Frequently Asked Questions

What if my baby is older, or if this isn’t my first baby…is this event still for me?

You bet! Babies & Bumps is for anyone who is pregnant or has a child who’s 0-24 months old. Dads and partners are welcome, too! We also see a lot of grandparents, sisters, and friends.

When and where will the event be held?

Saturday, May 12th from 10AM to 2PM in the North Pointe Ballroom (Virginia Building) at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center. Doors open at 10AM, but we strongly encourage you to check in early so you can hit the ground running. Check-in opens at 9:30AM. Parking is free and plentiful.

Where should I park?

Parking is free and plentiful. Here’s a map for your convenience (on page 2). The event will be held in the Virginia Building, so Central Lot is closest…but the East and South Lots are just short walks away.

Should I plan on staying the whole time?

You’re encouraged to spend the whole day, but we’ve planned the event so you could cut it short and still take in a lot of valuable content. You can select whichever demonstrations and activities are most appealing to you. Keep your wristband on, and you can also re-enter if you need to step out for a bit.

Is re-entry permitted?

Yes! Just keep your wristband on. We’ll cut it off and give you your gift bag when you head home for the day.

Are there food and beverage options?

Water, lemonade, and iced tea are on the house; healthful snacks like fruit, granola bars, and yogurt are available for purchase from the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center. An on-site restaurant, the Ohio Dining Room, is also available if you’re looking for a heartier meal. Please note that hot beverages (coffee, tea) will not be served at the event, nor will they be permitted to be brought in. A lot of babies will be there, so this is for safety/liability reasons.

How do the seminars work?

We’ll provide a detailed schedule of seminars and demonstrations in advance of the event so you can plan your day.  Announcements will be made on our website as well as on our Facebook event page. Seminar seating is ample, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. So, if there’s anything that you are committed to seeing, we recommend arriving a few minutes early to get a seat.

How do I purchase tickets for the raffle?

We have tickets available for purchase via cash or credit card at the event. We’ll draw for the prizes and call winning numbers towards the end of the event. We’ll also post the numbers in case anyone isn’t present when numbers are called. Prizes must be claimed by the end of the event and taken by 3PM. We usually have about 40 donated items/packages in the raffle, and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to a to-be-determined local organization that serves new mothers and/or babies.

Can I bring my kids?

You can absolutely bring your baby if he or she is in your arms or in a carrier; we see a lot of babies at our events! The venue cannot, however, cannot accommodate strollers. A changing table is available, and there is a private room for nursing (or just taking a breather, if you or your baby need one). While the nursing lounge provides a comfy place for moms and babies, please note that our entire venue is breastfeeding friendly! This event is meant for new and expectant parents only, so please leave older children with a caregiver.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite on our website.

I have a question that wasn’t answered here. What should I do?

Send us an email at info@babies-and-bumps.com, or give us a call at 585-244-2040.