Nov 26

So we have had a busy weekend last weekend which we spent at the first Baby to Toddler show in Excel London. During my pregnancy we attended the Mother & Baby show which was amazing for so many items I needed in preparation for baby T.

I managed to secure free complimentary tickets to the shopping event which was even better. We attended both days getting there very late on the first day and in great time the second. Tickets usually cost between £6-8 and you receive at least one freebie by the sponsor. On this occasion it was a free MAM self sterilising bottle which I love.

Taliyah was super excited to be going out and dressed up styled in her brown moccasins from Totsi & Bo.
We were super excited about having a fun filled family day out and nothing beats shopping for our princess, and we sure did pick up some good buys for her.

Baby T is currently teething (not experiencing too much pain but just the need to sooth her gums) she puts everything in her mouth and enjoys a good chomp. We stumbled across this stall that was selling teething jewellery called Nibbling. They provide stylish silicone teething necklaces, bracelets, dummy clips and teethers. This was perfect for T as she loves to chew every part around the actual teether, so having a dummy clip that she could chew was perfect. There are so many design and style options so we were spoilt for choice. She loves her new teether and it’s her new favourite chewie.

We then stocked up on a few Christmas stocking fillers for her in the form of some age 4+ and 6+ months items from MAM.

What was even better was MAM was doing 3 for £10. We picked up a starter cup with handles as she loves grabbing things. Once we start weaning her and giving her small sips of water she can enjoy this. A pack of soothers (she’s not a dummy user but for car journeys when they get unbearable they soothe and comfort her). Lastly for our trio we got her a phase 2 bite and relax. We have the phase 1 bite and relax which is for her front teeth, so why not pick up the second phase for her back teeth.

Here are a few other items we picked up from the show:

Booties from a cute boutique called Mamou. If you’ve not figured out now both Taliyahs parents love shoes especially unique styles so these were perfect, fur lined and soft breatheable leather. Mamou products are individually crafted by hand, using soft and durable natural materials. Not to mention the cute packaging and they were at a discounted price under £20 so definitely a bargain.

We also picked up this product from Cuddlemates, it is a pillow friend for babies that start to roll and toddlers/kids.

As Taliyah is now an expert roller and is co-sleeping she loves the big space and rolling from momma to daddy during the night. She is also starting to sleep on her side more often by herself so this pillow was perfect. It mimics the comfort of your parent being there with the length and is soft and squishy for lots of cuddles. 

“Cuddle Mates encourage kids to sleep independently. Their size and shape allows little kids to snuggle into them for a better night’s sleep”

T loves cuddling her Tilly the tiger and we also use it to safeguard her from rolling too close to the edge as well as another aid for tummy time.

Now my personal favourite buy from the Baby to Toddler show was Ts weaning blender. I have researching the best blender to get for her once she starts her journey into solids and stumbled across a brand called Beaba. It is originally a French brand but have distributors across Europe and USA. They have amazing 4 in 1 blenders which not only blends, but steams, reheats and defrosts. We ordered it from the Peppermint stand (who were the main sponsors of the event) and we even managed to grab a 20% off the RRP. The baby cooks come in 5 different colour ways which is great to match any colour theme you have. Once it arrives I can give more details about how it works etc but from the reviews I have read online I cannot fault it and I am super excited.

The Baby to Toddler show was an amazing shopping experience, the facilities were amazing. They had the MAM feeding area were they provided rocking chairs and private nursing areas for breastfeeding mommas then in the open space they had high chairs for the little ones. As well as providing food for the baby’s which was sponsored by Babease. Who provide a range of organic baby food full vegetables, seeds, grain and pulse. There was also the baby changing area who provided nappies and wipes alongside the stokke changing tables and tommie tippee sanogenic bins. It was nice to see not only mothers but fathers getting stuck in.

We got to take cute family pictures which were provided by Bumpkins and we got to keep them. We also got to secure a heavily discounted photography session which we are excited about.

Our day ended with us all shopped out and nothing beats a warm hot chocolate (for dad) and my all time fav Chai latte to end the day

I would definitely recommend these events to expectant mothers as well as new mothers as they have so many products and all are at great prices.

– Mrs B

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