The Baby Show: Exploring the Excitement at Vancouver’s Premier Baby Show + PROMO code

{Important note: All ticket sales for The Baby Show are online, there is no box office. Make sure to grab your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment at the door. Save $5 off the general admission ticket price by using our promo code BCMOM5 HERE}

Vancouver families and parents-to-be, get ready to deep dive into the world of all things parenting at this year’s The Baby Show! Coming to Vancouver is the most cherished pregnancy, baby, and early parenting event of the year. Being held at Canada Place on October 28th and 29th, this event is more than just an expo; it’s a celebration of family and a way to build connections with other parents, brands and experts. 

As a mom I can appreciate the joyful chaos of parenthood, and I can’t help but feel excited about this year’s Baby Show. It’s not just a place to shop for adorable baby gear (although there’s plenty of that!), but also a vibrant space to learn, connect, and create lasting memories with your little ones. This year they have a full schedule so you will have so much to do, to learn, to see and to shop for! Let’s take a look at what they have in store for all the amazing families here in B.C. 

Indulge in a World of Fun & Elmo

The Baby Show Elmo & Cookie Monster photo opportunity wall with parents taking photos of their children

Upon entering The Baby Show, you’ll find yourself surrounded by over 100 national and local exhibitors including some of our personal favourites including Revol Cares, Healthy Family Living Vancouver (tell them we said hi!), Baby Go Round and many more, each offering a unique treasure trove of products and services for growing families. But it’s not just about shopping – it’s about engaging experiences and meaningful connections.

There is also going to be a super special guest this year just for the little ones, get those cameras ready! Picture your little one’s eyes lighting up as they come face-to-face with the iconic Elmo and Cookie Monster, sponsored by Webber Naturals. These special meet and greets are scheduled throughout the weekend from 11 am to 3 pm, promising delightful moments for your children and adorable pictures to share with friends and family.

Pamper Yourself at the Massage Area (for real.. don’t miss this!)

Being a parent is a rewarding but often exhausting journey. Pregnancy can take many different tolls on woman’s body and the magic of a massage can help melt away that tension and pain. Take a moment to relax at the Massage Area, courtesy of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Prenatal and postnatal massages not only provide relief but also help improve sleep and reduce fluid retention and swelling. It’s a little slice of heaven amidst the hustle and bustle.

We’ll ignore that my child isn’t little anymore nor am I pregnant, if you spot me getting a free massage, no you didn’t. Seriously though, as someone who works full time in paramedical, the power of a good massage can work wonders for everyone of all ages, definitely make sure to take advantage of this incredible pampering opportunity.

Extensive Educational Seminars by Experts

The Baby Show experts at seminar stage showing people sitting in the audience in front of a screen

One of the many highlights of The Baby Show is the Seminar Stage, where local and national parenting experts share their wisdom. From babyproofing your home to achieving healthy sleep for your baby, these talks cover a variety of topics that every parent can relate to. The speakers are available for question and answer sessions after their talks, making it an interactive and enriching experience for all. Here is a sneak peak on all the speakers you need to check out this year: 

Sara Niblock: Myth Busting – Bounce Back Culture is Out! Sara Niblock, a renowned parenting expert, will debunk common myths surrounding the ‘bounce back culture’ prevalent in society. Dispelling unrealistic expectations, offering a refreshing perspective on embracing the changes and challenges that come with parenthood. 

Missy Morrison Charko: How to Achieve Healthy Sleep for Your Baby Sleep is so important, especially for new parents. Missy Morrison Charko, a sleep consultant with a wealth of experience, will guide parents through the intricacies of establishing healthy sleep patterns for their little ones. Her insights go beyond the basics, offering practical tips and techniques to ensure both babies and parents get the rest they need.

Holly Choi: The safety of your little explorers is paramount, and Holly Choi, an expert in child safety, will provide comprehensive guidance on babyproofing your home. From securing cabinets to choosing the right safety gates, Holly’s talk covers all aspects of creating a secure environment for your child. Gain valuable insights into accident prevention and create a child-friendly space where your little one can thrive. I would be really interested in learning her tips for baby proofing while on the go, one of my biggest challenges was visiting friends and family with a baby when they themselves haven’t baby proofed their own homes. 

Dr. Joyce Johnson, ND: Support your Child’s Immunity – Naturopathic doctor Dr. Joyce Johnson delves into the fascinating world of natural immunity support for children. In an era where immunity is on top of the mind, her talk explores holistic approaches to boost your child’s immune system naturally. Learn about nutrition, lifestyle choices, and supplements that can enhance your child’s resilience against common illnesses. Dr. Johnson’s expertise offers parents valuable tools to support their children’s health and well-being.

Hannah Fairman: Discover the art and science of babywearing with Hannah Fairman, a passionate advocate for this age-old practice. Babywearing not only promotes bonding but also provides practical benefits for both parents and babies. Learn about different types of carriers, proper techniques, and the emotional significance of keeping your little one close. Hannah’s talk is an immersive journey into the world of babywearing, perfect for parents seeking a deeper connection with their infants.

Sara Jonsdottier: From Menstruation to Incontinence Addressing a range of women’s health issues, Sara Jonsdottier’s talk covers the spectrum from menstruation to incontinence. With a focus on postpartum health, Sara provides invaluable insights into the physical changes women experience during and after pregnancy. Her talk is not only informative but also empowering, offering guidance on self-care and seeking necessary support for common health concerns that women face.

The Baby Show guests holding samples and products

Don’t Miss Out on The Baby Show!

From 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday October 28th, 2023 and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday October 29th, 2023, Canada Place’s East Facility, Hall B, will transform into a haven for new and expecting parents, and little tots. General admission tickets for ages 12 and up are $13, child admission (ages 5-11) is $7, and infants aged 0-4 enter for free.

Remember, online ticket purchases are required as there is no box office sales available on location, you can even save $5 off the general admission ticket price by using our promo code BCMOM5 HERE. Also, keep an eye out for the 3,000 door bags, amazing giveaways from select exhibitors, and fantastic full-size samples in the Sample Area. Plus, sign up for The Baby Show Newsletter to stay in the loop about contests and deals that you won’t want to miss.

Pro shows tip for you: Want to skip signing your name/email and phone number on every contest? Print our some labels in advance at home to stick to the contest entries you most want to win! This will save some time, and your hands. There’s going to be a ton of contests! For the door bags, make sure you come early as I suspect these will be gone pretty quickly as they sound pretty enticing!

The Baby Show isn’t just an event; it’s a community. It’s where parents come together, share stories, learn, laugh, make connections and grow. So, mark your calendars and get ready for a weekend filled with lots of laughter, learning, and love at The Baby Show – where families flourish and memories are made. See you there!

Tara Jensen
Tara is a parenting influencer based on the West Coast. With her full time career in health care, she focuses on green living, healthy family choices and encouraging families to live a fabulously frugal lifestyle. She lives on coffee, cuddles and post-its, generally in that order. When she isn’t working, she can be found outdoors exploring beautiful British Columbia with her family.