The Baby Show NEC Birmingham

Today we went to visit 1010713_572070402906715_8523779760951354247_nThe Baby Show seeing as it was happening just down the road from us at the NEC Birmingham. We were rather popular today as we were invited along to The Baby Show themselves along with Quinny and also by the guys at Fisher price. As soon as we dropped the eldest off at school, we headed straight there with the two youngest ones. We had to play eeny meany miny mo to which pram we took along for Dylan to use; it’s like going to a car show and wanting to show off your best set of wheels. Can you tell that today was all about the pram stands for me?

We gained another set to review from the guys at Quinny, and we spent the show trying out the Quinny Buzz Xtra with Charlotte. She’s happiest when sat up, so we used pushchair mode with the newborn insert inside of the seat. She did spend most the day walking around with me feeding (shakes a fist at the hot weather), so we’ll be using it over the next few weeks with her and Dylan, so keep an eye out for that review.

We met up with Fisher Price to celebrate the Jumperoo’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate they’ve bought out this fantastic new product the First Steps Jumperoo. It’s both the combination of a bouncer and a walker, once I found this out I wasn’t so bothered about the size of it but more bothered about how soon we can get our hands on one. I think I need to dedicate one whole blog post to this genius product, so there’s another post for you to look forward to.

Quinny Buzz Xtra

We enjoyed browsing the many exhibitors, and one which fascinated us was the Foppapedretti stand, who were displaying the Myo Tronic. An actual pram which runs on an electric motor, it propels at an adjustable speed with just the touch of a button. The Man has bumped this pram to the top of his wishlist, yes I have the whole household pram crazy.

It’s always nice visiting people you’ve previously met, and I was delighted to introduce Charlotte to Vicky at Mummy & Little Me who I last saw when pregnant with her and attending the Mummy & Little Me Retreats. Her stand was packed full of some of the most amazing changing bags on the market; I particularly like the Storksak bags!

It would have been rude not to of visited one of my favourite brands, Stokke while visiting the show. The helpful staff refreshed our memory on how to use the Stokke MyCarrier from newborn; they helped us to put Charlotte into it. Squeals from me at her first experience of Stokke. You only have to read any of my previous posts or reviews to see how much we rate Stokke products. Quality has always been the vital thing to us when it comes to using anything with our children, and Stokke hit that note right.

I guess as a blogger, and now a mum of 3, The Baby Show for me now is all about getting the latest baby product gossip and finding out what’s new on the market. Today was the first time we came away without buying anything unless you count the £2 Prima magazine goody bag which was totally worth the £2 with some products stashed inside of it. We enjoyed meeting and catching up with fellow bloggers and meeting faces behind the brands we have a blogger/brand relationship with.

I cannot recommend enough visiting The Baby Show this weekend or if you’re too far away from Birmingham to pop by then why not visit the next show in London in October. If you do go along, make one or all the stands mentioned above your first point of cool for those essential baby buys.

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