for your babe! Join students and faculty from Lansing Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program for Oral Cancer and Exam screenings and information. Learn about tobacco cessation with the Michigan Tobacco Quitline. Meet staff from multiple programs with the Ingham County Health Department.
  • Lansing Doula Network – Meet some of our local doulas and learn all about many different pregnancy and birth-related topics!
    • 10:15 – 10:45 Planning a Healthy Pregnancy with Mother’s Heart Birthing Services
      • Whether you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant soon, come and learn about what you can expect and how to promote a healthy pregnancy. Topics include common discomforts and remedies, how to get the nutrition you and your baby need, and what types of exercises can be done during pregnancy.
    • 11:00 – 11:30 What is a Doula with the Lansing Doula Network
      • Are you pregnant? Thinking of becoming pregnant?Did you know that utilizing a doula during labor is proven to lower the use of unnecessary interventions and improve your satisfaction with your labor experience? Join us to learn more about what a doula is and how a doula could help you meet your birth goals.
    • 11:40 – 12:10 Breastfeeding 101 with Next Generation Lactation Service
      • Have Questions About Breastfeeding? Breastfeeding 101  will explain basic concepts of milk making, early feeding cues, and how to recognize a good latch. With tips on identifying when to seek help and managing the first weeks at home.
    • 12:20 – 12:50 Baby Care Basics with Family Centered Birth Services
      • Do you have questions about how to care for your baby? Would you like some tips on how to get off to the right star? In this class we will cover topics including, but not limited to: *What to expect at the hospital
 * Choosing a Pediatrician
 * Diapering, including cord and circumcision care * 
Baby Cues * 
Sleep Tips
    • 1:00 – 1:30 Homebirth: Not just for Hippies with Red Cedar Birth Services
      • Have you always wondered about what a home birth looked like? Is it all about candles and being on your couch? What about the mess? Come to this mini-session to get the answers to these questions and more. Tour a birth tub, see a midwive’s set up and a really adorable special guest.

Other Attractions

Stop by the following exhibitors, who are generously donating a portion of their proceeds to Willow Tree Family Center as a donation!

11:00AM & 12:00PM – Ingham Great Start presents Parent Cafè!

What are the benefits of being friends with those in your child’s playgroup? What do you want to teach your children about friendship? What gets in the way of asking for the help you need? How do you stay strong and flexible?

Join Ingham Great Start Connect for one or both Parenting Cafè sessions. There is limited seating for 12 parents per session. Engaging activities for kids are provided by Capital Area District Libraries while you engage in conversation about the above questions, and more!

RSVP by April 13 by emailing OR calling 517.203.8937


1:00PMMid Michigan Diaper Bank presents the 5Y DIAPER DASH!

  • Babies birth through 12mo (crawlers only!) will race down a 16x8foot track
  • A coach is on both ends, as a starter and also a coaxer to the finish line! Coaches may use any means necessary to coax their babe but cannot enter the race area.
  • Heats are 2 minutes long
  • All participants receive a ribbon, and fastest three dashers will get a trophy!
  • Make sure you read the documents below for more information
  • Signup using this link! 5Y Diaper Dash Signup

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