Monday, 14 July 2014

Bumps, babies and bargains at The Baby Show

BUMPS, babies and bargains were all on show as The Baby Show came to Birmingham.

'The best baby products and brands, a fabulous line-up of guest speakers and heaps of family fun all in one place' screams the introduction to the official show guide for the popular Baby Show.

False advertising? Nope. No matter if it's your first or fifth baby, any expectant parent should visit the Baby Show.

When you first find out you are going to be parent, one of the many things which will daunt you is the sheer amount you have to buy for your new bundle of joy.

So what do the organisers of the Baby Show do? Try and get every baby product manufacturer under roof to make the shopping just a little easier.

There was even a race-track in the centre of the hall for you to 'road test' a particular range of pushchairs and travel systems.

All of the big names were in attendance from Tommee Tipee, Cosatto, Britax and Fisher Price to baby care giants Mothercare and Babies R'Us.

There were offers aplenty on all of the stands at prices to suit all pockets - it would not have surprised me if some parents got everything they needed on the day.

For those who truly shopped until they dropped there was even a shop and drop and collect by car service for those bigger purchases.

Guest speakers including Professor Robert Winston, Jo Tantum and Clare Byam-Cook were among those taking to the stage to share their wisdom during the weekend.

A particular highlight though were the classes run by The Natal Family, a family run company helping both mums and dads to be on the journey to parenthood.

Pam enjoyed a relaxing MummyNatal class which focuses on empowering mums-to-be to have the labour and birth they want.

Meanwhile I experienced a DaddyNatal class in the safe hands of Dean Beaumont, father of three and the first male antenatal teacher in the UK.

It was refreshing to be in a room full of dads to be, all of us nervous but instantly reassured by both Dean's own experience and his relaxed style which involves his audience immediately.

I have a whole other blog devoted to a chat with Dean, the original copy of this article was in the Evesham Observer today, therein is the disclaimer as I went to the show on a press ticket.

Visit for more information about MummyNatal and DaddyNatal.


  1. I went to the Baby Show in Birmingham when I was pregnant with Lucas. My bestie who had just attended with her sister who was also pregnant took me. It was amazing and I actually brought everything I needed on the day. I can't recommend it more highly and was able to barter which was also interesting, especially if you're loaded up on pregnancy hormones! Great post #magicmoments

  2. Sounds like it was a very useful day...although I'm not sure about all those baby product manufacturers screaming at me to pass over my cash!

  3. ah wicked world of Lucas you make my point brilliantly you can get everything you need in one day! Must have been a great weight off mind! I was worried about the hard sell as well Paul but have to say many were really helpful without being pushy!

  4. Rob i totally hear you! .. i went to the recent Baby Show in Birmingham (i go every year) and i totally love it!

    Thanks for sharing with #MagicMoments .. its great to have you linked up