Fall Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo is a lot about Community!

If you are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant, have a little baby snuggled up in your arms right now or just finished chasing a toddler around the produce section of Fortino's, then this is your show but maybe more for reasons you never considered. Sure the Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo has a number of great things for a growing family like, the latest in maternity wear to strollers and cribs. Many parenting experts on site to help answer questions on health, nutrition and safety. Plus, free Santa photos, diaper derbies, goodie bags, prizes and a yummy cafe featuring great snacks, eats and drinks. But there is something even more!!

It’s also about community and maybe most importantly so! Just being together with so many like minded people who are all going through the same emotions and learning curve that all new and growing families go through adds to the experience. You can learn so much from each other. Whether through conversation about new products or services or just observing each other really makes you feel relaxed, balanced and secure. Nothing can be more calming for a frazzled parent than when your toddler decides that now would be a perfect time for a meltdown than being in a place where another mom gives you that wink that she understands or when a dad is changing a really poopy diaper and runs out of wet wipes and another dad just instinctively reaches into his bag and pulls out a stash and hands them to him. Yes that is what community is all about.

Family, learning, shopping, growing, fun is the community that we work hard at nourishing and hope that you feel that sense of belonging and acceptance when you and your family head to the Bump, Baby & Toddler Expo. We would certainly love to see you and your growing family this year and more importantly so would all the other moms and dads. They need you as much as you need them!