HUGE BABY HAUL

 

I’m on the home stretch! Here’s a final few bits that I’ve brought before D-Day (or should I say May day- ha!)

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The Baby Show – Freebies and Review

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!

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Purchases

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!