OK so my kids are far from babies now but with family and friends all being pregnant and new parents I thought I'd bring to your/their attention what the Baby Show has to offer. We went along whilst I was pregnant with Rocky and we really learnt a lot, not just that your feet can't take the walking around the great big hall whilst pregnant, but what helpful and cool new stuff there was available for pregnant mums and babies.
Next week I am taking my cousin Charlie along to the baby wonderland that is the Baby Show in order to show her what she needs and doesn't need when her bump comes along. I intend to explain the need for a baby sling and how to use one, the fact that there are many different types of bottle and tests out there and that there is one for every problem. I also want to show her all I learnt about buggies whilst I had Rocky in one and how to avoid an expensively crap purchase because it 'looks cute'.
The baby show isn't just about 'buying' things, they have talks and demonstrations on all things baby, weaning, feeding, wearing, pushing, labour and so on. The schedule is pretty full on and so you need to sort your timings out at the beginning so you don't miss out on the love.
Finally, I want to remind you that if you are planning on buying anything over the next few months for your bump or your new little bundle, this is the place to do it. There are offers and discounts galore on all the big branded products including Tommee Tippee, Silver Cross, Mothercare and so on. Don't buy anything until you've checked out the other stalls though, you'll often find the same thing for cheaper somewhere down a different aisle. Take a list of what you want or need and notes on where you see them, then go back to the stall if you don't find anything else for cheaper. Refunds are harder than walking around, this is from personal experience. Take some food too, the food at these places are notoriously expensive and if you want that cute bib you can have it as you've saved £100 on food. *wink face*
Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th - 9.30am - 5pm
Purchase your ticket in advance & save up to 30%
Saturday / Sunday £14.25
(Access for all 3 days) £24.00
Babies & Children (12 and under) FREE
The Baby Show is located in Hall 4 at The NEC in Birmingham.
Standard Parking - £12 per day
Standard parking is available in our North, South and East Car Parks, with regular shuttle buses to take you from these car parks to the halls. Standard parking is not pre-bookable. Just follow the signs when you arrive, and pay by cash or card, if required, at the nearest kiosk. If you prefer, you can pay at the kiosk on the way back or at the exit - but in general it’s quicker to buy your ticket before you go back to your car.
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