Last Friday I went to The Baby Show at Olympia in London.
I was really brave and decided to drive there, as it would have been too much hassle for me to get the train and tube. The journey was pretty simple, but traffic was rubbish so it was gone 10 before I was parked. I then missed the train from Shepherd’s Bush by seconds, and the next one was cancelled, so it was 11am by the time I got there in the end!
The bright side of it though, is that I met Naomi from Not A Perfect Parent on the station platform. Turns out she also went to school with my brother-in-law. Small world!
When I finally got to Olympia I attended a session with Grobag, launching their new range designed by Orla Kiely. As I was running so late I missed most if it, but caught the end of the talk by The Lullaby Trust.
We (me, Naomi, Liska and our girlies) decided to rock the baby-wearing look while exploring the hundreds of stalls on show!
Some of the brands I loved there were:
Tutti Bambini – I fell in love with their nursing chairs. They glide back and forth, and have foot rests that do the same too! As you can see from the picture below, we had good fun trying out the giant chair they had there!
Kiddihug – Have just launched their new baby carrier in the UK, which also gives the opportunity to balance your baby on your hip for short periods, rather than having to put them in a full carrier round the house, for example
Ez Pz – Make wonderful trays that are also plates, and will stick to the table so can’t be thrown on the floor, making for much cleaner dinner times
For Aisha – Baby food, that also happens to be Halal. But it has some amazing flavours, like Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Mild Curried Chicken Dhal, and Moroccan Chicken Tagine.
Hush Cush – a nursing pillow that slides on your arm, so that your baby is always at the right height when feeding. Suitable for breast or bottle fed babies
Little Dot Baby Shower – They make bits and pieces for baby showers, but I loved their clothes. Tops and sweaters that say ‘need more sleep’, ‘if mummy says no, ask nanny’, and ‘cool kids never sleep’ amongst others. I think Isla definitely needs the latter!
Love Keep Create – I’ve been following them on Facebook for a while, and love their keepsake animals made from baby clothes. But it was wonderful to actually see their work in the flesh.
There were so many brands there that I didn’t get round to seeing all of them, which is a real shame. But I thoroughly enjoyed my day there. It’s a good job that Chris and I never went to The Baby Show when I was pregnant, as I think I would have spent a fortune there, as there are so many wonderful products on sale there.
And a big bonus was all the goodies I was given!!
I would advise anyone who is pregnant or just had a baby to visit The Baby Show. It’s all the baby shopping you need to do in one place, and there are usually some wonderful deals and discounts on.
I was given a ticket to The Baby Show free of charge for the purpose of this post, and is my unbiased and honest opinion of the event.