Then there are the vendors!! So many wonderful vendors come from all over Houston and the surrounding areas to offer their services. Some vendors have supplies you can buy right at their booths, others offer discounts for when you visit their store later. Many vendors have freebies, giveaways and raffles, and baby stuff for you to try out. I'll be honest - the vendors are personally my favorite part of the B.I.R.T.H. fair ;-)
At Noon, we celebrate the physicians in the community who help support healthier mother & baby maternity care. Following the awards, there is a fashion show! The models are families from the community wearing clothing from various local stores as well as cloth diaper apparel and sometimes babywearing gear. The children have such a great time being a part of the fashion show! You can tell they know they're doing something very important!
Oh, and did I mention that all of the B.I.R.T.H. Fair events are FREE!?! Yup! 100% FREE!! So if you are pregnant, new mama, old mama, small family, large family, or even just thinking about having a family, this fair is for YOU! Come out and meet the members in your birthing community! It is a wonderful time to find the support you need for your pregnancy, babies, and children of all ages! Also, don't forget to stop by and see me at the Music Garden booth - I'll be helping out there this year!
New to babywearing? Please join Angelique Geehan and Mary Puryear Potee at 11 a.m. for "Baby Carriers and Slings 101." This orientation will cover the benefits of using cloth slings, major types of carriers, how to select a good carrier for your family (including basic safety points), and where to find help as your family's babywearing needs change.
Please feel free to spread the word!" - from my friend's Facebook page :-)
Extras! - This is a 3 day event!
Friday, October 5, 2012
United Way - 50 Waugh Dr. - Houston
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - CPR - FREE - register at firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00 am to 9:45 am - Circumcision
9:45 am to 10:30 am - Placenta Encapsulation
10:30 am to 11:15 am - Abdominal Scar healing
11:15 am to 12:00 pm - Acupuncture
Sunday, October 7, 2012
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 1827 W. Alabama
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Birth Trauma & Your Baby's Brain - Pauline Dillard
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Birth of a Father - Patrick Houser