Saturday, April 29, 2017
Bryant Conference Center
9AM – 1PM
FREE to Attend
Attention Tuscaloosa and Northport new and expectant parents don’t miss the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Babypalooza Baby & Maternity expo Tour as it stops in West Alabama!
This fun baby and maternity fair will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center.
Babypalooza is FREE to attend.
|What to expect from birth and beyond? The Women’s Center at DCH Regional Medical Center and the Women’s Pavilion at Northport Medical Center will have several departments exhibiting including labor and delivery, lactation services, and women’s health.
DCH Health System Lactation Services
Attendees will learn about the Lactation Department at DCH, which provides breastfeeding support to moms who have recently delivered, including infants in the Well Baby Nursery who are nursing and infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit whose mothers must pump to provide nutrition for their babies.
University of Alabama Child Life Services
The University of Alabama Child Life Services will be on hand to describe their services. Child Life Specialists are available three days a week for patients on the Pediatric Unit, NICU and Emergency Department. Child Life Specialists are certified experts in the field of child development with a unique knowledge of children’s fears, stressors and reaction to hospitalization. At DCH a Certified Child Life Specialist and UA students provide preparation and coping techniques, and emotional support during invasive procedures. They also offer therapeutic play at the bedside and in the playroom.
|BABIES-R-US BABY REGISTRY
We know you want to know about the gear and gadgets too. No worries, Babies-r-Us will be there with all of the latest and greatest products on display. You will be able to see and demo the most popular car seats, strollers, diaper and more. There will also be a nursery design center with cribs, bassinets, and gliders.
You will also be able to start your registry at the Babies-R-Us area and receive a gift bag while supplies last.
|4D MOMMIES ULTRASOUND ON LOCATION
Wait no more. Get your first glimpse of baby or even do your gender reveal at Babypalooza at the 4D Mommies Ultrasound Studio. Special show discounts will be available for image and CD packages. Click here to register for your priority 4D Ultrasound spot. Ultrasound packages start at 50% off at only $50.
|NATURAL PARENTING WORKSHOPS
This area focuses on natural and organic parenting methods and health resources. Connect to local doulas, lactation consultants, babywearing educators, yoga and fitness instructors, and childbirth educators, cloth diaper carriers, and essential oil carriers, and yoga instructors.
|The Babytalk Store
The Affordable Health Care Act breastfeeding benefits contains a provision that requires health insurance providers to cover the cost of breast pumps for new mothers. If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama health insurance, The Babytalk Store will check your coverage and see if you qualify for a free breast pump. For FAQ breast pump questions visit this link http://www.babytalkstore.com/insurance-breastpumps-alabama
The Babytalk Store will also have several breast pumps on display for demonstration, offer on-site bra fitting, and seminars on cloth diapering
|Wraps, Rings, Slings, and Things
The local babywearing club will have a wide variety of carriers for you to demonstrate. Members will be able to help you get fitted and find the carrier that’s best for you and your baby.