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Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms in Dayton

Announcing BLOOM: An Event for New and Expecting Moms!

Saturday, May 20, 2017
VIP Tea 9-10a
Main Event 10a-12:30p

**Please note, the general event does not begin until 10am. Only VIP Ticket holders should arrive early for the 9am VIP Tea.**

Aullwood Audubon Farm and Discovery Center
9101 Frederick Pike
Dayton OH 45414

What is Bloom?

Bloom is an event for new and expecting moms that is geared toward moms who are currently expecting a baby, have had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon.

What makes Bloom unique? We have hand-selected a limited number of vendors to give you an opportunity to have quality interactions with some of the area’s top specialists and resources.
We want you to be encouraged, experience rich learning from local resources, and feel highly valued during your Bloom experience!

**Please Note:: This event is designed for expectant and new mothers. Due to the nature of the event, we request that guests do not bring children unless they can be worn for the duration. There is not room to accommodate strollers at this event.**

We are grateful to Dayton Children’s for their partnership and support of this event.

As Dayton moms, we are so thankful to have the incredible local resource, that is Dayton Children’s, right here in our backyard! No matter if you need emergency care, a surgical consultation, an outpatient clinic visit or more in depth inpatient care, you are guaranteed to find a medical team who is dedicated to quality, comprehensive care which views parents and family as PART of the treatment team.

“Dayton Children’s is one of the quickest & most effective Children’s Hospital care we’ve ever received.”
– Jena S, Local Mom

“We had blood drawn on our newborn to check bilirubin level. They were so good, it was fast, and not stressful at all for postpartum Mom! The staff was great at their jobs but also had incredible “bedside” manner!”
– Audrey M, Local Mom

“Their nursing staff (all their staff really) truly goes above and beyond to make your stay as good as it can be. I always feel like my kids are in great hands there.”
– Pamela K, Local Mom

Click the tabs to learn more about the event!


We have assembled four experts to answer your questions about infant safety, labor and delivery, massage and wellness in pregnancy and beyond, and finding great childcare.

From 9-10a, VIP ticket holders will be able to interact with our experts while in small groups, enjoy a delicious breakfast spread from Whole Foods (can you say DIY Yogurt Bar? Yum!), and take away special VIP swag in their swag bags.

In addition to the main campus and some incredible urgent care centers, Dayton Children’s also recently added a south campus (complete with 24 hour emergency care) to it’s list of top notch facilities around town where your child can receive the quality care he/she deserves! Dayton Children’s is dedicated to providing family-centered care in addition to effectively meeting all of your healthcare needs.

As part of our VIP panel, representatives will be able to talk to you about all of the amazing local services you have at your fingertips should you find yourself in need. In addition, they will be addressing infant and car seat safety, which is something we KNOW new (and experienced) moms ALWAYS have questions about.

Dayton Family Massage specializes in fertility, prenatal, infant, and pediatric massage therapy. They will be available as part of our VIP Tea to engage with our guests about the benefits of infant massage on things like sleep/wake behaviors, general body awareness, greater soothe-ability and more! Following the VIP Tea, they will join the rest of our vendors where they will be available for conversation and to teach our guests some simple infant massage techniques to use at home!

Don’t want to wait until May to access this great local resource? You can call or book an appointment online today!

As a VIP Panelist, Tender Beginnings will be exploring topics such as safe sleep, swaddling and breast feeding. Make sure you bring all of those questions (we know you have been dying to ask) about labor and delivery, postpartum recovery and how to set yourself up for the best success with breast or bottle feeding. You will definitely want to take advantage of this resource!

While your healthcare provider delivers a healthy baby, Tender Beginnings delivers peace-of-mind for growing families, from first pregnancy test to baby’s first birthday. Offering the best in personalized and professional doula support for pregnancy, labor, birth, and the first months postpartum, Tender Beginnings works to make the transition to parenthood a calm, confident experience for you and your family.

Our VIP Panelist, Cultural Care Au Pairs will be on hand to talk with our guests about a number of child care options and which questions you should be asking as you embark on your journey to find the right provider and child care solution for you.

Cultural Care Au Pairs offers childcare you can trust like family. Cultural Care Au Pairs are carefully screened and trained by local staff, and are infant CPR and First Aid certified. Flexible and affordable you set the schedule however you decide, and have help when you need it including mornings, after school, evenings, even weekends!

Exclusive VIP Giveaways

Our VIP guests will get get extra raffle tickets to be used in giveaways exclusive to them or to save to apply toward the general giveaway pool.

Floor Bloom :: Skyward Bundle Floor Pillows

Gathre :: Midi Mat

Snuggle Me :: Co-Sleeping Baby Lounger

General Event Experiences

We have a diverse group of professionals that are eager to take a few steps in the journey of new motherhood with you
(whether it be for the first or fifth time!).

Local Photography Talent

Chocolate Pudding Moments :: Event Photographer
Lending her artistic talents to capture the essence of Bloom. Say hi, if you see her and her camera.
Make sure you also stop by her table as she will be giving away a photo session and a hand made photo coloring book (think adult coloring book, but with your pictures)!

Unique Goods for Sale

Little Bear Handmade :: Custom Baby Goods
Selling bows and bow ties, handmade to compliment (not overwhelm) your little one’s adorable face!

Samorejzme :: Babywearing
Learn about babywearing and try out a variety of carriers!

Meeha Designs :: Custom Decor
Browse ready-to-hang nursery art and make a “Baby is Sleeping” sign!

Paper Acorn :: Custom Paper Decor
Purchase a make-and-take paper craft for your home!
(The first 10 people to purchase a VIP ticket get one for free.)

EVER Skincare :: Pregnancy & Post Partum Skin
Botanically derived skincare with safe ingredients for mom and baby!

Usbourne Books and More :: Children’s Books
Grab a one-of-a-kind book for your little one’s little library!


Northwestern Mutual CFP :: Finance
Budgeting for baby and college planning need-to-know!

Randall Stevenson Attorney :: Wills and Trusts
Here to help with important decisions about your future (and baby’s!).

Cultural Care Au Pair :: Childcare Support
Learn how to make parenthood easier with a live-in nanny!

Star City Music Studios :: Musical Education
Learn about the role early exposure to music can plan in development!

Dayton Mothers of Twins Club :: Mom Support
Build community with other moms of multiples.

Fit4Mom ::  Postpartum Fitness
Learn about local fitness options which include your little one!

Health & Medical Resources

Dayton Children’s :: Safety
Learn about infant and car seat safety!

Tender Beginnings :: Doula Services
Learn relaxation techniques for labor & tips for soothing baby!

Dayton Family Massage :: Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Learn some simple infant massage techniques to implement in your home!

Holistic Health Helpers :: Essential Oils
Learn the ins and outs of healthy use of essential oils for your baby (and you!).

Fully Alive Chiropractic :: Chiropractic Care
Posture analysis and muscle response testing, plus find out how chiropractic can make your pregnancy more enjoyable! 

Dayton Doulas :: Doula & Post-Partum Support
Learn labor techniques and breathing techniques that help with contractions!

Operation Peaceful Slumber :: Safe Sleep
Learn about safe sleep techniques and take home your own box*!
*Boxes will be provided to any mom who shows an electronic certificate of completion for Baby Box University
(Ohio takes 10-15 minutes)!

Goldfish Swim School :: Swim Safety
Learn basic techniques for water safety at home with your little one!


**Special thanks to Paper Acorn for providing gorgeous, hand-crafted decor that will make this especially lovely!**


Whole Foods :: VIP Tea Breakfast
Baked goods and a yogurt bar (yum!)

Costco :: Snacks
Fresh bakery cookies and pre-packaged snacks to enjoy on-site or take with you!

Stay tuned to our Bloom event page and follow along as more details are added!


One lucky mama, at Bloom, will win an amazing BABYMOON getaway courtesy of our friends at Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls! {Valued at over $700}

Spend time with your loved one before your new bundle of joy arrives! Discover “gifts for all” as you enter your cozy cottage and delight in two nights of uninterrupted time together. Let your nose guide you by the aromas wafting from the restaurant where you will be served dinner on one evening and breakfast is offered both mornings. A lazy stroll down the path on the beautiful grounds takes you to the spa for your couples massage. Your Babymoon includes two nights, two breakfasts,a $50 dinner voucher, two massages and “gifts”.

This sounds amazing right? What if you aren’t the lucky winner? This babymoon package is available to purchase as well for $754. (Additional fees apply for holidays and upgrades.)

And we will let you in on a little secret… this uninterrupted time away is equally amazing AFTER that little one has arrived! (Maybe even more so… because well… sleep.)

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 State Route 374 Logan, Ohio 43138
Phone: (740)-569-5015
[email protected]


In addition to the giveaways that vendors will be doing at their tables, we’ve secured great giveaways from great sponsors!

All the guests at Bloom will have the chance to win!

Grand Prize

Cedar Inn and Falls Babymoon Getaway

and more….

LILLEbaby Carrier Gift Set

Pediped Shoes

MAM Feeding Gift Set

Angelcare Bath Support

Gathre Highchair Mat

Princess Awesome 6 & 9 Month Bodysuit and Matching Headband

ergoPouch Coccoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag & Sleep Suit Bag

3 Mile Mom $50 Gift Card

Sassy Toys Gift Basket

Covered Goods Nursing Cover

Mila Christina Cashmere for Baby

Inchbug Gift Card and My Drinky Container

Kendra Scott Jewelry

Silikids Gift Basket

and we are adding more every week!


All VIP guests will automatically receive a VIP swag bag while general admission ticket-holders may choose between a swag ticket or a non-swag ticket.

We highly recommend a swag ticket, because the bag itself is adorable, but it’s even better when filled with free products and samples from our sponsors!

The Bath Witch
Bath Teas

Triple Paste (VIP Only)
Diaper Cream

Hello Little Monsters (VIP Only)
Reusable Baby Food Pouches

Paper Acorn (1st 10 VIP Tickets Only)
Make and Take Bird Box Craft Kit

“Dream Big Little One” Nursery Print
A gift from Dayton Moms Blog to you!

Centerville Pediatric Dentistry
Baby Oral Care Swag

Winter-Friere Photography
Tea Bags with Honey and Coupon for Photo Session

Milk Storage Bag

Pics Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Sample

Panera Bread
Coupon for FREE delivery or a FREE soup, salad, or sandwich!

Nocciolata (VIP Only)
Hazelnut Spread Sample 

4 oz bottle


Bath Bomb Fizzle
Shower Steamer

Be sure to grab this awesome swag from our vendors on-site!

Holistic Health Helpers
Make-and-Take Essential Oil Rollers


We are working to add to this list every day, so stay tuned for more to come!

Help us help our fellow Moms in Need!

At Bloom, we will be collecting diapers to benefit our non-profit sponsor “No Child Wet Behind” and the Diaper Drive to help eliminate diaper need in southwest Ohio.

Guests who bring and donate a package of diapers will be given TWO extra raffle tickets to be used in any of our giveaways at Bloom.

Want to do more to help the cause? 

Join Doulas of Cincinnati and Q102 for the inaugural Cincinnati “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive, 5k and 1 mile family fun run to help eliminate diaper need in southwest Ohio. Diaper Drive runs from Mar 20 – May 20; 5k and 1 mile family fun run hosted at Winton Woods Park on Saturday, May 20, at 9am. This is a day full of having fun and doing good – perfect for kids and adults alike! 

Not a runner? You can make a donation HERE as well!

Winton Woods Park
10246 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
9am (5K), 10am (1M FamilyFun Run)
Registration and details HERE.


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