Monday 17 June 2013

The Birmingham Baby Show 2013

Last month I attended the Birmingham Baby Show, it was actually my third consecutive year running as I have been in attendance ever since I was pregnant with Leo. I absolutely love going along and having a look at all of the new nursery equipment that has come onto the scene, a big part of that for me is the pushchairs. I thoroughly enjoy having a look at the new releases and have a push to get a feel for them, I even occasionally stick Leo in the seat and have a real go!

I find that the Baby Show is the perfect place to find all of your favourite brands all under one roof, it is the most efficient way to get everything you need for your baby’s arrival and take advantage of special show prices.

You will not find a bigger collection of the pushchairs on the market anywhere other than the Baby Show, so my advice is if you are looking to buy a pushchair and you know that the one you are after isn’t stocked anywhere locally to you, head to the show. You will be able to have a proper play with it and also other models that people recommend. Not to mention having the brand right by your side to speak to directly about any of there products.

This year there were a number of baby brands that I was very excited to see, Easywalker, Cosatto, Britax, Kiddy, Maxi-Cosi and Tommee Tippee. So I joined the crowds of people descending upon the NEC to see what this year’s show was all about.

I was really impressed with how everything was set out and found it easy to navigate, as soon as I walked in I felt that I should either be expecting again or have a little baby in tow. But this year I had my toddler, and it occurred to me just how grown up he is getting. My Baby Show shopping list this year consisted of more grown up things such as a potty and new juice cups for Leo.

I was in good hands and found the lady on the Cheeky Rascals stand with the travel potty’s was really helpful. Having golden advice on hand at the show is another fantastic reason to pop along, whether it be breastfeeding or pain relief for while you are in the throws of labour, there is someone who can help with almost every question you could possible ask.

I stopped by the Maxi-Cosi stand to see the launch of the brand new Loola, I spotted the very beautiful Easywalker June in the new Mini style and I stood drooling over the Quinny Moodd. Cosatto had a great stand put together and were demonstrating their Giggle Travel System.

I would highly recommend the Baby Show, it is a fantastic day out even if you are going along for a browse, and I am already looking forward to my next visit.

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