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Live & Learn Stage

The Live & Learn Stage takes a hands on approach, so you'll come away feeling knowledgeable and confident about each topic!

 

Brandon Andrews

Choosing The Right Car Seat

Brandon Andrews is the Assistant Store Manager for buybuyBABY. He has worked in the baby industry for almost 10 years specializing in strollers and car seats. 


His passion is to inform and educate new parents so they can make the best choices for their families on juvenile products. He recognizes that choosing the right car seat can be an overwhelming and daunting task. He enjoys taking the time to give parents the confidence to make informed decisions when it comes to car seats and strollers.


 


 

Stephan Baldomar

Choosing The Right Car Seat

Stephan Baldomar is an Assistant Store Manager for buybuyBABY.  He has worked in the baby industry for almost 10 years and is very well versed in product knowledge of baby items. His passion is to guide new parents so they can release the stress of making decisions and focus on the joyous journey of having a baby. 

He recognizes that choosing the right car seat can be an overwhelming and daunting task and he enjoys taking the time to educate. His patience to answer any questions that parents may have gives them the confidence to make informed decisions when it comes to car seats and strollers.

 

Valerie Wood, ERT

Infant & Child Choking - Learn What To Do When Every Second Counts

"Learn what to do when every second counts"

President & Founder of ERT – Emergency Response Training & ERT - Emergency Response Teams, Valerie Wood will guide you through what to do when every second counts.

Canadian Red Cross Instructor, Emergency Medical Responder and mom (ages 6, 7, 16, & 19,) Valerie knows far too well how fast life can change and why knowing what to do can make all the difference. 

 

Lisa Canning

10 Time Saving Strategies for Busy Moms

The juggle is real! Between diapers, laundry, dishes and playdates (don't even mention exercise or time for a date night!), the list of priorities a mom juggles is often long. In this dynamic workshop, Lisa Canning, entrepreneur and mom of 7, shares her top ten strategies for saving time so you can do "all the things" and even have a little time left over for yourself, as well. 

Lisa Canning is a parenting, interior design and lifestyle expert. For the last ten years, she has balanced running multiple businesses with her growing family of seven children ages nine and under.

In her soon-to-be released book, The Possibility Mom: How to be a Great Mom and Pursue Your Dreams at the Same Time, she shares her philosophy on work-life balance, motivation, and daily habits that deliver results. Lisa believes that while motherhood is hard, it doesn't have to be hard all the time.

Learn more about Lisa's time saving, parenting and productivity strategies at lisacanning.ca 

Lisa Canning Speaker Spotlight

Are you a tired mom longing for more me time? Ever wanted to start your own business, but have no idea how to do it with small kids at home? Do you desire to re-enter the work force, but feel like you have been in a "mom-rut" for too long you have no idea what your passions are anymore? Do you work outside the home and are desperate for some sanity and time management hacks? Lisa Canning can help. Mom of 7 children, Lisa Canning has built her 6-figure interior design business while raising children at the same time. She has learned hard lessons in regards to time management, self-care and managing mom-guilt, and will coach you on how to follow your passions and meet your goals, but not at the expense of your family.

Sign up for Lisa's Mini Sessions here: bit.ly/lisababytimecoachingnovember

 

Briana Santoro & Esther Epp

Introducing Solids: Signs of Readiness, Feeding Schedules and Optimizing Nutrients in First Foods & Most Important Prenatal Nutrition Strategies To Grow A Healthy Baby

Briana Santoro and Esther Epp are co-founders of Superfood Babies, where they provide health conscious moms with best-in-class supplements and expert nutrition advice, for pre-conception to early childhood. 

Briana Santoro is a Certified Nutritionist, leading health and wellness speaker, and the author of the #1 Best Selling cookbook Get Naked In The Kitchen – Healthy Recipes That Are Proud To Bare It All.

Esther Epp is a Certified Nutritionist, a Registered Kinesiologist, public speaker, and she teaches at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.

Both Esther and Briana live in Toronto, they each have 2 kids, and they love to get messy in the kitchen.

Schedule:

Friday @ 3:30pm: Introducing solids: signs of readiness, feeding schedules and optimizing nutrients in first foods  - Briana Santoro & Esther Epp, Superfood Babies

Saturday @ 2:30pm: Most important prenatal nutrition strategies to grow a healthy baby - Briana Santoro & Esther Epp, Superfood Babies

Sunday @ 3:30pm: Introducing solids: signs of readiness, feeding schedules and optimizing nutrients in first foods  - Briana Santoro & Esther Epp, Superfood Babies

 

Sharon Shakespeare

An Introduction to Cloth Diapering

Learn how to easily cloth diaper your baby in 2018. With pins and plastic pants a thing of the past, Sharon Shakespeare owner of Pumpkin & Pickle will show you how easy it can be to lessen your child's environmental footprint. 


 


 


 


 

Samantha Montpetit-Huynh

Your Abs, Your Core and Your Pelvic Floor - A Simple Guide To Keeping It Together During Pregnancy, After Birth and Throughout Motherhood

Samantha Montpetit-Huynh is the mother of two beautiful girls, a pre and postnatal core and pelvic floor rehab coach with over 15 years in the industry and helps moms re-connect, feel strong and love their bodies again at samcoretrainer.com

Samantha is also one of the co-founders of Bellies Inc., the creators of the AB Tank Complete System, the most comprehensive, holistic system that combines restorative exercises and abdominal wrapping to help women build core confidence from pregnancy through motherhood.

Samantha is known extensively in her field and has appeared on Breakfast Television, CTV News, Canada AM, CHCH and Rogers Daytime. She was also the resident fitness expert on the Marilyn Denis Show, a national award winning lifestyle show across Canada, from 2013-2017.

Samantha Montpetit-Huynh Speaker Spotlight

On Sunday November 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., visit Sam at the Speaker Spotlight, booth 268 (across from the Live & Learn Stage)

 

Angela Grant Buechner

How to prepare for Labour and Birth:

Angela Grant Buechner, BA, BScN, RN, IBCLC
Owner, Nutmeg Consulting


Learn the Top 10 things you can do to make your experience less stressful and more manageable, even when birth is so unpredictable!


In her session, Angela will go over the top 10 things that you CAN plan for when preparing for Labour and Birth. She will cover things to take to the hospital or to have ready for homebirth.

Angela will also cover things to have ready to survive the first few weeks of the newborn phase, and how to get off to a good start with breastfeeding.

Highlights include tips of the things that she hears most from her clients that they were so glad they knew, and what others always say they wish someone had told them ahead of time!  

 

Shawn Goldmintz

Swimming with Your Baby: Tips, Tricks and Questions to Ask

Get ready for your first magical underwater journey with Shawn Goldmintz, President of Water Babies Canada, the Canadian branch of the world’s largest private baby swim school.


Swimming with your baby is an incredible activity that can have all kinds of benefits when done safely and professionally. 

Its great for promoting bonding, including tons of skin to skin contact and two way communication. Swimming also promotes physical, emotional and intellectual development. Above all, swimming with your baby should be a relaxing, safe and fun experience for both you and baby.

There is so much to consider before you get in the pool, it can all seem a little overwhelming.  Not to worry, we are here to help!

We will cover a wide range of topics to help you get ready for your first dip. When is the right age to start? What kind of pools are safe for my baby? What about health and vaccinations? Do we take lessons or just go for a swim? What do we wear? What if I cant swim?

Come and learn from our expertise and experience so you and your little one can have an incredible, valuable, relaxing and fun time in the water.

 

Yolanda Guitar

Safe Sleep for Infants

Yolanda Guitar of the Canadian Infant Safe Sleep Project will be on stage discussing best practices and tips for safe sleep for infants.


Yolanda delivers workshops and presentations addressing SIDS and Safe Sleep for infants. She targets a wide variety of audiences such as; new and expectant mothers, childcare providers, educators such as public health and hospital staff. She has provided training to all Catholic Children's Aid Society staff and foster parents throughout the Toronto district. She has made many television appearances including appearing with the Chief Coroner of Ontario to educate viewers and listeners all about safe sleep.

Yolanda was on the advisory panel with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario to create Best Practice Guidelines for safe sleep in maternity wards. She will be sharing the highlights of the guidelines in her seminar.

Yolanda has hosted a series of webinars for Health Canada First Nations communities in Ontario; these webinars are used in training front line staff for various reserves and birthing centres.

Yolanda was a panel member for a webinar with the Ontario Children’s Aid Society. The webinar will be used across Ontario for training of staff on the importance of safe sleep.Yolanda has gained the admiration and respect of healthcare professionals across the province and is recognized as an expert in the field of infant safe sleep.Yolanda delivers workshops and presentations addressing SIDS and Safe Sleep for infants. She targets a wide variety of audiences such as; new and expectant mothers, childcare providers, educators such as public health and hospital staff. She has provided training to all Catholic Children's Aid Society staff and foster parents throughout the Toronto district. She has made many television appearances including appearing with the Chief Coroner of Ontario to educate viewers and listeners all about safe sleep.

Yolanda was on the advisory panel with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario to create Best Practice Guidelines for safe sleep in maternity wards. She will be sharing the highlights of the guidelines in her seminar.
Yolanda has hosted a series of webinars for Health Canada First Nations communities in Ontario; these webinars are used in training front line staff for various reserves and birthing centres.

Yolanda was a panel member for a webinar with the Ontario Children’s Aid Society. The webinar will be used across Ontario for training of staff on the importance of safe sleep.Yolanda has gained the admiration and respect of healthcare professionals across the province and is recognized as an expert in the field of infant safe sleep.

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Show location

The International Centre, Hall 1

6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

(905) 361-2677

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Friday April 26 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday April 27 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday April 28 10am - 6pm

Admission

  • Adults (13+) $17.00
  • Grandparents $10.00
  • Children 12 and under FREE

About us

Toronto's ORIGINAL and MUST ATTEND Baby and Toddler Show happens
November 16 - 18 at The International Centre. This Baby Show has EVERYTHING to do with pregnancy, birth, baby toddler shop, try, buy and learn with over 200 brands and a daily line up of experts who will answer all your questions

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