When I was pregnant with Leo I had never even heard of a baby show, it was just one of many things that I was clueless about as a first time mummy to be. So, when we took Leo to our local show when he was just 5 weeks old I quickly learnt that a baby show is not actually babies performing together on stage, all singing and dancing, as the name may suggest.
What is a baby show?
A baby show is an event where different brands exhibit all their exciting bump/baby/parenting products, for new and expectant parents to browse and maybe even buy on the day too. Many baby shows also offer expert talks, demonstrations and even entertainment for the little ones too.
Why should I go?
Now, we all know you can easily pick up everything you need for a baby on the high street so you may be wondering what is the point in going to a baby show? Well, here are 3 little reasons why it might just be worth your time:
- Expert talks/workshops – As well as all the stands where brands are selling their baby products, several baby shows also offer new/expectant parents expert talks and workshops covering a variety of different topics. The Baby Time Show have an Ask the pregnancy and birth expert booth included in their show, I would have loved to have sat down and talked about all things baby when Leo was born – I had so many questions! The Baby and Toddler show have talks covering lots of parenting issues such as colic, feeding and first aid advice.
- Try before you buy – The great thing about a baby show is that you have lots of different brands all under one roof with representatives from each brand there to answer all of your questions. If you are interested in babywearing, for example, then you could try on lots of different carriers before choosing which one to buy. There are so many different baby products out there so to see demonstrations of them in use and to give them a test run yourself could really help you make the best decision for you and your baby.
- Get a great deal – Babies are expensive, it is unavoidable as they just need so much stuff: cots, prams, clothes, highchairs and loooads more. There are lots of easy ways to save money when shopping for a new baby and baby shows are one of them. Lots of brands offer exclusive deals to baby show customers and you can get yourself a great discount if you shop smart whilst at the show.
If you are expecting or have a new baby I would say it is definitely worth checking out your local baby show. Tickets are usually cheap and it makes for an exciting and unique shopping experience, I mean, what pregnant lady doesn’t love shopping for their little bundle of joy?
Have you been to a baby show before? How did you find the experience? Maybe you are thinking of attending one soon, has this post helped you decide? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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Some great tips here for new mums. I didn’t have a clue when I was pregnant and there are some great freebies! #KCACOLS
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I went to the baby show at the Excel before b arrived and it was a lot of fun. lots of freebies too! #KCACOLS
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A great idea. I loved going to wedding shows and I imagine it would be similar. Can’t wait. Hope there is one on when I finally get pregnant properly. #dreamteam
I’ve never been to one but they sound great! Too late now as my ‘babies’ are 4 and 6 xx #bestandworst
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I actually wished I had been to more when I was pregnant, they sound so good! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst
Sounds like a must for new parents. Really nice post.
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We went to the Baby Show when we were pregnant with our first and only child. It was a really informative and enjoyable day. I don’t think we would go again if we have another child though as we kind of “know it all” “have it all” if you know what I mean. lol
I’ve never been to a baby show – I fear I’d just want to buy too much but unwilling to part with the money! But I definitely think being able to try out things, like different carriers, would be fantastic. I am assuming some happen around where I live in Herts. So if we ever have a second child then I might look into this. Great post. #BestAndWorst
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Do you know, I hadn’t even thought that new parents might not know what a baby show is. There’s so much on offer these days and a baby show does seem an ideal place to go check out what’s hot on the shelves. Try before you buy is also extremely tempting. #DreamTeam x
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I’ve never been to a baby show but it sounds interesting and really beneficial. Fab post. #AnythingGoes
I went to a wedding show once, but it wasn’t really my thing. I’m a bit too odd for this kind of thing. #kcacols
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A baby show sounds like a great way to get all of your things in one place, and I love the idea of being able to try out different brands and products before you buy them
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