FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know whether this event is right for me?

Toddlers & Tykes is for parents who have kids between 2 and 5 years old. We also see a lot of grandparents, caregivers, and friends.

When and where will the event be held?

Saturday, August 11th from 10AM to 2PM at the DoubleTree Rochester. 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.

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 DoubleTree Rochester. Their on-site restaurant, Bistro 252, serves breakfast until 10:30AM and the Atrium Lounge serves lunch starting at 11AM, in case you’re looking for a heartier meal. Please note that hot beverages (e.g. coffee, tea) will not be served at the event, nor will they be permitted to be brought in. A lot of babies and kids will be there, so this is for safety/liability reasons.

How do the seminars & workshops work?

We’ll provide a detailed schedule of seminars & workshops 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. 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 parents and/or babies.

Can I bring my kids?

This is a conference-style event for parents; there is no child care available and there is no entertainment for kids. Children aren’t prohibited, they just may be bored 🙂 Babies in carriers/slings are welcome, but the venue cannot accommodate strollers. There is a private room for mothers to nurse or pump (or just take a breather). While the nursing lounge provides a comfy place for moms and babies, please note that our entire venue is breastfeeding friendly!

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.