LA BABY SHOW
For thousands of expectant and new families from Los Angeles and neighboring counties, the LA Baby Show was a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. In its size and quality but mostly in the mix of all its special features–it was a baby event like no other. Held at The REEF in DTLA it was magical seeing all the expectant mothers, parents to be, discovering the newest, latest and greatest products out there for their little one. Nostalgia hit me hard when I was walking around, my little one is a toddler now but I remember researching everything and googling to make sure whatever I choose had the highest safety reviews, where it was made and if it was quality material, most importantly if it worked with my families needs. If I could stop every expectant mom and let them know one thing, you will never need everything you purchase. Walking the show I looked around and appreciated that they had the basic essential necessities. As a expectant mom you’ll need a cot, stroller, car seat and baby bath tub. It’s that easy and efficient. What I loved about the L.A Baby Show, it was just that, they made it simple for parents. Most importantly any baby accessory you will ever need is made by Munchkin and they were there! They answered all your questions and helped you pick out what’s right for your needs. If you had ANY questions from UPPAbaby, Bugaboo, Clek, Stokke, Lansinoh, Evenflo, Munchkin, Nuna, Happy Family, and OXO, as well as lots of boutique brands and local services, their representatives were there to answer any of your questions. If your a mom like me and need to find a place to take your little ones, download City Moms App, its a life saver.
Thank you Pop Your Shop, Moms in Media and MomAngeles, for hosting a such an amazing VIP room for us moms, you allowed us to walk the show knowing our little ones were safe and having fun with the nannies from Elite Home Placement. The room was every child's dream, decorated by Bashery and Co, with tents, toys, arts and crafts sponsored by Munchkin and mom's got in on the action to! Nail Garden was on hand to provide much needed mini manicures, Blushington to touch up our makeup, Goldenglotans to give us an immediate glo and Salon Mom App to pamper us. Couldn’t get over how beautiful you made us feel and most importantly our kids had a blast!
Here’s the breakdown of the this fabulous event! On Saturday, November 5, at 10am, the Baby Show's honorary Parent Ambassador, Ali Fedotowsky the beloved TV personality, fashion blogger, former “Bachelorette,” and new LA mom herself cut the red ribbon and opened the event. On hand was the inspiring and entertaining LA mom GloZell, the most popular new mom vlogger in the country, she spoke on Saturday. (Her recent journey from infertility to birth and new motherhood has been enjoyed by millions on YouTube.) We met the The Guncles! Bill Horn and Scout Masterson, the beloved reality TV couple and dads-of-two, who first got attention as "Guncles" to Tori Spelling on her Oxygen TV show "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," will helped open the second day of the Baby Show. The Baby Show overflows with special features and treats all weekend long, including its iconic stroller test track, big giveaways, product demos, parenting expert meet-ups, parent and me trial classes, and baby concerts featuring LA-based performers like Birdie Mendoza, Andrew & Polly, Jennifer Paskow, and Paulie Z!
The menu of speakers and seminars covered everything from nursery and gear shopping, maternal health, new dad boot camp, baby sleep and feeding, and work/life balance and adjusting to life with children. The speakers including leading ob/gyns, pediatricians, nurse-midwives, lactation consultants, sleep experts, doulas, and more. The Keynote Speaker the BabyGuy, Jamie Grayson, whose phenomenally helpful chat on shopping for baby covers strollers, car seats, crib mattresses, breast pumps, baby carriers, and more. The wonderful Dr. Harvey Karp (author of The Happiest Baby On The Block) was a featured speaker at the Baby Show on both days as well. The Baby Show had special comfort zones, the Moms’ Lounge, the Dads’ Lounge, and several lactation stations, that allowed people to rest when they wanted to, and enjoy the show at their own pace. It was a fun filled packed two days! See you at the next show, xo.