At Pediatrics East, we’re passionate about providing you with the latest tools and resources to keep your whole family happy, healthy, and safe. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the 2018 Mid South Kids & Baby Expo at Agricenter International.
This annual event is now in its 15th year and offers a great opportunity for new parents and experienced moms and dads alike to learn new tips and tricks, see the latest trends, and technology that keep your family safe, shop for unique items, and win great prizes.
The 2018 Mid South Baby & Kids Expo will take place on Saturday, April 21. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
1. Breastfeeding Education
Whether you’re a new mom or a mom of four, it may be worth visiting the breastfeeding education area, where local experts will be ready to answer your questions and provide information on how to get started and how to stay motivated. Representatives from the Memphis Area Lactation Consultants Association, Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition, and area hospitals will also be providing plenty of resources for moms at any stage of the breastfeeding journey. If you’re currently breastfeeding or have a little one, stop by the nursing and diaper-changing station hosted by the Memphis Moms Blog. While you’re there, be sure to enter the drawing for free breastfeeding items, including nursing pillows and other accessories.
2. Tips on How to Keep Your Child Safe
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers alike will want to stop by the Child Safety Zone to learn more about how to keep children safe at home, in the car, and elsewhere. Live demonstrations on how to properly install car seats and home safety devices will be given by local experts. The Brian Callies Foundation and Ministries will also provide free identification cards for children with photos and fingerprints, as well as free gun locks and information on how to set up an emergency healthcare folder for your little ones. Special door prizes, including car seats, pack and plays, and safety items will be given away, so make sure to stop by and enter the drawing!
Visitors to the Mid South Baby & Kids Expo will have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items not sold in stores, including clothing, accessories, tools, and more. Don’t miss the Children’s Fashion Show sponsored by Summer Kids and the Baby Wearing Show sponsored by Baby Wearing International of Memphis to see the latest clothing trends for kids.
4. Visit with Industry Experts
Industry experts and professionals from local hospitals, clinics, schools, and other organizations will be available to answer questions, offer samples, share resources and guides, and give away prizes. More than 35 vendors are scheduled to attend this year’s event. A few of the organizations scheduled to attend include: A Step Ahead Foundation Baptist Children’s Hospital Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Books From Birth Children’s Dental Center Doulas of Memphis Lasting Expressions Portraits Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis Children’s Clinic Memphis Parent Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Mid South SafeKids Pediatric Dental Pediatrics East Regional One Health The Goddard School The Little Gym
5. Relax (Without the Kids)
Drop the kids off in the Kids Zone and head over to the Mom’s Relaxation Station to unwind. Conquer your cravings with ice cream and dill pickles from Prairie Farms Dairy, while learning about relaxation techniques with DoTerra essential oils. Get pampered at the LimeLight by Alcone station and learn more about their chemical-free skincare line which features all the cosmetic and skin care products busy moms need to stay looking beautiful while juggling babies and toddlers. In the Kids Zone, Baptist Children’s Hospital will host a Teddy Bear Clinic for injured plush friends in need of medical attention. Other fun activities like face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, and visits from beloved characters will be provided for kids of all ages.
2018 Mid South Kids & Baby Expo
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10 AM - 3 PM
Admission: $5 for adults | Kids 12 and under Free