Last week Lady and the Blog had the opportunity to attend Big City Mom’s annual Biggest Baby Shower event to check out the latest and greatest in baby gear. With over 100 vendors in attendance, the Biggest Baby Shower is a one-stop shop to test out and and get educated on everything you need to prepare for baby’s arrival from strollers and swings to play mats to bottles and everything in between you will need for baby. In addition to testing the latest and greatest in baby gear, Biggest Baby Shower features five panels on a wide range of topics so you and your spouse prepare for all of the challenges and changes that come with the arrival of your new baby. All together this is a fabulous opportunity to explore baby gear and take some of the guesswork our of preparing for a baby and maybe walk away with some prizes to boot!
Tickets for the event range from $65 for a Basic Pass to $225 for an Ultimate Ticket including special ticket packages for couples. The higher the level of ticket you purchase, the earlier you will be admitted to the event and the more exciting your gift bag will be at the end. This year, the Ultimate Ticket level gift bag included a Lillebaby carrier and a Peg Perego Rialto Booster seat. Inside the event, there are lots of more giveaways and prizes to be won as you tour the vendor booths learning about all of the new and exciting baby gear that is on the market.
Pictured above, lots of moms-to-be exploring the latest and greatest in baby gear and taking the products out for a test drive.
Pictured above and below, just a fraction of the fabulous brands that were in attendance showcasing the latest and greatest in baby gear including: Bravado, Medela, Joovy,Britax, Crane, 4Moms, Wubbanub, Inno Baby, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, Sage Spoonfuls, Phil & Ted, Babies R Us, Baby Jogger, Skip Hop, Tiny Love, Buy Buy Baby, ErgoBaby, Mamas & Papas, Motorola, and many, MANY more.
Pictured below, the Biggest Baby Shower Panelists.
In addition to all of the great brands that were present showing off the latest and greatest in baby gear, there were also several great panels to familiarize you with everything you need to know for baby’s big arrival. This year’s panels and panelists included:
A HEALTHY PREGNANCY: Learn about the hidden toxins all around us that affect our health and how to avoid them.
Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World Alexandra Zissu, author of The Complete Organic Pregnancy and Editorial Director of Health
ALL ABOUT YOU – Enjoying Your pregnancy – Looking good and feeling great!
Liz Lange, Clothing Designer • Maternity Fashion
Jenna Wolfe, Weekend Today Show Anchor, and Weekly Correspondent • Fitness and Staying in Shape
Laura Kalehoff, Fit Pregnancy Editor in Chief • Work/Life Balance
SIMPLIFYING YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR BABY
Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, Pediatrician, Author • Technology and Parenting Liza Huber, Sage Spoonfuls • Nutrition Rachel Blumenthal, Crickets Circle • Baby Gear and Accesories Farnoosh Torabi, Finance Author • Keeping Your finances in order
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARENTING (from the dad’s POV)
Chris Pegula, Diaper Dude • Navigating Your Pregnancy
Adam Cohen, DadaRocks • Baby Gear
Matt Schneider, NY Dads group• Raising Kids in NYC
Keith Garber, Babyganics
PREPARING FOR BABY- Everything you need to know.
Dr. Deena Blanchard – Finding a pediatrician
Kira Ryan, Dream Team Baby • Sleep
Jada Shapiro, Birth Day Presence • Breastfeeding
In addition to all of the mamas-to-be in attendance, Biggest Baby Shower was also attended by celebrity mama-to-be Snooki who was on hand signing copies of her new book Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way.