Have a look at what I got for my baby shower – Be nosey! I love looking at what other mums got! Or maybe you’re attending a baby shower and need some gift ideas. Either way, I hope you enjoy watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!
So last friday I went to The Baby Show at the Excel Centre in London, I have to say I was pretty excited about this. I love browsing for baby products, and the baby show has everything under one roof, so If you’re pregnant or have a little one- this is the place to be.
When I first arrived I was pleasantly suprised by the format and organisation of the exhibitions. It wasn’t over crowded, although I do recommend going early as it does get slightly more crammed, I did get mowed down by a couple of prams later on in the day. But on the whole there was plenty of space to browse and shop. I was also impressed with the variety of the stalls, which I think pretty much covered all baby/mum products- ideal if you want to do all your shopping in one go. There are discounts on the big brands, so It might be worth doing a lot of your baby shopping in one go!
I would say there was a lack of places to eat in the exhibition, in fact there was only one place to eat, and I had to sit on the floor to eat because there wasn’t enough chairs. Which for an exhibition which is predominately for pregnant ladies is a bit poor- getting up from the floor is a difficult job!
Did someone say Freebies?
One thing the show definitely didn’t disappoint on was the amount of freebies. I love freebies, I think they are a great way to try out a brand before investing in them. Also samples are so handy for travelling or to chuck in your hand bag, so I picked up as many as I could. I would recommend buying the prima Goody bag, this was £5, but had so much stuff in and who doesn’t like a goody bag?!
Here are all the freebies I managed to pick up, I’m sure there are some I missed!
This MAM microwave steriliser comes with two bottles and was half price – only £13! A bargain I think. The MAM stall also had 3 for £10 on various items, so I picked up a bottle brush and two packs of breast pads. They were also giving out free bottles and soothers and had big discounts, so make sure you visit the MAM store.
Water wipes were on my list to buy. If you haven’t heard of water wipes, they are the purest baby wipes you can get, with no nasty ingredients- made with 99.9% water and o.1% grapefruit seed extract. Perfect for the skin of a newborn baby. I was told by my midwife not to use baby wipes for the first 6 weeks, to just use cotton wool and water. But newborns first poo’s aren’t the prettiest and cotton wool can get messy.
These weren’t actually that discounted, they are £2.49 in Boots and I got a pack of 5 for £10. But I think definitely worth it!
I had been looking for a baby bouncer for weeks! I really don’t like the vibrating, music playing, machine operated ones, I much prefer a more traditional style. But then the traditional ones are often a bit cheap a cheerful and don’t look overly comfortable or sturdy. It was an on going struggle!
But low and behold I found this, and Baby Free finally has a bit of colour in his/her life! I loved this when I saw this. A no trick bouncer, comfy and sturdy with a fun design and only £45.
I was on the look out for this brand, one of my friends uses this on her baby girl and she smells delicious! Mustela is a French brand, and one I have already fallen in love with. It is an all natural free from parabens and all that nasty stuff brand. They have a huge variety of products and they all smell amazing! The scent is gentle and perfect for babies, I literally can’t stop sniffing this stuff.
Finally I got this adorable little outfit from ‘Chamomile baby’ for a friend of ours who has just had a baby boy. There were a lot of clothing stalls with beautiful clothes, but as we don’t know the gender of our baby, there wasn’t a lot of choice!
Thats everything! Please let me know if you have been to the baby show and what you brought there!
Following my previous post about how I have organised Baby Free’s clothes, I thought Id do a massive baby clothes Haul. In video format…cue a very awkward Paige sitting in front of a camera rambling about how tiny and cute baby clothes are.
But in all seriousness, I hope you enjoy watching, and if you aren’t finding out the gender of your baby you will understand my frustration in buying unisex clothing! Please do take a moment to like the video or comment, it means so much hearing from you!
Also- How many weird faces do I pull?! Sorry about that.