Earlier this year, much to my shock, we discovered that this summer our family was going to gain a new addition. The problem was, since we weren't planning on any more, we had gotten rid of a lot of my youngest's belongings.
So now we find ourselves back at square one and having to buy everything we need for the baby, and of course baby's need lots of belongings. Some essential and some not so essential!
So I'm thrilled that I have been offered tickets to visit The Baby Show the UK's biggest and best pregnancy and parenting event which is at the NEC in Birmingham from the 17 to 19th May 2013.
What makes The Baby Show so special is that it's a unique shopping opportunity and a great day out for all the family. A place to browse thousands of products from hundreds of trusted brands and test run all the latest innovations that will make life with a new baby easy and fun. From pushchairs to nursery ideas, maternity fashion to healthcare, experts are on hand to help you make the right choices for you and your growing family. What's more, they will be joined by some of the UK's top parenting experts including Professor Robert Winston, Annabel Karmel, Jo Tantum and Clare Byam-Cook, ready to answer your questions and share their advice.
One of the reasons that makes The Baby Show so essential and unique is the opportunity to test out baby items that you wouldn't be able to try out beforehand otherwise. A good example is the pramette we bought when I was pregnant with my 3yr old. I found one which looked fantastic and that it ticked all the boxes that we needed; it was a travel system and a pramette for laying the baby down at the beginning, looked great and folded small. However I wasn't able to test the pramette before I bought it and my idea of what the pramette was like was based on a video and pictures. It looked good but sadly we soon realised that the pramette had one major flaw, you had to attach each part of the 5-point harness individually which could be a lot of hassle and very fiddly especially when you're trying to stop your 3yr old from running off! Had I gone to The Baby Show then and tested the pramette then I would have known in advance about the straps and wouldn't have bought the pramette.
The Baby Show have also offered all of you, my lovely followers, the chance to save a fantastic 40% off adult entry tickets (door price £20, discounted ticket offer £11.50). To take advantage of this offer, visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk and enter promotional code LH001
Advance booking closes midnight 15/05/2013. After this date tickets can be purchased on the door for £20 per person. All promotion savings are based on comparison to the door price. Maximum of 3 children per adult can attend free until 12 years of age. Booking can be made online at www.thebabyshow.co.uk.
Booking fee applies