We (Cece and I) started off the day with a Family Yoga session presented by Our Family Yoga. It was a great way to start the day. I realized that yoga can be done together as a family and in the home. The quote that I took away from this session was "Be OK with the chaos and embrace the chaos. You can do yoga in a family way." Kristina showed us different poses you can do with a baby, and or while pregnant. In my case, I had my daughter do the poses as best she could right along with everyone else.
Another Workshop that we went to was all about play! Ms. Ashley showed us many, hands on activities that can be done with little ones under 5. One of my favorites were the sensory things that she had. She had a few different sensory stations and the kids would rotate when the song changed. Sensory stations included:
- Pom Poms
- Long beads
- Jingle Bells
- Water Beads (so awesome)
Onto the Exhibits!
Then there were ALL of the exhibits. My first stop, the Babywearing Lounge. I was able to get a little one-on-one lesson from Angelique Geehan. She is a certified babywearing educator, presented at the Babywearing 101 class and was a huge help. I'm very new to wrapping, and she came to the rescue. She worked with me on my rucksack carry and before I knew it, Cece was asleep!!
- 20-60 Lbs!
- 18" wide and 19.5" tall
- Comparable to the toddler Tula but has a more contoured seat
- Has a pocket too!
*Hopefully I'll be making a purchase soon for a full review.
Something I did end up purchasing was a set of child dishes made by Re Play. All of their dishes are made from recycled milk jugs. Also to note, they are BPA free and FDA approved. A local company to Winter Park, Florida, these are made in the U.S. Cece loved the sippy cup (we used it right away after washing it out) and I will be ordering some more snack packs. They stack/attach together for easy travel. Not only does their site have their products but a Blog section that has crafts, recipes, and DIY projects. I love that this company is more then it's product, but an informative and fun experience for families.
I should have arranged this better, but MommyCon takes a lot out of you and I couldn't wait to open all of the new products when I got home. It was like my own personal baby shower.
- Babyganics Sunscreen
- Munchkin Latch bottle
- Milk Daze nursing pads
- Evenflow advanced disposable nursing pads
- Cane organic lip balm
BIG thank you to Amelia for giving us an inside look at Mommy-Con Orlando! Stop by and visit Amelia at Running on Family, Food, & Fun, and follow her journey to becoming a family of 4 and so much more! If Amelia's got your dying to attend Mommy-Con, check out the list of future events. You can also get $5 off your ticket with the code MAINELYMAMA15.
Thanks as always for stopping by!