Babies & Bumps is a boutique, conference-style event designed to inform and empower parents with a baby or one on the way. Our signature events feature a curated collection of local businesses, brands, and non-profits dedicated to serving new and soon-to-be parents. We also partner with experts to host 16 info-packed seminars and skill-building demos on topics related to pregnancy and birth, newborns, postpartum recovery, and life with a baby. And we’re thrilled to be featuring Jamie Grayson, CPST to bring you product and safety information on baby gear. Add perks like activities, pop-up shops, gift bags, 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!
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 him 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 a ton of prizes!).
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 foods? We’ve got you.
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 baby wearing, picking the perfect breast pump, and child car seat safety. These demos can help you build confidence to handle life with a baby from day one.
Activities & Amenities
From babywearing test drives to photo booths to chair massages, every event is designed to make your experience fun and memorable. We host all of our events at gorgeous venues with easy access, and parking is always complimentary. You’ll also find a feeding lounge for peace, quiet, nursing, and pumping.
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 businesses, and brands in our charity raffle. We donate 100% of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales to a local, mission-driven organization that serves families or babies.
An awesome community of people who want to feel empowered!JESSICA / COLUMBUS, OH
Cities & Dates
Tickets will be available on a rolling basis throughout the season. Scroll down to sign up for early access and the latest updates!
April 21, 2024
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris
May 5, 2024
Marriott Auburn Hills Pontiac
June 2, 2024
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
June 9, 2024
Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
June 23, 2024
Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing
July 21, 2024
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
July 28, 2024
The Hotel at Avalon
August 11, 2024
Embassy Suites Charlotte / Ayrsley
August 18, 2024
September 15, 2024
October 6, 2024
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
October 27, 2024
Cleveland Marriott East
November 3, 2024
Cincinnati Marriott North
This event puts you touch with professionals you didn’t even know you needed.ERICA / ROCHESTER, NY
Frequently Asked Questions
You bet! Babies & Bumps is for anyone who’s pregnant or has a baby 0-24 months. And yes, of course, dads and partners are always encouraged to join! We also see many grandparents, sisters, friends, etc., who come to support the new and soon-to-be parents in their lives.
If tickets are available, there are links to the ticketing page or event landing page above! You can also sign up for our email list (scroll down) for announcements related to tickets and special offers.
You can absolutely bring your baby if they’re in your arms or a carrier – we see lots of babies at our events! Unfortunately, the venue can’t accommodate strollers, but we offer a complimentary stroller check for our guests. A changing table is also available, and there’s a private room for nursing, pumping, feeding, or just taking a breather if you and your baby need one! While the lounge provides a comfy place for parents and babies, please note that our entire venue is breastfeeding-friendly! This event is meant for adults and babies only, so please plan to leave older children with a caregiver, if possible. We won’t turn you away! But we want to make sure you can get as much out of the event as possible, and the educational format is difficult for young children.
We carefully select venues that accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices, so all are welcome and comfortable. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please reach out to us at email@example.com so we can offer more information or support.
We love to partner with organizations that share our values and empower parents to make the best decisions for their families through education, resources, and practical demonstrations. We’re also always open to collaborations, giving back, and creatively solving problems for the parents we serve. Fill out this form to tell us about yourself and we’ll be in touch ASAP. If you have already worked with us at a previous event, please do NOT fill out the form. Instead, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.