Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Your Natural Baby Fair Giveaway *CLOSED*

I recently heard about a great event held in San Diego each year, Your Natural Baby Fair. I am thrilled to attend for the first time and mingle with other like-minded mommas. I did receive two free tickets for the event, as well as a podcast subscription, in exchange for hosting this giveaway. However, I am honestly excited about the fair and was planning on attending anyways. The chance to offer this giveaway is a bonus!

I know many of you aren't in San Diego, but don't worry, we thought of you too. This year there is a live broadcast from the fair by New Mommy Media. It will be like attending the fair right from your own home.

As you know, we use cloth diapers on The First Mate and that opened up the world of natural parenting. This event will be a great resource for parents who want to learn more about natural parenting. That is what appealed to me most about Your Natural Baby Fair. There are a number of speakers discussing various natural parenting issues. As I have mentioned before, I am a researcher and my iPhone has lead me to these names often when searching for answers. I think the words of Dr. Bob Sears have calmed my worried mommy brain more times than I can count.

Penny Simkin, PT
Ms. Baggerly  
Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP
For more information on each speaker, click here.

As a part of this giveaway you can submit a question to ask of one of the three above speakers. The person who submits the question selected to be the best, will have their question asked live!

Here are the giveaway details!

The entrant who had their question chosen as the BEST will receive a free ticket to the fair ($15 value), a podcast subscription to one of the following ($30 value):
Preggie Pals
The Boob Group
Parent Savers

That is in addition to having the question asked LIVE to the speakers.

Don't worry, if your question isn't chosen to be asked live you can still win. 

A RANDOM WINNER will receive two free tickets to this year's Your Natural Baby Fair ($30 value).

Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter form near the end of this post and read the terms & conditions.

This event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about all things supportive for fertility, pregnancy, birth and baby. Whether you are a practitioner, expert, parent or someone interested in learning the most recent trends in health and wellness for you and your family, we will have something worth your while!

  • FREE goodie bags for the first 200 to arrive
  • THREE classrooms filled with educational presentations by local and national experts in the fields of fertility, birth, bonding, health and baby care
  • A room full of vendors, shopping and demonstrations (sign language, food making, chiropractic, kids fitness, music, baby-wearing, cloth diapering and more!)
  • Kids’ entertainment, including face painting, kid’s classes and HULLABALOO!!!
  • ONLINE AUCTION to benefit the Protect our Children NOW and GrassrootsHealth
  • A great event for both practitioners / professionals and families!!
  • ARRIVE EARLY! Our first presenters start at 10:00… doors open at 9:00am… Registration will begin at 8:30am.


When: Saturday April 27th 9am to 4pm
Where: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 1380 Harbor Island Drive

Remember, even if you aren't in San Diego, there is a live broadcast this year so you don't have to miss a thing. 

Your Natural BabyFair partners with local businesses to reinvent the traditional baby fair by focusing awareness on natural supports and holistic health from before your baby is born through childhood. Parents, practitioners, experts and families are welcomed to learn the latest trends of creating a healthy and nurturing environment for the whole family.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker – Dr. Sears, MD FAAP, Author of the newly revised and updated “The Vaccine Book.” Dr. Sears will be speaking on Vaccine Decisions for Pregnant Women, Infants, and Families

Our online and live auction the day of the fair will be benefitting the Protect our Children Now Campaign to demonstrate the results of Vitamin D health for pregnancy and children brought to you by GrassrootsHealth and the DAction Network.

If you would like more information on the speakers I have provided their bios here: Your Natural Baby Fair Speaker Bios
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  1. This question is for Dr. Sears but is very controversial ... Dr. Sears, I want the truth about vaccines. Please give me an honest answer on what your opinion is on the long-term affects of vaccination is? Could there be a link between all of the extreme illnesses and super bugs we are seeing this winter and over-vaccination? What is the truth about the chicken pox potentially causing shingles??

  2. This question is for Ms. Baggerly. Does my son need to take a vitamin d supplement if he is breastfed and I take a daily vitamin d drop? I am also curious about why all of a sudden vitamin d has become such a health concern. When I was pregnant with my first son no one, from my pediatrician and ob to my friends, mentioned the need to take vitamin d. Now, just a couple of years since his birth, I hear many people talking about getting their levels tested, my midwife suggested I take drops, and my second son's pediatrician give us a prescription for a supplement. Honestly, it kind of seems like a fad.


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