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BIRMINGHAM (Aug. 10, 2011) - Children's of Alabama and the city of Hoover will present the sixth annual Babypalooza baby and maternity expo and market on Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., at 5201 Princeton Way, Hoover 35226.
Billed as Central Alabama's only such event for new and expectant moms, dads and grandparents, Babypalooza will feature more than 100 exhibitors, interactive entertainment, educational opportunities and shopping. Exhibits will range from prenatal and pediatric health and safety to nutrition and childcare, connecting parents and parents-to-be to some of the area's leading local resources to help them raise happy, healthy children.
As part of Babypalooza, Children's of Alabama will conduct a child health expo with representatives from a variety of departments within the hospital, including early intervention, poison control, hearing and speech, injury prevention, the allergy division and the medical autism clinic. Experts will also be on hand from The Amelia Center grief counseling center and the CHIPS Center for child abuse. A certified car seat technician will demonstrate proper car seat installation and counsel parents on how to choose the right car seat.
Admission to the event is free, as is parking. Overflow parking and a free trolley service is available from nearby Hunter Street Baptist Church on Highway 150. More information and location directions are available at www.babypaloozatour.com.
Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions - pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology-were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. Children's is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for its excellence of nursing care. The hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. More information is available at www.childrensal.org, facebook.com/childrenshospitalofalabama or twitter.com/ChildrensAL.