The show itself has lots on offer for expectant parents and those with there little ones already here.
When I've attended on previous years I've never took note of the 'private feeding area' however I can assure you its amazing! I popped in a couple of times today to feed Isla and they have the comfiest nursing chairs and footstools, there is also free breast pads provided too. Located next to this is the changing area, which again is amazing - this is sponsored by Aldi who provide you with a sample (or five dependent on how many times you go) along with wipes and nappy bags available too. It was a very clean environment with people on hand for help and others cleaning and emptying the bins. Again from Aldi, there was baby food on offer along with microwaves in the same area, we picked up a sample of rice-cakes which Isla happily munched on as we walked around, keeping her happy.
There are so many brands at the show, and along with that so many offers to be had on a range of products. I picked up a couple of small pieces but was amazed at some of the price cuts which were available. Ones I particularly noticed were those from Tommee Tippee and the amazing breast pump and express and go system which are on offer at £110 down from £194. As you walk around there are also many competitions in which you can enter which is always a great thing. At the show I spotted a fab little idea the Knuma Connect, which is a fantastic 4-in-1 highchair which looked amazing!
Being a bit of a pram-a-holic I of course enjoyed a nosey around those, there are some fantastic styles out there. Mamas and Papas have a gorgeous Liberty print which I fell in love with. But I also go to see a brand new product from Britax which is launching in August fingers crossed this year. It's a new duo stroller, which is actually quite narrow, I'm sure as my role as a mumbassador I will share more news soon but any parent of two should definitely check that out.
At the show I was keen to see some of the smaller brands and I loved talking to them and hearing their story. I popped along to see Jan of MotherlyLove and it was lovely to speak to them to hear about the background and why the products were created as well as discover the amazing range of oils in which they do and the benefits of each, oh and they smell divine! One lady I was really keen to meet was Hannah from Ask The Midwife, I've known Hannah for a while since I was pregnant with Jack but we have never met so to see her there was amazing and to hear about her amazing new venture was even better and one every pregnant lady should check out.
There is still plenty of time for you to check out the show, and if you miss Birmingham, there will be more shows at London Olympia and ExCel. However the show is on for the remainder of the weekend so definitely pop along for some bargains.
The Baby Show highlights include: