Local Pregnancy Expo April 3 at Clock Tower Resort
The Children’s Place and Motherhood Maternity will showcase their spring and summer lines of clothing during the upcoming Pregnancy Expo: Birth, Baby & Beyond. The event will be held Sunday, April 3, at the Clock Tower Resort, 7801 E. State St. in Rockford.
“We are pleased to have two nationally-recognized companies agree to showcase their wares during the Pregnancy Expo. The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, and Motherhood is one of the world’s leading maternity apparel brands,” said Kimberly Buchanan, co-owner of Eventus. “Having both stores featured means moms-to-be are guaranteed fresh ideas for their spring and summer wardrobes, plus they’ll get an up-close look at what’s coming this summer for the little ones as well as the big boys and girls in their lives.”
Throughout the day, families can enjoy various exhibitors who will showcase products and services for expectant parents and young families. There will also be a series of half-hour information sessions where speakers will offer new and expectant parents all they need to know to start them off in the right direction, as well as a wealth of information for those who are already raising children. Participants are encouraged to come with questions.
The schedule is: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Exhibits open; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Information sessions; 4 p.m., Runway Fashion Show. Free make-your-own sundae bar for kids starts at noon. Admission is $5 per person. Children 16 years of age and younger get in free. Information sessions are free with admission. Free gift bags will go to the first 500 attendees, and drawings will be held throughout the day.
All information sessions are 30 minutes long. Sessions are: 10 a.m.–Potty Training and Breastfeeding 101; 11 a.m.–Positive Discipline and Childhood Obesity; 12 p.m.–Gestational Diabetes and Safe Sleeping for Baby; 1 p.m.–Breastfeeding–Getting Off to a Good Start, and Bullying and Peer Relationships; 2 p.m.–Feeling Better During Pregnancy and Separation and Stranger Anxiety; 3 p.m.–Potty Training and A Good Birth Experience.
From the March 30-April 5, 2011, issue
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