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Babypalooza Bazaar 2Date: February 16 & 17, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Venue: Walter Hogan Conference Center, ISO, Ateneo de Manila University, QC campus.

Site: http://www.babypalooza.com.ph

After the SM Baby Company’s Grand Baby Fair 2013 last February 1, 2 and 3, here is another most awaited event for moms and moms to be. Babypalooza is a  bazaar that focuses on items and services for babies, toddlers and expectant moms. It features both pre-loved and brand new premium items from widely trusted local and imported brands and will be sold on-site at negotiable, parent-friendly prices. Babypalooza bazaar had their first event last November 2012 and I was not able to attend it because I was just 2 months postpartum then.

Now, I am so glad that the Babypalooza team scheduled another event and  I definitely do not want to miss it again. Ever since I became a mom, I wanted to experience this kind of event where I would be able to find good deals on baby stuff and most importantly meet other moms like me. How cool is that?

The Babypalooza Bazaar is not your average bazaar where you see the same items from different vendors. Babypalooza offers a unique shopping experience where they practice VPP (Vendor Protection Program). The VPP ensures that items that will be sold by one Babypalooza vendor will not be sold by another. This ensures that buyers will not see the same stuff from several vendors over and over again, making their visit and shopping experience much more fun and worthwhile. Items that will be sold are baby clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. There are also edible products such as organic baby food, pastries, pasta and other food items that will be sold on-site.

Family-friendliness is also another unique feature of this event, certain areas of the venue will be designated as Special Function areas to further ease the usual hassles that parents face when visiting the average bazaar. Air-conditioned areas will be designated for the following: breastfeeding & diaper changing area, children’s play zone and the Daddy Waiting lounge. This is very helpful to breastfeeding moms like me who are always doubtful in going to places where they cannot nurse their baby. Say for example in public places where it is kind of embarrassing to breastfeed. Nursing moms, agree? Moreover, the children’s play zone and Daddy waiting lounge are perfect for the kids and daddies who usually get bored when mommy is shopping. Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.

Enrichment. At the Babypalooza Bazaar, there will also be educational talks from a respected teacher, mom and blogger. Learn to assist your child’s development from Teacher Mariel of The Learning Basket (thelearningbasket.com), from one parent to another.

Mariel is a homeschooling mom of two, Kindermusik educator, and advocate of the idea that “parents are their children’s first and best teacher.” She is also a blogger and the owner of an online shop that specializes in developmental toys and pre-loved children’s books by the best authors and illustrators. She regularly gives talks on early childhood development and homeschooling preschool.

Topics/Schedule:

  • Childhood Happens Once (Play) – Tips on how to enrich playtime with your child.

Feb. 16, 2013 – Rm. 3, 12-1 p.m., Walter Hogan Conference Center, ADMU

  • Childhood Happens Once (Read) – Ways on how to maximize reading sessions with your child.

Feb. 16, 2013 – Rm. 3, 12-1 p.m., Walter Hogan Conference Center, ADMU

*No entrance fees will be charged for these talks but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Limited seating capacity. Email babypalooza.info@gmail.com to reserve your seat. Venue is fully air-conditioned. Free parking and entrance. More bazaar information can be found on http://www.babypalooza.com.ph

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