Baby Expos, also often called Mom and Baby fairs, Family fairs or Baby Shows are usually big events that take place in big auditoriums or convention center halls and feature hundreds of vendors selling everything under the sun to do with conceiving a baby, being pregnant and raising a child through toddler-hood to pre-school age.
Every single service or product that could be conceivably be associated with giving birth and raising a child are showcased at these shows, which are often huge and contain hundreds of booths.
Sometimes smaller baby expos can be a promotional event put on by a community of stores or by the retailers that specialize in baby stuff at a shopping mall.
Some of the types of products that you can expect to find at these expos are clothing, vitamins, formulas, furniture, toys, nursing supplies as well as supplies for throwing baby showers.
You are also likely to find these fairs to be a rich source of books and DVDs about raising children.
Aside from selling you pregnancy and baby-related items there are usually vendors there that also sell things like maid service, diaper service, personal training, mid-wife advice and babysitting.
The Expos often do a good job of informing and educating new mothers about how to get through labor and birth as well as raise your children.
Seminars featuring top-of-the-line speakers who are experts in childhood education are often scheduled to give seminars, readings and demonstrations.
They are also good places to pick up free copies and subscriptions to magazines as well as free samples of baby food, vitamins and coupons for free products and services.
Usually mothers and their friends attend these types of fairs which are usually child-friendly and have on-site baby care or day care facilities as well as entertainment for visiting children.
Famous Baby Expos are the Everything to Do With Baby Expo in Toronto, the ABC Kids Expo in Kentucky and the huge cross-country Baby and Family Expo which travels to big cities in the United States.