2013 Brooklyn BabyFEST
by Andrew Shilling
May 01, 2013 | 1301 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pictured from left to right are BabyFEST co-producer and co-founder of the parenting blog Motherburg Jessica Morrow-Glorieux, Town Square chairperson and BabyFEST co-producer Susan Anderson, Stokke account manager Cathleen Barker, and Motherburg co-founder Donna Ladd.
Pictured from left to right are BabyFEST co-producer and co-founder of the parenting blog Motherburg Jessica Morrow-Glorieux, Town Square chairperson and BabyFEST co-producer Susan Anderson, Stokke account manager Cathleen Barker, and Motherburg co-founder Donna Ladd.
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All items at the Ikea display were auctioned off at the event. Pictured from left to right are BabyFEST co-producer and co-founder of the parenting blog Motherburg Jessica Morrow-Glorieux, Ikea representative Reena Bolnick, Town Square chairperson and BabyFEST co-producer Susan Anderson, Ikea representative Michael Webb and Motherburg co-founder Donna Ladd.
All items at the Ikea display were auctioned off at the event. Pictured from left to right are BabyFEST co-producer and co-founder of the parenting blog Motherburg Jessica Morrow-Glorieux, Ikea representative Reena Bolnick, Town Square chairperson and BabyFEST co-producer Susan Anderson, Ikea representative Michael Webb and Motherburg co-founder Donna Ladd.
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North Brooklyn’s new and expecting parents came out for the 2013 Brooklyn BabyFEST last weekend at Williamsburg's John Ericsson Middle School.

The school walls were decorated in colorful wallpaper and parents pushed their strollers up and down the aisles for a series of seminars and workshops and to hear from dozens of speakers on raising and caring for their newborn.

Sponsored by Bright Horizons, Stokke, Wee Babe and the YMCA, the festival provided demos on baby wearing, post-pregnancy Pilates, and even a mini rock-and-roll show from Little Rock-its by Frolic!

“We don’t want this to tell parents how to raise their kids, but it is more educational and providing information about services and for questions parents have,” said BabyFEST co-producer Jessica Morrow-Glorieux. “This brings the best people we know to these new parents.”

Morrow-Glorieux and Town Square chairperson Susan Anderson worked towards putting the first BabyFest together for several months, and were both elated to finally watch their hard work come to fruition.

“We’re providing a forum and empowering people with this information,” Anderson said.

Stokke, a company offering dozens of products for new parents, provided a look at some of their newest designs, such as strollers, highchairs and baby carriers.

“It’s been great to actually demonstrate to people,” said Cathleen Barker, Stokke’s Northeast account manager. “The great part about this showing is we’ve had a lot of pregnant mothers coming in and that’s fantastic since we offer so many different products for babies.”

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