Whether you’re planning on having a baby in the near future, are currently pregnant, or already have a whole brood of littles running around, if you’re going to be in the Bloomington area this weekend, you won’t want to miss this upcoming event! The Baby Fair will be held Sunday, March 2, from 1 pm-4 pm at the Bloomington Convention Center. 


baby fair booth

This event is FREE to the public, AND the first 300 families will get a reusable swag bag full of baby related products and coupons, so you may want to show up early. There will also be some great door prizes, one of which that was donated by The Green Nursery!

The Baby Fair brings together great information and resources to help guide parents from pregnancy through preschool. There will be over 40 exhibitors with booths providing parents with information such as birth services, health and wellness, cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding support, preschools and education, family fun and so much more. 


tgn boothOf course, TGN will be there, so be sure to stop by and say hi! They're changing things up a little bit this year with a more interactive booth. Got questions or looking for more information about cloth diapers? They will be available to talk with you one on one and provide demonstrations. TGN will also have a new toddler-preschool play area set up to entertain your little one. Plus they’ll be handing out in-store coupons, so you definitely won’t want to miss out on those! 


Be sure to check Bloomington Area Birth Services website for more infomation, which includes a detailed schedule of events and a list of all the exhibitors. Throughout the day, there will be live demonstrations and educational seminars. While this event is full of great information for parents, it is also full of FUN for kids.

Scheduled events include: Story time with popular characters from PBS Kids, Fire Safety with Monroe County fire fighter, babwearing demonstrations, live music with Kid Kazooey, a magic show, Dancing for Birth demonstration, Car Seat Safety, Breastfeeding Q & A, and a Healthy Pregnancy seminar. There will also be free events taking place all day long, such as car seat safety checks, face painting, henna painting, pregnant belly painting, and a toddler bouncy house.

You can find more information about Bloomington Area Birth Services and The Baby Fair at bloomingtonbirth.org/babyfair. You can also connect with them on Facebook and join their event page for The Baby Fair, where you can hear all about the items that will be in the swag bags and door prizes.

So be sure to mark your calendar for this Sunday! From the swag and door prizes, to valuable information and resources all under one roof... this is truely a wonderful event for parents and parents-to-be. 



Stephanie Beck is a busy mama of four. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Stephanie started her blog, Apron Strings Attached, because she wanted to share her experiences with raising kids, breastfeeding struggles and success, and cloth diapering. She now enjoys blogging about life in cloth diapers for TGN.