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, June 15th 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 9:45AM. 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 can 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 lanyard on, and you can also re-enter if you need to step out for a bit. *Must be present to win grand prizes (drawing at 2PM)!

Is re-entry permitted?

Yes — just keep your lanyard and wristband on!

Are there food and beverage options?

Iced water is available in our event space. Healthful snacks like fruit, granola bars, and yogurt are available for purchase from the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center. Their on-site restaurant, the Ohio Dining Room, is also available if you’re looking for a heartier meal.We will be offering complimentary snacks for kids, too.

How do the educational sessions 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. 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 at the close of the event (2PM). We’ll also text anyone who isn’t present when numbers are called; all prizes must be claimed 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 parents and children.

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, however, cannot accommodate strollers, but there is a complimentary stroller check available. A changing table is also available and there is a private room for nursing and/or pumping (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.