Top Child Safety Experts Convene to Answer Parents' Questions
at One Time Only Public Event
LOS ANGELES - March 4, 2008 - Child safety experts will reveal best infant and toddler care practices at Baby Celebration LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 12 & 13, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday in the South Hall - Hall K.
Every year 455 lives are lost by incorrectly installed child safety seats. Nearly 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly making this the leading cause of death for children according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Add to that the recent slew of toy recalls and the rise of online predators and you get the major issues the child safety experts will address at Baby Celebration LA.
"This year, Baby Celebration LA is incorporating important child safety information into the jam-packed agenda of event happenings so parents can learn the latest techniques for safe guarding their precious loved ones and at the same time see the infant and toddler fashion show, visit the eco-friendly sustainable garden, see $3,000 baby carriages with iPod integration and check out the largest collection of hard-to-find, boutique baby clothes, products and services in any one place," said Patrice Meluskey, co-producer of Baby Celebration LA. "We'll even have designer burp clothes, sexy maternity wear and baby "bling" pacifiers."
The child safety experts confirmed are Nancy Davis, EVP of-Strategic Communications & Brand Management for Safety4Kids.com, the first children's brand solely focused on kid's safety and wellness, Patti Fitzgerald, certified prevention educator and the founder of SafelyEverAfter.com, a helpful website for kid safety and Julie Robbins, an injury prevention and traffic safety consultant, who writes training courses for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also speaking will be Jill Starishevsky, a New York prosecutor for crimes against children who founded HowsMyNanny.com which asks bystanders to rate the care of nannies through stroller license plates with call in phone numbers.
In addition to the child safety panel, Baby Celebration LA will also offer parents a look at the latest safety products and services on the market today. Parents can inspect and talk to the manufacturers of numerous, innovative car seats from Graco and Britax, as well view the latest stroller cooler pads by BABYBEECOOL to protect children from the sun-baked hot metal buckles and see HybriVet Systems, Inc, a product that has the ability to detect lead on any surface instantly.
Last year over 15,000 people attended Baby Celebration LA and this year attendance is expected to grow to over 20,000. As a place where new and expectant moms can get hard-to-find luxury products and services, Baby Celebration LA gives parents a chance to check out and purchase unique, sweat-shop free apparel and products right from the boutique designers who dress children of celebrities including Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts and Gwen Stephani.
Penny Domschot and Patrice Meluskey are both work-at-home moms who co-ownwww.seascapeproductions.com, an event production company. After creating the San Diego Interior Design & Landscape Expo, a wildly successful event that changed the face of consumer trade shows, they sold it to DMG World Media, an international exhibition and publishing company with revenues of $293 million, and made a name for themselves without sacrificing their ability to actively parent their children.
Baby Celebration LA will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 12& 13. The convention center is located at 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90015. Tickets are available for $10 each and children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are also available. For media credentials please contact Katie Hillier at 310.446.8310 ex.13 or after hours at 619.708.0577.
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