We met Amanda, the fabulous woman behind the Mummy Manda website, and her two children (Popsy and Boo) at Kings Cross and together we tackled London, which was no mean feat, neither of us had ever been on an escalator with a buggy but, not only that, Amanda's was a double Phil and Teds that she had borrowed and was using for the first time!
After my pit stop at the Sugarjack stand I continued through a sea of pregnant women and mums with prams towards the Mia Tui stand, I hadn't even stepped into the stand when Charlotte Jamme, the owner of Mia Tui, spotted the cross-body bag I was carrying and immediately looked up and somehow knew it was me. I was in fact carrying the black Grace bag she had sent me for the purpose of writing the articles about her brand (I love that bag, it is so organised). Charlotte is just like I imagined her: beautiful, self-assured and, well, feisty!
|Bag heaven number 2: Mia Tui's own Charlotte Jamme|
We had an event at 1.30 pm so there was a bit of racing involved, in fact at one point I ran past one appropriately-named stand that caught my eye, the buggy valeting service Buggy PitStop, have a look at their website.
I also had the chance to meet the lovely Linda and Leonora, aka Lin & Leo, who introduced me to their new addition, a fabulous changing bag called Natalie. The bag was so popular at The Baby Show that it sold out but, don't worry, it will be back in stock when they receive their next delivery at the end of November.
|Lin & Leo|
|Star-struck Mummy Manda and her daughter Popsy|
|Amanda and Popsy chatting with Annabel Karmel|
This was my first Baby Show ever and I have to say, had I gone when I was pregnant, I would have found it daunting, so many stands, so many products. It is definitely an event to attend with company. There are fantastic special offers that you probably won't find anywhere else so, if you decide to go to the next one, my advice is: make a list of what you actually need, take one or more people to help you, wear comfortable shoes and take regular breaks (above all if you're pregnant) and make sure you enter any competitions! You never know, you might win some baby essentials or a fabulous bag or treat for you or your partner.
As for the fantastic event I attended at 1.30 pm that day, you can read all about it here.