May 1, 2012
The World's Greatest Baby
Shower will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Searstown Mall,
3550 South Washington Ave., Titusville. The FREE event will reassure new and
expectant parents about their role as mom and dad with the help of experts in a
variety of infant and child-related fields.
The annual FREE event will have over
40 exhibitors plus seminars, comfortable air conditioning, and hundreds of
dollars worth of door prizes for participants, as well as convenient parking.
This event is sponsored by the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. For additional
information call 321-633-1702, ext. 230 or ext. 228.
6 Seminars will
· Financing for Newborns: Michael S.
Gutter, PhD., holds a degree in family resource management. This seminar will
offer tools to help parents face today’s economic financial challenges with
raising a baby. Gutter is assistant professor in Family Youth and Community
Science at the University of Florida.
· Kimberly Severson, assistant director
of B.E.T.A. of Titusville, Inc., will share knowledge from her varied fields of
expertise. She is certified as a "H.U.G. Your Baby" instructor, child
passenger safety technician, lactation counselor, labor doula, childbirth
educator and teen educator.
· Car Seat Installation: Expert Gayle
Whitworth, a certified child safety instructor, will share safety issues
involved with car seats, including proper installation, how to check that your
baby's car seat is properly installed, and where to take classes on infant car
seat safety. Whitworth has been with the University of Florida Brevard County
Extension service for 16 years.
· The “Ask A Doc” panel will give
parents the opportunity to meet North Brevard medical experts and gather a
wealth of information about prenatal, delivery and infant care.
- Nurse Practitioner Andrea Williams will represent the
practice of OB/Gyn Sherri Fair Caplan, DO.
- Gregory Gullikson, DMD, has practiced dentistry in
Titusville since 1990, and has volunteered his time at The Children’s Center
teaching children how to care for their teeth.
- Pediatrician Erica O'Bryan, M.D., of Parrish Pediatrics,
will share her expertise in infant development.
- Eileen LoPresti, Parrish Medical Center certified
lactation consultant, has been supporting breastfeeding and helping new moms
for more than 15 years.
· Taking Baby Pictures: Learn some best
practices for new moms and dads taking portraits on their own or in the
portrait studio environment. Led by Marci Myler, Sears Portrait Studio district
manager (seminar will be nonbiased; no business solicitation will be involved).
World's Greatest Baby Shower
organizational members are the University of Florida/Brevard County Extension
Service, Kiwanis Club of Titusville, B.E.T.A. of Titusville, Inc., Brevard
County Health Department/WIC, The Children's Center, and Parrish Medical