Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

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Indy Baby and Toddler Expo
Everything from Babies to Bellies

October 01, 2009

Teetering tots, voluminous bellies, and sparkling-eyed grandparents are just a few of the people you’ll encounter at Indiana’s biggest maternity, baby and toddler expo, the Indy Baby Expo. The bi-annual event, presented by Bebe Paluzza Productions, is returning to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for another exciting weekend of shopping, education and entertainment.

Each Indy Baby and Toddler Expo has grown in size and excitement. The Expos are now bringing in more than 6,000 attendees, selling out at more than 200 exhibitors, and have sponsors rallying for position. “It’s very exciting,” says Jenn Kampmeier, founder of Bebe Paluzza. “The community has really embraced the Expos.” There is no doubt that Kampmeier’s creativity, drive and knowledge of parenthood, is what makes the Indy Baby and Toddler Expos successful. There is nowhere else in the Midwest where in one single weekend you can shop for baby and toddler goods and services in one stop; attend a Princess Tea Party or Super Hero Party; enter for your chance to win a Diaper Derby or Daddyathon; meet mommy and daddy-preneurs; tailgate and watch football with fellow dads and listen to and keynote speakers discussing the safety, health and management of your child.

“We have some really unique vendors participating in the Expo,“ says Kampmeier. “It was our goal to offer parents a wide variety of products and services, and we have accomplished that.” Exhibitors participating in the Indy Baby and Toddler Expo include Bad Baby Inc, Dads Inc, Lullabelly, No Throw, Squeeze Hugs and many more unique exhibitors and products.

The Indy Baby and Toddler Expo also promotes many “green” exhibitors. One such exhibitor is Freakin’ Billboard. Freakin Billboard, a local company, makes unique one-of-a-kind gifts from recycled highway billboards. “We loved their concept,” said Kampmeier. “It’s creative and unique – exactly what our attendees are looking for.”

The Indy Baby and Toddler Expo is pleased to have a growing list of sponsors that include the Indianapolis Zoo, Indy’s Child, Key Bank, Paradise Bakery & Café, and KinderCare Learning Centers.

The Indy Baby and Toddler Expo takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. For more information, go to www.bebepaluzza.com. The Indy Baby and Toddler Expo is presented by Bebe Paluzza Productions. Based on Indianapolis’ success, Bebe Paluzza will be launching additional baby and toddler expos in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and DeMoines in 2010.