LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County will host the Livingston County Baby Fair for expectant and new parents on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. This free event is set from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA), located at 1425 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell.
“This is such a fantastic event,” said Holly Naylor, LACASA’s CAP Council coordinator. “There are door prizes and raffle prizes, free snacks, and opportunities to connect with organizations in Livingston County that support families. People just can’t believe how many resources are available in our community for new parents.”
The Baby Fair will feature informational tables hosted by pediatricians, parent support groups, parenting education specialists, libraries, and vendors. Four educational workshops will be held: Postpartum Concerns at 9:45 a.m., Infant Crying and the Period of PURPLE Crying Program at 10:15 a.m., Talking is Teaching at 10:45 a.m. and Pre & Post-Natal Fitness at 11:15 a.m.
Attendees will earn one “Happy Baby” raffle ticket for each table they visit and five raffle ticket for each educational workshop they attend. Past prizes for the Happy Baby Raffle have included strollers, wagons, car seats, infant care supply bundles, and toys. Raffle tickets will be collected until 11:50 a.m., and the drawing will be held at noon.
“This is a family-friendly event and older siblings are encouraged to attend,” said Naylor. “They will receive a small gift of their own and parents can take a free “Ages & Stages Questionnaire” to check on their older children’s developmental progress.”