The Greater Lansing Baby Fair

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

2018 Greater Lansing Baby Fair

Check out the details from last year’s Greater Lansing Baby Fair!

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 | 11AM – 4PM

LANSING CENTER

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Join us at Greater Lansing’s largest, FREE event for new and expecting parents!  Brought to you by Willow Tree Family Center, in partnership with the Ingham County Health Department, Capital Area District Libraries, and WKAR Family, and our sponsors, the Greater Lansing Baby Fair aims to provide the most comprehensive and FUN event for all things infant and toddler.

 This FREE popular event features demonstrations, speakers, and exhibit booths ranging from car seat safety to infant oral health.  You will meet some of the area’s pediatricians, midwives, doctors, dentists, lactation consultants, preschool teachers, nutritionists, and more! Shop and browse for baby items! There are activities for kids, too!

Last year over 1700 people visited over 150 exhibitors with products, services, and information for new families! The first 250 families will receive a complementary swag bag filled with samples and special offers from the sponsors and exhibitors.  Arrive early and don’t miss out!

Organized with love by volunteers from

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with support from our community partners

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and thanks to the gracious support from our Sponsors

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Aux Petits Soins, French Language Immersion Programs and Cultural Center

Brighter Health Counseling Center

Diapers Unlimited Dydee Service

doTERRA

Essential Oils from Mother Nature

FIT4MOM Meridian Township

Haslett East Lansing Dental Health and Wellness

Joe Morphew State Farm

Kiwanis Club of South Lansing

Liberty Tax of Frandor

McLaren Greater Lansing

MSU Federal Credit Union

Pure Barre Okemos

Total Health Spine and Nutrition


Exhibitors

Abbie Mullins – Childbirth Education & Lactation, LLC

Alex + Jayde | Alex + Jayde Kids

Aux Petits Soins, French Language Immersion Programs and Cultural Center

Babysteps Lactation Center LLC

Beautycounter

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

Blue Cross Complete of Michigan

Brighter Health Counseling Center

Burkett Insurance Agency

Capital Area District Libraries

Cari Wilbur Photography

Celebration! Cinema by Studio C

Child and Family Charities

City Of Lansing-Economic Development and Planning-Development Office

City of Lansing – Office of Financial Empowerment

CODA Music Therapy Services, LLC

Community Mental Health Authority, CEI

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cradle Me Care

Curvaceous Lingerie

Daddy Daughter Hair Factory

Dandy Lion Design Shop

Delta Dental

Delta Township District Library

Diapers Unlimited Dydee Service

Discover Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Discovery Toys

Do1Thing

doTerra

E3 Tupperware

Eaton Great Start

Edward Jones

Effie Alofoje-Carr, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

Essential Oils from Mother Nature

Expectant Parents Organization (EPO)

Fit4Mom Meridian Township

The Firecracker Foundation

Freelance makeup artist (Tori Cowan)

Goldfish Swim School

Haslett East Lansing Dental Health and Wellness

Head Start

Healing Thyme Massage

Helping Women Period

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HOPING – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

iHealth of Michigan, Inc.

Ingham Community Health Center – Women’s Health and Pediatrics

Ingham County Health Department

Ingham County MDHHS – Children’s Foster Care

Ingham Great Start Collaborative

Ingham Great Start Family Coalition

In His Hands Family Chiropractic

Joe Morphew State Farm

Journey – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Keller Williams/Homes by Mary Jo

Kiwanis Club of South Lansing

Lansing Doula Network – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Lansing Fire Department

Lansing Police Department

Lotus Living

LuLaRoe Doretta

Macaroni Kid East Lansing-Okemos-Haslett

McLaren Greater Lansing

MDHHS Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

MDHHS Newborn Screening Follow-Up

Michigan Education Trust

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

Mid-Michigan Diaper Bank

MI Office of Child Support

MIHP – Ingham County Health Department

Modern Woodmen of America

Monica Nelson/Myranda Akin – Child Passenger Safety Technicians

Moore Life Chiropractic Health and Healing

Mother and Earth Baby Boutique

Mother’s Heart Birthing Services

MSU College of Nursing

MSU Federal Credit Union

Naturopathic Doctor – Alexis Ewen/Lamaze Birth Instructor – Hanna Russo

Next Generation Lactation Service

NOCIRC of Michigan

Northwestern Mutual

Norwex

NovaCare Rehabilitation

Nurse Family Partnership – Ingham County Health Department

N-Zo Moments Photography

Pamela Allen – Doula and Family Programs

Peaceful Parenting

Pediatric Care of Lansing

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Precious Relics Jewelry

Potter Park Zoological Society

Primerica

Pumpndo LLC

Pure Barre Okemos

Pure Performance Arts

Rachel E Redmond, LLC

Red Cedar Birth and Botanicals

Redefine Wellness

Sak Saum

Samantha Henry Photography

Sandra McCurdy

Shades of Motherhood – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

Sigh Studio of Music

Soccer Kickers

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Steph Joy Hogan and Thistle + Down Co.

Stories on the Move®

Strong Start, Healthy Start | Maternal Child Health | Ingham County Health Department

Studio A Photography

Sweet Baby Sidney

Support Groups of Willow Tree Family Center

Susan Maples, DDS

Tammy Ramona Photography

Terri Gaiser – First Aid

Thirty-One Gifts

Three Boys, One Girl Boutique

TimeOut Play Cafe

Tiny Tots Designs

Toad and Bean

Total Health Spine and Nutrition

Turning Leaf Behavioral Health Services

Usborne Books

WIC – Ingham County Health Department

Williamston Wellness Chiropractic Spa

Willow Tree Fathers – a branch of Willow Tree Family Center

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Willow Tree Family Center

Events and Attractions

Get in Line!

Attractions start before the fair even begins! Arrive early and be one of the first 250 families to receive a swag bag full of freebies, samples, and coupons! Get registered to win a door prize! While you wait in line, there will be entertainment provided to keep you and your family busy!

Daddy Den

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The Greater Lansing Baby Fair has programming for all! Join local dads from Willow Tree Family Center and more for knowledge, camaraderie, and support. There will be a lounge for Dads to connect and learn.

We are excited to welcome the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory in 2018! WHAT DOES DDHF TEACH? The dad and daughter duos at DDHF are hand picked by staff to teach the basics of hair care and braiding within each of their respective communities. These dad and daughter teams teach classes that go over brushing hair, detangling, maintenance, and basic braids and hair styles that work well to keep hair out of our girls faces all while encouraging a healthy father daughter relationship.
11:30 – Basic Hair tips, washing, conditioning, brushing.  Then basic pony tail
12:15 – Replay the pony tail, basic braid
1:00 –   Replay pony tail, donut bun/regular bun
1:45 –   Replay pony tail, fishtail braid
2:15 –   Replay pony tail,  basic braid
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3:30 –   Replay pony tail, fishtail braid

Healthy Habits

healthy habits poster.jpgLearn many ways to keep your family healthy from babyhood to beyond. Stop by for nutrition and exercise tips, dental health information, and more!

11:30Susan Maples, DDS and the Hands-On Learning Lab™

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The mission of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ is to involve each child in his or her quest towards optimal oral health, total health and nutrition, and to gain a unique exposure to dental health careers. The team from platinum sponsor  Susan Maples, DDS will be on hand to answer your oral health questions!

12:30 – Chef Paul Penny from Blue Cross Complete of Michigan

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Mixing Australian wit and charm with an entrepreneurial flair, Chef Paul Penney has become a prominent fixture in Michigan’s culinary circles. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chef Paul’s formal training includes the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada, the U.S. Personal Chef Institute in Phoenix, AZ, and many other culinary classes and workshops around the country and abroad.

Diamond sponsor Blue Cross Complete of Michigan is excited to bring Chef Paul and his amazing talent to the 2018 Lansing Baby Fair! Join him at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday April 22 for a live cooking demonstration, recipes and samples (while supplies last)!

1:30fit4Mom Meridian Townshop and Stroller Strides®

strollerStroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. Thanks fit4Mom Meridian Townshop for your support and silver sponsorship!

Kids Korner

Join Capital Area District Library for activities, crafts, and hourly story times with some of your favorite characters! Find out more information about CADL and the many resources it can offer your whole family. Also grab your library card, as sign up will be available!

Lansing Doula Network

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Meet the Lansing Doula Network for information, education, and support. The LDN’s goals include creating a network of doulas and providing support through professional development opportunities, helping improve community knowledge of doulas, increasing the number of births attended by doulas in Ingham county and improving birth outcomes in Ingham County.

Stop by throughout the day to learn comfort measure techniques for pregnancy and labor!

Little Learners

Little LearnersAs a new parent, it is easy to forget that you are your child’s first teacher, and learning starts from day one! Stop by and learn how reading, singing, and other simple activities can support optimal development and strong relationships between caregiver and child. Meet experts from Capital Area District Libraries  who will be providing parent information to foster your child’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth!

Main Stage

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Fun, interactive workshops for toddlers and children happening ALL DAY!

11:15 Pure Performance Arts

12:30 Wanda Degen

1:15 Sigh Studio of Music

2:15 McCartney Irish Dance

2:45 Stories on the Move TM

Mid-Michigan Babywearers

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Learn how to bond with your baby, free up your hands, and enjoy safe babywearing with the certified and trained leadership team from Mid-Michigan Babywearers. Become a member today and receive a special discount on your one year membership! MMBW will also be giving away prizes, so make sure you stop by to meet the team!

11:30 Babywearing 101. Curious about wearing your baby? Join us for a class that covers the basics, including types of carriers, how to use them, and reasons to love keeping your babies close enough to kiss!

1:30 Babywearing 101. Curious about wearing your baby? Join us for a class that covers the basics, including types of carriers, how to use them, and reasons to love keeping your babies close enough to kiss!

Rock & Rest

Take a load off, stay a while. Find comfy chairs to feed your baby and a place to change diapers inside the event hall. Local lactation experts from La Leche League of East Lansing, La Leche League Delta Waverly, MI Breastfeeding Network, Baby Cafe, and the Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition will be on hand if you need immediate support.

Safety Central

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There are lots of ways to keep your family safe. Stop by and meet Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) and other local area safety experts including Lansing Fire Department, Lansing Police Department, Do1Thing, and more!

Self Care Space

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Relaxation? We think so! Stop by and meet local massage therapists and estheticians who can show you how to relax in five minutes or less. Zoom by and zone out – you deserve it!

11:30 fit4Mom Meridian Townshop and fit4baby meditation

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