Parents and Kids Fair aims to help parents of young kids

Hundreds of exhibitors will be introducing parents to the latest products and services for young children

Whether you’re pregnant and overwhelmed or a parent facing a number of challenges with your toddler,  there’s likely someone who can offer some guidance at the annual Parents and Kids Fair being held at Place Bonaventure from April 7 to 10.

Geared to families with kids up to the age of 6, the fair features hundreds of exhibitors giving advice on topics, such as childbirth, breastfeeding, fashion, and consumer-conscious toys and games. Several new features have been added to this year’s 24th edition, including a pyjama party, a beach party and a virtual activity that teaches kids about safety around the house. There will also be an area to breastfeed and change diapers.

And there are activities for the kids: face painting, temporary tattoos, a magic show and a giant sandbox as well as a performance by Montreal singer Marie-Élaine Thibert. Admission is $14 for adults, $11 for seniors and students and is free for children under the age of 12. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit