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Babypalooza Returning to Birmingham on Aug. 11

BIRMINGHAM – The Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo comes to Birmingham on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex's North Exhibit Hall (1582 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N.). This family-friendly event, sponsored in part by Children's of Alabama, will provide local resources for expecting parents, new parents and growing families with young children.

As central Alabama's only baby and maternity expo and market, Babypalooza will feature more than 100 exhibits, educational opportunities, prizes and boutique shopping. Attendees can browse the latest baby products, participate in contests, talk to health representatives about children's and women's health issues and participate in other interactive areas including diaper derbies, baby showers, and photo booths.

A child health expo will be conducted by Children's with representatives from several of the hospital’s clinics. Experts from six Children's services will be on hand to answer questions, including: Nutrition, Patient Health and Safety Information, Alabama Safe Kids, Speech-Language Pathology, the Regional Poison Control Center and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.

The public must register to enter but the event is free. More information and registration is available at

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at