Whether you are an expectant mother, dad to be or a mother one, two or three, The baby Show is definitely a place to be!
I’ve always wanted to go to the exhibition but haven’t had the chance, so when the opportunity knocked, I went running and took my husband and 6 month old with me.
Why have I been desperate to go to The Baby Show?
The baby show is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event; recommended by mums for over 12 years. It also offers many baby goods and services, which are exclusive, unique and well-known products all under one roof. Not only that, EVERYTHING is at a discounted price.
The journey to London ExCel was easy peasy, and the station leads you directly to the exhibition. Once we arrived and sorted out our press passes, we were all go.
With my daughter Annaliese strapped to me in her baby carrier, we got around swiftly, this was my aim, as I wanted to make sure that I could visit all or most of the stalls, and catch a presentation or two.
Although it was busy, it was still spacious enough to get around with a buggy and not feel like it was over crowded. And because of this, I found myself speaking to a lot of other mothers, asking where they purchased certain products from, and just having a general natter.
It is not only child friendly; it’s a great opportunity to get tips and advice from experts and other parents.
Some of my favourite products that we purchased or saw were:
Fill n Squeese – Baby food made squeeze
Egg Kiddy Evo-Lunafix car seat
Gorgeous Leather pushchairs – They look stylish and practical
Bibs – Some of the bibs are cute and stain proof which just what I needed
The presentations were great; even though Annaliese was talking away, we didn’t feel uncomfortable or pressured to make her stop. We particularly enjoyed Annabel Karmel, she’s the UK’s No.1 children’s cookery author. My husband and I got so many amazing tips for our little one, she at the stage of weaning, which Annabel discussed.
Another added feature is that there are many photography companies offering awesome deals on family photoshoots and frames. We also purchased that deal.
I was so happy with the bits and pieces that we bought on the day, we also received a bag of fantastic freebies given by the amazing organisers.
I wasn’t disappointed when I went, so I would like to share a few tips on you parents planning to attend:
- Don’t impulse buy; walk around at least once before you make any purchases. There are at least two or each product but they show case different styles and maybe slightly different prices.
- Go early to avoid queues and get freebies as a lot of companies were offering free goodie bags for the first 50 – 100 people.
- Plan what brands you want to see before hand, you will get distracted with lots of bright, colourful stalls in front of you
- Eat beforehand and bring snacks with you, there’s so much to see, you wanted to be fuelled up to make sure you get to see it all and attend the presentations/fashion shows.
- Have a budget, easy too get carried away, which we did
We really enjoyed ourselves. It was a fun family day out.
The next Baby Show will be taking to the NEC in Birmingham from 13th-15th May inclusive. To get your tickets please visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk.