The Healthy Baby Expo in Oswego, NY evolved from Mother Earth Baby’s participation in the Great Cloth Diaper Change, a competition to achieve the Guinness World Record for number of mom and baby pairs participating in the event. This year, it promises to be bigger than ever with fun and family friendly activities, raffles, door prizes, and over 50 vendors. The Healthy Baby Expo will also feature the 4th Great Cloth Diaper Change with the hopes of beating the world record once again.
“This is a fun family community event ideal for new and expecting moms and for children of all ages with a focus on health and wellness for young children and their families,” said Lisa Emmons, owner of Mother Earth Baby.
There will be activities for little ones to enjoy, including two story times, arts and crafts, and a demo class from Gail’ Lil Dancin Pals. A number of service providers will be at the event to help educate parents about different health and safety issues for children. Relax & Restore Massage Therapy will be offering chair massages for adults, and will be leading a workshop on infant massages and infant breathing emergencies. The Oswego County Sherriff’s Office and the Oswego County Traffic Board will host a child safety seat check to make sure that your child is always safe with you in the car.
“In it’s fourth year, The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families,” Emmons said.
In fact, Mother Earth Baby is expecting over 100 mother and baby pairs to participate in this year’s Great Cloth Diaper Change. The first 100 participants will receive a swag bag full of goodies from local vendors, sponsored by Zink Shirts of Oswego.
For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change visit www.greatclothdiaperchange.com. ***It’s not necessary to currently be using cloth in order to participate in the event. Diapers will be available if you wish to participate and do not own a cloth diaper
The Share the Love Program will be launched and introduced to the Oswego community during this event. This program consists of host sites around the county where volunteers collect cloth diaper donations and distribute them to local families in need. “Reusable cloth diapers can save a family $60-$100 per month, putting this money back into a family’s budget, enabling them to pay for other essentials such as food or bills,” said Emmons. They will soon be seeking donations in the form of cloth diapers and cloth diapering accessories to distribute.
There are still sponsorship and vendor opportunities for this year’s event. For more information on becoming involved in this year’s event please visit the Healthy Baby Expo website at www.healthybabyexpo.com, our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/GCDCOswego or contact Lisa Emmons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa can also be reached at 315-216-4622.