- November 8, 2017
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Parenting & Family, UWP Blog
The LA Baby Show was incredible.
I can honestly tell you that if you are a parent, soon-to-be parent or anyone looking for a gift for mom, dad or baby then JPMA Baby Show Events are the ones to attend.
Shows are currently scheduled for Los Angeles, Washington, and New York.
This year I got to experience the Second Annual LA Baby Show and to say it was impressive is an understatement.
I loved that throughout the two-story event there were several lounges for parents and several changing stations. It was actually perfect considering that the changing stations at The Reef (where the event took place) are somewhat limited.
I was treated to a VIP lounge that was complete with beverages, snacks, a children’s play area, massages and more. Thank you for that MomAngeles.
I did check out the other food options just to see what there was. There were several food trucks on the property of the venue. One of them had what sounded like amazing salads and another had grilled cheese specialty sandwiches that were very popular. The venue also offers its own coffee shop which had a nice array of food at a price point that I would say is quite normal for such a place.
There was no shortage of education at the show.
Options included Baby Care 101, How to capture professional-like photographs, What You Really Need To Know About Shopping For Baby, Power Struggles w/ Your Toddler and Early Child Development.
One of my favorite educational opportunities at The LA Baby Show was an extremely well-respected pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp. Watch the blog for our upcoming interview. Better yet subscribe HERE for all the Ask Dr. Ho Family & Relationship updates to be sent directly to your inbox.
Then there was play…
Trial Classes, play areas and mini shows were put on by The Cradle Company, Camelot Little Knights, Count The Kicks, PlayCreations Kids and more.
Now let’s get back to shopping.
With rows and rows of sponsors and exhibitors, there is an absolutely amazing array of things to check out.
I will call out a few of them but I encourage you to check out the LA Baby Show website to see a complete listing.
Aqua Carpatica was a huge favorite of mine. With so much of our tap water having chlorine and other things we do not want to drink many of us tend to use filtration systems or buy bottled water.
This natural spring water is rich in bicarbonates, stimulates the metabolism, sodium and nitrate free, full of electrolytes and naturally alkaline.
This water is amazingly smooth and delicious. The bottles are 16.9 ounces each and I drank at least 5 while I was at the show. It is great for you and your baby.
WOO HOO to good hydration!
I am strongly considering working with Petit Bamboo, the 100% organic baby wear company.
Everything at Petit Bamboo is made from 95% bamboo which also makes it amazingly soft, hypoallergenic, sustainable, anti-bacterial and thermo-regulating.
Thermo-regulating means that it will keep your children warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
I am super excited to work with Milk & Eggs for a special blog series that I have planned.
They have so many wonderful products, it is awesome to have your food delivered to your door and it does not even have premium pricing attached. I love when healthy eating is made a little easier.
There were so many more vendors. I wish I could give you insight into each one but then this blog post would be 10,000 words long. A few others to check out are Bella B, Babyganics, Crane Organic Lip Balm, Water Wipes and Think Baby. Then there is also uPang UV Water Bottle Sanitizer, Canon Cameras, DK Publishing, Zoli, Better Bean and others. I have lots more research to do for you so sign up for the mailing list and I will get the info out to you just as soon as possible.
I also do not want to leave out the 2017 event charity partner, Good + Foundation. This not for profit was founded by Jessica Seinfeld to help break the cycle of poverty. Their work at the LA Baby Show was about raising awareness and accepting donations from vendors at the end of the show. You see at the end of every trade show there is often a great deal of leftover product. These may be display items or product that an exhibitor was providing to attendants. Often times the vendors really do not want to carry everything home and that is where The Good + Foundation steps in. All gently used product is collected and then redistributed to families in need.
So there you have it. An overview of a great experience that I wish was around when my kids were wee ones. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.
Please also let me know in the comments if you have ever been to such an event. I am also curious to know what would make such an event perfect for you.