The Baby Show Earl’s Court

It always feels a bit strange to be at the Baby Show and not be in an unflattering Cuddledry t-shirt, demonstrating the benefits of having two hands free to lift your baby out of the bath. Walking around the dozens and dozens of stands can feel a little overwhelming when you’re used to being on just one.

I actually really enjoyed my visit to the Baby Show at Earl’s Court yesterday though, wandering around, chatting to people and generally making a bit of a prat out of myself.

“Hello! I’ve spoken to you on twitter and you said to come and say hi!”

Cue blank stares from tired stall holders.

My best find of the day though, a little gem tucked away in a quiet corner, did remember me from twitter, so I immediately liked them a lot. Catherine Lobley is the founder of Poco Nido and creator of a range of adorable shoes, wellies and clothes for babies and toddlers, all designed in their studio in Sheffield and made using the very best materials.

I got this lovely little t-shirt for my niece. I tweeted about it obviously, as I am hilarious:

"Poco Nido"

A tweet within a tweet. Hahaha!

I spoke to so many lovely brands, that I thought I’d do a little gallery for you, just to give you a flavour of what you can do and see at the Baby Show if you’re visiting this weekend.

"Safe Dreams"

Visit Safe Dreams and check out their giant Patch toy. Have your picture taken with it, upload it to your facebook page, tagging Safe Dreams, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win your very own (normal sized) cot toy.

"Hip seat"

The hip seat from Hippychick is one of my absolute favourite baby products – a must have for parents with children who always want to be right there. Without it, I would never have been able to cook Christmas dinner in 2002 or 2003. Fact.


I had a lovely chat with Trunki about their plans for Christmas.


Make sure you go and say hello to Snugglebundl. They are a fairly new product, designed to easily move your baby around when they’ve fallen asleep. Gorgeous designs and lovely people.

"Junior Magazine"

Just before I left, I accidentally bought a subscription to Junior Magazine. In my defence, it was a great offer – the magazine is normally £4.90 an issue, but I got 12 months for £20, plus a free gift worth £34.99. You’ll have to go and visit them yourself to find out what it was…




  1. 28 October, 2012 / 6:45 am

    I would have crazy buying things, it all looks so good!

    • 29 October, 2012 / 9:46 am

      THere is certainly a lot of choice!!

  2. 28 October, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I totally missed Poco Nido – that t-shirt is adorable. I had an amazing time too though (yesterday – Saturday). Some major bargains. Most embarrassing moment – speaking to Jack and Lily;

    Me: Ohhhh I love these boots. (Turning to my OH) I don’t suppose Dexter will be old enough until he reaches 1. If he’s 5 months now, what month will we be in when he reaches his first birthday?

    And when we overloaded the buggy so much it tipped over. I just about caught Dexter.

    Yep we’re clearly first-time parents!

    • 29 October, 2012 / 9:46 am

      Haha! That’s exactly the kind of thing I’d say! I am supposed to be fairly bright, but then just say really stupid random things.

      I was at a festival in the summer where a pram tipped over backwards and the baby was upside down but the aprents were so busy watching the BMX stunt riders that it was a little while before they even noticed!

    • 29 October, 2012 / 9:43 am

      I looked out for you but didn’t see you in the press office or with Stokke :-(

  3. 29 October, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Hi Jo, Such a shame we didn’t get to see you at the baby show. We were the mad slightly crazy group on the Dotty Fish Baby shoe stand, if you are going to Excel maybe we will see you then! Love your blog!

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