What is MommyCon?
MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting. MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. They advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Their mission is to create a community of support, acceptance and non-judgement for parents journeying through parenthood.
What do I need to know?
WHAT TO BRING: Yourself, your bump, your baby and even your kindergartner! They plan around the growing family and offer a changing room, plush nursing area and even a play area. Children 16 years of age and under are free to attend with a paying adult. There is no limit to the number of children you may bring.
STROLLER POLICY: They recommend that you leave the stroller at home. If this is not an option, please be mindful of crawling children and do not block the aisles. They will have a stroller check, but are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
DONATIONS: They have teamed up with Share the Love for cloth diaper donations and The Carrying On Project for baby carrier donations. Both of these organizations take new and used items to give to families in need. Share the Love provides cloth diapers to families who could not otherwise afford them, and the Carrying On Project provides baby carriers to military families.
What else should I see in Vancouver?
Vancouver, BC is an incredible city for families! Since I live in Seattle, my family heads up to Vancouver frequently to eat and play. Find out about my suggestions of what to do/see in my posts 4 Days in Vancouver with a Toddler Itinerary, Downtown Vancouver from Above and by Sea, Day Trip to Squamish, BC, Braving the Capilano Suspension Bridge with a Toddler, and Exploring Stanley Park with a Toddler.
You could also head over to Victoria, which is stunning in the summer! There are ferries from Vancouver. Some ideas can be found in my posts Ultimate Babymoon in Victoria, BC, Babymooning at the Fairmont Empress, Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Afternoon Tea at Abkhazi Garden, and the Royal BC Museum.
Our family also enjoys exploring Richmond, BC, which is known for their Chinese restaurants. We have spent entire weekends up there eating our way through Richmond. They also have Chinese shopping centers with yummy bakeries and clothing stores. And they have a large Daiso store that’s always a lot of fun to explore!
If you’d like to attend, be sure to use my Discount Code: Marcieinmommyland17 for $5 off General Admission or Expectant Parent tickets. Enjoy!