For $5, today's side deal gets you a ticket to the Chicago Baby & Toddler Expo, which will take place on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. The first 50 moms through the door will receive a gift bag full of $500 worth of goodies from show producers Bebe Paluzza.
The Chicago Baby & Toddler Expo is a one-stop shop for all moms and nascent moms-to-be. With more than 125 exhibitors selling everything from furniture, bedding, and toys to clothing, customized journals, and organic baby products, there'll be no shortage of goods for the gandering at this baby bazaar. Makeup consultants will be on hand to pamper hurried mothers, as well as pregnancy planners and health experts ready to dole out helpful advice. Numerous contests provide chances at fun prizes, from the tortoise-paced but adorable Diaper Derby to the Juno Rising Stars Search, which involves finding a talented child singer to appear in a line of Emmy Award–winning music videos. Kids' activities like the Princess Tea Party and Boys Pirate Party keep pre-existing children entertained and engaged, while three mom musicians playing mom-favorites will get the adults riled up and ready to throw rock horns up in the name of motherhood.