The Baby Show 2011 – Highlights – Part 1

Sam and I attended the Baby Show at Earls Court on Sunday, thanks to tickets we won from Baba Me, and I have to say that I love the Baby Show but not for the discounts and established brands but going to the smaller stalls with the start up business’ and the small innovative products that are just coming on to the market.

These products are sometimes neglected and unheard of so here is our first run down of 4 of Big Milk Thing’s Best Of The Baby Show! (4 because that’s how many photos I am able to add per blog post)

First up is – PlayDuvet! Play duvet is one of those things that you see and think “why didn’t I think of that”. Play duvet is a duvet cover that you can put over a regular double and then use on the floor for your child to play on! It has stimulating squares with crinkles, squeaks, tags etc and it not only gives you a really large space for your child to roll around on, probably the biggest play mat I have seen, but it also gives you a fabric playmat that has a waterproof layer for juice spills and vomiting incidents but that can also go in the washing machine. We travel a lot to my mums and to have a really large playmat that we could pack up and take with us would be amazing – we can take the cover and just use mums spare duvet when we got there. I loved the idea and Sam certainly enjoyed having a roll around and an explore on the display model – unfortunately when we went back to take a picture of him on it he had fallen asleep so here is a stock photo.

Me&i I am a sucker for Scandinavian design clothes, especially for little boys – I like my little boys to look like little boys not little men and I personally find Scandinavian design really fun, bright and really embrace childhood so Me&i ticked all of the boxes for me. The designs not only were gorgeous but they felt lovely. Now anyone like me likes to invest in their children’s clothes by buying things a bit too big to last them as long as possible and Me and I have thought of this by not only making long cuffs that can be rolled up but by also putting the pattern of the shirt on the back of the cuffs too – excellent! Me and I don’t only produce babies and children’s clothing but also adults too – children could even wear the same outfit as mum in some cases! I would seriously recommend checking out their website and also anyone looking for a new work opportunity they are also on the hunt for sales people.

Shanticot As a mum with two children and not a huge house this product really interests me. Shanticot is a bunk cot/toddler bed – you can fit a combination of 2 babies, a baby and toddler or two toddlers in it in any configuration you wish to put together. It takes up no more floor space than a standard cot bed and so even the smallest box room can now sleep 2 children – perfect for the growing family or those with twins and although the price tag is rather steep for the average family it certainly is cheaper than moving house!

Bondie Bird Playwrap – I don’t know about anyone else but we have toys for the house toys for the car, toys for the supermarket and the buggy – basically we have toys everywhere! This play wrap could be the answer to our problems!

It really has multiple ways of using it – suction cups for the highchair or window, clips for the buggy or shopping trolley, you can wear it around your neck – it can pretty much go anywhere and attach to anything and not only does it have plenty of toys to keep your little one entertained but it also has rings to attach your babies favorites to it also. I really don’t know how we are surviving without one!

So that’s our first 4 – check back tomorrow for more!



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