I cannot believe it has been a full year since my first experience at the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower. I remember feeling overwhelmed and excited as my also-pregnant-BFF and I walked into the stunningly massive Skirball Center with hundreds of other expectant families. I was on a serious mission: learn and test out as much as I could about baby products so I could put together my registry. A year later, with a son who is 8-months-old now, I feel slightly more wizened and relaxed at the shower - this time able to take it in and enjoy it from a different view.
The BCM Biggest Baby Shower is such a fun and exciting environment! The first thing you get when you walk in the door is a huge canvas swag bag to collect all of the samples and information pamphlets that you get from companies - along with some awesome goddies and gifts. I used ALL of the swag I brought home from the shower and it was such a lifesaver, because I didn’t really know what exactly I needed right away. Once the baby was born there were a lot of “Ah HA!” moments and “oh THAT’S why this is so helpful!”
Another outstanding feature of the shower is the educational seminars. Being the nerd that I am, I attended ALL of them my first time around. I learned SO MUCH important information about safe sleeping, nutrition, proper baby gear and everything else directly from the leading industry experts. I love this component of the Biggest Baby Shower and would go again just to learn about the updated safety information. The takeaways I got from the seminar topics still inform my decisions as a new Mom even 8-months later. Added perk: at the end of each seminar topic they have a BIG giveaway - usually a new stroller!
But the most practical and helpful part of the Biggest Baby Shower for me was getting to demo and test equipment hands-on. I had a list of items I wasn’t sure about and I spent a lot of time talking to companies about strollers, bassinets, swaddles, rockers, pack n’ plays, nutirtion, carriers and everything in-between. No joke, when I went home that night I completely redid my entire baby shower registry based on what I had tried out.
The Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower is incredible! Go with your partner, your family and your best friends. And if you can’t make it to one, here is a recap of my absolute favorite brands for 2019:
4Moms - I own and used every single 4Moms product! The Mamaroo rocker, the Pack n’ Play, the Highchair are simply top-of-the-line and hold true to the name - made simple and safe FOR MOMS
UppaBaby Vista Stroller
Babyzen Yoyo Travel Stoller
Ritual Vitamins - Prenatal and Women’s Essential
Happy Baby Teethers
Tula Baby Carriers
Thank You for having us Big City Moms! See you next year!