A BabyPalooza Expo will take place in Mobile on Saturday, April 22, at the Mobile Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to organizers, BabyPalooza’s Baby and Maternity Expos connect new and expectant parents to resources, information, and products they need most.
BabyPalooza is free to attend, but everyone must register to enter. This helps gauge expected attendance, as well as gives the ability to send reminders. Those interested in attending can register for a free ticket at this link – https://babypalooza.com/event/mobile-babypalooza-baby-expo.
Several Alabama Department of Public Health programs will sponsor BabyPalooza. These include the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, Oral Health, and Perinatal.
Allison Hatchett, the Alabama WIC program director, said, “BabyPalooza is an excellent outreach opportunity as this event focuses on WIC’s target population by broadly reaching local pregnant women and moms of infants and toddlers.”
Special social media sites have been created for this event. Those can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/babypaloozamobile and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/babypalooza_mobile.
Other Alabama BabyPalooza events will take place during 2023 in Birmingham on Saturday, May 20, and Huntsville on Saturday, August 26. For more information, visit https://babypalooza.com/baby-expos.
MCHD’s Office of Nutrition Services manages the local WIC program and will have a booth set up on April 22. A monthly average of 10,546 participants received WIC food instruments during the Fiscal Year 2022.
To qualify for WIC, a person must meet income guidelines, be a resident of Alabama, and have been seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic. For more information, visit https://mchd.org/wic or call 251-690-8829.