This year the Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo by a child grows exceeded expectations of parents. With a big number of sponsors and exhibitions there was all kinds of information for parents. The seminars included The Honest Toddler and Jamie Grayson, the Baby Guy NYC. It was exciting to see the amount of information from local companies but also new products from companies like Joovy and Britax.
A couple of highlights from the Expo include:
This expo is great because every year they have special areas for families. Like the nursing room, the childcare area, and the diaper changing station (with available diapers). They also had music and a cafeteria area with refreshments.
-The Ikea area. This was a great area for kids to hang out and play and for parents to take a break.
-The Babywearing International NYC Discussion Group area. This was great because it help parents try out different wraps and carriers, plus parents got to see real moms just wearing their babies and got to see how easy it can be.
-The bingo table had great prizes!
Some of the companies that stood out:
-Sasha Sunflowa: And Alphabet of Happy. This is a couple who wrote and published their own series of alphabet books. The cutest thing is that each book is a different letter. (www.sashasunflowa.com)
-Super Useful Human is a local company that basically caters to any need anyone can have at any moment! (www.superusefulhuman.com)
-Me Beau Bebe is a nursing cover that is 5 in 1 nursing blanket. They have 2 collections which are adorable. It is made by moms in NYC. (www.mebeaubebe.com)
-The Nurse Purse. This is one of those genius products. It’s a bag that you can put your pump in, but also use as a diaper bag or a hand bag. It is pretty big so it fits even your laptop. (www.nursepurse.com)
Of course we can’t forget the swag bag. This is one of the reasons many parents come, because the ticket not only opens the door to all parenting information but you get a bag at the end. This bag has a different value, depending on which ticket you got. The VIP ticket, scored you a Beco Soleil carrier ($140) plus the bag which included full size items. Some of my favorite items are the Organic Apple Park rattle ($12-www.applepark.com), 3oz BabyGanics Eczema cream ($6-www.babyganics.com), and a 8.1oz bottle of Root Boost Spray by TIGI (this hairspray is only available at hair salons!)
If you are a parent this expo is a must!! Even if you feel you don’t need any information is just a great family afternoon (plus guarantee you’ll find out a company, service, or idea you didn’t know existed!!) So add it to your list of must for next year!