The Greater Lansing Baby Fair

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

Events & Attractions

There are so many fun things happening! Look below for workshops (times in RED!)

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

Daddy Den

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
2:45 –   Replay pony tail, donut bun/regular bun
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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