Baby Steps: New Baby Expo 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Parents have a checklist to get ready for a newborn. So what are some hot must-haves? Kanoe Gibson Nitta has pulled some new products you'll see at this weekend's New Baby Expo.

New Baby Expo 2011 takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. General admission is $4.50 per person. Children five and under are free.

Tickets for the New Baby Expo are available from the Neal Blasidell Center Box Office on the days of the show. For more information, call (808) 591-2211 or visit


Baby Crawling Contest
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Main Events Room
Contestants will receive a t-shirt and gift just for entering and the opportunity to win great prizes. Don't miss the New Baby Expo Baby Crawling Contest. Babies starts your motors and race on down and watch those photo finishes.

Hawaii's Largest Baby Shower
Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Main Events Room
Each expectant mom will receive a baby shower gift bag, play shower games and win 5,000+ in great prizes.

Costume Character Photo Opportunities
Main Stage

  • Nickelodean's Kai Lan: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 noon to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Clifford: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


  • One-stop shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Fun activities
  • Family-friendly environment with a children's activity area, infant and toddler play area, baby changing area, mother nursing area and extra-wide stroller-friendly aisles.
  • Unique vendors for 1st birthday parties (catering, facilities, entertainment, invitations, favors), birthing hospitals, baby boutique stores, photographers, unique hand-crafted items, non-profit informational booths, children activity playcenters and preschools.
  • Information on sports and extra-curricular activities.


Tyler Yafuso Magician
Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Welcome to the magic of Tyler Yafuso, one of Hawaii's youngest professional magicians. He will be performing a show he offers for first birthday parties.

Noe Clothing Fashion Show
Saturday at 2 p.m.
One lucky winner will be chosen from the audience to receive a makeover and model in the Noe Clothing Fashion Show. The winner also gets to keep the entire outfit. Get there early to be eligible.

Aloha Clowns & Entertainment
Saturday at 3 p.m.
Hawaii's original airbrush face and body painting, balloon twisting and magical bubble show company.

Coradorables Rock the Runway 2011 Fashion Show
Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon

A fashion show featuring handmade hair accessories & tutus by local designer Cora Spearman-Chang. Presented by GG Productions.

Glen Bailey's Wonderful World of Magic with the Junior Magicians of Hawaii
Sunday at 11 a.m.
See Magician Glen Bailey and the Junior Magicians of Hawaii Perform on the main stage.

Hawaii Beautiful Baby Photo Contest Finals
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Enter your beautiful baby in the 3rd annual "Hawaii Beautiful Baby Photo" Contest presented by Family Expositions and Cox Radio. Finals will be held Sunday at 3 p.m.


Cloth Diapers 101
Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Learn the difference between pocket diapers, all-in-ones, prefolds, etc. Snaps or velcros, you decide.

Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
A wonderful and easy way to bond and move about town with your baby. Information on the many different types of baby carriers and how to select one for your needs.

Baby Signing Time
Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Come learn a few American Sign Launguage signs, a few original songs and the extraordinary benefits of signing with your children of all ages.

A Hypnobirthing Experience 
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
A unique method of relaxing, fear-free, natural childbirth. Come get a dose of how hypnobirthing can ease your mind and body, preparing the way for a positive birthing experience.

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