My first thought of the show was just how huge it was! Gemma invited me to go last year when I would have been around 37/38 weeks pregnant, I think I would have died if I did haha! There were loads of well known brands as well including: Maxi Cosi, ICandy, MAM, Fisher Price, and many more.
As well as the bigger names there were plenty of smaller companies to discover; selling a whole range of things from baby fashion to toys, bath products and bits for us mums! One of my favourite stalls was Funky Giraffe. Everytime we wandered past it was jam packed and I could see them constantly restocking. With over 300 designs to choose from Gem and I were there for ages searching for the perfect bibs.
There were a large amount of seating areas and food stalls as well; although we brought our own lunch as I'm sure prices would have been sky high. They provided high chairs for if you had children, a private feeding area (with free Plum baby food!), as well as a well stocked changing area (with free nappies and wipes too!). I was also really impressed that they had a free creche on offer if you had brought an older child with you that needed a bit of entertaining.
The main stage was right at the back of the venue and so was our last stop. We managed to watch Dr Ellie chat about her new book and I was really impressed, and definitely agreed with what she was saying. I think that stage would have been better situated in the middle though, as I definitely think we missed some companies on our way to it.
Overall it was a fantastic day out and we had lovely chats with people, especially those at MAM. Now Indiana's getting older there's definitely not as much there I can buy. However if you are pregnant I would definitely recommend going! I know I will be when baby number 2 is on the way!
What did you think of The Baby Show this year?