Dr. William Sears at New Baby Expo

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dr. William Sears, renowned pediatrician and author of more than 40 books on parenting, who has been seen on Oprah and Dr. Phil, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming New Baby Expo 2012 May 19 & 20, 2012 at the Neal Blaisdell- Exhibition Hall.

Dr. Sears will be sharing his top health tips on how to raise smarter and healthier kids. Below is a list of three of the nine tips that he will be sharing at the New Baby Expo 2012.

1. Give your baby the smartest prenatal start. New research shows what mothers have long suspected: the healthier their habits during pregnancy, the smarter their babies and children are likely to turn out. Above all other organs, your baby's growing brain is the most affected by what you eat. Baby's growing brain uses 70 percent of all the food energy that goes through your placenta, and your baby's brain grows fastest (more than triples in size) in the last three months of pregnancy. Your baby's brain is 60 percent fat, which is why we call them little "fatheads." This is why it's important for pregnant mothers to take omega-3 fish oil supplements during pregnancy, since that is the top fat for baby brain development.

2. Practice attachment parenting. To give your child the best emotional and intellectual start, practice a high-touch style of childcare I call the seven Baby B's of attachment parenting: birth bonding, breastfeeding, babywearing, belief in the signal value of baby's cries, bedding close to baby, beware of baby trainers, and balance (babies need a happy, rested mother, and happy parents).

3. Eat the top twelve pregnancy superfoods. Eating for two while you're pregnant doesn't mean eating twice as much, but it does mean eating twice as healthfully. The top twelve superfoods to promote a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby are: salmon (12 ounces a week), nuts, greens, avocado, eggs, yogurt, blueberries, beans and lentils, ground flaxseeds, olive oil, tofu, and oatmeal.

Join Dr. Sears at the New Baby Expo 2012 as he shares all nine of his tips on how to raise smarter and healthier children, including how to "Shape young tastes", "Raise a grazer", "Begin the day with a brainy breakfast", "Boost your child's immune system", "Raise a lean child", and "Enjoy food shopping with your child."

The 15th Annual New Baby Expo 2012 is Hawaii Largest Prenatal to Preschool Expo featuring products and services from over 150 local and mainland companies. It's one-stop shopping for babies and toddlers with everything from car seats, strollers, children's furniture to cool toys and clothing.

Other great events happening at the expo include the New Baby Expo Baby Crawling Contest, Saturday, May 19 at 1pm. Where over eighty crawlers will have the opportunity to race to the finish-line and win some great prizes. Moms, Dads, Uncles and Aunties can all be there to capture the photo-finishes.

The "Hawaii's Largest Baby Shower" a celebration inviting more than 500 expectant mother's for an afternoon of fun, entertainment and prizes will also be at this year's show. Come to this wonderful Baby Shower Event and let us celebrate your special-time with you. Also, see a few brave dads experience what its like to be a hapai mom. It's all in good fun at the New Baby Expo 2012, Sunday May 20 at 1pm in the Pikake Room.

The Expo also includes; A Children's Activity Areas, Infant Toddler Play Areas and Mother/ Baby Changing Areas and there will also be special appearance of "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. And don't miss the great demonstrations and entertainment by some of Hawaii's leading experts and children entertainers.

Check the website  for the latest activities and special events planned for the weekend.....and mark your calendars, busy parents, the 15th Annual New Baby Expo, May 19 & 20, 2012, 10am-5pm both days at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall is something you definitely don't want to miss.

Dr. William Sears will be speaking at 11:30am on both days, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the New Baby Expo.

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