FAQs

What is Babies & Bumps?

Babies & Bumps began in 2013 as an annual event in Rochester, NY designed to help mothers feel confident about navigating pregnancy, labor & delivery, having an infant, and becoming a mother. Since then, the event has grown along with our online presence, and in 2019 we will have five events in five cities.  We connect new & soon-to-be parents to organizations and resources that support their growing families.

Who's behind the company?

Monica Infante, mother of two (5 and 3), owns, produces, and promotes Babies & Bumps. Throughout the year, she’s supported by a small-but-mighty team of designers, copywriters, and prep-staff, and on event days, there are 15-20 staff members who are dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for attendees and exhibitors alike. As a marketing professional pre-B&B, Monica consulted with small businesses and non-profits, ran marketing departments at two healthcare systems, and organized a number of large-scale corporate events like fundraisers, galas, and product launches. Starting Babies & Bumps was the perfect marriage of her professional expertise and passion. She takes a lot of pride in helping moms & babies and the organizations that serve them.

What are your 2019 dates & locations?

The 7th annual event in our hometown, Rochester, NY, will be held on May 11th! We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree Rochester. Our 4th event in Buffalo will be on August 10th at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara. Our 6th annual event in Pittsburgh will be held on September 21st. And our 3rd annual events will be held in Columbus on June 15th and Cleveland on September 14th.

How do I become an exhibitor or sponsor?

Thank you for your interest! Please fill out this form and Monica will get in touch as soon as registration opens for the event/s you select. Phone calls may seem a bit “old school,” but it gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and brainstorm together about your involvement. We have both packages and a la carte options available, and do our best to offer options for every budget! Special rates are also offered to qualifying Mom & Baby Market vendors and non-profits.

Which organizations do your raffles benefit?

We select local non-profits that benefit moms and/or babies, and 100% of raffle ticket sales are donated after the event; 40 items are typically donated for the raffles. If you’re not participating in the event, but would like to donate a prize, please write to us at info@babies-and-bumps.com.

How can I connect with Babies & Bumps throughout the year?

You can sign up for our newsletter, check out our blog, or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram). We feature content that’s geared towards families in our four markets, as well as “global” information that’s pertinent to any new or soon-to-be parent.

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