What is Babies & Bumps?

Babies & Bumps began in 2013 as an annual event in Rochester, NY designed to help mothers feel confident about navigating pregnancy, labor & delivery, having an infant, and becoming a mother. Since then, the event has grown along with our online presence, and in 2018 we will have seven events in five cities.  We connect new & soon-to-be parents to organizations and resources that support their growing families.

Who's behind the company?

Monica Infante, mother of two (5 and 3), owns, produces, and promotes Babies & Bumps and Toddlers & Tykes. Throughout the year, she’s supported by a small-but-mighty team of designers, copywriters, and prep-staff, and on event days, there are 15-20 staff members who are dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for attendees and exhibitors alike. As a marketing professional pre-B&B, Monica consulted with small businesses and non-profits, ran marketing departments at two healthcare systems, and organized a number of large-scale corporate events like fundraisers, galas, and product launches. Starting Babies & Bumps and Toddlers & Tykes was the perfect marriage of her professional expertise and passion. She takes a lot of pride in helping moms & babies and the organizations that serve them.

What are your 2018 dates & locations?

The 6th annual event in our hometown, Rochester, NY, will be held on April 7th, and the 2nd annual Toddlers & Tykes, an event for parents with kids between 2 and 5 years old, will be held on August 11th! We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree Rochester for both of these events. Our 3nd event in Buffalo will be on July 14th at a new venue (Buffalo Marriott Niagara). Our 3rd and 4th events in Pittsburgh will be held in Cranberry on April 14th and in the South Hills on August 4th. And our 2nd annual events will be held in Columbus on May 12th and Cleveland on June 23rd.

How do I become an exhibitor or sponsor?

Thank you for your interest! Please fill out this form and Monica will get in touch as soon as registration opens for the event/s you select. Phone calls may seem a bit “old school,” but it gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and brainstorm together about your involvement. We have both packages and a la carte options available, and do our best to offer options for every budget! Special rates are also offered to qualifying Mom & Baby Market vendors and non-profits.

Which organizations do your raffles benefit?

We select local non-profits that benefit moms and/or babies, and 100% of raffle ticket sales are donated after the event; 40 items are typically donated for the raffles. If you’re not participating in the event, but would like to donate a prize, please write to us at info@babies-and-bumps.com.

How can I connect with Babies & Bumps throughout the year?

You can sign up for our newsletter, check out our blog, or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram). We feature content that’s geared towards families in our four markets, as well as “global” information that’s pertinent to any new or soon-to-be parent.

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