On a Mission
Babies & Bumps began ten years ago in 2013, with a mission to bring together new and soon-to-be parents, and connect them to valuable information and resources. We designed these events to help attendees create the best lives possible for themselves and their families… and to have a lot of fun in the process. From the first event in Rochester, NY, Babies & Bumps has grown to include 12 cities, from Charlotte to Kansas City to Cleveland. And in our 2023 season, we’ll host more in-person events than any other series in the country. We’re excited to see everyone this year!
How It Started
Monica Infante founded Babies & Bumps after becoming a mother in 2012… and an experience with birth, breastfeeding, and becoming a parent that was a far cry from what she’d dreamed of. But her relationships with other new parents led to the birth of B&B… and a much different (informed and empowered!) experience with her second baby in 2014.
We love to partner with individuals and organizations that share our values and empower parents to make the best decisions for their families through education, resources, and practical demonstrations. Follow the link to learn more about exhibitor packages, sponsorships, our influencer and ambassador programs, and more.
We believe information + connections = empowerment. Every parent deserves the chance to the pregnancy, birth, and life with their baby they desire.MONICA INFANTE / BABIES & BUMPS
Frequently Asked Questions
Babies & Bumps began in 2013 as an annual event in Rochester, NY, designed to help new and soon-to-be parents feel confident about navigating pregnancy, labor and birth, life with a baby, and (new!) parenthood. Since then, our footprint has grown to include Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.
We also incorporated virtual events throughout the year to serve parents nationwide. We believe that information and connections lead to empowerment for new parents. Every aspect of our events and resources is devoted to supporting parents through their parenting journey.
Monica Infante, mother of two, is the founder and president of Babies & Bumps. As a marketing professional pre-B&B, Monica ran marketing departments at two healthcare systems and organized large-scale corporate events like fundraisers, galas, and product launches. She also leads a small firm that has offered fractional CMO (marketing) services to non-profits and mission-driven organizations since 2003. Starting Babies & Bumps was the perfect marriage of her professional expertise and passion.
Our small-but-mighty team produces and promotes twelve annual Babies & Bumps events (with more to come!).
Here are cities and dates for our annual in-person events in 2023:
Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pittsburgh Marriott North
Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cleveland Marriott East
Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac
Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Embassy Suites Charlotte Ayrsley
Kansas City, MO
Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cincinnati Marriott North
Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
St. Louis, MO
Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing
Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hilton Columbus Easton
Visit our in-person events page to learn more and for links to tickets when they’re available! We also have a variety of virtual events to choose from, many of which are complimentary.
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