Thank you to all of the local mamas and businesses who came out for our 1st official Bloom!
We had an amazing time hanging out with all of the local new and expecting moms at Bloom. Words can not describe how grateful we are to the moms who allowed us to provide this resource to them and to all of the local businesses who came out to interact with and/or pamper our guests. They say pictures are worth 1000 words, so we are going to let the pictures do the talking in this recap post. However, first we must thank our gracious hosts, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful venue and the baby chicks in the lobby were the perfect addition to our new baby decor!
We also need to recognize our title sponsor for this event, Dayton Children’s Hospital. We truly are so fortunate to have such a tremendous resource here in the Dayton area. A resource that is committed to education and safety as we take on the most important role of our lives – that of being a parent. We are so lucky to have this resource in the goods times and even the bad, should we ever find ourselves in need.
And of course a very huge thank you to Danielle from Chocolate Pudding Moments, our event photographer, whose time and talent are featured in this post!
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.
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.
Dayton Family Massage specializes in fertility, prenatal, infant, and pediatric massage therapy. They are a tremendous resource on the benefits of infant massage on things like sleep/wake behaviors, general body awareness, greater soothe-ability and more!
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!
And a special thank you to Whole Foods Market for the delicious VIP breakfast spread!
From shopping and learning to practicing and creating… guests at Bloom were treated to a wide range of demonstrations and interactions with some of the amazing businesses and resources in the Dayton area. The pictures clearly show you that not only did the guests have a great time, but the vendors did too!
The best part is, you don’t have to have been at Bloom to access the local resources listed below!
General Event Experiences
This diverse group of professionals are eager to take a few steps in the journey of new motherhood with you
(whether it be for the first or fifth time!). They are just as willing to talk with you post-Bloom as they were at the actual event!
Local Photography Talent
Chocolate Pudding Moments :: Event Photographer
Her pictures are amazing right? If she can work this magic with an event, imagine what she can do for your family photos! Personalized cookbooks and hand-drawn coloring books are also included in her offerings.
Amanda D Photography :: Bump Photographer
It was so much fun seeing all the baby and bum pics after the event. Definitely keep Amanda in mind for any official maternity sessions you may desire!
Unique Goods for Sale
Little Bear Handmade :: Custom Baby Goods
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
Ready-to-hang nursery art and more to help make your little one’s nursery complete!
Paper Acorn :: Custom Paper Decor
Make-and-take paper crafts for your home and a variety of other decorations to give your nursery that unique spin you are looking for!
EVER Skincare :: Pregnancy & Post Partum Skin
Botanically derived skincare with safe ingredients for mom and baby!
Usbourne Books and More :: Children’s Books
One-of-a-kind books 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
Make parenthood easier with a live-in nanny!
Star City Music Studios :: Musical Education
Early exposure to music can plan an important role in development! You will have fun too!
Dayton Mothers of Twins Club :: Mom Support
Build community with other moms of multiples.
Fit4Mom :: Postpartum Fitness
Local fitness options which include your little one!
La Leche League of Ohio :: Postpartum Fitness
Breastfeeding support and resources.
Health & Medical Resources
Dayton Children’s :: Safety
Learn about infant and car seat safety as well as take advantage of their numerous resources on growth and development online!
Tender Beginnings :: Doula Services
Looking for comprehensive support with labor & delivery, postpartum support, NICU support, night assistance and more!
Dayton Family Massage :: Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Offers infant, prenatal and family massage to help with overall health and wellbeing!
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
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 earn 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
Swim lessons can start as young as 4 months old. Early exposure can be crucial to water safety and confidence.
**Special thanks to Paper Acorn for providing gorgeous, hand-crafted decor to make this event especially lovely!**
Our VIP guests were treated to a delicious breakfast spread courtesy of Whole Foods.
(Including a DIY yogurt bar – yum!)
Guests were also able to enjoy fresh fruit and veggie trays, thanks to our friends at Costco in Springboro, with sweet breakfast treats provided by Panera Bread.
(Did you know that some Dayton Panera Bread locations now deliver?)
We were thrilled to be able to send one of our guests home with a future trip to the Inn & Spa At Cedar Falls in her future!
If you weren’t at Bloom, or if you were and didn’t win, we encourage you to look into booking some time at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls anyway!
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 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.)