Got a bun in the oven? You’ll definitely want to check out these two upcoming, family-friendly events.
Saturday, March 25
9am to 3pm
Downtown Las Cruces Plaza
New Mexico Doulas is proud to present this first annual event featuring more than 14 local businesses showcasing how their products and services support growing families. The event also marks the kickoff of a 6-week diaper drive ending May 6. Diapers can be donated at the Fair, in boxes around town, or on the Race Day. All diapers and any proceeds will benefit Turning Point of Las Cruces via the non-profit organization, No Child Wet Behind.
Enjoy: Two fashion shows with maternity, infant and toddler wear; a bounce house, and music combined with the concurrent weekly Farmers’ Market makes for a full Saturday of fun with family. And, it’s all free to attend. Bring diapers to donate for a chance to win a raffle prize. The more diapers the better!
No Child Wet Behind 5K &
1-mile Family Fun Run
Saturday, May 6th @ La Llorona Park
Did You Know: Children in low-income families are at the greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need. Current public support programs help some, but young children have additional needs necessary to build a strong foundation for healthy growth and to reach their fullest potential.
Get Involved: NM Doulas are seeking sponsors, volunteers and racers for No Child Wet Behind Las Cruces 2017. Fill out our contact form on nmdoulas.com, or the volunteer form on the race registration page: raceentry.com/race-reviews/no-child-wet-behind-las-cruces
Folks to Know: New Mexico Doulas, (nmdoulas.com) owned by Carrie Chalverus and Vera Ulibarri, provides labor and postpartum doula support, and childbirth and parenting education classes.
No Child Wet Behind (nochildwetbehind.com) is a national 501c3 non-profit created by the founders of ProDoula (prodoula.com) to raise awareness about diaper need.
Turning Point (pregnancylascruces.com) provides objective, factual medical information to those concerned they may be pregnant.
Bumps, Babies & Beyond Baby Expo
Sunday, June 4
9am to 10:30am
Expo, 11am to 4pm
Las Cruces Convention Center
Featuring a wide range of resources, from baby photographers and party planners to healthcare providers and daycare representatives, this is a can’t-miss event for moms and dads. The Expo will also offer break-out sessions and seminars throughout the day in private conference rooms covering topics like how to coupon, breast-feeding consultations, healthy baby food, and more. If you’re an expectant mother looking for the latest clothing styles for home and the workplace, don’t miss the maternity and kid’s fashion show.
Extra Special Fun: New Mexico Doulas will be hosting a special kids’ Character Breakfast where your little ones can dine with their favorite characters. Parents will discover the new products, clothing, and accessories available at local baby and children’s boutiques.
Get Your Tickets: Tickets for the Character Breakfast will be available in advance for $15 at
bumpsbabiesbeyondexpo.com or at Las Cruces Event Planning located at 250 Cotorro Ct.; 575-522-1232. Seating will be limited, so families are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
Added Bonus: This fun community event is presented by Memorial Medical Center and this year, expo admission is free!