Beaumont Health System hosts baby fairs for new and expecting parents

3/11/2014

Beaumont is hosting its annual baby fairs in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy. With funds provided by Children's Miracle Network, the Beaumont baby fairs will provide new and expecting parents free information, product demonstrations, activities and tours of the family birthing centers.

The Beaumont baby fairs will be held Saturdays, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the following:

  • April 5 at Barnes Early Childhood Center,20090 Morningside Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods;
  • April 12 at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, south tower concourse, 3601 West 13 Mile Road;
  • April 26 at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, 44201 Dequindre Road. There is no cost to attend.

Attendees can learn about Beaumont's birthing centers, get information on newborn health, postnatal care and parenting concerns.

“This marks our 13th year hosting the baby fairs,” says Deanna Robb, director of Beaumont's Parenting Program. “Every year we look forward to having our experts meet new and expecting parents and share information about the many pre- and postnatal programs Beaumont offers.”

At the fairs, Beaumont experts will offer mini-classes on:

  • how to make baby food
  • relief of choking in infants and children
  • comfort measures in labor
  • infant massage
  • infant care

Informational, interactive displays include: 

  • breast feeding equipment
  • children's toys and clothes
  • libraries and county health departments

For more information, call Beaumont’s Parenting Program at 248-898-3230. No registration is required.

Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America, where 100 percent of the dollars raised in local communities stay to help local children. Beaumont Children's Hospital is a member of the Children's Hospital Association and is the only CMN Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan.

About Beaumont Obstetrics

Beaumont is one of Michigan’s leading providers of birthing services, including prenatal and postnatal care at its private doctors’ offices; state-of-the-art birthing centers and inpatient care in all private rooms at its Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy hospitals; dozens of community education classes on birthing and baby care; and an award-winning Parenting Program. The Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy offer neonatal intensive care for treating high-risk, premature newborns. The Cotton Family Birth Center at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe is Michigan’s only Baby-Friendly®birth center designated by Baby-Friendly USA. Find out more at http://womenshealth.beaumont.edu/obstetrical-services.