The Baby Show

What better way to spend a Sunday than in a large NEC (Birmingham to be precise) full of air con and every essential baby item that you need right from pregnancy to the toddler years. Add a tweet up with some other bloggers, and you have the perfect day out at The Baby Show. We had Vic stay along with the gorgeous Mr A the night before so our Saturday evening was filled with a BBQ & late night trampolining.

As soon as we entered The Baby Show (after a much-needed subway lunch), we bumped into Claire & Luschka.

Some of the mumpreneurs/companies who we’ve come to know as friends were also at The Baby Show exhibiting.

We met Cara from Snoozeshade who I know must have been busy for the whole weekend because the snoozeshade is a must have for every mother to be/parents of young children, I have one myself, and you can see my review here.

I was rather excited to see Annabel Karmel on her stand, so excited that I wondered over without telling anyone where I was going – but they soon found me! We introduced ourselves, and she took the time to talk to us, such a lovely woman. She even signed her new pasta cookbook for Oli and gave him a pack of fruit crisp which made a rather hot & fed up little boy rather happy.

Fisher Price had some grown up size versions of their baby toys made, Vic & I tried out the baby bouncer – it vibrated too!

It was a great day, and we got plenty of freebies – we’ve somehow ended up with enough fairy to do several months washing. I cannot recommend to you enough if you’re pregnant or a new parent how useful The Baby Show can be for you. There’s plenty of bargains to be had as well stalls about cloth nappies, those baby essentials and even midwives on hand for any advice you may need.