• Sarah Nantel


Last year, I invited my pregnant friend to go to the Calgary Baby & Tot Show with me. I thought it would be a great place for her to check out and speak to vendors about products or services that might be of interest to her. She was expecting twins and already had a young toddler. Her and her husband will be out numbered after the twins are born AND they will have 3 kids under 2 years old. I was honestly nervous for her.

When we arrived at the show, we were both pleasantly surprised. The show was busy but not overwhelming. The aisles were extra wide and super helpful for pregnant moms and moms with strollers. The vendors were friendly and took the time to answer questions she had. One fellow spent 20 minutes talking to us about car seat safety. Although she already had one child, it can never hurt to learn about new services and products that will save her time (and sanity.)

While there were plenty of products and services catered for babies, there were also great vendors for older kids. My friend was looking for preschool programs for her older child and was able to speak to a couple of companies there. Although we didn't bring our children with us, we learned we could have kept them entertained as there were musical shows and active stations for kids to participate in.

This year, entertainment included with admission are:

  • Live musical show and Meet & Greet with Toopy and Binoo

  • Special appearances from Disney princesses, Star Wars characters and more

  • Parented play zones such as the Pedalheads Bike Zone and Butterfield Acres Petting Farm

  • Diaper Derby baby races with thousands of dollars in prizing

  • Interactive seminars featuring topics such as Potty Training 101 and Sleep Strategies

Returning to the show is the Charity Diaper Drive supporting Bare Bottoms YYC and the Calgary Food Bank. Attendees who drop off diapers at the show will be entered to win prizes from the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Calaway Park and more.

The Calgary Baby & Tot Show takes place March 25-26, 2017 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park. It is a fun, educational and budget-friendly event for families. You can buy tickets here. If you use the coupon code "CONFETTI20" you can get 20% off your admission ticket. Get it soon because the coupon code is only valid until March 24, 2017.


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