Babypalooza :: Fun, Free Event for New and Expectant Parents


New and expectant parents on the Gulf Coast… Don’t miss the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo on September 15th at the MS Coast Convention Center from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

It’s a FREE day of fun, information, and parenting preparation! Be a part of this fun, high-energy event by registering for your FREE ticket today at This is a family event, all friends and family members are welcomed to join you. 

You can expect:

1. Important information from local hospitals on available services.

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will have experts to answer your pregnancy-related questions about nutrition, exercise and breastfeeding. Attend one of the Ask the Expert sessions to enter to win a door prize! Women’s health educational materials and giveaways will also be available.
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport will have a lactation consultant from their onsite Breastfeeding Center, information about their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and nurses to answer questions.
  • Merit Health will have a life-size birthing mannequin to give parents a realistic look at the labor and delivery process as well as information on breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and rooming-in. 
  • Other local hospitals at Babypalooza will be Singing River Health Systems and Garden Park Medical Center. 

2. Dozens of exhibitors connecting parents to valuable local resources, information, and must-have products.

3. Ideas for your baby shower or the first birthday party from AIRmazing balloons and Storybook Birthdays.

4. The Child Safety Area with exhibitors providing information on safe infant sleep, car seat safety, and much more.

5. Baby Registry—Learn about the must-have baby registry products including cribs, strollers, car seats, infant carriers, and more. Check out a stroller and take it for a test drive so you know you’re getting just what you need.

6. Lynn Meadows Imagination Playground—the creative minds from the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center bring their child-directed play activity to entertain kids of all ages.

7. Fun, games, and giveaways! Babypalooza is fun—we’ll have giveaways, games, and demonstrations, so bring dad, grandma, and auntie and come and join us!