Tuesday, 9 April 2013
BoobieMilk Back on the Baby Show Circuit for 2013 & Tickets to win!
I love my job, and my most favourite part of my job is making women happy by fitting them with a super comfy nursing bra. I usually fit in a few fittings in my local area during the week which is great. I get to meet women just about to become a Mum, many for the first time and I also get to meet brand spanking new babies, sometimes I even get a cuddle. Today I met the biggest, loudest purring cat I have ever known! A baby show for me is like my regular week magnified to "Infinity" as my son would say as infinity is his favourite number right now. I get to meet pregnant women and women with new babies over and over and over, and I just LOVE IT!
In 2012, BoobieMilk embarked on a journey that would forever change us. We started this small, well actually we jumped in head first journey and enjoyed every minute of it. I dragged along my Mum to help with the stand while I went in and out of the fitting room, and she became the star of the show. I am still hearing from clients that attended any of the shows that we sold at last year how they loved my Mum, and chatted with her for ages, and found out all about the family. I know my Mum was absolutely exhausted after each show, especially the 3 day events in London and Greenhithe, but she is like me and loves being around people. She is most at home in a crowd and we always used to tease her when I was a kid because she was always engrossed in the conversation of the adjoining table at restaurants.
Not only did we meet so many lovely Mums and Babies while attending Baby Shows last year, but we also met some lovely show organizers and fellow stand holders. There were good shows and there were great shows. There were also not so great shows and boy did we learn a lot. I just love that other Mummy business owners are so open to sharing their knowledge so that others don't make the same mistakes. When I got the go ahead from The Baby Show London I immediately contacted a couple of fellow Mumpreneurs to ask about the added extras. I was so glad that I did as otherwise I would never have known that the portable credit/debit card machines have enough power to last the entire day. I saved money and gained knowledge that I can now pass on.
So we start the 2013 Baby Show circuit. I'm getting a little more picky about the shows I'll attend because I now know a lot more about shows and what works best for BoobieMilk. Our first show of the season is the Bluewater Baby and Toddler show at Glow in Greenhithe, Kent. The venue is fantastic and we had a fabulous time last year at their first show. It's right off the M25 with tonnes of free parking which is fantastic. The venue is large enough that there is a good selection of items on offer for pregnant women, babies and toddlers but small enough so that you can really get to see everything and go back to your favourite stands if you need additional information. Once you have had your fill of all things kiddie, you can walk out to the mall and enjoy a bite to eat and even pop in to see a movie. There are also plenty of play areas outside if you bring little ones with you and they deserve a reward for being so patient while you browse and shop.
BoobieMilk will be attending the upcoming Bluewater Baby and Toddler show at Glow on April 19-21, 2013 fitting and selling nursing bras and nursing vests at stand J36. We stock a selection of nursing bras and nursing vests from Emma-Jane, Carriwell and Hotmilk with sizes from 32-42 bands and B-H cups. Prices start from just £10 and we will have a competition running throughout the show. Everyone that enters the competition will be given a discount of 10% for everthing they purchase and pay for on the day (including out of stock items that will be shipped after the show free of charge).
Some of our friends that are also exhibiting at Bluewater:
Lazy Daisy - E26 Unique Pregnancy Classes and Baby Classes are all inspired by movement, massage and relaxation and enable you to prepare for birth and enjoy the first months with your baby. With classes all over the UK (and the world!) you are never too far from your nearest class!Available in Sevenoaks.
Snugglebundl - E40 Multi award winning blanket with handles. Easily move your baby without waking, promotes post birth recovery and no more carrying car seats. So many uses!I love these guys.
Brother Max - J42 To make everyday tasks simpler and less time consuming by providing parents and their little ones with easy to use, high quality, well designed products, along the way creating the most innovative baby and toddler brand in the world. These guys kept us sane throughout the weekend with their upbeat attitude and funky music during set up and break down.
Morrck - E18 Morrck is the home of the Award Winning Baby Hoodie, a unique travel wrap that can be used in car seats and buggies. Morrck design and develop products that make things easier for parents, so that life is less fuss and more fun! Ellie loves her spotty towel, and they have been super helpful with all of my silly exhibition questions.
If you live in the area and would like to come to the show, tickets are available now on the website. Use code BS49 to purchase 2 tickets for £12. You can also win a free pair of tickets here by entering the rafflecopter below.
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