Babypalooza is the place to be for all new, expectant, and hopeful parents from Gulfport, Biloxi, and beyond.
There’s so much to do at Babypalooza. Parents can visit with experts from labor and delivery departments of area hospitals, check out the latest baby items from local children’s boutiques and visit with childcare centers.
BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi
Will offer group educational sessions with registered dieticians at the top of every hour.
Group Educational Sessions
1. Pregnancy Nutrition: Top 5 Do’s & Don’ts presented by Tameka Johnson 10:00 a.m.
2. Introducing Solid Foods to your Baby presented by Brittany Simmons 11:00 a.m.
3. Breastfeeding Basics presented by Tameka Johnson 12:00 p.m.
4. Lose Weight After Baby presented by Brittany Simmons 1:00 p.m.
Individual Coaching Topics (one-on-one)
Tameka Johnson – Nutrition During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Child/Toddler Nutrition
Brittany Simmons – Living Healthy for Busy Families, Weight Loss, and Special Diets
The Birthplace at Memorial Hospital will feature a booth with Board Certified Breastfeeding Lactation Consultants. Memorial will have giveaways and a special Lactation Lounge where mothers can ask questions about breastfeeding or stop by and relax to breastfeed your baby.
Garden Park Hospital
Learn about Safe Sleep for baby and enter to win a pack ‘n play.
Benefits of Breastfeeding, 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, Skin to Skin and Rooming-in. What to expect in the labor process.
Learn the basics of Infant CPR
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Unleash your child’s imagination and creativity with giant blue foam blocks to build..anything. Kids of all ages build with enormous cogs, wheels, spools and tubes to create complicated forts, whimsical castles and vehicles that roll. Imagination Playground stimulates kids’ creativity and inspires them to invent their own ways to play. Unstructured, child-directed play is a critical component of healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development. Unlike toys and games, Imagination Playground blocks don’t dictate to children the way they’re meant to be played.