Baby Week: Bump Club & Beyond Chicago

My friend convinced me to attend the Bump Club & Beyond Chicago Expectant Mom's Dinner last month, and I was so glad I did.  Bump Club & Beyond Chicago's founder, Lindsay does a fabulous job with these events.  It's a great outlet to connect with other mom's or mommies-to-be.  And they have great events from their Expectant Mom's Dinner series, to free workout classes at LuLuLemon, to their new mom brunch at Bubbles Academy, and so much more.  If you're pregnant and or recently had a baby and are looking to connect with other mom's I was absolutely recommend checking out the Bump Club Chicago.

Here are my reviews of the two Expectant Mom's Dinners (January - What's Up Doc: Pediatrician Panel, & February -  Breastfeeding) I've attended.
January -  What's Up Doc: Pediatrician Panel:  They had a panel of Pediatricians present to discuss topics from how to choose a pediatrician, what to expect from a pediatrician at the hospital, a timeline of immunizations and doctor’s visits, and newborn care.   There was an informative Q&A session following the presentations by the pediatricians.

February - Breastfeeding: They had the Lactation Partners on hand to discuss breastfeeding.  Everything from how to get started, what to expect from your baby at the hospital, what to expect when you go home, troubleshooting, common issues, and general guidelines.  They also followed up their presentation with a Q&A session. 

Gift Bags aka the Good Stuff:  I love the goodies that the ladies behind the BCBC hand select for us!

January Gift Bag:  Baby Daze planner, Noodle & Boo Sample products (ultimate ointment, body wash, & lotion), baby blanket, Similac bottle, Fit Pregnancy magazine, MAM Anti Colic bottle, MAM pacifier, Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection cream, NapiNol Topical Ointment, and Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

February Gift Bag (see below): Dr. Brown's Anti Colic bottle, Dr. Brown's milk storage bags, Dr. Brown's Hydro Gel soothing pads, MAM Anti Colic bottle, MAM pacifier, KIND healthy grains granola, MilkMakers lactation cookie, MotherLove nipple cream, Bella B Tummy Honey Butter stretch mark cream, Lansinoh baby wipes, I Love Boppy water bottle, Simple Wishes milk storage bags, CleanWell sanitizing & disinfecting wipes, Dr. Nate's natural lip balm, & Howbility Caring for Newborn DVD.

GiveAways: Hello goodies!  If the Baby Swag bags weren't enough, they raffle off some amazing prizes.  Last night, my friend won the Orbit Baby Travel System G2 stroller that retails for well above $800.

From the January Expectant Mom’s Dinner here are some of the featured give aways (see photos below): UPPABaby messa infant car seat, Born Free sterilizing system & bottle warmer, Skip Hop Complete sheet set & versa diaper bag, Journey Bee Travel Crib, Britax Carrier, BOB Revolution Stroller, & Orbit Baby Travel System G2.
How to Join:  Become a VIP member: which allows you to attend one event free, gives you access to great discounts, a $25 gift card to Land of Nod and so much more.  BCBC is almost at 20K Facebook likes, and when they reach it next week, they will be offering a discount code on their VIP membership so watch out for that.  They also have great giveaways that you could win via FB, so if you haven't already done so you can like them here.  You can also just pay to attend events, and they often have free events and webinars.

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