The Baby Shower, organised by Conversas com Barriguinhas in partnership with Sítio Bebé, will be centered around the main needs of families preparing to welcome their baby, featuring dynamic talks and workshops dedicated to pregnancy and motherhood led by specialists from different areas of maternal health, as well as a marketplace with more than 20 childcare brands.

The event will begin with a workshop by Medela trainer Liliana Pereira on strategies to promote breastfeeding, both using a breast pump and manual extraction to remove the remaining milk after each session.

Followed by “Conversations on car safety”, with Thierry Martins, to discuss the first transport of a baby, which is often an anxiety for parents. The car safety expert will explain the best ways to transport a newborn baby.

Taking into account the sensitivity of a baby’s skin, Cecília Silva, a social and corporate responsibility specialist at Expanscience Portugal laboratories, and Joana Ferreira, a Dodot trainer, will present two talks on the importance of moisturising the skin of pregnant women and babies, throughout the pregnancy and when changing diapers.

The Crioestaminal program will educate parents on the main aspects of the decision to save their baby’s umbilical cord stem cells, which could be used to treat more than 90 diseases. Filipa Pereira, a stem cell advisor, will clarify the main doubts of parents-to-be.

With the arrival of a baby, sleep becomes one of the most important elements of the family’s routine. The excess of information often contributes to some confusion and worry among parents, who don’t know if their child is getting enough sleep. Cátia Relvas, a specialist in childhood sleep from Bebé Care, will be present to clarify this and other issues.

Closing the event, Márcia Gomes Gross, a Sling Dance instructor, will provide a dance class for pregnant women and mothers with babies. This modality allows mothers to continue their physical activity, even with babies on their laps, through simple and gentle movements, which can create unforgettable bonding moments.

Throughout the day, families will receive a bag with gifts from the initiative’s partners, including FRUUT snacks, and a pregnant woman can also take home a basket full of products from the best childcare brands.