attendees with exhibitors at event


Join us on 5/21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Ayrsley! Our events are key to preparing for pregnancy, birth, and life with a baby. Learn from experts and tap into a world of resources for every situation you’ll face as a new parent. You’ve got this… with a little help from Babies & Bumps. Scroll down for details and tickets!

join us

May 21 – 11am to 4pm

Sponsors & Partners

Naturepedic Baby Logo Cribs for Kids Logo Jamie Grayson Logo Baby Registry Lab Logo Albee Baby Logo

Exhibitors & Vendors

The 360 Method • Baby Registry Lab • Baby Settler (Lindley Cave) • Birth Story Media • Britax • Carolina Legacy Law Group • Charlotte Doula Team • Clishco • Cord Blood Registry • Cribs for Kids • The Couples Academy • Greater Charlotte Pelvic Collaboration • Ideal Moment Photography • Inspire Family Chiropractic • Jovie • Little Legacies Books for Young Readers • Lullaby Earth • The Mama Coach (Kaitlynn Edwards) • Mama Me Time Spa • The Mindful Nursery • MPB Design Co. • Naturepedic • Providence Chiropractic • Raised on Plants • Safe Kids Charlotte-Mecklenburg County • SimpliFed • Skin at Peace • Southern Anchor Newborn Care • Tonya Grimm Photography • WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank

Event Elements

Join us at Babies & Bumps Charlotte 2023, presented by Naturepedic! Our signature events feature a curated collection of local businesses, brands, and non-profits dedicated to serving new and soon-to-be parents. We offer info-packed, expert-led seminars and demonstrations to arm you with resources you never knew you needed. And we’re thrilled to be featuring special guest, Jamie Grayson, at all of our events this year. Add perks like shopping, complimentary activities, and giveaways galore… and there’s nothing like Babies & Bumps!

Brands & Backyard Businesses

Exhibitors & Vendors

We curate the events to showcase organizations — from businesses and brands to healthcare providers and non-profits — that cater to new and soon-to-be parents (and have missions aligned with ours). On event day, guests can connect with brands, learn about local resources, shop, sign up for classes, enter giveaways, and more!

exhibitor and attendee at babies & bumps

Educational Sessions

Seminars & Workshops

There’s a lot to learn! So, we partner with experts to provide classroom-style workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics related to pregnancy and parenting. Want real talk about writing a birth plan, the fourth trimester and postpartum recovery, and baby’s first year of sleep? We’ve got you.

babies & bumps seminar session audience

Educational Sessions

"How-To" Demonstrations

Hands-on learning is where it’s at! These interactive sessions are designed to teach you valuable skills you can take home and put into practice, like infant CPR, breastfeeding positions, and comfort measures for labor. These demos can help you build confidence to handle life with a baby from day one.

demonstration at babies & bumps

Gear & Safety Education

Jamie Grayson's Baby Registry Lab

Visit with baby gear expert and Child Passenger Safety Technician, Jamie Grayson on the exhibitor floor to ask questions and get hands-on demonstrations of a range of baby gear. Then, join Jamie for Baby Registry Lab – a 60-minute session where he’ll walk attendees through products and safety basics in top baby gear categories like car seats, strollers, carriers, and high chairs (and give away prizes!).

Jamie Grayson with High Chairs Cover Photo

Presenting Sponsor


Naturepedic has the only certified organic, breathable, waterproof, and allergy-friendly crib mattresses on the market! Visit their booth on event day to learn more about their mattresses and sleep essentials for the whole family. The first 100 people to stop by will take home a FREE organic cotton onesie, and everyone will have the chance to enter to win a Lullaby Earth Breathe Safe Non-Toxic Crib mattress for baby AND a certified organic Naturepedic pillow for their grown-up! You can also pick up a coupon for 15% OFF site-wide at both and

Naturepedic crib mattress lifestyle photo

The Experience

Activities & Amenities

New and soon-to-be parents need some TLC to enjoy a busy event day. We get it! We offer creature comforts like a feeding lounge — for peace, quiet, nursing, and pumping — as well as a stroller check and a variety of other perks. Guests can also enjoy any number of activities! From babywearing test drives with Q to baby & bump photos with Tonya Grimm Photography to a car seat safety clinic with Safe Kids Charlotte-Mecklenburg, our Charlotte event is designed to make your experience fun and memorable.

couple at babies & bumps selfie station

Icing on the Cake

Giveaways & Giving Back

Thanks to our incredible brand partners, our guests receive lavish gift bags and entry into grand prize drawings (giveaways vary by ticket type). It’s important to us to give back in meaningful ways, so attendees also have a chance to win dozens of prizes generously donated by our sponsors, local business, and brands in our charity raffle. We’ll donate 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales to the WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank!

babies & bumps attendee receiving gift bag


Our expert-led seminars are classroom-style and 30 to 45 minutes long, with the exception of Baby Registry Lab, which is 60 minutes. Seating is first come, first served for all sessions!

download the schedule
Collin Parsons Head Shot

Birth Partner Boot Camp

Collin Parsons, RHS, CD-L, NCS, IFS

Doula Differently

Bri McCoy Head Shot

Breastfeeding & Returning to Work

Bri McCoy, CLC


Jenna Lee Rude + Jake Rude Head Shot

Feeding Your Family through Pregnancy & Parenthood

Jenna Lee Rude + Jake Rude

Raised on Plants

Becca Feeney Head SHot

The First Year of Sleep

Becca Feeney, MSW

The Mindful Nursery

Collin Parsons Head Shot

The Fourth Trimester

Collin Parsons, RHS, CD-L, NCS, IFS

Doula Differently

Jennifer Baalaer and Stephanie Johnston Head Shot

Newborn Care Basics

Jennifer Baalaer, RN, BSN, CD + Stephanie Johnston, RN, CD

What the Bump CLT

Mariana Chen and Larissa Rose Head Shot

Pain Management Options for Labor

Mariana Chen, RN, CD + Larissa Rose, RN, CD

What the Bump CLT

Chris + Sarah Helms Head Shot

Relationship Toolbox for New Parents

Chris + Sarah Helms

The Couples Academy

Andrea Gerdes and Sarah Smith Head Shot

Writing Your Birth Plan

Andrea Gerdes, CD (BAI) + Sarah Smith

Charlotte Doula Team


Our "how-to" demonstrations are designed to teach you a skill you can take home and put into practice! They take place right on the exhibitor floor and are 15 to 30 minutes long.

download the schedule

Breastfeeding Positions

Baby Settler (Lindley Cave)

Comfort Measures in Labor

Doula Differently

Infant CPR

The Mama Coach (Kaitlynn Edwards)

The Pelvic Floor

Greater Charlotte Pelvic Collaboration

Pre- & Postnatal Fitness

The 360 Method

Reading to Baby

Little Legacies Books for Young Readers

Safe Sleep

Cribs for Kids

An awesome community of people who want to feel empowered!



Join us on 5/21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our 2nd annual event in Embassy Suites Charlotte Ayrsley! Click “see more” on the ticket types below for additional information about General and Premium Admission tickets. We can’t wait to see you!

**Use code FLASH25 to save $5 off General Admission and $10 off Premium Admission tickets!!**

Frequently Asked Questions

This event puts you touch with professionals you didn’t even know you needed.


Join the Family

Stay Connected to Babies & Bumps

Sign up to receive our newsletter with exclusive offers, event announcements, giveaways, and other exciting news from Babies & Bumps!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.